DJShadowkat's 100 Most Recent Comments

Under A Blue Sun by DJShadowkat 3 days ago
Thanks!!

DJSK
Storm In The Garden by DJShadowkat 8 days ago
My iPhone suddenly went nuts and began changing everything I typed into gibberish.

I'm beta testing the latest iOS and it turned my phone into a deranged idiot.

After getting excellent help from Apple's American based help desk it's back to normal.

My apologies to anyone my phone called a dweebonsiroan.

LOL

DJSK
Storm In The Garden by DJShadowkat 8 days ago
@BASSBOYONE

Thanks.

DJSK
Something's Rotten by pharmakeus 8 days ago
Very home style GarageBand rock that takes me back to my early 20's when rock and roll ruled the airwaves.

Something rotten with Trump. Scary times.... I think he's the antichrist...

DJSK
On the Other Side of the Moon by pharmakeus 8 days ago
Industrial strength music with attitude.

DJSK
TOO MANY BOMBS by BASSBOYONE 8 days ago
5

Oh WOW...

Suddenly I found myself having flashbacks to the days when I deejayed live at partys, large shows and more.

Then, the song becomes quiet and moody and descriptive and I LOVE IT!!!

Damn fine work.

DJSK
New Taipei City Blues by pharmakeus 8 days ago
I really love this track. Beautifully mixed, great voice work!!

Goes on my iPhone playlist right now!!!

DJSK

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Storm In The Garden by DJShadowkat 8 days ago
@pharmakeus

It IS cat!!
Storm In The Garden by DJShadowkat 11 days ago
@Deloris_Delaney

Thanks so much!!!

Peace & Jellybeans

DJSK

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Level Eleven by RazbaqueDirge 13 days ago
5

Oh man, this track is awesome!!

Perhaps we should collab someday, we seem to be similar in our approach at times!

Damn fine work my friend!!

Love it!!

Peace & banana pudding,

DJSK

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Storm In The Garden by DJShadowkat 13 days ago
@mfwmiles,

Thank you, thank you and thank you!

As I mentioned above I sat on this track for a while, but I'm glad I rediscovered it and completed it.

The 1st guiar (the one that pans heavily) is actually a patch in NI FM8 synth. It blew me away when I found it and of course I had to use it. It was just a matter of timing to get the awesome sound of that guitar synth to fit in the beat the way I wanted, but couldn't be happier. The second guitar is a loop, the last two are recreations of a couple of loops that I found a while back and forgot about. It took me some practice to play those on my guitar as I'm still learning.

Frankly, I have too many loops!! 😜

Thanks for listening and the comments!!

Peace & strawberry jelly on toast!

DJSK

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Storm In The Garden by DJShadowkat 13 days ago
Thought I would mention the new logo...

I've been using a minimalist approach for a couple of years so I decided it was time to make a change.

Hope you like it!

DJSK
Storm In The Garden by DJShadowkat 13 days ago
@RiGee,

I appreciate your ratings and comments, many thanks!!

We're not getting older, we're getting better!!! smiley

Peace & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mark

Storm In The Garden by DJShadowkat 14 days ago
@mre,

Thanks once again for the ratings and comments! It's funny how many unfinished tracks I found recently... only one of them I classified as "horrible" and deleted.

I've been working with a couple of musician's locally recently and it really got my muse kicked in the *** and next thing I knew this track was done. What? You can't say ***? Um... okay can I say butt? smiley

Will be posting new versions of recent tracks with a real drummer and bass/guitar player as well. We had a "let's see how this works out" session today and it was a blast! It's been so long now but I think we may have a band in the works. Granted it's going to be a very unusual band!

Thanks for the birthday greetings as well! I'll be 58, but I still think I'm 30. LOL

Peace & Peanut butter

Mark

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Hard Knocks (Squishy Mix) by DJShadowkat 1 month ago
LaFayette,

Many thanks!!

DJSK

Behind Blue Eyes by ScottHorwath 1 month ago
5

Nice take on an old classic!!

Enjoyed!!

DJSHADOWKAT
CAROLINA by RiGee 1 month ago
5

Oh how I love this track!!

For some reason it makes me hungry, though. Maybe I'm having flashbacks to an old restaurant that had live music... Tacos or lasagna or Cuban chili?

This is nice!! Good work my friend!!

DJSHADOWKAT

Leap Night (1958?) by Xolv 1 month ago
Awesome song cover pic, too!
Leap Night (1958?) by Xolv 1 month ago
5

I must say that I'm a fan of fusion jazz and this track is really amazing!

I'm reminded of Jeff Beck in this song. I realize it's an older song from the year I was born, my step dad was into jazz and big band and my mom into early rock which influenced me as a kid who wanted to play music.

This is really nice, an enjoyable journey!!

DJSHADOWKAT
Mr BIG by toveco 1 month ago
You're welcome!!

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Mr BIG by toveco 1 month ago
Oh wow, I really like this track! Takes me back to my old rock & roll radio days!!

The recording is flawless and very well mixed.

Kinda reminds me of Savoy Brown and Ten Years After with some Robin Trower styling.

U n f r e a k i n g b e l i e v e a b l e ! !

DJSHADOWKAT
Chatswood by pharmakeus 1 month ago
Oh, by the way.. Glad to see you back in the groove!!

DJSK
Rockasaurus Waltz by AlHughson 1 month ago
5

This reminds me very much of early Queen.

This is freaking impressive!! I don't know what else to say.

Damn nice track, great guitar work. Thumbs up!!

DJSHADOWKAT
But Not For Me by RubyDubidoux 1 month ago
Very nice production, your voice is freaking amazing!!

Awesome, beautiful and touching as well.

DJSHADOWKAT
Chatswood by pharmakeus 1 month ago
I really like this track!!

Sounds like something I used to hear on an old underground radio show called "Beaker Street". It's kinda got a 60's feel to it and I love it.

Damn fine song my friend!!

DJSHADOWKAT
Hard Knocks (Squishy Mix) by DJShadowkat 2 months ago
@RiGee

Thanks man, I really appreciate your glowing review and ratings.

Also glad it's up your alley as well. I'm open for collabs if you are!!

Peace & Waffles

DJShadowkat

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Hard Knocks (Squishy Mix) by DJShadowkat 2 months ago
@toveco

Glad you liked it and that you made it through the whole thing!! I've got more, you are welcome to check them out!

@ScottHorwath

Thanks! Not sure what you meant, but I appreciate the words and ratings!!

DJSK
Watch Out by toveco 2 months ago
Very nice.
Stumbling Block by ScottHorwath 2 months ago
5

Holy folk music, Batman!!

I suddenly had a flashback to my childhood, listening to the hippies up the street play music just like this!!

Very nice. While I'm not a big fan of folk music I really enjoyed this track.

Peace & Watermelons!

DJShadowkat

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Don't Mess With My Dance Floor (You Should Be Dancing) by RubyDubidoux 2 months ago
Now this is my kind of track!!

This is freaking cool. Your voice is outstanding.

Beautiful Mix. Great production.

DJShadowkat
I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl by RubyDubidoux 2 months ago
Reminds me of The Squirrel Nut Zippers to some degree.

I like this. I would love to hear you do "Put A Lid On It" someday!

DJShadowkat

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A New Moon Is Over My Shoulder by RubyDubidoux 2 months ago
Well done!

DJShadowkat
Open by RubyDubidoux 2 months ago
Nicely done!

Excellent mix. Clean and sharp.

DJShadowkat
NIGHTFEVER by RiGee 2 months ago
5

Very jazzy and love the electronica additons.

Nice mix, too!

Peace & Jellybeans!

DJShadowkat

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Disco by ShadowofNine 2 months ago
Oh wow.... I'm reliving the days when I played disco on the radio in the late 80's!!

Very well done!!

Nicely mixed, well formed tune.

Love it.

DJShadowkat
Saint Thomas by mre 2 months ago
5

I thought I was the greyest haired guy on iComp, clearly I am wrong!!

Love the music and performance!!

Best version of this I've heard, ever!!

Peace & Cinnamon Buns,

DJShadowkat

Hard Knocks (Squishy Mix) by DJShadowkat 2 months ago
Mre,

Thanks for the review!

DJSK
Hard Knocks (Squishy Mix) by DJShadowkat 2 months ago
Thanks, Raz!!

You just made my day!!

DJSK

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Indigo Beat by DJShadowkat 3 months ago
Hi,

Glad you liked the track!

I tend to use a lot of movement in my mixes, so I decided to try to restrain myself a bit in this one, but i agree with your suggestion.

As far as the MacPro goes, I actually bought two of them. One is an older 32bit machine that i use my older software on and the one I did this track on is a 64bit with the latest goodies on it. As soon as I finish installing all my stuff on the 64bit machine I plan to start setting up the other one. I have everything networked together so sharing files is easy and I have a raid array that I plan to setup with a file server for backups and sharing.

DJSK

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Indigo Beat by DJShadowkat 3 months ago
Sad to report that David Bowie passed away.

Im devastated...

RIP David.
Indigo Beat by DJShadowkat 3 months ago
Yes, I'm already loving it! I have all 4 bays full as well, bought 2 new 2tb HDD's for two bays so I'm ready to work!!

This track was the first for the MacPro. It wont be the last!!

I just completed installing Komplete 10 on it. It took 9 hours!! Now ive got to move allmy other goodies....

Work work work. smiley
Indigo Beat by DJShadowkat 3 months ago
Thanks!

Mucho Gracias!

DJSK
Indigo Beat by DJShadowkat 3 months ago
@becwil,

Thanks for the comments!

No, I bought a older 2008 MacPro on eBay and did some serious upgrading to it. The latest processors it would handle (2x Clovertown quad cores), an NVIDIA video card and 24 gig of RAM.

Made a HUGE difference over my old iMac!

DJSK

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Something's Coming by DJShadowkat 3 months ago
Howdy Odd!!

Its really odd that you dropped by with such an odd name!

LOL

SORRY, i couldn't resist!

Thanks for the comments and ratings.

Peace, dawg!!

DJSK

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Something's Coming by DJShadowkat 4 months ago
Pots and pans....

Thats great!!!
Something's Coming by DJShadowkat 4 months ago
I almost spit my mountain dew across the room laughing when I read the "pots and pans" suggestion!!! LOL

I'm glad you liked the tune! The dobro guitar was there to set a mood per se as a fill,
I was wondering if it was too loud just the other day, and since I can never leave my stuff alone (hence all the rework/remixes) I was actually thinking about a remix already.

I have ordered the mic you suggested and once it comes in I plan to do an extended remix. Stay tuned!!

Peace

DJShadowkat
Let the Sound Flow by Tribrix 4 months ago
Very cool!!

I really like this track a lot.

I like this style, the synth work is very nice, the drum sound I like as well.

DJShadowkat
Ecstasy Express by Tribrix 4 months ago
I really like this track, the music is nicely built. It's in the proper format for disco, which I played a lot of on the radio in the late 70's.

But in all honesty the track needs to be stronger and punchier. Some compression would not hurt, punch up the bass and a little high end as well.

I love the concept of this track very much! Keep up the good work!!

Peace

DJShadowkat

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by elfdaughter 4 months ago
The title grabbed me because Pink Floyd used the same title on one of their albums, and I'm a huge Floyd fan.

Nice work!

DJShadowkat
Face the Dragon (Version 2) by elfdaughter 4 months ago
5

I really, really, really like this a lot!!!

The mix is beautiful. The voice is awesome. The orchestrations grabbed me by the ears and pulled me right into a fantasy world of dragons and knights in armor.

You say you don't have much music training but you could have fooled me, becayse this is extraordinary!!!

DJShadowkat
In A Sentimental Mood by mre 4 months ago
5

This tracks is nuts, but i like it. I would call this acid jazz.

Beautifully recorded and mixed.

DJShadowkat
Someone To Watch Over Me by mre 4 months ago
5

I really like this a lot, the old fashioned sound of the vocals, the jazz piano and the bass and drums work beautifully together.

Amazing work!!

DJShadowkat
The Shadowkat Mud Stomp by DJShadowkat 4 months ago
Thanks Vegetal!

Im really happy you enjoyed it! Its good to hear back from you after all this time!!

Stay in touch...
Is This Robertson by GuitariusMaximus 4 months ago
5

I really like this track!

Reminds me of Steve Hillage in a way, but jazzier.

I would live to do some keyboards with this!!

The Oblique by GuitariusMaximus 4 months ago
5

Very nice, i love the riffs!

Something's Coming by DJShadowkat 4 months ago
hEMsE,

Many thanks for the encouragement and kind words, and the ratings as well. Looks like I almost won you over!!

LOL

I've been noticing a sybillance in my mic when recording to my old iMac, I am now moving all my software and hardware over to a MacPro that has more muscle and RAM and so far the tests I've done are excellent. GuitarusMaximus recommended a USB mic he uses and I plan to buy one soon, I like the way his vocals sound, so my hope is for cleaner vocals with less issues!

Peace!

DJShadowkat

Something's Coming by DJShadowkat 4 months ago
I just want to thank everyone that has listened to this song. It really means a lot to me.

Please join with me and pray or send positive vibes or whatever works for you to everyone in the hopes that this evil that is consuming our world will come to an end soon and everyone everywhere can live in peace and safety without fear.

May God Bless you all!!

DJSHADOWKAT
Something's Coming by DJShadowkat 4 months ago
Thanks so much!!

DJSK

Something's Coming by DJShadowkat 4 months ago
Thank You!

The Shadowkat Mud Stomp by DJShadowkat 5 months ago
Thanks mre,

I am glad you dropped by after my subtle cry for attention!! smiley

DJSK
ugh dugh ugh by Lapskin 5 months ago
Posted track on my Twitter page and mentioned and linked on FB page!

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ugh dugh ugh by Lapskin 5 months ago
5

I really, really, really L O V E this track!!

Excellent mix, I love the way you used your sounds in the stereo space.

Clean, crisp, nicely produced.

Man, this track is bad***!!!

DJSHADOWKAT

Suspended Modulation #1 (Remix 2015) by DJShadowkat 5 months ago
Thanks to both of you. I really appreciate it.
The Shadowkat Mud Stomp by DJShadowkat 5 months ago
elfdaughter,

I'm so glad you got the picture I painted!

Thanks for the comments and ratings!

Peace

DJSK

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The Shadowkat Mud Stomp by DJShadowkat 5 months ago
becwil,

Thanks. Love the cat in your avatar!!

DJSK
Change by GuitariusMaximus 5 months ago
5

This is freaking amazing.
Call It As You See It by DJShadowkat 6 months ago
Tony,

Thanks for the comments, you made my day!

The vocal part you asked about is a sample that comes with Logic Pro X. Not sure where they lifted it.

The guitars were from a friend and a Satrioni loop pack I have, you have good ears!!

I too love the album you mentioned, have it on my iPhone.

DJSK

Somewhere I Lost My Mind by DJShadowkat 6 months ago
Piyali,

Thanks for the ratings and comments. Nice to hear from someone I've not heard from before!

I will return the favor soon.

Peace,

Djshadowkat
Somewhere I Lost My Mind by DJShadowkat 7 months ago
Thanks for the comments.
In the End [Big Sordid Love Ballad] by pharmakeus 7 months ago
Very well done, loves the synths and guitars.
Stinky Blossoms [ReMix] by pharmakeus 7 months ago
Nice instrumental.

I now what you mean about learning new gadgets, I've run into that quite a few times myself.

Keep it up, you're doing great.
Cookie Thief!!! by pharmakeus 7 months ago
Reminds me of early punk rock bands in my area.

Nice!
2 Million Light Years From Home by DJShadowkat 7 months ago
MRE, thanks for the comments and glad I helped you out!!

HipHopMoses, I'm going to look for a newer old style MacPro instead of buying a new one thanks to your suggestion. If I can find one that will work for me the way I want it to I will be happy.

Please send me what model you are using to run Yosemite.

Thanks

DJSK
2 Million Light Years From Home by DJShadowkat 7 months ago
I am still going through all my old applications to see what else I can find to put on the old MacPro. It's amazing the amount of stuff I have accumulated since I began doing music on Macs and posting here on iComp.

I have 20 gigs RAM in this MacPro and it has 2 Dual Core Intel Xeon Processors that I upgraded to 3.66 Ghz (average speed).

Even with the extra power and NVIDIA 8800 GT video card installed and all 4 hard drive bays full to the max and 2 optical drives (1 is cd/dvd the other is BluRay) this monster boots in 15 seconds.

My iMac takes 4.63 minutes to boot with newer processors and Yosemite. That tells you a lot. I told the guy at the local Apple Store that OSX is begnning to remind me of the long bootup times I had with Windows XP. He did not seem happy when I said that.

The guy who developed the hack to install Yosemite on the older Macs is working to fix what Apple broke. I told him I would gladly pay him for a working hack and the upgrade needed to flash the firmware from 32 bit to 64 bit.

In my opinion, I think Apple made a huge mistake leaving behind this design of expansion and power the older MacPros have. Professional musicians, video productionists and others need the ability to upgrade systems without having to use 20 different cables for external devices.

I know this sounds silly, but I prefer hard drives to SSD, mainly because when a hard drive dies you can send it off and get your data off of it 80% of the time unless the disc was damaged. With SSD, once it's dead there is NO recovery.

Plus, SSD drives still cost WAY too much. They are proud of those chips and they are seeing dollar signs and that's all that matters to them.

I still refuse to buy another PC and change all the software I use, though. It would cost too much and take too much time to relearn everything. I do have a Hackintosh, but it's not all that great.

I also run Win7 in Bootcamp on the MacPro so I can play all my old PC Games again. Anybody up for COD4?

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2 Million Light Years From Home by DJShadowkat 7 months ago
On the old MacPro (1,1) I am using Lion. There is a hack to install Yosemite on these machines, but Apple found out about it and setup a block to stop it. Why I have no idea, I don't see why they should care they don't even support the old MacPros anymore so they should not give a flying rat's butt about what I put on it.

I would not be stupid enough to ask them for support.

I get that they don't care about their legacy machines... I do and will do what is needed to use it as long as it runs. I did buy an extra working MB & PS just in case...

My MacPro is currently running older apps that will not run in Yosemite, so I have the two of them networked together so I can send files back and forth.

On my iMac I run Yosemite which runs LPX.

I plan on buying a new MacPro early next year.

DJSK

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I Am A Ghost (Better Mix) by DJShadowkat 8 months ago
cilheins,

Many thanks! Pink Floyd is my favorite band of all time. I am honored that you said this.

DJShadowkat
I Am A Ghost (Better Mix) by DJShadowkat 9 months ago
Maximus,

Thanks for the comments. I have NO IDEA what a "rage fiddle"is. I sent you a private message, please let me know!

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Peace

DJSK
I Am A Ghost (Better Mix) by DJShadowkat 9 months ago
There is still some splattering in the vocals, I'm still trying to figure out the settings on my new mic compressor.

I will have it fixed soon.
I Am A Ghost (Better Mix) by DJShadowkat 9 months ago
Scott,

Thanks for the comments and ratings! I appreciate you taking the time to do so. I don't get a lot of comments anymore so I was happy to see yours.

Glad you enjoyed it! I had been wanting to rework this song since I posted the original years back. I recently bought a new microphone and processor and sat down and re-worked the vocals as well as adding a new bass guitar line, some new drum tracks and other little details.

Thanks again,

DJShadowkat

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P U L S A R by DJShadowkat 11 months ago
I forgot to mention the guitars. The crunch rhythm is me through NI Guitar Rig and the other 2 are heavily processed loops. I don't really play guitar, I just use as a prop (LOL).

Now I feel better.

DJSK
I Fall Down by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Thanks!
I Fall Down by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
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Shuffah Dis Foo by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Been working on this track tonight for 420 day and it's going to be finished soon, much shorter and fine tuned...

Thanks for the suggestions!

Later

DJSK
Pas De Bol (420 Mix) by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Kenneth,

Once again many thanks for the comments!

Jibes,

Thank you, thank you and thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.

DJSK

We're Chasing our Robot Home by jibes 1 year ago
5

I really like this, sounds like Dire Straits on acid.

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Pas De Bol by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Thanks!
Pardon Me, But Your Tuna Is Glowing by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
DaleRandle,

Thanks! I'm glad you had a chance to leave a comment. You will LOVE Logic Pro. I learn something new on it every day.

Glad you liked the track!

Peace

DJSK

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Shuffah Dis Foo by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Just wanted to add a comment here that I gained inspiration from the comments from these nice folks and dragged the song back into Logic Pro X and began reworking it.

Thanks guys!

Peace

DJSK

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Shuffah Dis Foo by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Kenneth,

Thanks so much, you comments are most helpful to me as always. I know it's too long as you suggested I considered removing about 4 minutes from the song but I was just tired of working on it. Maybe in a couple of months I can do some more work to it and repost it. Not sure, but thanks for the suggestions!

Always good to hear from you!

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Raz,

Thank you many times over.

We have had one of the snowiest, sleet & freezing rain event winters that I can remember in living here for over 40 years, give or take a few.

I honestly was not even sure I was going to post it at all, but I'm glad I did. The final mix was ran thru a spatial energizer gadget I bought on eBay recently. It gave the mix a very nice harmonic sound I really loved and the way it stood out from the speakers was a neat trick as well.

I'm glad to hear from both of you! I'm trying to put out at least 1 new track a month this year. We will see how this turns out.

Peace

DJSK

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Everything But The Kitchen Sink by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Kenneth,

Thanks so much for the comments and ratings! The track truly is everything but the kitchen sink in that I mixed several styles in ways that are not normal. Somehow I managed to pull it off!!

DJSK

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It Looks The Same To Me by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
mre,

Thanks and you are right, we all share the responsibility. Sadly, many people only care about how much money they can make from Mother Earth.
It Looks The Same To Me by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Raz,

Very well stated, thank you! smiley

DJSK
Something Happened In C Major by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Maestrodog,

I greatly appreciate your comments and ratings!!

The loops I started out working with to build this track ended up being modified to make them fit what I heard in my head, some subtle some major rearrangements were done and I even replayed some of the loops I rebuilt as well.

The grand piano at the end is indeed a synth from NI's Kontakt. I'm A huge fan of Native Instruments' KOMPLETE series of synths and effects and highly recommend them to everyone!
The other pianos are LPX synths.

Your reference to a Prince song is interesting, one I would not have thought of.

DJSK
Wot's Dat? by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Maestrodog,

I appreciate your comments and ratings! My music is always somewhat a sonic joyride.

I used several synths in this track, I forget the name of the setting for the growling synth, but it's one of the Logic Pro X synths.

The lead guitar is also a synth, I used the LPX sunburst guitar synth as a base and modified it with NI Guitar Rig. The reggae style guitar is real.

Glad you enjoyed it!

DJSK
Something Happened In C Major by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Thank you sir for the comments and ratings!

DJSK

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Wot's Dat? by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Raz,

Thanks for the comments. This was just a crazy experiment that I piddled together last weekend after a stressful week at work, so I'm happy to see that a few folks listened to it.

DJSK

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Best Laid Plans by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Many thanks for your comments and listens!

I had a lot of fun creating this tune, I wanted to try a slightly different direction this time.

Thank you all!

DJSK

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Best Laid Plans by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Thanks to everyone for the comments and ratings!!

I really appreciate it!

DJSK

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Nutrinos In Three Flavors (Electron, Tau & Muon) by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
mre,

Many thanks for the rave review and ratings!!

DJSK

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Goodbye To You My Friend (2014 Rework) by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Thanks for the input.

I'm just glad I did not get trolled over my backup vocals!!

DJSK