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Aug 17, 2010 | 7:00 PM EDT
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1 min 50 sec
4.22 / 5.00

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Rated 4.22 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

A groovy latin-funk made from a background from my friend The-Hobo-Guy, made in roughly 2 hours.
Will think about extending it, based on feedback.

Reviews please, they're the source of my improvement.

Gears used:
-Sibelius 1.4 (Composition)
-Direct MIDI to MP3 Converter (Conversion and Editing)

Hope you enjoy!
Samuel Hébert



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Synth Latin

The thing that I'd say that this track really needs is some sharp horns in there, to give it a crisp contrast and really sharpen it up for some of the moves that the dancers can make to this piece. I'd consider throwing in a complete pause, where a singer might yell "HEY!" or something similar, to add to the way that this tune builds itself.

When you get into a rhythm and start progressing with the tune, I was going great until that winding down outro, that kind of went against the grain of the piece, as I felt it. If you had the two note ending, without the way that the tune seemed to run out of power.

Yes, it could stand to be a little longer and lyrics would give it more of a feel of something along the lines of "Copa Cabana", but you've done a good job.

camoshark responds:

Thanks, great review here, Coop!

The brass you speak of will indeed probably be added once I extend the song. I kind of wanted it to have a cool feeling, whatnot somekind of lounge music, therefor the ending kind of fits.
If I'm going to extend it though, I probably wont keep it at that.

I'd absolutely love putting some lyrics on my songs, but I'm using a notation software, and not something like FL Studio or other things, and therefor can't add tracks over.

I'll do my best to make it better next time!

Samuel Hébert


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Niiiiiiiicccceeee Dawg.

The beats and the drums were I think the best part of this song and would be very suiting for a video game, maybe a forest level. Just saying. The beats were nice and the keyboard was awesome, coming in with a whole different thing. Very unique, and all made on 2 hours. Great use of your time I would say. I think it needs more beats to it and maybe longer because some of it seemed very empty in a way.

I think the bass line at the beginning was a very great way to start it then gradually going up in instruments oh so normally. Overall, it's great and deserves more attention maybe for just a 2 minute song or beat. I say to extend it and use rhythm and beat to mix it up! Nice work.

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camoshark responds:

Great comment, I like!

Happy to see you enjoy. I should probably extend it one day, seeing how much good feedback I got out of it!

Samuel hébert


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very nice beat

This sounds like a classy latin beat to be honest.

Drums: I enjoy the small hi hats played from time to time and how it sticks with a smooth playing and repetition of itself as well.

Keyboard: I'm pretty sure it's a keyboard I'm hearing and it sounds jazzy and classy at the same time, very nice job on that.

Overall: A very good piece of music that you have written.

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camoshark responds:

Thanks alot for the review!

Yeah, that's a keyboard! It is indeed, quite jazzy.

Glad you enjoyed!

Samuel Hébert


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not bad

It's not a bad track at all really, not really my style at all, but it does sound quite latin and relaxing. I kinda picture myself wearing a sombrero and looking over at a good looking mexican chick, raising my eyebrows at her, and then starting to salsa dance or something.

Sounds very pleasant indeed, and I don't really have much criticism for it. All the sounds blend together in a calming latin-jazz mix and it sounds good and totally conveys what you were aiming for.

The ending was a great touch in my opinion. Keep up the good work.

camoshark responds:

Thanks for the review, and for the image lol!

Can't really give any feedback though, so I'll leave it at that!!

Samuel Hébert


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Very nice!

I love this!

The funky bassline was an excellent way to open the song, the tone of the bass was fantastic, It's a relly great loop to build things on in my opinion.

However, from there on, things turn a bit sour for me, the actual frum line didn't seem to fit the bassline, but It was okay I guess, my main gripe was with the keyboard, the actual note choices were fine, I mean, they were a bit boring due to the continous looping, however I feel that the tone you used for it really didn't work very made, It definately gave the some a homemade feel, which I think could have been improved by using a bit midi sample.

The ending was mediocre to be honest, I don't feel that it worked you could have done something nice and fitting without just slowing down the song, which kind of spoiled things for me.

Okay, but you have got a good base to build on

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camoshark responds:

Thanks for another great premature review!

Glad to know you enjoyed the only part done by my friend, I'll be sure to let him know, LOL!!

I had a bit of a hard time understanding the rest (frum line, gripe?), but from what I understood, you didn't like the overall feel of the song, or perhaps you took it for funk because of the groovy intro.

So to help you with that, I'll explain a bit.

The song was meant to be a funky latin-jazz, or another style that I've heard a few times but can't identify, "Smooth Operator" style. It wasn't meant to make you shake your booty or anything, kind of make you chill out a bit.

The song was also more percussion oriented, but I guess I can't blame you for not hearing it.

And finally, for the ending, I was going for a traditional ralentendo finale, quite standard in latin-jazz music.

Hope you'll understand my point of view, because, without any disrespect, I do not agree with your's. Perhaps it's simply not clear enough...

Thanks anyhow for the constructive review!

Samuel Hébert