Old 06-05-2017, 07:38 AM   #1
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Default EDM-ish track

Made this one in reaper a couple of weeks ago.
Any tips to improve the sound are welcome..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qACWS2fzHbA
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:35 PM   #2
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Too short! I would like to hear more of this! lovely synth-wavey vibes

I really dig the arps starting around 0:40! I think you can expand on these filtered synths more without adding additional layers. This would also help on adding more lenght to the track. Altough the synths starting on 1:15 are very nice as well.

The track could to with an additional shaker (or any other perc) swinging in the background to drive the track further up, like a 16th shaker/High hat. A proper break (with a few ethereal choirs/strings) to build up tension over a longer period of time would also be nice. this would heighten the impact when all the elements are coming back (aka "the drop").

Overall, i really dig it! Great work!

PS: I would really love to remix your track and try give you my take on your material.
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:52 AM   #3
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Thanks marcel!.
About the remix - sure, how can that be arranged?
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:13 AM   #4
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You can export your tracks to audio as stems (+midi) and send them to me via sth like a dropbox/google drive share

We can discuss this in a PM so we don't clutter the thread!
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Old 06-27-2017, 01:16 PM   #5
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Thought it was musically done very well.


My thoughts are that it sounded a bit old in terms of sound design. If thats what your going for then cool. Retro all over this one.

I think the snare is a little too hard for a chill dreamy track like this. Neways, job well done overall
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:08 PM   #6
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Love this but love Dragonfly even more! You nail that lead style.
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:16 AM   #7
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Thanks OPI,
You're right about that "oldness" factor. As far as I'm concerned it's an unwanted aftertaste, and it generally bugs me in my productions.
I would appreciate it much if you suggested ways to get a more modern sound.

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Thanks :]
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:28 PM   #8
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It would be nice to know who your listen to when your just in the mood for listening. That would be a good start. Do you usually go for older style artsits? If so that might be why your songs have an "aged" quality to them. If all you listen to is older stuff, switch it up. Really listen to music closely. Pay attention to what sounds there using.

Your drums sound like there for a modern production for the most part. Nice quality samples are all we need. But in terms of synths we really have to be creative these days. Listen to modern artists in your favorite style of music and see what new tricks there coming up with. Emulate & Evolve these tricks'.

I find it so weird that people have trouble writing good music these days. A song is literally like the teacher handing you a book with all the answers in it. Not to say copy other artists but that exactly how they grew and evolved there own sound.

Neways, Good luck my friend.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:47 AM   #9
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Thanks again OPI, I find your ideas agreeable :]
Good luck in your own musical path as well.

Btw, new track made with Reaper:
https://soundcloud.com/dimx88/root-movement
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:41 PM   #10
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Hey that was cool
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