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Old 10-02-2003, 04:52 PM   #1
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More forum-member music for download!

Hi everyone!

As is customary nowadays, one must always shamelessly promote one's own creations on all forum on which one is active...


What I'm trying to say: If anyone is interested one of the two bands I'm in has just finished 3 new demosongs to join our 3 older ones. All fully downloadable from our homepage.

The genre is happy, carefree, instrumental funk/fusion/jazz/pop/rock.
Hope you'll drop by and give it a listen:


That's all!

/Frederik Rosenkjær, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Old 10-02-2003, 06:11 PM   #2
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So far I have only heard "Er det Nat eller Dag?" and I have no ideia what that means. But I really like it! Great job! I love how the "chorus" section grows when you ride on the crash cymbal...simple but effective move. Also the guitar solo builds nicely! What´s the auxiliary snare you use under the guitar solo? and what about your splash cymbals on this one? Great drum sound....and your groove is very comfortable!!!!
I´ll download all of your band´s music tonight )

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Old 10-02-2003, 06:28 PM   #3
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("Is It Night or Day?") - so there´s an english version
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Old 10-03-2003, 08:42 AM   #4
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Thanks, Mauricio!

I think I'll reply to your private message here in the public in case anyone else is interester.

Mauricio asked me for the technical details of the recording.
They go as follows:

Everything is tracked and mixed on a Yamaha DM1000 digital mixing console with a PC running Steinberg Nuendo as multitrackrecorder. All mic-preamps, converters, EQ's, compressors and effects are the native DM1000 ones.

The mics:

Kick - Sennheiser e602
Snare top - Shure SM57
Snare Bottom - Sennheiser MD421
Toms - 5 x Sennheiser e604
Hihat & Overhead - 3 x Røde NT5

Percussion OH - Røde NT5
Congas - 2 x Røde NT1
Woodblocks - Sennheiser MD421
Urdu - Røde NT1

Bas - Behringer DI

Guitar - Direct through a John Amplification J-Station
Vocals ) - Røde NT1

Fender Rhodes MKII - Behringer DI
Roland XP80 - 2 x Behringer DI

So that's more or less it, I guess. The end result has been mastered with the Waves Master's Bundle.

Thanks again for the kind words!

The kit: (added to the post on 2003/10/04)

Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage 22", 8", 10", 12", 14", 16"
Yamaha Roy Haynes Signature Snare 14"x 5" (or is it 5,5"?)
Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage 10" Sopranino Snare
Yamaha DFP9410 Double Pedal w/Direct Drive
Sabian 6" HH Splash, 8" AA Splash, 14" AA Thin Crash, 17" AA Fast Crash, 20" AAX Stage Ride, 22" HH Chinese, 14" Regular Hats

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Old 10-03-2003, 09:09 AM   #5
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Cool i downloaded all the tracks and im gona sit back this weekend sometime and give them a good listen

Btw the gear some people have is phenominal! all the mics and a full kit and stuff .... wish i was a rich boy!
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Old 10-03-2003, 07:20 PM   #6
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Slap my ass and call me Sally!
Sounds great, man!

I have heard all the tunes and
love your groove. You're doing it
just right for the music!

Wow! These are really played
well, Fede. Just how long have
you been playing?!

These recordings are perfect.
You guys must have worked
very hard on these.

I am thoroughly impressed.

You remind me of Akira Jimbo
on that last tune and his band
Casiopea. Just super, Fede!
I like the double-kick at the
end. You waited for just the
right time - very tasteful.

It's tough hangin out with you
young cats but you spur me on!
To Virgil,
A Drummer Who is Changing the World

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Old 10-03-2003, 08:47 PM   #7
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I went through all the stuff on the site and I have to say that I´m very impressed - Peter said it right - you´re a very tasteful guy, waiting for the right time to play the stuff, and when you play it, it´s very well executed.

The sound is great....was it mixed with the board effects or did you use any external processors? Keep on with the great job....I hope to hear more from your band!
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and the Truth becomes deadly
to those who are not strong enough
to contemplate it in all its brilliance.
In fact, what can there be in common between
the vile multitude and sublime wisdom?
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a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason.

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Old 10-04-2003, 05:20 AM   #8
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Thank you all very much for your very kind words!

We're going very slow with this band, ensuring that we're having a good time at all times. So far we have done 6 tunes in 1½ years. We hope to have about 10 songs within a few months so we can gig around a bit and then probably go for a real album recording.

To answer some of the specifics:

All FX used (except for the vinyl in the middle of "Hip Hip Hurra for Stedfar") are the internal ones in the DM1000.

One detail I think I completely forgot was that the technical rider above only applies to the latest 3 tracks. The previous 3 are recorded on 2 Yamaha AW4416 workstations and various mic pre-amps and converters (none real highclass).

I've been playing about 17 years - but have never taken lessons.

Jimi: If it's any comfort my current gear is the result of 10-12 years of saving up, buying and selling and NO CIGARETTES OR ALCOHOL! (at all!...I'm not a vegetarian, though...)

Peter (or should I say Sally? ): Thank you again for the great review! Highly appreciated! The doublebass stuff you're talking about is that the small thing in "Hip Hip Hurra for Stedfar" at about 3:55? That is definately a Virgil inspired thing, which I'm very happy with...dynamics and all - think it came out very well and Virgil-like, without any further comparison!!
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Old 10-04-2003, 07:37 AM   #9
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Now 17 years sounds more
like it. You look so young in
that photo or maybe I look
so old in mine...

You are excellent, Fede and
I look forward to hearing
everything that you should
do in the future.

I'm mostly self-taught myself.
It can happen that younger
drummers can find the most
comfortable approach to their
kit, on their own, inspired by
themselves and this can be a
good thing.

There's nothing like being "made
to do something". It can become
a destructive thing, not to ment-
ion a self invalidatory precedent
in one's, which can start a neg-
ative chain of events.

I was fortunate to have a number
of lessons as well as "lessons"
with some great drummers. I
try to seek them out these days,
when I have the chance.

Forums like these make it a lot
easier to do this and the truth
is you can learn a lot from just
talking to different players.

I appreciate your sharing and
always look forward to your

The music, first!

You do it, Fede!
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Old 10-04-2003, 08:18 AM   #10
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Just listenned to some of your tunes Fede, and just like everyone else I am very impressed it sounds really good and tight. I like the fact that you guys have drummer and a percussionist...makes for some pretty wicked rhythms...Anyways, WELL DONE!!!
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Old 10-08-2003, 02:20 PM   #11
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Fede, sweet are the rewards of hard work, and you have done that! Impressed and astonished are weak words. great tunes/drumming and playing by all involved.
Best of luck with the band
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