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Long Walk In A Desert


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The synthesizer bass riff and the wind were created in MelodyAssistant, exported as .AIFF files. Effects applied in GarageBand.
There is no loops, all the drum patterns were constructed manually in GarageBand, using Techno Drum Kit Software Instrument.
The bells are recorded, so are the sax "flaps" (to reinforce conga sound when the riff builds up) and a pseudo-guitar lick at the end (sax with Amp Simulation effect).

For the artwork I used a fragment of an original photo by J. F. Maion.
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Comments: 26
Fans: 5
Plays: 393
Downloads: 188
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Uploaded: Jul 25, 2004 - 03:52:18 PM
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2004 - 07:31:44 AM Last Played: Jun 18, 2019 - 05:20:06 AM
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Hardware:
Yamaha "CustomZ" tenor saxophone YTSZ82, RadioShack 33-3004 dynamic microphone with XLR-1/4" converter, iMic USB interface, iMac G4 800Mhz (1GB RAM).
Software:
MelodyAssistant 7.0.1
GarageBand 1.1
Comments
TobinMueller said 5475 days ago (July 25th, 2004)
Arabic wild winds
Very sweet sax duet and desert concept. There is still a
touch of distortion occasionally in the right side sax. Your
breath, all the production work, are really cool. Although
this is really a tone poem sort of concept song without a
melody, except the arabic tonal scale, it is a very cool
track that left me moved and transported. Effective and
wonderful.
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iG.STUDiO said 5475 days ago (July 26th, 2004)
Arabic wild winds
Thank you, Tobin. This scale had been haunting me for years, I just had to let it out. I am not sure about the distortion, though ( I thought I managed to keep it under control this time, could it be just the reverberation overtones conflicting with each other and the phaser?)
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freakyjazzyfunky said 5475 days ago (July 26th, 2004)
Custom Z
Yeah man-you get s great sound on that Tenor....im
thinking of getting a custom z tenor myself....i already got
an alto custom z.
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iG.STUDiO said 5475 days ago (July 26th, 2004)
Custom Z
You won't regret it, I promise. <a href="http://igstudio.blogspot.com/2004/05/yamaha-custom-z-tenor-sax-yts82z.html">&raquo;READ MORE&laquo;</a>
:)
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iG.STUDiO said 5475 days ago (July 26th, 2004)
Custom Z
correct link format this time
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nobunaga said 5474 days ago (July 27th, 2004)
very different in a great way
I really enjoyed listening to this especially because you are not doing the same darn thing as everyone else. I liked the different scale, the mix was solid. I'd have done a bit more with the drums, but they worked as is, maybe a fade out ending.
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iG.STUDiO said 5474 days ago (July 27th, 2004)
very different in a great way
Thank you. I try :).
As for the drums, yes - the tune is begging for a long and juicy percussion solo, but I dread the very idea of manually putting that in, besides, it might end up sounding very artificial, and I have nobody to play them for me so far... may be later.
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Cameron said 5474 days ago (July 27th, 2004)
wonderfully evocative
I really like what you've done in this tune, very creative,
interesting sounds produced and performed well.

The way you've traded sax tracks back and forth works
excellently. I also like the rising high synth sounds and
the little modal middle-eastern flourishes which add an
exotic spice to the track.

Great piece!
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iG.STUDiO said 5473 days ago (July 27th, 2004)
wonderfully evocative
Thank you. I've been sitting on this for a while, and then working on it for a
while as well.
Glad you liked it :)
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mcsweb said 5473 days ago (July 27th, 2004)
Very imaginative
and interesting! I think the wind could be toned down
with some more (what? reverb? I dunno what.) to make it
more atmospheric and less up front. It sounds a little too
artificial right now which makes it sound slightly corny.
That is just a minor quibble, and I like the idea of the wind
though -- the rest of the creativity of the song more than
makes up for it.
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iG.STUDiO said 5469 days ago (August 1st, 2004)
Very imaginative
Thank you. I might indeed consider rebalancing the wind a bit, right now I am
so tired of this piece, I can't think straight; it needs to settle a little...
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Monophobe said 5473 days ago (July 28th, 2004)
Smooth!
I liked this very much. Ambient arabic jazz sounds. I really
enjoyed the pitch slides on the strings. Surprised me when
they came in.
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iG.STUDiO said 5468 days ago (August 2nd, 2004)
Smooth!
Thank you.
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said 5469 days ago (July 31st, 2004)
Very Nice
I like the mystery. It reminds me of something from Blade
Runner. Great evocative musical melodies.

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iG.STUDiO said 5468 days ago (August 2nd, 2004)
Very Nice
Thank you :)
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penguinsocks said 5469 days ago (July 31st, 2004)
beautiful
very interesting, delicate, and moody. you really bring the
senses in with this piece. interesting texture in the
photograph reflects the many wonderful textures in this
piece. well done!
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iG.STUDiO said 5468 days ago (August 2nd, 2004)
beautiful
:)
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Mcboy said 5467 days ago (August 3rd, 2004)
exotic..
very cool and exotic......
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Mcboy said 5467 days ago (August 3rd, 2004)
exotic..
just got back from vacation....will be working on the melody for the
collaboration....cya later...

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I live for music.......
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iG.STUDiO said 5466 days ago (August 3rd, 2004)
exotic..
:-)
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AshleyBeanHead said 4177 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
No Tracks Left Behind :)
Brief Description: This piece you heard or about to hear will actually put you on a camel back crossing the desert sands leaving a thirst of dramatic art at its best!

Pros: Very creative and just right (as in changes and play length)! Great Intro (wind/percussion transitioning) with the wind fading- in and ending with the wind fading out! Percussion is fit (amount uses, beats accented, clarity in the mix). The Bass sythn works well holding the rhythm tight and awesome Sax work (that%u2019s has a melodic feeling/performance and accentuations, in my opinion), I really enjoy the tone elements (breaths dynamics on the reed, kind of portraying the wind, if you will.) I like how you get that Egyptian sense as the core melody throughout the piece. The SFX (Wind) on the synth is creative; Great Production work to boot! Overall, this piece is clean in all aspects (IMO), like the camel your rode on, left no tracks behind...

Cons: None!

Suggestion: none

~Doc

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sloparts said 3821 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Very interesting use of sound
to convey the feeling of being there. Love the sound of your sax in this piece, it is rich and full. The effect of the left and right ear sounds in the headphones it wonderful.. This is an amazing piece my friend, thank you for sharing it.

Ed
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iG.STUDiO said 3815 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
=)
Thanx! Nice to see an old song revisited after four years of hanging here...
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saymme said 3815 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Long walk in the desert ! NICE!!!!
Adventurus, inspiring, fantasy, arabia, wings - is what first come into my mind hearing this , its totally great hearing this kindof music...wow u must've worked on it for a long time ! A real treat !(!) Sometimes I wonder what would happen(how it would be) to only listen to nonvox music . . its like 2 different worlds ! Pleasure on me THX : )
iG.STUDiO said 3815 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
=)
Thank you! Nonvox music is what I do a lot... :)
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Doadars Uncle said 3812 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
Great staging!
Really wide! Desert trip!
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