Don’t Take This too Seriously - This is Only a Test
I haven’t written any music in over a year and it’s been a couple of years since any really “hard-core” serious writing. I wanted to get back into it but from a totally different direction. Totally different….
Before I started I picked up a few new tools, or at least new versions of old tools. I am also using all of my tools in a very different way trying to achieve different ends. I decided that I need to do a little test ditty before going on.
Thus “Test Patterns”: a little ditty designed to help re-familiarize myself with my musical tools.
Please don’t take any of it too seriously – the music is a little trifle designed to help me “sharpen” my tools and warm up to the job of creating music again.
There’s Garritan in There
At first listen you may think I hit the wrong forum. Nope, this was made using mostly Garritan products.
There is, of course, the Steinway. From GPO I used the Sus & Short Violin I & II, Viola, Cello and Bass. From JABB I used an organ (Organ 7, I believe), a fretted bass and the fusion drum kit.
There are 2 voices from a virtual modular M. synthesizer and a track of real synth, actually Realistic: it is an ancient Realistic analog synth which uses technology from Moog – you can hear its gritty voice near the beginning and end.
And, of course, my voice, perhaps not gritty enough, as the announcer and my awful attempts at lead vocals…
No Bars Hold – Give Me Your Worst (Best)
As I said, this is a little learning piece. I’m too close to hear all of the problems (though I hear many). To find out how to solve the problems I have to know what they are… In other words, be as critical as you want as long as it is at least a little bit positive feedback and not just “Trent, this is awful and you need to consider a job in stable cleaning instead of music since you’ve been shoveling the stinky stuff.”
Seriously, I am looking for feedback and promise to listen to any advice.
My Future Direction?
Yes, for at least a little while I am going to be experimenting with music that is a little more rock/pop than what I have been writing. Usually not this light, I hope, but more like this than my Symphony in C: Hamlet.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy
Test patterns - Old Link
Test Patterns - New 11/12/11 - 6:35 PM EST
(11/12/11 - I did a few fixes following Randy's advice)
(PS: For a new start I’ve also started using Box…)