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Swimming in White Grape Juice (w/ cjhoose)



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Jack, the dog inside my mug likes to swim in my grape juice. I just named him jack. Seems like a good name for him. Jack is friends with my other dog Ace. Jack was bred by Astrid, Caro1line's mom. He looked lonely there in his mug so I thought I would make him some music. He was grapeful...haha.

All right, enough randomness :)

Just some music I did. Not sure of the genre.

All Percussion by Caro1line (Cjhoose). Sounds Perfect.

Parts of this sound good, but I don't like my transitions. They move too fast.

I used the Massive Demo in this. Cool little toy to play with.

~ Ben
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Uploaded: Jan 20, 2007 - 10:41:52 PM
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said 4621 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
Motion Picture Soundtrack...
...or Video Game Soundtrack... as a genre? Very solid performances, structure and production! The two of you have a great unity in music.

Keep up the randomness and transitions... they DO work here.

eleveneyes said 4621 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
i like grape juice
I have a certain type of Jack that likes to swim in my coke.
as for a macjams genre maybe orchestral pop.
It sounded more like dark grapejuice to me.
very nice production and arrangement.
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Morning Light said 4621 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
You two rock!!!!!
I am happy to see you working together......very dynamic sound!!! Morning Light*
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thoddi said 4621 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
The solid beats at one and three in each bar makes the groove a steady, marching one.
And the strings that hits on one, two, three and four gives speed and together with the perc that has steady eights, you have made a firm and marching tune.

I agree with Alimars thoughts on this being used as a motion track. Maybe to some travel documentary... driving, sailing or just something moving:)
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cjhoose said 4621 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
I know I've pestered you enough
when you get all silly like this. :D

But really... you have done quite a number on this track! It's at once energetic and calming, your signature style as I understand it. All the instruments sound *great*!!
I don't see any trouble with the transitions. You make too much about transitions! Keep it simple and don't pull any punches. The best things you've done have taken me by the ears and surprise me. Keeps things lively.
You've used my drummy bit very very well. I had a lot of trouble trying to figure out what to do with it at first.. didn't think it was possible to use, tell the truth. :) You've got my continuous amazement.

I love it, it's going on my ipod, and I shall dream to it.
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Leon said 4621 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
This starts out grand from the very first note.... I love the pulsing strings then later followed by a thumping drum (?) in the background. Very dramatic.... The abrupt pause somewhere in the beginning was very well placed.. before it resumes its grinding throbbing strings.... The overlaying of more strings somewhere towards the end gives an image of the swell of emotions before it closes out... Very harmonious... very cinematic... one of your best solo or collab work, I have to say. I may seem to say that in all of your complete projects, but truly your work always has unique elements that make it stand out and different from the previous one. so maybe, your next one, I will be compelled to say this again!
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Leon said 4621 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Where did you get that title? LOL... Now that one is hard to figure out! Some symbolism maybe?

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Audiologic said 4621 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
There isn't really any symbolism there Leon, I think I was just being ridiculous :)

Thanks for the comments.

~ Ben

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cjhoose said 4621 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
there is *plenty* of symbolism!
but you, as the creator, can't see it. ;)

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dreadmon said 4618 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
I liked this a lot - compelling. It reminds me of the work by Mark Mancina in the film "Speed" (he's a protege of the great Hans Zimmer), with little tastes of Basil Poledouris around the edges - particularly the sequenced sixteenths, glassy chimes. The sudden transitions are very much the sort of thing that has to be utilized in films, where the action never waits for the full measure. This has a nice, dramatic, grand sound and scope. Nice synergy between you two!
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VicDiesel said 4616 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
Which one is Massive?
"Massive" is a word I'd use for the whole composition, but I can't say that any particular synth really jumped out at me. So, about that composition.... Your sounds are all fine, and the production is also good, but I was kind of waiting for some high point somewhere, or maybe a bit more contrasts between the parts. But the whole thing does sound gorgeous.

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blaky smith said 4616 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
instrumentation and great harmonious sounds, I like this. Bravo...
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Parichayaka said 4551 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Great job!!
I love that blippy synth in the back! The strings sound great, and I like how you build up the layers. The transitions are a bit aprubt, which would work if the energy would buildt to a point where you almost can't take it and you need a breather. In your case though the soundbed you're creating is so full and enjoyable that you could go on for a little longer with each idea. But this is a fine soundtrack with a lot of potential. The mix could be crisper, especially the strings could have more punch, maybe even adding some percussion with high treble could balance out the frequencies (Vintage Warmer would take care of that in an instant!). Details though, and I'm a beginner myself when it comes to mixing! Regarding the genre, I'd say this is much more a cinematic soundtrack or even film scoring than "art rock" but, boy am I happy I came across this one - really like your style!
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