Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

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excuse me please
KVRist
305 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:23 pm

PS hmmm even PW now sounds harsh to me. Guess it's one of those days.

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Unaspected
KVRian
1168 posts since 4 May, 2012

Re: Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:12 pm

It's already been said but I'll echo that the mix is nice and clear.

I would have maybe dirtied up the synth that comes in around 0:10. It works when it gets introduced but then it does get a little buried around 0:50 as new sounds are introduced.

That snare could also be bigger with some nice gated reverb. Maybe the kick could punch a little harder too but the snare stands out as needing more treatment. Direct drums like this respond really well to parallel distortion to emphasise their character and help them sit in the mix.

Nice sound design. :)

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tehlord
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7910 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Re: Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:20 pm

Unaspected wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:12 pm
It's already been said but I'll echo that the mix is nice and clear.

I would have maybe dirtied up the synth that comes in around 0:10. It works when it gets introduced but then it does get a little buried around 0:50 as new sounds are introduced.

That snare could also be bigger with some nice gated reverb. Maybe the kick could punch a little harder too but the snare stands out as needing more treatment. Direct drums like this respond really well to parallel distortion to emphasise their character and help them sit in the mix.

Nice sound design. :)
Thanks for that.

I was restricted by NOT processing sound too much, and all the FX you hear are from the synth itself. I think there has to be a balance between leaving sounds as they were programmed and 'nudging' them into place.

However, I agree with everything you said. I cheated on the gated snare verb by just using 'that' Valhalla preset :tu:

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KVRian
1168 posts since 4 May, 2012

Re: Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

Post Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:02 am

tehlord wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Unaspected wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:12 pm
It's already been said but I'll echo that the mix is nice and clear.

I would have maybe dirtied up the synth that comes in around 0:10. It works when it gets introduced but then it does get a little buried around 0:50 as new sounds are introduced.

That snare could also be bigger with some nice gated reverb. Maybe the kick could punch a little harder too but the snare stands out as needing more treatment. Direct drums like this respond really well to parallel distortion to emphasise their character and help them sit in the mix.

Nice sound design. :)
Thanks for that.

I was restricted by NOT processing sound too much, and all the FX you hear are from the synth itself. I think there has to be a balance between leaving sounds as they were programmed and 'nudging' them into place.

However, I agree with everything you said. I cheated on the gated snare verb by just using 'that' Valhalla preset :tu:
Understandable. It's a great sounding demo for your soundbank. :)

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