.:Motivated Suspicions:.(WIP)

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Hello, Newgrounds!

I've worked on this song for quite a while, but have hit a stub for a while now, and I don't know where to go, so I'm hoping the NG community could help me!

I REALLY enjoy this song, and I think it has massive potential, tell me if you think the same!

Please, Rate, Review, Comment and Enjoy!

Gear used:
-Sibelius 1.4 (Composing and Editing)
-Direct MIDI to MP3 Converter (Conversion and Editing)

Samuel Hébert

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Funky heart

I can truly see this being used in a love film or maybe the part where they make out. Possibly could be used as a side scrolling game song for when you go through a funky feeling town looking for all sorts of random stuff to use on your quest as you continue on to the final area where the boss is simply someone asking for something that you have to go find.

Really like how funky the bass line is here, it just delivers that awesome heart piece of the song as it plays along. The other instruments and drums make the song even more lively. I think I could have loved this a whole lot more had a bass solo been added somewhere in the song.

Overall though, this is a great funky beat.

camoshark responds:

Thanks, glad you enjoyed!

I don't really see the love film image, but it's easy to get the second image.

Glad you enjoyed the bass line, you'll be glad to know me and my band are gonna play it live, and the bassist has the heart to some funky action, so prepare yourself for one heck of a killer bass solo!

Thanks again for the review!

Samuel Hébert

You nailed it!

I dig it, man. That's a funky pieces, you got some grit on that sheet music I bet. I'd love to hear this performed by a live Jazz Band. Tell me if that ever happens.

I know it's probably pretty obvious, but the more bass in this song the better. This song is very, very bass heavy and without that crucial cornerstone you won't have a song.

I'd change the drumming and some parts, it seemed pretty jagged, maybe you're not a drumming. Go talk to one and they'll lead you in the right direction.

BEAUTIFUL ENDING! You just laid that down. I'd love it to end with the bass soloing over the band, I'd cry at the beauty.

Great Piece.
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camoshark responds:

Hey Andre, glad you liked it so much!

Would you be happy if I told you my Jazz Band IS planning on playing it before the end of the school year? (you probably are ;))

As for the bass power, of course it needs to be powered, but I can't really do much about it with my current layout, perhaps if I ever buy stuff for that.

For the drumming, I'm not a drummer in the sense of speach (I'm a latin percussionist on top of other stuff), but I AM aware of what I'm writting, the reason it sounds so jagged is definitely because of the MIDI sounds...

And finally, the ending. That's also my favorite part, I'm glad you share my opinion on the subject :).

Thanks again for taking the time for the review, glad you enjoyed!

Samuel Hébert

Good song

A really funky song. Well, that's why it's listed in the "Funk" genre, right?

I think it could use some more bass. It all sounds a bit flat right now. Maybe it's because you used a MIDI converter, I'm not sure. But I think with more bass it would sound a lot better.

The intro is done very nice. It get's "straight to the point", no long winded fade ins or anything fancy like that. It's a bit unusal at first, but after about 10 seconds into the song I think the intro is perfect for this song.

The part after the intro with the trumpets (? or is it just a keyboard?) is a nice touch. The other instruments carry on the song and the melodies from the intro and the trumpets add a very special note to the song. But I think they could be mixed even more into the foreground, they have a hard time competing against the other instruments.

About 01:07 to 01:27: At first I thought that nothing special happens here, but after listening to this part more closely I noticed the small variations during this part.

The trumpet sets in again and it plays another nice melody. I like that you use this instrument again after the small pause. It adds some kind of "dynamic" to the song (well, it's hard to explain, but I like it when an instrument has some parts in the song where it doesn't play and then it sets in again in a different part).

Now to the part around the 2-minute-mark: To be honest, I don't like it that much. Maybe it's because the drums sound too artificial for me, but it all sounds a bit unorganized here. Just as if you suddendly lost concentration and just threw together something really quickly without paying too much attention to the beat. I'm not saying you did that, but that's what it sounds like to me.

The outro: I REALLY like the change in tempo here. It may not be the most subtle change, but it really works in this song and it's a very nice ending.

You also asked for comments on the song structure. Well, this isn't exactly my strong point as I'm not much of a musician myself (I can play the guitar, but all I do is playing already existing songs, not any stuff of my own). But I like the structure here. The way you composed this song is quite nice, there's always something happening in this song. Be it just subtle variations like from 1:07 to 1:27 or the fact that the trumpets have some parts during the song where they don't play at all and then they set in again. It's very nice to listen to all those changes and it makes the song really interesting.

Well, I hope this review was helpful to you and I wish you luck with whatever it is you need this song for in two weeks. :)

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camoshark responds:

Wow, thanks mate, I appreciate the quick response and the massive review!

-Of course it needs more bass, thought it's more about the depth that's lacking rather than a lack of power, and there's ways to arrange that, so it's not that much of a big deal.

-I like straight-to-the-point intros :)

-As for the brass you're hearing, it's actually a trumpet, trombone, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.

-The part where the "trumpet" comes back is actually an alto solo, thought it may be hard to tell. the next part is actually a drum solo, thought it will SYSTEMATICALY sound like crap however you put it.

And finally the intro. Every time I let someone hear it, I tell them to stay till the end if they don't want to miss out the best part of the song :3.

Once again, thank you very much for the quick response, I didn't think anybody would read this or consider it, but you've prooved me wrong!

Samuel Hébert

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Feb 17, 2011
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