Stick Men Smudge Nudge Feb5

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On Feb 5, 2011, at 9:46 AM, Tony Levin wrote:

Getting close on Smudge. Been doing much fixing of my busy bass, and adding better lo-bass. Meanwhile honing down the many other parts.

Will have nice files for you to play to, Pat, by later today.
Markus, I'll send you the edited versions of your parts, for you to either further adjust as you like, or use as they are.

Whee, this is a hummer.



On Feb 5, 2011, at 12:55 PM, Tony Levin wrote:

Here's an mp3 of the current mix I have.

Bouncing files to send Pat stuff he can work to.

Will send notes too.

Markus, I'll bounce your tracks after, and send to you.

talk soon, t.

<Smudge ruff Feb5.mp3>

On Feb 5, 2011, at 1:10 PM, Tony Levin wrote:

Smudgy Notes:
Markus Mix
Tony Low Bass
Tony Vibrator Bass2
Tony TopStuff

Load in files at bar one. Start with them all at zero level, and you'll have my levels.

Gave you the bass files separately, also at the levels I had -- you might want more or less of one of them, and you might want to grab bits from either.

Breakdown: I put in the vibebass, and a few low notes -- but this section is meant for you to play with ... do what you like, including removing all or part of the basses if you want.

Verse at end: Your drum track won't have the Verse that's been added at measure 105 --- you can drag drums from elsewhere, as I did, or play new.

Ending: Wish you hadn't cut off what you first did with the Shosty -- I'd have played something to it. Maybe just put back a few more bars of it, or whatever you feel, and if necessary Markus and I can play to that, or drag in stuff from earlier in the piece. I feel it can fade down pretty quick and seem right, but not quite as quick as it is now.


-----Original Message-----
From: Markus Reuter [
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 4:04 PM
To: 'Tony Levin'
Subject: RE: New Piece part

Dear Tony,

I put some more files up for the new piece, incl. a harmony and some wacky

Speak later,

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Levin
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 12:15 AM
To: Markus Reuter
Subject: Re: New Piece part

Go ahead and do the harmony if you wish. I'm jammed!

On Feb 2, 2011, at 6:12 PM, Markus Reuter wrote:

Uploading the files for you. I was going to work on a harmony, but fine if
you'd rather do.

More tomorrow!

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Levin
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 10:51 PM
To: Markus Reuter
Cc: Pat Mastelotto
Subject: New Piece part

Hi Markus -- love what you've done.
Would you mind separating out the parts and sending stem of each. Having
all on one makes it rough to get right balance for your melody.

Since you've done the melody in A and it's return, I'll try to come up
harmony for the return.

I was gonna change the chords of C section (the B chords with A bass
but you did a very nice part to what's there, so I think it's cool.

I'll have more to you guys in a day or so, but please do send me those
separate parts.

best, t.


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