Benjamn Ray Maisonet replied to Yoshed's discussion We were elephants
"It is often the most minimalistic work that carries the greatest emotional weight. I like to think of it like magic - the performance of magic is often so wonderful, although, behind the scenes the secret is always simple. Magic, like music, takes…"
May 21, 2017
Benjamn Ray Maisonet replied to artur bayramgalin's discussion Breezz Studio - Ornament
"A beautiful piece of relaxing "smooth jazz" island music. It really took me back to growing up with my grandma, as we would always relax to this type of music while she and my (now deceased) grandfather read the Sunday paper. Bright, happy,…"
May 21, 2017
Benjamn Ray Maisonet replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Creatures of the Night
"@Bob

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. And yes, I've really had a great experience so far here that has definitely contributed to my music. 

@Alex 

Thanks Alex! I agree with you with the removing of a part - it's something I will revisit today.…"
Apr 19, 2017
Bob Morabito replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Creatures of the Night
"EXCELLENT--very well done:)
It appears that your new job as a composer for a YouTube company, and the moved to the Philippines is really bringing out your BEST music. I enjoyed this very much!
Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
Apr 19, 2017
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Creatures of the Night
"Hi Benjamin

This is very nicely put together, the tone is good and all the added effects are appropriate. As far as the music goes you do a fine job of layering all the different parts together and there is nothing wrong with the orchestration. My…"
Apr 19, 2017
Benjamn Ray Maisonet replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Soaring High (Over Standing Rock)
"This piece has been remastered. Soaring High.mp3"
Apr 11, 2017
roger stancill replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Bruised Fingers (EDM)
"Yeah right, after a huge dump, I like to finish with a gaseous fart.  Hail Don.   Insult Composer said:
Don has always been a fan of the forum.  He asked me, in the event of his death to post his final thoughts.  Isn't it ironic that he saved his…"
Apr 7, 2017
roger stancill replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Bruised Fingers (EDM)
"Bob, since you're here... did you ever finish that Mississippi River piece?
I would love to hear the full work/opus/piece.
ps- our mystery Rickles is not OO... wry humor is not his forte.
my guess was hidden in my earlier response. What's yours?  …"
Apr 7, 2017
Gavin Brown replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Bruised Fingers (EDM)
"Troll, nothing more, stomping on the serious effort of a composer to share his work with the rest of us"
Apr 7, 2017
Benjamn Ray Maisonet replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Bruised Fingers (EDM)
"Whatever, old man. Beethoven's best work was when he was deaf. SO THERE!"
Apr 7, 2017
roger stancill replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Bruised Fingers (EDM)
"guffaw snort snort, hey... if your can't revive Bach and that wonderful sound
of the harpsicord, at least you can keep Rickles alive.  RIP   : >} Insult Composer said:
This sounds like something Beethoven wrote....when he was deaf."
Apr 7, 2017
Benjamn Ray Maisonet replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Bruised Fingers (EDM)
"Thank you all for your warm comments and I appreciate the criticisms - they will be looked at as I move forward with new pieces. "
Apr 3, 2017
roger stancill replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Bruised Fingers (EDM)
"Hey Ben Ray, forget about what the entrenched composer's might think.
I think this could find an audience in the world today.
I thought that you 'mixed' it up and kept it moving.
Though I'm not into 21st century disco or club music, I think you
did…"
Apr 2, 2017
Gavin Brown replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Bruised Fingers (EDM)
"Hi Benjamin,
As house/trance/groove/ambient, I think this works quite well! Kudos!
Gav"
Apr 2, 2017
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Bruised Fingers (EDM)
"Hi Benjamin
Good work, it's a nice atmosphere and would work great as background music to a lot of things. You could probably add some more variety in terms of instrumentation and melody but that does kind of miss the point, really I think that I…"
Apr 1, 2017
Benjamn Ray Maisonet replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Ave Libertas
"Thanks! I appreciate the comments! :) DriscollMusick said:
Congratulations on the new gig and move!
I like the piece.  You avoid the pitfalls of repetitiveness that bothers/tires me in a lot of music with a similar aesthetic.  I bet you will be…"
Mar 30, 2017
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