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SGordB

Active Member
Finally I had some time making music! It ended up being some orchestral/jazz stuff.
What do you think?


Any feedback is more than welcome:)
Thanks for listening!

Cheers
Wow. Jawdropping composition and performance. I don't know what your cultural references are, but this has nostalgic childhood memories of "Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra" all over it for me. There probably were other masters of that ultracool, sophisticated orchestral jazz sound way back then circa the 1960s. Your ivory tickling is one hell of an ad for a close-mic'ed Ravenscroft 275 (TrueKeys, I'm assuming, not an actual one).
 
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Maxfabian

Maxfabian

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Wow. Jawdropping composition and performance. I don't know what your cultural references are, but this has nostalgic childhood memories of "Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra" all over it for me. There probably were other masters of that ultracool, sophisticated orchestral jazz sound way back then circa the 1960s. Your ivory tickling is one hell of an ad for a close-mic'ed Ravenscroft 275 (TrueKeys, I'm assuming, not an actual one).
Thanks! Really happy you liked it and that it gave you some nostalgic childhood memories:) Couldn't get more pleased with that feedback! Great to hear. I have to check out Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra! My cultural references are from all over the world but as you can hear I am a jazz pianist in the bottom that loves a lot of cord changes. And yes, it is the Ravenscroft from TrueKeys. I like that one. Haven't found any better yet... haven't search to much. Maybe I will when I get tired of it:) Thanks for listening mate!

Cheers
 
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Maxfabian

Maxfabian

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Obviously was joking... so rare to have someone post a track without any braams I didn't know what to do with myself...
Haha, I absolutely agree! Moore "not braams tracks" to the people! No, it can be damn nice sometimes actually. Next track I do will have a lot of braaaams in it!
 
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LowweeK

Loïc D
Very very cool tune.
The first part reminds me a lot the soundtracks of early Cousteau documentaries I used to watch on French TV when I was a child.

Congratulations !
 

Ifness

Member
Wow! Excellent piano playing! I liked it so much that I went to your SoundCloud page to listen to some of your other pieces. My favorite was “Streaming”. To be honest I’m not a big fan of including orchestral strings with jazz pieces, but that’s just a personal preference. The string writing of the piece you posted here is very proficient, but my favorite part of the piece was at around 1:50 when just the piano trio was playing. Thinking about this reminds me of the only time I got to see Dizzy Gillespie play live. It was a concert in the early nineties at the JFK center in Washington DC. He was playing with a rhythm section and a full classical orchestra. The music was great but I kept wishing it was just him and the rhythm section. I felt kind of the same listening to your piece here. I’m glad though in “Streaming” I got to hear you cut loose.
 
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Maxfabian

Maxfabian

Active Member
Very very cool tune.
The first part reminds me a lot the soundtracks of early Cousteau documentaries I used to watch on French TV when I was a child.

Congratulations !
Thanks! Glad you liked it. I checked out some of the music in Jacques Cousteau documentaries because I haven't heard that before and I see what you mean. Thanks for listening:)
 
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Maxfabian

Maxfabian

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Wow! Excellent piano playing! I liked it so much that I went to your SoundCloud page to listen to some of your other pieces. My favorite was “Streaming”. To be honest I’m not a big fan of including orchestral strings with jazz pieces, but that’s just a personal preference. The string writing of the piece you posted here is very proficient, but my favorite part of the piece was at around 1:50 when just the piano trio was playing. Thinking about this reminds me of the only time I got to see Dizzy Gillespie play live. It was a concert in the early nineties at the JFK center in Washington DC. He was playing with a rhythm section and a full classical orchestra. The music was great but I kept wishing it was just him and the rhythm section. I felt kind of the same listening to your piece here. I’m glad though in “Streaming” I got to hear you cut loose.
Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed my track:) You have seen Mr Gillespie live! Now I am jealous!! Wow.
I understand what you mean about combining jazz with string/orchestral sektions. But now when the software sounds so damn good you can almost pretend you are playing with one for real, and thats fun! Really happy you went to check out some more music on my SoundCloud! I am pretty pleased with Streaming my self. An old tune I wrote for a jazztrio I had a while ago. Once again, thanks for listening and the kind words!

Cheers:)
 

Garry

Senior Member
That is so impressive. Really beautiful - so many different aspects of it I thoroughly enjoyed.

You mentioned Ravenscroft and Altiverb - can you mention the other VIs and effects you used. Would really help those of us who aspire to this level of accomplishment.
 

sherief83

Sheriefmusic.com
Genuinely impressed with your imagination and control of sound and the Jazz influence puts you on a whole new level. thank you for for sharing this work!
 
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Maxfabian

Maxfabian

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That is so impressive. Really beautiful - so many different aspects of it I thoroughly enjoyed.

You mentioned Ravenscroft and Altiverb - can you mention the other VIs and effects you used. Would really help those of us who aspire to this level of accomplishment.
Thanks for listening! Glad you liked it:) Yes off course I can say what VIs I used.

Piano: Ravnscroft 275 (Close mic only).

Double Bass: Trillian

Drums: Vienna Jazz Drums.

Strings: VSL (Special Edition), Hollywood Strings, CSS and Bohemian Violin on top. I don't usually use so many different string libraries but in this tune it appeared that way.. don't ask my why!

Woodwinds: VSL (Special Edition).

Brass: Cinebrass.

Reverb: Altiver 7

There is no other effects then a lot of EQing and CC control manipulation. I hope it answers some of your questions if there was any:)

Cheers!
 

whitewasteland

Senior Member
Max, I just spent 4 hours on a mixing session for a 20min, 250 tracks techno/industrial/drugsarewrong song for a client. Honestly, my head was about to explode. I just needed something cool to calm down : A coffee and a "Ocean Land" :)

Now back to work !
 

Svyato

Member
great music, I like that the average dynamic range is neither soft or hard: it's in between, and that make the high strings sound good.
And the mixing is good :) How long have you been practicing DAW music?
 
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Maxfabian

Maxfabian

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Max, I just spent 4 hours on a mixing session for a 20min, 250 tracks techno/industrial/drugsarewrong song for a client. Honestly, my head was about to explode. I just needed something cool to calm down : A coffee and a "Ocean Land" :)

Now back to work !
Haha, great to hear mate:)
 
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Maxfabian

Maxfabian

Active Member
great music, I like that the average dynamic range is neither soft or hard: it's in between, and that make the high strings sound good.
And the mixing is good :) How long have you been practicing DAW music?
Thanks! Glad you liked it:) I bought Logic Pro 9 in 2012. But in 2014 I started to dig deep in the jungle of orchestral software and through that I have learned some but mostly I feel I have a lot more to learn. But it starts to sound ok and thats the main goal. Thanks for listening and as I said glad you liked it!

Cheers
 
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