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blues... in the tradition of NY (Satursay Night Live)... all intruments are in Logic... B3, ultrabeat drums, horns are the EXS24 samples... I usually like many different sound sourses...this time I wanted to just work in Logic, mainly to see if I could get a good guitar sound with Guitar amp pro... anyway the name speaks for itself, and it's the only way I can eat salad
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Hits: 4883
Comments: 40
Fans: 9
Plays: 435
Downloads: 192
Votes: 14
Uploaded: May 31, 2006 - 08:32:58 PM
Last Updated: May 31, 2006 - 08:32:58 PM Last Played: Jul 10, 2019 - 08:10:29 PM
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Hardware:
G5, onyx 1640 mixer, Drawmer pre amp on the taylor 814, w/baby bottle, strat strait in to the board... and the rest is logic
Software:
Logic pro
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said 4826 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Enjoyable Tune
Excellent playing. I wouldn't mind hearing more bite in the lead guitar
tone, but that's just my taste. :)
Scott Carmichael said 4825 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Enjoyable Tune
thanx Bill... I'm getting that the guitar needs to be more prsent too... time to
remix
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said 4826 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Wish I
could make my strat sound like that, - I think it's a mechanical problem.

. :-|

Nice tune.

. - Harold
Scott Carmichael said 4825 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Wish I
thanx Harold... I don't know what i was thinkin steppin in to ziti's turf... It;s
just sometimes my folk rock stuff bores me...
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Mcboy said 4826 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
u know
i love u man.....but that great lead sounds to deep in the mix.......bring it
up front a couple of tads......really good to hear the electric side of u......
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Scott Carmichael said 4825 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
u know
thanx... you're not the first to point this out... and I'm not married to this one...
i might remix this
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Einarus said 4825 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Yeah!
This is really fun.
Not a single complaint from me!
Oh, wait... there's one. The horn section. It's well written and all that, but
you really need to get a live recording of it. Brass samples tend to sound a
bit too fake.
Otherwise a great track.
You really can play!

-E
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Scott Carmichael said 4825 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Yeah!
Hey Ein.. I thought the sax solo was a liitle more realistic... I doubled a delay
and ran it through an exiter... but the horn section is lacking... any Ideas other
than record real horns
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Ed Hannifin said 4825 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Let's see...
It IS kind of Saturday Night Live-ish, now that you mention it...

And it makes a great demo of what can be done in Logic. As one trying
to wrap his head around Logic Express, that alone is worth the price of
admission.

In the voting, I think the Strat sounds good and could be a few db up in
spots. I was wondering whether you could put the Strat through the
Drawmer and into the Logic stuff...would that work? Your playing is
energetic and just fun sounding...

We're like the blind men and the elephant here. We come to the same
tune and form different impressions from the encounter. On my
system, and based on one listen, I thought the acoustic guitar could
sound better. I have a prejudice, of course, in that it's a Taylor 814,
and I know it probably sounds two neighborhoods beyond awesome. I
just thought that in this mix, it sounded a little brittle rather than
sparkly.

The playing and programming all through seems great to my ears, and
I do the nitpicking because I have the sense from your comments that
this is something of a learning Logic's potential piece for you and so
hearing how it sounds on other systems might be a help.

Ed
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Scott Carmichael said 4825 days ago (June 1st, 2006)
Let's see...
Hi Ed... yeh I did things a little different from the norm here, you are suposed
to be able to get from a to z in logic, so I was fishing around for the progams
potential... i'm not there yet... i used the onyx preamps for the strat... they are
really quite good, the drawmer was used on the taylor.. mixed with some
original signal... through the onyx... I've never tried that either... my next few
posts I'm going back to what I know.. i finished the 2nd verse on a song I've
been stuck on...

thanx
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Scott Carmichael said 4824 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
Let's see...
One more thing here... the taylor was produced kind of lo-fi for mixing
purposes... i miked pretty far from the sweet spot... I didn't want the taylor to
take up too much space, because of how busy the production is... i approach
my acoustic different on songs that feature that guitar

maybe it souldn't be by itself in the intro
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ziti said 4824 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
ok
my next song is a semi-spiritual acoustic guitar song with perfect
lyrics and ballsy-ass singing!

so there



great fun groove...the tone on the electric is perfect..jus a tad louder
and u are there!!...Man yer good!

deep bow
z
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ziti said 4824 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
one thing i've noticed
in posting a lot of blues stuff, you always get low creativity scores. I always
chuckle at that....the single hardest thing to do in my opinion is to create
something new within a set, traditional framework. When BB King started
getting popular, he was put down because he combined his spiritually
flavored singing, his stinging t-bone walker style guitar and big city horns. It
was not true to the blues tradition of the day. He was still playing the 3
chords. When Muddy Waters started the first of what is now the Chicago
sound...piano 2 guitars bass drums and harmonica...he revoutionaized
everything, but it was the same three chords. Were these guys creative???
What a foolish question!

To take the blues structure, and have something modern and relevent come
out is creativity at it's highest level....in my opinion....

this is nicely nicely done...and the improvised solos show an enormous
amount of creativity.
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Scott Carmichael said 4824 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
ok
LOL... true story, my wife walked into my office, and my MJ screen is up with
the pic of you in the corner and says, "hey is that you"... where have I heard
that before

thanx, Z
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jonx said 4824 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
nice!
-i didn't think the sax sounded so bad scott-if anything, i'd remix it/
there's lots of great stuff going on-the strat part-maybe bring the ac
gtr back during the solo sections-great song and i'm w/ ya on the blu
cheese-gotta have it-thanks!~!!
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said 4824 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
Yeah!
I'm a blue cheese dressing addict too! Oh, and the tune...? Excellent
throughout! Only one very slight complaint. Lead solos are made to be
heard---not tucked away snuggly in the mix. Nice work overall!

God bless!
krismacqueen said 4823 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Nice
Good job. I'd love to have Logic Pro to mess with, sounds like you've got
a lot of solid toys to play with. Good pro tones here. To my ears
anyways. I echo the comments that the brass is a bit plastic sounding
though. Anyways, sounds like you had a lot of fun with this.


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ktb said 4820 days ago (June 6th, 2006)
very snl
Scott, kudo's all the way around. It could indeed be the demo for a
recording platform! That B3 was way cool. I'll have to check out the
EXS24. I agree that all the solos could use a boost. I'd be curious as to
how all this was done, ie..everything sounds like it was done real time,
track by track. Very poslished (as always). I'd second the SNL feel. I see
somebody running out there now, waving away, bowing deeply and the
band just hummin along. Not sure there is a perfect synth sax, but MJ
user "edhara" is a mean horn guy . He'd be perfect for this
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Scott Carmichael said 4820 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
very snl
Thanx John ... that's very encoraging... Mj has really rekindeled my pursuit
of writing and producing... I actually wrote this on guitar while watching tv
with the kids... (they hate that)... It seamed fun enough to record... so, I did
this a track at a time starting with the acoustic... the b3 is a soft synth, I used
the esx24 for the sax
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composerclark said 4820 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
GREAT!
Another great contribution from you, Scott! Definitely has that SNL feel
you mention. I think your sax sounds great. Who's playing the B3 patch?
Is that you? If so, what's your process; do you play it live and edit, or
what? And, as everyone says, very fine and tasty guitar playing, of course!

Keep 'em coming!
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Scott Carmichael said 4820 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
GREAT!
Hi Clark

I played everything.... the B3 sound in logic is very authentic... it even has
draw bars that effect the sound as a real b3.... thank God for the eggheads, I
just pluged it and played... I'm not a real keyboard player... i did transpose
the track so I could play in a key that my fingers are more comfortable

thanx
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VicDiesel said 4804 days ago (June 23rd, 2006)
Rock on!
I've heard too many 12/8 shuffle beats on my life. I like the straight 4/4
blues rock, and you're doing a great job.

This is an interestingly mixed track in that there are plenty of solos, but
you always keep them sounding in the context of the ensemble. No prima
donnas here, even if it's all you. Groovy!
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Scott Carmichael said 4803 days ago (June 24th, 2006)
Rock on!
thanx Vic... this really grew out of the acoustic guitar syuff I was doing one
night, and when I recorded it, I just wanted it to sound like live players
trading off
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Scorpjammer said 4780 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
One Terrific Blues Comp
Dug it all from the acoustic and electric guitars to the H-B3 and horns.

Very creative way to rock the blues!

A keeper!
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Scott Carmichael said 4779 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
One Terrific Blues Comp
Hey thanx Erwin... My kids were so releaved when I left the room to record
this... they couldn't hear the TV... I'm glad this works for you
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Scorpjammer said 4779 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
One Terrific Blues Comp
Had to come back and Fav this tune. :)

Wanted to yesterday, but the feature wasn't available. :(

Thanks for checking out a couple of my tunes! Half Baked Blues was done all in layers... MP3s back and forth.

---
Scorp
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theheiseys said 4777 days ago (July 19th, 2006)
YEAHHHHHHH
FREAKIN SWEET !!!!!! love the sound, feeling and the lead. as other's have already stated the lead....yadayadayada. Other than that UnFreakinbelievable song.
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Mute Albino said 4606 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Great atmosphere
I like this one. Reminds me of the Allman Bros. Great production. Only thing: the synth solo I don't like that much, but that's small criticism. Solid piece!
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Scott Carmichael said 4606 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
agree
defineatly not my strong suite... I was more interested in seeing what the new Logic pro was capable of... If that ever got put on a CD.. that section would prol end up on the cutting virtual floor
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Gav said 4604 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
Grrrrr
I dont like you.. You and your ability to play blues. Nice -great guitar playing. The only thing is that the tune is coming out a kind of mass. I think you need a little level adjustment in places - to give it a bit more contarst and variance -maybe pull the acoustic back in a few places??? Great playing!
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guitapick said 4541 days ago (March 13th, 2007)
Late, late, late...
...forever the late newcomer (lately).
Nice guits here. You know: I agree that the lead could be turned up a tad. But the fact that it's not kind of gives a "live" feel to the tune which reminds me of so many jam sessions and quick gigs that I've done and loved.
Nice stuff, Scott.
Oh...and the organ rocks!
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Scott Carmichael said 4540 days ago (March 13th, 2007)
HEY BOB
Thanx man... It's always fun to see someone hitting on some of the older stuff... I've often thought about pulling this one because it's so unlike most of my songs, yet here it remains... sometimes I've thought about going back and remixing this with these comments in mind, but I don't think I would repost it... I really did this with the idea of pushing Logic a bit to see what she could do...

thanx again
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sloparts said 4311 days ago (October 28th, 2007)
Shades of the Blues Brothers
All you need is some horn stabs and you've got it Scott.

All kidding aside, this is an excellent piece of work. My only suggestion would be to pull back on the rhythm guitar just a little, and/or bring up the lead guitar a little. It seemed to me the main rhythm guitar was drowning out some of the other subtleties going on in the background.

Never the less, straight download for this one, it's cookin' mighty fine.

Ed
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Barretok said 4207 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Yeah!
This is so cool. Nice to hear you playing blues Scott! A new experience for me. I love this track!
B
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Scott Carmichael said 4203 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Thanx B
really I was just goofing around... but the acoustic riff is pretty fun... your welcome to any part of this you'd ever want
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said 4207 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
nice and smooth
Think this is an excellent tune Scott...miss some vox on it tho...but then its so full that it sounds allright to me...great done.
said 4068 days ago (June 28th, 2008)
KILLER!
Great piece Mr. Scott, amazing playing in both guitars and a fine backing track. I guess it needs a few tweaks on the panning, the acoustic is fine not too much to left but the electric is to the right... don't know if it's my headphone problem but just an amazing piece. Sorry for being late but glad didn't miss it!

Take Care
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harisahn said 3851 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Tasty bends
Love the Dave Gregory-like/Andy Partridge-like tasty bends and string wiggles.
Tone, strength, and conviction in your playing make for a jolly and catchy listening experience. You are a multi-talented force of musical expression. Rock on natural-born Bluesman.
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Char said 3760 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
I don't think
Fran minds you stepping on his toes a little bit. I can't wait to hear his folk tune with spiritual vocals. It is exciting to see what else you can do. No one puts Scott in a box except the tissue manufacturers. You did great. Thanks.
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said 3694 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
I said...
Wish I
could make my strat sound like that, - I think it's a mechanical problem.

. : - |

Nice tune.

. - Harold
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