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  • #16
    Glad to hear this, djg - I'll have more to add as I improve my technique and drumming skills. (I appreciate the feedback as well - gives me a reason to keep posting the effort here).

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    • #17
      Do This for Me - Written and performed by Danno, Cassie and myself a few years ago --> https://www.dropbox.com/s/yw53peky4u...2014.wav?raw=1

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      • #18
        Something I drug up from the past called "Butterfly" written by Danno, Cassie and assisted by a famous Keyboard Player [David Sancious] and my meager drumming alone - I left out the other tracks as I can't stand the lyrics and thought that this work could stand on its own as is - hope you enjoy as background music --> https://www.dropbox.com/s/ga2hdj6umq...0Mix.wav?raw=1

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        • #19
          OK, one last one - I am reaching WAY back as far as I want too with this one and added some compression to it to bring the levels up - The percussion/fill stuff was done on a 2nd take as an overlay to the main track using the Samba speakers as reference for mixing. (They really sound good near-field - as far field - they lack bass so you need subs to deal with it in a larger room).

          I wish I was 20 YO again with what I am now experienced with and am capable-of affording . . .


          Danno/Cassie written/performed work - me contributing on drums/percussion around 2013/14 --> https://www.dropbox.com/s/8srn9hdiz3...rums.wav?raw=1


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          • #20
            Steve, just got through the back-half of this thread and listened to your mixes.
            Very cool stuff. I truly envy people that have musical capabilities in whatever form.
            Keep it up.
            Andy.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by andykriech View Post
              Steve, just got through the back-half of this thread and listened to your mixes.
              Very cool stuff. I truly envy people that have musical capabilities in whatever form.
              Keep it up.
              Andy.
              Most gracious of you, Andy - Thanks - I shall continue . . .

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              • #22
                Try this one, Steve.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6zbwLQFjRM

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                • Steve Lee
                  Steve Lee commented
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                  I grew-up on Motown and this one you suggest is really good work - I'll just listen to it and its message, if you don't mind.

                  Thanks, man!

                • djg
                  djg commented
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                  I thought the drumming was pretty dense.

                • Steve Lee
                  Steve Lee commented
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                  It certainly is and very well done - it is mostly an instrumental work so it needed that upbeat percussion groove to fill-in and keep it alive/interesting.

              • #23
                I did goof this one up (a bit) but I had the groove for almost all of it - hope you enjoy it:

                Stevie Wonder, Higher Ground --> https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvppcdlpnq...ix-1.mp3?raw=1

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                • #24
                  This one will take a while to download - I messed-up and rendered it at 192 KHz so it is stupid high definition . . . (not that it needed it).

                  Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown --> https://www.dropbox.com/s/afftuxorf4...ix-2.wav?raw=1

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                  • #25
                    You're making me want to go to my music dungeon and practice, Steve. You made those Samba's look great. I'd like to hear you on an acoustic kit. Glenn.

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                    • #26
                      Glen, Thanks for your thoughts - I finally got used to playing these pads/e-kit and discovered Virtual Instruments via MIDI and got rid of my acoustics, mic's, Ardvark A/D converters, gates, compressors, mixing console, broken sticks, constantly tuning drum heads and chasing down bad patch/mic cables and WILL NEVER GO BACK.

                      I hope you do go practice and thanks for the encouragement/inspiration.


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                      • #27
                        The secret to playing music is to learn how to recover from your mistakes within the 1/4 notes of time you have available to do so.

                        When you are not troubled by life and free of mind - that is a huge slice of time to consider your options and change direction.

                        For most of us this is an impossibility - but we are far more capable creatures than we know until we shut off the distractions this world pushes upon us all in an effort to control us.

                        God bless us all.


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                        • #28
                          Thanksgiving from above . . .



                          As each of us drift-in and out of sync
                          we try to convey the way we think
                          about our lives and time here spent together
                          and if what we do is more important than to weather
                          our fears of failure this world us try, and tether

                          Like a lion at times I play for thee
                          filled with confidence, spirit and mind so free
                          but the roar of that effort soon becomes replaced
                          by doubts, introspection and a lack of grace

                          Since a childhood so long ago
                          a ghost pursues me that won't let go
                          of my spirit constantly in doubt
                          of that which I am or am not, about

                          Yet again I shall try to achieve things great
                          regardless of my time so seemingly late
                          and play my best for all to see
                          This fearful child inside of me

                          and be one
                          even just for a little while



                          PTL.


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                          • #29
                            Just a taste - Intro to the latest project - I got drafted into a soundtrack production for a good cause with this one - more later - turn it up . . .

                            https://www.dropbox.com/s/uv6y88cjmr...Test.wav?raw=1

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