Kenneth LaVone

Kenneth LaVone

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Classical - Contemporary | Yuma, (Black Hawk, Co.), Arizona, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,574   
Member Since: 2007
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Patricia Luce Chapman posted over 30 days ago to Kenneth LaVone


Your music is so lovely and intricate and I don't have words for how it makes me feel. Thank you for it. It is an honor to have received a favorable review from you for my simple "Last of the Wine."

   
 
David Michael Walsh posted over 30 days ago to Kenneth LaVone


Kenneth, Thank you for review of my song "Conversation with Time" from my acoustic solo piano CD "Castle of Dreams". The song was actually recorded using a Kawia Grand piano in a recording studio in Upper Darby PA. Cheeks Studios.

   
 


Hello Kenneth,

I was preparing to send you the polite and perfunctory thank you message for your kind review of "Space In Time". However before I got to that I went on your page and listened to a few of your works.

Oh my. You are a serious talent. I especially enjoyed Clarinet Quintet and House on Gable Island. Your compositions are on par with one of my favorite composers, Leonard Bernstein.

Let me just say that when a composer of your caliber says that something I wrote is good, well then...... okay.

Thank you for the stunning review I'm flattered that you enjoyed it. ............. kenney


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Kenneth LaVone posted over 30 days ago


Ok, well, wow! Thank YOU. The world lost a great talent when he died. The 'MASS' is on of my 10 works to take to a desert island pieces. Is that a Picasso on your wall?


Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods posted over 30 days ago


Yes, that's "The Old Guitarist" from Picasso's Blue Period


David Michael Walsh posted over 30 days ago to Kenneth LaVone


Wll,

Thank you for your review of my song Country Tree Swing from my Castle of Dreams Acoustic Solo Piano CD.

Sincerely,

David Michael Walsh


   
 
Will Whamond posted over 30 days ago to Will Whamond


Just so you all know...I wrote Broadjam about the rude, immature, idiotism lover that Ben had trouble with and if you are getting problems with him, we both reccommend to block him. Simply write them on Broadjam and they can block the idiot even further. He was speaking very cruelly to my friends so I got rid of him and pray he gets help for the obvious drug problems he has.
Peace and blessings to all!


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Kenneth LaVone posted over 30 days ago


Mr. Whamond -- I listened to this guys music on his Broadjam page...you have nothing to be concerned about.


Will Whamond posted over 30 days ago to Kenneth LaVone


Kenneth,
Thank you kindly for taking some time to review my track "November Gray". Some confusion on your "too loud" comment on my mastering....I hear NO distortion, harmonic or otherwise....did you maybe have the treble/bass signals boosted? If you did, my music will ALWAYS inherently distort as my mastering is on the cusp of negligent but still remains constant. I would like to hear your detailed thoughts on that track as it is my most prized of all classical pieces. Thanks again,
~W


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Kenneth LaVone posted over 30 days ago


I have a pair of KRK 8's and listen in a 'fairly' neutral acoustic studio. (1) What I was hearing (and I should have been more detailed) was what sounded like you used a great amount of compression. This used to be a normal mode of mastering a few years ago (the concept of louder is always better!) And that may work for hip-hop or dance music but definitely NOT for classical music. In other words very little dynamic range. I come from an acoustic background and I dislike classical music that has compressed like producers do for FM broadcasts. I had rather strain to hear the soft parts rather than be blasted by a piece that runs FFF throughout the entire piece. (2) The strings (mainly) cut off abruptly with no reverb and that lends the instrument to sound very 'MIDI'. Sorry, I get that criticism about my music very often. There are very many good hall simulation FX you can get and I think they would help immeasurably. Whatever DAW you use probably has one built in. If you apply it to individual tracks if gives them more body. Applied to the entire piece at mastering makes the piece sound as if it were played in a real auditorium not coming out of a computer. In no way does this lessen the quality of your composition! It is a well-composed piece and I liked it a lot! One more thought, listen to examples of recordings of real orchestras and try to make your tracks sound like the real thing as much as possible. And buy the best samples you can afford.

Happy composing,
Ken


Will Whamond posted over 30 days ago


Ken,
Thank you VERY much for the details, I take your comments VERY seriously and often experiment with the sounds or with the suggestions. If I never did this, I would be robbing myself of education which is invaluable for musicians. Please know I appreciate your time.
Best~W


Steve Dafoe - Songwriter posted over 30 days ago


Sorry to bust in on this thread but i enjoyed Ken's comments very much as well
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Kenneth LaVone posted over 30 days ago


Thanks, Steve, and I must say I really enjoy your tunes; your mixes are awesome!


Songbird8 posted over 30 days ago to Kenneth LaVone


That is one of the most inspiring bios I have read. Thanks for sharing your heart. I am finding that this is a community with many like minded music lovers.

   
 
Kenneth LaVone posted over 30 days ago to Benjamin Stone


Thanks for the recent review! I am truly gratified that you gave me such a favorable review. I am here in Colorado, also. Again, thanks. Ken

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Benjamin Stone posted over 30 days ago


It was my pleasure Kennith, I enjoyed your piece.


Annah Sidigu posted over 30 days ago to Kenneth LaVone


Love the sudden change at 1:07! Caught me pleasantly by surprise.

   
 
Annah Sidigu posted over 30 days ago to Kenneth LaVone


Love the sudden change at 1:07! Caught me pleasantly by surprise.

   
 
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