New progressive hip-hop/neo-soul track.

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Straight2Vinyl
KVRist
241 posts since 10 Mar, 2017

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:07 pm

Tried to get some neo-soul vibe going with the guitar, but I like this more as a low tempo hip-hop instrumental, or even background for poetry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CYrsWb8Flk

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wagtunes
KVRAF
15198 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: New progressive hip-hop/neo-soul track.

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:37 am

My Feedback

Music - 7.5
Instruments - 7
Performance - 8.5
Mix - 6

Overall - 7.25

Comments: Well that's different for this place. Nice guitar and trumpet. The tremolo back and forth between speakers made me sea sick. Too extreme. Don't listen to this with headphones guys. That, essentially ruined the piece for me and I had to turn it off at the 2 minute mark. Melodically, could use some more development but still better than a lot of the stuff posted here with no melody at all. Get rid of the extreme tremolo and I'll listen all the way through.

Straight2Vinyl
KVRist
241 posts since 10 Mar, 2017

Re: New progressive hip-hop/neo-soul track.

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:39 am

Thanks for checking it out. If I submit it for any projects, or make any further use of it, I'll give a listen to the tremelo and reduce or drop it if it's simply too much. On the plus side, I'm getting better at playing Orange Tree guitars(used the steel string) and Sample Modeling's Trumpet. Started with the guitar riff with a basic preset patch and no keyswitches. Trumpet, I just played straight through the song and kept the parts I liked. So yeah, I'm content with the progress for this one.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
15198 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: New progressive hip-hop/neo-soul track.

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:58 am

Straight2Vinyl wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:39 am
Thanks for checking it out. If I submit it for any projects, or make any further use of it, I'll give a listen to the tremelo and reduce or drop it if it's simply too much. On the plus side, I'm getting better at playing Orange Tree guitars(used the steel string) and Sample Modeling's Trumpet. Started with the guitar riff with a basic preset patch and no keyswitches. Trumpet, I just played straight through the song and kept the parts I liked. So yeah, I'm content with the progress for this one.
Sample Modeling? Wow, that trumpet sounds really good. I'm impressed.

Passing Bye
KVRian
600 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Re: New progressive hip-hop/neo-soul track.

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:01 am

Don't loose the tremolo, it gives the whole piece hypnotic feel and just enhances the vibe of whole drum beat, giving it nice bounce, it had me nodding and enjoying whole piece even more, it would be pure vanilla without it, which would bore me to death, that is the actual hook in my opinion and reason why this piece even works.

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Bansaw
KVRian
512 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: New progressive hip-hop/neo-soul track.

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:08 pm

I really liked the vibe of this. You're quite skilled.
Don't know if it'd work as a backdrop for poetry unless the poetry could be put into a similar meter.
Good though - looking forward to hearing more.

Straight2Vinyl
KVRist
241 posts since 10 Mar, 2017

Re: New progressive hip-hop/neo-soul track.

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:12 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:58 am
Straight2Vinyl wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:39 am
Thanks for checking it out. If I submit it for any projects, or make any further use of it, I'll give a listen to the tremelo and reduce or drop it if it's simply too much. On the plus side, I'm getting better at playing Orange Tree guitars(used the steel string) and Sample Modeling's Trumpet. Started with the guitar riff with a basic preset patch and no keyswitches. Trumpet, I just played straight through the song and kept the parts I liked. So yeah, I'm content with the progress for this one.
Sample Modeling? Wow, that trumpet sounds really good. I'm impressed.
They are pretty awesome. I think this is the first time I included any keyswitches for note off messages. They work great for those stabby sort of notes especially. I think the Trombone should be my next purchase whenever I have funds again.

Straight2Vinyl
KVRist
241 posts since 10 Mar, 2017

Re: New progressive hip-hop/neo-soul track.

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:15 pm

Bansaw wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:08 pm
I really liked the vibe of this. You're quite skilled.
Don't know if it'd work as a backdrop for poetry unless the poetry could be put into a similar meter.
Good though - looking forward to hearing more.
A spoken word artist might be able to do it, but yeah an emcee would work best for sure performing soemthing reflective.
And thanks, I have a bunch of stuff in the works right now, so I'll post it whenever things are finally complete.

Straight2Vinyl
KVRist
241 posts since 10 Mar, 2017

Re: New progressive hip-hop/neo-soul track.

Post Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:17 pm

Passing Bye wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:01 am
Don't loose the tremolo, it gives the whole piece hypnotic feel and just enhances the vibe of whole drum beat, giving it nice bounce, it had me nodding and enjoying whole piece even more, it would be pure vanilla without it, which would bore me to death, that is the actual hook in my opinion and reason why this piece even works.
Noted and glad you liked it. The drums are really simple, so if it's helping the groove that's important.

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