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    Cool Peter Gunn Theme with JABB horns

    I like to play around with early 60s surf and spy guitar tunes but I have never had horn samples good enough to use in these songs- until now!

    Because I was going for a rock sound, I didn't use the JABB drums or bass.

    Guitar is real strat, bass is YT E Bass Fender Precision Bass and drums are Scarbee Imperial Drums XL. Please feel free to critique. Enjoy!
    www.raylindsley.com/Peter_Gunn.mp3

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    Re: Peter Gunn Theme with JABB horns

    Hi, Ray.

    I think it sounds okay, but really needs longer holds or sustain on the horn parts, or at least some fall offs or something. The endings of a lot of the horn parts seem too abrupt, at least compared to the original recording, which is also a lot wetter with reverb. This does demonstrate the potential fatness of the horns, which is nice. I think the JABB drums could have sounded good with this, but I'd be interested to hear the difference, if you could substitute them in, maybe?

    Still waiting for someone to tackle that other famous Henry Mancini tune.

    Best,
    Shaz
    www.EricHermanMusic.com
    - Cool Tunes for Kids -

  3. #3

    Re: Peter Gunn Theme with JABB horns

    Quote Originally Posted by Shazbot

    Still waiting for someone to tackle that other famous Henry Mancini tune.
    You mean there are only two???
    Richard N.

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    Bach Strad LT16MG, LT36G, 42B + B&H Sovereign Studio Tenor Trombones ~ Holton 181 Bass Trombone ~ Getzen Bass Trumpet ~ Yamaha TR4335G Trumpet ~ B&H Euphonium

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    Re: Peter Gunn Theme with JABB horns

    Quote Originally Posted by Shazbot
    Hi, Ray.

    Still waiting for someone to tackle that other famous Henry Mancini tune.
    Baby Elephant Walk? That would tickle me Pink!

  5. #5

    Re: Peter Gunn Theme with JABB horns

    Ray,

    Tremendous potential, some great powerful moments, just needs a little polish here and there. A few moments where the "players" could be a little tighter. Overall a very impressive first version. Shazbot had some good observations also.

  6. #6

    Re: Peter Gunn Theme with JABB horns

    Beaten to the punch!

    I'd already planned on doing a version of this sometime. Hopefully I'll get to it after the move (this Wednesday!), now that I have 2 GB RAM on this machine.

    - m
    Free MFX and other plugins: http://www.TenCrazy.com/
    Markleford's music: http://www.markleford.com/music/

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    Re: Peter Gunn Theme with JABB horns

    Oh, and I forgot to comment on the piece itself...

    Pretty rough, but gets the idea across. Yeah, the horns should be a lot wetter and use fall-offs. Track down the original Mancini version, too, so you can hear the french-horn rips!

    - m
    Free MFX and other plugins: http://www.TenCrazy.com/
    Markleford's music: http://www.markleford.com/music/

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    Re: Peter Gunn Theme with JABB horns

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm having trouble getting the fall offs to work- I'm obviously doing something wrong, any pointers on using the fall-off feature would be appreciated.

    BTW I'm not looking to do a copy of the original version- it's supposed to be more like the Duane Eddy version that just had a tenor saxophone, but I wanted a few more horns than that. I'm not looking to do a full orchestration- I'll leave that for someone else. My focus is more on the guitar riff.

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    Re: Peter Gunn Theme with JABB horns

    Yeah, it's got that surf legacy, and you definitely nailed the sound!

    Honestly, I'm a fan of the version from the 80's videogame "Spy Hunter". Then I heard the Mancini version on radio once and made the connection (thanks to my dad), so I got my Jr. high school jazz band director to get the chart for us!

    As for the fall-offs, make sure you get the JABB update and look at the related documentation: it has a correction for the CC values of the note-off effects (for trumpet, at least).

    - m
    Free MFX and other plugins: http://www.TenCrazy.com/
    Markleford's music: http://www.markleford.com/music/

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    Re: Peter Gunn Theme with JABB horns

    This is the first time I have heard a demo of JABB where I didn't think the horns sounded merely 'ok'...

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