Old 03-25-2020, 05:43 AM   #1
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You familiar with The Man Who Sold The World? I love the original from 1970, and also the live version from BBC, both on Youtube. If you can't find them, let me know and I'll post the links.

I put together a simple guide track with midi and vsts. The key is D minor, and the intro lick starts on the dominant 7 chord, 115 bpm. It's pretty straightforward. I didn't bother to program the whole bass track (only in the chorus, which is essential for the song) because I most probably couldn't do it justice, or it would take days.

So the crew would be:
Drums
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Acoustic guitar
Electric guitar
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Backing vocals
Mixing
Mastering

I want to do the lead vocal myself.

How about it? Anybody interested with time on their hands?

Question is how we do this practically. I could upload the track/project with midi only, no instruments, and you could use your own vsts (the drums are SSD 5 free, as is the drum midi) and/or I could do a project with bounced audio tracks, maybe in a small lossy format to reduce download time. Suggestions?

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Old 03-25-2020, 08:20 AM   #2
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what's your intension? cover, remake?
I can do some guitar.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:03 AM   #3
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what's your intension? cover, remake?
I can do some guitar.
You're welcome. Not a remake (he's done that himself) but something close to the live BBC version. He had a great, funky band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM0e...Q&pbjreload=10

Pretty close to the original, with a modern funkier approach.
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im down for whatever
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No cowbell?
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Jason and Jeff, I'm glad you showed up. Just bring your talent and this will swing.
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I'm in for acoustic guitar.
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in case I dont see this you can hmu at jasonbrianmerrill@gmail.com
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I'm in for acoustic guitar.
Excellent. Maybe some vocals too? There's this cluster of voices in the song's finale, I'd like to do the same thing.
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OK, no problemo.
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Are any of you guys familiar with NINJAM? Ever used it? Maybe that's an option.

Still in need of drums, bass, and keys... Jeff, what's your instrument (except the cowbell?)
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If you dont find anyone else I could do your bass for you.
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If you dont find anyone else I could do your bass for you.
Cool. Thanks Ivan.
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Still in need of drums, bass, and keys... Jeff, what's your instrument (except the cowbell?)
Looks like everything I can do is already called for.
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if there are e.g. several guitar contributions, then Jörgen has more to chose from, so just do it
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if there are e.g. several guitar contributions, then Jörgen has more to chose from, so just do it
Sure thing. I will upload a project folder with the midi tracks (but no vsts) during the day. Should be no problems for you to add your own stuff and make some sounds. The drums are SSD 5 mapped, it should be possible to convert it to other formats if needed, I have never done it so I have to check out a thing or two regarding that.
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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b475ab3d7...ZbLu9buWa?dl=0

Here's the midi project, Reaper 6.0.5. The drum mapping converting etc may be easier to do on your part, I assume you have some kind of drum vst. You can do it manually of course. (I'm not too happy with the drums, but I wanted a "lively" player and SSD 5 were the closest I could get.)

Let me know if something doesn't work.
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This sounds like a fun project.
I banged together a possible drum part, even though it may not be what you're after.
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This sounds like a fun project.
I banged together a possible drum part, even though it may not be what you're after.
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Thanks! Will listen asp.
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This sounds like a fun project.
I banged together a possible drum part, even though it may not be what you're after.
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It sounds very good, a keeper. Thanks a bunch!
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OK. Great. Glad you like. I tried for something a little "funkier" than what's used in the Bowie original.
I can add some fills as well as "place-holder" hits to act as a metronome during the periods when there are no actual drums playing.
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OK. Great. Glad you like. I tried for something a little "funkier" than what's used in the Bowie original.
I can add some fills as well as "place-holder" hits to act as a metronome during the periods when there are no actual drums playing.
Alright. Let's wait and see how the music unfolds.
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I've cleaned up that drum MIDI file to make sure that it follows General MIDI mapping. All "placeholder metronome" bits have been mapped to the snare side stick.
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I've cleaned up that drum MIDI file to make sure that it follows General MIDI mapping. All "placeholder metronome" bits have been mapped to the snare side stick.
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Good, it will give us more options. I'll try it out on different kits.
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You familiar with The Man Who Sold The World? I love the original from 1970, and also the live version from BBC, both on Youtube. If you can't find them, let me know and I'll post the links.



How about it? Anybody interested with time on their hands?
I'm a hard core Bowie fan , i can do real acoustic drums. i can also provvide bascking vocals if i can reach it.
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I'm a hard core Bowie fan , i can do real acoustic drums. i can also provvide bascking vocals if i can reach it.
Give it a shot. I'm warming up my vocal cords, which may take a while.
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Give it a shot. I'm warming up my vocal cords, which may take a while.

i need a drumless stem, just the click and count in
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Will do.
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