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  • "Race to the Sun"

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    I haven't posted any of my music on the forum in a while but this was a piece I composed as a theme for a short documentary about the dog sled iditorad in Alaska last year.

    If you have about four minutes to spare please listen and tell me what you think.  I just heard this after nearly a year and I'm thinking the strings might be a wee bit loud in the mix.

    Everything is VSL.  Mixed and mastered using Vienna Suite and a few third party plug ins.  Enjoy😊

    http://sonicpsyops.com/music.html


  • The music was good and unusual scoring.  I am not sure about the reverb - what was that? The trumpet sounded undefined - at first I couldn't tell if it was a flute, an oboe or a trumpet.  That is very undefined!   Was it EQ'd?  It sounded too muffled.  But obviously not a problem for the use as a score in the film.  Just my nitpicking.  

    By the way Jason, I must say I looked at your website and really enjoyed the rich variety of astounding experiences recounted in your BIO section.   


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    @Another User said:

    By the way Jason, I must say I looked at your website and really enjoyed the rich variety of astounding experiences recounted in your BIO section.   

     



    It's a joke, isn't it? 😎


    Francesco
  • Actually I like that kind of bio.  I don't really care where someone went to school or to watch them strutting around with their awards etc.    But I wonder who that person who looks lost in the Arizona desert is.     


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    @Another User said:

    But I wonder who that person who looks lost in the Arizona desert is.     

     



    Me too....


    Francesco
  • never mind... nice piece though.  


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    A belated thank you William and Francesco,

    Sorry to get back so late but I took some time off.

    William, I'm glad you enjoyed the music.  Coming from a fine composer such as yourself that means a lot😊

    I went back and listened to the piece and, you're right, there does seem to be some low frequency mud (muffled) in the mix. It seems to be more prominent with headphones.  If I remember correctly, the producer kept sending it back to me wanting more "Oomph!"  So I finally just got frustrated and cranked up the low end just to get the guy off my back.  

    As for my pretentious and self adoring bio... One word: Scammers.

    People were sending me descriptive emails detailing certain aspects about my life trying to cozy up saying things like, "I saw your band play at such and such club and you guys were awsome... so for a nominal fee I can get you blah blah blah."  There was a time when the website with the bio was crucial for my work but not so much anymore so it really doesn't matter anyway.

    The lost soul wondering through the desert is my wife.  I found her out there just meandering aimlessly and decided to take the poor thing home and marry her😛 (Thank God she doesn't visit the VSL site).

    Thanks again


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    You are welcome, Jasen!

    I am glad that you've posted your track here. I wanted to hear your music for a long time but I never managed to find it. 😃

    All the best

    Francesco


    Francesco
  • Hi Jasen,

    That is a very interesting piece. I specially like the ostinato and the interweaving strings. Beautiful sound as well: that proves how powerful the Vienna Suite can be in the hands of a master. But before all that, the orchestration must be balanced and equilibrated, in which you've succeeded very well.

    Thanks,

    Max 


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    @Francesco Pirrone said:

    You are welcome, Jasen!

    I am glad that you've posted your track here. I wanted to hear your music for a long time but I never managed to find it. 😃

    All the best

    Francesco

    Well Thank you again Francesco and I hope that after a "long time" what you heard wasn't a disapointment😳

    You know I comment on other people's music and give advice but who the hell is jasensmith and what the does he know🤔  So I think I'll start posting more of my music as time goes on as a way to let the recipients of my advice and constructive criticism know where I stand and whether or not to take me seriously.


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    @Max Hamburg said:

    Hi Jasen,

    That is a very interesting piece. I specially like the ostinato and the interweaving strings. Beautiful sound as well: that proves how powerful the Vienna Suite can be in the hands of a master. But before all that, the orchestration must be balanced and equilibrated, in which you've succeeded very well.

    Thanks,

    Max 

    That's very kind of you to say Max Thank you.  Yes, the Vienna Suite is my primary go-to for all projects and it really makes our work shine so thank you VSL (Dietz?) for that brilliant arsenal of plug-ins.

    As for my orchestrations, I come from a Pop background and I've been told that many of my works are just orchestrated instrumental Pop songs.  I find it difficult to come out of that comfort zone but it's something I need to work on in order to be more well-rounded.  However, the clients don't seem to complain.

    Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to listen and post your thoughts. 


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    @jasensmith said:

    Well Thank you again Francesco and I hope that after a "long time" what you heard wasn't a disapointment😳

    You know I comment on other people's music and give advice but who the hell is jasensmith and what the does he know🤔  So I think I'll start posting more of my music as time goes on as a way to let the recipients of my advice and constructive criticism know where I stand and whether or not to take me seriously.



    You are welcome, Jasen. What I heard met my good expectations! 😃

    Hoping to hear more of your music in the future, whenever it will be convenient for you to share it with us.

    Cheers

    Francesco


    Francesco
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