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psynus
KVRist
238 posts since 23 Jul, 2001

Post Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:54 pm

As said before this is a wonderful track. :D Improvement is still possible: The drums are far too much compressed. That's why they lack strength and deepness. Try less compression on the drum track, do some EQing as mentioned before and add more multiband compression to the whole mix. :)
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Sascha Franck
KVRAF
13010 posts since 14 Nov, 2000 from Hannover / Germany

Post Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:04 am

I really don't find the drums to bee too bad, considering this is some intrumental-fusionish house stuff.
I'd rather add the occasional stop or eventually some filter sweep in some of the more silent passages.

OK, alternatively there's allways an option to ask Harvey Mason (one of the lurveliest drummers for any discobeat related stuff) to add some real drums, but for some reasons I doubt he'll be hanging here at K-v-R...

But then, I'd really wait for topaz' bass and Pete's final mix anyways.
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topaz
KVRAF
4581 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Post Wed Sep 01, 2004 4:38 am

the more I listen to this I realise how cool
Sascha Frank is, it's UBER cool to know that KVR has not only some great Computer music producers
but also real Top Class Musicians.

love to hear some more stuff Pete, can you post some links please ?

your a fine player Sascha :D :D :D :D

Pete C
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311 posts since 4 Aug, 2003 from Orlando, FL

Post Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:24 am

When it comes to the beats I am currently just using loops from a House beats CD (House Musique). So, there are not separate Bass, Snare, track etc for me to mess with. As it stands I am limited with this beat. I have tried doing my own beats in the past on other tracks with drum machines, but that is very much not my forte so lately I have been using loops for beats.

I am also a novice when it comes to things like mastering. When it comes to advanced dynamics processing like compression, limiting, and how to properly EQ a final mix I become lost. I have just never taken the time to learn it, instead just spent time working on songs. I used an app called FinalMix that was bundled with the latest version of Tracktion on this track. I have some compression on the whole mix using one of the presets, but not on any individual tracks. I don't know what the "best practices" are for that kind of thing.

Pete

Sielsynth
KVRist
288 posts since 13 Oct, 2003 from Houston,Tx

Post Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:05 am

:-o I've just listened to both versions of this and all I can say is... well... :-o !!! Man, this has got to be one of the hottest tunes I've yet to hear on KVR! Now, granted this is the type of music I like to listen to. Such a departure from the typical electronica we get around here(nothing wrong with that :D ) But, I think there are getting to be quite a few of us around here who like jazz and R&B.

Pete C. great work!
S.F. great work!
Topaz get to work!! :D

Hopefully i can hit all you guys up to do some live playing on my tracks. That is if I ever finish one :?
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KVRian
909 posts since 1 Dec, 2003 from tejas

Post Wed Sep 01, 2004 3:44 pm

topaz wrote:the more I listen to this I realise how cool Sascha Frank is, it's UBER cool to know that KVR has not only some great Computer music producers but also real Top Class Musicians.

love to hear some more stuff Pete, can you post some links please ?

your a fine player Sascha :D :D :D :D
Could I just add an AMEN to that - the original track was really nice but with the live guitar it, well, came alive.

fine, fine work, gents!!

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topaz
KVRAF
4581 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Post Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:06 am

any news on a final version yet ?

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topaz
KVRAF
4581 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:59 pm

I love bumping ancient threads now and then ;-)

Sascha Franck
KVRAF
13010 posts since 14 Nov, 2000 from Hannover / Germany

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:06 pm

topaz wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:59 pm
I love bumping ancient threads now and then ;-)
I guess you do.
My oh my, I would have a pretty tough time to even find whatever files I had of this.
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topaz
KVRAF
4581 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:08 pm

If the op posts I will try and dig it out.

Hope you are well dude 8)

Sascha Franck
KVRAF
13010 posts since 14 Nov, 2000 from Hannover / Germany

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:13 pm

topaz wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:08 pm
Hope you are well dude 8)
Hm, as well as the situation allows for a working musician. Or better: A non-working musician. I'm sort of getting along more or less fine, though, thanks to my lovely wife and sons, but quite obviously, things are starting to get on my tits quite seriously. And it won't get any better for at least half a year I suppose.

How about you?
There are 3 kinds of people:
Those who can do maths and those who can't.

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topaz
KVRAF
4581 posts since 15 Jul, 2001 from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:26 pm

Basically the same, everything sucks and everything is great all at once. It’s an odd juxtaposition to be in.

Wife is amazing, will things get back to “normal” no idea. Just glad we have our own lovely home and cut shut out all the shit going on.

Peace
Matt

Sascha Franck wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:13 pm
topaz wrote:
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:08 pm
Hope you are well dude 8)
Hm, as well as the situation allows for a working musician. Or better: A non-working musician. I'm sort of getting along more or less fine, though, thanks to my lovely wife and sons, but quite obviously, things are starting to get on my tits quite seriously. And it won't get any better for at least half a year I suppose.

How about you?

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