ITB creation, Let me know what you think. Wonder if the sub freqs are in balance. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Burninstar

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    I haven't posted any music for a long time. Now that I have about
    20 tunes, I wonder if anyone likes this kind of stuff. I compose different styles of music. I also wonder if the sub freqs 40 to 65 hz are in balance as I have no sub speakers. I am also wondering about music for films and video if anyone has tips or contacts.

    There is a long intro.

     
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    I was hoping for a response, I have had quite a few plays but no comments.
     
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    sorry I don't like the mix but I like the song and would probably buy your sample pack
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it. I had not thought about the sample pack market.
     
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    Thanks again kickback, Maybe someone else will comment. I tried a few experiments like guitars that swirl around and a few other things that put in more space than it needed. I will try a different more up-front drier styled mix.
     
  8. I listened to your other tracks on Soundcloud and I'm not sure of your intentions for your music. It sounds like you wish you were in band and are making a demo mix illustrating your versatility with various styles rather than composing film music. There are many interesting components to your tracks, the guitar parts on earlier pieces have a stark, expansive quality, however the track above is an odd mix of a long Moog solo interspersed with a jazz sax part that has a totally different character. I'd suggest trying to compose with a specific mood in mind and don't use any drums. Learn to use tone and texture without rhythm. You may find you can write film music after all. I got into it by putting a notice up on a board at my local film and television school offering my services to students for free. I got a few jobs and it became a good paying job after a couple of years. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks BEAT16 This is all very Interesting and I will adapt some of it to what applies to me. I am not looking to be a musician/composer with a following, I know that is unlikely.

    I do love to compose and produce music, and have produced a wide variety of music suitable for movies and videos, commercials ect... maybe sample packs. I thank you again
     
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    Put a couple of promo CD's with your address and e-mail on it and give them away to friends and music shops, pubs, etc., maybe you will get more awareness and more feedback. You don't have to become famous, but you should share your music with others. Ask a few people in the music industry what they think of it. Like "@Lenny Belardo II" for example. Just send a few CD's to radio stations and record labels.
     
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    Lenny, I was hoping you would give a listen. Thanks for this excellent advice. Do you compose to picture, or compose for a certain mood separately and adapt it to the project at hand. most of my newer work is not on soundcloud. I started as a pro drummer and always start there, your advice of not using drums will be a breakthrough for me, Thanks again I have to get some sleep I'm about to nod off.
     
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    I listened to your songs on SoundCloud - you're a pretty versatile talented musician and composer. You can do a lot of styles from alternative rock to reggae. The great variety. Exactly what you do best, drums, that's the problem almost all of your songs have the same drum kit throughout, it's kind of tired. Instrumentally it is very versatile and shows great ability.

    Instead of drums, I would try bongos, congos and synth bass. For example, the "Earthy Organic March" could be turned into a version 2 with vocals or a choir and then leave out the drums. There is still room for improvement when it comes to mixing and mastering.

    Sometimes there is a little too much of the good. Less is often more. The instruments should each have their own place in the mix.
    This is how I imagine a saxophone solo. It really comes into its own and does not go under.

    Bakers Street - Gerry Rafferty (1978)
     
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    The intro is too long.
    Drums just dont fit, neither the sound nor style of playing.
     
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    Really enjoyed it. If when you say "ITB creation" you mean all the instruments are virtual instruments, as well as the mixing done ITB, I'm especially impressed. Hope you keep at it!
     
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    Thanks guys for your comments and criticism. I screwed up!! Sorry. The songs on my soundcloud are not my best work. I did not think anyone would listen to all my content that was there, I am a fool for that, I have learned a lot by posting though. Most of these songs were a learning experience for me and in that respect they served their purpose. I like to try new software and work on my engineering skills.

    I come from years of studio work and even taught recording engineering and production for 15 years. Now, I work alone with small monitors. Be aware that none of the songs are mastered and are works in progress.

    I have trouble understanding the same drum sound comment, I have listen to many albums that have the same exact sound for every song. When working in the studio doing live recording, we never swapped out the drums during recording. The time it takes to mic and sound drums makes that impracticable. These songs were produced at different times with different software.

    You are but a few that will ever hear these songs and I appreciate your input. True that less is often better. I understand the sax comment and you are right. It is hard to compare a 16 bar bridge to a song that the sax carries the song with the main melody. But I get what you are saying.

    It still amazes me what we can do alone with a computer that used to take recording studios and great musicians to
    accomplish. I am proud of what I have done and will continue to persevere.

    Thanks again everyone. Next time hopefully it will be better and I will prune the bad stuff off of my soundcloud page.
     
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    Yes, all in the box. Many of the real sounding instruments were arranged and rendered with Band in a Box, other parts are virtual instruments.
    Thanks for your interest. You inspire me to continue.
     
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