Chemeleon - My Imaginary Friend (Electronic funk)

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chemeleon
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43 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Post Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:13 am

Ello all, here's a decent track I done made with Renoise, Reaktor, Oatmeal, and samples from the Methlab Dembreakznpadztho sample pack. And lots of DSPs. I'm so used to it now any creases mastering wise are going to be hard to iron out, but it's certainly my best produced track to date. Curious what you guys think :hyper:

https://soundcloud.com/chemeleon/imaginary
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fastlanephil
KVRian
632 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Chemeleon - My Imaginary Friend (Electronic funk)

Post Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:25 pm

I liked it in a weird way. Maybe it could be expanded some.

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chemeleon
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43 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Re: Chemeleon - My Imaginary Friend (Electronic funk)

Post Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:56 am

Thanks for listening :) I was planning on adding a little more to it, but I'm so happy with each individual instrument and the arrangement I'm afraid it'll lose some of it's charm. I'll give it another go maybe.

I'm curious what speakers / headphones you listened through and if there were any uncomfortable frequencies at high volumes. My in ear's (AKGs, came with my phone) I had to reduce 4k quite a lot before it was comfortable to listen to, think it's the hat in the main drum kit, but it sounds just fine through my other hardware.
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seismic1
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9063 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: Chemeleon - My Imaginary Friend (Electronic funk)

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:57 pm

My first thought (after listening to it 3 or 4 times) is that you seem to have a verse/chorus structure here, so I think it would be quite feasible to extend this, so I guess I'm in agreement with fastlanephil. I didn't hear any "uncomfortable" sounds, but there is a hissy/breathy sound (almost like a closing hi-hat) that begins at 0:21, just before the second line of the vocals, that I feel is obscuring the vocals a little. Maybe the volume of this could be brought down a little. I'm listening on Rokit 5s, but I don't have the volume turned up 'cos it's quite late here. I like the synth part after the verse at 0:50 (sounds a little like a guitar), which reminds me of the rhythm backing on Zappa's Purple Haze.

Good work :)

experimental.crow
KVRAF
5580 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: Chemeleon - My Imaginary Friend (Electronic funk)

Post Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:13 pm

i'm going to elaborate on the seismic1 observation ...
there is room for improvement on the mix ratio between the vocals
and the instrumental , and it is most likely a frequency oriented problem ...

just as an experiment , i would roll of the highs : first at 10,000 , and take a listen .
perhaps another listen rolling off at 7500 ...
opinions will vary here , and my ears get fatigued quickly
by an abundance of high frequencies ...
a third listen could be worth it after introducing a de-esser .
you should hear a difference in the vocal masking ...

then , perhaps a little volume adjustment w/ the vocals ...

the track is pretty good .
i liked it ...
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layzer
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5734 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Chemeleon - My Imaginary Friend (Electronic funk)

Post Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:11 pm

the entire mix needs an overhaul. :shrug:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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chemeleon
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43 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Re: Chemeleon - My Imaginary Friend (Electronic funk)

Post Wed May 02, 2018 8:19 am

I rejiggered the mix (not quite overhauled it) and made a stupid video to go along with it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEbwgFJ2fQs
Check out my music :
https://soundcloud.com/chemeleon
Some fractal artwork here :
http://yolkmissingbranchbot.deviantart.com

experimental.crow
KVRAF
5580 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: Chemeleon - My Imaginary Friend (Electronic funk)

Post Wed May 02, 2018 9:26 am

an improvement ...
:tu:
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