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DavRom

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to mark indigo

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at risk of yet another facepalm, have you seen this?


ha!

that's cool. tho its deeper than i need technically since i just want the patterns

thx!
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

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yo fellas i used google's site function to search this forum and it was "slim pickings" (google always does a better job than the local search function)


except it only indexes the public posts, it wont search the private posts, so in this case your better using the local search function
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to Johnc

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ORIGINAL: Johnc
except it only indexes the public posts, it wont search the private posts, so in this case your better using the local search function

i.e. just check that you're logged on before you search.

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Johnc

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to Dudnote

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i.e. just check that you're logged on before you search.


I'm pretty sure that wont make any difference...
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DavRom

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

searching private posts, really?

i didn't see that sort of choice in advanced search

or do you mean Guest: No Access areas?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 6 2015 17:27:21
 
Johnc

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

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ORIGINAL: DavRom

searching private posts, really?

i didn't see that sort of choice in advanced search

or do you mean Guest: No Access areas?

Yes guest no access areas, anything that requires you to login to see, you won't be able to search with Google

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mark indigo

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to Johnc

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Guest: No Access areas?


these are the "tabs" section and, crucially, the "audio/video uploads" section

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mark indigo

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

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i just want the patterns


the ritmo flamenco vol 9 is just patterns, just one speed for each palo though, but with more variation than the solo compás tracks, and with some jaleo (and singing on the beginning of the fandango track).

also there is the "Escuela de Flamenca presentada por Cristina Hoyos" series.
A lot of them are identical format to the manuel salado solo compás series, I don't which came first, and which copied which.
The manuel salado series has more famous dancers (eva yerbabuena, Juana Amaya etc.), but the Cristina Hoyos has some discs of different styles of cante (off topic for compás tracks but interesting/useful for cante)

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 6 2015 22:07:05
 
DavRom

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to mark indigo

Thanks Mark! I'll check that out
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 7 2015 9:24:15
 
DavRom

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to Leñador

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That aside, your best bet for "percussion tracks" is probably Jason's "Dr. Compas".


i went ahead and bought it, but dang the volume is way too soft

i have to record the palo for a minute or two and make a much louder mp3 (pain!)
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

Are you playing it just out of your iPhone speaker????
I put my throug my PA and it's plenty loud.
But seriously, you don't have a lil pair of speakers for your phone??

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 12 2015 22:26:18
 
DavRom

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

i'm playing it thru 8" monitors with the interface turned all the way up and i can barely hear it over arpeggios and not at all during rageos

everything else i've ever played (spotify, youtube, mp3s, netflix etc.) the interface can never be more than half way up or it's blasting (85dB spl is as loud as i'm willing to go)

i also have a somewhat portable Heos 3 speaker i can take on the go with my iphone and Dr. Compas is not anywhere near loud enough with that either (iphone and speaker turned all the way up)

Dr. Compas is seriously soft
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 12 2015 23:17:38
 
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

Something's wrong then..... Did you turn the master volume up in settings?? My girlfriend uses it to practice footwork so I know it's capable of being really loud.....

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 12 2015 23:49:55
 
DavRom

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to Leñador

master up helps, but only a little bit

it's still not matching levels from many other sources, not even close

i just did a little audio test, Spotify vs. Dr. Compas (master full up) playing thru my interface, same speaker volume and distance recorded onto a portable recorder

i measured the mp3s using software and Spotify was 17dB louder than Dr. Compas

6dB is often considered twice as loud so we're talking almost 4x as loud
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 13 2015 1:09:00
 
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

Just put a limiter on it before you export and raise the level through the roof. Problem solved.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 13 2015 1:31:17
 
DavRom

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to Sr. Martins

^^^^

to quote myself from above:

quote:

i have to record the palo for a minute or two and make a much louder mp3 (pain!)


so yeah, that means, recording from iphone, importing it to a DAW, adding the limiting then exporting to the iphone... Pain!

plus i lose flexible tempos

Dr. Compas just needs to be fixed volume-wise
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 13 2015 1:41:37
 
Sr. Martins

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

Oh, Spotify... you have to stream it to record it and sometimes there are little artifacts that end up on the recording, right? Now I remember why I forgot about Spotify

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 13 2015 1:46:37
 
DavRom

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to Sr. Martins

huh? what r you on about

we're talking about Dr. Compas' volume

and i don't need to record Spotify, i have it 24/7 for $9/month at high quality mp3. i'm pleased as you can see
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 13 2015 1:48:04
 
Sr. Martins

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

I thought it was about the compas backing tracks.

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

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i'm playing it thru 8" monitors with the interface turned all the way up and i can barely hear it over arpeggios and not at all during rageos



Try visiting the Mac store. They have classes for people that can't figure out
their phone.
The bad news is, if you can't figure out how to make audio louder, then you're gonna
have a HELLUVA time with flamenco guitar.
You should think about retiring early. LOL

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Blondie#2

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

Dr Compas works fine, yes the sample levels are a little low but its easily rectified. I use at in my home studio with no problem (I turn up the big knob marked 'volume' on my amp) and also at gigs through my PA. I don't get any s/n issues either.

As mentioned above, this was designed for use by guitarists and dancers to use in the practice studio so if it was not fit for purpose it wouldn't be so popular.
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

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ORIGINAL: DavRom

huh? what r you on about

we're talking about Dr. Compas' volume




Not 2b a jerk, but to quote someone else...if you can hear the click over your guitar, then you are NOT ON IT! I use doc compas with Iphone and volume normal with the shtty little iphone speaker. Your rasgueados, if done loud, SHOULD cover the sound. Learn how to control your playing by practicing MORE OFTEN, with just a simple quiet click....then your volume troubles will be a non issue.

Here is my normal guitar to doc compas volume ration:
http://youtu.be/dhsPbC1s_yE
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

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Learn how to control your playing by practicing MORE OFTEN


rather presumptuous there. i play every day after work and more on weekends. i don't know how many hours

so in that video it's just the iphone with no help, i.e., no extra speakers whatever? from your playing i have a hard time believing it's just an iphone speaker (i have an iphone 5c)

fine, my rasgueados are loud, but i want to at least hear it the rest of the time

flamenco is seriously on point tempo wise and yet emotional and that's what i want to work on. i can't do that if i can't here the beatbox. how is that bailaor gonna get super precise if he can't hear the metronome?
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

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ORIGINAL: DavRom

quote:

Learn how to control your playing by practicing MORE OFTEN


rather presumptuous there. i play every day after work and more on weekends. i don't know how many hours

so in that video it's just the iphone with no help, i.e., no extra speakers whatever? from your playing i have a hard time believing it's just an iphone speaker (i have an iphone 5c)

fine, my rasgueados are loud, but i want to at least hear it the rest of the time

flamenco is seriously on point tempo wise and yet emotional and that's what i want to work on. i can't do that if i can't here the beatbox. how is that bailaor gonna get super precise if he can't hear the metronome?



thanks for cutting off my quoted sentence and missing the entire point...WITH A SIMPLE QUIET CLICK is what YOU need amgio. Dancers tend to use ANNOYINGLY LOUD palmas...and yes often are not accurate timing wise either because this crutch.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 14 2015 17:33:15
 
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

no, Ricardo, i didn't miss your point at all. whatever your recommendations on being a better flamenco guitarist, I still need to hear it with my guitar and it's way way way (did i say way?) too soft

i found this post, presumably from the developer (Maissam) that there are indeed volume problems with Dr Compas:

quote:

We should make this more clear, but we highly recommend earphones/speakers because the iPhone speaker is very small. We are trying to develop ways of boosting the volume to the maximum possible without distorting the high quality audio samples, but every metronome on the iPhone is going to have this problem. It is really an intrinsic limitation of the technology. To be heard over the guitar, a speaker needs to be VERY loud; my macbook pro isn't even loud enough to accompany me without external speakers or headphones.
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

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ORIGINAL: DavRom

no, Ricardo, i didn't miss your point at all. whatever your recommendations on being a better flamenco guitarist, I still need to hear it with my guitar and it's way way way (did i say way?) too soft

i found this post, presumably from the developer (Maissam) that there are indeed volume problems with Dr Compas:

quote:

We should make this more clear, but we highly recommend earphones/speakers because the iPhone speaker is very small. We are trying to develop ways of boosting the volume to the maximum possible without distorting the high quality audio samples, but every metronome on the iPhone is going to have this problem. It is really an intrinsic limitation of the technology. To be heard over the guitar, a speaker needs to be VERY loud; my macbook pro isn't even loud enough to accompany me without external speakers or headphones.



They are trying to sell a product. My advice of using a simple click even goes counter to their desired marketing strategy. Dr. Compas is a fun and useful tool for working on your music, but this assumes a basic understanding and master of time keeping FIRST. I hear students chasing the accents with no groove trying to force their playing to the looped percussion, I have to tell them to turn off the potty training metronomes and just work with the basic click for a while.

Luckly Dr, compas has the BASIC CLICK as an option, and again I say, don't use it very loud, make it disappear totally and you are on it jack.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 15 2015 11:20:19
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

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rather presumptuous there. i play every day after work and more on weekends. i don't know how many hours


just curious about you, as you have popped up here only recently, how many years have you been practising flamenco in this way?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 16 2015 19:44:26
 
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to mark indigo

who said i've been playing flamenco for years?

if that was the case i wouldn't be here asking newbie questions about flamenco and would have become a member years ago
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 16 2015 20:31:27
 
mark indigo

 

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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to DavRom

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who said i've been playing flamenco for years?
no one, that's why I asked how long.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 17 2015 17:51:44
 
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RE: Percussion for practice (in reply to Ricardo

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WITH A SIMPLE QUIET CLICK is what YOU need amgio.


I think without a doubt that this is the best advise for a beginner/intermediate player. If you can´t get a groove or soniquete with a simple metronome click, you´re not ready to play with compas yet. If it starts to sound good with a click it will sound great with compas! A metronome makes it very easy to hear if you are spot on! Flamenco is about soniquete and you have to produce this with your playing.
A metronome should be you best friend and in the beginning you should never play without it!! Listen for the groove in the click and your playing will improve a bigtime!!

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