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Old 08-15-2004, 10:44 PM
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better or worse?

Coming from a total non musical person like me take the compliment as it is intended...Not bad. Not bad at all. I enjoy your melancholy, thoughtful music. You definitely have talent. Keep up the good work.
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Old 08-16-2004, 06:31 AM
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Thanks, I'll take all the compliments I can get

I guess I'll just have to bow to the popular opinion that my music sounds sad. It still puzzles me, since I just mash keys until I come across a combination that makes the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Perhaps it says something deeper about me than I'm willing to admit.
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Old 08-21-2004, 01:04 AM
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I call this one "Get out of my mind", simply because I had to record it just to stop it from repeating over and over and over and over in my head...

http://www.retouchpro.com/music/goomm.mp3
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Old 08-21-2004, 10:05 PM
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Hauntingly beautiful.

Now, how do I get it out of MY mind....
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Old 08-21-2004, 11:00 PM
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Such a nice thing to say! Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2004, 11:57 AM
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This is incomplete (I can't make up my mind where to go from here), but I thought I'd post it if for no other reason than to show I'm making some sort of progress

http://www.retouchpro.com/music/fragment.mp3
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Old 11-02-2004, 12:22 PM
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kudos

Progress is noted. I like where you are going with your "new" hobby. Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-02-2004, 02:15 PM
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Quite accomplished

for a bit there I envisioned a mutineer limboing down the Gang plank... then it changed... good strong theme music.
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Old 11-02-2004, 08:59 PM
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Finally, I got to hear one of Doug's pieces. On a slow dial-up an mp3 download is a major project.
Glad I wasn't disappointed
If the mp3 player didn't have Doug Nelson written all over the place, I'd have sworn it was something from Jean Michel Jarre (that's supposed to be a compliment, OK)
Can't comment on progress, as this is the first I've heard.
I don't think you intended this to be just background music, and so I'd say it lacks the "hook".
What makes a memorable piece of music isn't the general well-executed theme but that something special (hook), even when the something special is often a well-worked piece of (almost) silence.
OK to put it on RP terms....little separation of the subject from the background - to much saturation in both, could use some high radius USM to pull out some general contrast and some low-radius High-Pass to define the outlines.
But other than that I did like it, honest!!


(PS - have you ever noticed just how many things are similar between music / audio and photos. I do stuff in Cakewalk/Sonar and it seems that the ideas just flow from one side to the other.)
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Old 11-02-2004, 11:17 PM
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As you have progressed from Sea to Goomm to Creepy and finally Fragment, the tempo has picked up to the point where my bum cheeks are slapping together in joyous ecstasy. Not really knowing what I'm talking about, I do think that an off key counterpoint to the main might be interesting. Whoa!! Two Saki's too many!

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