Another Deal!

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Re: Another Deal!

Post by mazz » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:28 pm

Thanks everyone for the support!Anne, CONGRATS on the forward!!!FYI: submitted 7/5/07 and contacted 9/11/07. I hope you get contacted soon! Mazz
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Re: Another Deal!

Post by hummingbird » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:21 pm

Quote:Just sending in the contract and a CD with 3 pieces picked up by a music library. This is as a direct result of a TAXI forward.The pieces they took are:(From the TAXI forward)http://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_ ... tream=true(One picked from a CD of 6 or 7 cuts I sent them after the first contact)http://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_ ... trueOnward and upward!!!MazzJohn!! How did I miss this!!?? CONGRATS!!! You deserve it, your music & production is awesome. It's great to see you forging ahead!!!!hugsHummin'bird
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Re: Another Deal!

Post by horacejesse » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:27 am

You are such a good player on top of your compostional gifts. I always admire that. Some great moves, not too many notes. I love the melodic stuff. Those brushes are sensational on the first piece. I liked the way it picks up about 1:08. How did you get the crescendo roll with the brushes on the snare? Never mind, but it was beautiful. Congratulations. The other two pieces are stark contrasts in style. You really do go just about everywhere in the music.

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Re: Another Deal!

Post by mazz » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:53 am

Thanks HJ for the nice words.The drum loops are from an older library called Jazzistic, the crescendo is part of the loop. I've played with a lot of great jazz drummers and try to put the loops together in a coherent way to sound like choices a real player might actually make. I also added some ride cymbals from a library called Beats Working. It has some beautifully recorded cymbals. I alternate tracks so the cymbal hits don't cut themselves off, to give the illusion of the cymbal ringing out as it would if a player was playing it. I love all music and I love to make a lot of different types of music. Someday when I grow up I'll focus on a couple of styles but until then, play, play, play!!!!Thanks again,Mazz
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Re: Another Deal!

Post by tedsingingfox » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:11 am

Mazz, you are the MAN. Congrats, buddy.As my friend, Bogey, wrote..."Inspiration is for amateurs". Write, write, write...Uh, oh ... but wait! You have inspired me. Uh-oh. Ted
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Re: Another Deal!

Post by bombaycharlie1 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:55 am

Great job mazz...what's the piano you're using? Charlie

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Re: Another Deal!

Post by mazz » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:38 am

Hey Bombay! Thanks.East West Bosendorfer 290. I think they're blowing it out right now, or at least they were. It's a nice library, not the top of the heap but it does the job for me. For the icing on the cake, a nice reverb always adds a touch of class!Thanks again,Mazz
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