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Posted this before, didn't get any feedback.
Thoughts on instrument choice/progression? Any tips on using vocal samples because this track is practically begging for one
So I've been working on this on and off. Real glad I could finally get past the transition wall I had hit. Thoughts on the mix/production/anything in general? Still trying to link the parts before and after the big silence; not sure how to progress there.
I don't really know where to go with this track. I had a solid beginning, but I just can't get past what I've got here.
I'm pretty proud of the percussion though, I made it all from tapping shit around my garage.
Oh, and the vocals are mine too.
Sounds good, maybe try using a second instrument to help make the melody stand out a bit more
I'd bring it down to just the vocals and percussion then build up to a big finish, add a few synths that play longer notes and some harmonised vocals for example, otherwise it sounds really, really good, do you have a soundcloud?
man I don't know why but listening to the clyp right now it sounds like a fuckin mess after the first few sounds get added in. Damn suddenly I don't feel like working on that track anymore; still wanna hear what you guys suggest.
This sounds quite finished and I really like it a lot. The track is definitely begging for a 'final master stroke' to bring it to life. Vocal samples can work but don't over do it, like using it only on the 'climax' of the track. It doesn't necessarily need to be that, tho; could be something else. Experiment with different things.
I like the atmosphere a lot, feels nostalgic. TBH, not a fan of vocals but I guess im not in general
good job, it needs a chorus though, or a big like WOAH part
what should I do with this: https://clyp.it/1ays0g0w
very work in progress dance pop song
trying to nail down a sound
the low end seems really messy and the detuned synth youre using as the lead sounds really suffocated.
some low reverb on the master cha-nnel (fuck you moot) would really make the track breathe
needs a climax or some kind of resolve to it
sounds good so far
I would add some simple percussion and maybe some more ambient noise, I really get like a rainforest/creek vibe from your song, that may be a good place to start.
Maybe have a listen to some Hiroshi Yoshimura for inspo
why so quiet?
its like the volume is on 8/100 or some shit
the track is alright i guess, its just a dance track with some roboty vocals. the synths could be a little higher quality and less cheesy tho
That's a real relief, I hope you meant it. Thanks for the suggestion, I was thinking it sounded kind of buried too. I will see how I can apply it.
Thanks so much! I'll try that. I'm still a noob; how exactly does the reverb give the track space, though? Like what does it do to it. The low end (kick) is sidechained with the hihats. Looking back at it, it sounded cool but I think I have to turn that off when the track gets going with all the different sounds cus I think it throws the rhythm of the track out of wack to where it sounds like a mess.
Made a thread for this but realized (and someone suggested) this might be the place I should look out for
just copypasting the text:
Anyone currently learning to produce in ableton willing to team up with me?
I already know most of what there's to know about theory (still need to polish my synthesizing and EQing skills, among some other specific stuff) and I strongly believe that having a partner to learn along wth works wonders on the process
I'm open to literally any kind of style so don't worry about that
So, I don't know if there's anything else worth mentioning, but if there is I'll gladly do so
Im split between 2 directions to go with this track
im not sure if i should go down the experimental dance music road with the VIP track with the giant intentionally clipping kicks and overwhelming wall of sound or the slow build up ambient road with the 6 minute build up to a climax at the end
the VIP is still in a development phase but the original is almost done at this point
im not sure which to go with (i'll probably go with both tbh)
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With ambient you'd want to stick with 4/4, every odd beat/every fourth beat should have a kick or tom-tom, something with some low end, other than that just see what works, tribal instruments sound good when you're trying to keep your composition minimalistic.
Rain, water gurgling, bird sounds, wind rustling trough trees, don't go overboard but try painting a sonic picture, although I don't want to decide that for you, what's important is how the song speaks to you personally
>rain, water gurgling, bird sounds, wind rustling through trees
damn this is the thing that gets my dick hard as the core of planet earth. it really is a feeling worth living for
>tfw cant make music like that
Bro I'm still a bit ass at abletonning but I'm definitely looking to get better at it by spending more time in it. I know how to work compressors, synths and EQs. I'm down but I wont be able to start right now cus I'm about to go sleep. We could exchange contact info.
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Idk if you care for my clyp but I use lots of big chords and pads for that stuff
neat, do u like the progress: https://clyp.it/3nwde3jx
oh and sorry for the low sound, I boost it when I master.
sure, here's my soundcloud
just don't look at what's in it and your ears should be fine
I'm about to go to sleep too, so we can talk about it tomorrow
Sup /prod/, charity collab guy here again
I know some of you hate these updates but I got something good for ya.
We now have mike paradinas, aka uziq, headmaster of planet-mu on board! Stay tuned for more cool artists!
If you've missed my recent spam, this is a compilation project where every contributor gets the month of February to make and submit up to 15 minutes of material, an EP or a track, whatever you like. In March it will be compiled as a pay what you want release on Bandcamp and all proceeds go to doctors without borders! We have about 30-40 artists of all kinds and take any genres/styles. Just make something and submit it before March 1st.
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Neat, who are you, we can collab if you want I'm making an EP thingy. I decided my home in music is with ambient opn-ish stuff not the stuff I guess I want to make (pop-ish purity ring stuff?) so I'm just gonna go with it