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Nov 27, 2010 | 4:04 PM EST
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2.5 MB
1 min 7 sec
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! :) /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: 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!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

i like it

has a great beat and rethum

Step responds:

Thanks :).


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Nice one,but its to "classic"
I think you understand
No offences xD

Step responds:

If you prefer Trance/Techno songs then check out my song 'Racing Through Eternity' ;).

Anyway thanks for the 10!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I know what I'm about to say is lame, but...


Step responds:

Lol xD.

Thanks for reviewing!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow cool

if i ever make a fun game this will be the song choices for everything!!

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Step responds:

Hehe thanks :D.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I'm not usually a big fan of salsa, but this song rocks my socks! You go man! Honestly, if I imagined animation to this, I could see a hero or something coming out of hiding to save some people or something.

Step responds:

Cool :D. I don't usually like salsa either, but I had fun making this.

Anyway, thanks for the 10 and the review!