Dirk, really enjoyed your PA1XPro produced polished arrangement of Elton John's "Song For Guy". Thanks also for sharing production details.
I think the piano sounds appropriately fitting to the song. Not sure what you're saying regarding how you set up the piano patch(es) though. Was this a single piano patch which was layered an octave higher & lower, yet with different efx applied to each, or? Was an internal factory piano sound used or is the piano from the PA1X optional expansion board?
I assume (from what I read) that the drums include both a PA1X factory style along with a sampled bossa drumloop. I really APPRECIATE your utilization of audio sample loops here as it makes the song 'breathe' with even more realism. Curious which specific drum/percussion parts came from the internal factory drum style & which ones come from your imported sample loop. Curious which audio format(s) the PA1Xpro & SD1 support. Do either support WAV files?
I recently purchased a fantastic sample library of high quality audio drum loops of "jazz brushes" called BRUSH ARTISTRY: http://www.bigfishaudio.com/4DCGI/detail.html?840
as well as a wonderful disc of "pedal steel" guitar audio loops called "STEELING' From the STEEL": http://www.steelloops.com/
and was wondering if it would be possible to import & integrate these sample loops (WAV format) with existing styles on the Korg PA1XPro or Ketron SD1 the way you did.
Could these loops also be saved in the keyboard and called up with specific styles for LIVE performance in 'auto accompaniment' mode as well?
On another note, for curious minds (like me) who want to know exactly who "Song for Guy" was written for:
Answer: At the time Elton was recording the "A Single Man" album, in 1978, a messenger boy for Rocket Records (Elton's company) , named Guy Burchett, was struck by a car and killed while riding his bicycle. "Song for Guy" was written for him.
Dirk, thanks again for sharing your music.