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AROUND THE LOOP IN 30 WAYS (REALLY QUICKLY!)


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This is what one might call a 'rush job'...I injured my back about a week before the LIOLI#4 deadline, and couldn't stand (let alone sit) for a good week....so I hope my submission is not too late!
A huge 'Thank You' to Bud for organising this round of 'Loop it Or Lose It'. I'm afraid this time I 'lost' it!

Oh, for legal reasons, Bud mentioned to mention the following link...

http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=25068
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Uploaded: May 29, 2007 - 06:03:16 PM
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2007 - 07:09:18 AM Last Played: Sep 30, 2017 - 09:01:16 AM
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jiguma said 3854 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
Bad back?
Thought Merimbula was a little quieter than usual ;)

Great percussive stuff going on and the Middle Eastern melodies work really well. Lots of aggressive (but tasteful) runs in there - sounds like the quantising problem in GB has been worked out, or is it just that eveything fits in the 1/64ths beat ?

Really interesting - impressed because: a) you did such a good job so quickly; b) you did such a quick job so well and ; c) because you did it so quickly ;)

I can recommend a physiotherapist.

Cheers,
Neil
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alfalpha said 3853 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
Bad Back...
Cheers Neil...
I had to take an aggresive stance with this submission (read 'a couple of strong macchiatos early in the morning'), otherwise I probably wouldn't have made it in time ;) I'd have dearly loved to spend a bit more time on this, however, I really needed to make up for lost time- a week without MacJams somehow didn't help the pain!

Many Thanks for the kind comments & I think I'll take you up on that physiotherapist!
Cheers,
Alf


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SmokeyVW said 3854 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
nice horns
i love the horns doing the piano loop. and the way you led us right into it, so it was a nice surprise when it finally arrived - genius!

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alfalpha said 3853 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
I like horns!
When I first heard the loops I thought to myself 'how can I somehow make the 2 loops relate to each other more closely?-Ah, trains & horns!'.

Now, whether or not this actually 'works' is another issue altogether, however I settled on the 'trombone section' in JP4, I guess, because, well, I like horns!

Many thanks for your kind comments.
Cheers Smokey!
Alf

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announcer said 3854 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
Great Idea for this
And the idea is well executed. The returning to the horn's theme is welcome in this piece and creates that feeling of a continuing adventure and journey. Nice stuff .
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alfalpha said 3853 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
adventure & journey
Being pressed for time, I didn't really have the opportunity to expand on the 2 sections of the piece, so I opted for a simple 'theme 1', 'middle', 'theme 1b-fade' approach...I'm so pleased you stopped by to listen & I really appreciate your comments Bill.
Cheers,
Alf

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bud said 3854 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
Wow - this is totally great!
I also really like the horn treatment for the loop - and the long line over it. Cool incorporation of the train too.
BTW - you gotta try this. Open Myshkin's page while this is playing and watch the pickle dance to it. Now that's some real fun at MacJams.
I'm really glad you're feeling well enough to pull this off. Great work.
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alfalpha said 3853 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
a little secret...!
Actually, I'll let you in on a little secret- I often use the pickle as inspiration or a 'benchmark' for various things here at MacJams...but don't tell him- he might turn 'sour' on me...

Bud, Thanks so much for 'holding the carriage door open for me!', while I 'hobbled on over' to make the train! I really appreciated it & Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers,
Alf

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Dj French Toast said 3854 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
maaaaan
this is awwwwwsome ! I love what youve done : ) great song man! sorry to hear bout your back ! hope it heals quickly and firm.
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alfalpha said 3853 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
Thank You Sir!
I'm really chuffed you enjoyed it (as I did yours)

Despite the back (which is slowly curing itself- I hope!) I had heaps of fun putting this together.

Cheers DJ!
Alf

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michael2 said 3854 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
cool
you did a great job. the elements all sound completely at home (not like you were challenged to use them). i too love the middle eastern melodies on top of it all.
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alfalpha said 3853 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
Cheers michael!
It was, as I've already mentioned, a bit of a 'rush job', but lots of fun all the same. I don't know why I included a Middle Eastern feel/section, but I simply couldn't resist...
Thanks for stopping on by!
Cheers,
Alf

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Kren said 3853 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
very cool.
Love that middle eastern music too.
great job.
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alfalpha said 3853 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
:-)
I actually am very fond of Middle Eastern music, & as I've already mentioned to someone elase on this page, I simply couldn't resist utilising some ME ideas for this project...
Many Thanks for the visit Karen and I really enjoyed your LIOLI sub also!
Cheers,
Alf

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Dharma Logos said 3853 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
Love the percussion.
What loops are those?
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alfalpha said 3853 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
the percussion...
...is made up of 2 tracks.

The 'kit' is a loop. For memory, I think it's called 'Vintage Funk Drums#4', but it should be somewhere on your default GB loop library & seeing as I used GB2 for this project, I'm guessing you have GB3, so I'm certain its on your system somewhere.

The second track is a software instrument in the 'Ethnosphere' VST plug-in, called 'Darkuba Set -M'. Given that it isn't a loop, I had to 'pencil-in' the beats for this track, which was quite interesting! ;)

Thanks for the Visit Aaron!
Cheers,
Alf

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damiengh said 3852 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
marrakesh express
Nice work. Lots of images of one of those overcrowded trains travelling in the middle east somewhere....... but wait......some of the sounds pull me back to Curtis Mayfield tunes and those old Blaxpoitation films ..Shaft..SuperFly..etc.
( http://www.blaxploitation.com/st-intro.html )

Enjoyed this rush job. Keep that back cared for..Hot..Cold..Hot...Cold..Hot...Cold.......................rest 3 days then get moving.
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alfalpha said 3852 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Middle Eastern Rail Traxploitation...perhaps?
There is a 'mish mash' of various 'bits' of styles here...Perhaps I should've entitled it 'Loopafly's Excellent Adventure in Dubai- De Rail mix'?

I'm really glad you enjoyed the rush job Damien, & yep- I followed your advice about the back & its improved heaps over the last couple of days.

Thanks for the visit & the medical advice! ;)
Cheers,
Alf

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caroline said 3852 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
ohhhh...
i slipped into me costume and jingled my coins!!!! ty xoxoxo
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alfalpha said 3852 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
oooh Baby...
Jingle those Shekels for me!
xoxoxoxoxoox

Much Love,
Alf

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said 3849 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Train... Horns!
This is pure, 1000-proof white-lightning creativity! The 'train horn' angle was brilliant, and the execution was worth an exuberent cheer. You've created one of my favourites... love it!
alfalpha said 3849 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Horns...Trains!
Hiya Rick. Well, your generous comments just blew me away & I think you're too, too kind!
I'm so pleased you enjoyed this. I already mentioned that I would have liked to spend more time on refining this submission, sadly, it wasn't to be.
You've really made my week!
Thank You so much!
Cheers,
Alf

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peacepiano said 3816 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Happy Birthday
Thought I would check out one of your tunes on your birthday. Train sound is getting some good mileage. Horns and drums are working well. Nice change up with the organ and flute. Sounds like a really good tune to me. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday.
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alfalpha said 3816 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Many Thanks
..Bill,
Really nice of you to 'pop' 'round for a visit on my Birthday!
you're very kind..
Cheers,
Alf


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