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Competition: Freestyle w/o quantize

Yeah.. i was just sitting drinking beer with my girl and playing around in my studio when I suddenly felt like recording a track without quantizing or processing the audio at all.

So I thought that it would be fun to arrange a display @ gearslutz.. what do you guys think of a competition (just for fun an laughs) where we all make a beat (like 32 bars or so) and the rules are...

- No quantizing or processing
- Time shifting is allowed NO QUANTIZING
- No EQing, post compressing.

Just play your drums, bass, piano, strings, guitar or whatever. Put together a beat and export the whole session to an 128 kbit mp3, upload the beat and post the link to this thread.

48 hour competition, the winner gets the honor.

What do you think?


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by the way, you may compress/eq/fx the final mixdown of all tracks.
No mixing of individual tracks are allowed.
It all comes down to your honor as producers/sound engineers.

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Great idea!
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Im not so sure about this...

Its kind of like asking to see my under pants... kind of...
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Here is what my underpants look like

Yeah, I'll probably regret this

http://www.jonathanjames.se/gearslutz.mp3

No quantize, no nothing.. just recorded track by track and exported.
Lucky me, there is a quantize function in Cubase. I wouldn't have any customers without it.. I'm on more than a couple of beers right now though.. (Heineken and staropramer if anybody wants to know).

Yeah, I just lost my balls.

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wow, very nice actually.

whats that flute lead sound there? Me likes
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lol. thanks!

The flute, piano, guitar and lead is from my Motif ES rack.

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I wish I could work a pitch bend wheel like that

What kind of controller you rockin?
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jgrif08:
Thanks again.

I'm using an Edirol PCR-80. Simple - but it gets the job done.
I've actually tried out a couple of controllers but I've stuck with this one for about 2 years now since I like the layout and the combined pitch/mod knob.
I've always been into middle eastern music like Cheb Khaled and Ibrahim Tatlises so the pitch knob was one of the first things I learned how to operate.

Peace and love,

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I know we've gotten completely off topic here but...

What interval do you usually set your pitch wheel at? I'm not sure if that's the right way to word it. But in Reason every synth / sampler allows you to set the pitch wheel to a desired interval so that it can pitch bend more or less depending...

Do you have a setting that you generally use or does it just depend?
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I think my pitch wheel is set at ½ note (up and down).
That's how I like it but I'm sure it will differ from beat producer to beat producer.

Peace and love,

JJ
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