12 comments on “Rated Blue – 32C Sessions LIVE Digital Album

  1. Nice work! Mixed a bit hot for my taste, and maybe sometimes a little dry as well, but still good.

    About covers: Jazzers do it all the time, so why not? And I’m kinda fond of one of my daughter’s compositions, maybe I’ll do something with that (hip-hop style, meaning that I’ll leave her playing it in the song, and simply add some things). Let’s see.

  2. Good spirit, and good results.

    I just listened to “Is This Love”, because it’s the only track I know, and because I played the bass guitar when I was in a reggae band.
    I sing and play the guitar now, doing covers too, and that’s a real good school.

    Keep on recording, my friends.

    See you.

    E-Gwen.

  3. I’m one of those who cringe at cover performances… Unless the arrangement is original enough, in which case I do support it. There’s little _creative_ merit to playing a song somebody else already have done in the same manner, but to effectively arrange it in an interesting manner does take a fair amount of cleverness and I not only find it amusing, but attempt it some times myself!

    Now… I do have a completely unrelated question I hate asking here but I can’t find anywhere else to ask: this page, or rather, the FTP, used to have this totally kickass, 3-sample-round-robin capable guitar SFZ that seems to be gone now. What happened to it? These new ‘No Budget Band” guitars up right now, despite sounding great, are much more prone to machine-gunning. 🙁

    Thanks for reading!

  4. Going Down – is ruling! Go on, GMag! Super! When you begin to sing dirty and freely – it sounds cool (for my taste:)).

    P.S. *Led Zeppelin also the best. )

  5. I mean dirty sound of voice (not in musical meaning). If my dictionary is right – I could say “pert” or “cheeky’ instead of “dirty”. Hope my English can describe my thoughts clearly:)

  6. I’ll second Wolfgang’s comment about jazz and “covers”. We call them “standards”, of course, and they’re a basis upon which to improvise. The song/tune is the same, but each performance differs from others. One of those, of course, is “Fly Me To The Moon”. What typically we don’t do is try to make a clone of the original. We do our own version here and now, with solos by some of whomever is in the band on the day.

  7. I have not listened to these yet…I will. But I am very familiar with most of the material, Mixbus (Best darned sounding DAW anywhere for any man’s money I think), bands, music, sound and on, and align with many of your shared thoughts on covers!! People miss the true nature of it all IMHO; We are there to damn well entertain people!! Has zero to do with having studied under a monk on a hill for 20yrs or some personal subjective choice of whats “best”. Can you bring it?? Can you put looks of joy upon the faces of those you perform to??

    All the tedious back and forth over the little specific stuff – this pedal, those cables, that guitfiddle or drum kit… what it was recorded on & where, etc… those things can be fun to tawk shop about for 5 seconds but they are hardly the point in the end game. When working a band, trios were often my favorite. For the picker (me also) it’s a hoot! All that open melodic sonic canvas for use without over playing!! :>

    Been working on putting my audio rig back together and decide on config. I run an older Echo Layla and also an Echo Firewire12 depending on needs. Both a clean, non sterile in tone and mate up well with Mixbus. Might try your last release if I get a chance to download it. Have the prior one I think. It was always solid work on your part. I was always a KXStudio guy! Then of course you did a smart thing and connected with them to make use of all those killer tools FXTalk developed? We shall see.

    Mostly wanted to identify a bit with you and congratulate you on an excellent body of work and effort with your AVLinux development, studio, recording and your bands efforts!

    cheers,
    Russell

  8. Wow! Love your OS; first I have ever been able to hear it used properly. LOL. I have come out of a dark tunnel, musically, after years, just begining to seriously practice and write again, with another, who also uses pc-based tech now. I’m showing my age that I first listened to your ‘Since I’ve Been Lovin’ You’ cover by Led Zeppelin… I was immediately blown-away by this, and all I have heard so-far: ‘Superstition’, — another favorite of mine — and ‘Use Me’. Showing my age again here, (57+), but your sound reminds me of ‘Blind Faith’ too — who did one album years ago; I hope to hear more from Your band. And covers done well, are a revisit and upgrade as I see it, as well as I like to write and to hear new material. Great music, GMaq…

    God Bless You;

    Rob

  9. Hi,
    Thanks for the kind words, I LOVE Blind Faith so you’re right on the money there! Best of luck with your recording projects!

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