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I just finished a new song. It's kind of old school funk.
I've been exploring a lot of the cool things that are part of S1-4. I can't believe the stuff that's included with the studio! I picked up a small 25 key keyboard to use as a master to try out some of the incredible sounds available and was amazed. I'm a guitarist not a keyboard player so apologies for the long-winded wah/wah. I couldn't come up with good lyrics so I dropped some solo guitar over it. I stumbled across a nice clavinet sound that I had to try to use to create something. I may go back later and add some lyrics if I get inspired.Seems like it would be a good party song..
It's a lot to learn but it's a lot of fun. Hope you like it!

Funk 2.0
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by Black_Haus on Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Hell yea!

I love me some funk rock. Great guitar playing, I really like the tone. It has a nice "live in a small club" sound to it. What guitar, amp & wah are you using? The wide spread bass Synth is bad-ass. Very funky cool. The horns are cool too, nice touch and well played. Almost everything a funk rock track needs. Only thing missing is a few soulful female backup singers thrown in a few places.

Great stuff!

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by commonchild on Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:08 pm
haha yeah, this is awesome. super groovy. i could hear different vocal styles over this one.

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by 6stringer1 on Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Thanks for giving it a listen!
The guitar is a Fender Strat made during the 60th Anniversary Year.
It has the Lone Star loaded pickguard with 2 Texas Special single coils and a Pearly Gates humbucker in the bridge position. The amp is a Mesa Boogie Mark 5/35. Probably the best amp I have ever owned - and I've owned a lot of good ones. The wah is on a Boss ME-50 pedal.
I don't usually use the the amp models or effects on it - mostly volume/ wah.
I do uses a rack mounted Lexicon for some delays and effects.
I switched over to Studio One over a year ago from Cakewalk Sonar.
I am still amazed at the new things I keep finding in this studio.
I think the move was one of the best things I've done to improve my creativity and recordings.

When I think of vocals I hear some "Low Rider" or Sly type of vocals. Maybe I'll come up with something later..

Thanks everyone for listening!
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by Black_Haus on Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:30 pm
No wonder I liked the guitar tone. I'm a big fan of Stratocasters with humbuckers in the bridge. That's practically all I ever use. To me it's the perfect guitar.

Also a big fan of Mesa Boogie. I have a couple Dyna-Watt 20/20 Mesa Power Amps that I just love. Those little things really pack a punch.

That Boss has a good Wah sound.. I'm surprised to hear that's what you used. Can't wait to hear this sounds like with vocals if you decide to go that route. I think it is pretty good as is though.

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by 6stringer1 on Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Thanks!
I love the guitar. It's the 1st Strat I ever had with a humbucker. It's a nice combination.
I've always been a fan of Pearly Gates pickup.
I installed one in a Les Paul gold top and it sounds great.
My last Mesa was a Stiletto. Great tone but too much volume.
I traded it for the Mark 5/35. That's a keeper for me.
It has everything I need including an old school reverb tank!

Thanks
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by Black_Haus on Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:02 am
What kind of mic or mic’s do you use to record guitar? Iis there a particular mic technique you find works best?

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by 6stringer1 on Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Actually I don't use mic's very much anymore. I've been recording direct ever since I got the Mark 5.
There is a low impedance out on the Mark 5 that combines the cab clone (closed back or vintage) with an attenuator. If I'm recording late at night I can turn off the speaker cabinet and monitor everything on headphones.The amp is always plugged into channel 1 on my interface so once I fire up the amp and get S1 up and running I can hit record and go. I also like the fact that I don't have to worry about unintended sounds ruining a good take. I live in New England and radiators hiss and bang and make all kinds of noise. When I have used mic's I use a Sure SM57 or SM58.
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by rscain on Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Groove on! Very nice funk n' chunk happening here.
Killer kick drum. Like the panning on the clav.
Really nice guitar work!
What did you use for the sax, that's cool!
Nice tight ending, cool track!

I also made the switch from SONAR to S1, and I have to say I wish I had done it sooner. The main difference to me is the workflow, it just seems much more intuitive.

Anyway, great work!

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by 6stringer1 on Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Thanks for listening!
Glad you like the guitar. I was worried it was a little over the top.
I bought a 25 key Nektar keyboard to use as a master controller to be able to explore the cool sounds available in Presence XT. I am amazed at the quality of the instruments that are included
with S1. The inspiration for the song started with the clavinet and built from there.
The sax sound I found in Presence XT also. I used the Nektar keyboard and used the pitch bend roller to slide into the notes on the sax.
I'm really glad I switched to S1 after Cakewalk crashed and burned. I had been using Cakewalk products for over 20 years. I have no regrets switching to S1. I bought the Faderport 8 to add to my studio and love it.I think it's the best my studio has ever been.
Thanks again!
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by Black_Haus on Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Great job on playing the Sax parts on the keyboard. Very well done!

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by 6stringer1 on Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Thanks man. It was fun!

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