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Mind (The strings of rock)

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This started out as a jam on the Keytar, then I added my guitar playing with my Roland GR-55 (connected to midi to Kontakt 5 where I was usi ng strawberry guitar), then after that it kind of exploded! I added some sick live drums, a bass line using the Tyros, This has turned out to be my best rock piece of all time (Apart from the sick guitar on "Over my head"). This was recorded in cubase 5 and I regret not making a remaster of this for now but I just don't have time and it sounds alright as it is!

I used Kontakt 5 as mentioned above, Vanguard and HAlione, I used Waves IR-1 for reverb, MetaFlanger and a multiband compressor by Stienberg . Tascam DP-02 pro used for recording guitar and bass. Tascam DR-680 MKB used for recording the drums, and Baldwin piano . We used Rode NT-5s, and a AKG D112 for miking the drum kit up. We used a orange head, trace elliot amp cabinet and both Behringer Tube distortion pedal and Behringer Valve compressor for the guitar sound in the mid section. The strings were form Kontakt, btu ran through a Yamaha A3000, BEhringer Valve Wizard as same as we used for the piano. The organ was a farfisa TS-700, run through a peavey head and cabinet, and recorded to a yamaha tape cassette recorder form the 70's, A valve preamp of some description was used on the output signal as well. We ended up using a mix of spring and plate reverbs and clean rhythm guitar signal and the electric distortion guitar was processed with Ozone 4, I think L3 Waves Ultramaximizer was used on the master output signal. And the whole production was then ran through a TC electronics system 6000 for mastering and reverb.

A second track called "Over my head" was recorded in the same session, I will be be bringing this out tomorrow,
Which stars my mate gary T on guitar and the results were amazing. This only needs converting to MP3 and it shall be out.

Played, composed, programmed and synthesised by Stuart (Maxxpump), Drums by Transquanta, recorded at lomax studios. Additional guitar know how by Gary T. Synthesisers, pads and organ by Davis Loman, Drums by Paulie T Jr. Mixed down by Stuart, and Davis, mastering by James B. All rights reserved to lomax studios for their hire and access to their mastering suite. Lomax is a studio integrated with Wartinez studios and musical group. I personally work for Wartinez studios and an ex-employee from Lomax studios (my first job after college)

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Nice composition!

maxxpump responds:


Wow! This captured me right from the opening notes and went on to really deliver :) The guitar though wasn't to my taste as it seemed a bit too shrilly and tinny.

maxxpump responds:

Yeah I kind of agree about the guitar there and if I redid it I would have shifted the guitar down an octave. But I really enjoyed making this song and I think it turned out really well, but again nothing is perfect and will take your comment to heart for the next time I do a rock piece.

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Sep 5, 2016
3:25 PM EDT
Classic Rock
File Info
7.6 MB
3 min 18 sec

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