This is the the only project I know where my music was used. I like it, It’s sweet (my track starts at 0:48):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phPti3_plHI&list=UUf0xNcb9jM99fX6mwTJicVQ
Seems like logic has a decent set of plugins with good presets to start with – for rock and electronic music. But it sounds too aggressive for jazz. I said to my wife “Hey, you have to listen to this, you won’t believe that this is music from AJ” and gave her my headphones. She was really pleased by the music (“Where can I buy the whole record?”) but she also said the high sounds (especially the triangle) are hurting her ears. This was after I lowered the volume to a more convenient level.
I don’t know Logic Pro 9 and I don’t know your workflow – but you can go from very good to excellent if you tame your plugins for a smoother sound when you produce jazz tracks.
Have you ever tried a convolution reverb as tool for sound design? Load up a wav-file – long, short, drumloops, complex textures – into the IR-Reverb of your choice and use it as a “reverb” for any source.
Thanks for your comment, I”m kinda new to recording!
Come on, you are kidding me.
The quality of your recordings is top-notch – even your loudness chain seems to be of high quality, it doesn’t sound over compressed or squeezed. It’s very punchy but to my ears too aggressive for this style of music.
I wonder if anyone would do this for me. No sales yet, maybe cause I don’t fit in to the “Status Quo” here. Listen to some of my songs and give me an opinion, please!
Awesome and outstanding – but also extreme loud. Especially your latest track. Do you want to win the loudness war with smooth jazz?
Maybe this one:http://audiojungle.net/item/its-not-our-time/8106123
To me it’s harder and easier in the same time. Composing is easier. You can rely on clichés, simple chord changes, catchy phrases – you can go really cheesy and keep it simple. I struggle more to meet the mixing and mastering requirements for AJ. I tend to make dull, dirty and lofi-like mixes when I mix for myself. Here everything has to be bright, polished and clear. It’s a totally different world soundwise. But it’s also a challenge. I learned a lot since I am producing tracks for AJ. I find myself getting really ambitious to produce a more polished and commercial sound.
lemega saidI’v been on many sides. Label Manager, DJ, Art Director, Composer Producer, and a top 20 hit in the Dancefloor Charts. Believe me I know what I’m talking about.
Listen to Gregory Porter’s “Musical Genocide” and ask yourself which site you are on?
This wan’t adressed to you but to all of us. It’s our job here to produce commercial background noise.