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Still needs some work. I'd like to layer more flavor and spice it up a bit. Would appreciate any suggestions. It makes me think of Jaws.
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Uploaded: Oct 22, 2008 - 10:22:02 PM
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drakonis said 3896 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
holy polyrhythms...
So, what kind of musical background do you have, what music inspires you, and what music software do you have? Just out of curiosity? Perhaps you can fill in a little more of your profile with this information. It would help us give you more helpful suggestions.

This, like some of your others, is really catchy. This reminds me a bit of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring with its unusual chords and rhythms. Very very cool! Unless these are entire as-is loops, it sounds like you've started using the volume curves to build volume, effectively.

Only things I would suggest are:
-Some of the loops cut off/repeat too abruptly and sound like loops, need some careful polishing to fix those rough spots.
-This starts abruptly... perhaps what you wanted... but if it were me, I would start with about 3 seconds of a soft high-pitched trilled violin, maybe getting a little louder then softer, THEN drop that piano on me and start off.
-Also, as is the case with loops, it is easy to just... loop the whole composition... which you do here. You have a couple of sections, but they repeat pretty much as-is. Try altering things each time a section comes in to make each time a little different.

Hope these are helpful pointers. You have lots of great musical ideas, and are building them well.

ttfn,
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TracyVosh said 3896 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Drak
I will certainly elaborate more on my bio, your right Drak! I didn't know what to say here at first but I'm learning valuable lessons from experienced users like yourself. Your suggestions are extremely valuable to me and I appreciate you taking the time to show me the way. You have a lot of insight and your pointers are much appreciated, believe me.

I have to say, that these ARE all loop based and I will certainly take some time out today to post this in my bio so people can get a better understanding. You're awesome! Thank you so very much.
DeputyDoofy said 3896 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
BUGS....
THEY'RE AFTER ME!!!

This definitely captures suspense and was a fun listen. :)

Hey, Drak. Nice post. I'm no good at critiques, since I generally wing it with my own stuff. However, I run into the same problems, sometimes trying to figure out how to manipulate the loop so I don't get abrupt sounds or changes that don't flow.

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PrototypeEightyOne said 3896 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
YO
cool track definatly had me looking over my shoulder i felt like i was being chased by some werewolf or some axe wielding maniac lol. suspensful and erratic, i liked it. As Drak said some of the loops do end abruptly thus taking away from the seamlessness. Nice use of loops, You definatly have the ear. Cant wait until you hone in on your talent and start composing your own creations 100%!
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Feter said 3896 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
Retrospect
very nice structure ...the strings sound so real ..
moving with all the drama and expressions ...I do
admire the way you built this into a suspense scene
with change in the mood by adding the drums pattern
good job ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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regulus said 3895 days ago (October 23rd, 2008)
I think
and that is sometimes dangerous, so I try not to to often................ Oh the thought. I wonder if Indiana Jones is up to the score of this one. A real cliff hanger, white knuckled arm rest bender. Great ride and the inner visuals that popped through my head space took be back on to past adventures.

I can hear some of the clip ends on a few of the loops. When you cut check to hear if there is a pop or scratch or some other anomaly that can be edited out by a quick drop in volume curve line or get a little more width on the zoom slider in the track editor, hit control G, ( to turn off Snap to Grid-for precision eradication) and erase those brutal little flaws .

All together though you have the hang of it and I would like to imagine that you'll be up for an Emme on soundtrack to some movie next year.

Way to go.......... don't stop
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TracyVosh said 3895 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
You do?
Thank you, these are wonderful suggestions, and such detail, Reg - nice. I will certainly use and abuse them all! I'm already learning a lot here and it's only been 4 days. You guys are great!!
guygrooves said 3892 days ago (October 27th, 2008)
Very cool Tracy
I would concur with drak although I imagine this is already on it's way for a touch up. Great piece Tracy.
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TracyVosh said 3857 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Thank
you Guy!!! Much appreciated thoughts.
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