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The Ramone- Ableton = Advancement

Thanks to my great friend Meatpie, I now have Ableton Live
For those of you who do not know that that is, just know that it is software that is going to enable me to put on a more professional performance because I can send my tracks individually instead of mixed together
My current video setup has all drums on one mono channel with bass guitar and backing vocals on another
Instead of handing the sound engineer the batter already mixed, you can hand them the individual ingredients
The sound person can now alter the recipe to fit their own room

At this moment, I have 50 drum parts and 45 bass parts ready to automate
The next step is keying out green screen and syncing the drums and bass videos together
I am not really happy with the quality and even-ness of lighting and I anticipate a lot of minuscule adjustments in my immediate future
But that’s OK because work like this is not a drag at all when I know it is going to pay off
The final step will be to add lyrics to the videos and I will be ready to host Live Ramones Karaoke

In other news, I have re-doubled my efforts to book more live gigs and am looking to travel pretty much anywhere I can
Local gigs are starting trickle in and i have started to organize my national touring contacts
I have even contacted international tribute festivals and booking agents for places like Europe and Japan
However, the thing that really has been getting my attention is the number of people from South America who have been friending and liking The Ramone on Facebook
South America has the most rabid Ramones fans on the planet and I am sure I would go over well there but it seems like that would be the most challenging place to go

The next thing I want to do is start a Patreon campaign to help finance these new adventures
I plan to record 50 more Live Karaoke songs and want to raise enough money to do it right next time with higher quality production
See you out there soon!


50 drum vids down 50 bass vids to go

Well, 53 drum tracks for Live Ramones Karaoke but……
WHEW! That sure was an effort
About half of this set list or more was recorded by memory with only a click track
After that, I decided it would take too long to memorize the rest of them so I decided it was easier to play along with recorded tracks
My biggest issue is that most of the live stuff is too fast or too slow for my tastes so I adjusted the tempo of each song to the nearest BPM block setting
I prefer even numbers and tend to go by tens
I rarely even use a bpm ending in “5”, much less any number other than “0”
That might turn out to be a liability later on down the line but I am sure it will show itself to me eventually if it is a problem
After all, I can make mistakes in this series of recordings because I fully intend to re-record in a more professional setting, once I gain enough repetition with this set list and the money to finance a pro studio
Right now, I feel that the bass parts are going to be more difficult than the drum parts, only because I rarely play the bass
Don’t be fooled, it takes a lot of stamina to play the bass
More tan the guitar in my opinion
Here’s a list of the songs have recorded for the new set
I intend to play as soon as possible with the new material but I also have the luxury of being able to put bass parts down in a more relaxed atmosphere
The bass may be more physically taxing but I am more likely to distracted or lose focus when recording drum tracks
Plus, the bass parts will go over the existing drum parts so there’s that as a guide as well
Let’s hope this goes quickly so that I can play the new material ASAP!
Here’s a list of the songs so far
Blitzkreig Bop
Cretin Hop
Rockaway Beach
Beat On the Brat
RnR High School
Happy Family
53rd & 3rd
Chinese Rocks
RnR Radio
I Don’t Wanna Walk Around
Today Your Love/Tomorrow The World
Let’s Dance
Sniff Glue
Do You wanna Dance?
Gimmie Shock Treatment
Glad to See You Go
Oh Oh I Love Her So
Listen To My Heart
I Wanna Be Well
Something To Do
Surfin’ Bird
California Sun
Carbona Not Glue
Something To Believe In
I Want You Around
Something In My Drink
Mama’s Boy
Wonderful World
Too Tough To Die
Wart Hog
Suzi Is A Headbanger
I Believe In Miracles
Pet Sematary
Merry X Mas
I Wanna Live
Poison Heart