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Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: JoeM
Date: May 10, 2020 02:17PM
Finally finished a song I started back in the late 80s, written for a short-lived band, The Deacons, that included my buddy Mike on drums and my brother Frank on bass. Originally recorded to 1" 30 IPS tape as a simple song sketch, it sat for 10 years before being dumped to ADAT. It was later dumped to Pro Tools through an 001 in 2002 where it sat till I finally finished it up over the last few weeks.

I put this little video together as an homage to all my old friends in my music days and the crazy times I shared with them over those years.

Hope you guys like it!

[youtu.be]



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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 10, 2020 03:03PM
Very nice! I am impressed you kept it all these years and manage to migrate it from one format to another and bring it into the digital age.
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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: hal
Date: May 10, 2020 03:12PM
Love the video - must be a million inside jokes there. Hope you're still in contact with those guys - this would blow them away.

Really like that transitional lick - especially on bass - nice tune...
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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: May 10, 2020 03:50PM
I liked it! thumbs up

Thanks for sharing it with us.



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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: wurm
Date: May 10, 2020 04:53PM
Nice job! Nice song, nice mix and I'm sure great memories along the way for everyone.
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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: May 10, 2020 07:10PM
Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: JoeM
Date: May 10, 2020 08:03PM
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space-time
Very nice! I am impressed you kept it all these years and manage to migrate it from one format to another and bring it into the digital age.

Thanks space! I was a bit disappointed by the "size" of the tracks, sound wise, but my 1" Tascam 16 track machine was bought primarily for jingles and song demos so tracks cut on it were always small sounding compared to a 2" machine. Dumping it to ADAT only got me 48K 24bit so again, they were clean tracks but not like cutting at 88K 24bit or higher or on 2" tape.

I'm still happy with what I was able to get from it, all things considered.



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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: JoeM
Date: May 10, 2020 08:08PM
Thanks everyone! Very grateful for the kind feedback and your approval. Hal, I re-recorded the bass as I have a 5 string Lakland now which get me down to a low B. It was pretty difficult for my old hands to play it on such a huge neck and it took quite a few passes for me to get through the whole song. Glad I am finally done with that one!smiley-laughing001



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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 10, 2020 09:04PM
Nice! I feel like I am transported back to the daze of big hair and thin ties.

Nowadays people have to create a Kickstarter campaign to afford 1” or 2” tape sessions ... but there’s a reason why!
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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: SurfMacJpMtb
Date: May 10, 2020 09:30PM
Fun, great job!



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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: JoeM
Date: May 10, 2020 10:30PM
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deckeda
Nice! I feel like I am transported back to the daze of big hair and thin ties.

Nowadays people have to create a Kickstarter campaign to afford 1” or 2” tape sessions ... but there’s a reason why!

Thanks a bunch! I agree 100%. I have a really nice Pro Tools singer/ songwriter setup and while I can do things now that are pretty slick, the whole experience and feel is totally different than what it was like to sit at a big analog desk and work on 2” tape. I’ve been building a digital system that approximates the 2” tape environment with the type of plugins I use and the methods in which I work and I’m getting closer and closer as I now have time to study this digital signal flow and gain staging.



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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 11, 2020 02:01AM
Amazing!

As I sat here listening the hair on my head grew back, my vision cleared and a pimple popped up.



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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: flightdelayedagain
Date: May 11, 2020 06:08AM
Nice!

The guitars and harmonies sounded a bit like Little Feat!
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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: JoeM
Date: May 11, 2020 11:05AM
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RgrF
Amazing!

As I sat here listening the hair on my head grew back, my vision cleared and a pimple popped up.
Lol! Exactly the result I was hoping for!



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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: JoeM
Date: May 11, 2020 11:06AM
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flightdelayedagain
Nice!

The guitars and harmonies sounded a bit like Little Feat!

Thank you! That’s quite a compliment for me!



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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: May 11, 2020 04:21PM
Thanks for sharing, played it twice in a row... Lots of fun!!
Needs more cowbell though grinning smiley
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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: JoeM
Date: May 11, 2020 07:36PM
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rich in distress
Thanks for sharing, played it twice in a row... Lots of fun!!
Needs more cowbell though grinning smiley

Thanks rich! More cowbell, indeed!



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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: May 11, 2020 07:47PM
Nice! Very Cool!



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Re: Only took me 30+ yrs to finish this song and create a video for it
Posted by: JoeM
Date: May 11, 2020 08:11PM
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OWC Larry
Nice! Very Cool!

Thanks a bunch Larry! Hopefully they'll be more coming now that I have the Accelsior and Pro Tools installed in the new machine.



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