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donkey tugger
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Postby donkey tugger; Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:14 pm donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

It's been a while, and having had a listen there doesn't seem to be a lot of pop music in these parts (with a few honourable exceptions) currently, so I thought I would up the quotient a bit, given I think I've finally finished twatting around with this (and have most probably got the mix back to where it was when I started - I was trying to make it heavier, but made it crapper).

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/donkeyt-the-man.mp3

A semi angry song about alienation by a middle-aged man in a well paid secure job. No irony then..

Features some crap solo widdling - give a man a new guitar..
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Postby sjm; Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:31 pm Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

I remember this one. Vox sound good now, everything is highly intelligible. Love the ending.
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Postby melomood; Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:34 pm Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

So that's what happened to Dave Matthews

j/k
DT still got it.
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Postby elassi; Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:40 pm Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

Didn't ask for it (see link). Shame on me.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=496019
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Postby melomood; Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:43 pm Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

I smell a conspiracy. Help me,Alex Jones
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donkey tugger
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Postby donkey tugger; Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:23 am Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

elassi wrote:Didn't ask for it (see link). Shame on me.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=496019


:o :hihi:

melomood wrote:I smell a conspiracy. Help me,Alex Jones


He was good in Blur. Cheese won't save you now though
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vurt
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Postby vurt; Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:06 pm Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

nice work donks, is that the variax? or did you grab one of those cheap gibsons?
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donkey tugger
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Postby donkey tugger; Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:59 pm Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

vurt wrote:nice work donks, is that the variax? or did you grab one of those cheap gibsons?


It's all sorts of gubbins; some programmed stuff (Orange Tree Samples Rick 12, NI strummed acoustic, AAS strum2), some that I played using the variax in normal magnetic pickups mode (bastard battery ran out again as I recall :hihi: ) and the widdling is the variax in the 12 string electric setting (with some sinthesiser or other as well for crude doubling at the end where I converted the solo to midi in teh frootyloops).
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HanafiH
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Postby HanafiH; Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:54 am Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

Wow. That's quite a journey from your old work. That's excellent.
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Postby justin3am; Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:16 am Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

Very nice work. It's a great arrangement and composition. Sounds well mixed too, translates from decent head phones to laptop speakers really well.
The song kinda reminds me of Bruce Springsteen or John Mellencamp. It's got that arena rock vibe. Ends kinda abruptly. :hihi:

Thanks for sharing.
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Postby donkey tugger; Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:03 pm Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

HanafiH wrote:Wow. That's quite a journey from your old work. That's excellent.


Cheers. Gave up for 7 years then started again with a load of new (better) stuff so had to learn everything again..still doing the mumbling miserable crap as well, but also some more chirpy fast stuff it seems.

justin3am wrote:The song kinda reminds me of Bruce Springsteen or John Mellencamp. It's got that arena rock vibe. Ends kinda abruptly. :hihi:



Now you've said that I can sort of hear it too. :o I did think it sounded quite American rock in bits - I wanted to do something with one of those 3 chord riffs a la Boston etc. :hihi:
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Postby melomood; Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:31 pm Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

donkey tugger wrote:Cheers. Gave up for 7 years then started again


Ah. Then I wasn't missing too much in my absence. Looking forward to more
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HanafiH
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Postby HanafiH; Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:24 am Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

donkey tugger wrote:Cheers. Gave up for 7 years then started again with a load of new (better) stuff so had to learn everything again..still doing the mumbling miserable crap as well, but also some more chirpy fast stuff it seems.


Oh, get back to that shed and be miserable in it. These are wonderful days for musicians. It's like all the promise of the early years has suddenly gelled into really exciting equipment that you can actually make work. I never gave up working but I gave up trying to push my tracks. Now I've retired I can spend my days playing endlessly in muso with a DAW time.

I'm still an arsehole. I just sort of ran out of shite. :wink:
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donkey tugger
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Postby donkey tugger; Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:26 am Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

HanafiH wrote:
donkey tugger wrote:Cheers. Gave up for 7 years then started again with a load of new (better) stuff so had to learn everything again..still doing the mumbling miserable crap as well, but also some more chirpy fast stuff it seems.


Oh, get back to that shed and be miserable in it. These are wonderful days for musicians. It's like all the promise of the early years has suddenly gelled into really exciting equipment that you can actually make work. I never gave up working but I gave up trying to push my tracks. Now I've retired I can spend my days playing endlessly in muso with a DAW time.

I'm still an arsehole. I just sort of ran out of shite. :wink:


:hihi:

I do agree though (the bit about the equipment - still haven't got a shed sadly). I was (and still am) gobsmacked with the level of realism and control modern sample libraries have compared to the bits of coal and rubber bands (ok, Sampletank 2) I had before. These kids have had it easy (grumble, cheetah sx16, grumble, midi sample dump, sysex grumble, grumble) so it's only right us old gits get in on the, err, action.

Enjoy the noodling!
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Postby Frantz; Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:39 am Re: donkeyt - the man - guitar pop rokk

The song is short and sweet. The vox sound very good.

The structure is a bit of a headscratcher. It sounds like there should be a chorus but wasn't sure if I could identify it. :)

I think you may have gone slightly overboard layering so many sounds. Some clarity is lost in all that density.

Good job. :tu:
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