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#1 Skol303

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 07:49 PM

March’s Composition Challenge is now underway!

Here’s the image for your inspiration, chosen by last month's winners Leonard Smalls and Fingers211

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The deadline for entries is midnight on Friday March 24th.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:07 PM

No, not an entry already (give me time..! :D ), just a previous compo for a picture of similar ilk; a sort of 'blast from the past' which didn't get used...

Grace Falling From Grace ...

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:28 PM

That looks like an EDM dancefloor-killer bit of inspiration in that pic. Whatcha reckon Dad? :P :D
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 09:05 PM

Erm... let me see...
Con Sordino or 0db Brickwall Limiter this month? :)

Interesting picture.
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:39 PM

View PostMornats, on 01 March 2017 - 08:28 PM, said:

That looks like an EDM dancefloor-killer bit of inspiration in that pic. Whatcha reckon Dad? :P :D

I take it you've not listened to the track I posted above, then..? :lol:
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:39 PM

Oh that was very enjoyable and superbly done!
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:35 AM

Cheers; it was fun producing it. It's not a 'dance-floor killer', though, I fear. :blush:
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:10 AM

I put some words together to match the picture. This works when the picture doesnt give me any musical inspiration.

"A thousand hands raised in joyful dance
You can shake the weight of the world
Just dance"
That'll do for now.
I aim to do my usual preachy modal jazz but a little more funky... or swingin...

Edited by Bastav, 02 March 2017 - 10:11 AM.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:23 PM

I immediately got EDM too. But I've got an idea that might fit the pic. :)

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:11 PM

This would be my entry if it didn't contravene just about all the rules!

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 05:22 PM

Is that little riff Mr McGeoch's tribute to Mike Leander and Mr Gadd ?!!!
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 11:17 PM

OK, folks, this is what I've prepared...

Leaving It All Behind ...

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:29 PM

My life-time ambition has finally been achieved..! Soundcloud inform me that I'm being 'followed' by none other than Zombie Gwala..! Who'd 'ave thought it, eh..? Proud..? You betcha..! Another Earl Grey, methinks, in guise of celebration. Zombie Gwala..! Well I never..! :rolleyes:


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

im going to try and get my arse in gear to do this months one

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:10 PM

View PostRockfordStone, on 06 March 2017 - 11:28 AM, said:

im going to try and get my arse in gear to do this months one

Go for it Rob! :)

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:16 AM

View PostSkol303, on 06 March 2017 - 11:10 PM, said:

Go for it Rob! :)
ive got a lyrical theme for it, depends if i can make the music to match

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:38 AM

I can listen to sound cloud but no idea how to upload.
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:01 AM

View PostSH73, on 08 March 2017 - 10:38 AM, said:

I can listen to sound cloud but no idea how to upload.

(Assuming you're on a PC...)
Just to the right of the 'Search' icon (Magnifying glass...) there's 'Upload'. When solicited, you're prompted for a file to upload ('WAV' recommended, but most formats such as MP3 will work, too...). Once the upload started, and whilst waiting, you'll be able to attach an image, fill in the title, genre and description fields; once the upload iscompleted and processed, 'Save' will finalise the procedure and supply a link to the Soundcloud page of the music. That link can be pasted directly into a Basschat post, so that all may hear your works.
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 01:50 PM

View PostDad3353, on 08 March 2017 - 11:01 AM, said:



(Assuming you're on a PC...)
Just to the right of the 'Search' icon (Magnifying glass...) there's 'Upload'. When solicited, you're prompted for a file to upload ('WAV' recommended, but most formats such as MP3 will work, too...). Once the upload started, and whilst waiting, you'll be able to attach an image, fill in the title, genre and description fields; once the upload iscompleted and processed, 'Save' will finalise the procedure and supply a link to the Soundcloud page of the music. That link can be pasted directly into a Basschat post, so that all may hear your works.
Hope this helps.
Thanks so much. I was fiddling with an android app no wonder I couldn't find it.
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:36 PM

View PostSH73, on 08 March 2017 - 01:50 PM, said:

Thanks so much. I was fiddling with an android app no wonder I couldn't find it.

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(... and use a violin; it's much more musical :rolleyes: ...)
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:10 PM

View PostDad3353, on 08 March 2017 - 02:36 PM, said:



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(... and use a violin; it's much more musical :rolleyes: ...)
Yeah I get it
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A rebuild in progress

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:37 AM

Im calling it. I might redo the mix later but if I dont get around to it, here it is. EDM it is not

https://soundcloud.c...usand-hands-edm

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 01:08 PM

ive got the basic structure idea down, it's nowhere near my original idea... but hey ho

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:34 AM

I've got mine. Possibly the shortest song I've ever composed, but I think it says exactly what it needs to.

Starts off with the bounce of the crowd, then they egg on the stage diver. After a minute, he leaps & floats through the air with this euphoric feeling, trusting that the crowd will catch him.
They do & he's then bounced up & down to the beat, before landing on his feet to enjoy bouncing to the rest of the groove.

https://soundcloud.c...ix/crowdsurfing

Enjoy. :D

Edit: Updated the bass sound.

Edited by xgsjx, 19 March 2017 - 05:50 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:29 PM

Managed to squeeze a short one out... Bit rough but not much time this month! And unusually, I've used the Sandberg.
https://soundcloud.c...-seen-the-light

And beware, it comes in fast and loud!

Edited by Leonard Smalls, 19 March 2017 - 04:29 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:41 PM

I'm in.
Not quite how it started out 2 weeks ago, but by the time I got back to it I'd forgotton the original idea !! Mmmm..

https://soundcloud.c.../hold-out-hands

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:32 PM

This month is a right struggle for me :(

I am in the middle of a kitchen build , mad at work , new band start up , loads of songs to learn with arrangements as we are a 3 piece musically , and while I am sure I can find time to record something , my head can't find the space to get the angle , still a few days left ...break over , back to it
When I said lower the frequency , I didn't mean only on christmas and birthdays, blue moons Preston Guilds


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:30 PM

This wasn't what I intended to write at all...

My first real test of Albion One. This was originally going to be more of an indie rock style track at first but I wanted a project for my new orchestral library. I've started a course on cinematic trailer production and wanted a first go to see how I progress through the course.

The image this track is based on is a moment frozen in time. A smidgen of peace and serenity before the music lover leaps into the chaos of the crowd. There's a moment of being lost in the moment before a triumphant realisation that's he's in bliss. Or something like that.

This track is mostly composed of Spitfire's Albion One with a few additions from other libraries, notably the Spitfire Orchestral Grand Piano (I'm loving the ostinatum on that), the harp from the Kontakt factory library, Rise and Hit, Massive with EQ and compression handled by Neutron.

https://soundcloud.c...ornats/low-mass
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:13 PM


https://soundcloud.c...-1-mix-basschat

Edited by SH73, 25 March 2017 - 07:14 AM.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:48 AM

im in danger of actually submitting something!!!

i need to throw some vocals down on something tomorrow then i'll submit it... but ive got to write them first





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