Tundra Tango - acoustic, drums, synths

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mevla
KVRAF
1593 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Post Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:24 pm

A song-snapshot of a journey across the tundra. 2 acoustic guitars sharing the lead ostinato. With acoustic bass guitar and drums marking the steps and synths coloring the landscape. And an oasis in sight.

Still not certain about the proper way to export for soundcloud.

Cheers.

https://soundcloud.com/nominal6/tundra-tango

JKillz
KVRist
181 posts since 30 Dec, 2017 from USA

Re: Tundra Tango - acoustic, drums, synths

Post Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:46 pm

Nice jam, definitely digging it :)

I would like to hear the kick and low end of the snare more. I think the bass is stealing some of the freqs maybe. Just thinking out loud as I listen lol. The synth work sounds good too.

As for exporting, I tend to do wav and upload that to SC. I figure, let them compress a high quality file over a lower quality one.

Thanks for sharing.

mevla
KVRAF
1593 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: Tundra Tango - acoustic, drums, synths

Post Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:35 pm

Thanks for the comments ! Much appreciated. I took note about the sharing of bass and kick frequencies. As for uploading to SC, it's more about the level. That one was exported like so:

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      Integrated Loudness :  -13.5 LUFS
           Loudness Range :  5.7 LU
                     Peak :  -1.0 dBFS
                 Top Peak :  -1.0 dBTP <- yellow
       Normalization Gain :  0.52 dB
Which is somewhat consistent with the previous. But, the broadcast standard says -23 LUFS. My simple objective is to be at a level where people do not have to greatly adjust their volume. I do not want to be too loud which is kind of offensive, and I do not want to be too faint. And I still don't know.

Cheers.

JKillz
KVRist
181 posts since 30 Dec, 2017 from USA

Re: Tundra Tango - acoustic, drums, synths

Post Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:40 am

I agree, the loudness wars and all that make it challenging when you want to release quality music with interesting dynamics but because everything else is so processed, your music might sound weak or low volume in a side-by-side (not saying that is the case with this song, just a general concern).

And my bass comment was just first impression cause the kick and snare sounded a bit distant (not by much), I won't pretend to know exactly why it sounded like that to me, but figured I would share in case I wasn't alone.

Best of luck, the track is good though in its own right :)

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