Monday, August 20, 2007

The Jacket

I've remastered and tidied up The Jacket, used some more sample, and made a housier version which may be more clubby. They're all available at (see player below) or GarageBand which is a good option if you wanna iLike me on Facebook.

I used the EQ in excellent JAMin to make the spectrum roughly flat (it was quite low-end-heavy and there were little dips here and there). I didn't use any compression, but I think the EQing left a lot of room for makeup gain, so it could well be a lot louder. Anyone know about mastering? I don't.

If you want higher bit rate versions send me an email, sweet as..

The new ("original") version is now in the player (128k) and still available at zshare too (320k).

There's a new version I've put on zshare (cos I know all you blog readers love viewing zshare ads).. it has a nice complementary sub and some swooshes here and there and the drums are tidied up:
Haszari - The Jacket (original) [320kbps]

It'll go up on Last FM (etc) eventually but they're rejecting the 128k bla bla bla ...

Original post follows...

Here is a work-in-progress track currently called "Jacket". I'm happier with this (even in its current state) than I have been with any homemade music thus far. Here's a player, and the track is free-downloadable from, so go and grab it!

It was made with my favourite free software: ZynAddSubFX synth, Hydrogen drum machine, Ardour digital audio workstation, and sequencer Rosegarden. This is all installed and configured to run with low latency by default in the wonderful free operating system (Debian based) 64Studio.

Now your bit: leave comments below or let me know more directly what you reckon, what would make it better, etc etc. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

It's too long

afraid said...

My thing is that I never know what I could say that would be of any use at all, so I tend to say nothing apart from the odd 'keep it up!'


keep it up!

MishtaNegativity said...

I just listened to the new version (I'm special like that) and by gosh I like it.
It's a good beat.

Also, I forgot to ask, where'd you get the samples from?

MishtaNegativity said...

Ha, I was just listening to it again and wondering why you gave it such a long outro where everything sorta just fades away slowly - it's to make it easier to mix into other tracks right?
Makes sense from your DJ point of view but it's not very 'punchy'. You might need to make a radio version of it too, just for the average punters.

MishtaNegativity said...

also, let me do a remix when I come down.

Haszari said...

Cheers feller, the samples are from this program, a work of genius.

Ha that is ho'larious that you want a radio edit! Can do. Most DJs spit when they come across a radio edit!

Actually this backs up what Matt said (oh sorry I mean Anon).