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Love this number. It is mysterious, magical, haunting and inspiring.
Mr. Jermy, You looks like Eric when he is tryin to impress the Slick Girls! He picked out yous Oragantang song cuse he likes Money Business. Does you have to be blood-kin to the Queeen to live in London? - Fever
Jeremy I love "Droid Attack!"! I can just picture it! Great tension and feeling of invasion. "Wet Cave" and" Corridor Of Doom"( great title btw) also mysterious and intriguing.You are very good at this soundtrack work... :)
Penny, you've got a lovely expressive voice on your songs and the Frank Farbehind studios are certainly cheering me up this morning. Thanks!! :-)
Thanks so much Jeremy! I just told Frank that a great artist in London was watching the Frank Farbehind studio series silliness this morning! That made him chuckle and smile.Creating these helps us get through the Vermont winters...Good therapy somehow.If we had a bit more time we would plan things out better.We wing it a lot...I appreciate you watching! :)
Hey Jeremy, I enjoyed "The Attack Of The Droids" mysterious and intense, Excellent!
And THANKS for this one as well!
Hi Rich, thanks for the head up... I'll check out that other place (!) The zombies turned into droids, by the way!
Hi Penny, well that was a lovely message to log in to - thank you very much! I hope you have a productive winter with all your projects. I'll take a listen to your music soon ... but right now I've got to write a piece to accompany some virtual reality zombies!! Thanks again, Jeremy :-)
Hi Jeremy, Been listening to a variety of your songs and you are very talented and versatile!
Great work! As winter closes in on us here in Vermont it was fun to dream about April and May while listening to your "Spring Day" I loved the harmonies on your song about parenthood and the Rose in New York song was quite a story! I look forward to hearing more, all the best, Penny
Hi Penny, I accidentally posted this to myself yesterday instead of you!So here goes:
well that was a lovely message to log in to - thank you very much! I hope you have a productive winter with all your projects. I'll take a listen to your music soon ... but right now I've got to write a piece to accompany some virtual reality zombies!! Thanks again, Jeremy :-)
Hi Jeremy, I've posted to myself too LOL....Again nice work! Be careful with those Zombies! Good luck with the project and nice meeting you...Watch out, there's one right to your left! :)
I see him...SPLAT, no more zombie!
Hey, incidentally our new musical home
is http://www.reverbnation.com/richpulinmusicalfamily 1 2
Hope to see you over there....they offer pro's like you a lot of great stuff for FREE!
Poor Zombie! Hi Rich, best to you, I will check it out.....Thanks
Great New Work, Bro! Very 21st Century! But in each piece, there lurks the playful spirit of the creator. You are not an imbecile, you are an Artist! Fling Poop like an Orangutang! - N
Thanks Nick! I'm working on a song now that I hope could get me into your psychedelic club - watch out for Mushroom Man!
Hey, You just reminded me that I wrote a psychedelic Folk song called Simple Simon when I was at University in Oregon, Hallucinogenic Mushroom Capital of the States. (Cow Patties Rule). -N
Thank you for your kind review but there is no score which means it scored zero...not sure how that works in the review system? Cheers Katie
I know, I'm an imbecile! I tend to write comments as I listen. But I've done this clicking before scoring thing twice now. Don't worry, I immediately requested BJ to remove the review because you won't want those zeros hanging around! It'll disappear soon. Sorry about that. I enjoyed your music tho :-)
Hi Jeremy,thanks for that!! Thank you also for taking the time with your comments! Cheers Kty
thanks for the review
Just uploaded the very 1st genuine metal production by Protilius... its mindless fun with East west's "Ministry of rock," so if you dig a little heavy rock with your work day, you should stop in and check out "Rage of the lemming."
slay the rodentsssss.... ssssslay them alllllllllll
. Gotta go teach now, MD. Let's hope I calm down Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
although I'd have to say that this is NOT "genuine metal". More like electroforged, sonicly manipulated, synthcore.
Indeed... Cant change the stripes on a zebra.
Sorry somehow the 'y' got deleted from your name, Jeremy
Hi,my name is Pete, I have my own niche production library in the UK, specialising in guitar based instrumentals / themes.
I'm just re-developing the site and signing new writers. So far I've had music performed on Oprah! The Antiques Roadshow, Homes Under the Hammer and many more, I'm looking for instrumentals, and I like the stuff you do. Do you have any istrumentals, preferably with a guitar in there somewhere? Drop me a line if you do.
All the best
Busy week! Thanks for your message. I do have instrumentals and several of them are guitar-based. I can also write to spec. I'll send you a bit more info via your website. Enjoyed listening to yours stuff there, by the way :-) Jeremy
Thanks for your kind and fair review of my piece The Midnight Waltz. I do not log in too often and it's only now that I read it. Good luck with your own projects.
By the way, I listened to a few of your pieces and greatly appreciated their variety and quality, from Suspense Music to Orangutan.
I've been intermittent on BJ myself recently. Thank you for getting back to me post-review. It was a pleasure to listen to your music. I'll be dipping my ears in your music again this weekend... right now I've gotta compose a jingle!!
All the best
Just listened to your Staccato cue which sounds great. I really like the shift in mood and orchestration. May I ask what orchestral software you're using? At some point I'm going to need to upgrade!
Thanks for your kind words. It's the Vienna Symphonic Library. But it is not mine (much too expensive), so when I need "MIDI"-stration I collaborate with a friend of mine who has a wonderfully equipped studio. So maybe that's an idea for you too, rather than spending a lot of money. Although I know what it means to have your own software :-)
Thanks Dan, that's very good advice. I enjoyed The Sprite's Flight 2, too; I'm a flautist myself.
Today's Hot & Cool pick; Tori Quinn - Alterego http://www.broadjam.com/player/player.php?play_file=83833_542402 1
I was singing Rose of New York in the shower this morning, and I come in to find it made the Folk Rock Top 10! Jolly Good Show, old boy! Keep 'em flying. - N
Cheers Nick. Back from a great trip around Arizona, Colorado, Utah and just wanted to keep going. It's big out there... Anyway, back in the virtual world of BroadJam; let's see what happens... Did you get your pan-galactic collaboration moving?
Looks like 30 days internment for making the Folk-Religious Top 10 #1 spot. But as I keep telling my head-bashing pals, the term "Religion" includes all, pagan or no. Glad you made it back to the Island of Dreams!
Just wanted to thank you for the well thought-out review of my song "Wolf" you completed a couple of weeks ago. I really appreciate the comments and feedback! Thank you --- Austin
Hi Austin. It was a pleasure to listen to. Sorry for the delayed reply, i've been away a while but back on now with a jet-lagged head and addled mind! Can I still make music!!!??
Thanks for the great feedback on your review today!!! Always a pleasure getting reviews from yourself:)
Hi J. Sorry but I accidentally clicked on send in the middle of reviewing your lovely piano/cello piece. I hadn't really finished my scoring and have written to Customer Service to ask them to let me finish it off. I'll let you know what happens. Really enjoyed the piece :-) Apologies again, I must be tired! Jeremy
Hey buddy - no problems and thanks! Glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate it. - J
Thanks for the review Jeremy. Glad you liked it - the plan is/was to have a female vocalist singing on it eventually. Keep up the great music! Nigel
Thanks for getting in touch, Nigel. It's gret connecting with musicians this way, isn't it?
Jeremy, Orangutan is Funk with a Capital F! Great Monkey Shine, and as always, your most unplayed song is the best! If you want to hear Avante Garde with a Capital A flat, check out my Dementos. Sending you a Friend request as we all need more (Friends). - N
Hi Nick. Well that's really nice of you to say that - even with the rough mix up there now. The vocals were really hastily done and I really should remove the track and do it justice. Actually, the middle bit's supposed to be sung by a female voice (ie my girlfriend when I can coax her back in front of the microphone!). We're heading across the pond next week but not quite to SF- Arizona, New Mexico, Utah for us.
I just checked out your song Yesteryear and spent a highly enjoyable 4.19 minutes. Completely agree with PGO on that one. I'll go wild with Dementos a bit later.
Gotta go. Cheers J
Cheers on the review of "Forbidden Pleasures (Trilogy OST)."
When my client contracted me to write that piece it was supposed to be a hot and steamy love affair in a situation where neither of them were allowed to be doing it. So when you say it was dark, I can certainly understand why you got that from this particular work, and in many ways feel a sense of gratification that this quality resounded here.
I hear you on the gain stage settling to the right. The East West collection has a tendency to pan the "Close" microphones to the right and when you activate all of the samples for each patch (near, stage, and room) it can sometimes get a little out of control if you're not careful. I did make a modest attempt to remedy that but apparently I may have been a little too close to the mix by the time it was all done and over with. It happens... But ultimately the song turned out to my satisfaction and my client loved it too (which is whats really important when someone pays you for it). So I still notch it up to a win.
Oddly... The piano was inspired by the main melody to Stargate Universe. I found it to be very melodic and robust with a fluid sense of movement in the scales used. I loved it so much that I decided to do something in my own vein of production while observing what was done in the series mentioned previously.
Its really one of my favorite productions done over the last few months and I'm really glad that it was well recieved in your review.
Thank you for taking the time.
Funny when these anonymous reviews pop up with the same people. I'm going to start taking a punt at who it is soon and give myself a prize! I don't know Stargate Universe but I'll check it out. The grumbling piano really reminds me of the opening of a late romantic piano concerto but I can't quite put my finger on it. Your piece is really effective (I'm listening again as I write). Nice little shifts and those solo notes on the cellos are particularly good (sweet little vibrato!).
I've just put up a sketch called Suspense Music if you get the chance, and you sure can hear the difference between East West and Garritan - but then again, I haven't worked on the dynamics at all yet nor have I tweaked the strings. Early days with this software for me.
The reviews have a tendency to promote artists that take the time to review. I've been spending a little more time with it in an attempt to see whats out there myself, so there's a chance you'll run into more of my work if you keep going.
Working with VLCs is pretty universal save the quality of the actual VLC. Attacks, velocity, and general MIDI info pretty well does as its told... But the kinds of samples you're using can make a big difference.
Take East/West gold pianos... A single piano patch can take up to literally 6000 samples for the few keys it has. Thats a lot of different ways a single stroke can sound you know?
At some point you just hit the limitations of your software and its basically beating your head into a wall.
I'm really pampered with what I have... I have a few colleagues that actually bitch at me for not doing more with them:)
I used to do everything on Reason and a lot of the orchestration just sounded flat out fake. Didn't matter how much time I spent on attacks and velocities. It would just never come close to the real thing.
You know what the real kicker is..?
As good as East West sounds... It still won't cut it with the AAA publishers. Not so long as Hans Zimmer has an Epic library of sounds out there you know?
I spent a lot of money on what I have... I don't even wanna think about how much Hans's library would cost.
(begins cutting out kidneys.) "Do I need em both?"
Thanks for getting back to me and listening to Suspense.
I haven't even come close to the limitations of my limited software yet. The learning curve is steep and the day job a distraction. Anyway, I'm planning to get a bunch of tracks together see where it takes me - Zimmer or no Zimmer!
Catch you later
Ada boy. No prisoners:)
Hey Jeremy..Listened to "Suspense Music" Nice job on this track!! loved IT..jAY
Thanks a lot Jay, that's made me smile. Bleary eyed just off to bed here in the UK! I'll have a listen to some more of your music tomorrow.
Cheers JC :-)
Thanks for your generous review of Charming Prince; it brightened up a miserable wet day here in the UK! I enjoyed doing the song and have a few more offbeat ones coming - but not on BJ yet. I'll check back in later and listen to some of your stuff... Love the pic, btw, is that you?
Oh and thank you for the very thorough review of Elysian Dreams. It is a work in progress at this point and absolutely will be rearranged and re-recorded.
Hi James H
Thought I'd get back to you since you're the first one to "review" my Goth Rock Horror song, Charming Prince.
It's difficult for me to assess your critique except to acknowledge that basically you didn't like it! Your comment about the mix being muddy is probably fair - I'm grappling with the technology and, hopefully, getting better, but I just wonder why you reviewed it at all. All I have to go on is that you list your genre as "Rock-Easy Listening" - Charming Prince is definitely not that - it's supposed to be brash and unsettling and fit a specific purpose.
You have no information about you or music of your own up and your review is slender to say the least. I can take criticism, expect it (especially with a brash, ugly song like that!) and want to learn from it so more detail next time, please (I go all over the place with musical genre, by the way)!
Anyway, I'll try and improve my ouevre so long as you show your face on BroadJam!!
Just listened to a couple of your tracks. V exciting and what a vibrant sound! You really squeeze the expression out of your string players on "Gypsy Love"... Do they have mortal flesh and blood or are you a demanding VST puppet master? J :-)
You just made my weekend.
When I got started in producing, I really wanted to invent a new genre... Given... Matrix 2's Mona Lisa Overdrive did it before I could, but I said screw it and kept pushing forward.
Now... I find ways to jam orchestration into all of these electronic beds.
I use all virtual instruments. A lot of it is in the tools I use... But I learned a lot about sequencing and how to tweak things before I was privileged with the tools I have now, and the knowledge acquired through experience has served me greatly.
So yeah... As much as I'd like to take complete credit, its a little of both my own sequencing and having great VST's to sequence on.
But I gotta say... Thank you for noticing:)
Glad I made your weekend;-)
Can I ask a sneaky question then: what orchestral instruments are you using? I have the budget set, Garritan Personal Orchestra, which is fine for me right now but I know that when I have a few more pennies to rub together, I might want to get a more sensitive array. Are you using East West or something else?
East West Platinum Orchestra... I wanted the Hollywood bundle, but this was available in a composer pack that gave me close to $3,500 in libraries for a lot less.
Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you achieve your goals. My doors are always open.
Thanks N, yes just spotted your Rates page and kit list. I'm off to Arizona for a baking hot road trip over the next few weeks. I'll reassess my stuff when I get back to Blighty and may knock on your door for mastering or something. J
Sure... But I can do a much better job if you let me tackle it from the ground up. Either way, I'm at your disposal, thank you for your consideration.
Cheers on your very thorough and generous review of "Chop Shop" off of the Trilogy OST.
Yeah... Of all the work I've done this year, that one sure says something. I think its great that you mentioned an escape sequence because thats exactly what the second half of that track is. "I need to get out of here!"
Its the chop shop... One of many tracks that tell the story of Trilogy.
The abrupt cut at the end of the track is because the album was all mixed as a continuous experience. The next track likely picks up right where that cut is. To be honest... It never occurred to me to post a separately a mastered version on BJ for shopping being everything was a work for hire, once the album was put out on Itunes I sort of just accepted that the whole thing was done and moved on to my next project.
Thanks again for your great scores. I'm really glad this work found you well and hope you'll stop by to hear more at some point.
Yes, I enjoyed "Chop Shop" a lot and I may even be in touch to assist you with your quest for world domination! What I mean is - I've taken note of your mastering/mixing comments on your profile. I'll have a listen to more of your stuff later. Gotta do the day job now...
Hope you have a great day at work.
I know I have a few mixes to address today myself... But my day is actually just now wrapping. So time for SLEEP!!! lol
Thanks again for your ears:)
Welcome to Broadjam!
Its good to have intelligent and talented people on this site!
Brooke Pulin, the soprano who sang Extasse, thanks you for your accurate and generous review! The writers on this one are: Music: Henri Duparc (1848-1933) Text: Henri Cazalis (1840-1909).....Brooke performed it at either her junior or senior recital in 07 or 08....she has quite a repetoire on our Broadjam page......please check out some other tunes...as you heard, she excells in classical music but also is stellar in the other genre's as well!..........Although this is not one of our original numbers, you should really try and hear "Waiting For You" by Brooke (there are 3 versions on our page including one by me, the writer, on the vocal) and "Could I Love You More" (2 versions...one by amy Keys and the other by Brooke).....Again, thank you so much for your gracious review and we love what you are doing.....sounds fabulous!
Thanks a lot for your encouraging comments. I'll check out those songs that you mentioned this afternoon (UK time!) if I can escape from my job for a bit. I'll get back to you later. Jeremy
Great sound in those songs, Rich. I think that sumptuous jazzy sound suits Brooke's voice very well. Btw, we're heading to the US this summer for a road trip starting in Vegas and ending there with a friend's wedding! Looking forward to that:-) Have you got any tips for a stop for live music? Anyway, keep your music coming; sounds fantastic! Jeremy
There's usually some jazz happening in Vegas....LA is only a 45 minute plane ride, 3 and a half hours by car.....lots of jazz happening in LA.......please let me know when you'll be around and I can be more specific then..be happy to!
Thanks for that Rich
We're heading over July 30 and heading through Flagstaff to Sedona and looping around taking in some of the big parks in Utah and the Grand Canyon. Can't hit LA on this trip, unfortunately. Next time! BTW: Really enjoyed listening to Gary - a really sumptuous sound! JC
We'll run in to you somewhere, sometime!
Thanks for the compliment on Gary!
He's a great player that I've known a long time...
I felt that he deserved a great piece!
The entourage will be in Vegas recording between August 14-18...........are you in LV then?
hello JC......... I am listening to (Out) on the Freeway and enjoying it......... :-> xxx
not sure if this comment is for that specific song or not........ anyway, there you have it
Thanks cuyocksol! I enjoyed doing Freeway! Working on something more complex now: an orchestral score. The first sketch is up now; it's currently callled "Thrill Seekers". See you tomorrow