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Squirrel funk


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oldlibmike

 Genre: Funk

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My neighbor just cut down a few trees and squirrel-wise, all hell is breaking loose! This is a jazz funk piece featuring mostly the Akai EWI (MIDI wind instrument) for the trumpet, sax, brass section and interestingly enough also the Mini Moog. Also features the Kontakt Scarbee Funk Guitar. Extra credit if you recognize the squirrel!
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Hits: 1434
Comments: 8
Fans: 5
Plays: 99
Downloads: 26
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Apr 21, 2013 - 09:01:43 AM
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2013 - 09:01:43 AM Last Played: Jan 09, 2018 - 05:07:21 AM
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Hardware:
Akai EWI, iMac, Akai MPK mini
Software:
Samplemodeling SWAM Tenor, Samplemodeling The Trumpet, Scarbee funk guitar, Logic Express, Arturia Mini
Comments
WharmtonRise said 1856 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Oh yeah
Dig those funky squirrels man! I may have to look into the MIDI wind instrument. Mix is nice and clean. Good job dude.
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oldlibmike said 1856 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Akai EWI
The Akai EWI is a blast to play! I enjoy it very much for certain sounds.
Check out my latest song called Parabola
johnwhitehead said 1856 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Squi-funk
Tight and funky with enough variety to keep things interesting. You have a very cool palette of virtual instruments and know how to use them.
Guitar is especially tasty.
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oldlibmike said 1856 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Thank you
I do have quite a few by now! I think the EWI makes it much more realistic with the wind control - particularly for Brass and sax. Using it with the MiniMoog is sort of fun too but sounds more keyboardlike.
Check out my latest song called Parabola
Philip18 said 1856 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Squirrel funk
Good funky feel to it and the variety of instruments is always entertaining. I'm afraid I don't recognise the squirrel, but I'm in Australia - maybe if he dressed as a possum it would have helped... Good one!
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oldlibmike said 1856 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Thanks
Appreciate the listen. Hint on the squirrel, it was series with an early Stephen Colbert appearance on Comedy Central (probably not international though).
Check out my latest song called Parabola
VicDiesel said 1856 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Funk
I shouldn't have read your comments. That trumpet would have fooled me: it sounds quite realistic. The sax on the other hand......

Overall a very tasty funk piece.
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oldlibmike said 1856 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Cool!
I'm really glad to hear that! I just bought "sample modeling's" The Trumpet and it is really realistic once I learn how to play i properly. It doesn't do all a trumpet does, but what it does sounds real. The saxes are equally good - so I think what you hear is a somewhat "flat" performance on my part. One challenge on the EWI is that I use trumpet style fingerings (i.e. EVI which uses only 4 keys in a pseudo-trumpet fingering style). This makes fast sax runs rather difficult so the sax solos are a bit harder to pull off.
Check out my latest song called Parabola
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Name: Michael Taylor
Location: Bethlehem PA United States
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Got into MIDI with an early Soundblaster AWE-32 and Cakewalk and later rediscovered with my Apple and Garageband and now with Logic 9 and Akai EWI. Musical influences in no particular order: Steely Dan, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Beatles, Je... [see more]

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Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e.g., James Brown and his band members (especially Maceo and Melvin Parker), and groups like The Meters. Funk best can be recognized by its syncopated rhythms; thick bass line (often

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