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JazzMaverick  
2 Sep 2008 08:30 | Quote
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So, I was wondering if any of you would be interested in checking out some of my music?

NOTE: This will not be the usual stuff you listen to.

My future career is to hopefully compose for games and perhaps films.

Jazzy's Myspace

The first song isn't a song, it's just dialog. But it was interesting, so I felt like sharing.

It's mainly the last three songs that I'd like you guys to listen to.
JPBeausoleil  
2 Sep 2008 10:05 | Quote
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It is put together extremely well. You should make a concept album like "Red Headed Stranger" or "Dark Side of the Moon". I think you would be very successful at this. You have a good way of telling a story through music.
keniemn  
2 Sep 2008 10:12 | Quote
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your right not my useal listening mateiral
jp right as well very well put together seems to flow nice
JazzMaverick  
2 Sep 2008 10:21 | Quote
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Thanks, I appreciate the comments. I've done some session work before, but just wanted to know if any listeners enjoy my new compositions.
baudelaire  
2 Sep 2008 11:35 | Quote
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excellent work. a little more refinement, and there is no reason you should not be able to earn a good living making music for applications such as games and maybe later, films.

i would love to hear you do a string quartet.

do you use MIDI instruments to do some of that stuff?
JazzMaverick  
2 Sep 2008 13:12 | Quote
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Yeah, I mainly use MIDI VST Instruments when I don't have time or money to go into the studio and record it myself. It's surprising how much fun you can have with an instrument you don't specialise in.

Funnily enough, I was thinking about doing that. Shouldn't be too long before I make it and put it up on the site.

Thanks for the pointer and the great rating, I appreciate it.
Lewwis  
2 Sep 2008 16:50 | Quote
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War and Peace... that you saying that? Or is it from a movie?

Its quite interesting :D
JazzMaverick  
2 Sep 2008 17:05 | Quote
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Haha! That's definitely not me saying that. It's from a movie, I just thought it was fairly interesting, so I put it on there.
Empirism  
2 Sep 2008 17:27 | Quote
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Songs are nicely done, mixing was also good, but some tracks was little "thin" sounding and bit low volume. Mastering and equalization to make these sound a bit thicker and those are very good.

Fallen Hero was favorite. Athmosphere of song is so oppressive and strong.

btw, which movie that dialog is from? deep eh? :P
league  
2 Sep 2008 21:01 | Quote
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That stuff is good for Movies and games. Not my style but it has good Atmosphere like Empirism said.
CTown  
2 Sep 2008 23:50 | Quote
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Excellent. Very promising stuff. Great work. Keep it up. I agree with Baulelaire in that you can make this into a lucrative career.
JazzMaverick  
3 Sep 2008 13:26 | Quote
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Yeah, some of them I purpously made so there were only a few instruments playing, giving it that thin sound so you can really focus in on those instruments.

Fallen Hero is also my favourite, I probably spent the most time on that song. Turned out quite nicely too.

The dialoge is apparently from WXII. (Beats me) It somehow ended up on my computer, and I have no idea how. haha. Perhaps one of my drunken days on the computer.

Thanks League and CTown for your kind comments, I appreciate it.

I'll be sure to let you all know when I've made more compositions.
blackholesun  
3 Sep 2008 13:36 | Quote
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Wow, some of that stuff is awesome! I really like the thick layered sound of "Rise and Fall" - it sounds a bit like some of Porcupine Tree's old mid-90s stuff! :)
JazzMaverick  
4 Sep 2008 09:05 | Quote
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Thanks! :D I upgraded my music software, so I was able to create a better sound and with that, better tunes.
JazzMaverick  
5 Oct 2008 16:40 | Quote
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Giving this a little bump I suppose... letting everyone know that I'm going to add three more songs. Including the string quartet, which Baudelaire requested.
baudelaire  
5 Oct 2008 17:49 | Quote
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sweet! is it a backing track for some other media, or is it just meant to be great in it's own right???
Phip  
5 Oct 2008 18:34 | Quote
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@ Jazzy,
Actually i'm glad you bumped this up. I realized i had never commented originally to this post (remind me to punish myself for that). i just went back and listened to the original 5 tracks. I like the bells in "dream of dreams" they do give that illusion of a dream state. My favorite of the bunch is "destiny's eclipse". For me it has a bit of an Asian influence to it. very pleasant melody. Looking forward to the new work.
Phip
Nightmare  
5 Oct 2008 19:42 | Quote
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Actually i'm glad you bumped this up. I realized i had never commented originally to this post

Me too. The ones I mostly liked are "Rise and Fall" and "Fallen Hero". "Dream of Dreams" sounds good but really weird, it's like a theme for an adventurous epic video game, and "Dream of Dreams" is like an apt name for it.
Why do you have to record in a studio when you can plug your instruments in your computer.
baudelaire  
6 Oct 2008 00:19 | Quote
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actually, the music is actually really good... this is no myspace metal band.
JazzMaverick  
6 Oct 2008 07:25 | Quote
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Thanks for that, Baudelaire. Yeah, the string quartet is just it's own random thing, was a bit dissapointed with the first one I made, so I made another, hopfully it'll be better.

One of the ones I've made is fairly short... I don't think I'm finished with it yet, but may as well show it to you guys.

Phip, yeah, I'm really interested in different cultured music. I've got a much better one which sounds amazing, but I can't really call it my own, because I had another friend of mine mess around with it, too. Might put it up here though, see what you guys think. Most epic composition I've ever made.

NM, I don't have the equipment at home to just plug my instruments in my computer, whch is fairly annoying. I do for the keyboard but not my guitar.
JazzMaverick  
6 Oct 2008 12:52 | Quote
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www.myspace.com/miragegeneration

One new track on there, that's the short one, which I'm not finished with. It's called Courteous Devotion.

The rest, since I can't add any more on myspace, are on this site:

Jazzy's Pure Volume Music

World of Wonders is my collaboration with my friend. Let me know what you think!

Not all the songs are properly loaded yet. I'm just waiting for the website to put them on my profile. I'll let you know when they're up.
Phip  
6 Oct 2008 17:59 | Quote
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"Courteous devotion", that's and interesting name for that piece. It gave me the feeling that I was lost in some sort of foggy maze. Hmm maybe that's what devotion in like?

Listening to "world of wonders" now. Very sophisticated orchestration! Powerful imagery. Bright and airy and dark and strong. Wow. That must have been one hell of a project to put this together. You had to get this all down on sheets before you could begin I would imagine? Where do you start on orchestration? Are there rules? Did you work out the melody on keyboard first? Did you have this in your head before you began or did it evolve by experimentation?
Song just finished and I am in awe of the effort that must have gone into this piece. You are gifted. I could never imagine how to even get started on something this complicated! I think you will do very well in whatever field of music you choose. (Oh shut up Skold! lol) Sincerely impressed.
What was the term the guys used? "Maximum respect" to you Jazzy!
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Nightmare  
6 Oct 2008 20:12 | Quote
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you don't need equipments, you can plug them where u plug ur mic in your pc, but u only need a jack and the quality of the sound will not change(haven't tried it though)
TheAmericanBrit  
6 Oct 2008 21:21 | Quote
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You can use a PC speaker cord (double ended 1/8" jack, standard size for headphones) to run from the PC's mic input, to the headphone input of your amp (or in my case, a workstation).

Just need to get the 1/4" jack adapter.
JazzMaverick  
7 Oct 2008 03:19 | Quote
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@ Phipster

Yeah, I have no idea why I thought of "Courteous Devotion". But you're actually dead right about the "Devotion" part. I seriously think that music can be a horrible maze at times.

With "World of Wonders" I started experimenting with notes and harmony, along with rhythm. Nah, I didn't need to write this out on notation first. I find it difficult at time to understand the rhythm and how to even write it down in notation form. I wrote it in on Cubase. I never use rules, just my ear and my mind. This composition also goes out of key a number of times, too. I love it.

Nah, I didn't work it out on the keyboard actually, I just hear the melodies in my head and I'm away. Though sometimes I like to just mess around with notes for a while and surprise myself with a melody.

Thanks Phip, I really appreciate that!

@ NM and Skold

Yeah, but I don't like doing it that way. I'd rather just buy the input box when I get the money. I mean no offence but that's a cheap and frustrating way to do it. The sound isn't perfect like I want it to be. I don't want my amp effects either, it's terrible.

What did you guys think of my compositions?
TheAmericanBrit  
7 Oct 2008 04:23 | Quote
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Well, I guess you just gotta like the sound.
Phip  
7 Oct 2008 06:49 | Quote
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Jazzy,
I just went back to listen ot World of Wonders this morning and I noticed that the songs are listed as being on an album, "Destiny's Dream" and that the album was for sale on Amazon and Itunes. so i clicked on the amazon link to see what that was all about. nothing. os i clicked on the Itunes link but i don't have Itunes on my computer so nothing there either. I also noticed that under the headling "label" it says "signed". Can you explain what this is all aobut. are you signed? Are the tracks for sale or what? My curiosity is peaked.
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JazzMaverick  
7 Oct 2008 12:56 | Quote
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I don't get why it tried selling my music... hmm. It is under that album though, which I'm not finished with. I'm not signed, but it's my way of letting thieves know my music is copyrighted. (Master plan)

What about the String Quartet? Have you heard that? Or is it even showing yet?
Phip  
7 Oct 2008 13:06 | Quote
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NO, i don't see the string quartet at either site. I was just curious about the whole online sales thing. I was going to buy the CD and have you autograph it!!!!!
Phip
Nightmare  
7 Oct 2008 13:15 | Quote
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'Jazz
What did you guys think of my compositions?


'Nm
Me too. The ones I mostly liked are "Rise and Fall" and "Fallen Hero". "Dream of Dreams" sounds good but really weird, it's like a theme for an adventurous epic video game, and "Dream of Dreams" is like an apt name for it.

except for the world of wonders i didnt comment about it, and its pretty good
JazzMaverick  
7 Oct 2008 14:55 | Quote
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haha you wouldn't need to buy it Phip, I'd gladly give that to you for free! :D

Yeah, I saw your comment NM, thanks for that, I appreciate it. Fallen Hero was quite a fun one to make. That's a better comment on "Dream of Dreams" thank what my sister thinks... she says it's like Winnie the Pooh. haha.

Unfortunately I'm experiencing a "composer's block" which is fairly annoying, but most likely because I ended up listening to Psychedelic music today. Hopefully I'll get out of it soon.
JazzMaverick  
10 Oct 2008 11:49 | Quote
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I found out why they're not playing on the other site. Because if you don't pay for the PRO account, you're only allowed to actually preview four songs. A load of crap, but I'll just remove the ones you've heard so you can all hear the new ones.

I've just made some more, so stay tuned.
macandkanga  
10 Oct 2008 15:06 | Quote
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I love it! Jazz, what bands are your inspiration for this music? have you ever listened to Manheim Steamroller, Tangerine, Triumverat or andreas vollenweider? It's all New Age stuff but more progressive. At least the older stuff from all of these artists. I'm not saying your music is New Age but it's similar and you can get some ideas.
JazzMaverick  
10 Oct 2008 16:12 | Quote
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I haven't heard of any of them, though I'm interested, thanks for letting me know of them. I love hearing new artists and unique ideas. Of course, everything's already been made before, though there are slight changes.

I'm glad you like it, I'll have the other songs up shortly for you to listen to.

Basically everyone on my profile is my main inspiration. Nobuo Uematsu and Yoko Kano are the top inspirations.
JazzMaverick  
13 Jul 2009 22:18 | Quote
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Right... new stuff, and on a new site also.

Jazzy's Music

And you can still check out my older & Newer stuff on:

Jazzy's Myspace

I'm recording a piano piece later on today, so stick around for that, too.

Enjoy :)
toastninja  
13 Jul 2009 22:34 | Quote
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You play very well i liked what you had up. what game is the cover from it sounds so familiar but i cant put my finger on it.
JazzMaverick  
13 Jul 2009 22:36 | Quote
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It's from Final Fantasy X, and thanks :D
toastninja  
13 Jul 2009 22:46 | Quote
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I knew it i just havent played it in so long i forgot which one it came from.
Phip  
14 Jul 2009 08:34 | Quote
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Jazzy,
Everything you do is played with such feeling! I love them all, especially the new piece "Eternity". Each song is an example of perfect timing and hard work! You have an amazing "touch" on those keys. Inspirational! More, More!
Phip
(president: Jazzy fan club international)
AlexB  
14 Jul 2009 09:45 | Quote
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Wow... Im amazed! Such a Great Talent!! Eternity is by far My Fav,its beyond awesomenessssss,really nice tracks youve got there,i can really hear some of these on a FF Style of Game!! Or a Zelda Style,i dont know,something epic-like

Wich DAW you use? are these Synths MIDI Programmed on the DAW Or these are played all live,with no MIDI Information?

Nice Music,Awesome!

Alex B
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