I was inspired by watching my fellow classmate John Jorgenson play in our hometown the other night. It was an amazing concert and it inspired me to focus my JABB testing toward the guitar gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt.
This was my first attempt at using the guitars in JABB. As a guitar player, I would have liked to have had a bit more control. The string bends do not sound realistic, so that, I admit, is the weakest point of the piece.
This is also my first use of Convolution Reverb. I'm glad Kontakt provides this, as I wanted to experiment with it. Being on the Macintosh, I had to employ a few tricks to get it to work. (it will not import impulses in the plugin).
I hope you enjoy this little bit of Swing that was created using JABB on an Intel iMac using GarageBand '08.
Your music file requires my installing the Quicktime player which I won't do. Since Quicktime is primarily for Apple computers, it doesn't get along with my PC at all. I installed it once in the past and it attempted to take over my music system, wouldn't let other music players operate and generally screwed things up in general.
Hey, good deal - glad the pitch bend note helped. Yeah, a value of "1" is better for guitar since the notes don't bend all that much really.
Also good try at getting a more universally available link for your audio - but even after refreshing the page, I'm still seeing your original QuickTime player. - In regards to that, I've had QuickTime on this old Windows 98 machine for a long time with no problems. But everyone's set up is different and so there are no guarantees on how different utilities will react on various computers.
But you best check on what you tried to re-post - things don't appear to be changed.
If I may chime in on Quicktime as well. The latest point version of Quicktime is not intrusive at all. That is, on my WinXP box at work. All it really did was assign quicktime to Apple-specific extensions. If a few, like MP3, are assigned to Quicktime, just go in to properties and change it to your previous. However, I have not found that to be the case with the latest installers. Real Media? That's a different story. You want to talk about hijacking!
I really enjoyed this. You did a great job with the rendering on this.
As far as Quicktime, I don’t have any problems at all on my XP machines. As you said, I refuse to install Realplayer – I did once and I had to reformat my hard drive to get rid of all the awful things it did.