Donny Pike left a comment for Matt Le Mare
"Aloha Matt, Thanks for the friend request. I like your work. My music is what ever is running around in my head. I write by ear and can't read a note of sheet music. With that said take a listen and tell me what you think. I have written over 100…"
Feb 25, 2011
James Semple replied to Donny Pike's discussion Online record companys a service or backroom thivery
"Quite the contrary, Ray. I think it's a good wake-up call for many people who grew up seeing rich musicians and assume that the money is still there to be made. Media music is cutting cost left, right and centre but pop music is far worse.

There is…"
May 26, 2010
Donny Pike replied to Donny Pike's discussion Online record companys a service or backroom thivery
"Aloha Ray, This has nothing to do with what kind of music or how it was made. It is downloads of that music and how much gets back to the writer artist.
Donny


Ray Kemp said:Earning a reasonable amount of money by musical performance isn't uncommon…"
May 25, 2010
Andrew Gleibman replied to Donny Pike's discussion Online record companys a service or backroom thivery
"BTW

What I suggest to the creators of this forum, is to approve the most prominent pieces, contained here, for selling, and create a marketplace for selling them. Their music taste would be a warrant against a music scrap (besides, we could create…"
May 24, 2010
Andrew Gleibman replied to Donny Pike's discussion Online record companys a service or backroom thivery
"I have a similar experience and consider withdrawing my music from such sites. Not because of money. Should we compete with super-loud mechanical loops and pseudo-music screams, downloaded everywhere for free or almost free? I think this…"
May 23, 2010
Donny Pike replied to Donny Pike's discussion Online record companys a service or backroom thivery
"Hey Fredrick, everybody wants a piece of the pie and the writer composer artist ends up licking the pan. lol

Fredrick zinos said:I agree with Kristofer. Probably its all perfectly legal. Just the way your contract was written. But don't be…"
May 23, 2010
Donny Pike replied to Donny Pike's discussion Online record companys a service or backroom thivery
"I don't think it's because they are unscrupulous. There are just so many free download packages you can get for signing with the music supplying site. 100 to 200 free downloads is not unusual. There are complicated programs to determine how much…"
May 23, 2010
Adrian Allan replied to Donny Pike's discussion Online record companys a service or backroom thivery
"Are all the companies as bad as each other or have you just signed up to unscupulous labels ?"
May 22, 2010
Donny Pike left a comment for James Guttridge
"Aloha James, Thank you for the friend request and input offer. At present I only have GM through sound fonts to express my music. If you care to take a listen to some of my stuff I welcome any comments of my work. I have been in music since 1961 and…"
Apr 2, 2010
Donny Pike replied to Donny Pike's discussion Track #3 "It Hurts To See You Go"
"Aloha Tomas, glad you like it. What it is is a MIDI orchestration written note by note, instrument by instrument, to a graphical staff by mouse. Then it is recorded to a wave file with echo and effects with pan and velocity adjustments. It is…"
Mar 15, 2010
Tomas Aranka replied to Donny Pike's discussion Track #3 "It Hurts To See You Go"
"what is this? i like it ....


where r u from ?"
Mar 14, 2010
Donny Pike left a comment for Rudi [Rudolf Schmitt]
"Aloha Rudi, yes I am here also. Good people here, just a little too production oriented for my MIDI sounding tools. Still some can listen through the MIDI.
Donny"
Feb 14, 2010
Miguel Marquez replied to Donny Pike's discussion "A Chance Encounter"
"You may download edirol orchestral. It´s a good, small VST ....

Donny Pike said:Thanks for the comment Miguel, Unfortunately all I have are sound fonts to write my music. No samples or high end equipment. I'll take a look at your ideas :-) Donny"
Dec 23, 2009
Donny Pike replied to Donny Pike's discussion "A Chance Encounter"
"Thanks for the comment Miguel, Unfortunately all I have are sound fonts to write my music. No samples or high end equipment. I'll take a look at your ideas :-)
Donny"
Dec 23, 2009
Miguel Marquez replied to Donny Pike's discussion "A Chance Encounter"
"Indeed it needs a better mixing. It sounds very big and dense because of the mix. What samples are you using?
If the piano is supposed to be on the mainfront, don´t let the strings drown its sound. Also try to make the oboe and the piano interact…"
Dec 23, 2009
Donny Pike replied to Donny Pike's discussion "A Chance Encounter"
"Thanks for listening Jonathan. If you would like to hear more visit my site. http://DonnyPike.tripod.com. Hawaii is a wonderful place to live and write. I,m glad that you were able to feel something from my music. Happy holidays.
Donny"
Dec 23, 2009
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  • Donny

    Would love to hear your music, but I get your page to work at the momment. When  do I like to send another message.

     

    Best wishes

    untill then

     

    Matt

  • Hi, Donny!

    Sorry for the late reply back to your Hello, but I've been preoccupied. Glad to see you here!
  • Donny,

    Thanks for the comment and feedback! I agree, one of my biggest challenges right now is creating less derivative pieces, but I'm working on it :) Love your music!
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