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Mend


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apb

 Genre: Hard Rock

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Take 2. Mended mix+slightly extended. I'm happier with this bed than the previous version. Still no vocals but the chorus now has "a" potential vocal melody played by some strings.

Take 1 can be found here for comparison.

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Lyrics
..working on 'em
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Hits: 2248
Comments: 26
Fans: 18
Plays: 223
Downloads: 44

Uploaded: Sep 25, 2011 - 09:28:10 AM
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2011 - 10:42:34 AM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 09:22:17 PM
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Hardware:
Mac mini
MOTU Traveler
Roland TD-9K electronic drum kit
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Fender Precision bass
POD X3 Pro
YRG-1000 "You rock" midi guitar
Software:
POD Farm
GB '11
JP4
Ozone 3
Comments
alackbass said 2066 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Mend
This rocks so hard! The right vocal is going to make this killer!
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apb said 2066 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
especially for the return listen so soon (sorry to re-post so soon). Does have some Stone Temple Pilots and Green Day elements for sure- another showcase for Line 6 modelling + testing out my drumming skills. Not sure if my vocals would suit this really but.. we'll see... I can always give it a shot.
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magnatone said 2066 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Mend
bring on the vocals!!! love this alan!
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apb said 2066 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
it's got a fairly singable pattern and structure... just not sure about the suitability of my warbling on this kind of tune. Was great fun to drum in this and to get back to some good 'ol rock n'roll music .. which I felt I have been neglecting of late. We'll see if I can build some words for a word and a fledgling concept.
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Char said 2066 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
Rock on,
Teddy bear. Sounds terrific. Thanks.
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apb said 2066 days ago (September 25th, 2011)
The bear
..has either been recently hit by falling debris from a decommissioned satellite.. or has been over doing the head-banging... thanks for the listen Charlene and the kind words of encouragement.
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neilh79 said 2065 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Mend
Awesome tune Alan, this rocks good and proper bring on the vocal, great job
apb said 2065 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Cheers Neil
glad you enjoyed this one. Still not sure my brand of vocals would suit.. but.. I can always give them a shot. Might try some POD X3 vocal FX too.. not tried those as yet.
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craft said 2065 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
rock on
Some great rockin guitars. Heavy stuff.. I love the power of this tune.

Just record the vocals and let me know :)
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apb said 2065 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
lol
thanks Antonio... I will, I will...just "testing the water" so to speak. Sadly no time for a couple of weeks to record vocals now + I got a sore-throat coming .. ah well. Glad you stopped in for a listen.
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egobandit said 2065 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
holy!
Now this is slicing it up, big loud and full! Some killer vocals would really make this not that it dont rock just the way it is!
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apb said 2065 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
Thanks Tim
..I might sort out some more of the drumming- particularly my fills .. needs to work on those some... but glad the gist is coming across...so far I got as far as "If it's not broke, don't fix it" lyrics wise.. then promptly got stuck...lol... typical.
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ckrohm said 2064 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Crystal clear...
Love this razor sharp guitar sound. Quite convincing considering the lack of a real amp...
Cool!
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apb said 2064 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Thanks Chris
my real amp usage days are pretty much over. The POD X3 Pro satisfies my guitar and bass amp (and stompbox) needs for now: just never trust Line6 on what they say for Mac support. Appreciate the listen and comment and always good to get a new listener.
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that80sboy said 2064 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
wow!
this is a killer track!
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apb said 2064 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Cheers Mark!
A "Wow!" always makes my day.
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TobinMueller said 2063 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Energy
Nice energy. Nice bed. Looking forward to the vocals. Classic rock anthem feel, really solid.
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apb said 2062 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
Thanks Tobin
I think the enregy comes from the fun of playing with kinda new toys: the POD and the Roland.. often the way. My drumming is improving slowly but surely...vocals might be a while (sore-throat currently) by the time I'm up for them, I might have forgotten what I was going for herein... ah well, we'll see. Cheers.
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Corporal Beef said 2062 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
Mend
Like how the rhythm changes from metal to a shuffle. I can definitely envision vocals over this, so get to it! Thanks for posting.
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apb said 2060 days ago (October 1st, 2011)
Thank you
metal to shuffle? Sounds like Ozzy .. ;o) Actually that slight shuffle was a pain to switch to and from (since I am a still a complete novice on drums really). Glad you liked that. That section will be the chorus. Throat is improving, so maybe some vocals next weekend.
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ste said 2056 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
mend
like the guitar riff and groove bass line in this. nice sparse lead guitar as well. top tuneage
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apb said 2052 days ago (October 9th, 2011)
Thanks again ste
Glad you enjoyed this. I like doing simple, little lead bits and mixing them together (in this version I added some effectual lead guitar bits with the YouRock midi controller- basically anything that bends up a whole tone was done that way). The slide and the rest was "real".
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Doug Somers said 2040 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Party on
Killer big sound stadium rock. Brilliant! It is just begging for the vocals - actually it's more of a siren call to rock vocalists. If I could sing I'd send you a demo, but alas that would not be a particularly positive addition to this great tune you've laid down.

Good luck completing the band!

Doug

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apb said 2034 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Thanks very much Doug
High praise indeed. You never know with MJs if/when a vocalist might have the time- so you'll probably have to make do with my meager efforts first. Being a one-man band has it's advantages but it's a big strain on me wrists playing live ..lol.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1875 days ago (April 3rd, 2012)
mend
had to check out your rock stuff. i'm impressed by your range of styles. cool riffage and nasty guitar tones. just needs a cool vocal assault to do the final trick. cheers graham
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rok41 said 1634 days ago (November 30th, 2012)
Mend
I missed this when it came rolling through the first time...You have done a great job with the mix and I agree that this will be really nice with a quality vocal on top. Nice guitar and drum work and I like the muddy P-bass.Thumbs up!
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