LSD at it again, with a very cool Jazz style. I've heard that Jazz is quite challenging, and I don't hear it that much on NG compared to other genres, so kudos!
One again, you're quick to leave nice reviews :)
There is jazz here on there on Newgrounds, but you almost need to look for it to find it. Jazz is definitely not one of my stronger sides. I'm not sure that I'd call it more difficult at this point, depending on how you approach it. Then again, I've played in a Big Band, and I go to jazz bars quite often, so I hear a fair share of jazz. But in the end, like with every style, it just comes down to analyzing what makes the genre what it is, and go from there. I already use a lot of chords (complex ones too), in almost every piano piece that I make, so in that way, the difference with jazz is mostly the rhythm and style. I find dubstep to be a lot more challening XD
But I think that it differes for different people, depending on their background to music :)
Didn't mean to go on a weird rant there, but it kinda happened, hahha.
I really feel like composing something big now, but I kinda have projects to work on.... Ugh....
Chills, my friend. It brought one of the hugest smiles to my face. I think of a 1920's/40's smokey bar or speakeasy with the dame and the hard nosed, distinguished chin looking man sipping a martini and smoking in the dark, glaring at the sexy singer. Very nice, relaxing and full of life in my opinion.
Thanks, Jay :3
Yeah, I was definitely imagining that kind of bar when making this. I'm glad to hear that you liked it. Sorry I haven't updated you lately, but I've been pretty busy (apart from the anime I watched), so I don't have anything physical yet. But I have tons of ideas for Audra's theme now (I've been playing around on the piano, and been getting myself some inspiration). I'm hoping to catch a lot of different emotions in the track, which all connect together to reflect her.
Also, good work with your uploads lately! You sure do a lot, quickly :D
The piano composition is excellent. It's hard to believe this is just a soundfont. The sax melodies help make the song memorable and they work well with the piano. The drum rhythm doesn't match the piano's, and that becomes a distraction. I think this song might sound better without any drums.
Congratulations on winning the 2nd round! I think you can win the contest with your incredible composing skills.
Thanks, man. I didn't really like either the piano sounds, or the electronic one (Rhodes) on their own. But I decided to try to assign the MIDI to both soundfonts, and play them at once. After a little bit of EQing, this is the sound I was left with, and I kinda like it :)
I totally agree on the drums. But I still don't think it would've been better without them. I'd just want them to be better.
I doubt I'll win, but I might get one of the top spots, depending on how well I do. I also have 2 other tracks I need to finish before I start, so I should probably get started on that XD
I'll try my best!!!
I'm always fan of jazz when it appears on my feed. Your elements are nice. Piano - as always - is super! The drums is probably what really captures it. I love how ambient it is in comparison to your piano who is sitting in the front of it all. GAH! The song has such a weird combo!! You got really nice piano playing jazz and then an ambient kinda drum kit. Hmm, Interesting...I think I'm floating. ~~
Yeah. I rarely compose anything jazzy, as it's usually not my style. But if it's for a competition, I'll go for it. I like the drumset (or the soundfont drums) that I was using, but I didn't have time to make some good beats out of it, and I had to repeat a lot too, which distanced the beat from the piano to some extent. The piece is indeed a bit ambient. I wanted it to be experienced as something you listen to in the background of a (dark) pub, while you're talking to friends, or sitting alone and enjoying the music. Thanks for listening and for reviewing!
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