Rediscovering My Past

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  1. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Over a dozen years ago, a friend wrote some cool songs, and I was in the mood to produce them, so the two of us recorded them at my place; we also got a good drummer to play with us. It was a lot of fun, and the recordings got us booked into SXSW in Austin.

    I loved mixing the stuff, too, and now I wish I'd done more recordings than the TV commercials that can be so forgettable.

    Recently, I've been working with some new mastering tools, was looking for material, and stumbled on these old recordings. I really like the writing and singing, so I've been working with them again, mainly for lack of new material!

    Patrick Cupples on vocals and acoustic guitar, I'm on the electrics, bass and keys, Danny Cox on drums. Guitars were my McCarty and McCarty Rosewood (I wish I still had them!). PRS wasn't making amps then, these are mostly Mesas (Tremoverb, Maverick, Blue Angel, maybe some Egnater TOL 100).

    I still like this material, and had fun tweaking the masters!

    https://soundcloud.com/lschefman/human-race

    Another one:

    https://soundcloud.com/lschefman/control-10-2018-mstr
     
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  2. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Sounds real nice Les. Like it alot.
     
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  3. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    Sounds good.
     
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  4. RGM

    RGM New Member

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    Nice work! I especially like Control 10. Great mellow vibe, and the solo is quite tasty!
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Very nice.
    The character of the two is quite different, which I like.
     
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  6. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Thanks guys!

    It was a conscious effort to try and be creative with the production. I didn’t want to proceed according to a formula. There are more songs, and they’re all different, too. The idea was to put each of them into its own universe.

    The inspiration for doing that harkened back to listening to Beatle records when I was a kid.

    By the way, my son Jamie was in high school at the time, and sang backup on Human Race.

    Really, the basic idea here was just to play around with some new tools. That I still like these songs, and how they were produced, kind of shocks me!
     
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  8. alphasports

    alphasports New Member

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    Sounds good Les, vocals sound remarkably like Jakob Dylan/Wallflowers!
     
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    merciful-evans New Member

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    Great!

    I left a comment. My SoundCloud artist name is 'unwise bill'.
     
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  10. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Very cool!!
     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Human Race gets my vote.
    Love it!
    Nicely done sir!
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Two thumbs up, on both of them. Really enjoyed listening to them! Props to you, Les
     
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  13. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    I like this stuff Les. Singer reminds me of the guy from tonic
     
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    Eddie kim New Member

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    I remember when Sxsw was a small venue is Austin
     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Gosh, you guys are so nice! Glad you like.
     
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  16. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    First song is really cool. Shoulda been on tour with Mellencamp, Springsteen or something! Reminds me of the band Cracker a little bit. Very American R&R with some good musicianship. Fun stuff.

    Overall mix and master, I may like the second song better. Sounds like the hit song on the album. Great stuff Les, thanks for sharing.
     
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  17. BWV548

    BWV548 New Member

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    Quality stuff, LSchefman

    Now only if it had that signature ToneHearer30 amp...;)
     
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  18. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Yes, I hear that too. It's was all very top notch.
     
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  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    If only it had been a hit... [harp glissando sfx]

    “Hi Les. Here are your messages: Paul McCartney called to say hi, Bob Dylan wants you to play on his next record, and The Edge is wondering how you got that guitar sound on the last record.”

    “OK, I’ll return their calls when I wake up., right after I call Paul Smith and Give him the specs on my Signature model.”

    [harp glissando]
     
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  20. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Mmm... tasty!

    I used to have a Mesa Maverick - I miss it. :(
     
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