Recording a demo with the big band

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by Michiel, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

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    Jul 29, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Last month my big band recorded material for a promotional demo.
    We're still cutting and mixing and cutting and mixing and cutting and mixing and, well ... you get the picture.

    Here is an outtake I'd like to share: we always do Peter Gunn as our opening tune.
    Sadly, not all cams and audio were running yet, so I only have this cam and the single stereo mic at the back of the room. Not suitable for the demo, but it's got a nice energy to it that I'd like to share.



    I'm playing the Country Club into the Elektra head w 4x10 cab here btw.
     
  2. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Great stuff!!!!
     
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Love big band stuff, great work Michiel!
     
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Great stuff Michiel . I get more of a kick watching the guy , ( or is he the conductor ??? ) in the suit . I like the way he starts you guys up and then seems to walk away .....lol
     
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Yeah, I thought that was funny too! Maybe he should trade his conductor's baton for a starter pistol! :D
     
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  6. dilver

    dilver Country Gent

    Feb 16, 2009
    NJ
    Looks like everyone's having fun
     
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Good stuff Michiel!
     
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I thought he was an overly enthusiastic fan! :)
     
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  9. pockneck

    pockneck Gretschie

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    Jan 31, 2013
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    Love it, our big band plays it as well, and I play the Country Club through a Polytone Brute. OF course with a Nocturne Brain boost.
     
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  10. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

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    Haha, yeah, he's our conductor - Jacob Bedaux. Great guy and very unconventional in his ways.
    He always manages to make people exceed themselves. I've been with him in serveral bands and combos and love working with him.
     
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  11. blc45

    blc45 Country Gent

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    Cool stuff! I never got a chance to play in a big band setting. Always wanted to.
     
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  12. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

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    Yay! The demo is done (finally!). Will, from the Gretschpages, did the audio recording and final mix.
    I keep underestimating the staggering amount of work that goes into sync'ing, cutting, mixing the recordings into a demo like this.
    But hey, we're all super excited with the result. Check it out! :D

     
  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Safety in numbers.

    Cool video, Michiel!
     
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  14. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

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    Hey, that was great! Fun. Now I've got to wail away on my bass and get that riff down or I won't be able to get it out of my head.
     
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  15. MBERTHOLD

    MBERTHOLD Country Gent

    Thanks for posting, Very cool, saw you gunnin away on your guitar! Sounds Fantastic, all them instruments!!
     
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  16. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    Very cool Michiel!
     
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  17. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

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    Haha, yes exactly. Noone will notice when I accidentally grab a 13 iso a b13. ;)

    I sat in with another band as well for a while, where the director actually told me 'aim for a 25% hit ratio' on his arrangements (4 chords per measure kind of stuff).
     
  18. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    Boston
    YES! He's like Sinatra sauntering around. He just need a fedora and a smoke.
     
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  19. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Likin' it.

    How come you're the only one allowed to wear a jacket?
     
  20. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

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    Guitarists have a special place [emoji41]
     
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