One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (mmGhost wins!)

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Scrubbing Monkeys
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565 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:38 am

mmGhost wrote:big ups guys, some really nice ones in there this time around. if you want more pointed feedback than my normal caveman comments on SC, hit me up via KVR direct message, or SC messenger. i love talking music.

also, thx for the comments, love readin' 'em.

laterz

Caveman comments.......Thats how I feel. I blurt out the first phrase that come to mind. I would really lie to interact more but the SC app isnt as user friendly as the browser page.

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Scrubbing Monkeys
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565 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:42 am

Voted!!!

This was a very competetive round.
Thanks to all for you nice comments on my track.
Good luck everyone.

And a big shout out to all of you guys that do this every month.

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RPH
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1097 posts since 21 Nov, 2005 from The Netherlands

Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:30 am

Voted as well, a lot of good tracks.
Nice to have been a part of this OSC, well done everyone.

PS:
There were quite some differences in volume.
Some tracks were much louder then others, especially from the ones I liked best.
I imported them into Expose from Mastering in the mix, with the Soundcloud master preset ( used that for mine ).
It seems CD master levels were used. Max -0.1 dB for e.g. TheNeverScene - Morning Resolutions.
Thought it was best to have lower levels for streaming services?

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] Peter:H [
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582 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:00 am

@RPH did I get that right - you have used an external mastering tool?
hm...if yes, please review the rules, but I think I just got your post wrong.
Anyways - Loudness War is over, so I don't strive for the ultimate sausage.
I try to get the right sound...whatever right means in this context.

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RPH
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1097 posts since 21 Nov, 2005 from The Netherlands

Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:06 am

In my render ( masterchannel ) I used Youlean, a free tool, to check the levels.
Expose is a viewing tool I used afterwards to see if my song wasn't too loud for Souncloud upload, it does nothing to the sound.
Is that also not allowed? I'll check the rules again..

Edit: rules say nothing about using a tool afterwards to check levels are OK.

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RPH
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Post Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:25 am

] Peter:H [ wrote: Anyways - Loudness War is over, so I don't strive for the ultimate sausage.
I try to get the right sound...whatever right means in this context.
Indeed, that's a good thing.
I notice in my track there are a lot of peaks, I'm trying to learn how to get a better mix ( glued better together ) without losing all the dynamics / transients for future songs.
Do not want to squash everything into a white noise like view. :)
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] Peter:H [
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Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:36 am

RPH wrote:
] Peter:H [ wrote: Anyways - Loudness War is over, so I don't strive for the ultimate sausage.
I try to get the right sound...whatever right means in this context.
Indeed, that's a good thing.
I notice in my track there are still a lot of peaks, I'm trying to learn how to get a better mix ( glued better together ) without losing all the dynamics / transients.
Do not want to squash everything into a white noise like view. :)
I use lots of compressors with different settings. sometimes even in a row. Some faster ones for only slightly cutting off the top of the peaks, some for glueing with optionaly using an internal side-chain to make the compressor less reacting to low freq content. Some times parallel compression...What I also do is simulating the pumping effekt with volum shaping tools or why not use automation...or even start with sound design to control peaks...a little bit more attack, less decay, ...

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] Peter:H [
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582 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:45 am

RPH wrote:In my render ( masterchannel ) I used Youlean, a free tool, to check the levels.
Expose is a viewing tool I used afterwards to see if my song wasn't too loud for Souncloud upload, it does nothing to the sound.
Is that also not allowed? I'll check the rules again..

Edit: rules say nothing about using a tool afterwards to check levels are OK.
Analysing is completely fine! I do that too and adapt settings in the master channel accordingly. Good approach, RPH. Thanks for clarification. The rules just want to avoid that everyone runs AAMS or Ozone to master the tracks after it was rendered.

L-EctroBit
KVRist
54 posts since 1 Oct, 2015

Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:53 pm

Voted!

jasinski
KVRian
587 posts since 20 Oct, 2003 from Seattle

Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:23 pm

Voted. Some stunning submissions this month. 0x0

liqih
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Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:56 pm

Voting done. Quite a range of styles, made me feel drunk after the row. Nice drones.

BTW yeah my MP3 is a low volume one, I hope you used the knob to pump it up.
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bh9090
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270 posts since 7 Dec, 2006 from Richmond, VA, USA

Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:34 am

Voted.

I had so many fives I took the best 5s and moved everything else down. So my threes would have been fours and 4s 5s any other month. Great job all..

doctorbob
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1136 posts since 7 Mar, 2014

Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:55 pm

liqih wrote: BTW yeah my MP3 is a low volume one, I hope you used the knob to pump it up.
Of course ... :D
dB

generaldiomedes
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502 posts since 15 Apr, 2017 from Canada

Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:30 pm

Voted! Some great stuff this month as always. Some real stunners in there too.

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Frostline
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319 posts since 12 Aug, 2016

Re: One Synth Challenge #109: Fathom Synth by Seaweed Audio (Voting Started!)

Post Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:48 pm

Voted.
Just about procrastinated to the point of forgetting though. Apologies to the tracks I left to the last minute and simply did not have time to comment on.
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