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#304906 - 08/01/15 10:38 AM [User Showcase] Hoping For The Best <-- New instrumental composition
DavidL Offline

Registered: 07/04/08
Posts: 29
Loc: Gatineau, QC, Canada
When you're feeling nervous about an upcoming significant event (an exam, a job interview, a presentation, a tournament, a recital, a first date, etc.) for which you can't prepare yourself any more than you already have, you have reached a point where all you can do is hope for the best!

Since my composition method is somewhat experimental, "Hoping For The Best" is also my motto when I start working on a new piece. smile

Title: Hoping for the Best
Key=D , Tempo 107, Length (m:s)=3:59
8 bar intro, 32 bar chorus, from bar 9 to bar 40. Repeat x3 choruses

All tracks are from BIAB:
RealTracks in song:
2421:Bass, Acoustic, RockabillySlapBoomChicka Ev16 100
~1652:Organ, RhythmNoBass Bossa Ev 085
2111:Sax, Baritone, Background, R&B Ev16 110 (1TrackHornSection)
1410:Piano, SynthLayer, Rhythm Soul70sA-B Ev16 100
1070:Trumpet, Soloist SmoothJazzPoppy Ev16 090
STYs in song:
~OTISRED.STY (drum part) plays Ableton Drum Machines LD samples
MARIAH1.STY (piano part) plays NI Kontakt Clavinet samples

Everything was mixed in Ableton Live! with a Room reverb on the send/return bus.
BIAB 2018 Mac EverythingPak, AudioFire 8, iMac Pro, MacOS 10.13.6, Ableton Live! Suite 10, Lexicon Native PCM Reverb and Effects, Slate Digital VirtualMixRack, Soundtoys 5, iZotope Neutron, Ozone and RX

#304916 - 08/01/15 12:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hoping For The Best <-- New instrumental composition [Re: DavidL]
Greg Johnson Online   content

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 4247
Loc: Davis, CA
Good energy and cool groove!! Some unusual instrument choices but I feel like the all worked together quite well. Fun listen! Take care. Greg

#304949 - 08/01/15 02:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hoping For The Best <-- New instrumental composition [Re: DavidL]
PgFantastic Offline

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
This one jumps out of the gate like a Derby horse; nice groove; thanks for sharing!
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Psalm 57:7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

#304966 - 08/01/15 03:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hoping For The Best <-- New instrumental composition [Re: DavidL]
big741 Offline

Registered: 02/12/14
Posts: 184
Loc: Edmonton,Canada
Well, that was a fun little piece.

I especially liked the Clavinet.

Thanks for the music,

#304972 - 08/01/15 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hoping For The Best <-- New instrumental composition [Re: DavidL]
Sergio Guarneri Offline

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 1574
Loc: Cremona-Italy

I like the various instruments mix.
Good work.



#305033 - 08/02/15 06:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hoping For The Best <-- New instrumental composition [Re: DavidL]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi David,

a fun experiment.
Enjoyed listening.

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#305051 - 08/02/15 07:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hoping For The Best <-- New instrumental composition [Re: DavidL]
tommyad Offline

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2797
Loc: Florida
Wow that clavinet is smokin. Very interesting mix of instruments. I like the break at 2:05. Nicely done. Tom

#305078 - 08/02/15 11:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Hoping For The Best <-- New instrumental composition [Re: DavidL]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6262
Loc: Florida
A very interesting piece, David.

The combination of instruments kept my attention throughout.

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#305127 - 08/02/15 06:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hoping For The Best <-- New instrumental composition [Re: DavidL]
Charlie Fogle Offline

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4590
Loc: South Carolina
I enjoyed this a lot. Very creative.

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#307978 - 08/22/15 05:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hoping For The Best <-- New instrumental composition [Re: DavidL]
Jim Fogle Offline

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 4126
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Put a smile on my face smile I'm totally surprised how well the rockabilly acoustic bass matches the feel of the other instruments. Great arrangement. Hope you'll do some more songs, should be interesting listening.
Jim Fogle
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#307982 - 08/22/15 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Hoping For The Best <-- New instrumental composition [Re: DavidL]
mwgilbert Offline

Registered: 08/04/15
Posts: 84
You showed how a little experiment, pushing the envelope a bit, can really make something interesting happen. I think this track is pretty cool, and bounces along with a little bit of New Orleans style in there. I would love to hear more of your 'experimental' approach!



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