Smoking Mirror Instrumental by starkynova muzik

starkynova muzik

Broadjam Artist: starkynova muzik
Song: Smoking Mirror Instrumental

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Cortez Farris (Producer and Engineer)

Pro General Comments: awesome track! reminds me of 90s hip hop with a touch of new age trap styleIt has a futuristic vibe to it. The sounds that you have choosen are great for a track of this kind. The drum programming reminds me of programming on a old school SP1200 whicch was a older popular roland drum machine from the 80 and 90s . The melody of the track very suttle but very appropriate for this track!I would love to hear some vocals on it. and what kind of vocal arrangement you would add to it. The mix is ok. not sure if you have mastered this track but if you are looking for a placement for an instrumental mastering or pre mastering is advised. I would add another sound or a drop to distinguish between verses and choruses. The track could use a bridge section to make it a bit more exciting. excitement in your tracks are very important. either from a mix stand point or from the souds that you chose for the track. drops are also very important. adding a sound or taking out a sound in differant sections can not only add seperation between sections but can add excitement to your tracks.

Quote From Pro: Great combination of 90s hip hop ad new age trap music.

Smoking Mirror Instrumental by starkynova muzik

starkynova muzik

Broadjam Artist: starkynova muzik
Song: Smoking Mirror Instrumental

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Cortez Farris (Producer and Engineer)

Pro General Comments: awesome track! reminds me of 90s hip hop with a touch of new age trap styleIt has a futuristic vibe to it. The sounds that you have choosen are great for a track of this kind. The drum programming reminds me of programming on a old school SP1200 whicch was a older popular roland drum machine from the 80 and 90s . The melody of the track very suttle but very appropriate for this track!I would love to hear some vocals on it. and what kind of vocal arrangement you would add to it. The mix is ok. not sure if you have mastered this track but if you are looking for a placement for an instrumental mastering or pre mastering is advised. I would add another sound or a drop to distinguish between verses and choruses. The track could use a bridge section to make it a bit more exciting. excitement in your tracks are very important. either from a mix stand point or from the souds that you chose for the track. drops are also very important. adding a sound or taking out a sound in differant sections can not only add seperation between sections but can add excitement to your tracks.

Quote From Pro: Great combination of 90s hip hop ad new age trap music.

I’ve Got It Made by Leon Hood

Leon Hood

Broadjam Artist: Leon Hood
Song: I've Got It Made

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Martin Blasick (Songwriter, Producer)

Pro General Comments: There's a lot of work that went into this arrangement. Some people do too little. If anything there's too much going on here. It's cinematic like a James Bond title song - big horns, dramatic. I wasn't sure where it was going, but soon got the idea this is going for the big cinematic vibe. Somehow the groove seems a bit lumpy. Is it quantized? The parts aren't vibing with each other rhythmically. Lots of great motifs in there but maybe covering up the thru line of the vocal with all the arrangement details. I'm not sure about the robotic treatment of the vocals. With all those traditional horns and strings I'm feeling a more natural vocal sound. Or go the other way and get synthy with the arrangement. There's a natural arc to a song when the arrangement and mix and song are all strong. A little trick I do is to mix drums/bass/vocal and then bring in the rest to taste. The instrumentation is overpowering the vocal. The vocal is the most important element. It's the melody and the story. Lots of effort went into this. I can hear it.

Quote From Pro: This song dares to play in the same playground as cinematic movie songs in the vein of James Bond and beyond.

I’ve Got It Made by Leon Hood

Leon Hood

Broadjam Artist: Leon Hood
Song: I've Got It Made

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Martin Blasick (Songwriter, Producer)

Pro General Comments: There's a lot of work that went into this arrangement. Some people do too little. If anything there's too much going on here. It's cinematic like a James Bond title song - big horns, dramatic. I wasn't sure where it was going, but soon got the idea this is going for the big cinematic vibe. Somehow the groove seems a bit lumpy. Is it quantized? The parts aren't vibing with each other rhythmically. Lots of great motifs in there but maybe covering up the thru line of the vocal with all the arrangement details. I'm not sure about the robotic treatment of the vocals. With all those traditional horns and strings I'm feeling a more natural vocal sound. Or go the other way and get synthy with the arrangement. There's a natural arc to a song when the arrangement and mix and song are all strong. A little trick I do is to mix drums/bass/vocal and then bring in the rest to taste. The instrumentation is overpowering the vocal. The vocal is the most important element. It's the melody and the story. Lots of effort went into this. I can hear it.

Quote From Pro: This song dares to play in the same playground as cinematic movie songs in the vein of James Bond and beyond.

BLAZZER RAID jdsoundworx by jdsoundworx

jdsoundworx

Broadjam Artist: jdsoundworx
Song: BLAZZER RAID jdsoundworx

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
David Weiss (Music Supervisor)

Pro General Comments: JD Soundworx,Hi -- thanks very much for your patience while I got this review done. I thought this was a terrific funk rock piece, and my only regret is that it wasn't longer! 1:15 is very quick. This is a timeless piece of music that seems like it would sound fresh coming out of the 70's, 80s, and on to today. Not sounding dated is a big help in getting songs licensed (unless of course the music supervisor is going for a very specific period sound), so that should be an asset to you in getting this song placed.

Quote From Pro: Timeless funk rock -- very easy to dance to and equally hard to forget.

BLAZZER RAID jdsoundworx by jdsoundworx

jdsoundworx

Broadjam Artist: jdsoundworx
Song: BLAZZER RAID jdsoundworx

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
David Weiss (Music Supervisor)

Pro General Comments: JD Soundworx,Hi -- thanks very much for your patience while I got this review done. I thought this was a terrific funk rock piece, and my only regret is that it wasn't longer! 1:15 is very quick. This is a timeless piece of music that seems like it would sound fresh coming out of the 70's, 80s, and on to today. Not sounding dated is a big help in getting songs licensed (unless of course the music supervisor is going for a very specific period sound), so that should be an asset to you in getting this song placed.

Quote From Pro: Timeless funk rock -- very easy to dance to and equally hard to forget.

Join the Dance! by Cindy Tuttle

Cindy Tuttle

Broadjam Artist: Cindy Tuttle
Song: Join the Dance!

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Tom Bocci (Music Supervisor, Producer, and Publisher)

Pro General Comments: Greetings Cindy,Thanks for returning for a review. First, let me congratulate you for trying a new song genre that is out of the comfort zone of the previous work you have submitted to me. Everything about the celebratory melody,your rhythmic vocal,and the bouncy arrangement suggest an expression that totally agrees with you.The opening instrumental and scat-singing set a up delightful mood for the listener to move to. Opening with the chorus is a good move structurally, but let me offer a lyrical suggestion that might make a difference, since the chorus is repeated many times. You want each word of a Latin song to fall naturally off the tongue. Try this, "I hear the music and the drums that are beating, My heart can't wait to get out on the floor,Come join the dance and follow the rhythm,It's a world only you can explore". Having a strong rhyme in the chorus will make it more memorable.Both verses work well as does the first bridge.But the outro should be "It's a world only you can explore"(three times), followed by a slow fade of "Dance, Dance follow the rhythm, Dance ,Dance follow the song...". For my ears this is preferable to an abrupt ending. Cindy,I hope you try these lyrical changes that won't make your vocal sound as rushed as it is now in those spots.

Quote From Pro: Everything about the celebratory melody,your rhythmic vocal,and the bouncy arrangement suggest an expression that totally agrees with you.

Join the Dance! by Cindy Tuttle

Cindy Tuttle

Broadjam Artist: Cindy Tuttle
Song: Join the Dance!

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Tom Bocci (Music Supervisor, Producer, and Publisher)

Pro General Comments: Greetings Cindy,Thanks for returning for a review. First, let me congratulate you for trying a new song genre that is out of the comfort zone of the previous work you have submitted to me. Everything about the celebratory melody,your rhythmic vocal,and the bouncy arrangement suggest an expression that totally agrees with you.The opening instrumental and scat-singing set a up delightful mood for the listener to move to. Opening with the chorus is a good move structurally, but let me offer a lyrical suggestion that might make a difference, since the chorus is repeated many times. You want each word of a Latin song to fall naturally off the tongue. Try this, "I hear the music and the drums that are beating, My heart can't wait to get out on the floor,Come join the dance and follow the rhythm,It's a world only you can explore". Having a strong rhyme in the chorus will make it more memorable.Both verses work well as does the first bridge.But the outro should be "It's a world only you can explore"(three times), followed by a slow fade of "Dance, Dance follow the rhythm, Dance ,Dance follow the song...". For my ears this is preferable to an abrupt ending. Cindy,I hope you try these lyrical changes that won't make your vocal sound as rushed as it is now in those spots.

Quote From Pro: Everything about the celebratory melody,your rhythmic vocal,and the bouncy arrangement suggest an expression that totally agrees with you.