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musika: A Friendly Reminder from Dylan
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:02:11 -0400
A Friendly Reminder from Dylan
I am here to deliver a friendly reminder that, for those of you interested in my next record, you can follow along with my progress and process here:
After three years of writing and nine months of recording sessions from which nothing will be used, I am finally on the right track.
Can't wait for you to hear.
Much love from New York City,
poemind: Try this again?
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:45:36 -0400
Try this again?
It's only been eight years. What could've changed?
Well, I recently got an e-mail from TheSixtyOne.com that I had reached Level 6, I think it was. This was a surprise as I had not visited that site in years. I logged into today to find out that they are about to shut their doors.
Well, that sucked. I can't seem to log into MacJams and then I remembered this locale.
I just got a new iMac 2015 and Logic Pro X so I'm ready to get back into something.
DarkShredcerto: Dark Shredcerto - Shrederture For Electric Guitar And Piano Demo CD Fully Uploaded!!.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:57:46 -0400
Dark Shredcerto - Shrederture For Electric Guitar And Piano Demo CD Fully Uploaded!!.
Brotha's N' Sista's In Christ N' Shred!...
My entire composition "Shrederture" has been fully uploaded....
a rough demo...
7 songs of a full assault, string shreddin', arpeggio rippin journey into my world of guitar and piano passion..... check it out!!
just got done with some tweaks... but over all... the music and playing are there....
This is but a glimpse of what i have recorded and composed... more to come in the future!....
Let me know you are out there... comment .... shoot me a message...
Shred it up!
DarkShredcerto: Dark Shredcerto - More songs have been uploaded!!!!.....
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:57:56 -0400
Dark Shredcerto - More songs have been uploaded!!!!.....
Brotha's N' Sista's In Christ And Shred!....
Just uploaded some more music!... theres alot more where that came from!... These are demos and they are very raw... Just me on one of my fender strats shreddin' it up.... The intensity and passion of the guitar.....and the beauty of classical piano... Directly from my soul in Jesus' name...I've never had a lesson .... Just a passion and desire...
This site is a work in progress..... So ....Next time ill finish some tweaks.... and get this stuff out there....
Until then... check it out!!! again.... this is a work in progress.... ill finish the tweaks for the songs next time i work on music..(have to complete "Nailed To Iniquity" and tweak the mix)...
Blessings to u all......and shred on!!!!
(Through Christ by grace i shred......)
RadioSeanovan: I HAVE RETURNED!!!
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:35:29 -0400
I HAVE RETURNED!!!
I am back once again! I keep disappearing, but I'm back, revitalized and ready to go.
So, it's been one hell of a year, but I had to endure quite a bit early last year to get to where I am now, so here's a bit of what went down.
Last winter, I embarked, reversed course, embarked again, reversed course again, and then recently embarked once again on a project loosely inspired by the events that occurred after Christmas 2015.
I became increasingly unhappy with both of my jobs (sales related), causing my anxiety to increase to the point where I was making myself sick (dry heaving and vomiting, not eating properly for days/week). My girlfriend was making her move to Nashville, and we were going to live together for the first time. Things were very bumpy at first, as my anxiety turned to irritability and emotional instability, something I'm still working toward correcting (with her help and the help of a therapist). My mother suffered from a terrible bout of walking pneumonia. My grandmother was hospitalized with stress-related ailments (her heart stopping in the hospital at one point). And my grandfather, suffering from worsening Parkinson's disease, was placed in assisted living.
With all of this chaos spinning around in my head, it's no wonder I felt inspired to at least come up with chord progressions and some lyrical ideas based around these events. And I decided to turn it into an ongoing project that I hope to have completed early next year.
The project is called Morning/Evening, and is a VERY loose concept on the changes that occur in life, for worse and for better. It's a very pessimistic viewpoint, however, considering the events that took place.
The goal is to have as much work done as possible this year, in terms of writing and producing, as well as get some collaborations into the mix (for this and other projects). I also hope to get my band, The Aglets (formerly Ace & Seanovan), off the ground running. In Nashville, that's easier said than done. But, you never know...
I'm excited for what this year will bring. I've never been more energized to get out and get going. Now all I have to do is play some shows...
zincshed: USB3 vs Thunderbolt
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:54:34 -0500
USB3 vs Thunderbolt
USB2 interfaces have have long been the most popular option for recording music with a Mac or a PC. The game is now changing as new standards are imposed by the computer industry.
USB3 vs Thunderbolt
For Years the only alternative to a USB or USB2 audio interface was a Firewire Interface. Consumer sound cards such as the Soundblaster range were never up to the task of doing multitrack recording and while cards designed for recording were available from companies such as M-Audio, Terratec and RME, they could never match the convenience of an accessory that could be plugged in as needed.
Today most PCs make do with audio and video outputs built into the motherboard. The soundcard market is now aimed at gamers and home cinema fans. USB2 interfaces by companies such as M-Audio, Focusrite, Universal Audio, Presonus, Apogee and MOTU have therefore become the most popular options for home recording on a PC.
Macs are not designed to use add on cards so interfaces have always been the way to go and as Thunderbolt ports are part of Apple's architecture, Thunderbolt interfaces are guaranteed to work.
Thunderbolt ports are not that common on PCs and manufacturers have to work much harder to get Thunderbolt interfaces working with Windows 10. This is why most recording studios run Pro Tools on Macs but things could still change as PCs can still provide more processing power per buck.
How does this affect me? I now have a PC with a Thunderbolt 3 port but that has not helped much. For a start it only has PCIe slots so I was unable to install my trusted M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card as an interim measure. I did try some plain old USB2 interfaces by M-Audio and Focusrite but they had problems of their own and were not any better than my old PCI card. I really wanted a new Focusrite Clarett interface but the drivers for Windows were not ready so in the end I opted for a new PCIe card.
The card I went for is an RME HDSPe. It is installed in the computer so I can't just unplug it and hook it up to a laptop but it is fast, works with Windows 10 and I can add extra channels when needed.
Why didn't manufacturers go for the increased speed of USB3? For years they argued that ordinary USB2 was fast enough for audio and in a sense they were correct. USB3 interfaces are now appearing but RME is the only manufacturer that has managed to incorporate USB3 and Thunderbolt in the same interface and get USB3 to match the speed of Thunderbolt.
USB3 has now moved on to USB 3.1 but Thunderbolt has such a head start it could be a while before manufacturers dare to take their chances with any new standards.
If you have made the leap to a new type of interface, how did it go?
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:36:23 -0500
Fighting resistance from making music!
Ive been in a war for a long long time with mental illness and a lack of understanding of success!
The mental condition has gone down! my mind; a bit clearer now! Im just starting to become social for the first time!
As for music; I have aligned with source energy God; music creation and activity!
A commitment and alignment has been made and suggested! However, resistance in the form of limiting past beliefs and severe PTSD block my ability to interact with things! Hopefully this will change! in fact, it I will change!
Ive work extremely hard on success based thinking programs coaching and informational transformations; Im a bit stronger these days in personality! However, I have my hands full with these problems!
Simple goal; what are my talents! music is a talent! what do I want! I would like 100% commitment from myself to like music creation regardless of the future outcome! I would like to " get into it"! I have the resources understood that would allow such successful mindful present situation! This should get interesting!
The idea is to work through hatred and anger and resentment and pain associated with music and the original family system I came from; A fine group of psychopaths; that left me as human death! Now; hopefully,. later in life! Now that I own my own body and mind; I will do as I wish and learn how to be interactive in my activities of interest!
This is complex deal and takes time; its about healing! Thank God I never offed myself over these tragedies of my past; as many of my friends have! O well!
I have specific goals these days! relationship participation and music participation!
Komit: The "Mind Library" Album
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 04:20:03 -0500
The "Mind Library" Album
Multi-genre mess of songs stuffed into one package.
I've just published some new music for human consumption.
It's more of the same style-hopping, short arrangement stuff that's been trending in my work recently. Almost half of these songs have been uploaded on here already, so it's not exactly all too new to some people.
Regardless, I hope any passerby can enjoy the listening experience as a whole. It may seem like some massive album because of the large quantity of tracks, but they're all pretty short, so really it all clocks in at about 44 minutes.
Also, there are translations for the Japanese-titled songs provided when you click "info" next to the tracks that are titled as such. I'm currently learning the language and thought it'd be fun to play around with it for labeling pieces.
Cheers, and thank you to any who have been listening for a while or just now are, as you all play a huge part in why I do this in the first place.
OffspringOfMars: Beyond the Top 40
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:19:59 -0500
Beyond the Top 40
A Facebook group to expand your musical horizons.
In November of 2015 I started a Facebook group called "Beyond the Top 40". I wanted now to share it with the iCompositions community. It's mission statement is:
"A place for like minded sonic explorers seeking refuge from the over-commercialized, mass-manufactured music of the pop mainstream.
If you like rummaging through boxes at used record stores; if you believe that songs can contain more than 4 chords and last longer than 4 minutes; if believe that Autotune is not a toy; if you believe that music should be regarded as an art form and not merely a commodity, then this is the group for you.
If, however, you like pop divas, boy bands, or anything involving the words club mix, stick around, you might learn something."
Posts include articles, videos, pictures/memes, etc. that explore and promote music and ideas beyond what you typically get from the mainstream media. Classics from yesteryear, rare nuggets, obscurities, independent and underrated artists, and an all around appreciation for great music and the things that make music great.
I encourage you all to check it out, join, share, and enjoy. #BeyondtheTop40
Jacalore: The Horn
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:29:23 -0500
It's a love/hate thang...
"You have to remember the trumpet is a mean instrument. The meanest there is. It's a damn monster. Sometimes I feel like throwing it out the window, it's such a beast. There are times when it treats you so sweet and nice that everything comes out just perfect. Then you come back to it the next night, rub your hands together and say to yourself you're going to do it all over again. You pick up the horn, put it to your chops and the S.O.B. says 'screw you'."
Some days you get up and you put the horn to your chops and it sounds pretty good and you win. Some days you try and nothing works and the horn wins. This goes on and on and then you die, and the horn wins."
jonalynkrauth: thank you all.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:49:11 -0500
thank you all.
I would like to thank you , the last title i have uploaded was during 2015 , and i see every weeks than my music has been listening during every past weeks.
Between 2013 and now a lot of things happens to me , NDE , illness , addictions ...
I finnally find peace with myself.
I don't feel any angers for what happen to me during my childhood and my youth.
It's time for me to kill Jonalyn Krauth .
I will let my bandcamp account online : https://jonalynkrauth.bandcamp.com/
It don't mean i stop music , i earn a lot of skills since i begun music.
I am working on a serious project , it don't have a name yet but i have already a few songs ready to be recorded.
the last thing I could tells is :
Don't be the one they expect , be the one you want.
Make everyday better than yesterday.
Smile even in the dark and don't be ashamed of yourself or what you're doing , because it come from you and from no one else.
Thx you all. <3 <3 <3
irok: No recording
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:47:45 -0500
I have no cables i think.. or maybe argh
i think my cables have gone bad and that sucks, maybe my interface acts up or i have done something to my daw... i hope it's just the cables... need to find my backups.. if they still exists ? Later
irok: Equlizer help starts here
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:03:22 -0500
Equlizer help starts here
ever thought about mixing ?
This is a helping tool that in a basic way tells you where the frequencies are at home, it's a good place to start to train your ears, but it's just a guide line, but do the bookmark and you have a helping hand right at your side. http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm
I have shared it before, but i just couldnt find the link in my blog posts.
Online interactive frequency chart, just mouse over and it tells you what and where (image)
irok: I feel like singing
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 23:38:52 -0500
I feel like singing
I have been looking thru covers..
I haven't decided what i will do yet, it's a process, find the tune, learn it, record it and then do the vocals.. it takes time... but when i find the right "known" tune i prolly make my own version from scratch, thinking slow noisy rocking pop tune or whatever i come up with.. I have never outdone myself since Chris Isaak back in the days.. havent really felt like singing until i watch a 3 year old video where i short take on "everybody loves saturday night" on a good day i can somehow sing (image)
RMulholland: Thank You
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:45:12 -0500
Broke 100,000 plays.
A very sincere thank you to all those who continue to listen.
I am truly moved by this & promise you more in the near future..
Mosaica: Cadences of Colombia
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:01:58 -0500
Cadences of Colombia
Music travels in Colombia, South AmericaColombia - land of El Dorado, of coffee beans, the FARC, the Andes and fabulous music!
Back in September 2016 I went to Colombia in South America, on a Songlines world music magazine holiday, the first tour the magazine has put on to this fascinating country now much more appealing for tourism as it gets to grips with transforming its violent past. This was, of course, a music tour in the same vein as the one to Senegal and taking in a variety of places, our travelling from the mountainous capital of Bogota north to Medellin lower down in a mountain valley to the tropical city of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast. Being a lover of African and Latin American music this trip seemed to tick 2 boxes for me, and I didnt really know my Cumbia from my Champeta so felt I had a lot to explore and learn!
Colombian music varies between its regions the Caribbean Coast has influences from Cuba and the Caribbean islands (notably salsa and reggae), the Pacific Coast has groups of people of African descent and where the local geography has kept them fairly isolated, both which is reflected in their music, and thirdly the Amazonian plains where the music has much influence from indigenous people.
We started off in Bogota, the cool capital - both in terms of its temperature (as it is high up in the mountains) and its musical nightlife. To give us some much-needed context, we had a couple of introductions into Colombian music from Mario Galeano (a musician playing with Ondatropica and Cumbia Freinte) and from Lucas Silva (of Palenque Records).
Sitting in the unpretentious, independent cultural space of Matik Matik, Mario talked us through the history of Colombian music through a slide show and audio samples from a large collection of vinyl discs from seminal artistes, explaining how the influx and movement of African slaves and the native geography has contributed to the different sounds throughout the country. One of the interesting points I remember is how the indigenous instruments like pipes are still used in many bands, but also historically how the pipes lines in tunes had often been appropriated by brass instruments when the latter were introduced to the continent. Kuisis pipes are interesting to see and hear - their being formed from a cactus stem and with an interesting tulip-shaped head and mouthpiece fashioned from wax, charcoal and feathers!
Lucas is a film-maker as well as running Palenque Records, and in our hotels little cinema he played us snippets of one of his films, also on YouTube See 3:30 for the Afro-Colombian Sexteto Tabala playing Esta Tierra No Es Mia (This land is not mine) with notable Cuban son influence, and my favourite number of theirs.
Coinciding with our visit, was the Bogot Music Market (BoMM), an expo for those in the music business, and at which we met the Editor of Songlines who was there in a business capacity. Our group just went for the evening Showcases, each of which featured 3 bands per night of up-and-coming or even established national talent. Sitting in a rather soulless concert hall, but proudly sporting our BoMM badges & lanyards and enjoying a complimentary welcome drink, we were all particularly taken with Curupira - a fusion of Cumbia and rock but also featuring a duo of Kuisis; Sango Groove - a jazzy Afrobeat & funk influenced outfit; and the Colombian Pacific sounds of Canaln de Timbiqu - a very African sound with balafon and djembes and predominantly f[...]
opensource: Highly Motivated To Rock You (Album Preview)
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:07:49 -0500
Highly Motivated To Rock You (Album Preview)
Ladies and gentlemen, Open Source is.. Highly Motivated To Rock You!
The time has come to experience something new. An extraordinary production from an unexpected source.
To say that both the music and its maker will challenge your preconceptions about fine psytrance, would be simply an understatement. They will ROCK YOU TO YOUR CORE !
Ladies and gentlemen, Open Source is.. Highly Motivated To Rock You!
opensource: Psycho ***** Live Act
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:07:03 -0500
Psycho ***** Live Act
Free Download in full mp3 quality at: http://www.facebook.com/DJopensource
The crazy ***** is here. Walking all alone, she's all dressed up and knocking at your door.
Better not touch her, she'll burst your bubble. Vital hormones on legs, she is ready to blow your life apart.
Unpredictable, independent, dangerous.. spicy-sweet temptation that you need to stay away from. And when she makes
herself comfortable, you know you are in trouble.
She presses play and you hear this crazy mix from your stereo speakers that sounds demented. A psychedelic blend of some classics remixed, all combined and perfectly suited to make you feel strained.
When her final act is all over, you're left standing here alone, changed, reborn.
01. Source Code & Enarxis - Five Spirits (Open Source rmx)
02. Open Source - Planet Blue (final edit)
03. Open Source - High Progressive (short edit)
04. Enarxis - Human Interface (Open Source rmx)
05. Michael Jackson - Bad (Open Source rmx)
06. The Prodigy - Voodoo People (Open Source rmx)
07. Open Source - Mousiki (extended edit)
08. The Prodigy - No Good (Open Source rmx)
09. Odyssee Of Noises - Firedance (Open Source rmx)
10. Open source - In Cyclones (short edit)
opensource: Open Source Live in Thailand
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:06:32 -0500
Open Source Live in Thailand
Ladies & gentlemen, 2016's hottest DJ.. Open Source.
Free Download in full mp3 quality at: http://www.facebook.com/DJopensource
During his 2 month tour in Thailand, Open Source started building this mix which took 6 additional months in the studio to complete.
As a strong believer that PSYTRANCE is not for minority but for ALL THE PEOPLE, Open Source combines diverse musical influences in the most genuine live mix of the year.
Ladies & gentlemen, 2016's hottest DJ.. Open Source.
01. Open Source - Indian Calling
02. Open Source - A Thousand Joys (new edit)
03. Open Source - A Great Dream (radio edit)
04. Talamasca - Obsessive Dream (Open Source rmx)
05. Infected Mushroom - Bust A Move (Open Source rmx)
06. Open Source - Rapid Rabbit
07. Shakira - Loca (Open Source rmx)
08. Open Source - This Is Paradise (rmx)
09. Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal (Open Source rmx)
10. Open Source - Blessed All Forms Of Intelligence
LunaBleu: Need help locating this music.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:38:40 -0500
Need help locating this music.
I have a song on my MP3 player that shows up only as "My Song 73 2".
I have the lyrics written for it, but need permission from the composer to use it. So if you have any information, I'd appreciate it. I haven't been around much but I haven't stopped writing. Will be posting lyrics and uploading songs soon. I've missed you that I know and I look forward to getting to know those of you I've never met.
irok: New Guitar
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:12:29 -0500
So i saw this pretty cool "strat" guitar and it sort of asked me to get picked up..
i really really like the sound of this new guitar, it was hard to record the first tune cause the action was way to high for my play, to make it even more difficult i only had 013 strings + the high action and 013 is a serious set of wires. preferable for downtuning. i took the challenge... in standard tuning haha
But it's like when you get new toys you just wan't wait to play it right away....
This new old guitar may be from the mid 1980's, it's a Pacer (not Kramer) from the Cort or Samick factory which made the amazing JV & A series of Squier Strat models back then.. (image)
(when they did all them good licensed guitars, Fender asked them to make them worse otherwise they could not sell the original amercan guitars, that's the story i got told when i was a youngster)
There's no wear or tear on the frets or fretboard and it may be because the strings are so dang high nobody had wanted to play it ever,
So i oiled the fretboard and it feels as a new guitar, and it has a whammy bar which i have not had for years, i even got it in a case, with strap & cord, the tremelo works fine, tuning is good and when it's properly setup i am sure i'll be 100% happy.
All in all i'm overwhelmed by quality and price and it seems like i got such a great guitar for such small bucks.. (image)
My first attempt with the new guitar: http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=219246
MurphyMusic: Im coming back
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:03:33 -0500
Im coming back
Just thought id write a little blog post as i intend to start using this site again. I had my daughter four years ago and I kinda stopped doing music for a bit, but now ive got a bit more time so i can finally get back to what i love doing. Music. It will be nice hearing new music from everyone here and see what people have been up to. I hope everyone is doing well, and i look forward to listening to your songs.
Dadanaut: Schatten - Movie
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:02:42 -0500
Schatten - Movie
Watch it here
I never finished this track. The music always reminded me of a popular soundtrack.
Until today I never knew which one ... do you too?
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