Doug Lauber replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"When a computer or software composes a drum part, it will NOT sound like a live drummer. Solution: work with a live drummer. If you really want something, it IS possible.
Bruford was/is amazing. The way he fused jazz and rock. I was disappointed…"
Apr 17, 2012
Jochen Lehnert replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"Hi George,
at the very moment I experiment on the drums with a tool named Jamstix3. If you never heard of it: You enter a straight beat, and Jamstix composes additional hat and/ or tom hits and fills. It also has "drummer models" which interprete…"
Apr 16, 2012
Jochen Lehnert replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"Hello there,it's Sunday afternoon, and I will try to sort the lot of information I got here.What I found out during this discussion, learning can be painful. However, the song itself gets a positive feedback from you, only the production is bad. I…"
Mar 25, 2012
Doug Lauber replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"For me, the later albums do sound too sterile, as far as the drums go. I'd like a messier Elvin Jones type of sound. It's amazing how much clarity there is on the Gaucho album, like every instrument is in a large vacant room, and there are no EQ…"
Mar 22, 2012
Michael T replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"Thanks Doug, yeah I've got, or had, that DVD, there are also quite a few youtube treats of various Dan line-ups. Do you know Fagen's 'Morph The Cat' album? There's some killer playing by the likes of Wayne Krantz on guitar.

Talking about 'real' v…"
Mar 22, 2012
Doug Lauber replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"Oh cool...will check it out!Just did- about half the tunes. Excellent! Is a CD available? I'm also a HUGE fan of Steely Dan. I recommend their Aja DVD, if you don't have it. Great interviews, production insight, etc. Michael- Do you have a Facebook…"
Mar 22, 2012
Michael T replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"It's almost an impossible task to make sax samples sound anything like the real thing, in my experience. I have had some success in a rock song context by having a real trumpet player on top of a VSL tenor and trombone but only as a background horn…"
Mar 22, 2012
Doug Lauber replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"Perfectly stated. I agree with everything you've stated, while also agreeing that his good ideas do come across.Just another example of 'real' vs 'fake'. This problem I have is a little more subtle. I did a recent mix that started as a cool drum…"
Mar 21, 2012
Jochen Lehnert replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"Hi folks,okay, okay, I got the picture. As you might have guessed, my experiences in recording horn and string players in the past have not been that positive. Went all into the trash can. Maybe my ears are too sensitive for human imperfections in…"
Mar 19, 2012
Doug Lauber replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"Like you, I am working on an album of original music. The big question is- what are your goals with your album?
Do you want your album to be compared with other jazz/rock albums that are out there?  Based on your posted tune, I think people will…"
Mar 12, 2012
Jochen Lehnert replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"Hi Ray, sorry for the late answer, but I am currently pretty busy (unfortunately not music related).
What do you mean with missing rhythm of the drummer? In the main theme for example the kick drum follows the bass line, I have snare hits on beat 2…"
Mar 12, 2012
Jochen Lehnert replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"Hi Doug, sorry for the late answer, but I am currently pretty busy (unfortunately not music related).
I tell you what my problem is: This project is not only one song but a whole album. If you suggest to hire session musicians for the five horn…"
Mar 12, 2012
Doug Lauber replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"I think, for your purposes, this is a fine demo. Try experimenting with rolling off some of the lower frequencies of the lead instruments, including below 50hz. Try different approaches- add different kinds of reverb and delay. I think your ideas…"
Mar 4, 2012
Jochen Lehnert replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"Hi Doug,thanks for listening and your reply.Here you treat the problem in a more philosophical way. I admit that a live performance of my music would be great and probably sound better. Unfortunately I live in a small town where the few musicians…"
Mar 4, 2012
Doug Lauber replied to Jochen Lehnert's discussion Mixing horns in modern jazz rock?
"What don't you like about the horns? For me, they do not sound real. They do not convey the emotion of live instruments. The number one consideration of any mix is- how does the performance itself sound? Is the timing stiff? Too perfect? Too…"
Mar 1, 2012
Jochen Lehnert replied to Simon Godden's discussion A couple of ideas after a year of inactivity
"Ok, Simon, there is nothing wrong with your mojo, I assure you.
Like Adrian I prefer the first piece, which to me seems more logical in its progression. But you say they are not finished yet, so I wait for the complete versions.
At the very moment I…"
Dec 13, 2011
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  • Hallo Jochen, willkommen in der deutschsprachigen Gruppe! Grüsse aus Westfalen
    Ansgar
  • haha thank you Jochen! I understand you like John Williams, his music is an inspiration for me as well. Which is your favorite piece? My favorite is from Presumed Innocent, the end credits. I just love the sound of the piano with strings! As you probably heard in my music haha.
  • I don't think I ever answered you back. I'm currently working on some instrumentals. I plan to send them to music libraries for consideration. I have the piano parts to 2 of 8. So it'll be a while before I post them here. I'll probably post them in the Music Dissection forum.
  • Welcome to the group!

    Interesting piece, Maybe Tomorrow. Some interesting chord progressions.

    I see that you like Art Rock. Within the past year I've been familiarizing myself with similar genres, particularly progressive metal (such as Dream Theatre). There is much to learn from some of these wonderful musicians.

    Deborah
  • Hi there. I'm eager to hear some Zappa-Williams hybrids.
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