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Wes Powell
04-07-2003, 02:13 AM
I hope you'll take the time. It's not what you're expecting but please give it a chance.

Promises of Paradise (http://artists.iuma.com/site-bin/mp3gen/73026/IUMA/Bands/The_WannaBees/audio/The_WannaBees_-_Promises_of_Paradise.mp3)

Thanks in advance to anyone who might take the time.

:)

-wp

Bizarro
04-07-2003, 02:37 AM
Very nice! Is that a whole band or did you do everything yourself? Very tasteful playing throughout. Was this done at a pro studio? The mix is incredible.

To the other ibreather's, I highly suggest listening to this song!

Wes Powell
04-07-2003, 02:49 AM
Originally posted by Bizarro
Very nice! Is that a whole band or did you do everything yourself? Very tasteful playing throughout. Was this done at a pro studio? The mix is incredible.

To the other ibreather's, I highly suggest listening to this song! Thank you very much for listening. There are two of us and we share duties as far as the instruments go. Brad is primarily a piano player and I'm primarily a guitar player. There is more information at our website The WannaBees (http://artists.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/The_WannaBees/index-1.html). You might also enjoy Why Not (http://artists.iuma.com/site-bin/mp3gen/73026/IUMA/Bands/The_WannaBees/audio/The_WannaBees_-_Why_Not.mp3), the title track to the CD we're working on, which is very jazzy and and Life Goes On (http://artists.iuma.com/site-bin/mp3gen/73026/IUMA/Bands/The_WannaBees/audio/The_WannaBees_-_Life_Goes_On.mp3) which is another instrumental track written in rememberance of 9/11 and very full of symbolism.

Again, thank you so much for taking the time to give a newbie a listen.

-wp

Bizarro
04-07-2003, 03:49 AM
Just checked out your website... Some of those "comments" were harsh! You guys have a nice sound.

I could hear some Lee Ritenour influences. He's a great musician, one of my favorites.

Wes Powell
04-07-2003, 04:02 AM
Originally posted by Bizarro
Just checked out your website... Some of those "comments" were harsh! You guys have a nice sound.

I could hear some Lee Ritenour influences. He's a great musician, one of my favorites. LOL. We're stuck posting our stuff on guitar boards which are dominated by metal heads because we haven't found too many other places like this site. They're the ones who go there and comment like that. Ya gotta take the good with the bad I guess. :D Thanks for the Ritenour referrence. He's obviously one of my biggest influences as well as Russ Freeman from The Rippingtons.

-wp

metaljustice83
04-08-2003, 06:41 AM
I have a slow internet connection, but what I heard was pretty cool :) just to let you know :)

Danny K
04-08-2003, 03:22 PM
hey Wes,
I checked out your site last night & I like your stuff. Life goes on stands out as my favorite right now. :) If ya get cahnce check out my IUMA page Danny K (http://dannyK.iuma.com) & let me know what you think.

Danny K

Wes Powell
04-08-2003, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by metaljustice83
I have a slow internet connection, but what I heard was pretty cool :) just to let you know :) Thanks for checking it out! On a 56K no less. Pretty heroic. I really appreciate it.

-wp

Wes Powell
04-08-2003, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by Danny K
hey Wes,
I checked out your site last night & I like your stuff. Life goes on stands out as my favorite right now. :) If ya get cahnce check out my IUMA page Danny K (http://dannyK.iuma.com) & let me know what you think.

Danny K Wow! Believe it or not, you've got some of the same influences I do. Randy Rhoads was everything to me growing up and I've done my fair share of "borrowing" from Vai and Satch. I'll put some links up to some rock sessions I've done in a bit. Real small files - just the solos. I checked out Chasing a Dream. It's great! Nice wah work! I'm going to stream all of the songs when I get to work. Just happened to be in a hurry this morning.

Thanks for the link to your site and thanks for listening to our stuff. Much appreciated.

-wp

Danny K
04-08-2003, 07:06 PM
Hey Wes,
Randy was the first guitarist that made me want to really push my playing to the limit. I still play Dee if I'm doing an acoustic set. Anyways I glad you liked Chasing a Dream. I'll keep checking your IUMA page for new music.

Thanks for listening,
Danny K
MY IUMA (http://dannyk.iuma.com)

Wes Powell
04-08-2003, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Danny K
Hey Wes,
Randy was the first guitarist that made me want to really push my playing to the limit. I still play Dee if I'm doing an acoustic set. Anyways I glad you liked Chasing a Dream. I'll keep checking your IUMA page for new music.

Thanks for listening,
Danny K
MY IUMA (http://dannyk.iuma.com) Danny, I got busy at work but I'm still going to stream all your tunes. I really liked the Vai and Satch influence. Here's a tribute to Randy I did a couple of years ago - kind of a tip of the hat to Diary of a Madman. It took about a year to write because I started getting a bit emotional about the impact he had on me as a kid. If you like it, I'll post some of my "shred" rock stuff. I've got your site bookmarked so I can check your stuff out any time. Here's the Randy tribute:

Nightfall (http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com/Members/000042679_000001371.mp3)

-wp

snufeldin
04-09-2003, 03:44 AM
Well I really liked it,

One thing though, on the song you posted here I thought the guitar sounded a little dry or too trebly... i don't know it's just my opinion.

so is this done at a professional studio?

Snufeldin

Wes Powell
04-09-2003, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by snufeldin
Well I really liked it,

One thing though, on the song you posted here I thought the guitar sounded a little dry or too trebly... i don't know it's just my opinion.

so is this done at a professional studio?

Snufeldin Thanks for checking it out. It was actually done in two studios. Mine in Arizona and Brad's in Minnesota. I use a Tascam 788 digital recorder and Brad uses a computer and Cool Edit Pro. The tracks are posted to a hosting site, downloaded, and mixed throughout the process with the final mixdown done by Brad. I tried a warmer guitar sound but it didn't cut through with all the other stuff going on and, while it sounded like it had a ton of reverb by itself, the reverb kind of got eaten by the track. Live and learn I guess. Next time I'll add more.

Thanks again for listening.

-wp

Wes Powell
04-09-2003, 04:52 PM
Hey Danny,

I think I liked Afterglow the best. It reminded me a bit of Goodbye to Romance. Very cool stuff you've got going there. Keep up the good work!

-wp

Danny K
04-09-2003, 05:11 PM
Hey Wes,
Thanks for listening to my songs. I'm going to check out nightfall tonight at home because I don't have speakers on my computer at work.

Danny K
My IUMA (http://dannyk.iuma.com)

Wes Powell
04-09-2003, 06:25 PM
Danny, I don't play rock/shred for myself anymore but I do still do sessions for other people. Here are a couple of short clips that are just the solo portion of the song. Shouldn't take but seconds to download. Much more along the lines of what you're doing with your music.

Doc Wilson's Hamartia (http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com/Members/000042679_000002532.mp3)

Bob Left's Hell in the Hall (http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com/Members/000042679_000005678.mp3)

At the beginning of the second clip you hear the end of Brett Funk's solo. Brett is kind of an internet legend (guitarwar, etc.). I played on a track on his CD called Cut it Loose. Kind of hard to keep up with a monster like that but everyone commented that we pushed each other pretty well. I come in with the fast alternate picking after he finishes his solo. Hope you like 'em.

-wp

Danny K
04-11-2003, 01:03 PM
Wes,
I finally got a chance to sit down & listen to nightfall, Doc Wilsons Harmartia, & Bob Left's Hell in the Hall. Real nice work:) I liked Nightfall the best. Can't wait to hear more Wannabees stuff.

Danny K

Wes Powell
04-11-2003, 02:52 PM
Danny,

Glad you liked it. The new WannaBees tune is going to be kind of surprising in that we're actually going to use a guest vocalist. It'll be the only vocal song on the CD. I'm still a bit iffy about the idea but the song is really good so I'm probably just being to stiff about it.

Thanks for checking the other stuff out. Hell in the Hall isn't actually out yet so that was kind of a "scoop".

;)

-wp

Hanzo Hattori
04-30-2003, 02:40 AM
Ouch, yea, some really harsh criticism, but really... people like the guy who put "you need to listen to kurt cobain" .... ummm, well, ehe :p don't listen to them, you've got your own style, and I like it!

furiousnewf
04-30-2003, 03:04 AM
Hey, who cares what anyone else says. Music is about having fun. Its not a contest, too many people miss that point!

Great job, keep it up!

Wes Powell
04-30-2003, 04:45 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys. I appreciate it. It's nice to find a cool forum like this.

:)

-wp

szulc
04-30-2003, 08:57 PM
Pretty stuff.
I am wondering what kind of guitar (Acoustic or Electric) this is and how it was recorded (Mic or Pickup)? The playing is very nice and the tune is cool. The guitar tone sounds to me like an electric tricked out to sound like a nylon string, which is why I asked the previous questions. I have had very good results with My Takamine Nylon string and Steel string using the built in pickup through a pandoras box (Mostly to get the impedance down) direct into the VS880.

Wes Powell
04-30-2003, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by szulc
Pretty stuff.
I am wondering what kind of guitar (Acoustic or Electric) this is and how it was recorded (Mic or Pickup)? The playing is very nice and the tune is cool. The guitar tone sounds to me like an electric tricked out to sound like a nylon string, which is why I asked the previous questions. I have had very good results with My Takamine Nylon string and Steel string using the built in pickup through a pandoras box (Mostly to get the impedance down) direct into the VS880. Thanks for listening. :)

That was an Ibanez nylon string plugged straight into the desk. To be honest, there is a tiny amount of chorus on there but it's really inaudible. The rest is just reverb and EQ. I do have an acoustic simulator but I'm going to sell it. They should tell you that those things are passable live but can in no way, shape, or form be used in the studio. I sure wish I could have used an electric. The classical neck is very hard on someone without overly large hands. Both of my hands were very sore by the time I got done with that. It did wonders for my technique however. I'm making it a point to spend some time on it every week because it's improved my overall playing quite a bit.

-wp

NorseWolf
05-04-2003, 09:12 PM
Cool tunes Guys...nice work

Wes Powell
05-04-2003, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by NorseWolf
Cool tunes Guys...nice work Thanks!

:)

-wp