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hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« on: May 04, 2008, 01:52:06 AM »
it's called "happy fluffy puppy clouds":

http://www.mediafire.com/?gmkljijasgx


It's a WIP, please tell me what you think?

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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 08:26:41 PM »
it's called "happy fluffy puppy clouds":

http://www.mediafire.com/?gmkljijasgx


It's a WIP, please tell me what you think?

........I think the name of it makes me too scared to open the link
« Last Edit: May 05, 2008, 08:48:13 PM by nova »

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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 02:04:51 AM »
fuck...too much rum...i like it actuallyy. bad name...but standerd techo i guess,,,i need to go to bed..............

EDIT: WTF was i thinking....i dont even like techno
« Last Edit: May 06, 2008, 11:38:52 AM by Lestan Gregor »

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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 02:24:20 AM »
kinda like a bad acid trip, but you could sell it as a ringtone ;D

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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008, 08:42:19 AM »
Well, it's certainly... interesting.
I have a couple comments and overall impressions:

1) When you write music, you should really try to make a complete framework of the song, and then fill it in. Otherwise, you're going to have the problem of "Here's A, Here's B, Here's C, etc, etc". Good songs with inner cohesion are not done without extensive planning. This also applies to classical music. Therefore, what you should be working from is an overall sketch of the entire piece, not just the "here are the first 40 seconds as I want them to hear". Get your planning done, lay out your framework, and then fill it in.
2) Why is there no transition between the drums and little siren thing and the bassline? If you're trying to go for the "abrupt" effect, I'd still have something on the downbeat (that's the first beat) of the measure the drums cut out. This would also be a good place for a filter effect.
3) That mini snare-roll you're using in the back beat is pretty obnoxious. If you're going to keep using it, try playing with the panning, so it's not always hitting the center speakers only, every time. The alternate speaker approach can really make a piece come alive.
4) I know this is only a demo, but take a look at your levels. If you're going for the grungy, shitty speakers, I'll destroy your bowels approach, then it's working. Otherwise, you may need to back down a bit on the lows, push the high, and move elements off of center pan.

I'm not a big techno fan. The lack of actual melodic material tends to annoy me more than it does excite me. The "minimalist" concept of most electronic music is lost on me, since I prefer minimalist "classical" music. I'd consider listening to some Phillip Glass and Evan Breyers.

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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 11:14:55 PM »
Well, it's certainly... interesting.
I have a couple comments and overall impressions:

1) When you write music, you should really try to make a complete framework of the song, and then fill it in. Otherwise, you're going to have the problem of "Here's A, Here's B, Here's C, etc, etc". Good songs with inner cohesion are not done without extensive planning. This also applies to classical music. Therefore, what you should be working from is an overall sketch of the entire piece, not just the "here are the first 40 seconds as I want them to hear". Get your planning done, lay out your framework, and then fill it in.
2) Why is there no transition between the drums and little siren thing and the bassline? If you're trying to go for the "abrupt" effect, I'd still have something on the downbeat (that's the first beat) of the measure the drums cut out. This would also be a good place for a filter effect.
3) That mini snare-roll you're using in the back beat is pretty obnoxious. If you're going to keep using it, try playing with the panning, so it's not always hitting the center speakers only, every time. The alternate speaker approach can really make a piece come alive.
4) I know this is only a demo, but take a look at your levels. If you're going for the grungy, shitty speakers, I'll destroy your bowels approach, then it's working. Otherwise, you may need to back down a bit on the lows, push the high, and move elements off of center pan.

I'm not a big techno fan. The lack of actual melodic material tends to annoy me more than it does excite me. The "minimalist" concept of most electronic music is lost on me, since I prefer minimalist "classical" music. I'd consider listening to some Phillip Glass and Evan Breyers.


Cool, thanks for the review! ^___^ I was definitely going for the eardrum assasin mode, and I totally agree with everything you say. Unfortunately, I forgot to save like a dipshit, so this is the only clip of the song there will ever be.


BUT I WILL START ANEW! ^.^

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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 11:37:50 PM »
Why did you create another account?

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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008, 11:40:27 PM »
Why did you create another account?

Because I wanted to prove to you that I'm not a troll. .___.

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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2008, 10:55:13 AM »
We're all trolls

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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2008, 10:59:59 AM »
Why did you create another account?

Because I wanted to prove to you that I'm not a troll. .___.

Should I delete your old one then?

Generally when a person is banned for a week, they're supposed to just wait a week and then start posting again, hopefully with a clearer outlook on life.

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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2008, 08:40:23 PM »
Why did you create another account?

Because I wanted to prove to you that I'm not a troll. .___.

Should I delete your old one then?

Generally when a person is banned for a week, they're supposed to just wait a week and then start posting again, hopefully with a clearer outlook on life.

I see a gaping hole in your banning system, sir.
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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2008, 03:59:53 PM »
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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2008, 06:49:30 AM »
fuck...too much rum...i like it actuallyy. bad name...but standerd techo i guess,,,i need to go to bed..............

EDIT: WTF was i thinking....i dont even like techno
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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2008, 11:22:31 AM »
fuck...too much rum...i like it actuallyy. bad name...but standerd techo i guess,,,i need to go to bed..............

EDIT: WTF was i thinking....i dont even like techno
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Re: hey matt, what do you think of my new track so far?
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2008, 08:50:04 PM »
fuck...too much rum...i like it actuallyy. bad name...but standerd techo i guess,,,i need to go to bed..............

EDIT: WTF was i thinking....i dont even like techno
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