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Let's See or Hear You Play!
« on: January 01, 2008, 10:00 AM »
Share a few (one or two) audio or video examples of your playing by posting the links here! This can be recordings of your band, drum solos, grooves, etc.

Be sure to tell us a little bit about what you are playing and who you are playing with.

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 01:28 PM »
Well this is my first post here.  I have been a member for a little while now and I spend quite a bit of time reading posts and searching for things that I'm looking for.  I find that most of the questions I have, have already been answered.  Anyway, thank you all so much for the help you have indirectly given me.  Here is a recording of an original song that our band put together last weekend.  It was my first time ever recording my drums and I did the 4 mic setup that has been talked about before.  Feel free to give any feedback.

http://www.psyden.com/quarterhorse/originals/Quarter%20Horse%20-%20Going%20Home.mp3

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008, 02:42 PM »
A fan of ours recorded these tunes with a hand-held mic in the back of the room. Not bad, considering!

www.myspace.com/tastesmoothnsexy

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 03:26 PM »
First off.  Heidi heidi ho, welcome to our little corner of cyberspace.

2ndly  OMG You are Country!

3rdly not my cup of tea but it is cool you guys are recording

haha yea it is country.  Its funny before I joined this band I never listened to country.  Its grown on me and I kinda like it now.  Good thing is most country music is pretty simple for drums and i'm not any amazing drummer so thats good for me.

Anyway, i'll post up when we get some more songs recorded, although the rest are just cover songs...

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 04:17 PM »
Uhmmm?  I hate out of tune guitars? 

me too!

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008, 09:57 AM »
Well, since Felix is here, I guess I have to put something up  ;D

We're getting some of the initial mixes back for our upcoming EP, here's one:

Hollywood
www.eekrecords.com/mp3/lna.mp3

It takes a bit for everyone to come in, the first verse is guitar and vocals only.  There's ONE instance of profanity in the bridge, for those of you who are sensitive to such things. 

I used my Hart Dynamics E-drums, Roland TD-20 Brain, with the vexpressions LTD Timeless Timber kit. 

I'll post one of the uptempo songs, once we finalize a mix. 

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008, 10:11 AM »
PDXtaco - Nice country tune!  I'm with felix, it's not my cup of tea, but it's done well.  Are you using rods?  Nice choice to compliment the acoustic.

Donelk - The 3 of you definitely hit your stride by the third song.  You and the bass player have a nice solid feel.  I'm not sure I'm crazy about the guitarists' style, but once he tuned up, it sounded pretty good. 

I dislike Real Media with a passion, so I missed out on dmcc's offering.

Felix's playing is cooler than that kid's hair...nuff said.
(that really is a nice snare, I wish it was clearer in the mix)

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008, 11:46 AM »
PDXtaco - Nice country tune!  I'm with felix, it's not my cup of tea, but it's done well.  Are you using rods?  Nice choice to compliment the acoustic.

Thanks!  I am using rods.  The song was written to be played at a co-workers funeral so the lyrics standing out were the main intent.

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008, 06:48 AM »
Well, since Felix is here, I guess I have to put something up  ;D

We're getting some of the initial mixes back for our upcoming EP, here's one:

Hollywood
www.eekrecords.com/mp3/lna.mp3


are the guitar and piano supposed to sound out of tune from each other?  The rhythm guitar needs to clean up his playing alittle in my opinion.

I like your singer's voice... he's got a little "lip music" going on- I would try and chop that out to clean it up a little though.

Drums are grooving fine


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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008, 02:10 PM »

Drums are grooving fine



 ;D  Thanks for that!

The singer's got a great voice, but he could use a little polish.  He tends to move around a lot, tapping feet and moving in and out from the mic.  It's great when we're performing, but not so desirable in the studio.  I'm working with him on that.

Spot on with the guitar.  I'm not crazy about mixing piano with electric guitar, especially since a keyboard piano sound is always perfectly in tune, and a guitar...isn't.  It's the arrangement and sound that they want, though, so I'll let them have it for now. 

I keep hammering it into their heads that if you lay down a sub par track, the final mix is only going to make it worse, not better.  They're starting to improve, but sometimes it's like splitting hairs.    ::)

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2008, 10:53 PM »
This is a brief clip of me playing along to Zeppelin's In My Time Of Dying. I figured it's about time I demonstrated on Drummer Cafe that I actually do play the drums.

EDIT: I yanked this video because my playing sucked. I'm going to post a new one in this thread that doesn't suck quite so hard.

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2008, 06:55 PM »
Yes you do indeed play drums and they are clipping your video cam mic!

Too bad you didn't have a little mixer to mic up your kit while blending in the zep track.  Then pipe it all in to your camera's audio input.

I hear ya. I recorded this on an old Sony still camera that takes video clips - it's the only thing I have that's digital that I can then download to the computer.

I felt kinda lame never having posted myself playing here on DC so I just decided to wing it with that old camera.

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2008, 08:37 PM »
I hear ya. I recorded this on an old Sony still camera that takes video clips - it's the only thing I have that's digital that I can then download to the computer.

I felt kinda lame never having posted myself playing here on DC so I just decided to wing it with that old camera.
It was fine Danno,
I kinda like it raw anyway.  In the right studio, they can take Chicken Sh#$ and turn it into Chicken salid sometimes. Even speed tempo's with out changing pitch, bend notes that were flat. Effects, Compression, cover stuff up with reverb or something,  etc, etc.  It shows the true you.  Anyone that plays Zeppelin is OK with me.
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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2008, 04:46 PM »
Why don't you post that cover tune you sent me of you Nutty?  That was actually pretty good.
Thank you Felix,
I don't know where to host music, only pictures and since I did a personal on myspace instead of a band profile I can't do it that way.  I am also dumping my web site soon.  It is on there but my web designer didn't label the song which is one of the reasons I am going with a different web guy. If you go to my web site and go to "Music Of the Day",
you will see two songs that have no label.  One of those songs is Allan Parsons,
"Wouldn't Want to be like You". It was done in one take. Or give me a good host site and I will post it tonight?
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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2008, 05:06 PM »
...Anyone that plays Zeppelin is OK with me.
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Yeah - I remember YOUR video here playing Zep with your band. You rocked it.

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2008, 11:10 PM »
Yeah - I remember YOUR video here playing Zep with your band. You rocked it.
I have got this on another gig with this band that is better, but, I haven't played music with those guys in a few years. They were pretty good but the guitar player fell off and went to other non musical adventures and that is what happend. Part of It#@!. This is 4 years old.  http://www.thenuttydrummer.com/LiveConcert.html.

This should work until my friend unplugs the website. 
I am working on something better.
Someone,??
Tell me who or what I need to host a few songs????
I have two songs that are done. The copy write was just completed and I can show you some of my studio work from my basement to the pro studio. I just need to know how to find a host?
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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2008, 08:34 PM »
Here is the original project I play with, Signal-Seven, and the first ever video of the song The Visual. Done by Ron Vargas in Peabody, MA.
Our CD isalso available on our band page:
www.myspace.com/signalsevenband
Hope you all enjoy and thanks for any comments, positive or not.

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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2008, 12:32 AM »
Why don't you post that cover tune you sent me of you Nutty?  That was actually pretty good.
Hey Felix,
I was able to get my web guy to put it on the first page.
Here you go!! It is Allan Parson's "Wouldn't want to Be like You".
Done by my three man band "A Band Of Three" We recorded the instruments in one take. As long as you have an updated version of Media Player, it should work as soon as
you click on this link. If not go to the bottom of the page and click in the players play button twice. Sorry about the shirtless Picture, it was my web guys idea.
http://www.thenuttydrummer.com/. Hope you like it?
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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2008, 08:01 AM »
Here is the original project I play with, Signal-Seven, and the first ever video of the song The Visual. Done by Ron Vargas in Peabody, MA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?Hope you all enjoy and thanks for any comments, positive or not.
Very nicely made Video and I like the song. Good work.
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Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2008, 03:14 PM »
Here is my new cover band, "Bi Polar" doing Toxicity by System of a Down. This is from our first gig togther just last Friday.


 

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