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reply to post by Korg Trinity
Just having a quick listen to your first track. I hear some very familiar presets that I always use and love! Are you using Amplitube by any chance? Very nicely mixed by the way (listening on krk 8's and 10" krk woofer) perhaps the bass drum which is sitting pretty nicely in the mix, might be slightly more punchy by using a second track and a short low sine wave on the bass kicks. Your music sounds pretty similar to what record when I noodle about, and I think I hear some similar places to where I am going wrong. Variation.
Since I'm doing mine all by myself like you, I find it's hard to keep working on a single song, not only that, but when building the track up there is some short comings such as copy/pasting drum tracks which tend to get repetitive. Like, there's no one there to bounce off at the time kind of thing... I hate doing drum tracks! Very nice guitar playing on the second track by the way which has just started. (drum loop repetitive again) but the rest of the track sounds wonderfully epic.
Third track, pretty nicely done, I prefer these drums, but they seem a little loopy again, rest of the track is nice. The bass though, were you using DI from your bass into your interface? I only ask because my bass sounds very similar and I just cant get mine to sound punching, there's always a slightly slow attack and wooly sound. I think I need to get a proper bass amp and then mic it, cause the DI's I think just don't work well enough for bass. Anyhoo, enough waffling from me, I'm quite enjoying your stuff. Making me think of bands like Mogwai, or Explosions in the Sky. I very much approve.
If you were from vic australia, I'd probably enjoy working with you! Best of luck and very nicely done stuff overall, I'm being super picky, but I can tell from the quality you've achieved that you understand how tricky it is to produce tracks this well and will understand I'm just adding some suggestions to help. I appreciate how much time you'e put in to doing this all on its own. (Mike Oldfield influences?) I've made it up to Save a Prayer 2nd and haven't heard a dud track yet, and I think you could target tv shows with most of those tracks as is. By the way, if your drum tracks were in midi, even just changing the hi-hat pattern for a few bars might be enough to break it up a bit.
edit on 8-4-2014 by Qumulys because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Korg Trinity
Well, put it this way... I am pretty selective in the music I listen to, and probably don't give home produced tracks by unknowns much time. I try and take a listen to most stuff that's put up on ats, and most of that time I'll give them 30 seconds. If there's glaring problems with production, I'll move on to something else. If I can hear talent, but lousy production, I'll try and support them in investing in better gear etc. With your tracks, I was about to write something quick that it was good, but I found myself waffling on because I was enjoying it, and let it play away. There was just enough difference between tracks that kept me into it, but not so much that it was jarring. I got about halfway through, track 6 I think? I'll have a listen to the rest of it today. But as it stands, you know what your doing and are doing some great quality stuff. Just drum tracks is my only major gripe (drum tracks are a royal pita for me as well, I recently got myself a NI Maschine so I could do drumming better than on my keyboards... It's kind of helping.... But, it's one of those things that is probably why there are drummers in the world, useless for everything else, but drumming gives them a use ;-)
I get the feeling that a lot of the track is being improv-ed as you work? If so, your super talented and if you ever get a chance to see The Necks (they tour around the world) I highly recommend you give them your time. They are a three piece jazz, landscape-y, prog-ish... hmm hard band to describe, but they are wizards of their craft and improv for songs that will evolve slowly over 20-40 minutes per tracks. They will send you in a floaty trance and must be seen live because each performance is a one time only deal.
reply to post by MrMaybeNot
Ahh, ok. Well, obviously I could have not known that, nor the op! Anyways, your link still does not work!
No problem, the link seems to be ok for me...
Here's a link to an actual track instead of the profile
originally posted by: iNobody
Very talented, I really like the music. I can imagine it being in a video game.
My philosophy has always been music should be written not manufactured.
originally posted by: SystemResistor
a reply to: Korg Trinity
Posting just to plug your music is fine as long as it invites discussion, additionally I don't see why the topic of "Sound Cloud" can't include other ATS members with Sound Cloud pages...
So, here is one of my tracks from Sound Cloud, it is a virtual orchestra featuring a synthesized solo.
It's called "Star Rise".