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New approach to trance production, feedback welcome?

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Coxy
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425 posts since 31 Aug, 2004, from England !

Postby Coxy; Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:59 am New approach to trance production, feedback welcome?

Hi,

Recently went to Cubase 7 from Live 9 and it's made a new approach to production more accessible in terms of progressively layering as I sequence rather than a more loop based approach I used in Live. Plus I can use my HW synths to greater flexibility.

Could I have thoughts on this into sample in terms of A: how it currently sounds and B: Where to take it next, the intro dictates something progressive and laid back but I'm pining for something more uplifting and euphoric (think modern Above and beyond stuff or Orjen Nilsen) but think I am going to struggle with that kind of direction change from what I have thus far.

It may be quite bass heavy as have a real DSI Evolver in here(thundering low on it) and only mixing on pair of good cans which have limited low down response.

https://soundcloud.com/coxys/raw-raw

Many thanks


EDIT: Take 2 after todays session;

https://soundcloud.com/coxys/raw-take-2
Last edited by Coxy on Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:51 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:11 am Re: New approach to trance production, feedback welcome?

Agreed that the intro is quite chilled.
But if you drop it back to silence for a split second you could bring in a strong euphoric lead with great effect
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Coxy
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Postby Coxy; Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:50 am Re: New approach to trance production, feedback welcome?

Hi,

Thanks for your input, I've been working on it this afternoon - it's still got some way to go in terms of volume balancing and fx, EQ but i've created an uplifitng (ish) melody to go along with it.

Gets a bit messy at the end as need to sort the automation

Take 2 below

https://soundcloud.com/coxys/raw-take-2

Cheers
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AstateMusic
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39 posts since 13 Oct, 2013, from Brighton

Postby AstateMusic; Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:00 am Re: New approach to trance production, feedback welcome?

Nice, i think you should bring in some claps/snare in the intro with a little percussion and make the bassline more prominent. Then have a big downlifter and take all the drums out and just leave the pads and bring a smooth bass in for your breakdown, then build it up.

Like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aamypjg7IwA

Listen from 2:50 onwards, it breaks down beautifully and i think that would suit your track aswell.
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Frantz
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2663 posts since 18 Jul, 2008, from New York

Postby Frantz; Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:33 pm Re: New approach to trance production, feedback welcome?

I listened to Take 2. It sounds very smooth. 8)

I don't know much about trance but I thought the synth bass and snare drum could both be louder, especially the snare.
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Allomerus
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869 posts since 28 Aug, 2012, from Melbourne, Australia

Postby Allomerus; Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:25 am Re: New approach to trance production, feedback welcome?

Certainly sounds trance like to these uneducated ears. The pads are very nice and the variations keep it interesting! Well done! :)
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