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20 20 (re)Vision(s): electric basses, acoustic nylon and electric guitars, plus DAW synth and drums

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:51 pm
by swetch
Here's my first new track in a little bit, and the first of this new year. That certainly relates to the song title and comments you'll note when giving a listen.
On the musical end of things, this started with the Warwick 6 String Bass you'll hear in one channel. I was actually playing around on that bass with the Crotales in Groove Agent and came up with a pattern from them that I'd hoped to develop. Much of that was abandoned for the more conventional drum track here, but it gave birth to the 6 string bass performance, which covers a lot of the melodic and harmonic basis of this tune. I then added a separate Halion synth along with some more subtle touches from the Groove Agent Crotales.
What then came in was a nylon stringed Godin guitar playing different melodic and harmonic lines along with the 6 string bass. Then I added a separate Fender Fretless bass track that I wanted to lock in more with the drums. Finally, the short electric guitar solo was done with a PRS SE Custom 24. All of the bass and guitar sounds were played and processed through a Boss BB-1X going into sounds I've come up with in the Line 6 Helix Native plugin.
This was all done in Cubase Pro 10.5.
Thanks for listening, if you do, and for any impressions or comments.

https://jswetch.bandcamp.com/track/20-20-re-vision-s

Re: 20 20 (re)Vision(s): electric basses, acoustic nylon and electric guitars, plus DAW synth and drums

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:19 pm
by Stephco
Hi Swetch,
I listened and felt "clarity and purpose" as you wrote. Well done mix, in particular in the mid. we can hear all the instruments clearly. I think the lead nylon guitar (higher notes) should be little bit more vs the other one. Perhaps with more moving usage of panning between these 2 lines.

You could add a small paause, like leaving time to breath the final chord of the part before starting the next one.

True that since the very first notes, it was just "you". I can now recognize your style!

Re: 20 20 (re)Vision(s): electric basses, acoustic nylon and electric guitars, plus DAW synth and drums

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:53 pm
by Freya009
This music epitomizes your style.

Everything was perfect including the nylon guitar.

Re: 20 20 (re)Vision(s): electric basses, acoustic nylon and electric guitars, plus DAW synth and drums

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:01 pm
by RuskinF
I liked the part done by nylon guitar.
It's great.
And praise be to your style.

Re: 20 20 (re)Vision(s): electric basses, acoustic nylon and electric guitars, plus DAW synth and drums

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:54 pm
by swetch
Thanks for the kind replies and glad to hear that the track and mix are generally pleasing. I'll once again give some props to the Helix Native plug-in and their "impulses" for the acoustic guitar sound.