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7zark7
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147 posts since 20 Aug, 2003 from Chicago

Post Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:40 pm

Another WIP:

https://soundcloud.com/7zark7/120818_120bpm

Work in progress made with Synapse-Audio Orion, Dune 3, Legend, DrumRack, Alesis Micron, Korg ES2, Korg Minilogue, Korg MS20 Mini, Korg SQ-1, Korg Volca Sample, Roland JD-Xi, Roland MC-307, 1010 Audio BitBox, and some free samples.

As always, feedback is appreciated.
I haven't worked at this tempo in a while.

*Updated 12/29/18 - with "You Can't Catch Me" and "I Can Fly" samples

-7zark7
Last edited by 7zark7 on Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:00 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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rvkYoDleFool
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66 posts since 4 Mar, 2013 from Germany

Re: Work in progress. Feedback appreceiated.

Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:57 am

Nice calm groove/track. Good mix.

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StudioDave
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954 posts since 23 Jun, 2007 from Findlay OH USA

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Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:38 am

Yep, good groove and mix. Well done.

dp

frackermak
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18 posts since 22 Nov, 2018 from UK

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Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:43 am

Pro feel.
Love the vibe. :tu:

MogwaiBoy
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2972 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

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Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:07 pm

Wow this is Great! Nice work. Love that wide lead and also that shimmery warbly thing dead centre (what is that?).

But you know what - right at 4:16 at the very end outro it cuts away to a really nice chord - right there. That chord got my full attention like whoah there's something new happening here, this could be awesome, this could go to another level. Sadly, it's there for a second and it's gone. Disappointment!

I think you should use that (plus a few complementary chords around it) somewhere in the middle of the track and use it to build a nice breakdown/bridge and rise back up again to the main groove for the outro (where you could have it hang off the end too as it is, maybe extended a bit through the fade).

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wagtunes
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14578 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Work in progress. Feedback appreciated.

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:23 pm

My Feedback

Music - 8
Instruments - 9
Performance - 10
Mix - 8.5

Overall - 8.875

Comments: Drums really cut through. I might actually reign them it a little but that's just a personal preference. Nothing wrong with what you did. Just, wow. Not too many tracks where I really notice the drums, especially the snare. I prefer the parts where the drums are slightly more in the background. Musically, bordering on minimalist as far as melody. In fact, is there a melody in this? Doesn't appear to be so. Feels like a backing track for vocals. In fact, I think this would make a killer backing track for a song. But then that snare would have to be tamed a bit. Anyway, for what it is, very well done. Just some personal things in it that aren't my favorite kind of production choices.

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thecontrolcentre
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23501 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

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Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:30 pm

Good stuff. Well balanced mix. Nice groove, and subtle build as the tune progresses. I like it (I like the robot too) :)

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7zark7
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147 posts since 20 Aug, 2003 from Chicago

Re: Work in progress. Feedback appreciated.

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:26 pm

Hey everyone.

Thanks for the all of feedback so far.

@mogwai

I think that the shimmery thing that you are referring to is two sample loops clashing.
The nice chord at the end is part of a chord progression that runs through most of the song. There is nothing at the end that hasn't been running throughout the track. There are definitely parts of the track that I should strip down to expose individual elements. I will make sure that those pop in the next draft. I agree as well about a breakdown/bridge. I thought that it would come to me when I decide if it is going to be a song or a track. Thanks so much for the feedback. It is just the kind of thing that I want to hear.

@wagtunes

Wow! Am I mistaken, or is that a fairly high rating coming from you?
There is a chord progression buried in there, and I suppose that the melody follows the bassline. Not too interesting I know. With regard to the drums. I know that you are right, but when I mix for streaming, I want to make sure that there is still some impact. The problem is when the snap and multiple snares are all happening at once. I will fix it. Thanks so much for the feedback.

@thecontrolcentre

Thanks man! The robot is 7zark7 from "G-Force", or as it was known in the states "Battle of the Planets". It's really old anime.

-7zark7
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7zark7
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147 posts since 20 Aug, 2003 from Chicago

Re: Work in progress. Feedback appreciated.

Post Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:05 pm

7zark7 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:40 pm
Another WIP:

https://soundcloud.com/7zark7/120818_120bpm

Work in progress made with Synapse-Audio Orion, Dune 3, Legend, DrumRack, Alesis Micron, Korg ES2, Korg Minilogue, Korg MS20 Mini, Korg SQ-1, Korg Volca Sample, Roland JD-Xi, Roland MC-307, 1010 Audio BitBox, and some free samples.

As always, feedback is appreciated.
I haven't worked at this tempo in a while.

*Updated 12/29/18 - with "You Can't Catch Me" and "I Can Fly" samples

-7zark7
*Updated 12/29/18 - with "You Can't Catch Me" and "I Can Fly" samples
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