My main project (at least as far as Cantabile is concerned) is a jazz/fusion/instrumental group. As I’ve mentioned in a few other posts, the Cantabile setups are very complicated as I’m often covering multiple parts that were originally overdubbed (such is the fate of a keyboardist).
So here’s my current challenge (and one that isn’t confined to this one tune, but I think if I can fix it once, I can use it in other examples).
In Birdland (Weather Report), there is a chromatic downward line of parallel diminished chords that repeats (sax solo over the top).
The last time through the phrase the horn/sax patch fades (and only the piano is left). I’d like to trigger an automated fade somehow would be ideal - especially if I can start the fade process through a control (like a binding with a footswitch or sustain pedal). The fade can be timed - it’s not ultra critical to be exact.
Note that I’m trying to simplify things as I’m trying to solo over this downward line (which I’ve put together so I can play it with one note per chord - Joe Zawinul I’m not (nor is anyone else I know ). I’m thinking trying to manage this with a volume pedal will throw me over the edge.