May Contest: Gossip - "Free For All" - Results: We have a winner.

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KVRian
909 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Sat May 01, 2021 9:38 am

The winners


donkey tugger 83
mountainmaster 78
kovacs 71

beanpole 67
tomtom1 62
laguna rising 58
eassae 52
dr. apostrophex 52
lessera 49
the noodlist 47
3lu5iv3 26
harvon 9



congratulations all of you.
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KVRAF
3771 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Fri May 14, 2021 2:07 pm

Been purging X86 plugins (I got too much stuff) and came up with a synth thing while trying them. I considered words, but it's a no go.
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Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

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KVRist
238 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Post Sun May 16, 2021 1:38 am

Some quick thoughts/comments about the track submissions so far:

HARVON - That's a lot of shoveling... how morbid. The melancholic strings with the light beat on a... bodhran(?) add to the gloomy mood of the track. The sampled strings sound a bit too General MIDI for my tastes. That uber-wide vocal track is really difficult to understand within the mix.

THE NOODLIST - Nice retrowave intro. Not crazy about the buzzy lead synth. Vocals sound good, just wish they were not so buried in the mix. You've a good voice. Showcase it. The short symphonic piano break was cool.

3LU5IV3 - That electro-dub bass and the syncopated chords are cool. I am not sure their connection with Sparta though... I like the glitchy/fiddly percs. Not crazy about the lead synth.

KVRAF
2038 posts since 30 Aug, 2012 from Sweden

Post Sun May 16, 2021 2:40 am

What is it that is free? :help:

KVRist
244 posts since 24 Sep, 2016

Post Sun May 16, 2021 3:56 am

lessera wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 1:38 am
Some quick thoughts/comments about the track submissions so far:

HARVON - That's a lot of shoveling... how morbid. The melancholic strings with the light beat on a... bodhran(?) add to the gloomy mood of the track. The sampled strings sound a bit too General MIDI for my tastes. That uber-wide vocal track is really difficult to understand within the mix.

THE NOODLIST - Nice retrowave intro. Not crazy about the buzzy lead synth. Vocals sound good, just wish they were not so buried in the mix. You've a good voice. Showcase it. The short symphonic piano break was cool.

3LU5IV3 - That electro-dub bass and the syncopated chords are cool. I am not sure their connection with Sparta though... I like the glitchy/fiddly percs. Not crazy about the lead synth.
Thx 4 da feedback!
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909 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Post Sun May 16, 2021 6:13 am

Daimonicon wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 2:40 am
What is it that is free? :help:

You are free to do whatever you want to with May submission. Except for the time limit.

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KVRAF
3771 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Sun May 16, 2021 6:31 am

3lu5iv3 wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 3:56 am
Thx 4 da feedback!
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Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral: Is boutique the new old?

KVRist
228 posts since 1 Oct, 2019

Post Sun May 16, 2021 7:21 am

"The sampled strings sound a bit ...."

You have ears, the instruments are sf2 soundfonts through tx16wx :)

Would we some month choose to have an "add effects and mix" -contest I would not have much idea what to do.

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KVRist
165 posts since 10 Jun, 2007 from Netherlands

Post Sun May 16, 2021 7:56 am

@tomtom1, your track is not downloadable.

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KVRist
238 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Post Sun May 16, 2021 2:42 pm

Some more thoughts:

TOMTOM1 - Dramatic. Sounds like the score to an episode of some 80's action TV show. I didn't mind the de-tuned sound of the plucked string instrument, but I found the de-tuned brass section to be too much for my tastes. 1:55 - 2:20 sounds pretty sweet.

MOUNTAINMASTER - Nice one. I've little familiarity with this style of music, but I like what I hear. My only critique would be that boomy low perc (not sure what it is). It is really wide, and a little unsettling to listen to on headphones. Good stuff though.

KVRist
199 posts since 21 May, 2020 from germany

Post Mon May 17, 2021 8:23 am

mountainmaster wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 7:56 am
@tomtom1, your track is not downloadable.
should work now... never used this :)
@lessera - tell me if the drums are too loud? that's the real question! :D

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KVRist
238 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Post Tue May 18, 2021 4:48 pm

tomtom1 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 8:23 am
@lessera - tell me if the drums are too loud? that's the real question! :D
Level sounds alright to me... but I gotta say, for a track listed as EDM, those drums sound a little too acoustic for what I'd expect. Sounds more like garage-experimental. But that's all just creative choice stuff (and really quite subjective).

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KVRist
238 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Post Tue May 18, 2021 4:58 pm

EASSEA - On a technical level, it's hard to find fault with your track. Nice work... On a creative/artistic level, I don't gel with this type of music. But again, that's just a preference thing, so it really doesn't matter my opinion on that. It's a bumpy ride, but kept me engaged throughout.

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KVRist
99 posts since 18 May, 2021

Post Tue May 18, 2021 5:52 pm

Lessera–Thanks for taking the time to listen and the feedback. I appreciate it.
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KVRist
199 posts since 21 May, 2020 from germany

Post Tue May 18, 2021 10:09 pm

lessera wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 4:48 pm
tomtom1 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 8:23 am
@lessera - tell me if the drums are too loud? that's the real question! :D
Level sounds alright to me... but I gotta say, for a track listed as EDM, those drums sound a little too acoustic for what I'd expect. Sounds more like garage-experimental. But that's all just creative choice stuff (and really quite subjective).
:) thanks...
they sound acoustic because they are somehow acoustic. it's the free spitfire audiot labs drums. i am not that familiar with the different pop-styles - that's why i called it edm. i have a classical background, there you could me ask about genres :D

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