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March 07, 2010

"New" old Bass videos posted!

I know, I know - I hear ya - "Jeff, these videos are 2 years old already! how bout some new stuff!

This will have to do for now. Found these on a hard drive. Figured I'd put'em up.

From May 2008.

"Anticipation" - never recorded or released. I've always had a tough time getting the right feel for this piece so I probably thought this version sucked.

"Satori" I jazzed up the intro loop in live performance - otherwise it's pretty faithful to the CD recording.

The rumble in the beginning is the camera shaking from the sub woofer. YEAH!!!

January 26, 2009

Tunes of Tapey Goodness

As I mentioned in my previous post - here's the full tunes I recorded to tape. 1 Fretted - 1 fretless.

Both demos. Both untitled. The audio for both are taken from the tape.

Jeff Schmidt Demo tune #2 fretless bass to Reel to Reel Tape from Jeff Schmidt on Vimeo.

Jeff Schmidt - Demo tune to Reel to Reel Tape from Jeff Schmidt on Vimeo.

November 01, 2008

rainy day vibe

The first serious rainstorm since Feb broke out today. Yeah! I love the rain.

What better excuse to post a Ruiner Severhead solo bass video!

August 18, 2008

Video - Bound

Live performance version of "BOUND" from my Ruiner Severhead project.

It sounds remarkably like the recorded version. That's cuz the support tracks are directly from my original multi-track recording. The effects (pitch-shifting & my "smoke & cloud" delays) used on the fretless bass are also the same.

Performance wise - I prefer this take over the "studio" version in many ways. I think I was just more in touch with the vibe of the piece here than on the recording.

I used to be opposed to this kind of "backing tracks" performance thing.

But then I realized it's a tremendous creative tool.

I love working in the studio AND performing. It would be a waste to limit my studio or performance ambitions with some arbitrary rules about what is and isn't "allowed" in either sphere.

That's how I roll. ;)

To upload this video - I used a service called Tubemogul. It's a service that lets you upload a video once and then deliver it to several different video sites with a few clicks. You have to set up accounts on all the sites ahead of time though.

After the jump is several versions of this video from the various sites it was uploaded to.

It's pretty clearly how each service renders the video and it's relative quality.

Check it out if you're curious about that kind of thing.

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August 12, 2008

New video - [TRYPTO]

From May 2008 - live performance of TRYPTO. This is the first "proper" performance video of this piece.

There's another one out on the internets. But you'll have to find it.


Stay tuned - I'll have more videos going up over the next few days/weeks.

October 03, 2006

Jeff Schmidt / Kaki King Vid-Yoz

Some Kaki King & Jeff Schmidt video from the recent private concert.

Kaki - "Doing The Wrong Thing" w/band

Jeff - new solo piece "Numb"


August 17, 2006


I forgot to post about it - but I put some video on youtube - I've embedded them in this post also

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