Monday Music

02009-09-21 | LAVA, Music | 21 comments


Since you enjoyed the Lava track last week, here is another one. I think this one, simply called K-Theme, sounds very appropriate for today, the last day of summer!

You can download the high quality 320kbps file here. Next week another OL + Luna Negra live recording.

21 Comments

  1. Matt Callahan

    Hot Damn!!!! No pun intended.

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  2. Carol

    Mysterious and blue, and intriguing. It is fitting for the day here. Yesterday -air conditioner, today -the furnace.
    It’s been a beautiful summer. Good farewell music.

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  3. Brenda

    I like it. Is the very beginning a dobro?

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  4. Ottmar

    Brenda: No, sounds like an electric guitar to me. Probably Eric’s Les Paul Junior.

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  5. Brenda

    I am sorry – Thought it was a an electric slide guitar, that I call Dobro. Awe – I knew I should not have asked. :)

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  6. Ottmar

    Next you’ll call my Flamenco guitar a Banjo, eh? :-)

    This is a Dobro:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobro

    It’s a very particular type of acoustic guitar, also called a resonator guitar. Eric had a very nice old one with a wooden back. In fact, you can hear his Dobro towards the end of the piece, starting at 1:50.

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  7. Gerry

    Ottmar and Eric, MGT (Masters of Gorgeous Tone).
    Thanks for the track, I’ve got a great little Lava collection! Could that be a dobro during the last third of the track? It has a steely tone to it.

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  8. Gerry

    Please excuse my post, Ottmar kindly explained whilst I listened to the track. I could be wrong, but didn’t Eric use this guitar on the ‘Innamorare’ album?

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  9. Ottmar

    No problem. That was funny! Yes indeed, Gerry, Eric did use that very Dobro on “Innamorare.”

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  10. Brenda

    Naaah…. You don’t seem like the Banjo type… :) I can’t see you pickin and grinnn. You don’t look like Roy…Hee Haw…. :)but you might be able to hang out on the front porch and fit in with your Flanenco Guitar. You know, it would be just fine! We would let you. Cause we are just that way around here.

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  11. dave

    There’s a lot more depth to these mixes than the previous ones. Great stuff!

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  12. Ottmar

    Thanks, Dave. I can post FLAC files of the mixes in the 24bit/48kHz format of the original files (which were transferred to digital from the analog 2-inch multitrack years ago), if there is interest.

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  13. LindaW

    Ottmar,

    There is definitely an interest in FLAC files, Thanks! ;-)

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  14. steve

    Ottmar wrote: “I can post FLAC files of the mixes in the 24bit/48kHz format of the original files (which were transferred to digital from the analog 2-inch multitrack years ago), if there is interest.”

    I would like to put in my vote or voice my interest for these FLAC files.

    I don’t know if everyone on the forum knows or not, but Songbird plays FLAC native. No translation or conversion necessary. At least that is the case for the OSX version of Songbird. I don’t know about the Windows version, since I don’t own a PC.

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  15. Ottmar

    That is true. I like Songbird and mentioned it earlier. But, Songbird will simply dither (from 24 to 16 bit) and downsample (from 96 to 44.1kHz, or in this case from 48 to 44.1) unless the computer has a 24/96 DAC (digital-to-analog converter) built-in or attached (usually via the FireWire port).

    By the way, that is also what iTunes does with files that are higher than 16/44.1 – unless a separate DAC is present.

    No point in storing or playing 24/48 or even 24/96 files, if your computer can’t output them in all their glory.

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  16. steve

    “No point in storing or playing 24/48 or even 24/96 files, if your computer can’t output them in all their glory.”

    This is a really good point.

    I suspect that unless the person is somewhat tech savvy, this might go unchecked for or unattended to.

    For both my “home brew” DAC and my new Apogee DAC, the I/O is via Firewire. I would imagine USB I/O is out there but all the DACs I have investigated all use Firewire. It may also be the case that a vendor provided driver/plug-in will be necessary on the computer side.

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  17. LindaW

    I have been using VLC player to listen to my FLAC files. It apparently has a version for all operating systems.

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html

    I’m still researching any dithering down that it might be doing.

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  18. Ottmar

    Linda: It does not matter which app you use. Mac & PCs come stock with 16/44.1 sound outputs. If you are not using an external DA converter your computer is dithering and downsampling. I imagine a file prepared in a studio to play back at 16/44.1 will sound better than a 24/96 file dithered and downsampled by your computer on the fly.

    Steve: USB is not used in studios much. FireWire is better and more stable.

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  19. Ottmar

    Another nice thing about the Songbird app is that it doesn’t copy the music files, like iTunes does… just point Songbird to the folder of files you want to play back, even on a separate drive, and there you go.

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  20. Panj

    Gorgeous of course!!!…(duhhhhhhh)
    ….but
    …way,way, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooo short…:-)))

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  21. Ulrich

    I’m sorry to say: the idea playing in this way is really good, but I think the ‘special sound’ is sometimes too loud. Now and then it should be in the background.

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