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I was inspired by LeDebutant's World Instruments sampler that she pulled together highlighting the new Jampack: World Music (http://www.macjams.com/song/18384). So here's my submission to the JamPack "5" samplers. This track uses only loops and instruments from the Jam Pack and a couple of sound effects from my sound effects collection. Not that I'm a huge proponent of "loop" music, but, man, is it fun! BTW...all done in GB2.
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Lyrics
Middle-eastern wailing
Song Stats
Hits: 4957
Comments: 23
Fans: 9
Plays: 479
Downloads: 163
Votes: 12
Uploaded: May 07, 2006 - 04:04:44 PM
Last Updated: May 07, 2006 - 03:32:08 PM Last Played: Jul 02, 2019 - 02:06:02 AM
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Hardware:
iMac G5 2 GHz, 1 GB RAM
Software:
GarageBand 2, Apple JamPack: World, Izotope Vinyl Plugin (free at izotope.com!)
Comments
Ed Hannifin said 4885 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
Y'know, I LIKE loops...
I don't use 'em much...I think I'm scared, or guility, about using 'em
much, but I think they're cool...

Partly because "loop music" IS fun... it gets you into unusual places,
and busts up thinking, provides for "happy accidents"...

This is nice to listen to, Graham. Pretty danged musical for a sampler...

You always have a neat sense of what timbres and sonorities go well
together, not just in terms of sounding conventionally sonorous, but
also in terms of waking each other up musically...

Your stuff always sounds very present and very much awake and alive...

Also. Good rain bits.

Ed
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Ed Hannifin said 4885 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
Y'know, I LIKE loops...
I don't use 'em much...I think I'm scared, or guility, about using 'em
much, but I think they're cool...

Partly because "loop music" IS fun... it gets you into unusual places,
and busts up thinking, provides for "happy accidents"...

This is nice to listen to, Graham. Pretty danged musical for a sampler...

You always have a neat sense of what timbres and sonorities go well
together, not just in terms of sounding conventionally sonorous, but
also in terms of waking each other up musically...

Your stuff always sounds very present and very much awake and alive...

Also. Good rain bits.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
Bubowski said 4884 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
Y'know, I LIKE loops...
Thanks Ed,

I know your listening for that Mellotron...I think that'll be my next project :-). I feel like I'm getting a handle on using loops and editing instruments in GB and Logic. It takes a while to get back into the swing of things! Anyway, thanks for the listen...you should take the plunge...looping CAN be fun! (Think Mozart's Musical Dice game).
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ledebutant said 4884 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
Uh-oh!
I feel as though I've pulled you over to the dark side. I'd feel so guilty if
this song wasn't so great and so much fun. I think that's the operative
word here. Making music with loops is a blast, almost like making the
greatest Lego house ever in a way none of your friends would have. It's
fascinating to see how our two songs have loops in common, but
production changed the sound so much.

Lots of imagination here. I especially enjoyed the portion outside with
the muzzein in the distance. Very, very cool.
Bubowski said 4884 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
Uh-oh!
Hehe...not to worry! I find any mode of making music fascinating and, yes, legitamate! As long as you try to make it your own, go for it. I love your metaphor of Legos; everbody gets the same set but can build something really different. It's the effort that goes into it that gives the differing results. Besides, when I do the loop stuff I'm also teaching my kids arranging, which is a valid thing to learn. Thanks again for listening and also for your Jam Pack sampler... I've been lloking for decent ethnic instrument samples and "Le Monde" helped me make up my mind.
Check out my latest song called Yosemite Voices
urbnite said 4884 days ago (May 7th, 2006)
nice
nice use of loops... oh - i thought the rain was going to be the end. i
thought it was a cool ending. it's a nice transition!

all in all this is well put together. i'm not sure what else to say about it
since it's loops. but it slows well. had me bopping my head!
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Mcboy said 4884 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
ok
wheres my water pipe.......this track takes me to the middle east , the
orient and beyond.......would be great to hear a soprano sax player riff
over this track......nicely done loop construction......
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DeputyDoofy said 4884 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
RPG
There is an online role-playing game, called DOFUS (NO relation to Doofy, I might add), and your great tune sounds like it would fit in there perfectly. This is a great sound.
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composerclark said 4884 days ago (May 8th, 2006)
Exotica
I'm new to your music, but I've enjoyed the two world music tracks I've
heard so far. This reminded me slightly of the music for the 1994 Atom
Agoyan film, "Exotica." The music was done by Mychael Danna (a guy I
went to music school with, a long time ago), and it is absolutely fantastic.

Hope to hear more of your stuff!

Cheers,
Clark

9-9-9-9
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Bubowski said 4883 days ago (May 9th, 2006)
Exotica
Thanks for you comment Clark. I also saw you comment on the loops as composition...we shouldn't forget the ultimate in looped motivic music...Gamelan and Indian Rag. Also there's always Stockhausen and the aletoric 20th century thing if your looking to western music.
Check out my latest song called Yosemite Voices
Bubowski said 4883 days ago (May 9th, 2006)
Exotica
Thanks for you comment Clark. I also saw you comment on the loops as composition...we shouldn't forget the ultimate in looped motivic music...Gamelan and Indian Rag. Also there's always Stockhausen and the aletoric 20th century thing if your looking to 20th century western music.
Check out my latest song called Yosemite Voices
composerclark said 4876 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
Exotica
Absolutely. Good points. Loop opponents need to lighten up a little, I think. If
you want to go really far back for examples, there's also the isorhythmic motet,
ground bass, chaconne, passacaglia, etc. All based on repetition.

Cheers!

---
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digitalnirvana9 said 4883 days ago (May 9th, 2006)
Sold!
You just sold a Jam pack 5. That is an amazing sound for being loops.
As a video production person you have proven to me how an great
soundtrack can be accomplished with JP 5. You did an excellent job and I
don't think we should forget that working with loops is a talent too, that
should not be overlooked...A definite download for me, thank you...3-9's
and 2-10's form me!....Peace and Light, Norman
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Bubowski said 4882 days ago (May 9th, 2006)
Sold!
Thanks...it's definitely a great resource. I also thought it would be great for developing video soundtracks. Especially with the ability to change the pacing of the piece to make sure that the video aligns (that would, of course, mean Logic and not GB, hehe) without losing audio quality and intonation. Thanks again for the comments and vote
Check out my latest song called Yosemite Voices
thetiler said 4882 days ago (May 10th, 2006)
a fun
hear!

Lots of nice eastern fun!


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atonalis said 4881 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
loopalicious......
..... really nice looping man...... hey, to me it doesn't matter how a composition comes together if it moves, has some drive, and originality....... this is nice nice nice...... loopsters are refered to i hear, as "ejays"...... nice ejaying .........
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Bubowski said 4881 days ago (May 11th, 2006)
loopalicious......
Never heard of ejay before...I'm assuming the "e" is for electronic?
Thanks for the comments, especially nice from the master!
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said 4874 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
Middle Eatsern, Far Eastern, Native American motifs
This has a mystique that embraces non-Euro-Western cultures. As
such, it would be great as an ambient soundtrack for a multi-ethnic
bazaar at the civic center auditorium. It would also work for a travel
show. Looking for the melodic connective tissue, however. A
memorable theme that will persist.
Bubowski said 4873 days ago (May 19th, 2006)
Middle Eatsern, Far Eastern, Native American motifs
Thanks for the comments Richard. Using loops exclusively definitely lends itself to that sonic "pastiche" effect. There isn't really much thematically going on, however I did try to string together loops to create longer melodic elements without repeating loops right next to each other. There's also a basic A-B-A structure both sonically as well as melodically.

Mainly, it was just plain fun to do without having to strain my brain too much. I went back yesterday and listened to LeDebutant's JP 5 song and realized how many loops we had in common! Hehe, oh well :).
Check out my latest song called Yosemite Voices
Audiologic said 4872 days ago (May 19th, 2006)
Zest
This has a relaxing zest to it somehow, not that those two words would
usually fit together. Like it. Well mixed.

Ben
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Macaudion said 4869 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
Well...
So why have I never heard of you until I received an email from you...
And then I had to do a search here for your name - Damn glad I did -
This good stuff - Really - Even if I didn't know any better, I look at the
list of followers that you have here and at least get a clue - Very nice
work - I really liked it - I might have even learned a thing or two about
loops - Very creative - I am inspired - Thanks - Dion
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Bubowski said 4869 days ago (May 23rd, 2006)
Well...
Thanks for the comments. I'm not much of a self promoter and I also tend to dissapear from MJ for months at a time when project load and life take precedence. Hopefully in the coming months I'll be around a bit more since I'm working on a couple of things...we shall see. In the mean time I need to check out your stuff too!
Check out my latest song called Yosemite Voices
futzpucker said 4856 days ago (June 4th, 2006)
Like everyone else...
I really like this piece. Not everyone given the same tools will be able to
deliver a quality finshed product. You obviously were able to. Very well
constructed; an enjoyable listen.
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