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Old 03-20-2004, 12:02 PM
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My newest hobby

I just thought I'd inflict my first effort at my new hobby on everyone. It's a slow, quiet instrumental piece, kind of melancholy.

http://www.retouchpro.com/music/sea.mp3

All those who say "I'm embarrassed to show my first retouching work" can listen to this and know I understand how they feel
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:30 PM
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yup! smooth

almost like a lead in to some of Floyd's mellower pieces.

you say Hobbie.... is this from scratch or editing style ? what sort of program ?
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:33 PM
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Wow, I blush at any comparison to PF. Thanks!

From scratch. I designed most of the sounds using softsynths, and recorded with Cubase. There's really no mixing at this point, since that's further up the learning curve for me.
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Old 03-25-2004, 11:22 PM
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Here's my latest to inflict upon you. I envisioned a cool little baby with sunglasses, beret, and a tiny thin mustache trying to go to sleep. But a friend tells me it sounds like the music they play in thrillers when you finally get to see the serial killer's handiwork.

http://www.retouchpro.com/music/lullabyblues.mp3

My clumsy fingerwork is quite evident, and I still haven't learned to mix.
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Old 03-26-2004, 09:37 AM
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I'd like to hear your stuff but for some reason my XP keeps crashing on me when the file is loading. I wonder why?

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Old 07-14-2004, 01:44 PM
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I actually did this one about the same time as the other two, just now got up enough nerve to post it
With all the suggestions that my music was creepy and melancholy, I decided to go all out in that direction.

http://www.retouchpro.com/music/creepy.mp3

Duv:

Try right-clicking and "save target" to dl them to your desktop. That might help.
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Old 07-14-2004, 10:05 PM
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Very cool! I can see that being played in "Halloween XXV".

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Old 07-14-2004, 11:17 PM
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Thanks Doug. I was finally able to listen to your tracks. Wow! What a disappointment.....Just jokin! Your first piece was nice, Kind of atypical enviro New Age to me. Nice, very relaxing. Your second piece blew me away in terms of what you did and where it can go. Personally, I didn't find it that creepy, although I can clearly see that side of it. I'm a somewhat older duck brought up on Bill Halley through the Beatles and somewhat beyond. My son now 30 comes over regularly and downloads his own music. I not sure what you call it but it has a lot more interest and depth than New Age. In his folder he has groups such as Arovane, Boards of Canada, Brian Eno, Labradford and Vincent Gallo to name a few. Not household names but music that can definetly transport you (that's old man me!)

We both just listened to your second piece about 8 to 10 times and while we recognise where you're currently at in the scheme of music production, we both agree that you have some serious talent and hope you keep on pushin forward.

We both like the way the music builds, there's nice contrast if you think pictorially and it challenges your "dreamstate" more than your first piece. Just our thoughts but we both hope to hear more from you. Definetly..Don't be shy.

Dave
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Old 07-14-2004, 11:44 PM
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Ed & Duv, thanks for the kind comments. As for where I'm at in the production scheme, the retouching equivalent would be "which one's the mouse?". One of the reasons all my pieces are so slow is that's as fast as I can play I bought some "learn piano" software, but it's obvious I'm going to have to find an in-person teacher.
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:58 AM
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I can't tell if I'm getting better or worse at this, but it's certainly more...complicated

http://www.retouchpro.com/music/harpo.mp3
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