Ares of flight. Melodic trance, feedback appreciated

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Coxy
KVRian
676 posts since 31 Aug, 2004 from England !

Post Sun May 22, 2016 2:25 am

Background:
For the first time I produced the bulk of the song completely in mono, this for me was a revelation, absolutely.

It made mixdown swift and easy, keeping the bulk of it mono and allowing stereo only on the focus elements, it also made adding effects and ear candy effortless and results sounded better with more clarity and less smearing.
https://soundcloud.com/coxys/ares-of-flight

The track so far has taken me about 6 hours over 2 days.

TO DO list:
  • Minor adjustment of levels in break down,
    Smooth out the outro so ends less abruptly,
    Some bass adjustments.
From now on I will only produce in mono and save stereo as a creative process at mixdown stage and beyond.

Let me know what you think overall.

Cheers

kurodo
KVRist
378 posts since 18 Aug, 2014

Re: Ares of flight. Melodic trance, feedback appreciated

Post Fri May 27, 2016 10:58 am

Very good track indeed!
Trance is a very difficult genre to get right.
I think you nailed it, great emotional build up which every trance track needs and excellent use of Synth voicing. Mix sounds spot on to my ears.
Worth a second listen, hopefully that should tell you something. :)

Interesting technique to produce in mono, I bet it eliminates the temptation to get wrapped up with effects.
Thanks for posting Coxy
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Allomerus
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2148 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Ares of flight. Melodic trance, feedback appreciated

Post Sat May 28, 2016 12:28 am

This is not something I would generally listen to but I find myself enjoying it. Well done Coxy!
It has a great flow to it with elements that grow and fade gradually in the face of the more urgent instruments. The middle section is very well done!
The Mono Stereo thing is a great idea. I agree the end could be better.
:)
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