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This was supposed to be my first Reason 6 song, but got shelved so I could work on my entry to the Mac and Nac (Dec 2012). So I tried to go for a ragtime feel with the piano, but I think I got jazz instead. There's only a piano, a bass, a synth, drums and a clap. So this track the first I've released that doesn't make Reason stop because my computer is too slow.
All the of piano was done by me through a MIDI controller. No, I am not this epic (yet), so any part that sounded really cool was recorded at half-tempo so I could get it down right.

Gratz to all the matrics that got their results.

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What a fun piece!

The dynamic stuff has already been hashed to death by others, so I won't re-iterate it here. The precision, and almost percussive, piano strikes remind me a lot of the kind of thing Thelonious Monk was so great at. This piece grooves.

An inspired idea with great execution. Well done.

shieldurhope responds:

Thelonious Monk, you say? I've been looking for some sort of inspiration, but typing percussive piano on Google doesn't cut it.

Thanks for the review. Hoping to get get more out soon.

Dude, you totally captured the "locomotive piano" sound that I have searched for forever!!! Itsa dream come to life!

shieldurhope responds:

I've been aiming for this sound for a long time. I think getting Reason 6 just gave me the adrenaline to make it happen.
Thanks man, really appreciate!

If this is normal for you, I'm giving you what you deserve: More than 2 Fans

Kudos on just the idea and how you ended up making it sound. True, it could have used dynamic changes, but I don't care that much. It was nothing short of splendid

shieldurhope responds:

I'm finally moving up in the world!! =D
Will get more up soon.
Thanks for the review and support.

this is why I love NG

shieldurhope responds:

Thanks man. That's probably the nicest thing I've received over the internet.

Really like the melody and beat - I would try to add more dynamics into the piano part though, it sounds unnatural to me. Still groovin'.

shieldurhope responds:

I know, but I realized this too late. Maybe next time I'll get it down. Thanks for the review.

Credits & Info

4.09 / 5.00

Jan 4, 2013
12:50 PM EST
Drum N Bass
File Info
1.7 MB
1 min 55 sec

Licensing Terms

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