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DKDiveDude
05-06-2016, 11:24 AM
Made a whole album titled Helium, with 8 tracks, inspired by the music of Jean-Michel Jarre.

Constructive critique is most welcome, and so is your opinion and comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVOMa4Il_SE

I got about 60 other original songs on YouTube, all made with Reaper, ranging from New Age, Ambient, Electronica, Dance, Trance, DrumBass, to Electronic Pop.

Bands and soloists that have have influenced my electronic taste in music the most; Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, Kitaro, Tomita, Klaus Schultze, and Klaus Doldinger (Constellation).

sammydix
05-06-2016, 05:39 PM
I can definitely hear some Kraftwerk in there. Sounds good, but a touch more in the subs area prob bring out more fullness. Right now, it sounds rather "cold." Then again, that could be your intention.

HugoRibeiroDotCom
05-07-2016, 05:38 AM
Very cool!! I like synthy stuff!
Also dig the screen capture video of Reaper. Not very common.

cheers

DKDiveDude
05-09-2016, 11:45 AM
I can definitely hear some Kraftwerk in there. Sounds good, but a touch more in the subs area prob bring out more fullness. Right now, it sounds rather "cold." Then again, that could be your intention.

Thanks for your comment. Do you mean crank up bass and bass drum volume, or add more lower frequency sound(instruments)?

sammydix
05-09-2016, 01:42 PM
I'm listening again and I can't say which for sure. I just feel there could be a touch more (and I don't mean much literally) somewhere.

DKDiveDude
05-10-2016, 01:10 PM
I'm listening again and I can't say which for sure. I just feel there could be a touch more (and I don't mean much literally) somewhere.

Alright thanks. Did you check out the other tracks from the same "album", Helium I, and Helium II through VII?

DKDiveDude
05-10-2016, 01:24 PM
I'm listening again and I can't say which for sure. I just feel there could be a touch more (and I don't mean much literally) somewhere.

Anyways although I don't think I meant it to sound deliberately cold, it was meant it to be kind of a down tempo ballad / melancholy kind of tune.

sammydix
05-10-2016, 04:24 PM
I saw only the one 7 min video.

DKDiveDude
05-11-2016, 10:17 AM
I saw only the one 7 min video.

I got 8 tracks on the Helium "album", where the one you heard is the second. But they are really meant to be heard in sequence.

Check my YouTube channel for about 60 original synthesizer compositions, spanning various genres.

https://www.youtube.com/user/DKDiveDude

DKDiveDude
05-16-2016, 10:43 AM
I can definitely hear some Kraftwerk in there. Sounds good, but a touch more in the subs area prob bring out more fullness. Right now, it sounds rather "cold." Then again, that could be your intention.

Ok I thought a lot about your "cold" needing subs comment.

I think part of that is that I test my finished track on expensive Wharfedale speakers which much more bass, in my living room.

Anyways I now reworked this tune, cranked up volume on bass track, layered drums track, layered lead track, and many small changes. Here is the new version, please let me know what you think, thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-gRynkJrm8

sammydix
05-16-2016, 12:31 PM
Don't shoot me DDD, but I like the first version way more. It had more space and openness. Also, the "lack" of subs wasn't that bad, I just felt it could use a small touch more.
The "less" (1st)version had more depth.

DKDiveDude
06-14-2016, 09:17 AM
Fourth revision of Helium II.

But still keep in mind this is track 2 from an album of 8. Tracks are meant to be heard in sequence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgzKm82ipKE


Check below for links to my 60+ original tracks, including Helium I, plus Helium III through VIII.

https://www.youtube.com/user/DKDiveDude