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August Composition Challenge - GET WRITING!

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August's Composition Challenge is on...

Here’s the image for your inspiration, chosen by last month's winner, upside downer:

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Rules:

 Check you have permission to use any samples

 Keep it under 5 minutes and write it during the month of the challenge

 No funny business

The deadline for entries is midnight on Saturday 24th August.

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Keep running... :ph34r:

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Edited by Dad3353

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Here is my contribution to the August 2019 Basschat Composition Challenge, inspired by a picture chosen by one of the previous joint winners: Upside Downer.
A bare bones composition somewhat sparce, with, I hope, a quizical atmosphere. 
The essentials were teased out of EZ Keys, underpinned with a Trillian acoustic bass. Some horn playing, naturally, by Roland. The purring cat is hidden behind some royalty-free atmospheric pad samples; a dose of Ozone finishes it all off.
Thanks for listening, if you already have; if you're about to, enjoy.

 

 

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... and the teeth chattering, and knees knocking..!

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This looks right up my street :) I'm gonna try and make a return for this one but no promises!

Now, where did I put that bagpipe VST...?!

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I’ve got a tune down , it needs fluffing a bit but it also needs vocals and I’m getting a bit sick of my own voice , I really don’t understand how you guys love my stuff so much .

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll get my coat ^_^

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7 minutes ago, Mornats said:

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Hmm 

let me think , it needs picking up , playing with and bouncing around to make it feel bigger , 

 

just like my pillows 

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2 hours ago, SH73 said:

@Dad3353

Are you planing to start a sticky thread on mixing and mastering? BTW very subtle composition this month 👍

No, sir, I am not, and any 'planing' I do is down to officially-prescribed medicinal drugs..! :angry2:

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No, seriously, there is already a splendid 'sticky' topic giving bucket-loads of advice on home recording in general; any 'mixing and mastering' tips would, I think, find a natural home there. I'd post tips there myself, but for lack of competence. Disclaimer: I'm an old, half-deaf dummy with limited skills but almost unlimited time to devote (until my Last Trump is sounded, naturally...), and, once I get an idea in my head, I just work it through until I'm satisfied that it won't get any better. My 'mixing' consists of listening, then listening again; repeat ad nauseum until I like it. I use 3db steps when altering levels, as any less makes no difference to my cloth ears. For mastering, I used to cheat by using AAMS, a mastering software suite with a whole lot of presets; I'd just choose the genre I thought best suited. Nowadays, I'm using Ozone, with another set of presets, with which I do the same. Yes, it's lazy, but my competence stretches no further than that.
As for 'subtle': that's the first time I've had that used regarding any of my offerings, and I'll take it as a huge compliment (such is my vanity...). It's far from the usual epithets associated with my contributions. It can't be down to my failing hearing; maybe I'm just getting a little bit luckier..? Many thanks, in any case.

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OK then , you asked for it, bass, guitars and vocal by me , drums and piano by something that knows far more about this than I do, the play it on its own piano ! 

some stuff from freesound which pops up towards the end 

Enjoy , its my Birthday 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Dad3353 said:

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Thank you for the thought, but it’s not actually my birthday Douglas, it’s just my take on the photo , I was looking for a way to introduce some smut into the proceedings and found it via the birthday present :lol:

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I'll repeat the post on September the 10th, then (and I didn't notice any smut... 4SMmlA6.png ).

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8 minutes ago, Dad3353 said:

I'll repeat the post on September the 10th, then (and I didn't notice any smut... 4SMmlA6.png ).

Oh No , it must be a bit too subtle :facepalm:

I don’t know how to do one of those spoiler things on the phone , so I’ll keep schtum for the moment, when I get back to the big machine I’ll try to explain :)

 

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