DJShadowkat's 100 Most Recent Forum Posts

Official Song Plugging thread 1 month ago
New loudass industrial type track posted this morning.

Please check it out!!

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=205460&html5=yes

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Official Song Plugging thread 2 months ago
Greetings all!

Please give a few minutes of your time to listen to my latest EDM style track, "Nutrinos In Three Flavors (Electron, Tau & Muon)"!!

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=204877

Thanks!

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Official Song Plugging thread 2 months ago
Hi everyone...

I was not sure where else to post this, but I wanted to invite everyone to check out my podcast I have posted on SC.

I'm considering doing a podcast of just iComp artists, but I wanted to check to see if you folks are game.

If anyone is interested in being on my podcast please let me know what song you want me to play or if I can pick one.

Icomp has been my home for a very long time, and I am now branching out and looking for exposure for not only myself but you guys and gals as well.

email me if you are interested:

djshadowkat@gmail.com

Also, I would like to include this podcast I am suggesting here if possible.

Peace

DJSK
Official Song Plugging thread 4 months ago
Hi,

I want to thank everyone who has listened to my strange music and who has put up with me being late all the time.

I posted a new tune recently and I'm happy to see how many listens it has gotten so far, I am truly grateful!!

Here's the link if you have not checked it out:

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=203435

Peace

DJSK
Official Song Plugging thread 5 months ago
Just wanted to drop a few lines to thank everyone for all the support and listens to my original madness on iCompositions since my 1st post in 2006!

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If you have not already done so, please drop by my page and give my latest tune a listen.

http://www.icompositions.com/artists/DJShadowkat

P4P (Pray4Peace)

DJSK
Official Song Plugging thread 6 months ago
I grovel for you to go to this link:

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=202271

I just posted a new tune that I sat down and did this afternoon and evening.

It's called "Mental Overdrive" and it all about too much stuff happening in my life.

Hope you like it, I had fun with this.

DJSK
Official Song Plugging thread 6 months ago
Just a quick and somewhat nutty little tune I cobbled together this evening.

It's been a while since I have posted anything, but I've have been busy working on about 4 songs really hard and I have a music video almost finished and will post it soon.



DJSK

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Official Song Plugging thread 10 months ago
Hey folks,

Check out my original mix of the tune "Ion Sleet" I posted a day or so ago called "Ion Sleet (The Had 2b Done Mix)"!!

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=198824

Thanks

DJShadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 10 months ago
This is a test mix of a song I am currently working on.

I thought it would be fun to give a sneak peak at once of the tunes I have been doing if you wondered. If not, that's cool.

Please give this a listen!

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=198825

Thanks

DJShadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 10 months ago
Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas!

Happy Hanukkah!!

Joyous Kwanzaa!!

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It's been a while since I've posted anything, so here's a new one for everyone.

This song is somewhat of a paradox, I began working on it during a really intense sleet storm we had here and it closed the entire State down.

Henceforth the name of the tune is sleet with some ionization added to it for fun.

Nobody went anywhere except crazy people, btw....

I let everyone else crash their cars while I sat at home nice and warm in the studio happily jamming away.B

Some of the loops I used are from a couple of my older tunes that I recycled for use in this tune and the rest is of all this noise is me on my usual assortment of keyboards, guitars and drum machines and drum loops.

Just finished this up this evening.

I hope everyone enjoys this!

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P4P
Pray4Peace

DJSK
Official Song Plugging thread 1 year ago
Please check out my new tune, Photon Train.

Thanks

DJ Shadowkat

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http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=196222
Official Song Plugging thread 1 year ago
Hi,

Please check out my 2 new songs, Subatomic Rhythm Machine and Subatomic Rhythm Machine (String Theory Mix).

the 1st version is quite long, but it's the way I intended for the song to sound, but I did the 2nd version for people who might think it's too long.

Here's the links:

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=195918

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=195921

Peace, always!

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 1 year ago
:D

This is a song I've tinkered together over the last few months when time permits.

I call this a 'fairly decent test mix" of some House Space Funk, if there is such a thing.

As usual it's pretty long as many of my songs are, however I would like to encourage you to give it a listen all the way through with some good headphones is you got 'em and see what you think.

Here's the link:

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=193999

Peace, Always!

DJ Shadowkat

DJSK

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Official Song Plugging thread 1 year ago
Hi Everyone,

I've been out of the picture for a few months, my best friend died suddenly of a major heart attack and a huge depression took me over afterwards.

I saw him last on Christmas eve when we exchanged gifts and I met his new girlfriend. 2 days later he was dead at 49.

Sorry, don't want to bring people down.

I just posted a new tune that is actually part of an old one I did back when I posted "Too Many Things Are Going On"

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=171498

The other night, after fighting strep throat and pneumonia for 6 months I finally felt like doing some music and the song "Last Time I Saw You" happened in about 7 hours after imbibing heavily of my favorite herbal brain "food" and some Nootropics.

Please listen to my song!!

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=189529

Peace, Always!

DJSK


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Official Song Plugging thread 2 years ago
Hi All,

Please check out my new version of my song "I Am A Ghost".

I called it the "Trick Or Treat Mix" for Halloween.

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=184712

Peace!

DJSK
Official Song Plugging thread 2 years ago
http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=181868

Give this a listen, willya?

Thanks

DJSK

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Official Song Plugging thread 2 years ago
This has to be one of the strangest tunes I've done, ever!

Once again, I was digging through some songs on my iPod that were finished, but I had never gotten around to posting them on iComp or anywhere else.

So....

I picked this one because I remember I used 2 different songs I had worked on but not completed and I mixed them up into one 6 minute song.

This was great in my headphones, lots of stuff moving around and in the center of your brain and was a blast to listen to in the car.

Hope you enjoy it.

Peace, Always!

DJ Shadowkat

Official Song Plugging thread 2 years ago
Howdy.

Check this out:

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=180083

Thanks

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 2 years ago
Hi There.

I'm back with yet another version of a song I posted last week or so.

For some reason, I'm unable to stop tinkering with my old tunes.

I took in some suggestions from the original posting in 2007 and the one I did last week and stuffed it into this mix that I dub "The Second Thoughts Mix".

Please drop by and give it a listen, and if you want to make a comment/rating that's cool with me.

If not, that's cool as well.

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=179989

Peace, Always!

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 2 years ago
HI.

Please check out my latest tune, "Casual Neuropathy (Quantum Jazz Remix)".

I just posted it and hope you will enjoy it. This is actually a test mix, I may tinker with it more later, but I have about 3 collabs in the works so I had to settle for this mix temporarily.

I posted the original version of this song here on iComp back in 2007.

This was fun! Plus, I have tons more goodies to use now! smiley

Peace, Always!

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 2 years ago
Hi,

I posted a second version of my original tune, "The Shadow Machine" recently and was hoping that more folks would check it out and maybe drop a line or two of comments or whatever.

On this version which is called the "Broken Head Mix", Pharmakeus collaborated with me on the song providing some amazing E-Bow work along with a wonderful synthetic horn and guitar work.

It sounds like the two of us have been working together for years!! It's quite Floydian in some respects.

Please give it a listen!!

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=177362

Thanks

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 2 years ago
Hi,

Please check out the second version of my original song "The Shadow Machine" that Pharmakeus worked on with me.

It's a sonic trip and was a ton of fun working with the parts Pharmakeus did for the remix.

Comments and ratings are always welcome but not necessary. if you like it, post or favorite or download it if you want.

Thanks

DJ Shadowkat
Official Song Plugging thread 2 years ago
Okay, I'm NOT promoting drug use of any kind...

However, it may assist when listening to my latest tune I posted here on iComp. I have not really been having much luck with my MUSE when I found some Chinese Herbal Meds a good friend of mine gave me that were labeled "MUSE". They looked like little rat turds, but they seemed to have an awesome effect on me as I ended up coming up with this monstrosity in less than a week!

My friend also does acupuncture, and it works. He trained in China for a while.

The song is called "Too Many Things Are Going Wrong" and I hope you will at least listen to it.

Peace, Always!

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 3 years ago
Hi everyone.

I've been AWOL from iComp for a while due to health issues and other fun stuff like that.

I just posted a remix of a tune I posted here in 2007 called "Something Just Fell Out Of My Head" and I would like you to check it out.

Please stop by and say "Hi"!!

I'm back in black & grey!!! (hair, grey hair)

Peace, always!

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 4 years ago
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I was feelin' kinda frisky after seeing Earth, Wind & Fire this weekend in concert for the 3rd time in my life. The 1st 2 times was back in 1978 and 1981.

So, I sat down and sorta got funky and created this little tune in about 4 hours.

I called it "Put Your Foot Down".

Please give it a listen and leave a nice message or comment!

Peace, Always!

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 4 years ago
Hi everyone,

I just posted a new remix of an old song I posted here on iComp back in 2008 called "Hey You Robot".

This version is longer and a little different, with new instruments added and other little noises.

Please give it a listen when you get a chance!

Peace, always!

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 4 years ago
Hi folks!

A couple of weeks ago I posted the original version of a song that I posted here way back in 2006 called "Beat Minister".

This version has a wonderful public-domain speech by none other then Thomas Alva Edison in it that I had left out of the one I posted here back then as I was concerned it was too long.

I accidentally found the full version the other day while driving somewhere to work on someone's computer and decided to re-mix and re-post it.

Since then I have been happy to see 290 plays of the song and 4 downloads. I've gotten several comments from friends I have made here on iComp and I wanted to say here how much I appreciate all the people that have listened but not commented and of course the folks that did comment.

If you get a chance, please drop by my page and check out "Beat Minister (original)" and maybe say howdy or something to let me know you were there.

I work so much it's hard for me to spend as much time listening to other folk's tunes as I would like to, but I'm going to start trying harder now that I have the wonderful iPhone App.

Thanks so much!

DJ Shadowkat

Peace, Always!!

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iCompositions or iCovers 4 years ago
I disagree.

The name is more than appropriate. The fact that a lot of people are doing covers of other people's music is merely that person's tribute to that artist's music.

Perhaps what would be best is a "tag" like the little gray one that pops up next to the title of your song when you do a collab with someone on the site that says something like "remake" or "cover"??



jamsborockda wrote:
Hi everyone. I just think that it's strange that this site is called iCompositions when a lot of the songs posted are cover versions of popular songs. Perhaps there should be a separation between the two, especially for the charts. The site appears to be geared more to production rather than creativity. I understand that cover versions can be a different arrangement of the original song, but it is not a new composition.
iCompositions is a great site, I am just having problems understanding it. Does anyone else feel this?
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Add to Genre list 4 years ago
Experimental would be a nice add as well.
Thank-you For Email Notifications - Good Idea 4 years ago
I agree. This has been most helpful.
Behringer UCG102 For Mac 4 years ago
If you check Ebay regularly, you may find "educational" versions of Logic Pro, All the wonderful IK software (my fave is "Massive").

I have saved myself large amounts of buckage buying these "educational" versions off Ebay. They are the same exact programs, just meant for people that are in school and need to save some money for pizza, beer and a dime bag of weed.

Peace

Shadowkat
Behringer UCG102 For Mac 4 years ago
Might I suggest you upgrade to Logic Pro 9.

There are some new gadgets in the software that will help you at lot. I particularly like the "Pedals" they have added in this version.

Pretty cool and easy to use.
Vocal fixing 4 years ago
I agree with Gregdz on this.

You could also use a limiter/compressor on the vocal track in question, but that's not going to solve the major issue which is poor mic use.
What Are You Listening To Today? 4 years ago
I have been enjoying listening to my collection of old podcasts of Techtronics Sounds. For some reason unknown to me, the dj who did this show for about 3 years suddenly vanished from iTunes Podcasts listings, his website has vanished and his email account is closed.

Damn shame. Great show it was!!

Other than that, I have been listening to the album Balance 005 with James Holden recently along with Dirty Vegas's 2002 self-titled album.

Awesome stuff. I wonder why Dirty Vegas did 2 wonderful albums and then disappeared? Damn shame.
Official Song Plugging thread 4 years ago
I appreciate that this is made available for us, but I notice that very little attention is paid to any postings made here.

Shame, though. It's a good idea.

Peace

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Poll Vote/Comment 'Location' As A Genre Idea y/n? 4 years ago
I put just enough info on my page to get me in trouble, the last thing I want is anyone getting my ip address, my home address or anything like that without my permission.

I respect other people's privacy, please respect mine.

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Official Song Plugging thread 4 years ago
Howdy folks,

DJ Shadowkat here, just letting you know that I just posted a new tune called "Dark Passageway". it's actually a test mix, but I kinda liked it so I posted it anyway.

Please feel free to give it a listen!

Thanks!

Peace, Always!

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging thread 4 years ago
Greetings all, and A Happy New Year to you all!

I just posted my very first completely ambient piece for 2010, and I would like you to listen to it. After all, I worked an entire afternoon to make this! 8)

If any of you are interested in doing a collab of some experimental ambient music, please contact me! I have worked with other iComp artists in the past and would like to do it again!

Thanks!

Peace, Always! smiley

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging Thread 5 years ago
Hi!

I planted a new song on iComp last week but did not remember to promote it here. So here I am, better late than never! smiley

Please take a listen to my new song "Broken Into Terrabits".

Thank you for your attention!!

Peace, always!

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging Thread 5 years ago
Hello all!

After many weeks of hard work, slaving over a keyboard and a rack of other gadgets, I have now released a new song called "Europa (Arrival & Departure)" here on iComp.

Please give it a listen if you like.

Thank You.

Peace, Always!

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging Thread 5 years ago
NEW! Song "When The Spiders Ate The World" performed by Pharmakeus and Macoco, mix and post-production by me, DJ Shadowkat!

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Official Song Plugging Thread 5 years ago
:D

Please check out my first song posted for 2009, Time Steps. It's a nice ambient bit that's great to listen to with the ol' headphones.

Thanks

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging Thread 6 years ago
Hello all. I've been gone for a bit, but I'm back and wanted to share you anyone who will listen to my new song. It's called Jean Genie and it's a no-vocal version. I am asking other iComp Artists to get a copy of this from me and put their vocals on it. I'm going to do my own vocal track later.

Please listen and enjoy!

DJ Shadowkat
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Official Song Plugging Thread 6 years ago
Greetings.

Please check out my song, The Long Hard Haul.

Thanks

DJ Shadowkat

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MUGshot Presents: 6 years ago
Greetings.

Though I have not listened to the show until now, I would enjoy some shameless self promotion of my works on iComp on your show.

Please load up the last 6 songs I have posted and show them off for me?

(Is this how this works? I could produce my own show... oh well).

Peace

DJ Shadowkat
Official Song Plugging Thread 6 years ago
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You will go to the DJ Shadowkat page a listen to his music. You will like it. You will leave large amounts of positive comments and 5 star ratings.

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DJ Shadowkat's newest song is "The Last Ride". Please give this little rocker a listen and enjoy it immensely.

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Your hand is reaching for your mouse as you read this... you are clicking on DJ Shadowkat's link... you are under the spell of fun music to listen to....

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Awww... I'm not really THAT bad....

Peace, Always!!

DJ Shadowkat

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Play songs backwards in icomp! 6 years ago
Wow.

And to think I was just downloading them and reversing them in GB.

Oh well


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Official Song Plugging Thread 6 years ago
So how do you get to the latest plugs in here? I spent nearly 5 minutes hitting the forward button to get to the end.

Would it not be easier to format this forum so that the latest posts are first, with the oldest being the last? Seriously, the first post on here is from 2005!!!

Is there some was of sorting this stuff that I have not seen?

Hmmm

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Official Song Plugging Thread 6 years ago
Remixed and reposted

Thanks
Official Song Plugging Thread 6 years ago
Casual Neuropathy
A new tune by DJ_Shadowkat

Long, boring day at work. Came home, took a nap. Got up and was suddenly assaulted by my muse, who *****-slapped me around until I sat down behind the keys (both kinds) of Maczilla and started working.

(She stood over my shoulder the whole time)

I took all kinds of little loops, and sounds from old tapes of mine, I lifted and spliced, phased, tweaked, shifted and stretched just to see what it sounded like. Then things began falling into place, and the result of this madness of 2 hours 43 minutes completion time is what you find here.

As usual I tinker with several beats tangled together and then completely throw everything to a completely different direction rather suddenly, giving your eardrums whiplash.

I call this Techno-Stomp Jazz-Boogie Rock. Hope you enjoy it.

Peace Always!

DJ Shadowkat

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Official Song Plugging Thread 7 years ago
Shadowkat Strut
by DJ_Shadowkat


This one was played live in my head. It was a good show, so I decided to upload the song here so all you folks could enjoy it as well.

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Official Song Plugging Thread 7 years ago
An Exploration Into Space (Shadowkat's Deep Space Version)
by DJ_Shadowkat and Audiogasm


Audiogasm contacted me after I responded to some very nice words he had said about a few of my songs. I'm in the habit of writing the folks who leave comments here on iComposotions about my music, and have made several friends here, such as Monospark, who was one of the first iComp artists I chatted with and later collaborated with.

Audiogasm asked me to do a version of his song "An Exploration Into Space" and I listened to the song and gladly accepted the offer.

Audiogasm sent me his original GB tracks and I took it and ran with his song from there, remixing and adding stuff in my own spacey style. I am very glad to say that He is very much pleased with what I did with his song, so I hope the rest of you will be as well.

I had fun doing this, and I hope to collaborate with him again, as well as others here on iComp.

Peace Always,

DJ Shadowkat
Official Song Plugging Thread 7 years ago
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Greetings from the studios of DJ Shadowkat. I've just added a new tune to my list of songs posted on this wonderful website, and I would like to encourage people to listen to it, and perhaps, download it and turn other people on to it as well. Unless of course, you think it sucks. Which is always a possibility. Hopefully not, though.

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I think you will enjoy this tune called 'Suspended Modulation #2'. This is Part #2 of a 4-part set of tunes I hope to put out someday on an EP or something.

Thanks for your attention.

Peace

DJ Shadowkat

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POST your BOTTLE here!!!!! 7 years ago
What's a bottle? I musta been asleep when the meeting was in session....
Official Song Plugging Thread 7 years ago
Please check out DJ Shadowkat's newest song, "Suspended Modulation #1"!!

This is part #1 of a #4 part series. Please enjoy!

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Shadowkat
Backwards sounds? 7 years ago
I found a gadget that might help:

http://www.dontcrack.com/freeware/downloads.php/id/2384/software/Reversinator/
Backwards sounds? 7 years ago
I would like to suggest the audio program "Amadeus".

http://www.hairersoft.com/Amadeus.html

I like it better than Audacity. Amadeus supports AU and VST's. I use Pluggo with it and it's great!
What Do You Want To See In The Next Version Of GarageBand? 7 years ago
I want to be able to mix in 5.1 Surround. Dolby, DTS, SACD, DVD-A... whatever. I think that would rock!!!
Garageband '08 package 7 years ago
Sorry for the typos.... too early in the morning and not enough Mountain Dew in the bloodstream...

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Garageband '08 package 7 years ago
I purchased a copy of the new Garageband '08 on Monday.

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I must say that so far I am quite happy with it. I am pleased that Apple added more effects tracks, something I wanted quite badly, plus the control you now have over those effects is really quite wonderful. I like the new VU meters, and the timing pane.

I really don't know what to think about the instant-band thing, though.

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I wish they had reserved that function for a separate program. To me, this thing they added made the Garageband program seem kinda cheezy. I could have lived without this childish addition to an otherwise wonderful program.

It's actually somewhat embarassing to be honest. smiley

I did not need this function and I don't think that most of the folks using the program needed it, either. Please Apple, take that crap out of the program and make it a separate program. smiley

Garageband '08 seemed to be a bit more zippy on my G5, and on my Intel MacBookPro it scooted along quite nicely.

Over all I give this upgrade a 8.5.

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Official Song Plugging Thread 7 years ago
I have posted a new tune, please give it a listen!

I'm relatively certain it will make your toes tap...

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Thanks

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Need better sounding guitar 7 years ago
I like the synth guitars just almost as much as real guitar. I found some nice guitar synths online. I bought one package that you can add more sounds to as you want, so you can pick the sounds you like and not even bother with stuff you don't like. If you look hard, you might find what you are looking for. BTW: some of the best sampled synth guitars come from the UK.
Official Song Plugging Thread 7 years ago
Hi. I was unaware of the rule about not telling folks one has new song in the chat thingy, so goofy old me said something and got 'yelled' at.

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Sorry about that. I had not even looked at the chat stuff until tonight. I'm really not much of a "chatter".

So...

Here's my pitch:

I just completed posting a new tune called "Metallic Ambience".

Please feel free to check it out, and if you have a comment, please drop one in! I really appreciate iCompositions as a place to demo my music to the world, and the artists here I thank as well for the support and suggestions I have gotten so far.

:D

Peace to All (especially admins) smiley

DJ Shadowkat