Latin Twilight

This is a little cheerful background music with an easygoing, Latin feel. Relaxed, carefree, and casual, with a little sophistication.

This is the music I want the house band to play if I ever find myself somewhere watching the sunset over the ocean on the balcony of a laid-back night club with a few sophisticated friends. If I should ever make any sophisticated friends.

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Week 2 Scorecard

My final submissions have worked there way through Audio Jungle's review process. I got 3/5 for week 2 submissions, bringing the total up to 6/9. "Warm Fuzzies," "Harp and Pads Ident," and "Island Bounce Loop" all made the cut. "Free Electron" and the "Tremolo Strings & Piano Ident." weren't accepted. You win some, you lose some.
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Pizzi and Glock Loop

This is a short loop I made for commercial background audio. It uses pizzicato strings, glockenspiel, bass, and percussion. It's light, clean, upbeat, positive, and bright. It makes a perfect loop at 1:04.

This one marks my second submission for week #3. No report yet on week #2 submissions -they're still working their way through the queue.

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BrightWarmBusy Theme

The name says it all. This is a 20 second theme song that is bright, warm, and busy. It strikes a nice balance between happy and sincere. I used a piano, orchestral bass, percussion, and dulcimer with a tape delay effect. This song is the first submission of week #3.

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Free Electron

Free Electron is a little song I wrote with game audio in mind, although it could work for other production projects too. Anything that needs a little "electronic" sounding mid-tempo groove to set the scene. This is the last submission for the week, and I got it my quota of five for week #2.

I'll post the results of my week two submissions when they are all reviewed, but it may take awhile. The last two didn't get in until the 11th hour.

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Tremolo Strings & Piano Ident.

This is a 5 second long branding audio clip I made to accompany studio animations for credits. Can be used anywhere a little short background audio is needed for branding or identification purposes. Nothing fancy.


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Week One Score Card

The results are in from last week's submissions. "Wobble Bass," "Victor's Circle," and "Jazz Cat," have all been accepted. "Tech Ident" was rejected. I like to try submit 5 a week, but was one short for the first week. Slow start.

That makes the first summer score card 3/4. I'm tempted to add my early bird submissions to improve my percentage and make my quota, but it would feel dishonest. I couldn't do that to the faithful thousands who read my blog every day. (OK. Maybe I would just be lying to myself. What's the point?)

I have three more working their way through the queue this week. Two to go to recapture my self-respect.
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Island Bounce Loop

A little background audio for an island party. It makes a perfect loop at 58 seconds. With a little judicious cutting and pasting, the first four measures can be looped at the beginning or end for more flexibility.

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Harp and Pads Ident

This is a short clip I made using harp, pads, and light tympani for audio branding. Minor, gloomy, and a little other-worldly sounding.

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Warm Fuzzies

"Warm Fuzzies" were these little necklaces we made at camp when I was a kid. They were little balls of yarn, and the idea was to give someone a hug, then pull a single strand of yarn out of your ball and tie it to your partner's necklace. Just a little physical metaphor for a nice feeling.

I wrote this little one to try to capture a little of the "warm fuzzy" feelings of my childhood. I just happened to limit those feelings to one minute because that happily coincides with the amount of time that radio spots in need of audio run. What a coincidence.

This is the number one submission for this week, and it's actually bigger than it looks. I included both the straight-through version you hear below, and a looped version to give people flexibility for projects longer than 60 seconds.

Last week I submitted all of the songs for the week in one massed lump. Probably not the best way to do things. This week I'll submit them as I finish them. When I do that, my icon shows up on the main page of Audio Jungle spread out a bit longer. I may get a few more listens by submitting one a day, rather than a clump all at once. Not sure how much difference it makes in the end.

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