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  • #98186
    Randall Pittman
    Participant

    I am having trouble finding my place in the back up music.. Any suggestions?

    #98194
    johnjohn
    Keymaster

    Hi Randall, can you be more specific? do you mean you get lost throughout or what exactly is happening?

    #98198
    Randall Pittman
    Participant

    John

    I guess I should say that I get lost throughout. I am not sure that my saxop=
    hone playing is matching up like it should with the back up music

    #98199
    johnjohn
    Keymaster

    1. go to the video page of the song you’re working on (the page that has the video of me playing the song (or if you downloaded the full mix mp3 of my version)
    2. then get your sheet music and follow along.
    3. make sure you understand the intro count-in, number of intro bars etc. and also the “road map” which means any repeats, 1st ending, 2nd ending. if you don’t understand these then it’s very easy to get lost.

    also, how well are you reading thru and playing the song without the backing track?
    we should be fairly confident playing it thru first before doing it with the band.

    #98231
    RockinRobin
    Participant

    I’m working on my sound. My recordings sound like I’m in a bucket.

    #98233
    johnjohn
    Keymaster

    william, let me know what you have set up etc and upload an mp3 of it so I can give a listen…maybe help sort it out.

    #98237
    RockinRobin
    Participant

    Thanks Johnny
    First I’ll move the mike around like above the bell up along the sax sound holes. Work with the gain on the preamp. I’ll keep using GarageBand track for feed back

    #98264
    RockinRobin
    Participant

    Sound is improving. I moved the mike near the holes and above the bell, Maybe 2/3 up the bore. And I adjusted the gain on the preamp. and the trim. Added the Silk. Still working on it. and tomorrow the High Pass filter. So little by little I’ll lose the bucket sound.

    #98283
    johnjohn
    Keymaster

    sounds good….also try doing what I do, just put the mic up and about3-4 ft away from the bell and adjust the gain/and your distance.
    personally I never got into micing real close on tone holes etc.

    #98285
    RockinRobin
    Participant

    Putting the mic 3-4 feet from sounds good. I’ll do that next time I have the horn out like tomorrow. Today I was blowing a lot of Sam Cooke and Hungry Eyes from Dirty Dancing. Thanks Johnny

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