Midnight Impulse by robert wesley

robert wesley

Broadjam Artist: robert wesley
Song: Midnight Impulse

Reviewer: Randy Calligan

Positive Comments: I liked the melody and supporting chords

Constructive Comments: The song itself was much better than the virtual sounds or the arrangement. I wouldve brought strings in on the melody to bring it out the second time through. The piano seemed a little stiff like it needs to loosen up.

Midnight Impulse by robert wesley

robert wesley

Broadjam Artist: robert wesley
Song: Midnight Impulse

Reviewer: Randy Calligan

Positive Comments: I liked the melody and supporting chords

Constructive Comments: The song itself was much better than the virtual sounds or the arrangement. I wouldve brought strings in on the melody to bring it out the second time through. The piano seemed a little stiff like it needs to loosen up.

Once Upon A Time x by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Once Upon A Time x

Reviewer: Michael Patrick Hogan

Positive Comments: I liked this composition a LOT and listened to it several times! The piano part provides a wonderful steadiness/grounding, while the strings are delightfully more syncopated and reflective. The effect is one of intimacy, playfulness and love. The chord progression has a softness yet definitiveness about it. Absolutely beautiful piece!

Constructive Comments: I wanted the piece to last longer it was so lovely! I think the arrangement lends itself more towards “Classical-Romantic” than just “Classical-Contemporary”. The string sample you’re using doesn’t do justice to the lovely composition. If you stick with this sample, you might want to work more with the velocity and volume settings in your DAW to give more life to the strings, and work with the panning parameters to give more identity to the instruments. Some DAWs have a “Gate Time” setting on each instrument track that effectively changes short-sounding notes into smooth/legato notes. That feature is particularly good for samples that don’t play good legato lines. Afterwards, perhaps you could add some delay or more reverb (or even double the string track) so that the strings are more lush and the piece in general has more spaciousness to it.

Once Upon A Time x by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Once Upon A Time x

Reviewer: Michael Patrick Hogan

Positive Comments: I liked this composition a LOT and listened to it several times! The piano part provides a wonderful steadiness/grounding, while the strings are delightfully more syncopated and reflective. The effect is one of intimacy, playfulness and love. The chord progression has a softness yet definitiveness about it. Absolutely beautiful piece!

Constructive Comments: I wanted the piece to last longer it was so lovely! I think the arrangement lends itself more towards “Classical-Romantic” than just “Classical-Contemporary”. The string sample you’re using doesn’t do justice to the lovely composition. If you stick with this sample, you might want to work more with the velocity and volume settings in your DAW to give more life to the strings, and work with the panning parameters to give more identity to the instruments. Some DAWs have a “Gate Time” setting on each instrument track that effectively changes short-sounding notes into smooth/legato notes. That feature is particularly good for samples that don’t play good legato lines. Afterwards, perhaps you could add some delay or more reverb (or even double the string track) so that the strings are more lush and the piece in general has more spaciousness to it.

Storm Dance of Love by Rocky Larson

Rocky Larson

Broadjam Artist: Rocky Larson
Song: Storm Dance of Love

Reviewer: Michael Patrick Hogan

Positive Comments: Emotional performance! NIce chord progressions, secondary theme and variations in melody. Nice layering in and out of instruments as the piece progresses. Nice rubato and final cadence to major key, which successfully changes the mood from sad to bright/hopeful! I could tell what you were trying to do, and you pulled that off quite well. This piece could work as underscore for a scene in a film/TV it definitely paints a picture and brings images to mind.

Constructive Comments: I’m not sure this piece needs the rain and thunder sounds! Even when those sounds are absent, the composition creates an image and feeling of crying and tears. It sounds like there was at least one more instrument (other than the piano, string and percussion), but I couldn’t tell what it was. Perhaps panning the instrument farther away from the others to place it in its own “space” would help give it its own identity. Or use EQ to raise the amplitude of the bandwidth the instrument is playing in.

Storm Dance of Love by Rocky Larson

Rocky Larson

Broadjam Artist: Rocky Larson
Song: Storm Dance of Love

Reviewer: Michael Patrick Hogan

Positive Comments: Emotional performance! NIce chord progressions, secondary theme and variations in melody. Nice layering in and out of instruments as the piece progresses. Nice rubato and final cadence to major key, which successfully changes the mood from sad to bright/hopeful! I could tell what you were trying to do, and you pulled that off quite well. This piece could work as underscore for a scene in a film/TV it definitely paints a picture and brings images to mind.

Constructive Comments: I’m not sure this piece needs the rain and thunder sounds! Even when those sounds are absent, the composition creates an image and feeling of crying and tears. It sounds like there was at least one more instrument (other than the piano, string and percussion), but I couldn’t tell what it was. Perhaps panning the instrument farther away from the others to place it in its own “space” would help give it its own identity. Or use EQ to raise the amplitude of the bandwidth the instrument is playing in.

For Once In Your Life by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: For Once In Your Life

Reviewer: Jimmy Michaels

Positive Comments: This is great! Reminds me of Christopher Cross meets very early Air Supply. Love the feel and the chords. Takes it back to that 1981/1982 adult contemporary radio sound that’s been missing for many years. Keep up the great work, would love to hear more!

Constructive Comments: Really solid over all, only thing I can say is the vocals are slightly rough at a few small sections, that’s about it. Other than that, 10 stars!

For Once In Your Life by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: For Once In Your Life

Reviewer: Jimmy Michaels

Positive Comments: This is great! Reminds me of Christopher Cross meets very early Air Supply. Love the feel and the chords. Takes it back to that 1981/1982 adult contemporary radio sound that’s been missing for many years. Keep up the great work, would love to hear more!

Constructive Comments: Really solid over all, only thing I can say is the vocals are slightly rough at a few small sections, that’s about it. Other than that, 10 stars!