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stoman / Steffen O 8 minutes ago
TRY AGAIN Still needs good vocals and real drums. Lyrics: Mike Mantecon Bass: Jean Lui Toudou Guitars: Jim Lawler
Astronut / The Astronut 9 minutes ago
Kompoz, This is difficult, but I feel we need to talk. I've walked out the door enough times now that I've lost count. Brannon used to say "They all come back." He is generally right on this point, but do you know why? Hope. Hope is a dangerous word filled with expectation and trust, yet easily broken or lost. It feels like a love/hate relationship being here sometimes. Why? On one hand, Kompoz has provided me with countless opportunities to create, share, collaborate, communicate, grow, learn, make friends, and express myself. For that I am thankful. I am not the only one, and that is to be commended. On the other hand, you have let the weeds grow in this garden to the point where people feel the place is abandoned. Many of the great features of the site are now gone. Tech support is bare bones, engagement is almost nil, and various concerns of long-time members have not been addressed. Rumor has it, it's a one-man-operation and has been so for quite some time. Why? Since 2011, I have used this website. In that time, various members have offered up constructive criticism, suggestions, tips, general help, mentoring, forum/group moderation, free artistic/technical services, money, consultancy, and more. Most of which was rejected, spare the urgent repairs needed to keep the lights on, and the handful of revisions you have taken on board when it suited your interest. This site would not exist without the hundreds of thousands of projects created by users. Users with hope that the site will provide them with a creative outlet, a way to share their skills, a place where they may get help to create songs, a place to learn and grow as an artist, a place to find a community of like-minded people, a place to make friends, contacts, find mentors, a place where boredom or creative frustration can be alleviated. To your credit, you have hosted contests, charts, podcasts, online store, and created a few major updates to the site since I have been here. Some good features have dried up, others hang on by a thread, and the latest revision of the site is an ongoing effort built by one man based on your priorities/schedule, not those of paying members. Some say you maintain a regular job and family, a cover band, and hobbies. That's to be respected and understood. One caveat though. Where does Kompoz fit in? Does it matter anymore? Is it a burden? A liability? Is it not financially feasible to hire staff? Is the site not worth investing in staff? Is Kompoz a hobby? An expression of vanity? An investment? How do you benefit? What kind of transparency can be expected here? None? It is no surprise I have been taken to task for my criticisms of your decisions and Kompoz. That I can own, but know it came from a good place and not just someone complaining. If my comments seem curt or lack diplomacy, that comes from the frustration of feeling no one is listening. Do our voices matter? I presume so, at least to some extent. Kompoz is the best online collaboration site currently available. Only best because it functions as a large, open, creative playground for songwriters/musicians and has a larger, active community than others. Now, in this new age of lockdowns where more artists are confined or limited with "outside" options, online collaboration is becoming a "norm" (read Two Minutes To Late Night). This could be a chance to really grow. Hope does not work for me here, but what can help is knowing that you care enough to consider the interests of the users that bring this site life. Rev. 3 is not looking good in that regard so far, but I will gladly stow my doubts if proven wrong. That would include renewing my paid account to put my money where my big mouth is. Will the search ever be fixed? Will there ever be dedicated staff to moderate or troubleshoot problems? Why essentially "kill off" all old projects? Will MikeJM ever get his account sorted out? Will the focus ever shift back to making music or lean further into a Facebook feed trend? Will Kompoz continue to coast along with the not a priority/just a hobby feel to it? That is the impression I get. Maybe I am wrong. That is a common occurrence. These words are not meant to be hurtful or incendiary. What I would like is to see is for this to open up a discussion on where Kompoz is heading so we will know if it is worth waiting for things to improve or to pack it in for good. Some might say "If you don't like it, you can leave!" I prefer to aim higher and work to make things better if I can be a part of that. Maybe that is just the "liberal" in me thinking out loud. I am more of a "protestor" than the angry guy that runs people over in a car because he doesn't think they should be protesting or simply disagrees so much he inflicts bodily harm. The same "do better, try harder" ethic has helped propel a lot of personal growth as a musician, teacher, and other ways in my life. Maybe that is why I keep coming back. I am not the complete cynic you may think I am. I want it to be better. I want to help. I love the great music and friendships made over the last ten plus years here. That is something to celebrate. I know I am sticking my neck out here, but I need to know. Where do we go from here?
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hello, I don't know if someone can help me, I have a problem here in Kompoz, when I start a collaboration, I download the sep tracks and when I mount them in my DAW, Cubase 11 Pro, some adapt perfectly to the indicated BPM tempo, but others remain very delayed or slightly delayed, I work with a Windows 10, but with previous Windows it also happened to me and they are all wav files, does anyone have any suggestions on how I can fix this
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Hotjams / James Watson 13 hours ago
Let it Roll.....one of my all time fav bands...Little Feat
JeanLui / JeanL T 23 hours ago
Descomunal
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Novaforce / Chad B 1 day ago
Any singers out there want to try an EDM/Dubstep song? :D https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/1183859
Hi all, I wish I could hear my words sung. Any assistance any of you could provide me with that, would be greatly appreciated. https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/1184007 Live strong, stay safe! JB
JeanLui / JeanL T 1 day ago
For my friend Joao.
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DON'T STOP NOW A new collaboration just completed by Mario Licata, Dave Budd, Richard Bradley and Steve Shouse. We hope you enjoy it!
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RGBass / Rob Glass 1 day ago
Triple B Blues Cartel Pete drums Vic guitar me bass
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STONE COLD KILLER lyrics by JOEL SATTLER I was a a stone cold killer in the middle of the night stone cold killer underneath the Street light stone cold killer I had come so far I was stone cold killer with a gun and a guitar New York City ain?t no place for delta boys it's dirty and ugly and there's too much noise What is the end of the road if you got no place to go Even a cup of coffee aint going to be free When you?re stuck on the sidewalk without a single penny Anyone can die anyone can be killed all it takes is a lie and the triumph of the will you are bound to be corrupted in the belly of the beast Where the first shall be last and the last shall be least One of these days I shall be released when I burst I can still do my worst The killer inside me doesn?t know which way to go while down from us a street light comes a spattering of snow once I was an innocent pure as the driven slush But now I better hurry if I want to beat the rush stone cold killer don't deserve no pity not in the heart of the night owl city nightowls drinking coffee without cream and without sugar it's hard to be an icon when your eyes are full of hookers https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/1183820/admin/edit/talent-needed
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Yvan / Yvan Nunez 2 days ago
Lovers in time... tells the story of two teenagers who fall in love and have their first experiences, eventually they separate and both take different paths, she goes to live in another country and he stays and marries another woman. Over time she visits his country to see his family, both are older, one day they meet by chance and he invites her to have a few drinks they both fall in love again and love each other in a motel and return year after year every time they she returns, the same thing has happened for more than 20 years, one day she marries a foreigner from the country where she traveled and did not return for 5 years, after 5 years she returns and they meet again, but this time things have changed, she feels tempted to repeat the same thing with her long-time lover but she manages to resist it, while seeing the situation he decides to leave her alone,, for love he renounces her, something like this should be the lyrics of this song
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Yet another collab is finalized for Die In Void. Big thanks to mikerules, tbase2000, Pstruh69, nadir. Check out the final result released on all streaming services: https://fanlink.to/div-uprising
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A song about those conversations you have with your oldest friends that just pick up from they left off last time.
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This song was sooooo much fun to work on. So many talented people worked on this. The main idea is we would have three verses to be sung by a different singer. Each singer was to write lyrics to their verse. I jumped in to write the last verse and the chorus. Christine put this all together, a blast from the past.
Check out my new collaboration with Dream Life Productions:
Why have a King at all - Drums and Guitar Solos needed We need Drums on this song. The track without Drums is as follows: https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/970450/file/1183702 We also need Electric Guitar Solos at [02:18 to 02:45] and [03:41 to 04:08]. In case you want to hear the song with Vocals and Drum Loops, check out the following track, but do not refer to it for the Timestamps: https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/970450/file/1159595 This song will be released as a Single on my SoundCloud page (Masala Central). Everyone who has worked on the song will be given the credit for their roles and contributions. Do let me know if you have any queries. Disclaimer: The Acoustic Guitars in this song are Music Loops downloaded off the Internet Thank You.
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MikeJM / Mike JM 2 days ago
So honestly it's a little frustrating now . . . I mentioned that I paid for my subscription on the 31st of December, and had it for a few days but since then I've been charged and had just the basic subscription instead of the PRO I've paid for. So it was suggested that I contact raf 9 days ago, and still nothing. This is not to bash on him, I know he's busy and that he has done a lot of great things for me with this site, but I was just really excited to start up some new projects now that my schedule is stable (for once) and it's a little disappointing that I'm still stuck on the beginning plan. Hopefully it gets resolved soon, and I can continue jamming with all of you amazing Kompozers! Any advice at this point???
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Yvan / Yvan Nunez 2 days ago
need lyric vocals
ideas?
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RobAsh15 / Rob Ash 2 days ago
Ostermeister is NOT just submitting ideas to project owners. He's not submitting auditions to a project owner to be considered for use as a mix for the song. He's taking other people's songs, doing shitty remixes on whatever tracks he happens to find posted in a project (like a really early scratch mix that the owner might not want anyone but the players who work on the song to hear), then POSTING HIS MIXES all over the site and asking for changes, submissions, asking people to replace tracks, etc. None of this does he ever ask permission of the project owner for. And all he's ever done on the site are these drive-bys... He has two profiles. Ostermeister and Ostermeister 2. The first has one project that has eight remixes in it. Nothing else. My guess is if you contact all 8 of those project owners half of them won't even be aware their song was co-opted this way. On his newer profile, he's already posted my tune in two groups asking for contributions and putting the song forth as if he has direct control over the project. The last time I checked, I started the project. I haven't accepted any tracks from Ostermeister yet, so he has NO ROLE in my project as of now. He NEVER DID. I'm not his only victim. He's done the same thing to AviRosenfeld. He posted this: https://www.kompoz.com/music/group/guitar/a/1183560#comment1401117 in the guitar group. The only problem is, IT'S NOT HIS SONG. It's AviRosenfeld's song. And the track on the post by Ostermeister is listed on that project as an IDEA, not an accepted track. I'd say there's a one in three chance Avi hasn't even noticed the track yet. EDIT: He knows now. I PMd him. Avi deleted the track submitted by Ostermeister so that it doesn't appear in a post by Ostermeister in the GUITAR PLAYERS GROUP, where he makes it seem as if it's his song to request help with. I took exactly the same action when Oster co-opted my work and refused to listen when I tried to politely fix the problem. Sharing is fine. But almost no one here, and no one I care to work with, wants to show an unfinished song. There are times this needs to happen, like, to ask for contributions, or to ask for help with a part, or a track, or whatever, but that is up to the project owner to handle it unless he appoints someone else to do it. If that's not the way it works, then why is there a place for a project owner to appoint managers on a project that have special privileges? I CAME BACK TO ADD: Each project has a preview track. That is the way for the members of that project to show a preview of a work in progress to the rest of the site. Any placement of the track anywhere else on the site should be discussed by the members of the project and then agreed to by the project owner. If that isn't true, why does the project owner have the right to TURN OFF sharing for the project??? If I had to guess, this Ostermeister is either a kid, or not very bright. His work is... well, he needs tons of practice, I'll say. I would also suggest that what we are talking about here is the proper way to submit work, and respect and etiquette, Not sharing rights, reposting, or any of that. I have no clue what SMG's issue is, and I'm not trying to start a fight with anyone, but this dude Ostermeister isn't going to stop being a jerk until someone with authority tells him to stop, or he gets the boot. I'm talking to several people about this in PM land now. If you think this behavior is acceptable, ask yourself this: What's the life expectancy of this site, do you think, if EVERY SINGLE PROJECT IS PRIVATE? People, I'm a bit of a jerk, sometimes, but I happen to have a fair-sized network of players on here I can contact toinvite to projects. Would that be true for most? If this is the way things really are, why would any musician EVER post a project publicly here, or here at all?
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