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Lorde Royals: Sax + (electric)Guitar Cover

Koen88

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Hey All,

I recorded this recently.. I got the backing of the guitarist you hear playing a long the melody.. but when I left out the guitar it didnt sound as good as I'd wanted so I put the guitar back in. I also put in 3 alto tracks.. 1 main voice, 2 main voice 8va, 3 second (chord) voice.

https://soundcloud.com/koen-bidlot/royaals-koffer

and for the guitarist's version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-BARoR9Rcg

hope you'll have a listen and enjoy :)
 
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Greg Strange

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It's one of those tunes you think will it work on saxophone - and I previously thought - no way Jose'

Not a bad effort - have a squizz at this...



Enjoy...

Greg S.
 

Koen88

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It's one of those tunes you think will it work on saxophone - and I previously thought - no way Jose'

Not a bad effort - have a squizz at this...

Enjoy...

Greg S.

aah now I know why I had a hard time putting it together without guitar.. I was missing the sub-contra-bass Sax (?) lol cool take.


Good effort, good luck with the finals :)

Jx

thanks Jeanette!
 

Greg Strange

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Those sax.co.uk guys crack me up - you want to check out their "Get Lucky" Daft Punk cover...

Maybe Nile Rodgers should trade in his Strat for a bass sax...:rofl:

Greg S.
 

TimboSax

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Hey All,

I recorded this recently.. I got the backing of the guitarist you hear playing a long the melody.. but when I left out the guitar it didnt sound as good as I'd wanted so I put the guitar back in. I also put in 3 alto tracks.. 1 main voice, 2 main voice 8va, 3 second (chord) voice.

https://soundcloud.com/koen-bidlot/royaals-koffer

and for the guitarist's version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-BARoR9Rcg

hope you'll have a listen and enjoy :)

I like what you're doing, but (and this is obviously just my opinion) dont like the guitar tone at all. I'd like to hear it with way less gain, as I found it was getting in the way of the sax.
 

Koen88

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I like what you're doing, but (and this is obviously just my opinion) dont like the guitar tone at all. I'd like to hear it with way less gain, as I found it was getting in the way of the sax.

I understand.. but I couldnt get a good flow in the song without the guitar in the back, probably a time and effort matter, but to me it sounded better as a whole with the guitar in the backing.
 

TimboSax

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Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great bit of work, and I really applaud you for doing it! Listening again, I think it's the tone of the guitar rather than the fact that there is a guitar. It's a bit too similar to the sax in places and so they get mixed together.

I really like it at ~2:50 onwards, when the sax really shines :)
 

Koen88

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Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great bit of work, and I really applaud you for doing it! Listening again, I think it's the tone of the guitar rather than the fact that there is a guitar. It's a bit too similar to the sax in places and so they get mixed together.

I really like it at ~2:50 onwards, when the sax really shines :)

yeah this is actually somewhat the same part as in the beginning.. the verse I guess.. only I solo over it while the guitar continues the same, and where the guitar normally makes a solo I only used the backing to make the improv solo grow a bit more and to get a nice ending.

thanks for having a listen! and for the feedback ofcourse, greatly appreciated.
 

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