Old 10-10-2017, 05:12 AM   #1
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:09 AM   #2
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Beautiful!!!
Not more to say.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:24 AM   #3
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owww .... I forgot about this one.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:59 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I really appreciate it.

This is a new track. You think you've heard it already?
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:51 AM   #5
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I like the album art.
The music is not my typical genre,
but sounds good
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:04 AM   #6
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Thanks g-sun. At least it sounds good.
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:42 PM   #7
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Good stuff! As always I find myself wishing there was a Download button on your SC, or at least a Bandcamp link.

Likes:
- instrumentation - fits the mood perfectly
- melody/harmony - no logical analysis here, it just hits the spot
- samples - the "background" singing is really nice
- production - the bass especially. there's also some grit that compliments the prettiness of the instruments - is that some bitcrushing? also on the first drop buildup, did you fade in a highpass on the kick?
- Mix - sounds perfect to me ears
- There is a repeated swell that I first hear at 0:22, sounds almost like a lap steel guitar, that is fucking rad and also reminds me of the string swells halfway through Metallica's "To Live Is To Die":
https://youtu.be/k7_hwgD1ugg?t=310


Dislikes:
- 3 drops/4 sections that didn't have enough differentiation for me. I thought it picked up momentum near the end with the ride at 2:52, I like that. IIWMS I'd consider two drops / three sections.
- The pitchshifted/child's voice appears too often. IIWMS, I'd cut it out of at least one of the sections.
- The combination of the two above items made the song as a whole more repetitive than I'd personally consider perfect. I prefer not to present a problem without a solution, so my personal suggestion would be to replace the voice from the "third" section, about 1:57-2:34, with another element and reduce the instruments using higher frequencies. Maybe something like a lowpassed Rhodes? Or one of the guitars in the intro to Yasmin the Light, one of them seems to have the tone knob turned down, or maybe it's the bass on the upper frets:
https://youtu.be/j1N5xJ__ewM?t=30

IMO though the above is nitpicking to get the song from 95% to 100%.
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Great track, great production! Only critique: need bigger "payoff" for the buildups, like even a crash or some other sound explosion/bringing forward some extra element (personal taste maybe).
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:05 PM   #9
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Good stuff! As always I find myself wishing there was a Download button on your SC, or at least a Bandcamp link.

Likes:
- instrumentation - fits the mood perfectly
- melody/harmony - no logical analysis here, it just hits the spot
- samples - the "background" singing is really nice
- production - the bass especially. there's also some grit that compliments the prettiness of the instruments - is that some bitcrushing? also on the first drop buildup, did you fade in a highpass on the kick?
- Mix - sounds perfect to me ears
- There is a repeated swell that I first hear at 0:22, sounds almost like a lap steel guitar, that is fucking rad and also reminds me of the string swells halfway through Metallica's "To Live Is To Die":
https://youtu.be/k7_hwgD1ugg?t=310


Dislikes:
- 3 drops/4 sections that didn't have enough differentiation for me. I thought it picked up momentum near the end with the ride at 2:52, I like that. IIWMS I'd consider two drops / three sections.
- The pitchshifted/child's voice appears too often. IIWMS, I'd cut it out of at least one of the sections.
- The combination of the two above items made the song as a whole more repetitive than I'd personally consider perfect. I prefer not to present a problem without a solution, so my personal suggestion would be to replace the voice from the "third" section, about 1:57-2:34, with another element and reduce the instruments using higher frequencies. Maybe something like a lowpassed Rhodes? Or one of the guitars in the intro to Yasmin the Light, one of them seems to have the tone knob turned down, or maybe it's the bass on the upper frets:
https://youtu.be/j1N5xJ__ewM?t=30

IMO though the above is nitpicking to get the song from 95% to 100%.

Really good ideas here!!! ill be looking over this during my edits for sure. will definitely incorporate all your ideas if i can come up with how.

Btw the bass is heavily just saturated
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:19 PM   #10
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Hi Luke. Another good thing. It's been a time since we didn't hear from you. The only thing about this one is I can't bare the "Muppet like" voice. As in resistance, I think it wastes the piece. Everything around it is very well performed. I like this new kind of atmosphere at the beginning.

Well done. Bye
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:13 PM   #11
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Great track, great production! Only critique: need bigger "payoff" for the buildups, like even a crash or some other sound explosion/bringing forward some extra element (personal taste maybe).
I agree.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:14 PM   #12
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Hi Luke. Another good thing. It's been a time since we didn't hear from you. The only thing about this one is I can't bare the "Muppet like" voice. As in resistance, I think it wastes the piece. Everything around it is very well performed. I like this new kind of atmosphere at the beginning.

Well done. Bye
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:52 PM   #13
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I agree with some previous posters thoughts about changes and such. That being said I really liked this. A lot. Maybe add some of the changes suggested previously and then contact Cirque de Soliel and sell them this song for their next show, cuz thats what I instantly thought of. Sounded fantastic!
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:22 AM   #14
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https://soundcloud.com/lukeswansonmusic/amnesia/s-eWLDT

Here's hopefully the final result. Added a crash or two. Some subtle mix changes. Changed the middle part a bit etc.

Enjoy the changes... Hopefully
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IMO, nailed it.
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Thats good to hear. Wouldnt be able to do it without you guys
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:39 PM   #17
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Sounds fantastic. The kick is nice and punchy. The mix sounds very balanced to me overall and "in your face".

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You got it.
Muppet friendly, now.

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Thanks guys. I'll hopefully be posting more soon

Something I've just noticed is that the kicks clicky part doesn't punch through on every hit. I wonder why.. I'm assuming its the inconsistency of the side chain or the elements hitting during those kicks.

Other then that I'm happy with what I got.
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Thanks guys. I'll hopefully be posting more soon

Something I've just noticed is that the kicks clicky part doesn't punch through on every hit ..... the elements hitting during those kicks.
Hi Luke.

You'd probably be able to manage it using the tools in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tt5yWOxB2E

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Old 10-15-2017, 06:43 AM   #21
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https://soundcloud.com/lukeswansonmu...sia-v4/s-025Kc

there it is guys. Thanks for all the help
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Hi Luke, maybe a little less (only 90 % of it maybe) of Comp, ...it's pumping a little.
But you are on it. I've been with it 'til yesterday.

WooooW

Céline, my girl, says wooow too

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Yes that's quite beautiful, got that contemplative quality that I like so much, cheers OPI.
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Hi Luke, maybe a little less (only 90 % of it maybe) of Comp, ...it's pumping a little.
But you are on it. I've been with it 'til yesterday.

WooooW

Céline, my girl, says wooow too

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I toned it down a touch in the last version. Thanks jaranx
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Yes that's quite beautiful, got that contemplative quality that I like so much, cheers OPI.
Thanks for listening morgon
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I toned it down a touch in the last version. Thanks jaranx
You got something there.

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Old 10-17-2017, 03:07 AM   #27
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I have a release coming out tomrow. Id really appreciate it if you followed me and the label. Again i thank all you guys for the help and support.

Heres the label

https://www.facebook.com/WolfBeats

And here me

https://www.facebook.com/lukeswansonmusic/
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Done and I've send 6 invitations to friends. If it can help.
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Done and I've send 6 invitations to friends. If it can help.
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Wow, thanks man.
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You're welcome.
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Yep - I'm liking this - I'm beginning to appreciate the trip-hop genre (or downtempo, or whatever you call it), when it really makes an effort to be interesting.

It's not just a bunch of beats thrown together - this is a piece of music.
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Thanks for listening man. And yeah that's what I'm going for now... Music.😀
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Updated the mix with a bunch of changes. Please let me know what you guys think
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Updated the mix with a bunch of changes. Please let me know what you guys think
Hi Luke.

First, your amnesia is so strong, it droves you even to forget how to write it :

"soundcloud.com/lukeswansonmusic/amensia/s-mB6Su"...

More important, it's coming even better this time. The work on the voices (my favourites), is really cool in term of sound and panning. Was already a good piece, now it's awesome. Nice job my friend. Bye
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Listened to it again. Still cool.

Like the way the kick hits at 2.30. Very thin with the voice coming just after there. Is your compressor just on the kick or on the whole piece ? (or both)(or anywhere)
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The only thing I'm compressing in the home song is the master buss. That's being heavily compressed compared to traditional standards
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Love it.
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Still great. Clearer if I remember the previous version right.
I don't like the heavy kick though, but I guess it's part of this genre.
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