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    Tribute to Jobim (Guitar & Piano bossa)

    Hi everyone. This time i´m going to share something quite different. In first place is a sequence (i almost never make them). I made it with Sonar, and uses the Garritan Steinway in Player perspective (a perspective that i had not used) and a sample acoustic guitar from Yellow Tools. I used too another instruments. In second place, i go to a different time, the 60´s with a "groovy" jazzy bossa nova. Is a very short piece. I´d like to know your opinions.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/14924414...im__fixed_.mp3

    PD: this is a new version following the advices that gave to me.

    Victor

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    Re: Tribute to Jobim (Guitar & Piano bossa)

    Very nice - very smooth. I'm really wanting to hear an acoustic bass on the bottom, though, and the vibes are a nice touch of atmoshpere. In terms of the sequence, the timing of the guitar and piano is a little too loose for my taste. If you could move more of the notes closer to the 8th note feel I think that would make things even better. I realize you need to maintain the strums, etc., but the overall timing of even those can be tightened up some.

    When I'm doing strums in Sonar, I play in my chords as block chords, quantized, and then I use a CAL routine called "strumit" (or something close to that) which lets me create brief arpeggiations or strums. It works pretty well.
    Paul Baker
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    Austin, Texas, USA
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    Re: Tribute to Jobim (Guitar & Piano bossa)

    Victor:

    Another very nice piano rendition. I would have to agree with
    bmdaustin that a little tightening up would really make this a
    super track.

    The Player Perspective sounds wonderful, but, in reality, I like
    your playing better on the Close and Under the Lid perspectives.
    It seems to me that when one plays "lightly" with any perspective
    loaded you get a better piano tone quality. Have you found this
    to be true or is it just me?.........lol

    A great track, Victor


    BRAVO,

    Jack
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    Re: Tribute to Jobim (Guitar & Piano bossa)

    Victor

    Lovely playing as I have come to expect.

    I do find it funny that between rapidshares wait time and slow download speed, it took me 3 times as long to start to listen to this than the piece was long.

    Nice work as always.

    Ron
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    Re: Tribute to Jobim (Guitar & Piano bossa)

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post
    I do find it funny that between rapidshares wait time and slow download speed, it took me 3 times as long to start to listen to this than the piece was long.
    Ups! I apologize Ron, i forgot to set the direct download. It is fixed now.

    Thanks bmdaustin for your words. A friend told me the same about use a bass, i could add it later. About the strum, i recorded the guitar playing it myself, but hearing the metronome. I didn´t want to use any special function later because i always fear that it could rest naturalness. But i recognize that i´m not usually inmersed in this sequence world and this recomendations are very useful for me.

    Hi Jack, i´m glad you liked it. This time i wanted to change the style. I studied jazz too, and mix bossa nova with jazz is something that i enjoy a lot.

    Ron thanks again for your words and i´m pleased you liked it. The next time i´ll be aware of the direct download.

    Victor

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    Re: Tribute to Jobim (Guitar & Piano bossa)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhap2 View Post
    It seems to me that when one plays "lightly" with any perspective
    loaded you get a better piano tone quality. Have you found this
    to be true or is it just me?.........lol
    Jack, about your question i always have liked to know how many different dynamic layers has the Garritan Steinway. I can get the difference in tone quality in several dynamics but i miss a richness and color nuances that is very characteristic and i´ve heard in many steinways i´ve played in the pp-mp range. For this reason i use the soft pedal (that has a wonderful sound) in order to obtain a wider color range.

    Ivorys have 16 layers, sampletekk TBO and Seven Seas have 31. How many Garritan Steinway has? Because i have looked for this and i have not found the answer.

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    Re: Tribute to Jobim (Guitar & Piano bossa)

    Bmdaustin and Jack, i followed your advices and fixed the piece. Now it has a counterbass and the strum is better syncrhonized. Thank you because is much better now. This is the new link (i replaced the original too in my first post):

    http://rapidshare.com/files/14924414...im__fixed_.mp3

    Victor

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    Very smooth and suave. Really enjoyed this!
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    Re: Tribute to Jobim (Guitar & Piano bossa)

    It sounds good and floats right along.

    Tasteful piano with a nice touch.



    Phil

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    Re: Tribute to Jobim (Guitar & Piano bossa)

    Much mo betta! You could even turn the bass up some more and possibly drop some parts an octave (still keeping the notes on the instrument, though). I couldn't hear enough to tell clearly, but you'll get more foundation to the sound if the bass is in its lower octave or so. You can go down to the third E below the piano's middle C. Also, I can't tell exactly, but the vibes might need a little tightening up, too. It really is magical how a good bossa nova or samba can literally feel lighter than air.
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