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"While We Sleep" - Abraxas = <3
« on: March 01, 2016, 07:09:03 PM »
I've retracked the majority of this with my Seafoam Strat; still has its purple Tele underpinnings, though.

It's also been remixed/mastered, but let me tell you..this song, in particular, has been the most challenging project I've undertaken yet.  Mixing this has been an absolutely strenuous and frustrating exercise, but I am learning still.  No challenge = no growth. It would be much less challenging without the vocals.

That said, it is still rough, but it's as good as my current skill set will allow it to be.  If I ever make it, I'll have a dude to sweat this out!


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« Last Edit: March 02, 2016, 09:05:00 PM by fdesalvo »

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Re: "While We Sleep" - still. not. perfect
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 09:04:31 PM »
Updated - had to retrack with my Tele. Used the following amps/cabs:

Rhythm: JCM800/V30, Silverface Twin/TS, IIC+ Combo, 5150 Combo

Lead - Boosted Plexi + special concoction of fx.

Sound will collapse a bit in mono (iphone speaker), but shines on proper systems with two drivers.

Also has new ending :)

DAMNIT I LOVE THE ABRAXAS

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Re: "While We Sleep" - Abraxas = <3
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 01:09:21 AM »
I listened this one twice. What a nice theme and soundscape. You have great writing skills and musicality. I'm playing my tele more and more too. There is something about single coils...
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Re: "While We Sleep" - Abraxas = <3
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 01:52:35 AM »
Thanks again!  I had an idea about taking the second chord of every chorus's first half and making dropping it to F - tried it and it makes it substantially darker sounding.  Might post that one up too.

This song has my fav lead tone of all of them.  I was inspired by some older Kenny Wayne Shepherd tones, where he uses an octave pedal to get a really stinging bridge tone.  It only works on certain octaves of the neck, but man it's profoundly fun.  I crafted that as my base tone and used 1 OD and 2 Fuzzes + a Flange to create a unique voice.  I'm obviously leaving out all of the compressors, EQs, reverbs, delays, etc..It's funny - now that I do this I get how people get bent on finding a certain tone from one piece of their gear.  If the tone you love was done in a studio - ALL bets are off.