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tokai

 Genre: Alternative Rock

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It has been through many changes, still not quite right in places. I experimented with a few new ideas here, and still getting to know the Pod xt and trying to get that right sound. Having some tech problems with clipping once again. The Pod tells me it detects clipping but i can not find it on logic, i have not got the kind of equipment that can really tell. So once again if you could listen out for it and hear any would you let me know.
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Hits: 3528
Comments: 19
Fans: 23
Plays: 133
Downloads: 121
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Nov 26, 2008 - 06:11:25 PM
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2008 - 06:22:59 PM Last Played: Jan 02, 2019 - 11:37:05 PM
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dub rock (5)
Hardware:
Strat, Yahmaha SG 1000 for all the quiet bits, Pod xt, Mac, only 2 drum loops used.
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Comments
Feter said 3885 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
forest
Nice guitar work the song been structured very well ..
the intrance ...through the middle til the end ...good
job ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Thank you Feter
you are a very kind person
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LunaTrick said 3885 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
Great piece
Very ambitious with a lot of interesting changes - sort of like early Mike Oldfield!
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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Tubla bell
thanks mate, you write some amazing stuff, great to have a comment from such a talented musician.
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Skean said 3885 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
Hey man this is "Harmony"
you have produce a pleasing visual combination of ambience sounds.
TX for the journey.. Cheers


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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
it is a fanatasy...
looking at your score as it arrived on my arrange page was like looking at a canvas filled with structured art, i should take a photo of it to show you.
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Skean said 3880 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Hey!!!???
What do u mean? I feel like an idiot..lol
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ktb said 3885 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
dub rock
all the right shifts here. Lots of subtle twists and then theres the one at :50 = crushing :-) always love the sonic goodness you etch with your guitar. The keys are the perfect delicate contrast to the angst in them guitars.
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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
mr Libby
hey ho geezer! thank you once again for being here, it is guy's like you who make the process worth while. I reckon dub rock could become a new genre. I could have gone with the start, and carried it on, but i tried something different, i still can not quite get the gist of piecing together all the elements, but i will do. There are more pressing matters, like other tunes i have got to finish. Cheers bro.
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Vic Holman said 3885 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
change of pace
I'm always a fan of songs that will go through changes during it's course.

you created an excellent example of structure change and keeping a consistent feel.

excellent job!
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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
hi Vic
cheers... now i am working on tunes with changes in tempo, thanks to some help from Jonk on a technical front.
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MarkHolbrook said 3885 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Excellent
I love the guitars and especially the intro!
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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
intro
yes i liked the intro, but i have another song just like it, so i did not want to push that melody much further. Cheers.
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dolby said 3885 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Another...
...good 'un!

Typically dark and brooding. As Luna Trick says - very ambitious with the tempo/mood changes. Good range of sounds, and some stellar guitar and bass sounds. Love some of the harmonics you're getting from the guitar - good playing -

Can't hear anything untoward - I think the clip detector lies!

Phil
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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Cheers
thank you once again for your continued support on my songs, you are always there, heart felt thanks really!

I was reading your home page the other day and thinking how i have been to similar places to you and probably had the same profound effects on me that it did to you. I used my cameras to record them, you wrote songs. This song is definitely inspired by 5 years of visiting very old forests through out the planet.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3885 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Cinematic
That forest is haunted. I think you have something here. Great mix of rock, reggae and ambient elements. I suppose there could be perhaps tighter shifts between sections of the song but the unexpected turns do give the song plenty of drama.I didnt hear any clipping but if you load the song into Waveburner(Logic Pro/Studio) it can tell you where or if it clips.
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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
haunted
that is very interesting, one of them definitely is, umm perhaps the one i was thinking about when i made the changes.
I love dub and reggae, but brought up on metal.
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lengold said 3885 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
This is really
lovely Steve, love the sounds you are getting with synths and guitars. Great panning effects, very enjoyable. Can't hear any clipping.
Cheers
Len


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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
clipping hell
that what i am having some times... cheers Len.
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lavalamp said 3885 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Where sre the words?
It would have been perfect with words. However, I really dug this. Great production. Love the sounds going on here.

Dave
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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Dave
if you wanna sing something on this be my guest... i try but as soon as i hear my voice, it goes straight in the bin. Cheers Dave.
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magnatone said 3885 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
forest
great guitar work throughout this very engaging piece - i'm on my second listen - very cool!
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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
popcorn anyone?
2nd listen. i am privileged. Thanks
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timothy devine said 3884 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Hi Steve/very hip and imaginative
I am a huge fan of your stuff
and this is just the best journey
your music inveorates the imagination
such stellar playing and mixing
you have such a developed style and it rules
gonna save this on a steve playlist
I'm going back in for more
peace


out

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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Tim
Journey's, you hit the nail on the head. Love what you write Tim, i should come to you first to get my track descriptions.
Always a pleasure Tim, if you like em that's all that matters.
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TracyVosh said 3884 days ago (November 27th, 2008)
Beautiful!
This is cool as shit...loved every second of it, with the tapestry of sounds!!! Really cool.
tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Hi
i think, maybe we are trying to do similar things. Thank you for the comment.
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AllenDean said 3884 days ago (November 28th, 2008)
podxt
clipping merely tells you that the pod signal is going out slightly hotter than optimal tone. if in logic, you dont hear the clipping, it is ok, but in a clean tone, for instance, you might experience a touch more dirt in your sound, than if you were to tone your clipping down. i find, in my heavier songs, a little clipping gives me a dirtier, preamp sound, but in my cleaner tones, i make sure i have no clipping out, and get a cleaner recording. the trick is to balance pod output and your interface and get the hottest tone wihtout distorting your recording. from what i hear, you have little to worry about. this is a great recording. loved avery minute of it.
AD
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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
xt
well, you do not know what that means to me, the clarification of the pod xt. I have real problems with a lot of my tracks in this department, so that explanation really helps me out. Cheers Allen, your sound is way out there!
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bud said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
Massive Attack
beautiful - beautiful
lots of interesting stuff going on here - not like anything I've heard lately - except maybe bubowsky's new number. You guys would make an interesting pair actually. No clipping on my end - just really great guitars and adventurous composing. Very cool track - you seem to have the pod pretty much under control.
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tokai said 3882 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
attack
i listen to that band everyday they got to be rubbing off on me! Cheers Bud, thank you for your support. I wish i had the pod under control, i think it might be the other way around.
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davisamerica said 3880 days ago (December 2nd, 2008)
no clipping detected ...
just a damn good trip .. great track !
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thoddi said 3879 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
mystic
Cool mood. Feels like I'm lost in a forest with the fog coming in, and it's getting dark...
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Macaudion said 3877 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Yea!...
...that's where I was trying to get to... Beautiful journey. A very nice ride, indeed. Nicely composed and just, very well put together, and on all accounts. Didn't catch the clipping. This one is a definite friend of the pod.

Totally diggn' it

Thanks a whole bunch!

Dion
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hackneybloke said 3223 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
forest
i would have had the big guitar sound come in sooner and left out the section from 37 to 50 (cause we already heard it). love the section from 1.20...wow. all those little echo sounds that are your trademark, and the way you move stuff around in the mix with such clever atmospheric effect. 2.31 section is sublime. i am seeing a dark pine forest in winter....lost inside...and it's scary. 3.45 another new session...i love how you go through the sections with easy transition. would love to have heard some sampled voices going on....i love your sampled voices. excellent steve.
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