Now that the initial version of SIPS has finally been released, I thought I might take off my technical hat for a while and have a little fun doing something musical with SIPS. About 4 years ago I got hold of the original arrangement for Bob Crosby's 1938 recording of the March Of the Bobcats and, about 3 years ago, I multitracked myself playing all the parts of this Dixieland Classic (with real instruments). I played it a little looser (with more swing) than the original because, back in 1938, jazz styles still had a lot of the 'chinky-chinky' sound. But, apart from more swing, and of course higher-fidelity, my recording is pretty much a note for note copy of the original, including the Classic Clarinet solo by Irving Fazola.
Since my original motive for writing SIPS was to eventually be able to put my clarinet in mothballs, I thought it might be interesting to see how close to a real clarinet I could get a sampled clarinet to sound. So, I removed my orignal clarinet track from the 'March Of The Bobcats' and replaced my Selmer with a SIPS special . It didn't turn out too bad and I think maybe I could 'sail it past' a lot of listeners. Now, I'm sure you guys will be more critical but, if you have a little bent for this style of music you might enjoy giving a listen to The March Of The Big Bobcats.
I want to emphasize that so far, only the Clarinet track was done with SIPS, the other tracks are still as I did them 3 years ago.
My special thanks to Andrew (aka Thonex) for letting me put this mp3 on his web site (I'm just a poor ol' country boy an' I don' have a web site).