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Tags : | Blues | 4.32 MB | Colab Request

Description : Felt like doing a Bluesy track. Getting used to working with Addictive Drums. Still have a lot to learn. Reviews and comments, as always, are welcomed. Drums: Addictive Drums Guitars and Bass:myself

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  1. vigwig
    vigwig on Mon 5th Mar 2018 - 6 years ago

    I liked the feel of this. The guitar is my favorite part it sounds like several instrumental groups of the 50's for example Lonnie Mack. I think it could stand a break or some tangential excursions, but a vocal may be just he tonic for it. Good job, vig

    Reply by topvega

    Thanks vig. This is one of my better tracks. I would love to get some vocals put down on this.
    Thanks for the listen and the feedback.


  2. PatriciaEdwards
    PatriciaEdwards on Thu 29th Sep 2016 - 7 years ago

    I'm playing my [imaginary] guitar. Hehe. And I'm singing along to the [imaginary] words. Rockin and a groovin this one is! Good work. Nope! Can't keep a good man down. :-)

    Reply by topvega

    Thanks Patricia. I think this is probably one of my top 3 tracks that I have done.
    Thanks for giving it a listen and for the feedback.


  3. YogeshST
    YogeshST on Wed 28th Sep 2016 - 7 years ago

    Nice Song topvega :)

    Reply by topvega

    Thank you kindly. Appreciate the listen, feedback and support.


  4. DanGoldstein
    DanGoldstein on Wed 18th May 2016 - 7 years ago

    You know - a voice that might work in this one is Mark Ratcliff (ratridge). Just a thought. Would love to hear a vocal in this one. Best - Dan

    Reply by topvega

    Thanks and I agree. Thanks for the input and for the listen.


  5. crucethus
    crucethus on Wed 16th Dec 2015 - 8 years ago

    I get a Psychedelic Frisco sound meets ZZtop. Awesome gritty and clean, amazing that you could do that.

    Reply by topvega

    Thanks Brosef...I think this is probably my best Track overall. Even the mix sounds pretty good. Wish The Crawling King Snake, Jim Morrison was still with us and could add some vocals. :)


  6. Rhodesy
    Rhodesy on Sat 5th Sep 2015 - 8 years ago

    Wish i was at woodstock listening to this one dude.The feel is spot on.long live the blues.

    Reply by topvega

    Thanks for the kind words brother. I love the Blues and there is something very cathartic about playing them.
    Long live the Blues and thanks for listening and commenting.


  7. Grunties
    Grunties on Thu 26th Jun 2014 - 9 years ago

    This is a time machine for me, brings me back to the late 70's and I love that.

    Reply by topvega

    Thanks for the kind words bro, appreciate you giving it a listen and leaving some feedback.


  8. UChris
    UChris on Wed 21st May 2014 - 9 years ago

    I liked this a lot so I played my Native American style flute to it. Best I could do cuz I can't sing. I had a blast! Makes me want to listen to your other tracks and see what comes up. Check out my profile tracks to hear it. Thanks!

    Reply by topvega

    Glad you enjoyed it...I gave your track a listen last night and when I went back to comment today it was gone. Sounded like you had a good time though. Glad I got to hear it. Thanks for the kind words of support.


  9. BrandonMichelle
    BrandonMichelle on Wed 21st May 2014 - 9 years ago

    This is great.. Really love the blues. You got me singing at 2 am in the morning. Great music.

    Reply by topvega

    Awesome...that is a great compliment. Glad I could get you singing, and at 2 am. :) Thanks for the kind words of support.


  10. StrikingDaggers
    StrikingDaggers on Sun 18th May 2014 - 9 years ago

    Awesome track topvega! All the elements you used blended together perfectly and created a great blues track. The mix sounds pretty good too. I really enjoyed listening to this. It's a Fav. Nice work.

    Reply by topvega

    Thanks Shatner...always nice to get some positive feedback and kind words. :) Thanks for taking the time to listen. Oh and thanks for the Fave.


  11. Halftrack
    Halftrack on Tue 7th Jan 2014 - 10 years ago

    I like your use of the addictive drums.
    Would you be interested in collaborating on a jazz / blues song?

    Reply by topvega

    Thanks bro...I am still learning it. I don't know how to do anything fancy with it yet but someday. :)
    I never thought of myself as a Jazz Player at all but I would certainly be willing to give it a go. I have vacation coming next week so I will have some time to work on stuff. Hit me up at .
    Thanks for giving my track a listen. It is appreciated.


  12. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Fri 15th Nov 2013 - 10 years ago

    This is pretty jammin my friend! It does remind of if the Doors had a second guitarist or something. The drums have a pretty vintage sound to them which is nice! Before you add to the kit, remember that old blues and blues rock groups often had pretty minimal drum kits. That said, adding some more drums could give a more updated sound. I really enjoyed listening! Faved for sure!

    Reply by topvega

    Hey bro...thanks for the idea. I had not thought of this in a Doors kind of way but now that you say it I can kinda hear a Morrison type thing going on over this. I will have to take some time, when I get some, lol, and see what I can come up with. I am a big Doors fan. I agree with you on not getting to fancy with the Drums. It's one of the things I love about the Black Keys. They keep their sound very minimal. Especially the drums.

    Thanks for giving this a listen, it's appreciated.


  13. mrwolf14
    mrwolf14 on Fri 15th Nov 2013 - 10 years ago

    Hi TV,
    Good to see one of your tunes here...
    I have to second what the others said: your production has improved. You still manage to keep that "live-played" feeling that I appreciate so much in your work, but this song is more polished.
    Adding voice to this is not "strictly needed" as it works well also without, but I have to admit that I would be really curious to see what can come out of this with the right vocal track on it :-)
    Take care, Domenico

    Reply by topvega

    Thanks Domenico, I have tried hard to get better at the production part of recording. I must admit that on occasion I find it some what more interesting than the actual playing of the instruments themselves. You really get to shape the sound and it gives you a lot of creative room to bring the song to life. I was going to leave it without a vocal but Spivkurl has given me an idea to take it in a Doorish vibe. Might sit down and try and workout something in a Mr Mojo Risin vain.
    Thanks for taking the time to give it a listen and for leaving some feedback. It is greatly appreciated my friend.


  14. greatredshift
    greatredshift on Sat 5th Oct 2013 - 10 years ago

    Would Love to try this out if that's possible sir been wanting to try a different type of genre

    Reply by topvega

    Sure, what do you need? Stems? Let me know and I will mix them down and send them to you. .


  15. StaticNomad
    StaticNomad on Thu 19th Sep 2013 - 10 years ago

    To adjust velocity of your drum parts, should be just that you open up the MIDI part on your sequencer's timeline. Under all the notes, you'll find parameter data and 'velocity' is probably the default one you're shown (though you can choose to see others too eg pitch). You should be able to select a bunch of notes and increase them all by a certain number of points (the range is 0-127) or do things such as specify maximum and minimum levels, which can be useful when you want to keep their relative levels to each other intact. I hope that makes sense, though I guess if it doesn't you'll probably just discover it for yourself anyway.

    One way to view the addition of a second kit is that it's just a bit like saying 'add more physical drums to your one, single kit' a bit like someone such as Neil Peart of Rush does (his kit has loads and loads of toms and cymbals). Having two snares can be cool, for the obvious technique of using one for one section, one for another (eg verse/chorus).

    I use multiple kits on pretty much all my tracks. For a hard rocking track that might suit you, check out Debt Black Hole as it has 4 kits on it and a lot of complex, layered drumming in styles ranging from jazz to extreme metal.

    Good luck with vocals. I would also love to find vocalists but would much prefer to work with some in person rather than do online collaboration. If I'm going to collaborate, I don't want it to be via sending emails back and forth, needs to be together in the same room.

    Reply by topvega

    I am going to play with adding kits this weekend and see how it goes. I like the idea of switching kits for different parts. Never thought to do that. Great idea, thanks.

    Thanks for the help, it's appreciated.


  16. StaticNomad
    StaticNomad on Mon 16th Sep 2013 - 10 years ago

    Good to see you're using Addictive Drums - something you said you would a couple of months ago. I was thinking about this just the other day.

    Instantly I would recommend lowering the velocity of that kick. Maybe turn it down but I think the problem is more that it's playing at pretty much the top velocity. Ask if you're not sure what I mean.

    Your drums could do a bit more as they're a bit simplistic and you might think about having a second kit for variety ( I do it a lot).

    The rest of the playing is good (and my kind of thing)though maybe you should go with just the one guitar at certain points as maybe it's a bit too intense doubling the pair up. You do do this (drop one of them) but I think it might help to do it more often in this track.

    Are you looking for a vocal for this?

    If so and you get a good and distinctive one, it could be a really classic track.

    Reply by topvega

    Thanks for the pointers bro. I will try and lower the kicks velocity, I am pretty sure I know how to. I also will tinker with adding a second kit to the mix. I was considering dropping the one guitar for a couple small parts so right on with that as well. Just wanted to get some feedback before putting in any more time on this. As for vocals, I am always looking for them. Just don't ever seem to find them. Got lots of ideas in my head but singing them is another story.
    Thanks again for all the help.


  17. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Mon 16th Sep 2013 - 10 years ago

    Blues is close to home territory for me TV so you gotta know I liked this one....blues and your rock style go together like they were meant to....reminds me of some good times...(I think good-time blues are legal now)....Right on....Ed

    Reply by topvega

    Thanks Ed, love getting feedback, especially positive feedback. I appreciate your taking the time to listen and leave a comment. I am a huge fan of the blues, especially The Black Keys. Thanks again for the kind words.


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