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Hey Adam! Thank you for your time! I really appreciate this!
I’ll check your vocals later. By now I already have some feedback to check and I’m in the process!


your song “eager to life ” and “magic” is potential enough to win man,it reminds me of kings of leon and The Ark.. i hope you get the right singer soon. so do you have some EP work?i’d love to hear it , i think i’m a fan of your work now. :)

Thank you for your kind words man! Unfortunately, “magic” was brutally rejected. Only two of my songs were given a chance. And this is not me who sings. This is my bandmate :) Band “Pony Rush” http://www.ponyrush.com/ you can check out our LPs if you like.

Prepare for disappointment, lol. It’s a shame AudioJungle has such a strict accents policy. The Hives were a pretty big band in the English speaking world.

“Dear Hives192, Unfortunately, your song “Hate to Say I Told You So,” does not meet Audio Jungle’s minumum production requirements, as your singer’s accent is too strong. If possible, re-record with a native English speaking singer.”

Also, bands like the International Noise Conspiracy and Rammstein have had quite a bit of commercial success in English speaking countries, but hey it’s their marketplace.

Not sure you are going to find someone to sing it better than the original track, but again, good luck!

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Well I did my best my friend. http://adammonroemusic.com/eagerforlife.mp3 Vocals are spotty at best (especially that E), but If you want them, here are the vocal tracks: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/adammonroemusic.com/eagerforlifevocals.zip Maybe they could sound better with some processing.

(slightly) Different Lyrics:

EAGER For LIFE I can not get in I Can’t Open the door. I’ve pushed and I’ve pulled it and I’m carrying on.

And I’m chasing a demon, but I’ll keep on trying

Even if it looks like I’m relying On nothing. But I know that there’s something

And I’m seeking out the light! and I’m eager for life!

And I’ve seen so many Incredible things. and It means so much to me To get in!

And I’m chasing a demon, but I’ll keep on trying. Even if it looks like I’m relying On nothing. But I know and I feel that there’s something more!

And I’m seeking out the light! I’m eager for life!

For the record, I don’t think accents are that big of a deal. Everyone knows this song kicks ass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cswv6JAdNpQ

Good Luck!

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Cool tracks man. You might also need to change the lyrics a bit so they make more sense. For example, “Eager to Life” should really be “Eager for Life,” I don’t think any native English speaker would say “Eager to Life,” even idiomatically. I think your singing sounds great, but it is indeed hard to make out what you are saying through some of it. If you post the lyrics here I can fix them for you. Once that’s done, maybe I’ll give a shot at singing it, but honestly it seems a bit beyond my range…but there’s no harm in trying right?

At the least you could listen to my pronunciation and re-record it yourself?

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No need to attract them, they are useless.

True, but it makes people feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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I have to agree, Kontakt is fairly weak when it comes to anything but sampling, although a few companies seem to be able to work magic with it (soniccoutre comes to mind). The scripting itself doesn’t really factor into shaping the sound too much, it’s mostly just there for GUI/Parameter control and midi controller/event manipulation+handling and note generation, all the cool stuff comes from messing with insert+send effects, modulation, ect in instrument edit mode.

All the companies you mentioned, If they have knobs in their GUI you can mess around with, they are just tied (through scripting) to parameters inside the instrument that you can edit and change without having to know anything about the Kontakt scripting language. There are a couple cool little scripting tricks you can do, but it’s not as if Kontakt scripting gives you access to the float arrays to do serious dsp programming, generate your own waveforms, program filters, ect…it’s just mostly there for parameter control and automation.

Linking a UI control to a parameter isn’t too difficult, you just declare a slider or a button and tell Kontakt what parameter it is setting. I was able to figure it out without too much frustration back before I started programming seriously.

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Early 2000’s Stratocaster and an Epiphone Sheraton II. I used to own a Telecaster and – although they are cool guitars – I never found myself playing it much. I tell you though, there’s just something about the fender tone (and this applies to basses too) that just has more edge, and that cuts through a mix better when you need it. Of course the general consensus is that Gibson style guitars are better for distortion, but man, that classic Stratocaster clean tone. The Sheraton is ok, but it’s tone can be a little too pristine and mellow at times, if you know what I mean.

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Hello everyone, here’s my first two entries…

Tomorrow’s a Lifetime Away

Messing with the envelope

Andy D (drudoran)

Dude, you have the perfect voice for 90’s indie rock. Go back in time and make a million dollar record.

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I’m sorry, but I don’t really see much difference between “Nu-disco” and traditional “House” music.
I’m sorry you don’t, they’re completely different. Some people, for all they know, call a lot of genres “house”. That’s because they personally don’t see the difference. But in your case, if you’re a music producer you should :)

I don’t think they are “completely different,” That’s a bit like saying indie rock and folk rock are completely different. Sure, there are differences, but at the end of the day, there are more similarities than differences. Perhaps you could enumerate the differences, so as to enlighten me on the subject?

Every few months someone makes one tiny change to a genre and a claim on a “new” sub-genre of music is born. Is it really all that new or special? No. Even genres that get bigger than they should (can anyone say Dubstep?) are usually just gimmicky sub-genres of larger ones, the effect of which is that producers become pigeon-holed into producing a certain kind of sound, with a certain template of instruments, in a certain style, within certain boundaries, for a certain consumer. Usually this type of consumer will be moving on to the next “big thing,” like so many sheep, once the next “big thing” hits. It’s often little more than a clever marketing ploy perpetuated by the industry/critics/producers to drive up demand for a “new” form of music that is anything but new, but rather, built on an underlying framework, and whose label exists to drive up demand and frenzy for something that is often not as great or interesting as the hype surrounding it. Now, I’m not specifically singling out Nu-Disco, but I’ve seen this kind of thing play out with “new” genres of music for decades (I think we all have) so excuse my skepticism. Why not just make music with whatever you like and however you like, without having to worry about whether or not it fits into an ultra-specialized genre, the fans of the which probably don’t even completely agree on what defines it, and one in which the average consumer isn’t aware of until it becomes insanely popular (like Dubstep). Until Nu-Disco becomes the next big-thing, and is on the tongues of teenage boys and girls, and is made into window-decals, and sewn into backpacks, and is so popular that even the old men in marketing suddenly realize what it is and its potential for exploitation, it probably doesn’t need it’s own category. When the time comes however, sure give it it’s own category! If it is really becomes that popular and/or is determined to have staying power, then it has earned a category. But it could suffer the same fate as Dubstep – an interesting phenomenon that was popular for a few years, but that has no staying power, and is quickly fading away, because it is a gimmick, and now we will inevitably be stuck with a useless, dated sounding category. Just like the Nu-Metal craze of the 90’s, one has to ask themselves if these genres have any staying power or if they are just gimmicks.

I could make the claim that the “Classical” category should include some sub-categories, like Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist, Modern, but I don’t, because I realize 99% of people will just lump everything together under the “classical” label in their head, just like 99% of people will lump anything with a synthesizer and a beat under the label “electronic” or (I guess these days) EDM.

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I’m sorry, but I don’t really see much difference between “Nu-disco” and traditional “House” music.

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Wow, sounds like they really should have soft-rejected it instead of hard-rejecting it, I guess they don’t have much tolerance these days.

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