Here’s today’s effort, about playing at O’Kayz Corral in Madison in 1988 or so…ever play there flanders?
SO, are you making any money at this yet Tom? you should be.
You certainly sound better and more creative than that that guy in Everyone Loves Mary…or those free credit report.com guys…
Your drums sounded pretty good, if you don’t mind me askin’ what are you using?
I like the way it it got all loud on the cymbals during the chorus, just like a real drummer would do.
I find a lot of midi files like that (mostly classic rock) and I end up going in and changing all the velocities down to like 45…it just doesn’t sound good loud out of a PA, who want’s to sit next to a speaker blasting 450 watts of cymbal power in their ear for 16 bars…but it works on recordings!
Hey thanks J,
Drums are snare and kick sample played by me with a midi keyboard and then quantized and then tweaked and humanized and whatever. Then I overdubbed the cymbals and other perc. So that is why the cymbals get louder just like a real drummer cuz I am sort of real.
Hey thanks J,
Drums are snare and kick sample played by me with a midi keyboard and then quantized and then tweaked and humanized and whatever.
Then I overdubbed the cymbals and other perc.
So that is why the cymbals get louder just like a real drummer cuz I am sort of real.
What did you get those samples from Nashville?
I heard they have some pretty good ones if you got the $$$.
So let me see if I got this, you played the kick and snare from a keyboard sample and the cymbals were played on real cymbals and overdubbed.
that is interesting I have never heard of using both real drums and samples in rock (accept in techno and industrial music...oh and then there is phil collins) always thought it was an either/or because of the differences in sounds..but I guess with enough tweeking as you've demonstrated it can sound superflawless....(a pun on superfluous)
Here's today's effort, about playing at O'Kayz Corral in Madison in 1988 or so...ever play there flanders?
Ok, now here's something I find quite "dig-able" (finally). Reminds me of "The Outlaws" (remember them from the 70's ?) meets "Gin Blossoms". I like the chord changes and the whole vibe. The only thing I noticed that could use some attention is that you've got some volume surges in a few spots but otherwise, spot-on good show, m8'ty.
Those are great samples…
I say it …
because when you do the “Walk-Away” thing the kick is right there…
So much for that race to 50 songs…Now it’s the countdown to 100!
Heh - thanks for the listens guys.
Those are free samples from some place.
I think it was some Stanford U thing actually.
flanders, the Outlaws - that’s odd, I was one of their few fans in Michigan - front row at Pine Knob, about 1979 or so??? Fragment of Green Grass and High Tides in the verse guitar?
Love the ghostly aaaahhh’s (unless your singing a word )
Tom you have that gift that lets us just know it’s a spademan tune as soon as it starts. Then comes the distinctly original voice
Jeremy’s right you should be making some money there.
Well, playing La Bamba in frats paid my way through undergrad and law school, so i guess it hasn’t been a total loss.
Then again, I’ve never actually used the law degree.
Well, playing La Bamba in frats paid my way through undergrad and law school, so i guess it hasn't been a total loss.
Then again, I've never actually used the law degree.
if you are lawyer avocate you should like to sue someone just for him to have the fun coz you know how these work. we do these all the time in my country
Love the ghostly aaaahhh's (unless your singing a word
My dad has quiet a gift,
he can pick out of any song whether they are ghost or angels in the backround!
Neither ghosts nor angels in this case, only Tom.
Horace, I went pretty much straight from law school off to grad school, so I never cost anyone their estate or anything.
I would like to share here 3 videos from that fine time, however;
Well those were fun to watch! Looks like there’s more on you tube there- I’ll have to check the other stuff out later. Thanks for posting. Long live the 80’s!!!
p.s. I must admit I was hoping for some keyboards
NO KEYBOARDS! “America loves an electric guitar.” - Tom Whitaker (Map of the World circa 1984)
Speaking of the 1980s:
Natural Disasters is one of the great unknown records of that decade. I should mention that they were my friends in ann arbor.
That was great…enjoyed every second of it!
That was great...enjoyed every second of it!
So did I! Thanks for watching and listening!
Nice song Tossy
The m would have made it a little discustin… But it’s true, you sort of toss um out there!
Heh - the old drummer Mark says he’s posted almost every bit of video he has now.