Innocence

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baalisoda
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151 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:30 pm

Hello friends,

"Innocence" is a simple/no-complex/easy on the ears/downtempo melodic track, inspired by studio ghibli flicks of 80s/90s. Do give it a listen when you can, I hope some of you will like it. :)

https://soundcloud.com/baalisoda/innocence

Cheers! :tu:

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wagtunes
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13625 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Innocence

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:25 pm

My Feedback

Music - 9
Instruments - 8.5
Performance - 9
Mix - 8

Overall - 8.625

Comments: Very nice song. Mix just a bit on the dull side. Maybe some EQ in a few spots. Like the arrangement on this. Changes kept it interesting.

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baalisoda
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151 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Re: Innocence

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:22 pm

wagtunes wrote:My Feedback

Music - 9
Instruments - 8.5
Performance - 9
Mix - 8

Overall - 8.625

Comments: Very nice song. Mix just a bit on the dull side. Maybe some EQ in a few spots. Like the arrangement on this. Changes kept it interesting.
Thank you so much for giving it a listen and your wonderful feedback, my friend! #ReallyAppreciateIt :tu:

Torden
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48 posts since 25 Aug, 2015

Re: Innocence

Post Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:03 am

I think it is a nice and laidback tune :)
I agree with Wagtunes that it can benefit from a bit of EQ-boost in the high end to enhance the clarity/sparkle. Amongst the lead sounds I think the flute is the most soothing and nice to listen to.

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baalisoda
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151 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Re: Innocence

Post Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:13 pm

Torden wrote:I think it is a nice and laidback tune :)
I agree with Wagtunes that it can benefit from a bit of EQ-boost in the high end to enhance the clarity/sparkle. Amongst the lead sounds I think the flute is the most soothing and nice to listen to.
Thanks for valuable feedback, my friend! :tu:

For the flute part, I have used Shakuhachi :)

Eauson
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837 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Re: Innocence

Post Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:02 am

Nice little ditty, there seems like too much compression, on the full track and the drums which takes away from the other instrumentation, somewhat overpowers the piece,. This is just my personal opinion, so please take with a grain of salt. :)
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baalisoda
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151 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Re: Innocence

Post Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:21 pm

Eauson wrote:Nice little ditty, there seems like too much compression, on the full track and the drums which takes away from the other instrumentation, somewhat overpowers the piece,. This is just my personal opinion, so please take with a grain of salt. :)
Thanks for the detailed feedback, my friend. I will definitely check the mix again for the over-compression :tu:

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voidhead23
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92 posts since 5 Jan, 2018 from Beijing, PRC

Re: Innocence

Post Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:28 pm

i love this. Also reminds me a bit of The Neverending Story. :hyper: Not really sure i agree with the over-compressed comment, but the mix would definitely be helped with a bit of a lift in the high end, as others have said.

Also, the flute in the middle really makes me want there to be other acoustic elements in the rest of the song to sort of balance it out. When that flute comes in, it really jars you out of the synthpop vibe and makes you realize how great it would be to get other acoustic sounds in there. Maybe layer some really subtle things in?

Eauson
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837 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Re: Innocence

Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:05 am

baalisoda wrote:
Eauson wrote:Nice little ditty, there seems like too much compression, on the full track and the drums which takes away from the other instrumentation, somewhat overpowers the piece,. This is just my personal opinion, so please take with a grain of salt. :)
Thanks for the detailed feedback, my friend. I will definitely check the mix again for the over-compression :tu:
Its solely because, listening on a small scale speaker, a bouyer orb and my tablet, the beginning starts to shake the speaker and progressing through the piece, the loudest item is the snappy kick, ( the delicate nature of ghibli/Japanese anime has always been the hand drawn quality, earthsea is okay, but not the same) together with some other areas where It also occurs.
Its only an opinion :)
Man is least himself when he talks in the first person. Give him a mask, and he'll show you his true face

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biodiode
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407 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: Innocence

Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:24 am

I like the nice laid back feel to this, very easy on the ears. I don't think the drums are over compressed but a little top end sheen may lift the track. Nice job - reposted.

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baalisoda
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151 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Re: Innocence

Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:52 pm

voidhead23 wrote:i love this. Also reminds me a bit of The Neverending Story. :hyper: Not really sure i agree with the over-compressed comment, but the mix would definitely be helped with a bit of a lift in the high end, as others have said.

Also, the flute in the middle really makes me want there to be other acoustic elements in the rest of the song to sort of balance it out. When that flute comes in, it really jars you out of the synthpop vibe and makes you realize how great it would be to get other acoustic sounds in there. Maybe layer some really subtle things in?
Thanks for checking it out and providing valuable inputs, my friend :) I will sure look into your suggestions on the mix as well as composition. :tu:

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baalisoda
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151 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Re: Innocence

Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:53 pm

biodiode wrote:I like the nice laid back feel to this, very easy on the ears. I don't think the drums are over compressed but a little top end sheen may lift the track. Nice job - reposted.
Thank you so much for the kind words and repost, sir! #ReallyAppreciateIt :tu:

Unreflected
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88 posts since 13 Jun, 2015

Re: Innocence

Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:02 pm

Love it. Sounds perfect to me.
:tu:

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baalisoda
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151 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Re: Innocence

Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:16 pm

Unreflected wrote:Love it. Sounds perfect to me.
:tu:
Thanks for giving it a listen and your kind words, my friend! :tu:

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