#1
Here we go again,
With all the talk about amps and modelers, I once again wanted to
play a bit of devils advocate. The guitar in this song is a standard
strat, unmodified, plugged directly into the laptop. I added a free VST
reverb later that anyone can get legaly and free from the net.
The guitar was recorded ONCE through. There are no overdubs and that is
very easy to hear, there are some icky parts as it is just improvised all
the way through.
I never claimed to be a Jass musician, rather I am just a music experimentr
So please just consider this an
exercise in how to record your guitar for cheap. Much is made of this gear
or that gear, and I admit I likely would of played and sounded a bit more
inspired using more inspiring gear. But it means a lot to me to encourage
the musician who wants to record but buys into the BS of it is all i the gear.

Ironicly.. the guitar was recorded in less than 10 minutes (and it shows), the rest of the
music was arranged and put together over the span of 3 days. I'll go back
in later and totaly re-cut the guitar an shorten it some (it's a too long song),
but for now I just want to put this song away from me.

Without further adieu, I present Casual FUnk. Be gentle.

Casual Funk
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#2
Thats a decent tone for straight into a laptop!

Just used a 1/4 to 1/8 adaptor?

Nice arrangement too, nice lounge jazz. Would go nicely in a big posh hotel restaurant.

Are all the other instruments samples?

The drums definitely are, try hanging a few beats back in the pocket at random intervals a little bit or push a few forward slightly. Try slightly differing the volume of a decent amount of the hits too. It might take a little while but it makes all the difference between it sounding like drums and a drum machine ;O).

A little bit of constructive criticism (not bitching!) is that the end seems quite abrupt.

Apart from that well done! Very soothing music. Chilled as you like.
#3
Thanks for your time..

Yes, phono to mini jack. Strait into the laptop.

That being said my morning listen made me shudder.

I will go in and totaly re-do the guitar as it should be now I have illustrated my gear point. I worked WAY too hard on the arrangment and music to be putzing out in the guitar dept.

Thanks again .