My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

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Kain
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285 posts since 10 Aug, 2005 from Belgium

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:16 pm

https://soundcloud.com/matthijsbos/lushtradamus
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Also working on a music video for it.
Here is a preview I made for instagram.
https://youtu.be/bi1FKLpt2Iw
Last edited by Kain on Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:20 am, edited 1 time in total.

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layzer
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Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:25 pm

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Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:34 pm

Honestly, the sound selection doesn't work for me right from the beginning (e.g. the test tone type thingy bites me). And it doesn't get better though there's some artistic tweaking later on - but also then it feels that there were some wrong decisions made soundwise. You know, like combining colors that don't fit.

Sorry to say that.

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Bansaw
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515 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:05 pm

I liked the rhythmic elements and I think its very creative. So well done for that.
I am struggling to like the lead sound. Its too jarring, screetchy for me.
Some good elements in there though.
@7:28 I like the detuned bass, its sound and melodic structure.

Kain
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285 posts since 10 Aug, 2005 from Belgium

Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:19 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys!

Kain
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285 posts since 10 Aug, 2005 from Belgium

Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:21 pm

Bansaw wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:05 pm
I liked the rhythmic elements and I think its very creative. So well done for that.
I am struggling to like the lead sound. Its too jarring, screetchy for me.
Some good elements in there though.
@7:28 I like the detuned bass, its sound and melodic structure.
Are the high sounds to annoying? Should I filter out some higher frequencies?

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layzer
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6532 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:43 pm

Kain wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:21 pm
Bansaw wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:05 pm
I liked the rhythmic elements and I think its very creative. So well done for that.
I am struggling to like the lead sound. Its too jarring, screetchy for me.
Some good elements in there though.
@7:28 I like the detuned bass, its sound and melodic structure.
Are the high sounds to annoying? Should I filter out some higher frequencies?
i'm not hearing anything too extreme in the 3-5khz freqs
but the leads do top off pretty high at the 1khz freqs
so that may be what he is referring to.
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Kain
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285 posts since 10 Aug, 2005 from Belgium

Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:51 pm

Okay I am rendering a version with some cuts on the highest frequencies. I only have a pair of headphones so it's entirely possible that on many other playback systems some of the highs are annoying.
See if I can come up with a mix where the lead still cuts through the mix but does not become to annoying and fatigue on your ears. I hope to get a bit of studio time with a friend this week so I can do a mix on monitors as well.

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Bansaw
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515 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:05 pm

Kain wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:21 pm
Bansaw wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:05 pm
I liked the rhythmic elements and I think its very creative. So well done for that.
I am struggling to like the lead sound. Its too jarring, screetchy for me.
Some good elements in there though.
@7:28 I like the detuned bass, its sound and melodic structure.
Are the high sounds to annoying? Should I filter out some higher frequencies?
If it was up to me personally, I'd simply choose a more fitting lead sound, and not work on EQing the exisitng one. Imho.

Kain
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285 posts since 10 Aug, 2005 from Belgium

Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:06 pm

What kind of lead sound would you use here?

Kain
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285 posts since 10 Aug, 2005 from Belgium

Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:14 pm

Here see if this sounds a bit less harsh.

https://soundcloud.com/matthijsbos/lust ... ut/s-gA1pN

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wagtunes
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15264 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:26 pm

My Feedback (On Remix)

Music - 8
Instruments - 9.5
Performance - 10
Mix - 9

Overall - 9.125

Comments: The bell is bordering on a little much, but tolerable. Otherwise, sounds okay to me. Fairly interesting piece. Of course in this genre there's just not enough variation and melody for me, which is why my Trance attempt was not received very well. Musically, kind of meh. Sound wise, as far as the instruments, outside of that bell, very interesting sounds. The one other lead is a little screechy but again, tolerable. I am curious as to what synths you used to create this track with. All in all, not bad at all.

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layzer
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Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:32 pm

I myself am fine with the sounds, but as far as the frequency spectrum balance.
i'm noticing too much under 40hz energy getting by, not enough 50-60hz,
and a lacking of sizzle caused by a rolloff of highs at 1khz instead of 15khz.
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Kain
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285 posts since 10 Aug, 2005 from Belgium

Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:50 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:26 pm
My Feedback (On Remix)

Music - 8
Instruments - 9.5
Performance - 10
Mix - 9

Overall - 9.125

Comments: The bell is bordering on a little much, but tolerable. Otherwise, sounds okay to me. Fairly interesting piece. Of course in this genre there's just not enough variation and melody for me, which is why my Trance attempt was not received very well. Musically, kind of meh. Sound wise, as far as the instruments, outside of that bell, very interesting sounds. The one other lead is a little screechy but again, tolerable. I am curious as to what synths you used to create this track with. All in all, not bad at all.

https://youtu.be/C2CWP2haZXU

It started with somebody on reddit who could not run 10 instance of Serum at the same time and other people saying that was normal which I strongly disagreed with. So my plan was to make a track with about 10 times Serum. That's how the track got started. So all of it is Serum, of course some audio for the drums. And also one keyscape for the dulcitone (the bells)

I used these 5 presets

PD P_Pad1 [DU]
FX 16-Bar Riser [FP]
BA Angle Grinder [SN]
SQ Automator 3 [GS]
LD Dirty Lead [SW]

The other 6 instances of Serum I made myself. I made those sounds in function of templates I use while busking.

https://youtu.be/gCAxBXHkY1A

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ATS
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Re: My new trance track "Lushtradamus" is out.

Post Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:54 pm

sounds to me like it's missing mids and some lows
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