Academy Dashboard Forum Collaboration - Competition Member Collaborations PLAPA Jam Session: Friday 13th September 2019

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  • #65818
    Tobi
    Keymaster

      Hello PLAPA Peeps!

      Welcome to the second of our weekly PLAPA Jam Sessions. Each Friday we'll start a new jam session to encourage members to get to know each other and have some fun making music together.

      **How Does it Work?**

      1. Each Friday we'll post a simple 1 or 2 instrument track(s) to start the jam session.
      2. PLAPA members can then download the tracks and add their own ideas.
      3. Upload the new tracks (via Dropbox, etc) and post the link in the comments below.

      ***Details***

      1. All tracks should be recorded 24 Bit/48 kHz
      2. Use a click track
      3. Try to stick to 1 or 2 instruments
      4. Print all your tracks so they all line up with the original tracks*

      *If you loop/speed up/pitch shift any tracks by other members, print the altered versions.

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      **Today's Starting Tracks**

      Today's tracks were provided by PLAPA member* Tim Ellifritz. A big thank you to Tim for taking the time.

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K1t8JbKAsO8dUhn1-vLMqQF7f5kPEh8r/view

      And Tim has also very kindly taken the time to record a video breakdown of his tracks:

      https://youtu.be/GJw9ljV7nKk

      Download the tracks. Upload your ideas and have fun! Any questions, post them in the comments below.

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      *If you'd like to create a 'start up' track for a future Jam Session let me know via here:
      https://academy.producelikeapro.com/forums/topic/the-weekly-jam-session/

      • This topic was modified 4 years ago by Tobi.
      #65822
      Scott Martin
      Participant

        OK so here's a drum track its at 105BPM.I couldn't easily synch any pattern between measures 60-65. So its just random cymbals. https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4ytzl3fc0ekkcx/Drums%20Stereo.wav?dl=0

        #65823
        Tim Ellifritz
        Participant

          Glad to be able to contribute. Thanks for creating the opportunity Toby. The tempo is 105 BPM, forgot to mention that. I'm eager to hear what others could turn this idea into. Slice it dice it, hack it slash it, do what you will with it. I'd be glad to answer any questions.

          #65831
          Tobi
          Keymaster

            Scott,

            Thanks for creating the drum track - downloading now. I'll have a listen. But first, dog walk and then cycling. Trying to get fit. Haven't cycled in 4 years. First attempt since at at 40 km ride today. Will I throw up? Will my kneecaps fall off? Will I burst in tears? All is possible! 🙂

            Tobi.

            #65836
            Tim Ellifritz
            Participant

              Downloading the drums to check them out Scott! Thanks for doing that! Toby, you're starting with a 40k ride? Pace yourself my friend. I like to cycle but these days that's about the longest ride I would take. Actually lately I haven't been riding because I have C3/C4 nerve root issue in my neck and blah, blah, blah - I hike and walk more...Keeps me from head banging too...

              #65851
              Tobi
              Keymaster

                Hello,

                Kneecaps have been re-attached using gaffer tape. Should hold.

                Tim - oh yeah, what I meant it was my first 40 km ride in 4 years. I've been building up my cycle fitness over the past six weeks. Started out with some short 7 km rides to the next village. Gradually built up to 20 km. Took a my first series of proper hill climbs earlier this week (Luxembourg has a lot of hills) and took on a 40 km ride along the river between Luxembourg and Germany this afternoon. Not too bad. Got a little cramp in my left leg, but was able to ride it off. My own fault really, got a bit silly on the return and was zooming about like a kid. Beautiful day between the Vineyards and the river.

                I had a go at adding a little electric piano to the track. Not really my strong suit. I'm more about awesome obnoxious synths 😉 I created two tracks - one low, one high. Obviously I could have played both parts at the same time (given my immense skill 😉 ) but instead decided it world be more 'studio production' to have them separately. 🙂

                I've printed a rough reference mix just to demo how I had them sat. No more than that. I've also printed the individual tracks and midi files too.

                *The guitar timing shifts around a little at the end. The drums do a great job of staying with them - I haven't had time to correct the midi to match the shift, so the timing of the piano goes all wonky at the end. I've only created parts for the E and C6/Asus4/C6/C9 bits. But it kinda works like that. Creates a nice contrast. Could add simple chords in the change with the guitar. Maybe.

                https://www.dropbox.com/s/qdxx6v1t7apg1yc/PLAPA%20Jam%2013%20SEPT.rar?dl=0

                Dropboxed! 🙂

                Tobi.

                #65852
                Mark Holden
                Participant

                  Hello

                  I'm find these jam tracks more as a practice platform for myself and this is great for me and hopefully if even though not played well they may pop an idea into a more experienced players head 🙂

                  And whats this I have to download more obnoxious synths Tobi, ah its a piano phew 🙂 drums have been added in my mix Nicely done Scott. Tim Great tracks to play around with thanks for these I found myself coming up with the odd vocal line for this as well (not record but who knows)

                  A roughed out guitar idea and mix
                  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VEbsLaGeHnvsbLlAh-kRyL6DB2-3m81F

                  Mark

                  #65868
                  Tim Ellifritz
                  Participant

                    Oh my, sorry about my changing rhythm in that section. I didn't notice how much I changed it each time around. Lesson learned for me I think is I should use a beat instead of just a click or not be hasty and confirm I stayed consistent. Let me change that and upload.

                    Marc and Toby got your tracks and messing around with them, thanks guys. Yes this is good practice it helps us find the opportunities for improvement.

                    • This reply was modified 4 years ago by Tim Ellifritz.
                    #65870
                    Tobi
                    Keymaster

                      No worries Tim. Just demonstrates how weak my musical skills are 😉 Gotta practice more.

                      Tobi.

                      #65872
                      Scott Martin
                      Participant

                        Not a big deal.
                        I took it as challenge for a bit lol.

                        #65873
                        Tim Ellifritz
                        Participant

                          I edited the drum track just a touch to be my guide in that section and re-did the acoustic track to stay consistent through there. Here they are...

                          https://drive.google.com/open?id=1K1t8JbKAsO8dUhn1-vLMqQF7f5kPEh8r

                          #65876
                          Tobi
                          Keymaster

                            Retimed the Neo Soul Keys a touch using my amazing midi skills. (audio and Midi versions)

                            https://www.dropbox.com/s/9era2wql6x57sjh/Neo%20Soul%20Time%20Adj%20PLAPA%20Jam%2013th%20SEP%20TOBI.rar?dl=0

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