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Thinking In Abstract-Original Sonar

Post by voclizr » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:36 pm

I recently bought a new expansion pack for EZ Drummer 2 that includes a kit called "70s Rock". I love the sound of this kit, especially the kick drum and its characteristic "punchy-pop" sound. I wrote this song using it. Although the style of this song is jazz, it's about the challenge of writing avant-garde style music, which I've tried recently (but the results are not for human consumption) ;) . Also features EZ Keys, Trilian Bass and horns by Garritan Jazz & Big Band 3.

Enjoy Thinking In Abstract

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:D Thanks!
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Re: Thinking In Abstract-Original Sonar

Post by Lungfruit » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:04 am

John,
It does have that 70s sound like a Chicago song. The bass seems a little high in the mix, but maybe that's intentional. Otherwise the mix seems on. This seems more "pop" than your previous songs.

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Re: Thinking In Abstract-Original Sonar

Post by dickl » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:01 pm

You just get better John.

A classy and sophisticated piece.

Great lyrics and really well arranged and performed.

More than a hint of Supertramp.

Nicely done :)

Cheers

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Re: Thinking In Abstract-Original Sonar

Post by surfercook » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:44 pm

That is some punchy pop on that kick. Diggin this groove. lovely walking bass and the keys are sweet. Very jazzy stuff you put together here! I'm impressed w/your creativity. That's alotta modulating in that outro. Great changes, man! :clap:
As always I wonder what exactly is actually played by you and what is sampled. Guessing the keys are sampled. Where as I would say the bass, horns, and synth(s) are all you. Ambitious vocals too. I do occasionally vocalize my jazz compositions to get inside em but I don't think I could ever sing those high notes you're achieving in this original.
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Re: Thinking In Abstract-Original Sonar

Post by voclizr » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:01 pm

Thanks all. :D

I appreciate the Chicago & Supertramp compare. They're both favorites of mine.
surfercook wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:44 pm
Guessing the keys are sampled. Where as I would say the bass, horns, and synth(s) are all you.
You are correct on all counts.

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Re: Thinking In Abstract-Original Sonar

Post by Jim_Fogle » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:04 pm

Very excellent sound! I agree with the comparison to Chicago and SuperTramp, both are groups I enjoy.
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Re: Thinking In Abstract-Original Sonar

Post by The Cracks » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:23 am

John, I'm so sorry I missed this one on my last visit.

A big sound here. It all sounds good to me. Complicated. Great lyric writing. Great recording. I'll check out that EZKeys once a I get a new PC. It wouldn't be worth loading that program onto this crappy pc.

Nice job, V! I like it!
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Re: Thinking In Abstract-Original Sonar

Post by voclizr » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:47 pm

Thanks Jim F & Sean.

I think you would love EZ Keys, Sean. It's fun just to play around with and it expands your creativity and your palate of sounds. If you do get it feel free to PM me if you need help with it.

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