Jcrawf79

Jcrawf79

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Just a preview of the beginning of a composition. Mostly just shaped the chord progression for the first movement. Not sure what else I'll add yet, but it's a decent start.

Check out more of my music at BandCamp, SoundCloud and my home site on Wix. I'm also on Minds.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/user-996929436
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music
https://www.minds.com/Iohannes

Music Composer: John A. Crawford
Song name: Violin Prelude (preview)

Software Used:

For Music:

Audacity 2019.3.1 64-bit
copyright © 1999-2019 Audacity Team.
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.2.1).
Copyright © 2019 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC
https://www.openshot.org/

Another piano piece I did in college around the summer of 2000.

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Quintessential
Email: [email protected]

Software Used:

For Music:

Cakewalk by BandLab (Version 2019.05 BUILD 31, 64 bit)
Copyright © 2019 BandLab

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team.
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.2.
Copyright © 2019 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/)

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
(Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studi
https://www.openshot.org/)

I recorded this piece off my old HP. Composed it on my old IBM around 1999 and was toying with Quick Time's MIDI options. Unfortunately, saved the file wrong and no longer have an actual MIDI file for it. To remaster it, I'd have to transcribe the song, and I don't have the time, nor the patience to do that at the moment. But for a late 1990's synths, they're not too bad. Though had to clean out a few things with Audacity. Unfortunately, some of QuickTime's clipping I couldn't smooth out as well as I would have liked.

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Fresh Wave
email: [email protected]

This was first posted on YouTube on Jul 1, 2014. You can check it out here:
https://youtu.be/69rQlOC2PiM

Check out more of my music at Bandcamp, SoundCloud, and my home site on Wix.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/user-996929436
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music

Software Used:

For Music:
Apple Quick Time 6.5 (1994 - 2003 - http://www.apple.com/quicktime/)

Audacity copyright© 1999-2013 Audacity Team - The name Audacity® is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)

For Picture:
Paint.NET (Current Version: 3.5.10, Copyright © 2011 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors - Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/)

Picasa 3 (Copyright © 2003-2013, Google, Inc. - Official website: http://picasa.google.com/)

For Movie Compilation:
Windows Live Movie Maker (version 2011, build, Copywrite 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - official website http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/movie-maker)

A piano piece I did in college around 2000. Rather short, but was fun to make.

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Aristocratic
Email: [email protected]

Software Used:

For Music:

Cakewalk by BandLab (Version 2019.05 BUILD 31, 64 bit)
Copyright © 2019 BandLab

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team.
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Cakewalk by BandLab Version 2019.05 (Build 31, 64 bit)
Copyright © 2019 BandLab

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.2.
Copyright © 2019 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/)

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
(Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studi
https://www.openshot.org/)

Composed this in 2000, about the time I was transferring to Washington State University. I had taken a couple years of music theory, and was interested in the use of key changes, particularly when going through the cycle of fifths, and chord progressions.

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Choral
Email: [email protected]

Software Used:

For Music:

Cakewalk by BandLab (Version 2019.05 BUILD 31, 64 bit)
Copyright © 2019 BandLab

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team.
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Cakewalk Home Studio (3.1.4.0, then Twelve Tones circa 1997-2002, as well as 2003 Edition, by Roland)

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.1.5.
Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/)

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
(Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studi
https://www.openshot.org/)

***Note:*** I had previously shared a version of this song on December 12th, 2017. That one used VST instruments in the bank of instruments that came with Cakewalk's Sonar music studio.It was also called Glam Rock and can be found here:
https://www.bitchute.com/video/9BBZ522C3ZsC/

Short for General MIDI Rock. It was first composed on my old IBM in 1997.

The SGM soundfont is close to how it would have sounded on the IBM after its upgrade from Window 3.11 to Windows 95, with the addition of the Soundblaster AWE 32 - the first sound card I had that was soundfont capable. The Ken Ardency drum kit is an upgrade on the AWE 32 drums. If you really wanted the old style Sound Blaster AWE drum presets, the Merlin Audigy soundfont is pretty close. Though that one is somewhat of an upgrade of the original AWE soundfonts for the Sound Blaster cards of the early 2000's. But, unless you have an ear for it, you really can't tell that much difference between the AWE series and the Audigy MIDI.

There were probably some technological differences from maybe 16 bit sound to 24 bit, though I'm not sure that there was any change from mono to stereo. I'm not even sure what would be the point, as each individual instrument is going to have sequencer adjustments in panning to give the stereo effect. But the surround and other effects in Audigy sound cards was impressive. Drums, I'm not sure if they were recorded in stereo, or if they did some sort of sequencing in the drum set's programming that creates the effect. As I remember it, the AWE series had a way for MIDI soundfont enthusiasts to play with the soundfont editor to create their own instruments and MIDI bank presets. It seemed at that time that it was possible to pan individual keys associated with a particular wave that is being used to represent the font. I didn't get far enough into it to know whether you could program what changes in velocity can take effect. I think that was something possible, but, again, I never got that technical in the editor. Yet I did use panning with the selected instruments, as well as adjusted them to what I find to be more adequate for recording for today.

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: GM Rock
Music composer: John A. Crawford
Music label: none
Email: [email protected]

Software Used:

For Music:

Anvil Studio 64, (Current Version 2019.3.1 64--bit) Copyright © 1997-2019 Willow Software, http://www.anvilstudio.com/

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team.
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Cakewalk Home Studio (3.1.4.0, then Twelve Tones circa 1997-2002, as well as 2003 Edition, by Roland)

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.1.5.
Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/)

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
(Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC
https://www.openshot.org/)

I extended the previous sound experiment and, well, made something... interesting.

Check out more of my music at BandCamp, SoundCloud and my home site on Wix. I'm also on Minds.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/user-996929436
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music
https://www.minds.com/Iohannes

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: The Master Bleep Bloop
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none

Software Used:

For Music:

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team.
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Anvil Studio 64, (Current Version 2019.3.1 64--bit) Copyright © 1997-2019 Willow Software, http://www.anvilstudio.com/

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.1.5).
Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC
https://www.openshot.org/

Not really a song, as much as playing with noise for the sake of playing with noise. >.>

Will spend more time later seeing what I can to get more familiar with the Master System sounds, and maybe find a better soundfont that includes the drum noises for that might have been used in a Master System rom, either as part of the PSG, or some additional chip in the cartridge.

Check out more of my music at BandCamp, SoundCloud and my home site on Wix. I'm also on Minds.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/user-996929436
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music
https://www.minds.com/Iohannes

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Master System Bleep Bloop
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none

Software Used:

For Music:

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team.
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Anvil Studio 64, (Current Version 2019.3.1 64--bit) Copyright © 1997-2019 Willow Software, http://www.anvilstudio.com/

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.1.5).
Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC
https://www.openshot.org/

Bass line and drum cadence using The Ultimate Mega Drive Soundfont (by TheEighthBit - https://musical-artifacts.com/artifacts/24). Will probably add some type of chorus or brass/orchestral hits next.

Check out more of my music at BandCamp, SoundCloud and my home site on Wix. I'm also on Minds.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/user-996929436
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music
https://www.minds.com/Iohannes

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: 90's 16-beat Mega Drive (Drum & Bass)
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none

Software Used:

For Music:

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team.
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Cakewalk Sonar Artist (Version 23.7.0 BUILD 37 [2017 - 07] x64)
Copyright © 2017 Cakewalk, Inc.
https://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/Buy-Now/SONAR-Artist

Sibelius Ultimate 2018.12
Copyright © 2018 Avid Technology, Inc.
http://www.avid.com/sibelius

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.1.5).
Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC
https://www.openshot.org/

Just a quick drum cadence using The Ultimate Mega Drive Soundfont (by TheEighthBit - https://musical-artifacts.com/artifacts/24). Will probably add more to it later. A preview of things to come.

Check out more of my music at BandCamp, SoundCloud and my home site on Wix. I'm also on Minds.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/user-996929436
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music
https://www.minds.com/Iohannes

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Jazz March
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none

Software Used:

For Music:

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team.
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Cakewalk Sonar Artist (Version 23.7.0 BUILD 37 [2017 - 07] x64)
Copyright © 2017 Cakewalk, Inc.
https://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/Buy-Now/SONAR-Artist

Anvil Studio 64, (Current Version 2019.3.1 64--bit) Copyright © 1997-2019 Willow Software, http://www.anvilstudio.com/

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.1.5).
Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC
https://www.openshot.org/

The basic theme for the piece. Probably add a second theme, maybe a violin solo, possibly a guitar solo. We'll see. For now, enjoy a taste of what I started composing this past night. 😉

Check out more of my music at Bandcamp and my home site on Wix.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawf...

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Givin' It Some Funk
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none

Software Used:

For Music:
Anvil Studio 64, (Current Version 2019.3.1 64--bit) Copyright © 1997-2019 Willow Software, http://www.anvilstudio.com/

Audacity (Current Version 2.2.1) Copyright© 1999 - 2017 Audacity Team - The name Audacity® is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth (Current Version 2.5.4, 64-bit) Copyright© 2018 CoolSoft

For Picture:
Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.1.5). Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors - Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC

I started this piece back in 2003. Had the initial chord progression on the intro fleshed out. Finally, 16 years later in 2019, I have the rest of the parts in place.Still considering whether to do a solo in the middle or not. But it's pretty decent for now.

Check out more of my music at Bandcamp and my home site on Wix.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: City Streets
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none

Software Used:

For Music:
Anvil Studio 64, (Current Version 2019.3.1 64--bit) Copyright © 1997-2019 Willow Software, http://www.anvilstudio.com/

Audacity (Current Version 2.2.1) Copyright© 1999 - 2017 Audacity Team - The name Audacity® is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth (Current Version 2.5.4, 64-bit) Copyright© 2018 CoolSoft

For Picture:
Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.1.5). Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors - Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC

As noted in the title, this is a chiptune version of the song. Besides the use of the Ken Ardency drums, the OPL3 FM 128M soundfont sounds similar to what my old 486 sounded like back in 1997 when City Streets was first composed.

Check out more of my music at Bandcamp and my home site on Wix.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: City Streets
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none

Software Used:

For Music:
Anvil Studio 64, (Current Version 2018.12.364--bit) Copyright © 1997-2018 Willow Software, http://www.anvilstudio.com/

Audacity (Current Version 2.2.1) Copyright© 1999 - 2017 Audacity Team - The name Audacity® is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth (Current Version 2.5.4, 64-bit) Copyright© 2018 CoolSoft

For Picture:
Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.1.5). Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors - Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC

Check out more of my music at BandCamp, SoundCloud and my home site on Wix. I'm also on Minds.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/user-996929436
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music
https://www.minds.com/Iohannes

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Baby Hold On (Chiptune Version)
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none

Software Used:

For Music:

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team.
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Cakewalk Sonar Artist (Version 23.7.0 BUILD 37 [2017 - 07] x64)
Copyright © 2017 Cakewalk, Inc.
https://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/Buy-Now/SONAR-Artist

Sibelius Ultimate 2018.12
Copyright © 2018 Avid Technology, Inc.
http://www.avid.com/sibelius

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.1.5).
Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC
https://www.openshot.org/

The Final Fantasy VII classic boss battle theme. This is my tribute to the great game composer Nobuo Uematsu.

As we know, Final Fantasy VII is part of the Final Fantasy franchise created by Square (Square Enix), and was originally released in 1997.

No credit for any of this to me. All I did was assign the synths on Cakewalk Sonar Artist (Version 23.10.0 BUILD 37 [2017 - 10] x64) © 2017 Cakewalk, Inc.).

A jazz tune I made back in college around 2003.The pic is from an old RP at Chamber City in SL. Tending the bar is Amara Parmelee. My character, the leopard skinned fellow, was named Iohannes Crispien, or Ioh (like Yo!, not Lo - the annoying aspect of the capital i looking like the lower cased L >.<).

The first upload was on YouTube back in Mar 9, 2013 on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/ldI19GhM4Uw

For now, will keep the original on my YouTube channel.

Check out more of my music at Bandcamp and my home site on Wix. I'm also on Minds.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music
https://www.minds.com/Iohannes

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Ricochet (2018 Remaster)
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none

Software Used:

For Music:

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Cakewalk Sonar Artist (Version 23.10.0 BUILD 37 [2017 - 10] x64)
Copyright © 2017 Cakewalk, Inc.
https://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/Buy-Now/SONAR-Artist

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.0.21)
Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.3
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC
https://www.openshot.org/

Check out more of my music at Bandcamp and my home site on Wix. I'm also on Minds.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music
https://www.minds.com/Iohannes

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Arpeggiated Pizzicato
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none

Software Used:

For Music:

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Cakewalk Sonar Artist (Version 23.10.0 BUILD 37 [2017 - 10] x64)
Copyright © 2017 Cakewalk, Inc.
https://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/Buy-Now/SONAR-Artist

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.0.21)
Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.3
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC
https://www.openshot.org/

Originally uploaded to YouTube on July 14, 2012.

Also known as 'Dungeon', and an update can be heard here: https://www.bitchute.com/video/aNEYMnHVsKvn/

This was either first year of college or senior year high school. A rather atmospheric piece. It's one of my first compositions that I played around with the pan settings which you can tell when the brass comes in.

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Down
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none
Rights owner's name and contact information: John A. Crawford email: [email protected]
Your name (first/last): John Crawford

Software Used:

For Music:
Cakewalk Home Studio (3.1.4.0, then Twelve Tones circa 1997-2002, as well as 2003Edition, now by Roland - see official website: http://www.cakewalk.com/)

For Picture:
Paint.NET (Current Version: 3.5.10, Copyright © 2011 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors - Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/)

Picasa 3 (Current Version: 3.9.0, Copyright © 2003-2001, Google, Inc. - Official website: http://picasa.google.com/)

For Movie Compilation:
Windows Live Movie Maker (version 2011, build, Copywrite 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - official website http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wi...)

Originally uploaded to YouTube on July 14, 2012.

Another college piece. I had always liked the pastoral and rhapsodic type musical pieces. They just have a certain flow about them. So, in this, I tried to recreate such a feeling and vibe, switching out themes that had been juggling themselves in my mind at the time.

Also, there are meter changes, and the piece is never really in the common. Will leave it to you, the listener to try and guess what meters are used. ;)

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: New Rhapsody
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none
Rights owner's name and contact information: John A. Crawford
email: [email protected]
Your name (first/last): John Crawford

Software Used:

For Music:
Cakewalk Home Studio (3.1.4.0, then Twelve Tones circa 1997-2002, as well as 2003 Edition, now by Roland - see official website: http://www.cakewalk.com/)

For Picture:
Paint.NET (Current Version: 3.5.10, Copyright © 2011 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors - Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/)

Picasa 3 (Current Version: 3.9.0, Copyright © 2003-2001, Google, Inc. - Official website: http://picasa.google.com/)

For Movie Compilation:
Windows Live Movie Maker (version 2011, build, Copywrite 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - official website http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/movie-maker)

Originally uploaded to YouTube on July 14, 2012.

A bit more of a rock/contemporary piece, save for being more a synth/instrumental blend. I particularly like the organ in this. It really pushes the tempo along.

The synth instruments are from the Sound Blaster Audigy that I upgraded onto a HP Pavilion. This was the rig for my last year of college, and one I still have and works to this day. However, it's Windows 98, and somewhere around 400 Mhz, and I believe a Pentium III processor. So yeah, it's not going online at all these days. <.<

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Into The Night
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none
Rights owner's name and contact information: John A. Crawford
email: [email protected]
Your name (first/last): John Crawford

Software Used:

For Music:
Cakewalk Home Studio (3.1.4.0, then Twelve Tones circa 1997-2002, as well as 2003 Edition, now by Roland - see official website: http://www.cakewalk.com/)

For Picture:
Paint.NET (Current Version: 3.5.10, Copyright © 2011 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors - Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/)

Picasa 3 (Current Version: 3.9.0, Copyright © 2003-2001, Google, Inc. - Official website: http://picasa.google.com/)

For Movie Compilation:
Windows Live Movie Maker (version 2011, build, Copywrite 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - official website http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/movie-maker)

Originally uploaded to YouTube on July 14, 2012.

Another a mix of piano piece and an earlier composition. The piano at the beginning was composed later in college while the rest of the piece was a high school composition. It sort of has a fugue element towards the end.

The synth instruments are from the Sound Blaster Audigy that I upgraded onto a HP Pavilion. This was the rig for my last year of college, and one I still have and works to this day. However, it's Windows 98, and somewhere around 400 Mhz, and I believe a Pentium III processor. So yeah, it's not going online at all these days. <.<

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Eloquent Enchantment
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none
Rights owner's name and contact information: John A. Crawford
email: [email protected]
Your name (first/last): John Crawford

Software Used:

For Music:
Cakewalk Home Studio (3.1.4.0, then Twelve Tones circa 1997-2002, as well as 2003 Edition, now by Roland - see official website: http://www.cakewalk.com/)

For Picture:
Paint.NET (Current Version: 3.5.10, Copyright © 2011 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors - Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/)

Picasa 3 (Current Version: 3.9.0, Copyright © 2003-2001, Google, Inc. - Official website: http://picasa.google.com/)

For Movie Compilation:
Windows Live Movie Maker (version 2011, build, Copywrite 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - official website http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/movie-maker)

Originally uploaded to YouTube on July 14, 2012.

I combined two compositions into one song to make a piano intro that turns into a more hip hop rhythm between the bass and drums, mixed with more piano comp.

The synth instruments are from the Sound Blaster Audigy that I upgraded onto a HP Pavilion. This was the rig for my last year of college, and one I still have and works to this day. However, it's Windows 98, and somewhere around 400 Mhz, and I believe a Pentium III processor. So yeah, it's not going online at all these days. <.<

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Bright Bust
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none
Rights owner's name and contact information: John A. Crawford
email: [email protected]
Your name (first/last): John Crawford

Software Used:

For Music:
Cakewalk Home Studio (3.1.4.0, then Twelve Tones circa 1997-2002, as well as 2003 Edition, now by Roland - see official website: http://www.cakewalk.com/)

For Picture:
Paint.NET (Current Version: 3.5.10, Copyright © 2011 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors - Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/)

Picasa 3 (Current Version: 3.9.0, Copyright © 2003-2001, Google, Inc. - Official website: http://picasa.google.com/)

For Movie Compilation:
Windows Live Movie Maker (version 2011, build, Copywrite 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - official website http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/movie-maker)

Originally posted on YouTube on July 14, 2012.

I always liked 'Für Elise' (Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor for solo piano). So, one day, just for fun, I decided to try to do a piano piece in the same style as Beethoven's. This was some time in my college days, probably around 2000. The MIDI file has the last modify date at Aug. 8, 2000. It even has the time stamp at 12:56 AM, which doesn't surprise me. Always have been a bit more of a nocturnal sort of creature. ;3

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Beethoven Tribute
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none
Rights owner's name and contact information: John A. Crawford
email: [email protected]
Your name (first/last): John Crawford

Software Used:

For Music:
Cakewalk Home Studio (3.1.4.0, then Twelve Tones circa 1997-2002, as well as 2003 Edition, now by Roland - see official website: http://www.cakewalk.com/)

For Picture:
Paint.NET (Current Version: 3.5.10, Copyright © 2011 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors - Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/)

Picasa 3 (Current Version: 3.9.0, Copyright © 2003-2010, Google, Inc. - Official website: http://picasa.google.com/)

For Movie Compilation:
Windows Live Movie Maker (version 2011, build, Copywrite 2010 by Microsoft Corporation - official website http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/movie-maker)

Check out more of my music at Bandcamp and my home site on Wix. I'm also on Minds.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music
https://www.minds.com/Iohannes

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Hyperbole
Music composer/lyricist/publisher: John A. Crawford
Music label (if any): none

Finally something new!

I have to admit, was going through some frustrations musically, but especially technically. The main thing has been between Sonar and Sibelius. There's probably better software out there than Sonar, but I've been with Cakewalk since I began composing on MIDI back around 1997. To be honest, their older MIDI composition software was better on the notation side. Studio and synth wise, they have improved greatly, which comes with better overall PC hardware that can make it possible to have quality soft synths without needing an a special sound card. Granted, I miss the old Creative Labs AWE series of soundcards, but, since the days of Windows XP, with computers having more built in RAM, as well as greater storage for soundfonts, VSTs, and and other soft synths, even the specs from 10 years ago far exceeds the old AWE 32 and 64 cards, who were generous in the late 90's in giving out 512 KB, with expansion up to 24 MB. Even the AWE 64 came standard with a 'value' version that offered 512 KB, and the 'Gold' offering 4 MB. So no, neither the AWE 32 or 64 would have been able to handle the 1 GB professional soundfont synths that became possible by the mid 2000's. VSTs have now become the more common soft synths, with some modern MIDI and music software closing out support for Soundfonts, so that you have to use Cool Soft's Virtual MIDI synth to use them in place of your standard MIDI. Of course, there are some that try to retrofit, which is the main issue for the modern music software, is that Windows 10, 64 bit is becoming the standard for OS that companies are developing for. So, if you like the older stuff, it's best to keep around an XP machine so you can still use some of the older software and hardware, then transfer over you creations to a modern computer for any editing you need to publish it in the modern media.

Anyways, for the actual music, I play around with alternative chord progressions. You'll hear the common I - vi - ii - V progression in a couple places, But the main progression is I- vi/iii - IV/ii - V/V with a back and forth between the IV/ii and V/V in a few spots. Enjoy!

Software Used:

For Music:

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Cakewalk Sonar Artist (Version 23.10.0 BUILD 37 [2017 - 10] x64)
Copyright © 2017 Cakewalk, Inc.
https://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/Buy-Now/SONAR-Artist

Sibelius Ultimate 2018.7
Copyright © 2018 Avid Technology, Inc.
http://www.avid.com/sibelius

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.0.21)
Copyright © 2018 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.2
Copyright 2008 - 2018 by OpenShot Studios, LLC
https://www.openshot.org/

This is an updated version using Sonar and its synths.

Check out more of my music at Bandcamp and my home site on Wix. I'm also on Minds.

https://jcrawf79.bandcamp.com/
http://jcrawf79.wixsite.com/johncrawford/music
https://www.minds.com/Iohannes

Artist name: John A. Crawford
Song name: Afro Rhythm (trap set version)

Software Used:

For Music:

Audacity 2.2.1
copyright © 1999-2018 Audacity Team.
Audacity is a registered trademark of Dominic Mazzoni
http://www.audacityteam.org/

Cakewalk Sonar Artist (Version 23.7.0 BUILD 37 [2017 - 07] x64)
Copyright © 2017 Cakewalk, Inc.
https://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/Buy-Now/SONAR-Artist

Sibelius 8.7.2
Copyright © 2018 Avid Technology, Inc.
http://www.avid.com/sibelius

For Picture:

Paint.NET (Current Version: 4.0.9).
Copyright © 2017 dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors -
Official website: http://www.getpaint.net/

For Movie Compilation:

OpenShot Video Editor 2.4.1 .
Copyright 2008 - 2016 by OpenShot Studios, LLC
https://www.openshot.org/

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