Here’s another hit from the band Without Focus from Bandlab. An original by @eipi who sings and plays acoustic guitar. Without Focus is @eipi, @dawningday on guitars, @rabbitwithmachinegun on keys, and me on Bass and Drum programming.
This is a new song by @chrysalynn on Bandlab. She’s a great vocalist and plays acoustic guitar as well. On this version, @thelonewulfproject plays acoustic and lead guitar as well, and I added bass and drums.
I found this fascinating, but I don’t know everything in detail. Here’s what I just did.
I downloaded a music track of a guitar playing from Bandlab. When I imported into my DAW, I noticed that the waveform was not centered. It appeared to be above the mid-line, leading me to think there was a DC component. It was present through the whole track.
I exported it from the DAW and then reimported it as an additional track. It was centered. It looks like the DAW export might have done some processing.
The differences brought me back to my EE days. The top image with the ‘DC’ component shows a step function. The image in the bottom has eliminated that DC component. Looking at the point where the step was, it looks like a little pulse remains, with some ringing afterwards.
I noticed in my DAW, I did have some other processing going on. By process of elimination, I found out that the ‘console emulator’ was what had cleaned up the signal. Here is a link to more information about the console emulator. https://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=SONAR%20X2&language=3&help=ProChannel.8.html
With only the console emulator in the processing path, here is what the difference looks like on the stereo signal.
It looks like another component added some additional processing in the first image because there appears to be more of the ‘ringing’ activity after the pulse.
I guess the takeaway is that the console emulator, which I usually have on each track, contains some sort of brick wall high pass activity, and will remove the DC component for you.
Originally Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley…1926. Then Steely Dan came along in 1974. And now, here is my version.
Here’s my cover of a great Bonnie Raitt song. @cocobark from Bandlab is singing on this one.
This original is updated for 2019.
Another great collaboration from Bandlab. @cocobark on vocals, @LoneWulfProject on Acoustic guitars. I added the other parts and did the mix/master.
From the first McCartney album – 1970 a great time to be alive. This one is sung beautifully by @chrysalynn on Bandlab.