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Critical Mass (ElectroProg - Seismic Despair)

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KVRAF
 
6531 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:30 am Critical Mass (ElectroProg - Seismic Despair)

10 hours to record in July 2010, the Jan/February 2013 Edit/Remix/Master took a staggering 33 hours, and was beset by software and personal problems. After various setbacks, I can move on. Lots of different reverbs and delays on here.


mp3/192Kbps/7:00/9.6MB

or, on SoundCloud

http://soundcloud.com/whatsisname/critical-mass


Recorded in EnergyXT2.5.3/Remixed in EnergyXT2.7beta

polyIblit
EnergyXT Synthesizer
NI Pro-53
EnergyXT Drum Sampler
Drumatic 3
CM SR-202
Lounge Lizard EP-4
EVM Ultrasonique
Synth1
Valhalla Shimmer
IK CSR
EnergyXT Delay
Reflex FREE
FerricTDS
T-Racks Linear Phase EQ
T-Racks Opto Compressor
T-Racks Vintage Equalizer
T-Racks Brickwall Limiter

DR - 10
Last edited by seismic1 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:53 am, edited 2 times in total.
KVRist
 
252 posts since 3 Feb, 2012

Postby Mariosprt; Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:07 pm

fwiw, the effort payed off. This is brilliant stuff, man.
The rhythmic frenzy that chugs on until the slow middle part, and then the powerful chords.
Really beautiful, seismic!
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KVRAF
 
6531 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:45 pm

Mariosprt wrote:fwiw, the effort payed off. This is brilliant stuff, man.
The rhythmic frenzy that chugs on until the slow middle part, and then the powerful chords.
Really beautiful, seismic!


Thanks very much for listening and commenting, Mario. Glad you liked it :)

The slow middle part was only added to the track 2 weeks ago. Before that, the track was entirely upbeat, but I felt it could use a sedative.
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KVRAF
 
2532 posts since 18 Jul, 2008, from New York
  

Postby Frantz; Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:12 pm

That middle section is beautiful!

(I will post my feedback tomorrow. I'm too tired at the moment. :zzz: )
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KVRAF
 
3038 posts since 19 Aug, 2008, from USA-lien In the 8th Dimention
 

Postby abstractcats; Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:55 pm

WOw! Great work, Tim. The production on this is great! I've just picked up Psp's Mixpack2, I'm hoping mine will get better. Sorry to hear about the personal stuff, dude!
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KVRian
 
1482 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Postby layzer; Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:59 pm

echo Frantz, those choirs in the middle were absolutely delicious!
also liked the squirly lead that kept things interesting. clear, crisp percussion sounds tied it all together very nicely. enjoyed the trip :clap:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - YAMAHA TX802]
SW [DIM PRO - RAPTURE - Z3TA+ - CRONOX3 - KLC - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK XPSP3 PC/MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]
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KVRAF
 
6531 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:14 am

FrantzM wrote:That middle section is beautiful!

(I will post my feedback tomorrow. I'm too tired at the moment. :zzz: )


Thanks for the listen/comment, FrantzM :)

The original track had some pretty wild lead synth on it, which I felt was "too much", so I edited a lot of it out and added that slow section. I think it gave the track more "body". Talk to you later.
KVRAF
 
2363 posts since 21 Jul, 2004
  

Postby macmurphy; Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:43 am

this sounds great Tim. i think it would be the perfect soundtrack for driving through London at night. all i need to do is learn to drive and move back to London.

neil.
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KVRAF
 
6531 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 am

abstractcats wrote:WOw! Great work, Tim. The production on this is great! I've just picked up Psp's Mixpack2, I'm hoping mine will get better. Sorry to hear about the personal stuff, dude!


Thanks for the listen and comments, Scott. Glad you liked it :)

I guess it's taken me about 18 months to become comfortable with the mixing process, and now I've just started to tinker around with mastering parameters etc.

My father recently passed away. That was a sobering and unpleasant time for the family. I think we are all getting to grips with this new reality now. Thanks for your concern.
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KVRist
 
346 posts since 27 Nov, 2009, from Norway
 

Postby Baard; Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:36 am

Really like this one. Heard it before going to bed last night, and gave it another spin now. Soothing sounds and great production. Hard work surely pays off.

Sorry to hear about your father. Its great that one can channel the emotions from such experiences into creative work.

Thumbs up from me!
KVRAF
 
3985 posts since 3 Jul, 2012
 

Postby V0RT3X; Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:15 pm

I enjoyed this track, very complex sounding in some parts. The melodic parts are catchy too.
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KVRist
 
353 posts since 12 Dec, 2006, from Cologne, Germany
 

Postby GermanFafian; Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:38 pm

Great track!
I really like the whole idea and how it develops, slows down and builds again. 8)
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KVRAF
 
6531 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:00 pm

layzer wrote:echo Frantz, those choirs in the middle were absolutely delicious!
also liked the squirly lead that kept things interesting. clear, crisp percussion sounds tied it all together very nicely. enjoyed the trip :clap:


Thanks very much for checking this out, layzer. Glad you liked it :)

Those vox were from EVM Ultrasonique. I've got another track featuring that coming up in about 4 months.
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KVRAF
 
2833 posts since 28 Jun, 2009, from Wherever I lay my hat
  

Postby ariston; Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:14 pm

I really enjoyed this, thanks for sharing! I think it's easily my favourite track of yours, a nice gloomy vibe set to a driving beat and propelled by a way cool syncy-lead.

Hope your personal problems worked out okay, or are at least getting better.

Great job! :clap:
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KVRAF
 
4282 posts since 5 Aug, 2006, from UK - Here!
  

Postby folderol; Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:50 pm

Very 'other world'. Spooky too... then it gets scary :scared:

P.S.
Those audio 'squiggles' are rather tasty.
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)
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