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Irene Dub w/michael2 & particledots


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 Genre: Reggae

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Michael2 dropped a track called Perkins in the pod a few weeks back based on the drums that he sampled that are behind this track. I kept the drums and some of his synths - redid the bass and added guitars, horns and some more synths. There was no accurate bpm to work with so looping was out of the question - everything is played in. I was able to split his drum track using the drum isolator in GB to get a separate bass and snare track.
Meanwhile Bryn has been working with one element of Perkins (the screeching sound) creating an ambient track that floats in behind the opening - makes a short appearance in the middle and then again at the end.
I had recorded vocals before I went Dub - all that's left is the one short phrase.
I had a hard time getting the bass to sound fat in the bounce down and I'm not really happy with the mix - but I can't spend more time on this now. Criticism and comments are both welcome and appreciated.
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Hits: 2626
Comments: 38
Fans: 23
Plays: 123
Downloads: 67

Uploaded: Aug 29, 2011 - 04:00:57 PM
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2011 - 04:00:57 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 10:04:01 AM
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Hardware:
Ibanez bass, Godin Session strat, Oxygen8 keyboard
Software:
GB'08
Comments
Symphony101 said 2216 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
First-
ies !
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Symphony101 said 2216 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
I love
this kind of arrangement, an easy, nice listen. All instruments are so well in place and each part sounds perfect. Very catchy groove and everything else fit very nicely around it. Very enjoyable listen !
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Internet back - yeah
time to thank you for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed this little number thanks to M2 and PD.
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Jockamo said 2216 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
Irene
This irene has a nice punch......I really like it...nice job...maybe some nice lyrics about Irene slipping into the night would be a good touch...
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
I had some
but they sucked. I have a real hard time with lyrics.
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ktb said 2216 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
Bass
That's what drew me in! This tune is the only good thing the storm spawned ;-)
You guys play well together. Just the right blend.
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Wow I'm hearing all sorts
of things I'd do different now. Oh well. Thanks for dropping by.
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davisamerica said 2216 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
well
this track has more punch than Irene proved to have... Kevin I really like the bass in this fyi. A pretty chill listen for a tune named after a hurricane. Nice one man.
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
The storm was more like a massage really
took some nice walks in the high points. Probably stupid as all hell - there was a lot of stuff blowing around - but I love heavy weather. Cheers Jack.
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Char said 2216 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
What
a gentle reggae outing. I think it could be longer as I was just starting to dance to it. The arms were going and the hips were getting involved. Sounds good to me. Thanks.
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
If I knew I was gonna get the hips going
I would have kept going. I love the elbow dance that Marley's singers used to do. Nice to see you Char.
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Sigmund said 2216 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
Irene Dub
I agree with Char - this has a cool reggae feel and that driving bass line keeps this thing moving nicely. Cool stuff - fun to listen to - thanks!
Sig
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Dub is fun and easy -
I'm a sucker for the stuff. I must have been deaf in my right ear the other night - seems a bit unbalanced to me now. Thanks for dropping by.
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papag said 2216 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
chillin to the hurricane dub
I love the beats and vocals. It's even better the second time through. The textures are killer too.

thanks for letting me download this :)
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Michael lifted the drums or copied the beat
not sure which from Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction. He posted one track and I was able to split the frequencies and get two out of it. Bryn supplied some of the texture you're digging.
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finkeldink said 2216 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
Cool song
The bottom end carries the groove really well.

Nice journey through the song. Funky guitar.

Good stuff.
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Thanks man
gotta do something when it's raining.
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michael2 said 2215 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
nice
good thing you redid the bass (since mine SUCKED OUT LOUD). to be honest I can't remember what I did on this tune. I only remember editing the drum track into a loop and making some noise over the top of it. I really like this Kevin, and I especially like it since you did it during Irene. you could have been peeing your pants and moaning about the end of the world, but no. like a true music junkie you recorder and uploaded while the whole thing was happening. i salute you sir.
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Thanks Michael
your original track was the perfect food for my appetite at the moment. I gave it a straight treatment a few days earlier - and the the storm brought the dub out.
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aRcTip said 2215 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Irene Dub
This is very nice! Excellent bass! Isn't the kick drum a little too sharp in the mix? Or it could just be my earphones.
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bud said 2215 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Just what I'm looking for
a critical response. I'll give listen and pay attention to that kick. Thanks for dropping by.
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Vic Holman said 2215 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Irene Dub
awesome kevin. you guys have a pretty neat toy box to play with
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Oh it's a treasure trove
so long as we keep feeding it.
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Elevator_Funk said 2215 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
...
I listened to this the other night and it reminded me of something in my hip-hop collection, but I couldn't figure out what it was. But I am reminded also a bit of all those Euro-lounge bands I like. Anyways, I dig everything with a beat and there is never enough reggae for my tastes on MJ's.

As for the kick drum comment, I like the kick drum. It makes it sound like Hip-Hop, but it does give my sub a workout at regular listening levels. Every thing else sounds mixed well enough thru my speakers.
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
I think I pushed the kick
because I didn't feel like I was getting enough juice out of the bass.
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Ibstrat said 2214 days ago (August 31st, 2011)
Great
bass riff and awesome groove.I really like the guitar work on this!
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
These dub bass lines are too easy
I'm not saying that out of self deprecation - basically they happen by default because they are very simple - like me. The guitar is another matter. That's a constant struggle.
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Feter said 2214 days ago (August 31st, 2011)
Irene
I love this band ..a very high profile on everything ..I would never believe this is done now it feels a single from the late 80s great production ..thanks a lot for sharing !!
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bud said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
My high point was 1981
everything else is a mere shadow of the past . lol. But true to some extent. Thanks Feter.
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Mackie said 2214 days ago (August 31st, 2011)
cool!
cool tune! i like the guitartrack! =)
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Jarvoid said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Ay mon...keep
dis ting flowing ya 'no'.I and I am liking dis groove .....right that's enough of that before the PC police catch me....I have loved Dub since listening to a really old album I have called Revolutionary Dub....the album ( a vinyl) is a bit of a mystery to me as I cannot find the original disc and only have the first (most precious) cassette recording ...and that must be thirty years old ......sorry rambling ...this is great stuff.....took me back to halcyon days of me yoof....pity it took a hurricane to do that !

Cheers

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ted23 said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
come on Irene
Adore that bass line and drum pattern.
The musical definition of cool. Laid back and groovy with some nice additional touches.
swell
Kicbal said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Yeah
Loving this from the 1st echo. Bassline reminds me of The Police and all their tasty jams. Guitars are really cool. Ear candy effects and tweaks make this a breeze. Downloaded.
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PatriciaGirl said 2213 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Chilled with this one
Schweet beat and groovy groove:) Everything sounds very clean and tight. Love the accents. Good job guys! I only wish it was longer.
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alackbass said 2211 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Irene Dub w/michael2 & particledots
I love that fat bass sound. Lots of cool atmosphere to go with that slick groove!
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Doug Somers said 2211 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Irene
Nice dub track - you've got all the elements that make it click. This was quite a job considering you had to record everything. It came out great since the piece really drives along nicely. Bass sounds good on my system BTW. I have had problems with trying to improve how low frequency instruments come through and I haven't fully cracked it really - more to learn for me.

Cheers,
Doug
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VicDiesel said 2209 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
cool
Good stuff. Great backing, and it really gives the guitar something to work off.
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Godchaser said 2208 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Just.......
blew in for a quick listen - like the piece - nice bit of groovin' reggae!
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