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Date
11/27/2010
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Song
2.5 MB
1 min 7 sec
Score
4.29 / 5.00

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NOTE: If there are any people who don't like salsa/Latin music as much and prefer more powerful songs, then check out a collab I did with GronmonSE. It came out very well! :)
http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/380906

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My dad's birthday is this Wednesday, 1st December, so I thought that I'll put my hobby of making music to some good use and make him a song. He's in to salsa, so here's my attempt at a salsa-like song. I know it's not exactly a salsa song, but it's as close as I can get it to be. This is ENTIRELY out of my style of music, so it might not be so good for a first attempt at this genre, but I'm pretty happy with it, not to mention that it was a blast to make.

This uses a lot of Kontakt 4 instruments. I used a classical guitar, an acoustic guitar, and a bass guitar - all free samples which you can get from here: http://www.pettinhouse.co m/html/download.html, providing that you have Kontakt, which isn't free I'm afraid. In any case, the guitar samples are absolutely superb for free samples, and they're what inspired me to make the song. This uses Stormdrum as well, which I used for that 'boom' sound at the beginning and in other parts of the song, and I also used Stormdrum for the reverse cymbal, the cymbal crash, and some subtle congas in the background. This uses East/West Symphonic Orchestra Silver for all of the brass, subtle cello staccatos and the piano as well. Cinematic Strings Violins was used for the violin, naturally. And uh... oh yeah, the drums are a drum kit loaded in Kontakt 4 which nathanallenpinard shared, along with a few random drum samples for the open hat, tambourines and maracas.

Phew. Basically I'm showing off my best VST's xP. This took me around 3 hours to make, and my biggest challenge was the instrumentation. I had no good sax samples, so I had to use East/West trumpets and trombones, EQing them to make them sound like a sax as much as possible. It was pretty hard getting the right sounds for the melodies and counter-melodies I had in mind. There are quite a few different things going on at the same time in this song, so I hope it didn't end up too cluttered. And sorry for the generic melodies, like I said I'm completely new to the genre so it wasn't easy to make the composition. Well, that's about it. Enjoy, and if you have any criticism, please tell me before Wednesday, which is my dad's birthday.

EDIT: Haha, wow! Got my first Top 5. I definitely wouldn't have done it without all the people who favourited me, so thanks a lot to them!

Reviews


toto42toto42

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 3, 2010

you deserve 10.

Excellent rythm. Excellent loop.
10/10 from me.
You deserve week top5.
Good luck with your future attempts in this genre,i'll be looking for them in the future :)


Step responds:

Thanks dude. If you want I'll let you know if I ever give this genre a try again.

Glad you took the time to review!


GronmonSEGronmonSE

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 3, 2010

Hm...

No crit for you. Gratz on the weekly top 5.

Keep up, S.


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Step responds:

Sure thing, G!

Thanks for reviewing, man :3.


NorthKozarNorthKozar

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 2, 2010

Outstanding!

Truly, this deserves top 5 and more! The melody is amazing and, while short, does a great job of... Well, being awesome. I really can't pick a part out of this that I don't care for. It all flows together perfectly to my ears. Really, just great, makes me want to hear a lot more from you.


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Step responds:

Thank you!

If you're in to this stuff then I'm afraid my other songs aren't anywhere like this one, with it being my first attempt and all :P.

But yeah, really glad you enjoyed listening to it. Thanks for the review!


VynewreathVynewreath

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 2, 2010

Snappin'!

For an artist who professes to dislike salsa, you capture it very well! It's a very lively piece, and the first few notes make me want to get up and dance! (I don't dance, but it's that good!)
You, my good man, well deserve the 10 I'm giving this!
I hope your father enjoyed it anywhere near as heartily as I did.
A tad bit of criticism, if you plan to work on it again, some of the higher notes in the background (piano and such) sound a mere mite too technological.
However, that is so easily overshadowed by the amazing musical power of the rest of it that I kind of regret bringing it up. :)


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Step responds:

Thanks for the review!

"For an artist who professes to dislike salsa, you capture it very well! It's a very lively piece, and the first few notes make me want to get up and dance! (I don't dance, but it's that good!)"

Haha same here. I'm happy you think it's dance-able since that's what I was trying to make it to sound like.

"You, my good man, well deserve the 10 I'm giving this!"

Thank you! :D

"I hope your father enjoyed it anywhere near as heartily as I did."

Yeah, he loved it!

"A tad bit of criticism, if you plan to work on it again, some of the higher notes in the background (piano and such) sound a mere mite too technological."

I agree. Couldn't bother humanizing this one (making notes not exactly the right time, varying note velocities, etc...) since I had to make it in a rush to cope with everything, so if I ever revisit it, humanizing is probably what I'll do first.

"However, that is so easily overshadowed by the amazing musical power of the rest of it that I kind of regret bringing it up. :)"

Glad you liked it then! Thanks again for the helpful review!


Discoun7Discoun7

Rated 4 / 5 stars December 2, 2010

Doesn't end right

It's epicly made in most respects, but needs a beter ending


Step responds:

Better ending? Hm, can't agree with you there, I personally like the ending I did, but still, everyone's entitled to their own opinion.

Thanks for reviewing!