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#420171 - 07/02/17 11:20 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] In a Latin Mood
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(1) a link to your song:In a Latin Mood  
https://soundcloud.com/dan-hoch-784636941/in-a-latin-mood

(2) the name of the style you used _BOSSOUL.STY (Electro Bossa Soul w Guitar Solo)

(3) the category: Latin

****** Song Summary *************
Title: In a Latin Mood
File: BIAB contest July 2017.MGU
Key=Cm , Tempo 110, Length (m:s)=2:37
4 bar intro, 64 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 68. Repeat x1 chorus
Melody has 163 notes, Melody harmony is < no harmony >(0)
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is _BOSSOUL.STY (Electro Bossa Soul w Guitar Solo)
SoloistCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded

RealTracks in style: ~921:Bass, Acoustic, Bossa Ev 110
RealTracks in style: 920:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Rumba Ev 110
RealTracks in style: 2817:Guitar, Electric, Soloist SmoothSoulFast16thsBrent Ev16 110
Loop in Song: House-Techno-Trance\House - crunchy_120_drums ev16.wav
RealDrums in style: BossaRockFull^2-a:Brushes , b:HiHat

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If I win I will divulge all the secrets to making this. Otherwise, music is the grand illusion, so picture me in the studio with "the band". By the way, any points for being first? grin
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#420198 - 07/02/17 03:54 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Hey Dan,

You're a bit of a trailblazer! Leading the way so confidently and competently and being the first to submit. I enjoyed my listen. I love Latin-jazz!

All the best,
Noel

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#420202 - 07/02/17 05:25 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
I love Latin-jazz!


Hey, Me too! What a coincidence. grin
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#420231 - 07/03/17 03:18 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
Marty Sorensen Offline
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I really enjoyed listening to this, and look forward to learning your secret!

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#420377 - 07/04/17 08:01 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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I'm really digging the vibe on this! It's got a really nice groove to it, and I like the panning on it too. An excellent mix for sure! Thanks for sharing, MusicStudent smile
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#421509 - 07/13/17 05:53 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Hey Dan,

Listening to this for about the 5th time. Very nice playing. Love the vibe. Keep 'em coming.

B grin

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#421655 - 07/14/17 12:49 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Sounds great.

Good luck on the contest!!

smile
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#424655 - 08/05/17 12:08 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Mr. Hoch...

A "shout out" from a former Chicagoan from birth, here! smile

"In A Latin Mood" is a sensuous and seductively rhythmic piece of music-making, sir. The _BOSSOUL.STY is shown off to ear-catching advantage, here, augmented by the "Spanish blues" feel of your minor chords. The composition invites close-contact, one-on-one dancing of the kind that is characteristic of a hot tango. Your vocal count-in lends an immediate sense of a "live" musical performance to the song.

You got my vote on this one!

Sincerely,

LOREN
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#424660 - 08/05/17 01:17 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Hey Loren, you made my day. grin Thanks for the nice comments. I was pretty happy with how this worked out.
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#424744 - 08/06/17 04:22 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Absolutely enjoyed this Dan. Sometimes Latin & Instrumentals just go so very hand-in-hand together.

This is very smooth. Can listen to this again and again.
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#427387 - 08/24/17 08:17 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Originally Posted By: MusicStudent

If I win I will divulge all the secrets to making this. Otherwise, music is the grand illusion, so picture me in the studio with "the band". By the way, any points for being first? grin


Congratulations - your song WON! So.... what are your song secrets? smile

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#427418 - 08/24/17 01:06 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Yes Dan... what are they?
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#427433 - 08/24/17 04:12 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Sorry, my lawyers have advised not to provide any secrets. crazy



Edited by MusicStudent (08/27/17 09:58 AM)
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#428009 - 08/29/17 01:46 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Originally Posted By: MusicStudent
Sorry, my lawyers have advised not to provide any secrets. crazy


As Elliot Ness once said: "It was a cold rainy night on the south side of Chicago - we'll make ya' talk!"
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#428506 - 09/02/17 07:36 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] The Making of In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Sorry for delay. All legal hurdles have now been addressed. Thanks for your patience.

The Making of In a Latin Mood

Enjoy and have fun. smile
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#428512 - 09/02/17 10:11 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: The Making of In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Dan,

That is a fun video to watch. I'm glad you were able to get everything worked out so you can show the video.

You sure do have some nice "toys" to play with. Is that Strum 1 or Strum 2 by Kontakt? As you noted in your video BiaB creates some really nice guitar strum midi patterns as long as you have a realistic sounding guitar sound module to playback the patterns.

Excellent example of what can be accomplished with the right tools on hand.
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#428521 - 09/02/17 11:18 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: The Making of In a Latin Mood [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Jim Fogle
Dan,
You sure do have some nice "toys" to play with.


Well, boys have to have their toys. grin


Originally Posted By: Jim Fogle
Is that Strum 1 or Strum 2 by Kontakt? As you noted in your video BiaB creates some really nice guitar strum midi patterns as long as you have a realistic sounding guitar sound module to playback the patterns.


It is Strummed Acoustic 2. But BIAB is not Strumming. Biab is sending the chord chart as midi (whole/ half or quarter notes depending on how many chords per bar). SA2 picks up every note from BIAB and it plays the notes according to its "sampled" strummed rhythm patterns. It is incredible.

Thanks for the comments.

Correction: For the record: As I looked closer it appears that I used the biab "midi piano track" to send to the SA2 not the chords output track.


Edited by MusicStudent (09/03/17 06:09 AM)
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#434028 - 10/18/17 06:31 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: The Making of In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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Congratulations on winning. I thoroughly enjoyed your recap of the making of "In A Latin Mood".

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#434486 - 10/21/17 09:02 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: The Making of In a Latin Mood [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Congratulations on winning. I thoroughly enjoyed your recap of the making of "In A Latin Mood". Charlie


Why thank you Charlie, I appreciate the kind words. While the mp3 of In a Latin Mood continues on line, I pulled the video, The Making of In a Latin Mood. Music is the Grand Illusion, therefore, some secrets were meant to be secret. grin
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#441281 - 11/28/17 12:47 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: In a Latin Mood [Re: MusicStudent]
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