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A brand new song, written and recorded between Christmas Day 2008 and the 10th January 2009. a number of things prompted this song. Firstly the brand new Ibanez GAX30 guitar I received, which has a wildly more interesting tone than the cheap Strat copy I had used 'til now. I've pushed it through Gearbox, using the awesome "Weavin' Tweed" preset.
Secondly I was also the recipient of a Korg NanoPAD - a usb midi controller with 12 touch and velocity sensitive pads. This meant that, for the first time ever I was freed of drum loops. Of course that sounds simple but in actual fact I found the creating of the drum track hard work as I'm not overly familiar with drums. I'm quite pleased with the results, however, which I was able to tailor directly to the song. It's nice not having to hunt for a drum pattern or fill, knowing you can just make it exactly as you want it, with aftertouch and subtlety where needed.
I hope you all enjoy this - I've worked hard at the structure, changing tempo and putting in a true bridge for once.
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Uploaded: Jan 13, 2009 - 03:49:50 AM
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2009 - 05:51:41 AM Last Played: Jul 05, 2019 - 04:13:06 AM
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Ibanez GAX30, Cheetah Acoustic Bass, Line 6 ToneportGX, Behringer FCA 202 Firewire Audio interface, Xenyx 802 mixer, Korg NanoPAD midi controller, iMac Core 2 Duo 2Ghz, Behringer C1 condenser mic.
Garageband 4, Gearbox by Line 6
ted23 said 3874 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
Your new guitars sounding great here.
Love the contrast between quieter moments and the full on rocking. Really works.
Catchy bridge too!
Nice one

tempie said 3873 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
girls on patrol
Dude, great title! This sounds like a combination of early Jesus and Mary Chain and the Alarm. I really like it. Drums are great - sound much more authentic than the loops. I think they'd benefit from a double kick especially in the chorus. I'd also like to hear what this sounds like with a really lo-fi production - lots of reverb - there's a "new" band doing this kind of thing called crystal stilts. Check them out.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3873 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
Man I grew up on "Psychocandy" - the first song I ever learned to play was Some Candy Talking! I might play with the production, I'm saving my pennies to move up to Logic Express which should give me more flexibility.

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Peter Bauckham said 3873 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
A new direction
for you Paddy. I've been listening to Joy Division and early New Order recently and this reminds me of them. I think it all works rather well. Perhaps the drums could be a wee bit louder but overall it's very nicely arranged and constructed. Good stuff.

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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3873 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
Thanks Peter. I think it's the MP3 compression causing the drums to seem quiet. The full resolution version played on my home stereo sounds massive, mainly in the drums and bass area.
Interesting comparison, I never had New Order or Joy Division in mind while writing it (in fact an much more modern band). Great to be compared to such legends though!
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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