Jake Benson [progressive house]

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    Jul 04, 2010 8:29 PM GMT
    I'm just saying, I'm pretty fly when I produce and remix my own progressive house music.









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    Jul 04, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    Are my ears playing tricks on me, or do you use Fruity Loops?
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    Jul 04, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidAre my ears playing tricks on me, or do you use Fruity Loops?


    These are bad quality uploads to YouTube. I have the solid 320kpbs but these clearly sound like 60-92kpbs. Other people uploaded them. Yeah your ears are playing tricks on you. I used Logic Pro, not Fruity Fags. Maybe I should just take down the thread already. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 04, 2010 8:56 PM GMT
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    paulflexes saidAre my ears playing tricks on me, or do you use Fruity Loops?


    These are bad quality uploads to YouTube. I have the solid 320kpbs but these clearly sound like 60-92kpbs. Other people uploaded them. Yeah your ears are playing tricks on you. I used Logic Pro, not Fruity Fags. Maybe I should just take down the thread already. icon_sad.gif
    Fruity is full of win (many pros still use it). I was just wondering, because the bass line sounds like the original Fruity bass.

    PS. I still use Fruity Pro 3, from years ago...not very often, but it comes in handy for stuff sometimes. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 04, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
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    JakeBenson said
    paulflexes saidAre my ears playing tricks on me, or do you use Fruity Loops?


    These are bad quality uploads to YouTube. I have the solid 320kpbs but these clearly sound like 60-92kpbs. Other people uploaded them. Yeah your ears are playing tricks on you. I used Logic Pro, not Fruity Fags. Maybe I should just take down the thread already. icon_sad.gif
    Fruity is full of win (many pros still use it). I was just wondering, because the bass line sounds like the original Fruity bass.

    PS. I still use Fruity Pro 3, from years ago...not very often, but it comes in handy for stuff sometimes. icon_lol.gif


    Well considering Logic Pro upgrades are actually downgrades, maybe they are about the same.
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    Jul 04, 2010 9:01 PM GMT
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    paulflexes said
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    paulflexes saidAre my ears playing tricks on me, or do you use Fruity Loops?


    These are bad quality uploads to YouTube. I have the solid 320kpbs but these clearly sound like 60-92kpbs. Other people uploaded them. Yeah your ears are playing tricks on you. I used Logic Pro, not Fruity Fags. Maybe I should just take down the thread already. icon_sad.gif
    Fruity is full of win (many pros still use it). I was just wondering, because the bass line sounds like the original Fruity bass.

    PS. I still use Fruity Pro 3, from years ago...not very often, but it comes in handy for stuff sometimes. icon_lol.gif


    Well considering Logic Pro upgrades are actually downgrades, maybe they are about the same.
    My fav is ACID and Sound Forge (love Sony products). But I mainly just use it for mastering and adding effects that my keyboard doesn't have. Other than that, I do everything on the Motif workstation.
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    Jul 04, 2010 9:07 PM GMT
    JAKE! I use FL Studio and I've been producing quality Florida breakbeats for 6+ years.
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    Anyway, I like these productions too. Although to be honest they're not really prog house, are they? It's not like oldschool Luke Chable or Sander K or anything which is usually what I think of when I think of prog house. Yours is more mainstream than that.
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    Jul 07, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    breakers, Prog House has shifted completely since Deadmau5 started making music. Just like progressive trance today isn't at all what it was in 1996.
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    Jul 07, 2010 3:47 AM GMT
    *posting something so I can find this later to give a good listen. Will update when I do with what I think icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 08, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    i liked elegant Universe enough to buy it ( Beatport ... hope you're getting a decent percentage ).

    besides Arguru i was never a huge fan of deadmau5 ...
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    Jul 08, 2010 7:51 PM GMT
    Maybe it's a cultural thing, but I would class most of the above as "chill out" tracks. Soft trancey stuff at most. Definitely not House music of any kind. Noth that I dislike them - they're cool - but hardly club tracks? I dunno, perhaps you have pretty tame clubs over there ...
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    Jul 08, 2010 7:56 PM GMT
    For a white guy?? icon_smile.gif

    anyways, yor stuff is really good, but I personally think it develops too slowly... as in it takes long for the changes to set in... you could cut all of that the time it takes) by half and you'll have a mindblowing track (in my opinion anyway)
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    Jul 08, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    I know a guy who produces music for Tiesto.. one of the most successful trance DJ's... give him a listen for an idea on what Im talking about
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    Jul 09, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    but isn't Tiesto like ... yesterday's news ? which doesn't mean he's not good or that i don't enjoy some of his stuff ( i do ) but in terms of tendencies and what current dj's do, i don't think he's a "beacon" anymore.

    i always thought progressive house has to be slow in its climax , that's pretty much its signature no ?

    i like pretty much any prog house, tech house, techno, minimalist, electronica, trance and what's not ( nd frankly it seems the difference between some is growing more and more obscure ) as long as it catches and keeps my attention.



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    Jul 09, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    xassantex saidi liked elegant Universe enough to buy it ( Beatport ... hope you're getting a decent percentage ).

    besides Arguru i was never a huge fan of deadmau5 ...


    AWww thanks!!!! Yeah I hope I get something from Beatport too hahaha. No check yet.
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    Jul 09, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    Brit_Bloke saidMaybe it's a cultural thing, but I would class most of the above as "chill out" tracks. Soft trancey stuff at most. Definitely not House music of any kind. Noth that I dislike them - they're cool - but hardly club tracks? I dunno, perhaps you have pretty tame clubs over there ...


    No you're totally right. These are like dance songs to chill to. They have a dance beat, but I would honestly feel sorry for the crowd if they had to "dance" to this all night. It's too emotional and not hard enough. I totally agree with you on this. But nevertheless the best classification for these tracks are "progressive house," or more specific "deep progressive house." Just add the prefix "deep" in front of anything and it connotates that "chill out" essence you speak of.
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    Jul 09, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    amar_m saidFor a white guy?? icon_smile.gif

    anyways, yor stuff is really good, but I personally think it develops too slowly...


    That's because I don't make 3 minute POP music tracks for attention deficit America to get drunk to. (actually I do but these aren't those tracks). These are lounge tracks. They develop at a perfect pace. Their intent isn't to pummel you with commercial appeal, but to guide you through your own emotions. and thoughts.
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    Jul 09, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    O yeah, I prolly just think too fast
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    Jul 09, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    xassantex saidbut isn't Tiesto like ... yesterday's news ?


    Yup, he hit his peak in 2004. SInce then he hasn't really made anything that's progressed efficiently with the evolution of dance music. He's just stuck around because of his name.
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    Jul 09, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    amar_m saidO yeah, I prolly just think too fast


    I've been thinking different music appeals to different people depending on how they think and perceive. Not just moods. But some people need more stimulation to enjoy something. Others need less. Some need more repetition than others. It's like intensity of food. Some people like it spicy. Likewise, some people like to hear more in a song. Either taste is not superior though.
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    Jul 09, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
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    amar_m saidO yeah, I prolly just think too fast


    I've been thinking different music appeals to different people depending on how they think and perceive. Not just moods. But some people need more stimulation to enjoy something. Others need less. Some need more repetition than others. It's like intensity of food. Some people like it spicy. Likewise, some people like to hear more in a song. Either taste is not superior though.


    In medical terms, you have high-arousal and low-arousal people... I forgot what the exact terms are, but some ppl have to go extra high and far to get as much adrenaline, some get it quickly... difference between a runner and a sky-diver basically
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    Jul 09, 2010 11:00 AM GMT
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    amar_m saidO yeah, I prolly just think too fast


    I've been thinking different music appeals to different people depending on how they think and perceive. Not just moods. But some people need more stimulation to enjoy something. Others need less. Some need more repetition than others. It's like intensity of food. Some people like it spicy. Likewise, some people like to hear more in a song. Either taste is not superior though.


    In medical terms, you have high-arousal and low-arousal people... I forgot what the exact terms are, but some ppl have to go extra high and far to get as much adrenaline, some get it quickly... difference between a runner and a sky-diver basically


    Don't forget in terms of neuroscience some people have refined sections of the brain allocated to specific functions while others don't. So this can be due to chemicals, or simply neural wiring. Can even be both.