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#1 JapanAxe

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 10:16 PM

I recently sold my venerable Akai DPS16 stand-alone DAW on this very forum, in favour of Reaper recording software. In the process of transferring over the digital audio files that I wanted to save, I found a short instrumental track that I recorded on a Roland VS840 in the early 2000's. The guitar parts were originally put down using the VS840's own amp sims and effects, and sounded somewhat thin; the organ and bass parts were created with a GR30 guitar synth (long gone); and the drum parts came from Alesis SR16 presets.

As a way of learning Reaper, I set about re-recording all the parts as follows. Everything except the drums went through a Roland Quad Capture interface. I realise the bass is low in the mix, but this is very much guitar-driven music.

Drums - MT Power Drum Kit plug-in - amazing value as it is a free download, dead easy to drag and drop patterns into a MIDI track and edit them to taste. If you don't like their kit, you can output the MIDI notes to another module.
Bass - Fender Mustang bass > Cali76 compressor > Markbass 801 combo > DI out
Guitar 1 - Gretsch Duo Jet > Cali76 > Deluxe Memory Man > Swart STR > DI via Behringer GI100
Guitar 2 - Strat via same route
Organ - Korg X50 'Dirty BX3'

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 09:24 PM

Love it! I'm a fan of Man...or Astroman? and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, and any modern (and vintage) surf/drag. Great work, thanks for sharing :)
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#3 JapanAxe

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 10:51 PM

View PostKevsy71, on 25 December 2016 - 09:24 PM, said:

Love it! I'm a fan of Man...or Astroman? and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, and any modern (and vintage) surf/drag. Great work, thanks for sharing :)

Thanks Kevsy!
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