A new song from me. (removed for revision)

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1550 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Post Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:42 pm

I just finished it, so wanted to show people. I'll be taking it down again because I'm making a video and releasing it as a single later.

(Song removed for revision)
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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1550 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:29 pm

wagtunes wrote:Very well done. Good luck with the single.
It wont go well... It never does. :hihi: Thanks though!

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Frantz
KVRAF
4820 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:42 am

It electropops and new waves in appealing ways. A very well crafted song.

The mix is kind of fuzzy. Words are not clear. The vocals are overpowered by synths and the guitars.

Cool track! :tu:

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1550 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:17 pm

Frantz wrote:It electropops and new waves in appealing ways. A very well crafted song.

The mix is kind of fuzzy. Words are not clear. The vocals are overpowered by synths and the guitars.

Cool track! :tu:
Cheers! And cheers for the critique... I'm not changing anything though. :P

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Frantz
KVRAF
4820 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:48 pm

an-electric-heart wrote:And cheers for the critique... I'm not changing anything though. :P
Right. You want to ensure it does not go well. :P

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102 posts since 3 Apr, 2018

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:56 am

Sounds good.

What did you use for the drums part ?

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nineofkings
KVRAF
1758 posts since 9 Apr, 2011

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:35 am

I agree with Frantz that the guitars tend to overpower the vocals. What I like about your music though is that it's musically reminiscent of the 80s as much as it's sonically reminiscent

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1550 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:51 am

Frantz wrote:
an-electric-heart wrote:And cheers for the critique... I'm not changing anything though. :P
Right. You want to ensure it does not go well. :P
More that I've spent enough time on it and want to move on to the next thing. :hihi:

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1550 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:58 am

musicartist wrote:Sounds good.

What did you use for the drums part ?
A mix of all sorts of things. The kick and snare are from an 80s drum sample pack, the toms, hats, cowbell and symbols are from EZDrummer's dream pop expansion (I often use the kick and snare from this as well, but not in this case. It's really good), and there's also a tambourine that's quite prominent, that's called 'easy tambourine (I think)', it's a kontakt instrument, I use it all the time.

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1550 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:01 pm

nineofkings wrote:I agree with Frantz that the guitars tend to overpower the vocals. What I like about your music though is that it's musically reminiscent of the 80s as much as it's sonically reminiscent
Cheers! I'm big into 80s Fleetwood Mac. I often put chimes in stuff in like they do... But yes, I'm obviously really into 80s music. :tu:

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layzer
KVRAF
5644 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:41 am

great 80's vibe. quite catchy. It could be mixed with less compression on stuff to reduce "fighting" for space by the vocals. or pan the instruments off center. lacking dynamics is my main quib, however.
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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1550 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:26 pm

layzer wrote:great 80's vibe. quite catchy. It could be mixed with less compression on stuff to reduce "fighting" for space by the vocals. or pan the instruments off center. lacking dynamics is my main quib, however.
Would you believe I don't really use much compression, apart from the vocals (they're compressed pretty heavily, as well as using Vocal Rider from Waves)! You must be hearing the mastering, it's the N.I Lurssen mastering thingy... it's a great plug, sure has made my life easier.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
13612 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:36 pm

an-electric-heart wrote:
layzer wrote:great 80's vibe. quite catchy. It could be mixed with less compression on stuff to reduce "fighting" for space by the vocals. or pan the instruments off center. lacking dynamics is my main quib, however.
Would you believe I don't really use much compression, apart from the vocals (they're compressed pretty heavily, as well as using Vocal Rider from Waves)! You must be hearing the mastering, it's the N.I Lurssen mastering thingy... it's a great plug, sure has made my life easier.
Are you sure you don't mean the 1K Multimedia Lurssen Mastering Console?

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1550 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: A new song from me. Electro Pop... maybe New Wave.

Post Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:23 pm

wagtunes wrote:
an-electric-heart wrote:
layzer wrote:great 80's vibe. quite catchy. It could be mixed with less compression on stuff to reduce "fighting" for space by the vocals. or pan the instruments off center. lacking dynamics is my main quib, however.
Would you believe I don't really use much compression, apart from the vocals (they're compressed pretty heavily, as well as using Vocal Rider from Waves)! You must be hearing the mastering, it's the N.I Lurssen mastering thingy... it's a great plug, sure has made my life easier.
Are you sure you don't mean the 1K Multimedia Lurssen Mastering Console?
Yes, that's correct, this thing :

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/lurssen/

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