Some jazzy biz....

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by Kdance, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Kdance

    Kdance Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hamilton, OH
    I haven't produced in probably a year and a half, i know the mixdown needs work and i need to add some efx here and there but i think it rolls along nicely so far :) I need a set of monitors so i'm sure my levels need tweaked to...



    ---------- Post added at 20:53 ---------- Previous post was at 20:45 ----------

    Crap, just realized i posted this in the wrong section, will a MOd please move this?
     
  2. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Messages:
    10,546
    Likes Received:
    2,520
    Location:
    www.easternpromiseaudio.com
    no problem. i love what youve done with the jazzy samples, did you sample that yourself? the rest is rather novice but just keep at it.
     
  3. Elzerk

    Elzerk 00111100 00110011

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,251
    Likes Received:
    48
    Agreed the reese is just.,, stock.
     
  4. Jacomelli

    Jacomelli J4COM3LL1

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Messages:
    1,609
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    pretty funky track! where did you get them samples? if you dont mind me asking. =)
     
  5. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    69
    Haha it's the same trumpet from Uman & No Money - Requiem.



    Nice track :)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 12, 2015
  6. Kdance

    Kdance Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hamilton, OH
    Holy shit it is LOL!!!

    The reece is what it is, i don't want it over powering.

    What elements could i add? I know it's dry, that's why i posted it, to get opinions.
     
  7. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Messages:
    10,546
    Likes Received:
    2,520
    Location:
    www.easternpromiseaudio.com
    id move on to the next track, its better for the learning curve. then study some old roni size tracks, or john b.
     
  8. Kdance

    Kdance Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hamilton, OH
    Na, i only spent half a day on this one, half a day isn't to long...

    I guess i could move on though and come back to it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  9. nusphere

    nusphere Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    6
    Yeah funky beat to this, have you thought about a drum solo in this, allowing the drums to go a bit crazy before coming back to the main groov?

    I think you could take this track in one of two directions as you have two very different melodic brass elements; first you have the sustained emotional sounding trumpet melody and then a more upbeat trumpet melody that has quite a fruity almost comical flavour to to it. I recon you should stick with one vibe or another. If you wish to create a serious emotional reflective piece then obviously stick with the first flavour but you could have a fun slightly gimmicky party track with upbeat elements, you could if you don't take this too seriously have some real fun with this track maybe adding some camp Austin Powers samples:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2HBdRCroks&feature=related

    Yeah, baby, yeah!
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  10. underspawn

    underspawn Headz Roll

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    167
    Hmm i don't wanna sound like an ass and i really like the bouncy drums and the reese, however my advice is to use less loops from the same sample pack.
     
  11. Kdance

    Kdance Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hamilton, OH
    I hear ya, i never take music production so serious that i allow emotions to get involved. I'm just glad someone recognized that i wasn't posting a finished track and that i was wanting some opinions on where to go with it.

    You don't sound like an asshole and opinions are like assholes, everybody has one!

    On a serious note though, there is only two loops from the same sample pack, the brass... Rest is sampled or made by me..

    Basslines are definitely not my strong point, give me some drum kits or one shots and it's over but basslines, i need to work on. I admit that... I need to buy another set of monitors, i had to sell my yamahas, i bought a house and everything i had sold everything accept my Axiom 49 Key.. All i have right now to monitor is my Logitech system, it does ok but nowhere near what i need..

    Here is what my studio consisted of last year.. Don't really miss any of it accept my Monitors... The hardware was becoming paper weights as i started using software for just about everything...

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]