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A few weeks back I posted an experimental piece call SV88 - Reprise just to show off some sounds I'd rediscovered on my old Edirol SV88vl Sound Canvas sound module. The Sc88vl is a 90's technology pcm sound module made by Roland and sold under their "Economy " brand, Edirol, but it still had some very good sounds in it.

The piece I posted was a kind of disjointed collection of rhythm and sound patterns that really didn't flow from one thing to the next in anything that would resemble a song in structure, so I thought maybe I could see about making something a little more cohesive and sort of try again.

So here's my do over, which I hope more resembles something that flows better in terms of musical form from one part to the next.

I hope you can find some enjoyment in this little piece of music, but if not, feel free to tell me so, you won't hurt my feelings. After all, this is all me just playing in my sandbox and having fun with music.

Ed

The only loops used are for the drums
All else is either played live or programmed into midi in Logic using the SC88vl and the A500-S keyboard controller.
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Dusting Off The Keys
By: Ed Wemmerus
Copyright ⓒ July 6, 2011 Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
All rights reserved
Song Stats
Hits: 1947
Comments: 18
Fans: 11
Plays: 59
Downloads: 54
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Jul 06, 2011 - 09:51:58 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2011 - 09:09:09 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 12:06:20 PM
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Hardware:
Edirol SV88vl, A500-S controller, Logic Drum loops
Software:
Logic Express 9
Comments
PeterB7858 said 2183 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Mellow vibe...
Hi Ed. Not being a 'child of the synth' the description is double-dutch to me but I enjoyed the mellow vibe and the nice analog sounds that you put together here. The piece flows nicely and the timing transitions are handled well. Enjoyed. Regards, Peter.
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sloparts said 2183 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Thank you Peter
I'm not really a synth kind of guy either, as I mostly claim to be a guitar player. Burt I have some very good synths from the 90's era available in my studio, and it seems a shame to waste such a valuable resource by just letting them sit in the corner unused.

I'm glad you enjoyed how this turned out, Peter and I do appreciate you taking time to listen and make your kind comments on it.

Be well and be cool, my friend

Ed
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Jarvoid said 2183 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Daquiris and
other fruit based cocktails are essential accompaniements to this chilled out festival of mellow caribeano type tune.......................great lunchtime listening...I'll wave my scotch egg at you.

Cheers

Jarvo
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sloparts said 2183 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Thanks Chris
Does the term 'Margaritaville" come to mind? Well maybe not exactly, but somewhere in the area close to the "Bermuda Triangle" does, and possibly with the same impact those words can bring up as to strange happenings.

So on that note, (no pun intended), have one on me as a reward for your excellent taste in music and your willingness to go out on a limb and say so,

Tanks again Chris

Ed
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TobinMueller said 2183 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Caught in the mall of time
This reminds me of the Casio keyboard days when you'd go into a store and some guy as making the thing sound like it could actually make music. I could hear Musak competing in the distant background.
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sloparts said 2183 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Okay then
That's one vote for Muzak, and one vote for the guy putzing with the Casio over in the corner. Do we have a tie breaker out there somewhere?

Thanks Tobin, for listening and the comment on being over in the corner. I hope I was better than the Muzak.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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davisamerica said 2182 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
really
enjoying these ed. the sound is darn warm. good one sir.
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sloparts said 2182 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Thanks Jack
Just messing around with sounds and song structure to see where it takes me. It's kind of a fun exercise, especially trying to figure out how to build a bridge between the various disparate rhythms and sounds.

Glad you stopped in to listen and enjoyed it Jack, thanks again for that.

Be well and be col my friend, and say hi to all my Texas buddies.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
dave_b said 2182 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Dusting Off The Keys
The initial groove feels like an ARS (Atlanta Rhythm Section) tune, and that last section feels like something Linda Ronstadt might have recorded. Sounds good to me!
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sloparts said 2182 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Well alrighty then
since ARS is one of my all time favorite groups, I'll take that as a compliment, at least on the first part of this thing. What I'm really confused about is how the heck did I get from ARS to Linda Ronstadt. That's a pretty long stretch if you ask me.

No mater, if you enjoyed any or all of this then I'm pleased. Thanks again for listening dave and the kind word, they are appreciated.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Moviz said 2182 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
Branching out Ed
and it's sounding good... this has a relaxing sort of reggae feel about it in the first half and as Peter said 'mellow'. Some really nice sounds in there, cheers M
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sloparts said 2182 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
Thanks Maurice
Like the title says, I was dusting off the keys, and just look what turned up under the dust. Glad you found something to enjoy here my friend. I had some fun getting it figured out and put together, especially since I had no idea where I was going or where it would end up.

Thanks again for listening and the kind word Maurice,

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
mowguy3 said 2181 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Dusting Off The Keys
Warm and rich. I not only like the sound incorporation and blend. You did the same thing with style. Nice work Ed. Enjoyed....
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sloparts said 2181 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Thanks Russ
I knew the Sound Canvas could make good sounds, but what I wanted for this iteration of the original SC88-vl song file was some music that actually seemed like it might flow together from one part to the next in a more seamless way, and sound like they belonged together as a piece of music.

Thanks again for listening Russ, and the kind words. By what you say, I do think I came a lot closer to my stated goal for this song file. I am encouraged by you words my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Mosaica said 2180 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Nice tune
and some nice sounds coming through - love the vibraphone especially. Playing in the sandbox is always fun!
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sloparts said 2179 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Thank you Rosalind
Glad you enjoyed the tune and the sounds. The old Edirol always did make good sound, but it's just recently I've brought it back to life in this digital age and given it a new lease. So now I can add it to what ever else I use and have a more complex canvas on which to draw sounds.

Thanks again for listening and for the kind words Rosalind, it is appreciated.

Be well and be cool

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
jiguma said 2178 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Hey Ed
we all need a sandbox to play in!
Best wishes from the land of Oz!
Neil
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sloparts said 2178 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Thanks Neil
I guess you are right about the sandbox. Sometimes it just a little stretch out the old musical muscles and let it takes you wherever it takes you and see what comes out of it. That's the fun of it.

Thanks for the good wishes, they are appreciated my friend, and needed.

Be well and be cool

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
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I've been playing guitar since 1962. Over the years since then, I've also learned to play Bass, Drums, and Keyboards, as well as playing the Guitar. I live in western Arkansas now, and I am retired. I'm just kickin' back with my new found freedom, ... [see more]

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