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A little help, please.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Brus Aug 30, 2013. 23 Replies

Hello, I have been trying to understand how to manipulate the sounds that I use (especially the soloist VSTs) to make it sound more realistic. In this piece, I have a solo viola, but it sounds like…Continue

The Knock (Gypsy Music)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alton D. Terry Jul 29, 2011. 6 Replies

Hi, I am not sure what type of feedback to ask for, but I am interested in any feedback at all.  The Knock is about having the determination to start something and see it through - no matter what.…Continue

Morning Breath (L'alito Del Mattino)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alton D. Terry Jun 26, 2011. 3 Replies

This is a small piece that I wrote to start my day with. I used mostly midi, but that's not too important, I had fun writing it and I still have fun listening to it. Thanks for listening, peace.

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chris replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion The Walk
"The sounds production is great and i really dig the mix of drums and strings.  I could see this growing into a full symphonic piece, kind of like "All Rise" by Wynton Marsalis"
Oct 5, 2013
michael diemer replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion The Walk
"Very nice beat. did you consider adding a little electric guitar, you know, some dreamy arpeggio chords, with some bending, if you know what I mean?"
Oct 2, 2013
Tyler Hughes replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion The Walk
"Its nice, but a little stagnate. It needed more harmonic variety beyond the two chords. It was mixed well and has potential but needs further development. "
Sep 30, 2013
Greg Brus replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"Recording a symphonic orchestra with a microphone and a laptop seems pretty difficult."
Aug 30, 2013
Christopher Shaver replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"Even very crude recordings have always trumped digital recreation for me. With the amount of money you would pour into software you can buy microphones. I've never paid for a recording, and given access to basic equipment like a laptop and a…"
Aug 30, 2013
Alton D. Terry replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"You guys on this site are deep.  "
Aug 29, 2013
Alton D. Terry replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"No, I didn't mean that at all. My "pretty penny" statement was referring to affording either the studio recording costs or the equipment/quiet location. "
Aug 29, 2013
Christopher Shaver replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"I just wanted to address the fact that you seemed to be suggesting that performance is a service that musicians perform for you, and one that you would pay for. I was commenting that content creation is a service in and of itself. Ideally, you write…"
Aug 29, 2013
Alton D. Terry replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"Yeah, I know but I was addressing your first response, "You've got it backwards man, you're supposed to be getting paid for it."  I thought that maybe you had information about something that would help with exactly that.…"
Aug 29, 2013
Christopher Shaver replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"You know you can buy microphones on ebay and shit, right? "
Aug 29, 2013
Alton D. Terry replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"Man, could you just spit it out and tell me what you have in mind, please? Pretty please? "
Aug 29, 2013
Christopher Shaver replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"Why do you think you need a record label? Or to pay for a recording? "
Aug 29, 2013
Alton D. Terry replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"I understand what you're saying and while I totally agree, I can't honestly  fathom being signed by an organization. It isn't that I'm disinterested in the idea, but I've been told that my sound isn't very…"
Aug 29, 2013
Christopher Shaver replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"You've got it backwards man, you're supposed to be getting paid for it. "
Aug 29, 2013
Alton D. Terry replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"What does it mean, "There's plenty of weird strong attacks that slice the phrasing completely"? "
Aug 27, 2013
Alton D. Terry replied to Alton D. Terry's discussion A little help, please.
"I have 8 musicians that play all of my music live, 2 of them are violists. I love the sound of the instrument, so I practice it with one of them from time to time. I understand it and am learning it, which is why I want to improve the sound. I know…"
Aug 27, 2013

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web, Small Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
contemporary
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Florida
About Me (MUST be more than 10 words to be approved):
With no money to afford private lessons, I began to teach myself to play the piano. Despite not being able read music at the time, I did have the ability to hear music internally, play and remember it - but it was with much practice, perserverance and faith that I was able to do so. My first composition came within the first 2 weeks that I began to play, it was short and simple but it was nonetheless real and mine. It spoke of my belief in something greater than myself and greater than any situation that I had been facing at the time and it was that day that the spirit of NGYD had been realized. I began to share the story of my first composition and til this day, I have continued to musically share every other significant experience of my life. If nothing else, the music is sincere and attempts to be nothing else.
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At 4:19pm on July 11, 2011, Ann Rodela said…

I too enjoyed you song "Morning Breath". 

You have good ideas about the video game too.  :)

At 12:31pm on June 28, 2011, Doug Lauber said…
I really enjoyed Morning Breath. It's well-balanced and unique. It kept my interest and all of the changes felt natural, sincere. Thanks for posting it!
At 10:17am on June 18, 2011, Tyler Hughes said…
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