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Re: A bit of NINJAM
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2014, 01:59:46 AM »
that is some rad jams dude!

the 1st one...need more volume on the ride cym  :) (IMO) but I dug the Toms panning also

that 2nd one...I still have to listen to in its entirety, but very cool....some of those sounds seemed familiar, like some even sounded like a korg wavedrum, and / or some Battery sounds...?

very cool dude
thanks for sharing

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Re: A bit of NINJAM
« Reply #61 on: March 09, 2015, 06:54:23 PM »
Thanks for listening.  I've been leaving the Native Instrument kits "as installed" until I get a feel for the sounds... then I'll start tweaking 'em :).  It takes me about a year to really get irritated enough by things like "I can't hear the ride" (yeah, you're right...) before I actually give in and set up the kit a little "differently".  That's because I'll usually find my first several attempts worse!

Anyway, here's another...
20150308-1640-edit03-pljones-mbazz-DirtyDeeds-Audialite-J_Kritz
OK, so I've no idea what the style of music is called but it was great fun to play.
pljones: TrapKAT to Native Instruments Abbey Road 70s "Tight" kit (IIRC)
mbazz: mmm, bass
DirtyDeeds: loopy synth bits
Audialite: dirty guitar
J_Kritz: clean guitar

Post-processing: the usual cleaning up plus, here, lots and lots of trying to get the levels "right" all through...

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Re: A bit of NINJAM
« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2015, 04:12:54 PM »
OK, something more easily identifiable as smooth jazz.
20150301-1611-edit01-pljones-AD_Bass-Doublebass-tilt
pljones: TrapKAT to NI Abbey Roads... err, I forget...
AD_Bass: bass
Doublebass: keyboards
tilt: brief lead guitar segment

Post processing... tilt's slightly edgy and then muffled sound is down to the very poor signal-to-noise on the original recording that I mercilessly scrubbed and adjusted levels on: I just wish the original had been better as the playing was much better than it sounds here; the "mud" would have swamped the rest of the mix if I'd simply amplified it up.  Not so bad else where - gently noise removal and high and low pass filters, plus a touch of compression and then level adjustments.  Overall mix then subtly compressed a little, leaving plenty of dynamics.

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Re: A bit of NINJAM
« Reply #63 on: June 07, 2015, 05:44:57 PM »
Time for another...  Two sections in this jazz piece.  Doublebass covers bass (looped) and keys with me on NI Abbey Road 70s Open kit throughout.  The first part has Ozrael on frenetic guitar.  The second has Magnus on delightful trumpet.

20150606-1006-edit01-pljones-Doublebass-Ozrael-Magnus

Usual post processing of clean up and low/high pass filters, plus dynamic level adjustments to peak at -6dB before then performing the overall mix.  Mastering was a tender application of compression.

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Re: A bit of NINJAM
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2016, 05:53:24 PM »
It's time... for another post.  I'll trawl back in time for several tracks since the last post...

Two recent ones:
20160221-1532-edit01-pljones-Nacho-karcass-tea
20160221-1610-edit01-pljones-Nacho-tea
Nacho on keys, tea on guitar, karcass on bass on the first track, me on Native Instruments Abbey Road 70s Drummer Open Full kit Hard Rock patch with a scripted variable hi-hat.  Stems cleaned up and some hard-handed editing on the second track to get more out of Nacho's performance (he kept stopping playing so I duplicated a few bits).  The first has a heavily edited start - everyone was playing but I stripped it back as I felt this showed more how the mood developed.  And I really had some fun playing on it...

20151205-0904-edit03-pljones-pelican
A very different feel here with pelican on guitar getting a great sound.

20151114-0951-edit02-pljones-hooduldul-theo_h
Hard drums over vaporous guitar (theo_h) and keys (hooduldul).

20151003-0911-edit01-pljones-notMe-flip
There aren't enough singers (notMe) on NINJAM, so this could do with pushing.  flip here on spacey guitar.

20150912-1020-edit01-pljones-clarkay-mutant
Something a little proggy.  And very nice.

20150725-1019-edit01-pljones-cyberdog
Back now to nearly my previous post... Here's cyberdog making his B3 clone do dirty things...  I'm on NI AR 50s Drummer Autumn Kit, I think...
« Last Edit: February 26, 2016, 05:55:14 PM by pljones »

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Re: A bit of NINJAM
« Reply #65 on: February 29, 2016, 09:28:21 AM »
all are very cool jams dude!

now, a question (again) are you able to record each sep track while jamming?
or are you just able to record a mix down of all the players parts simultaneously and then do some tweaking with that?


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Re: A bit of NINJAM
« Reply #66 on: February 29, 2016, 01:31:13 PM »
It's as separate tracks.  The remote players get received as lossy compressed audio (Ogg Vorbis) from the server in streams of chunks and each player's track's (or tracks') chunks get decompressed and re-assembled by Reaper.  (The local track (or tracks) are also chunked - to ensure consistency with the remotes - but saved lossless.)

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Re: A bit of NINJAM
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2016, 06:57:48 PM »
cool on the ogg
(down with O G G yeah you know me) :o

I have also used .ape monkey audio for compressing files as well.
and dbpoweramp.com is where i found other various goodies.

are you running Windows, Linux, both?

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Re: A bit of NINJAM
« Reply #68 on: March 03, 2016, 02:18:11 AM »
Windows for desktop, Linux for server.