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Alex Commins replied to Rick Lally's discussion Pro Tools to Logic Pro 9 in the group Logic Pro 9 Users Group
"I totally agree.  Just bounce each track (from the very beginning 1111, so when you place them in Logic, they will begin at the same place) as a WAV (24 bit (or 16 if you recorded it in 16 bit) file and then import them into Logic.  Of…"
Sep 1, 2011
Alex Commins replied to Gil's discussion What a difference Professional Mastering makes in the group Home Recording
"No doubt!~!  I'm always amazed with the difference between the mix I send to my mastering guy (one of Atlanta's better mastering studios (person) and the mix I gave him.  And, btw, a rule I've hear quite often:  never…"
Aug 4, 2011
Alex Commins replied to Rick Lally's discussion Pro Tools to Logic Pro 9 in the group Logic Pro 9 Users Group
"I can find out exactly how to do it, but here is one way to do it.  Export each track on pro tools as a wav file (24 bit or whatever) and then import it onto a track in Logic."
Jul 14, 2011
Edward Sparks left a comment for Alex Commins
"Hey Alex, How can I get a copy of your new CD?  I would love for you to have one of mine...got an address I can send it to...Thanks, Edward "
May 25, 2011
Edward Sparks replied to Alex Commins's discussion Desired Input Levels etc When Recording in the group Logic Pro 9 Users Group
"Hi Alex, I don't know if I am a great asset, I am just loving it here! Yes, I think you hit it on the head...I try to keep my levels while recording about -2 max., but I really don't go with the -6 level thing...I guess I am just too much…"
May 25, 2011
Alex Commins replied to Alex Commins's discussion Desired Input Levels etc When Recording in the group Logic Pro 9 Users Group
"Edward - thank you so much.  Yes, in the end I believe you are right -- you go by your gut (not blindly, but still, don't depend totally by the numbers).  I'm going to go to the link you put in your other response.  Hey, so,…"
May 24, 2011
Edward Sparks replied to Alex Commins's discussion Desired Input Levels etc When Recording in the group Logic Pro 9 Users Group
"Hey, just found this link to a discussion of recording levels in Logic in the Logic Help Forum...here is the link: http://logicprohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=54753   They also refer to a more general discussion on the subject…"
May 24, 2011
Edward Sparks replied to Alex Commins's discussion Desired Input Levels etc When Recording in the group Logic Pro 9 Users Group
"Hi Alex, I have been meaning to get back to you here, sorry it has taken me so long...but, unfortunately I don't have a good answer for you!  I try to keep my levels down like the book says, to -6bd, but most of the time I just go by…"
May 24, 2011

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging and/or professional musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Huss & Dalton OMC (rosewood with adirondack top -- also, their standard model, not traditional model)
What is your website address?
http://cdbaby.com/cd/alexcommins
What type of music do you like to play?
folk, roots, americana, blues, old-time
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe
All the songs I have added, except Spoonful, are from my new CD, mentioned below. Ida Red, is an old fiddle tune, with words. I've really never heard it played on guitar, but if it were played on guitar, I imagine, since it's an old-time tune, that it would be flatpicked, though, of course, I fingerpick it (i.e., this is my arrangement). Oh, I have tried to imitate the rocking bow of the Appalachian fiddle in the interludes. Both Stagger Lee and Mississippi Blues feature Liz Brown on vocals, and me on guitar. Liz is about the best and most feeling singer I know. On Kansas City Blues, my friend Tom Gray, of the wonderful rockabilly group, Delta Moon, plays some great Kansas City style piano - my vocals and guitar. Saturday Nite Rub is my arrangement of a piece by Big Bill Broonzy. By the way, my latest cd, For My Friends, is on cd baby under my name. Spoonful is a mixed, but unmastered, version of the song with Liz singing and me on guitar, which will be on our new CD in mid 2009, but of course will be mastered.

Guitar has been my love since nine years old. I have played in both folk and old-time groups. Although I learned as a fingerpicker, for some years I flatpicked -- but fingerpicking is really my style. You can hear the influence of Southern folk, roots, Americana, blues, and fiddle tunes throughout my playing - and even some hints of Southern rock and roll - often with a Jimmy Reed undertone.

On my most recent cd, For My Friends, I have tried to play a variety of songs - from Appalachian, to Delta, to ragtime, to rock and roll, as well as a few of my songs.

I hope you enjoy, and if so, drop me an e-mail. I would love to hear from you, and will certainly write back.

Wage Love -- Not War

Peace - Alex

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At 6:21am on May 25, 2011, Edward Sparks said…

Hey Alex,

How can I get a copy of your new CD?  I would love for you to have one of mine...got an address I can send it to...Thanks, Edward

At 5:40am on March 14, 2011, Edward Sparks said…
Hey Alex, Welcome to the Logic Pro 9 group!  We need you here!  Thank you again for the two plug in settings you sent me...I have already deleted and re-installed them twice since then!!!  I have to slow down on my keystrokes!  Edward
At 4:22pm on November 1, 2010, Edward Sparks said…
Alex, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! It worked. I got the pre-sets and pasted them into the proper folder and it worked. I was able to do it without a hitch...how often does that happen in the world of computers! Edward

P.S. email me an address so I can ship an album to you when it's finished!
At 1:02pm on February 14, 2009, Jeff Williams said…
Hey I saw a post on Danny and Trish's page and had a question ..

ASCAP has a magazine ??? eh .. where .. how .. can i get that.
I'm an ASCAP Member as an Artist and a Publisher.
I'd be very interested in receiving that.
Info or links appreciated ..
thanks
jeff

Jeff Williams
jeffwilliams-usa.com
At 9:01am on February 14, 2009, Dano & Trish Franco said…
Alex:

Thanks for the come back and the advice on the pres and DI...I'll check out these goodies. I must say your recordings are top notch ...clear as a bell..you're doing something right. I don't recall ever hearing any better finger style playing...ever! I checked out your stuff on CD Baby.....keep up the marvelous work.....Sat Night is a work of art!!

Dano
At 11:05am on January 20, 2009, Scott Brown said…
Grerat music, Alex. Really enjoyed it this morning.
At 4:14am on January 15, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
Welcome! I was born in Macon GA but my parents moved to Maryland when I was 3...I have lots of family in Cochran GA still. Looks like we have some of the same musical interests. I play in a trio and we do a wide range of styles, but a lot of it is rooted in roots music with guitar bass and mando. I have also built a few instruments myself, but only for myself. I will listen to your stuff and get back to you ASAP!
Here is the address to my website:
http://mysite.verizon.net/emsparks/index.htm

If you get a chance to visit, please sign the Guestbook. Edward
At 8:15am on January 12, 2009, Jim Ohlschmidt said…
Hey Alex,

Glad to add you as friend. I listened to the cuts from your cd adn enjoyed them very much. Real nice playing, good tunes, and great musical guests. Liz Brown sounds fantastic. If you send me your email address, I'll send you a couple of mp3s of my MJH recordings. What part of the world are you in? It would be great to get together and pick sometime if we're ever in the same vicinity. Keep your skillet greasy - Lost Jim
At 4:06pm on January 2, 2009, Michael Tenney said…
Hi, Alex--
Thanks for your kind words. That was "Dance of the Drunken Prawns," They don't leave you much room for titles... I like your traditional stuff. That's what I joined Old Time Fiddlers for...to play with the crew around here who does that kind of music. It is a blast! Thanks again,,,
Peace, Michael
At 7:04am on December 30, 2008, Jay said…
Great lesson on sunday! Working on that Blind Blake.........
 
 
 

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