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Default North London - 18-11-2009, 06:56 PM

This is called 'North London'. Again I used a combination of Tyros with Logic. Recording the part into Logic and manipulating the MIDI tracks inside of Logic and then sending back to Tyros to record final version. I overdubbed several tracks inside of Logic and also send to Tyros for the final performance.

I used a software program named Stylus RMX for the drums..

By changing parameters in Tyros MIDI set-up page, you can have it play back one style from your DAW, and simultainously overdub any combination of tracks in a different style, by making use of Tyros's Channel ON/OFF switch..

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Hey folks, After a few listens, I decided to edit the song down, I cut out the middle bridge and solo sections. Although I lost the solo, it feels like the piece is more to the point now.. Having three "B sections" was a little counter productive (and long).
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Default Re: North London - 19-11-2009, 07:38 AM

Very nice Mark. Really enjoyed listening to that and loved the arrangement. The only thing I would say is that (thankfully) it didn't remind me of the part of North London that I was born in (Edmonton). Is there a nice, laid back, pleasant North London somewhere in the states?

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Default Re: North London - 19-11-2009, 09:44 AM

Hi Mark, A very pleasant piece of music to listen to,nice crisp voices,the only crit. I would have is why don't you just sit down and play, instead of all this importing and exporting, after all you couldn't do this at a gig...Pam
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Default Re: North London - 19-11-2009, 01:06 PM

Thank you Paul and Pamela. I haven't played in a band or in front of people for 30 years now. Although I used to love doing it. Some times I do just sit down and play. Pamela - I will record and upload a song, where I do it live with Tyros, I promise.

It does take skill and practise to master the Tyros. To learn all the movements, turn off OTS link button here, switch to Var B, here, change multipad assignment, in bridge, select new registration, there etc. I have enough trouble, remembering the melody and chords, but then to keep track of changing all these buttons on top of it, consistantly at the same place, is a bit much. I kinda get overwhelmed by the amount of options available. For a couple of songs, I marked the sheet music up with 'Var B', Reg 4. etc. The feature of a registration list, is helpful. But I will work at this.

I have recorded a lot 'jams', in Tyros sequencer, but on playback, they were not as brilliant as I thought they were when I was recording it live..

I guess on some level, I like to make things complicated. When I first got involved in synths, almost 40 years ago, they were monophonic, and you had no choice but to learn to overdub one note at a time to create chords, harmony, counterpoint.

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Default Re: North London - 19-11-2009, 01:38 PM

I understand where you are coming from Mark and agree with you entirely. I did loads of gigs in my youth and have little inclination to do it again. All that carrying of amplifiers, PAs, keyboards (I used to have a Fender Rhodes piano - heavy!) - not to mention having to be civil to drummers. No - I'm happy to play at home these days.

Also, multi-track recording is an art form in itself.

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Default Re: North London - 19-11-2009, 02:56 PM

Hi Mark.

Nice composition ,....cunjored up thoughts of the "Georgie Girl " era,...hence the London theme maybe ?.

Some clever little riffs and counter harmonies kept up the interest from start to finish

I agree with both schools of thought here,..yes, its great to have the ability to just "sit down and play " , but I also enjoy the challenge of trying to re-create a song as close to the original as possible, although with not having your technical expertise, I am limited to the Tyros onboard style & song creator functions.

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Default Re: North London - 19-11-2009, 03:22 PM

That's an interesting observation.. It does conjure up, "Georgy Girl", in a round a bout way. I hadn't thought of that.. But there was something in the feel of the song, that led me to that title.

Being 60, and half english, I was heavily inspired by the Beatles, and the whole British sound thing. I still love songs of that era.. The basics quality of the songs, the approach to harmony, etc. rock-pop with a vague classical inspiration. The marriage of the simplistic pop chords, and the insight of George Martin's orchestral influences was astounding. I aspire to idea.. Thanx
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