Disconnectica replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Work In B minor
"I guess I wasn't aware of that.  Just my impression upon listening to the piece, without any thoughts as to genre.  But it's just one opinion and there's no reason you should follow it.

On another thread I mentioned cellist Yo-Yo Ma who was on the…"
Jun 16, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Work In B minor
"Sorry no, didn't mean slower overall, just more variation in the tempo.  That probably means slowing down some moments.  There's already some variation, but I feel a bit more could help."
Jun 16, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Leber's discussion Blue Moon - solo piano piece - original composition
"Very nice and well-played.  Nothing to critique here.  Agreed with the beautiful & sad thing, and reminds me a little of a piece of mine called Stitches, although yours is more complex:…"
Jun 14, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Work In B minor
"This piece is quite nice.  Could maybe alter the tempo a bit more to breathe more life into it, but you do do this already in parts.  This is a virtual piano?  Can I ask what piano sound you're using?"
Jun 14, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Jan-Frederik Carl's discussion Whirlwind
"It's interesting, but hard to latch onto something when listening to it.  I think you'd benefit greatly from leaving MuseScore behind and using a proper DAW so you have better control over note velocity and tempo changes and a better choice of piano…"
Jun 14, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Disconnectica's discussion Waltz of the Dancing Fools
"Just embedded the latest version in the OP.  This one uses a new piano sound, and filters to make it sound more "wonky" and maybe creepy.  I think this one has much more character."
Jun 14, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Disconnectica's discussion The Remaining Rag (ragtime & boogie piano solo)
"I just updated the track embedded in the OP to  my latest version.  I'm using a new piano sound now which is much better I think, made a few note changes here and there, and made use of filters to give it an old-piano sound as well as automation to…"
Jun 14, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Disconnectica's discussion Somewhere Always (psychedeleic 60s-ish song)
"Thanks for the feedback Gav.  I wasn't particularly going for psychedelic, but I guess that's where it ended up.  You can hear the stripped back version in the piano at the end (at least of the chorus).  I thought the chords were interesting, but no…"
Feb 25, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Disconnectica's discussion Somewhere Always (psychedeleic 60s-ish song)
"Thanks Dane, glad to hear you can't single out a particular influence, since everyone is saying Beatles.  I wasn't trying to sound like anything in particular along the way, just doing whatever felt right.
Yep the vocals are me, the only non-virtual…"
Feb 25, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Disconnectica's discussion Somewhere Always (psychedeleic 60s-ish song)
"Thanks for your comments! A few people have mentioned the chipmunk vocals, and I know what you mean.  The lyrics are ultimately quite pessimistic so it was kind of a juxtaposition to that.  Some people have said that they weren't sure at first, but…"
Feb 25, 2020
Gavin Brown replied to Disconnectica's discussion Somewhere Always (psychedeleic 60s-ish song)
"Hi Disconnectica,
It is well executed and hits the atmospheric mark I think you were striving for, congratulations for that. The only place where I thought the piece lagged was that if you take out all the psychedelic effects, what you're left with…"
Feb 25, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to Disconnectica's discussion Somewhere Always (psychedeleic 60s-ish song)
"Very nice. Seems to capture what I know of the flavour of the times. Original in that I can't single out a particular influence. A nice production. Sounds like the kind of thing artists of the 60s did on a 4- or 8-track tape recorder. Very Oz…"
Feb 24, 2020
Timothy Smith replied to Disconnectica's discussion Somewhere Always (psychedeleic 60s-ish song)
"I enjoyed this. The only thing that seemed slightly out of place to me was the chipmunk vocalist. I think this added a less serious element to it and made me think it wasn't a serious work and instead was some guy playing around with plug ins or…"
Feb 24, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Jollity for Piano
"By odd cycles I was just trying to think of a short way to describe what you said here: "Its repetitive structure doesn't coincide with the lenght of a measure, but falls short a half beat, and thus shifts more and more away from the metric accents…"
Feb 24, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Jollity for Piano
"I'm afraid I also have to say that it sounded very robotic to me.  In a way, some Bach also sounds robotic, but he still brings a human element to it.  I'm quite a technical person myself (I'm a programmer and fan of maths), and am interested in…"
Feb 23, 2020
Disconnectica replied to Rick's discussion I’m Looking Down
"Yeah I kind of agree with the others.  It's a bit too MIDI sounding.  I do everything virtual as well, and mostly use virtual versions of real instruments rather than synths, so I know it's hard to get it sounding natural.  Most DAWs should have an…"
Feb 23, 2020
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