Stay at home projects


#102

Sounds good Randal! Jamstix is kicking well. :+1:


#103

Nice! How does Jamstix like playing in 5/4?


#104

Thanks! Jamstix is a nice program and a great tool for a non-drummer, IMO.


#105

Jamstix handled 5/4 really well. I bought the Odd Time pack and used the drummer and one of the styles that came with it. Then I just did the normal Jamstix arrangement task of building a song with intro, verse, chorus, bridge, etc parts and for the most part churned out a natural sounding part that was like the one I was hearing in my head. I was very pleased with its performance. I did throw a few crash cymbal loops into some key spots (not very many) to emphasize some “feel” elements. The bridge switches to a “3 + 2” feel and I added loops on the “2” beats to pull out the emphasis. The verses are “2 + 3” and the chorus is five “2s” for which the Jamstix 5/4 feel underneath those worked great on its own. It is a fun plugin.


#106

@dave_dore

Jumping through hoops to make this work, but having fun. Had to trash my earlier efforts and moved to a more responsive e-kit, and found a good tone for my Bass. Finally, things are coming together. Laying down organ track today. Guitars tonight, and horns tomorrow (if my embouchure holds up). Hope to be done this coming week, after vocal and mixing.


#107

Sorry I missed this message. I appreciate all your effort Corky and look forward to your creation! :smile: You will make my one man band look small … :grin:

Dave


#108

I was really impressed with this lockdown rendition of Roundabout.


#109

Wow, that was exellent. Sounds NAILED!! They make a better Yes cover band than anyone I’ve come across, including the actual one right now :smiley: :smiley:


#110

Sad but true about the latter point; they have become a parody of themselves. Not that I would ever try to play Yes myself as I don’t have the playing chops of Wakeman, but I recently watched the current incarnation of Yes trying to pull off the "Gates of Delirium (I love the YesShows live version far more than the studio version). It sounded awful.

It still makes me cringe! They are so all over the place…

I did saw ARW a few years back and they were OK. Trevor Rabin was great on his era songs, but he is no Steve Howe.

And have you heard “From A Page” curated from studio tapes of aborted songs that Oliver Wakeman was given when he was sacked? He has completed and issued the songs with Howe’s blessing, and they are excellent and show what could have been compared to “Heaven and Earth”, which I cannot listen to.


#111

I’ve heard the one song and thought it was quite good. Havn’t bought it though. I would never diss Yes in public because Jon Davison is still a good frined but… yeah, sigh ARW has their issus but the rhythm section ain’t one of them! And Jon Anderson is back to sounding quite good these days. Steve Howe isn’t really Steve Howe any more…