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MP3 of the F Bass BN5

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by adrian garcia, Mar 2, 2005.


  1. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    I hope this is not considered spam.. and I was not sure if I should post here or in Recordings but...
    Well, folks- people have wanted clips of the new F bass... all I can say is be careful what you ask for, this tune is about 11 minutes long !
    it is a version of Herbie Hancock's " Dolphin Dance " - a favorite of mine.
    I dusted off my protools digi001 and threw 3 cheapo mics on the drums. Keyboards went straight in and I recorded audio AND midi so i was later able to change the keyboard sounds. The bass went straight in with a little post eq'ing... but we went for a live sound- Everythiing was played live as a trio and there are no overdubs or punches ( as you will probably be able to tell !! )
    I think it came out pretty good considering we did 4 tunes in one afternoon- no arrangement, we just went for it and followed each other around to see where we would go. Credits are as follow..
    Drums- Jim Buck ( also a smokin guitarist! )
    Keys - Ricardo " Cocho" Arbe
    Bass- Adrian Garcia ( me! :) )
    well, here it is-
    http://www.accessbass.com/DOLPHIN DANCE ELECTRIC.mp3
     
  2. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    :eek:

    Sounds incredible ... nice feel on the solo!

    Oh yea, not a bad sounding bass, etiher ;)
     
  3. rusty

    rusty

    Mar 29, 2004
    Singapore
    Hey Bro! I'd love to hear ya on yer new nordie - could you post one up too? :D
     
  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Pickles- thank you for your very kind words

    Rusty- will do, i just have to find some time, maybe this evening.
     
  5. rubo

    rubo

    Aug 25, 2003
    Very nice, can I ask what were the keys, are these synths, modules, if so which patches?

    Cheers
     
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    the keyboard sounds came from my Korg Karma-
    when i recorded audio, we used a patch called atpiano ( after touch )- but it ended up sounding a bit dry, so, since i also recorded midi- i later
    brought the atpiano part down and added a combination with a nice rhodes type sound and an underlying pad called "ravelian" i believe. Adjusted the reverb a bit, and in my opinion, it sounded much better. Sexier, i guess. It recalls the days of Herbie or Chick on electric piano. Cocho, who played the keys, is just a dear, dear friend and a wonderful musician.. a lot of where we went in the tune was "suggested" by his playing, and also Jim's drumming. I was happy to follow.
     
  7. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    your a scary man Mr. Garcia..... nice
     
  8. rubo

    rubo

    Aug 25, 2003
    Well besides your absolutely sick bass tone the keys sound just perfect in the mix. Was bass & keys directly into 001 or thru something else like a mixer. I use 001 with RME ADI-8 and it's night & day difference.
    Cheers
     
  9. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    thanks, man! you see, i am so phobic about mixing. I am by no means an engineer, i just follow my beat up ears ( which hear very little hi end on the right side )
    no mixer, straight in in the most primitive way imaginable- the bass went thru one of the 1/4 in inputs, so no mic pre either. I used Channel Strip to condition the tone a little- i am not familiar with the RME - i am in the dark ages with that stuff..
     
  10. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    thank you very nice, Señor Barrett - with all the great Benavente players you hear, it is nice to get a compliment from you- unless you meant scary in a bad way!!! :eek: :D
     
  11. Ari

    Ari

    Dec 6, 2001
    Beautiful song... congrats for the tasty playing. You're da man Adrian! :bassist:
     
  12. Benavente

    Benavente

    Aug 14, 2002
    Oregon
    Sweet. Had to hit pause and get out the smoking jacket and the scotch... ;)
     
  13. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Very tasty! I'm assuming that's the white NAMM bass, right?
     
  14. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Chris- we are working on a death metal version of that one, i was thinking maybe an overdriven, super distorted clarinet could play the melody... :eyebrow:

    Vics, no, it's the dark one with the mac ebony top.
     
  15. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Awesome tone, awesome playing, for everyone's part. Great song too :)
     
  16. Benavente

    Benavente

    Aug 14, 2002
    Oregon
     
  17. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    yeah! easy listening 11 string classic favorites.
    " Al Caldwell plays the music of Bing Crosby... using midi technology and multi samples of Zamphir's actual pan flute, you will be transported into a new realm of musical consciousness"..... or not.

    as long as it includes a fold out poster of Vanessa, i'm there.
     
  18. Well done, Adrian. I picked this up shortly after coming to work this morning. A great way to start my day.

    Excellent!

    Thanks for that.
     
  19. SlavaF

    SlavaF

    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Great song, AMAZING bass tone!

    You da man :bassist:
     
  20. Benavente

    Benavente

    Aug 14, 2002
    Oregon

    :D