Re: Finally, some prog rock for you!

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2012/5/17 Ken Restivo <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 02:48:14PM +0200, Carlos sanchiavedraz wrote:
> 2012/4/17 Ken Restivo <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>
> > On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 07:37:26PM -0400, Al Thompson wrote:
> > > On 04/16/2012 02:01 AM, Ken Restivo wrote:
> > > > I am very happy to report that my old friend Bob has finally released
> > a record that he's been working on for 21 years.
> > > >
> > > > And... it's prog-rock! Not my style of music, but one that I know is
> > near and dear to the hearts of Linux Audio enthusiasts.
> > > >
> > > > So here it is at last:
> > > >
> > > > http://pronstar2.bandcamp.com/album/in-your-mind
> > > >
> > > > I played Linux keyboards on quite a few of the tracks. It's been a
> > year or two since the sessions so I don't remember exactly what I played on
> > what.
> > > >
> > > > I do recall doing some Beatrix, including a few heavily overdriven to
> > get a Deep Purple kind of sound, some Specimen with Mellotron samples (it's
> > prog rock, you GOTTA have Mellotron!), and also Fluidsynth with clav
> > samples through a hellacious jack-rack of plugins.
> > > >
> > > > I can say with certainty that I think that many, if not most, people
> > on this list will enjoy many, if not all, of the tracks.
> > > >
> > > > Enjoy the Linux keyboard lovin' too.
> > > >
> > >
> > > NICE!!
> > >
> > > I hear shades of Gentle Giant and Atomic Rooster in the first track.
> > >
> >
> > I'll pass along your kind words to Bob. He's been working on this record
> > for pretty much his entire adult life. Perhaps nobody is more thrilled than
> > me to see it FINALLY out in the open (I recorded the first demos of it for
> > him on a 4-track in 1993).
> >
> > Also, you're like the third person who mentioned Gentle Giant. I'll pass
> > that along too.
> >
> > By the way, the track "Menager I" has Beatrix all over it. I didn't
> > originally realize how prominent the organ was going to be mixed, in both
> > the slow part and the heavy metal part (distorted Beatrix), but it's
> > definitely evident. The clav stuff I did on one of the other tracks appears
> > not to have made it into the final mix, but a lot of Mellotron (using
> > Specimen and JackRack with Fons' 4-band parametric EQ) did.
> >
> > -ken
> >
>
> Good prog music, nice voices, interesting mixture of styles on the album...
> and profesional instrument sounds using free software...
> Congratulations.
>

Glad you enjoyed it.

> Was it recorded and mixed digitally/Ardour?
>

No, sadly, it was recorded and mixed on ProTools HD Mac.

The keyboard parts were all Linux though, primarily Beatrix, Jconvolver, JACK-RACK, various LADSPA plugins, Fluidsynth, and Specimen. The track "Menager, I" has Beatrix all over it, in particular.

My friend Bob is the guitarist, composer, producer, and BDFL. He doesn't sing; Matthew did the vocals.

-ken

Ah, Ok. Your friend did a well job in several ways... and you, of course ;)


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Carlos sanchiavedraz
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