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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by secretdonkey, Feb 14, 2004.
Tonight's little escapade: http://www.secretdonkey.com/Wankfunk.mp3
Nice job, fun tune, great horns, funky bass! tell us more
Thanks! In case you didn't know, "Garage Band" is recording/looping software just introduced by Apple. All the bass is me playing my Cirrus 4 plugged straight into the computer. All the rest, including horns, is stuff from the software's loop/sample library...
Thanks for listening!
Cool tune man. I dig it.
I looked at apple's garageband site--turns out i can't use it on my 3 y.o. iMac
hmm, what are your iMacs specs? Do you not have DVD rom or something?
Although, even if you did manage to get it running, it'd run really really poorly. this thing stutters on my Powerbook 1.25 ghz g4
Secretdonkey, www.macband.com and www.icompositions.com check 'em out
oh yeah, that track is SMOKING! I really dig it, great tone you got there.
That is an awesome track. I wish I could play that well. Back to practice. GAS really gets in the way of practice.
Good Work SD!
I love that growly tone. It sounds GREAT. did you use a preamp or anything with that? Or did you just plug in direct?
Garageband has software Amplification(so that you can just plug in direct), that gives you amplification and processing, it's very high quality stuff too, I don't know if SD used it, but I wouldn't be surprised.
Whee! Thanks for listening and thanks for the kind words.
To answer some questions, what you hear is my bass (Peavey Cirrus 4) plugged into the (stock) soundcard of my G4 tower with a $3 1/4-to-1/8 inch adapter. All processing is 100% Garage Band. All bass tracks started with the "bright bass" preset, and I just tweaked the EQ, added a bit of compression, chorus and reverb here and there.
(Warning, glowing plug of Garage Band follows)... I am so stoked about GB because 1.) I've never used any recording software before, never even owned a multitrack recorder, and 2.) I don't own *any* effects at the moment, so the chorus, compression, reverb, etc. tweaks are not the product of a seasoned 'knob-twisting studio junky' by any means. In other words, it doesn't take a lot of experience to get good sounds out of this software! On top of that, my 'studio monitor' is a totally modest $50 speaker set from Best Buy kinda job. I *did* burn a copy and listen to it on a couple of different stereos before making final EQ tweaks, but rocket science it ain't!
On a side note, I am pretty darn conflicted at the moment. I am on the brink of making a move on a new bass - got a Fodera Emperor mostly spec'ed out as one of my options - but after listening to some of the stuff I've recorded in the past few days, I've been tempted just to get a second Cirrus, one with a walnut body for a bit warmer sound than the one you hear on this track. I keep changing my mind!
Great track, I really liked the tone.
I thought all the slot loading iMacs had DVD-rom...
I used to have one, graphite, DVSE model, 500mhz, I doubt it'd run GB, but yeah, that's a shame...iBook g4s are cheap ya know and they come with GB installed
Great, a goose I can't shoot now!!
Some cool bass lines! How do you get your feathers to pop the strings like that?
The musicians in this are obviously talented, and the bass is cool, this just isn't my kinda music. Too repetitive and "done before" for me, but nonetheless good work!
hehehe, that's because it wasn't real musicians, except the bass.
Thanks again everybody for listening, and even more for not saying it's awful!
Joe - I gots me some donkey hooves under them goose feathers, remember?
Must be tough getting between the strings, with those hooves and all.