Dubble Trubble - Dub

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sjm
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1734 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Post Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:09 pm

Seem to have been a few dub/reggae tracks posted recently, so here's one I prepared earlier (December I think).

https://soundcloud.com/steevm/dubble-trubble-wip

Big thanks go out to IL forum users for their feedback, in particular to pararealist for his insights into reggae playing technique and donkeytugger for his excellent suggestion that I use my own FX sample pack to add some badly needed FX (duh).

If you prefer your music visual you can also marvel at my leet video editing skills on YT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0hkFx_HW7E

All footage shot on my phone or made in FL Studio with ZGameEditor Visualizer. Could be better, but it was more a POC than anything and good fun to make.
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vurt
addled muppet weed
38347 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:37 am

skankin!
pretty bloody good indeed!

dark water
KVRian
971 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Re: Dubble Trubble - Dub

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:41 am

Yeah, cool tune and video.
Sounds a bit like a British Scratch Perry!
Good effort.

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donkey tugger
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4948 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Dubble Trubble - Dub

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:43 am

sjm wrote: and donkeytugger for his excellent suggestion that I use my own FX sample pack to add some badly needed FX (duh).
As one of my esteemed colleagues once said in a meeting, "it's a wood for trees situation", shortly before I launched myself over the desk at his throat...

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vurt
addled muppet weed
38347 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:50 am

ot: i still giggle to myself occasionally about you stopping that hippy playing guitar and just saying "no" as he started his song again :lol:

sjm
KVRAF
1734 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Dubble Trubble - Dub

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:48 pm

dark water wrote:Yeah, cool tune and video.
Sounds a bit like a British Scratch Perry!
Good effort.
You made my day for 2 reasons. Flattering comparison, and for once someone doesn't think I sound like Robert Smith/David Byrne/Bowie (a bizarre one IMO). :party:
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sjm
KVRAF
1734 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Dubble Trubble - Dub

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:51 pm

vurt wrote:skankin!
pretty bloody good indeed!

ot: i still giggle to myself occasionally about you stopping that hippy playing guitar and just saying "no" as he started his song again :lol:
Cheers... but save the off topic blather for the guitar VST thread please.

:x :x :x :x :x :x :x


Also, what's the story behind this hippy guy anyway?
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sjm
KVRAF
1734 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Dubble Trubble - Dub

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:52 pm

donkey tugger wrote:As one of my esteemed colleagues once said in a meeting, "it's a wood for trees situation", shortly before I launched myself over the desk at his throat...
Better than having a wood for twee situation.
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fastlanephil
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632 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Dubble Trubble - Dub

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:39 pm

I’ve never heard this specific genre before. I remember the reggae craze in the late 70’s or so. It was after the bluegrass craze. That got old quick. :lol:

It sounds good! You can’t miss the hook!

Rowbance
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33 posts since 27 Nov, 2014

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Post Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:23 pm

Lovin the vibe here ! Wouldn't mind hearing this on the radio every now and then ^^

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Allomerus
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2109 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

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Post Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:42 am

Nice vibe to this. Bass and guitar are cool. Like the sound of the lead synth too!
Well done!
:)
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Rameses
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128 posts since 9 Mar, 2018 from Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Post Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:17 am

Sounds good.
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sjm
KVRAF
1734 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Dubble Trubble - Dub

Post Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:45 am

fastlanephil wrote:I’ve never heard this specific genre before. I remember the reggae craze in the late 70’s or so. It was after the bluegrass craze. That got old quick. :lol:
The way I understand it, dub is really just reggae with lots of delay. Plus some added FX and sirens (with delay of course) and some vocals (singing or MC-ing, again with loads of delay) and presumably copious amounts of mary jane.
fastlanephil wrote: It sounds good! You can’t miss the hook!
I was up all night agonising over the lyrics, I tell you...
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sjm
KVRAF
1734 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Dubble Trubble - Dub

Post Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:52 am

Rowbance wrote:Lovin the vibe here ! Wouldn't mind hearing this on the radio every now and then ^^
Me neither! You get paid for that, right? :lol:
Rameses wrote:Sounds good.
Thanks!
Allomerus wrote:Nice vibe to this. Bass and guitar are cool. Like the sound of the lead synth too!
Well done!
:)
Had to practice the skanks a bit, not as easy as you'd think. Think it worked out OK in the end though. Playing reggae bass is always fun, one of the best genres for a bassist IMO.
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Frantz
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4841 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Dubble Trubble - Dub

Post Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:04 pm

The reggae playing is very good and the vox are fun. Solid production. Good stuff. :tu:

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