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mevla
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Postby mevla; Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:00 pm Sequench - acoustic guitar, sequenced synth, bass - laid back

A piece based on a short sequence over which an acoustic guitar defines a theme and does some improvisation. Mostly a laid back feeling in which the bass and sequence establishes the foundation.

https://soundcloud.com/nominal6/sequench

Cheers.
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layzer
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Postby layzer; Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:12 pm Re: Sequench - acoustic guitar, sequenced synth, bass - laid back

nice production, bass is beefy and tight. i would have brought in the xylophone as a solo at about the middle too, for a little more "dueling banjos" type variation.

:EDIT:
just wanted to show why the bass sounds so good on this.
look at the steep roll off of the bass frequencies at around 50hz
cutting off any low end mud. its also mostly mono and center panned.
good job :tu:
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mevla
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Postby mevla; Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:23 am Re: Sequench - acoustic guitar, sequenced synth, bass - laid back

Thanks for the feedback ! Much appreciated. Indeed the bass sound is quite good and your feedback provides a very useful way of looking back at the settings, at the mix, the sound generation.

Ironically perhaps, I was getting frustrated with the bass sound up to the last moments when I decided to drop some compression and to go hunting for a better bass sound. So at that point it was done mostly as a spontaneous thing.

The little detail that gets me is the short time before the drum starts. There's a build up of sorts that announces the oncoming drum part but instead of it being a drum fill, or a cymbal sweep it's rather happening on the sides with a build up of ambient sounds. It's only hinted at in this piece and I'll see if it can be used somewhat more dramatically later.

What I don't like is the guitar noises. It's basically an improvisation although nevertheless I make way too much noise while playing and I need to spend some time with the placement of the two mics and the tube preamp and compressor.

Cheers.

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