5/14/2017 0 Comments
Hey Everybody! How's it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! More BRAND NEW MUSIC for you all today! This one, a Jeff Lorber Fusion, Wayman Tisdale, Julian Vaughn, and Darren Rahn Smooth Jazz Pop crossover inspired instrumental beat! The construction of this composition began like all of my others, VERY INCREDIBLY SIMPLE! I started with the smooth chord progression on the "Whirly" electric piano in GarageBand, then doubled that exact same progression with a sci-fi, smooth jazz sounding synthesizer called "Neon Koto". Those two synthesizers, in my opinion work so, so well together, SUPER WELL! I then laid down a bass pattern underneath both synths, and even though the synthesizers on their own sound super full, super fat, I think the bass just adds an extra jolt of cool to the whole instrumental, they just all fit together so, so well! Once the main parts of this composition were in place, I then moved onto building the drum kit. First, I played a continuous hi hat pattern, followed by my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE drum production technique when I put down a kick and clap on top of one another. I think using a kick drum and clap on top of each other adds an extra boost to any composition. I have used other patterns and techniques, but the kick and clap on top of each other is my go to, my fall back that I employ quite a bit. The last piece I added to both the whole instrumental and drum kit was the shaker pattern. Normally, I don't like to use a hi hat and shaker in the same composition because in my experience they interfere with each other a little too much. I made an exception, however because when I laid the shaker pattern down with the hi hat, I could hear both parts equally, and I felt it just added a little more to the beat. I did try using one or the other separately, but decided to use both parts because to me, it just sounded right. This is one of those tracks that I wanted to make in the hopes that anybody and everybody would use it to relax and unwind. A cool, breezy, kick your feet up, on a beach, reflection kind of tune. I hope you all enjoy this original instrumental, and if you like what you see and hear, then please SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL to keep up with all my latest releases and goings on. Thanks everybody! Talk to you all again soon.
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