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fastlanephil
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Postby fastlanephil; Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:24 pm Robotopia

Electronic patches,trumpets and strings. New Version Below.

https://soundcloud.com/fastlanephil/robotopia
Last edited by fastlanephil on Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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layzer
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Postby layzer; Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:06 am Re: Robotopia

love the atmo, nice mix, however you continue to have issues with timing in some places.
i suggest digging deep into precision beat slicing of any rhythm loops you may be using and time stretching them to fit the tempo. but other than that, enjoyed everything else :tu:
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Postby seismic1; Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:19 am Re: Robotopia

Overall, I enjoyed this. The synths worked well together and I liked the brass sounds when they joined in. Like layzer, I had a few problems getting my head around the timing. It sounded a little "off", although I'm not yet sure how much of an issue that was for me.

Good work :)
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ChamMusic
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Postby ChamMusic; Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:35 am Re: Robotopia

layzer wrote:love the atmo, nice mix, however you continue to have issues with timing in some places.
i suggest digging deep into precision beat slicing of any rhythm loops you may be using and time stretching them to fit the tempo. but other than that, enjoyed everything else :tu:


Agreed..100%!

Other quick points from me:

I would've liked the brass 'moments' to be a bit more upfront at times...bit buried in the mix?

I also wanted it all to rise to even greater heights.
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Frantz
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Postby Frantz; Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:17 pm Re: Robotopia

Very cool composition. I agree with the comments regarding timing issues and the brass being buried.
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Postby sjm; Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:44 pm Re: Robotopia

+1: nice composition, something is slightly off with the timing. Sounds to me like you aren't aligned correctly and need to nudge tracks forwards/backwards.
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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:04 pm Re: Robotopia

layzer wrote:love the atmo, nice mix, however you continue to have issues with timing in some places.
i suggest digging deep into precision beat slicing of any rhythm loops you may be using and time stretching them to fit the tempo. but other than that, enjoyed everything else :tu:


Yes, there is some disjointed rhythm in this. I have the rythmn loops lined up but that one sounds a bit off beat. I thought maybe it could add to the some what chaotic atmosphere but it is kind of annoying Isn’t it. :hihi: I might just chuck that patch or replace it.

Thanks for the constructive comments lazer.

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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:23 pm Re: Robotopia

seismic1 wrote:Overall, I enjoyed this. The synths worked well together and I liked the brass sounds when they joined in. Like layzer, I had a few problems getting my head around the timing. It sounded a little "off", although I'm not yet sure how much of an issue that was for me.

Good work :)


Glad you enjoyed this seismic.

I think electronic musicians or electronic music listeners brains kind of get rewired and resensitized about timing. That was a hurtle for me as I developed a real liking for the genre and the also the unnatural sounds. Most people of my generation find it pretty alien as something they would actually enjoy listening to. Not just as an occasional soundtrack that they are not actually listening to.

I’m not making excuses for the off beat but just making an observation.
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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:33 pm Re: Robotopia

ChamMusic wrote:
layzer wrote:love the atmo, nice mix, however you continue to have issues with timing in some places.
i suggest digging deep into precision beat slicing of any rhythm loops you @may be using and time stretching them to fit the tempo. but other than that, enjoyed everything else :tu:


Agreed..100%!

Other quick points from me:

I would've liked the brass 'moments' to be a bit more upfront at times...bit buried in the mix?

I also wanted it all to rise to even greater heights.


Thanks for commenting ChamMusic.

Yeah, I cut back on the trumpets quite a bit while mixing this. Maybe the last brass notes in those sections should be a little more aggressive. That might do it. I forgot to mention that there is also a F.Horns track in those two sections.
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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:34 pm Re: Robotopia

Frantz wrote:Very cool composition. I agree with the comments regarding timing issues and the brass being buried.


Thanks Frantz!
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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:36 pm Re: Robotopia

sjm wrote:+1: nice composition, something is slightly off with the timing. Sounds to me like you aren't aligned correctly and need to nudge tracks forwards/backwards.


Pretty much a group consensus. :wink:

I appreciate your commenting sjm.
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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:28 pm Re: Robotopia

Here's Robotopia Rev 1

Tossed that rhythm patch that didn't really fit in and edited and remixed the Trumpets.

https://soundcloud.com/fastlanephil/robotopia-rev2
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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:29 pm Re: Robotopia

Oops.
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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:29 pm Re: Robotopia

Oops.
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Postby Allomerus; Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:54 am Re: Robotopia

Sounds very cool Phil.
Enjoying the synths, and the harmonic shifts...
Drums sound great too! I like the offbeatedness of them.
Trumpets are good too!
Well done!
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