Here is my Submission for the first round of NGADM 13. I decided to create a Salsa Cuban-Latin-Jazz Piece because i have noticed that there are almost no Latin Pieces here on NG. I do not know much about latin and didnt compose anything in this genre before, so it was quite hard to get in the feel and i have been working very hard on this piece (didnt count the hours anymore ...). Glad it is done now! I added some Crowd-FX so the piece feels more authentic. Latin music just doesnt feel realistic if it is to clean - in Cuba they know how to party! I have imagined a Bar in Havanna where people taking some Cuba Libre, Mochitos and ron are cheering and dancing to a cuban Live-Band.
I have used a lot of Instruments, especially
- NI - Alicias Keys (Piano) and Kontakt 5 Factory Library (Trombones, Jazz Guitar and Jazz Drumset)
- EWQL - Stormdrum 2 (Bongos, Congas, Timbales, Danmo), Symphonic Orchestra (Percussions and Cymbales), Hollywood Brass (Trumpets), BigFish Audio - Mojo Horn Section (Trumpets)
- Apple Pro 9 (Upright Ballad Bass, Maracas, some Percussion Kits, Jazz Drumset, Crowd-FX)
My goal was to create a piece with focus on rhythm and chord-progression. If i should survive round 1 i plan to compose in different styles / genres each round. Keep the fingers crossed for me so i can proceed within this contest.
Honest votes and reviews are always highly appreciated!