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joshhunsaker says

Get the new lower-end JBLs. They apparently are better than even the lauded Equator D5s!

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joshhunsaker says

@partnuz: “This is a good teaser but where is the part with expensive sport cars and party girls ???” Response: Lol, I don’t think Collis would want us to know about that :).

hahahahahaa. I know. I honestly expected more Ferraris and living like the boss Collis is.

Seriously an awesome walk-through of the typical day-to-day stuff. Very neat. I think if more companies did stuff like this there’d be a lot more consumer interest in businesses as a whole.

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The track needs some serious work. The harmonies and even fundamental bass notes you are using don’t work. Timing on a ton of the notes is off. The saxophone sounds terrible.
If you can elaborate on what the author can to do fix what you’re describing as problems, it’d be a lot more helpful to the author.

Sure, that’s understandable.

On the track, up until right at 0:25 it’s okay. You need to shift the final bass fundamental up 2 semitones right after (at the end of that phrase) however. At 0:27 to 0:32 you repeat that phrase but this time retain the second bass note as the fundamental by the time you hit the last bar. Also bad idea, this doesn’t sound good.

You repeat the same phrase effectively the whole song, making poor choices in where to put your fundamental the whole time. This is the crux of the problem but there are plenty of other issues.

The synth accent 0:07 is a little out of place. The whole piece besides this single element is totally acoustic and that particular accent sound simply doesn’t sound organic enough. You need to alter the mix to integrate it more or change it out for something like a vibraphone hit or a chime or whatever.

Your piano cadences are backwards. You need to close each 2 bar set the opposite way with that single note. Otherwise it sounds awkward. Additionally, you need to not repeat that ultra simplistic piano line the entire time. It’s simple without being clever enough to use the entire time.

The saxophone sounds like a Roland Virtual Sound Canvas patch, or just a poor-quality soundfont that you got online. You need something like YellowTools Candy if you want this line to work.

The drums are not how a real brush kit would be played for this kind of piece. You’re using the open high-hat to emphasize select existing syncopated notes (which is pretty much only okay if it’s at the end of a build or roll). That’s not really a good application for that kind of percussive part. This isn’t a Fun song so I don’t think you’re pulling it off. You’d be better off with just the closed taps (which aren’t bad by the way).

0:57 to 0:58 you have like 90% of the notes that hit happen just enough off to be an obvious timing issue. Use a click-track and re-sequence this (or alternatively just quantize). Another really good example of this @ 1:28 where your saxophone played another very poorly timed riff. There’s this kind of stuff all over.

Placement of many of your chime samples are odd. Save those for the very end of a phrase so it acts as a transition sound into the next set of bars.

@ 1:56, another really good example or too much harmonic clashing. The note before the cadence there where the sax hits a D natural is simply jarring.

The overall feel of the piece however is good. If you tweaked enough things it’d be totally usable elevator music.

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joshhunsaker says

The track needs some serious work. The harmonies and even fundamental bass notes you are using don’t work. Timing on a ton of the notes is off. The saxophone sounds terrible.

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joshhunsaker says

dude!!! that is awesome! hahaha, I would kill for a spot like that!

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joshhunsaker says

I’m thankful to have a talent that I can rely on to catalog the various parts of my life. Many times I have come back to the music I’ve written over the years and relived portions of what I thought I’d never be able to feel or care about again. In a way, music is a big part of what keeps me in touch with more than just my life in the here and now.

That above everything else, is what is making this Thanksgiving one I can get through…

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joshhunsaker says

bu-bu-but you only have 1 audiojungle item :D

It’s definitely the NSA’s fault regardless.

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joshhunsaker says

Sknote’s Stripbus. Totally indispensable mix tool (IMO).

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I think for me, it’s more audio that’s been the addiction…. for a very very long time. I started pulling apart my dad’s speakers when I was like 12 years old, looking at cross-overs, trying to understand how improvements could be made, destroying amplifiers, creating line arrays of mismatched drivers, building custom baffles for speaker projects that I didn’t know at the time would never make sense to follow through on. Audio engineering and acoustics rolled into that, I was also producing and mixing, trying new speakers, comparing what I already had, sinking money into gear like it was going out of style. About four years ago I got totally lost in vintage stuff: I hit thrift stores on a daily basis, perused craigslist constantly and found deals everywhere. I probably acquired/tested/sold around 100 sets of speakers and dozens of amplifiers and receivers over the course of 2 years. Sometimes flipping gear even paid my rent, making it more addicting. I also met some very cool people (coolest was meeting one of the techs who built a number of prototype speakers for Apogee – the Apogee that makes the huge ribbon-based speakers that is).

It paid off in spades when I got a job that actually relied on my understanding of acoustics, speaker transducers, analysis and editing. It’s good to get lost in that stuff. I’ve recently got back into collecting/hunting for new gear and picked up a set of Rectilinear III Highboys and a Sherwood SEL-200 receiver for $10, a set of massive EV Sentry 500 studio monitors for $195 (came with a free 20u rack), pair of Speakercraft 6.1 LCR bookshelves for $120 (positively brilliant speakers), Def Tech BP-1X surrounds for $50 and more. I’ve been so addicted to this stuff that I’ve walked into people’s houses who do professional sound for a living and told them more about their own gear than they knew themselves. lol

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joshhunsaker says

Love it! Bookmarked. :)

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