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This is my first track in Garageband, and my first submission here. It's done entirely with the standard software instruments in GBand, and every loop (percussion, EP, rythym piano) were made by hand.
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Uploaded: Dec 04, 2006 - 11:48:00 AM
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2006 - 12:21:16 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 08:07:41 AM
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Comments
Bubowski said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
A great tune
Nicely put together with great pacing and production. The GB drums just don't do this justice, but otherwise very nice.
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Paradoxical719 said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Thanks!
I wholeheartedly agree with you, I really would like a nicer-sounding drum kit with this. As you suggested in the chat, the second jam pack should help.

Thanks for the listen!
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drakonis said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Sweet piece...
There's a bit of "gratuitous" and repetitive percussion (e.g. the constantly-hit triangle by the second half almost begins to sound like a watch-alarm going off) and the drum loops you created are good, but need a teensy bit more change-up here and there. Maybe lowering the drums slightly might help boost the cool riffs? I really like the smooth jazzy melody and harmonies, the music itself is very nice. The portamento on the "electric guitar" made it sound quite good. This reminds me a bit of a smooth-jazz band years ago in Japan called "Kaze" (The Wind.) Nice nice stuff! Look forward to more, and welcome to Macjams!
ttfn,
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Paradoxical719 said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Thanks
I agree with you completely. The watch alarm sound had been brought to my attention before, and I'll definetly be addressing it. Perhaps simply lowering the volume?

As I responded above, I'm not crazy about the drums, but was limited to the standard GB kits. When I get a nicer sounding jam pack to play with, you'll definetly be hearing more variety there.

Thanks for the review!!
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said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
This is great
I love this song. I wouldnt mind trying to add drums to it. But the song stands very nicely on its own. Faved.
Paradoxical719 said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Wow, thanks!
Thanks for the kind words. :) If you feel you can add something to it, by all means - have at it!
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haribo said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
congratulations!
Finally it's here...

pleasant and soothing.. nice progression and pacing throughout! nice colours.. love the top melody..

looking forward to hearing more from you... & welcome to macjams!

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Paradoxical719 said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
:)
Thanks very much for your feedback, and thanks for taking the time to listen!
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Electric Lobster said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Welcome to MJs Drew !
Listening to your tune now on my headphones @ home I think there is too much panning at the start (thought I didn't plug in right ;)).
The sounds are very nice but a little crowded (IMHO).
The drums come in loud and seem to disappear under the lead synth (that is even louder).
All this doesn't mean I don't like your song :)
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Paradoxical719 said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Hmm...
hmm... the EP and rythym piano are slightly panned right and left, but the panpots stay put throughout the entire song. I agree with you that the mixing isn't quite there, but that to me seems to be the hardest part and something I'll probably pick up along the way. Thanks for your input!
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ziti said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
nice work
very impressive for a first attempt...i look forward to hearing you progress!
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Paradoxical719 said 3946 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Thanks very much!
Thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate the support. :)
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Paradoxical719 said 3946 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Thanks very much!
Thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate the support. :)
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 3947 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
NICE
Dude you sound good! Lie the groove and your playing is right on! The pedal bends are cool!

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Paradoxical719 said 3946 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
*blush*
Wow, that's a great review. :-) I'm glad you like the pitch bends, they took a good bit of work to make sound realistic. Thanks for your thoughts!
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ToneDef said 3946 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Well Done
All the loops work nicely together. The leads are really hot and have a great buid up. I really liked how you ended the song abruptly like that.
Keep Jammin!
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Paradoxical719 said 3946 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Thanks!
Wow, thank you! I appreciate your thoughts... I want to play around with how I can start with almost nothing and make it become something, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Thanks a bunch!
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maxruehl said 3946 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Breezy...
...little jam you've made here. Outstanding playing/production. Thanks very much for sharing it.:)
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Paradoxical719 said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Gracias!
I appreciate your comments... Thanks a bunch!
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alfalpha said 3946 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Welcome to MacJams!
...very smooth...a great first upload...
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Paradoxical719 said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Thanks!
Thank you kindly... It won't be my last!
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SecaMode said 3946 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Nice job...
The only thing I would suggest is giving it a bit more room. By that I mean that it seems at times there is so much going on, electric piano, piano, organ, synth pad, etc. When you break it down towards the middle to just drums, piano and bass, that's when it really hit it for me. When there are fewer instruments to listen to, it's easier to take them all in. But the truth is that it's a great track. I've enjoyed it and the drums only bothered me at the very beginning, the intro fill sounded too computery. But that is a very easy thing to fix. Congratulations on your first GB and MJ track, it is a killer debut!!! I look forward to hearing more from you.
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Paradoxical719 said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Thanks!
A large part of my musical influence comes from groups who are absolute masters at blending different instruments together to produce a canvas of perfectly harmonized sound, like a painter's colors. This is something I'm trying to develop as well, sometimes I'm less successfull. There's definetly room to improve, I agree. As far as the drum kits, I'm in full agreement with you. They need to be worked on, and I'd like to use a different kit with it altogether.

Thanks for your feedback!
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CIPHER said 3946 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Fantastic
I'm really blown away. Your composition skills are excellent. Great layerng of sounds. A truly great tune.

I'm one of the few people I know here who doesn't mind the sound of GB instruments - I'm drawn to the musicality, not the authenticity of the sounds. You did amazing work with the GB stock library.

Thanks for that.
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Paradoxical719 said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Wow!
Thanks, I couldn't have asked for a better reaction. :) I'm really working to try to layer things as best I can, so it's great to hear that it worked for you.

Thanks for listening!
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Nolan said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Well done and welcome
This is such a great example of what GarageBand can do! Really nice track.
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Paradoxical719 said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Thanks!
I thought I'd outgrown Garageband. However, I'm starting to see that though it may do less overall, what it DOES do, it does very well.

Thanks for the compliments!
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said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
enjoyable
great composing, the leading realy stands out and shows your skill great job
Paradoxical719 said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Thanks!
Thanks so very much for your encouragement. :)
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Wildcat said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Welcome
This is very good played. And a good work with the loops. Even for a first track with GB.Very nice !
And a welcome on Macjams...
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Paradoxical719 said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Thanks a bunch!
You're very kind. :) With all this encouragement, you'll soon see much more from me.

Thanks again!
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craft said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
great composition
This soundz really nice. Very well played and mounted!! The drums are not so good but aren't bad at all... The piano playing is very tight... Try to add some female voice and you'll have a great stuff for the people... :)
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Paradoxical719 said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
I agree
Yep, I agree that the drums need work. As I've said to others, I'm not really happy with the kits that come standard with GB, but I had to use something.

I'd love to toy around with the idea of lyrics/vocals, I hadn't really thought of it before...
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ktb said 3945 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
such great sounds
really awesome sounds, the piano, the lead rhodes, the organ riffs. evrything sounded great. the progression and melody was breezy and smoooth. the little distorted lead at the end was choice. great track
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Morning Light said 3944 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
FABULOUS !
FOR YOUR FIRST TRACK HERE!!! This has a nice full sound and is very upbeat! You are a pro!!!! The NightBird ~
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gregd said 3944 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Smooth, indeed
This is a well produced track for a first post. I agree that the percussion needs some diversity, though it works in this tune. However, the melodies are really well played for this genre. Good flow, hypnotic.

welcome,
-g
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Feter said 3944 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
ye smoothing
very nice feelin on these keyboards
well done ...!!
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domdino said 3941 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
Hmm
Outside of my usual musical dimension but i enjoyed listening to it. You obviously slaved tirelessly over some of the loops and drums, sounds very clean - reminds me of a track from a 70s movie --- ya know, someone just landed in a new town looking around montage :)
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