Broadjam Artist: Warren Hein
Song: Dirty Daddy
Reviewer: Norb Studelska/Upper Air Disturbance
Positive Comments: Wow, Great lead vocal voice quality. The song grabbed me right away. Great instrumentation and mix. You “nailed” the tempo, melody, lyrics, and overall presentation. I wanted to hear more, so I played it again (and will continue to listen to it some more). NICE JOB!
Constructive Comments: I wanted to hear a little more volume on the harp at the beginning. My ear would like a little more treble on the lead guitar (to make it a little more distinct). These are really not criticisms, just what my ears/brain would like.
Broadjam Artist: Paul Messina
Song: Sailing the Caribbean
Reviewer: Randal Dunkle
Positive Comments: Very nice sound – I especially like the piano runs, really has a very staccato sound, I also like the sax – very cool!
Constructive Comments: Not a lot of negatives – very professional sounding tune, I think the saxophone may take over this a piece a little too much even though it sounds fantastic! Instead of a flat top guitar – I would like to hear a little more of an edge with a lead electric guitar – best wishes and may God bless!
Broadjam Artist: Jeff Ashbaker
Song: Before You Swallow
Reviewer: FRED GROSS
Positive Comments: A real toe-tapper!! Good dance tune definitely.. This has several potential applications: TV-Film-Live Clubscene- RadioGuitar was kickin! Vocals were very good. Overall recording was nice.
Constructive Comments: Nothing much here. The guitar could be brought up just a pinch in the mix, but nice overall. Great job, keep it comin!
Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: We’ve Never Let Go Of Our Dream (Pop)
Reviewer: Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)
Positive Comments: Nice recording. Clean intro draws in the listener. Kind of Latin feel, could apply a Bossa Nova(ish) on this one. Nice Chorus. Very beautiful chord progression, good groove and I like the arrangement I loved the Coda where you grooved on the reprise to the fade… You don’t hear music written like that much anymore so the more I hear it the more happy I am. So many good things about this track, love the live feel and respect for the song writer!! Al the elements are there and shinning… super nice bridge and guitar break leading back to the hook. There are too many great hooks in this song to count!
Constructive Comments: Would have liked a more prominent drum track. The drum machine parts are buried leaving me feeling something is missing sonically. My man Chet, you and I need to do a collaboration…… If you have something laying around that needs drums, it’s on me. 🙂
Broadjam Artist: Billy Pilgrim
Song: Double Wide
Reviewer: Rin Vinson
Positive Comments: Wow…Epic piece here. Excellent job all the way around. In a word, I would say muscular. All instrumentation was composed appropriately and everything compliments one another seamlessly. The horns and the percussion section push hard while the strings create an anticipation of something large on its way. I visualize a scene in a tv show or movie where people, animals, cars etc…are running away from something large and menacing. The composition, recording, mix, and master are all 100% professionally done. Thanks for sharing.
Constructive Comments: Nothing negative to say here. The piece should do well. I really enjoy quality compositions and recordings and this delivers on all fronts. Thanks for sharing and good luck with it.
Broadjam Artist: Charlie Shock
Song: THE WAY LIFE GOES
Reviewer: FRED GROSS
Positive Comments: Nice overall production. This is an excellent track for a film or TV spot. It really stikes me as perfect for a tv show theme song. Nicely done!
Constructive Comments: Not much here to say. The only thing that stood out to me was the distortion. Once the music kicks in the vocals fade a little into the mix also. I would bring them up just a touch.
Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Just Another Day
Reviewer: Patrick E. Muth
Positive Comments: i like the combination of instruments. the voice sounds nice with the tone used. great start and come in. nice job on that.
Constructive Comments: I think a better mix would suit this. you have some good horses here, worth a little more feed. not that it will do well as it is. the voice is close enough to pass, but Melo-dyne used at about 75% would make this smash in my opinion.Am I ever satisfied? No. No. No. It’s what music teacher do, it’s what my two piano teacher Aunts did to me. They refused to give you a perfect score. I hated them for it then, but now I realize that they loved me so much they wanted me to be perfect–for real. Straight Ahead Brother! catnip pat
Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Better When It Was A Dream/ Rock Lo-Fi
Reviewer: FRED GROSS
Positive Comments: Nice bright recording. Could definitely be used for soundtrack purposes or music synching to something like TWC. I think a little more bass would help, but its nice the way it is.
Constructive Comments: Not much to say here. It gets a little repetitous after about 2 minutes.
Broadjam Artist: Randal Dunkle
Song: Praising The Lord
Reviewer: Jeff Roberts
Positive Comments: Nice harmonic work!! Of course this is Randal singing in faith. Interesting story lyrics that bring a lot of gospel events, which makes it more complex and interesting than a lot of Christian Rock.
Constructive Comments: The vocals are too dry &close and much louder than the rest of the tracks, so it gives a bit of a voiceover effect. If you push the vocals back in level, record a bit farther from the mic, and add some reverb it will let the vocal sit in the mix better.
Broadjam Artist: Steve Dafoe – Songwriter
Song: Gone Baby Gone (Jazz Pop)
Reviewer: Brenda Craven
Positive Comments: This is a great jazz piece. Loved the vocals, a cross of Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson. Great instrumentation comma and I love the old Jazz feel. This reminds me of the music my uncle played as a drummer with jazz great Jay McSmhann. Very impressive music and I loved every moment of it. Well done!
Constructive Comments: No criticism to offer.