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  1. Mat O

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    My latest attempt.Do have a listen and if possible let me know what you think.
     
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  3. peter21

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    hi Mat O
    Lovely groove..got me head rockin'...nice soundin' drum elements.
    Nice melodies as well .
    On first listen i though that there was too much going on melodies wise .
    Nice track.I like it .
    cheers
     
  4. Mat O

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    Thank you peter21 for taking the time and your valuable thoughts.
     
  5. Kundalini

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    Hi, I think a beginning is promissing, there's a space and nice groove and I like it. Then next part after 1:20 is a bit chaotic for me without a glue and saying chaotic I mean mainly drums and contribution of this part is doubtful. Then around 2:30 some improvised synth sounds, for me not convincing.. but I appreciate the overall sound of yor track and was pleasently suprised with the beginning, cheers
     
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    Hey Kundalini,
    Thanks for listening and taking the time to fill in with your thoughts.:wink:Much appreciated.
     
  7. Giggity

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    I love this!!
    What genre is this?
    I know deadmau5 did something similar to this.
     
  8. EddieXx

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    now thats some crazy sh%&, ver nicely done!

    its not a "sound" I listen to but I can still appreciate good work. you kept the theme throughout the whole track despite the hectic appearance and it was interesting once one decides to follow for the ride. thanks for sharing your work
     
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    I like the overall track, even though it's not stuff that I would normally listen to, but there are a few elements that I found slightly lacking. The synth @1:24 is fairly lackluster and might fit better if it sound more polyphonic....? I want to say "if it sounded larger," but I don't think a "large" synth sound would sound good as per the progression of the track and the way it builds, so....I don't know--it just sounds a little flat. Another thing is the pad @2:26 in the background might sound better if it was stuck further in the background so that part that drops the rhythm out and allows for a new melody to start really stands out a bit more. I figure you could either thin it out and make it more distant or just automate it to sit back a bit more at that part...I just think that part should sound sparse.
    Honestly, the comments (though expressed constructively,) about it being "chaotic" and "hectic" don't really strike me as a legitimate concern. I think that the problem is the track is either too short or too long. People like repition, whether they actively are aware of their attraction to it or not. Syncopation, which this track has in spades, which I enjoyed, is a welcome and intriguing element to most styles of music, but you have to allow the listener to get rooted in the song before sending them on a "ride," as EddieXx accurately described it. So, maybe split it into two tracks (a pt. 1 & pt. 2, which isn't uncommon for busy instrumentals with a lot of ideas,) and lengthen the parts, adding a slower change/outro-intro to each movement. Or, on the flip side, keep it the same length (or shorter,) and try and make it a bit more grounded, maybe sacrificing some parts that seem to throw the listener en passant, but bolstering the parts you keep. I would vote for the two-part option, as I like a lot of the ideas in the track, even though I feel that they could be improved upon.
    A small bit of advice: I find that when I sit on something that has a million licks/riffs/lines/ideas in it, sometimes it helps to get to stopping point (which you have here,) and sit on it for a while; maybe begin another track and come back to it with fresh ears, weed out some things, add/improve, and just get a different take on the track as a whole.
    Either way, whatever you decide to do (if anything,) the track is solid and I enjoyed it. Thanks for the share. :shalom:
     
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  10. Mat O

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    Giggity
    Thank you for listening and caring to comment.
    I am not into genre based music.But I listen to all kind of stuff.
    Thank you once again Giggity:wink:
     
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    EddieExx
    Thank you for the kind words.Much appreciated.:wink:
     
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    its a groovy track.......i dont believe in genre either......but sonically i was reminded of snarky puppy.....i would say review the kick drum grace notes....they seem to remove cogency of the rhythm a little....but hey...cogency aint no thang/.........cheers well done
     
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    Hello _eXact Beats_
    First of all thank you for listening and caring to make such a lengthy post to voice you thoughts.Much appreciated :shalom::thanks:.

    I would definitely try a polyphonic synth at 1.26 or i might even try to fill the gaps through layering to make it sound more 'alive' and filled.Thanks for pointing it out.I had concerns regarding the part as a whole while making the track.
    Will try pulling the pads to the [email protected]
    Even i felt the song was short while listening casually and seeing that it was already around 7 min i just had to stop.Splitting it into two tracks is an even better idea.Thanks man.:invision:

    Happy to Know that you enjoyed the track.Take care.Thank you once again.:thanks:
     
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    Thank you jack spratsky for your comments.
    Regarding the drum pattern there is a level of instability kept intentionally to enchance the syncopation.
    Hey i listened to snarky puppy's track Lingus.Cool and inspirational.Thank you for taking me there.
     
  15. johndoehizzle

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    nice sounds man. that melody at the 3:58 mark is dope! nice work on the stereo/ imaging . at first i thought i would hear some phase issues. but no.good work on the stereo imaging again . listening to it in mono sounds great.

    what plugins did you use to master? if you dont mind me asking.
     
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    Thank you commenting. Much appreciated.I am happy to reveal the master chain.But is it okay to post publicly warezed plugin names?
     
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    All credit goes to the most recently released imaging plugin on Audiosex
     
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    Yes, it is not a problem. It is allowed.
     
  19. peter21

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    Yeah Mat O
    Heard the rest of your tracks too ...super...they grow on you :wink:
    Great Flow ..no stuff hittin' u in da face :) and U have a sound !
    Thanks for sharing
     
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    On the masterbus.
    vpre-73-distorts the harsh highs and makes it soft
    F202-takes out below 40hz
    LinMb-multiband limiting
    Meq-surgical cuts only
    Maag Eq-Air at 40khz
    sideminer-width
    Oxford lImiter-Level
    On channels
    f202-f606-RuletechH-Tla100a or CLMS1
    Thats it.
    The chain is for this song.I have other master chains too.Varies from song to song.But this is the latest.
     
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