CHOCOLATE JESUS by BETH HART

Fab production, Luc :sunglasses:

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Thanks @brianlarsen ! :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

I love the Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa version of this song. Loved what you did too! Great work, keep it up and bravo for playing through the elbow pain👍

Can you share any tips or links on how to create the video, ie keeping some of the original tracks, adding your tracks and video and synchronizing everything?

Wow Luc…that’s what they call the one man band?! It sounds just great and the production is just amazing! Well done, you must have put a lot of work into this and I hope you’re very proud of this final product!

LUC :boom: :dizzy: :scream: :sunglasses: :clap: :clap: :clap: :man_bowing:
Always dangerous to say with an aging brain…But from what I can remember now this is the best production I have heard and seen here in the community…really super well played and the video is more than the icing on the cake… if I could I would fall to my knees, bow my head and kiss your guitar hand…
Greetings and thank you very much :sunglasses:

Absolutely terrific production Luc, a joy to watch and listen to.

Thank you very much @twistor59 :exclamation:

WOW :bangbang: This is a quite a dithyrambic feed back :bangbang: Thank you very much Rogier (@roger_holland ) :bangbang: I have a lot of fun doing these and I feel I emprove my playing doing them a little bit each time. Thanks again Rogier and have a good day :smiley:

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Thank you so much @SILVIA :bangbang: Very nice of you. It’s more work but i feel it’s more fun to do. These days, I’m looking for a used snare drum I could buy. With different kind of sticks and brushes. I already bought a cow bell, a tambourine and a snare tripod from a friend of mine last autumn. Now hunting for the not expensive snare drum… :roll_eyes: :roll_eyes: :roll_eyes: Maybe I could start hunting a shrink… Thanks again Silvia and have a great day :grinning: :grinning: :grinning:

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Thank you very much @Beatup6String for your nices words :bangbang: It would be very long to explain how I do all the video making technical… Make a long story short… First, I’m riding a Mac computer so I’m using LOGIC X PRO (DAW). I use the camera on the computer monitor, I use also another camera Logitech Streamcam and sometime I use my iPhone as a camera too. I use the KARAOKE.COM site and buy track from songs I want to work on. Load the tracks on my computer and keep the track I want to use. I also use MOISE application. With this app, I take a song I have the cd, load the song in the app and it splices the song into 4 or 5 track. Sometime I only use karaoke.com, sometime I use only moise app and sometime I use both on the same song (ex if I prefer the sound of the drums on Karaoke but prefer the singer voice on Moise). When I’m recording a track on Logic, I turn the camera on and tape both the sound and images at the same time. I do only run throughs. I forgot to say, instead of using LOGIC DAW, I could use GARAGE BAND and it would be as good. Logic is $$$ and Garage Band is free… and GB is REALLY good enough for the kind of 6-7 tracks recording I’m doing. I’m using iMovie for the video. It’s free with apple. If I ever want to make some more sophisticate video, I would probably go for Wondershare Filmora (Site officiel Wondershare : créativité, productivité, utilité). Cost $$ but is lot more elaborated. Well well well… finally, this was quite a long answer :roll_eyes: :grinning: :roll_eyes: :grinning: Hope you can understand something in all that. Hope it answers the questions… Excuse my french :rofl: :joy:… Have a great day.

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Super helpful, Merci :slight_smile:

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By the way @Giskard, if you ever want to explore Garage Band, I had a cue from a guitar student colleague of ours studying with Justin, Neil Clemens (Fourtwo42), who told me about COLIN CROSS YouTube channel: THE BAND GUIDE . Neil uses Garage Band and Wondershare Filmora.

This guy helps me a lot. Special recommendation on the serie of vidéo starting with « The ULTIMATE GarageBand Beginner’s Guide (Pt 1): GarageBand vs PRO Studios ». A série of vidéo explaining Garage band step by step for beginners. Great help for me. Have a good evening.

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This is brilliant! Well done. I’ve just discovered this song thanks to Justin’s lesson and now have the pleasure of listening to your version as well as the original. I’m pretty familiar with Tom Waits’ 70s and 80s stuff but not so much with his more recent work. If you can call the 90s recent! Cheers

Thank you @MichaelBrabs ! Exactly ! I tought about doing a Tom Waits version but could not find a karaoke version of it and don’t have a CD of this song. So I decided to use this Beth Hart version I like a lot and could find on Karaoke.com of it. Thanks again Michael and have a good day !

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Luc, this was great entertainment, thanks for posting

Thank you @eric.lennon. it’s very nice of you :grinning::pray:

Awesome job. Great editing on audio/visual too. Would love to learn how to do that.

Hi @GlenD !

Thank you very much @GlenD for your nice words :bangbang: I think this is your first appearance in the community. Welcome in the group ! Nice group, you’ll see. Very supportive.

About your questioning about the vidéo making, I can answer this question only if you use an Apple computer. If so, this is what I can tell you :

Since I’m rinding an Apple computer, I’m using LOGIC X PRO as a DAW. I use the camera on the computer monitor, I use also another camera Logitech Streamcam and sometime I use my iPhone as a camera too. I use the KARAOKE.COM site and buy tracks from songs I want to work on. 3.99$ for a song. Load the tracks on my computer, on the DAW and keep the tracks I want to use. I also use MOISE application. With this app, I take a song I have the cd, load the song in the app and the app splices the song into 4 or 5 tracks. Sometime I only use karaoke.com, sometime I use only moise app and sometime I use both on the same song (ex if I prefer the sound of the drums on Karaoke but prefer the singer voice on Moise). When I’m recording a track on Logic, I turn the camera on and tape both the sound and images at the same time. I do only run throughs. After the recording, I put the sound and the image together. I forgot to say, instead of using LOGIC DAW, I could use GARAGE BAND and it would be as good. Logic is $$$ and Garage Band is free… and GB is REALLY good enough for the kind of 6-7 tracks recording I’m doing. I’m using iMovie for the video montage. It’s free with apple. If I ever want to make some more sophisticate video (ex.: multi-screens), I would probably go for Wondershare Filmora. Cost $$ but is lot more elaborated.

Hope it answers the questions… Excuse my french :rofl: :joy:… Have a great day Glen.

Thanks so much for the great welcome and all of the great information. I used to do a lot of playing and recording multi tracks etc back in the 80’s and 90’s but I let life get in the way of having fun so I didn’t play for several years. When I came back I found that playing guitar is not like riding a bike - you have to work on it! I also found that I had a huge new digital world to learn and the learning curve seems steep. I was a PC guy during my working life so that’s what I turned to when trying to figure this stuff out. I have a Laptop with a lot of mem and a thunderbolt usb and I purchased Presonus Studio One and a Focusrite Interface. I did get some rudimental recording done. I have never worked with video so I purchased an Ipad 12- thinking that would be easier but nope. The Ipad and PC don’t seem to play well together. I don’t have any good cameras etc but will take a look at the equipment and software you mentioned and see if I can learn a little something about video. It feels like I am making this so complicated I can’t get anything done. So maybe its time to turn to the Ipad or the iphone and just try to get something simple done. I really appreciate the info you mentioned. Altho I don’t have an all Apple set up much of the info gives me places to look and things to experiment with. Thanks again for that!

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