Couldn't stand the weather. SRV. Dm OP and OPB

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#1

Here is SRV’s Couldn’t stand the weather. One press version. Working with Rock W bass. No intro, because it’s pretty free. After intro, which you have to play alone, press start, 4 count in, then follows the main riff and whole song exactly as it is. I was bothered a lot with short bass sounds in the main riff, but I did not succeed. In the source midifile it’s correct, but after transpose it in the DAW, the short accents become long. I don’t know why. Enclosed the source midi, maybe somebody knows solution. The source midi needs known transposing for working with some of the drumsets.
Later I try to improve this problem also. Until then, enjoy this version.
Couldn’t stand the weather.rar (11.5 KB)

#2

Thanks for including your working MIDI file. I’ve worked up an OPB version; even though I lowered the bass velocity, it may still be a little too loud. I also lowered the snare rimshot. Uses NP StdPBass 63-91 kit. Has the edited MIDI file so you can see what I did.

Couldn’t Stand The Weather Song v2.zip (13.4 KB)

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#3

Thanks a lot. It’s a really nice improvement and life-saver, as I want to play it in the gig on the weekend. Bothered a lot of time with it, but didn’t want to succeed, despite, that it seemed simple. Your version is perfect! Worth to upload midifiles too.
Cheers!

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#4

I’ve built a version of it with all the weird pauses, front and back, but it’s not OP and it has no bass. So, not much help there, I suppose…

#5

Thanks. Persist improved my version and this is fine. But can you send me your version. This is just drum parts, isn’t it? In case, when I want to play this special song with live bassplayer, I will need it. Which other songs you’ve built? I’m interested.
Cheers!

#6

I’d be happy to share the song if someone can remind me how to bundle a song file up…

#7

Export song from BBM; File > Export > Song
Click on the forum upload button; From My Device: Choose Files; press Upload
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#8

Okay, I’ll try that:
Couldnt Stand the Weather.sng (10.1 KB)

The solo is a bit free-form, so the last pattern starts at the bridge out (where the solo breaks away from the root/1).

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#9

I should also note that I’ve programmed it with a bit more heaviness to the drums, per the way my own full band used to do it, which itself takes cues from the live versions I’ve seen.

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#10

Thank you! Very good job! Have you built other songs in this genre. SRV, Hendrix etc. 60-s, 70-s, though SRV is early 80-s. I would be very grateful if you shared with me or the others here. In return I may offer my built songs, but they are with bass, because I play a lot alone. You can find those here, in the forum, under my profile.
Thaks again and cheers.

#11

The only other song we do that fits that genre is SRV’s Pride and Joy, which you can see in action, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xspUoebp6IU

So, I haven’t much else to share.

I should also say that I am a bit reluctant to share too much, largely because I don’t like to undermine the ability of Singular Sound (and others who do this for a living) to sell their libraries of songs, but also – full disclosure – because of the amount of work that goes into creating these files. Couldn’t Stand the Weather, for example, was about eight hours in production.

Now, I don’t think the main ‘unfair competition’ part of my feelings applies to with-bass files, because I haven’t seen any of those for sale on the Singular site, but I also don’t (know how to) create those. And I have no negative feelings at all about people who do share songs extensively. This is is just a personal choice.

Anyway, while I don’t mind sharing the odd thing here and there, I don’t want to be the guy that pollutes the pool that some people depend on for a living.

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#12

Yes, you are right. Thanks again for sharing this one.
Good luck!

#13

No worries! And, again, just to be absolutely clear, I have no issue with people sharing. I just don’t like to compete with the people who help me get gigs. :slight_smile:

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