A Classic reborn

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  1. R.S

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    Feedback welcomed!
     
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    I love the music of Michael Cretu , (especially the enigma project)
    I like your remix, it's well balanced and it sounds clear.
    I would have used more typical drum machine sounds of the 80s and 90s.
    In my opinion, with the sounds you have chosen, you have lost a bit of the original Italo-disco(?) atmospheres of that period , but this is your style choices and I respect them.
    :guru: :bow:
     
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    KungPaoFist Platinum Record

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    Such an amazing vocal, I agree about some more classic style drum samples but with a vocal sample like this you really don't need much else:wink:
     
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    nobodyspecial Producer

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    put bigger Gated reverbs on your drums and layer your snares and all will be fine. the idea of cretu's music in that days was minimal but big sounding drums with alot of compression and gated reverbs
     
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    One week later... Kinda rough mix still? :)
     
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    where is the big drums ?

    mixing vocals is perfect ,but you gotta add the big drums
    dont shy away when it comes to cretu music being covered
    use bigger sounds,use better keys , use bigger plugins
     
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    m9cao Producer

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    the composer didnt know even basic image of japan and their culture and samurai, the instrumentations, score, and instrument, performing, and music genre, all need to re arranging, just a shit track
     
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    It's good work. It's not the biggness of the drums so much as the very slight hollowness of the bass. It needs maybe a dB or two of wellie at the low end IMHO. It works as it is but sounds a tad eighties production because of that. I started thinking there was a lot of General Midi instrumentation going on too, but that could all be in my head. The saxaphone solo in the middle is to die for, that's the standout natural goodness for me. Well done.
     
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    Sounds good.
     
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    What if it was composed on a Japanese Roland? My vote is two bushido swords up:like:, ..would be 3 if had an 808 though...
     
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    Hello all! Several issues based on your suggestions have been tried to be fixed. I finally tried the t-racks Stealth Limiter and to my ears it sound good. btw. Is this too loud? Cheers! :disco:
     
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    just remember not to overuse the limiter,that could seriously damage your track
    (always keep back up after saving and mixing down a project as demo 1 demo 2 and so on )

    i can suggest you R.S to listen to the extended part of samurai ,
    it WILL give you more ideas (just pay close ATTENTION to that stuttering ARP keys and sword swoosh fx
    and that wide Bass sound ,you should create that same atmosphere and
    and remember also to make the cover as your own style ( IF cretu has big WIDER drums ,you create Bigger WIDER DRUMS )
    and if you can figure that stuttering ARP and rearrange it again with another vox/stuttering choir arp sequence
    first slow down the extended part and see how its been arranged then redo the arp with another keys
    as your own style been injected like a serum in to the mix ,that will give your cover a the needed lift up
    and if you are good in sampling you can easily take a sample or two from that extended part and reprogram a new crums percussion
    using gate/pitch /phaser ..etc

    by the way R.S , in 2010 i sent demos to the man himself michael cretu
    during the Enigma fans collaboration on Enigma MMX The Social Song ),i didnt get enough votes :no:
    or maybe cretu sent my samples to the waste bin :rofl:
    but my name is credited Twice in the booklet as one of 100s contributors as hani king for sending audio demos
    (1 vocal sample/1 drums combo ) :wink:
     
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    Closer? Tnkx Cheers!
     
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    still pretty weak drums brother ,this is cretu song go BIGGER ,

    other melodic additions are great though

    PM me if u need bigger drums
     
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