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She Caught The Katy

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:56 pm
by outteh
Great blues standard written by Taj Mahal and James Rachell. The song was first recorded for Taj Mahal's 1968 album The Natch'l Blues. The "Katy" refers to the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad. Fender Telecaster, JP-90 bass, MT Power Drums, Mixcraft brass and VB3 organ. My take. (Listen to the bass great riffs.....)

https://soundcloud.com/outteh/she-caught-the-katy

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:58 pm
by jlouvar
Way fun, good job. Thanks for sharing Tom. 8)

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:23 am
by Ian Craig
Have you tried using either Melodyne or Mixcraft's audio warping on your vocals ? It might help balance out the vocals to the rest of the music layers, as it sounds a bit like karaoke. It you want to send both the vocals separated from the rest of the track and the rest of the track my way, I could sort it out for you, so you can see the difference. Just a thought. :)

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:25 am
by M@rkus
Well done! Great mix, and well performed!

A few questions... The harmonica? Is that you or a vsti? The bass? It sounds so crisp and snappy (compared to my bass, that is)... new strings? What kind of bass?
The acoustic guitar sounds really nice... new strings? (ha, ha). I guess I´m a bit taken aback by the crisp sound quality compared to my own recordings... the strings on my instruments are about five yeras old...

Anyway, great job!

Best regards/
M@rkus

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:43 am
by bigaquarium


Sounds great in my truck! Great mix too.

Not that this song needs anything at all, but the Steven Slate freebie drums make a great foil to MT Power Drumkit if you ever get bored with it.

:D

-N

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:49 am
by freightgod
Great job, nice harp!

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:52 am
by outteh
Thanks everyone for the comments. Most I’ve gotten on one of my posts in a while. Yes, that’s me on the harp. I’m not a vocalist but enjoy rendering a tune every now and then when the key and the tone fit. The guitar work is basically DI and the acoustic is x/y microphoned. I usually have to accomplish many takes, measure by measure to get good results. I couldn’t do a lot of this live! Glad you found some enjoyment from the tune! :D :D :D :D :D

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:38 pm
by jlouvar
bigaquarium wrote:


Sounds great in my truck! Great mix too.

Not that this song needs anything at all, but the Steven Slate freebie drums make a great foil to MT Power Drumkit if you ever get bored with it.

:D

-N


I’d like to checkout the Steven Slate freebie drums... Please post the download link. Thanks

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:42 pm
by outteh
jlouvar wrote:
bigaquarium wrote:


Sounds great in my truck! Great mix too.

Not that this song needs anything at all, but the Steven Slate freebie drums make a great foil to MT Power Drumkit if you ever get bored with it.

:D

-N


I’d like to checkout the Steven Slate freebie drums... Please post the download link. Thanks

You can google it and get to the website. The freebie vesion is there for download. It looks really complex, lot’s of tweaking options! :D

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:36 pm
by jlouvar
bigaquarium wrote:You can google it and get to the website. The freebie vesion is there for download. It looks really complex, lot’s of tweaking options! :D


Is Steven Slate freebie drums similar to MT-PowerDrumKit, (a plugin with multiple drum grooves)?

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:22 pm
by outteh
Yes it is, but the freebie Steven Slate drum set is very limited. It does have grooves just like the MT set. The sound of the drums is very good though! :D

https://stevenslatedrums.com/

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:50 pm
by jlouvar
Hmm... Okay, thank you Tom.

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:41 am
by TheHound
I used to play that song with in a couple of bands. Love that song!

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:55 am
by bigaquarium
jlouvar wrote:
bigaquarium wrote:You can google it and get to the website. The freebie vesion is there for download. It looks really complex, lot’s of tweaking options! :D


Is Steven Slate freebie drums similar to MT-PowerDrumKit, (a plugin with multiple drum grooves)?


Morning,

I’ll whip out the Slate set when doing something a little more subdued because it’ll give you some softer articulations when you don’t want the snare cracking out for instance. I like MT too though, gave them a donation and everything. :)

-N

Re: She Caught The Katy

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:02 am
by jlouvar
It took hours to find the SSD5LibFree01.Slatepack, SSD5LibFree02.Slatepack path on my hard drive, and after finding it and getting the plugin working (or at least opening up in Mixcraft), the SSD5 Library was empty, so there were no Grooves. I though maybe I didn’t install the SSD5 Library path correctly, so I uninstalled everything and tried to reinstall, but I couldn’t remember the SSD5LibFree01.Slatepack, SSD5LibFree02.Slatepack path on my hard drive. So I could’t install the plugin, and I gave up.