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Critical


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scm4jc

 Genre: Progressive Rock

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Instrumental

Influenced by classic & progressive rockers

Only loops used were the drums- Session Loops/Simon Philips
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Comments: 5
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Plays: 33
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Uploaded: Jan 28, 2008 - 08:53:30 AM
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2008 - 11:11:25 PM Last Played: Sep 06, 2016 - 09:31:28 AM
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Hardware:
Korg Karma, Korg N1, Emu Xboard49, Alesis Mixer USB
Software:
Minimoog & B4 ll
Comments
Feter said 3467 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Critical
cool rockin my friend !!!
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Ed Hannifin said 3467 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
This puts me in mind...
...of some of the prog rock that was around when I was younger... Maybe Kansas/Styx and things like that... I have to admit that this is not my native genre, but I'll give it a shot....

I like the drum loops most of the time, although there are points where I wish the cymbals were less constant....I like the way you have rhythmic breaks throughout as a decent band would, with instruments dropping in and out....And I like the way the instruments play against the drum track, or vice versa...

Are all the guitarish sounds made by the synths?

I could imagine a bit of subtle ambient reverb on the whole mix, especially at the beginning, where, to my ears, the synths sound a little more forward and dry...

Like the bit of organ that's in the right channel.... Might be nice to feature it a bit more prominently at some point... Could be a bit Jon Lord-ish with some spread and a moment of its own...

I am already thinking of other MacJammers who are probably going to really like this.... There is a pretty active prog contingent 'round here...

Ed
scm4jc said 3467 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
Thanks for the review & site tips!
I appreciate the time you took in giving my song a listen. I'll try the changes you mentioned. Lots of good advice in your review. The artists you tossed out there are all heroes of mine!

The GTR's were all done on synths. It's a combination of Korg Karma and amp simulators in Garageband.

Also, thanks for the tips in the MacJams world. I thought the forum I posted in was to promote music. If I read it wrong I'll be more careful next time around! While I'm all about promoting my music I want to do it in the proper way.
Check out my latest song called Critical
craft said 3466 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
nice...
Very well done... Sounds preety cool to me... The piano could be upper in the mix (I think)... WELCOME
Check out my latest song called Valarty & AJ Craft - Burn (Alternative version)
Godchaser said 3462 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Welcome to MJs!
Very fine rocking tune.Even moreso for me given the entire piece is done with keyboards.Drum loops are very conviencing as are the guitar tones and progressions.Very solid piece of song crafting and song writing.Much enjoyed the post and hope more folks here will get the chance to hear it.

Blessings,
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Progressive rock (shortened to prog, or prog rock when differentiating from other "progressive" genres) is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the early

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