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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!


Nice song!

This song makes me happy each time i listen to it. It has a very good beat.

Step responds:

Thank you. I'm quite proud of the rhythms I've done in this :).

Thanks for the review!

Some of the best music ive ever heard.

simly outstanding,i love songs that are like this one.

Step responds:

OK, really glad you like it!

Nice Salsa!

Really catchy with the guitar and the piano combo! Probably why you got on week's top is because there aren't that many good salsa songs out there (that was a compliment btw).....

But great job.

Step responds:

Thanks man. I probably got #2 in the Top 5 since this song is under 'Latin' and since it's not a common genre, 0-bombers don't come and vote 0 on it, so I was lucky :P.

Thanks for reviewing!


nice to see someone I know in 2nd place. Good luck!

Step responds:

Don't know why you gave me the luck, but thanks for reviewing! :P.

Happy belated bday!!! Oh and awesome song :P!

Sweet! :D Definitely got me moving haha
Success at a new style, lets salsa nao!! :3

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Step responds:

Teehee :D.


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Credits & Info


4.29 / 5.00

Nov 27, 2010
4:04 PM EST
File Info
2.5 MB
1 min 7 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.