Moon-moth — Dark Ambient Track

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sleepcircle
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409 posts since 28 Nov, 2016

Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:00 pm

https://soundcloud.com/john-fraser-15/moon-moth

I've never actually made something like this, before.

Feel free to mention any parts of the mix or eq or anything that you think need work. This is all a bit out of my league and I need all the help I can get.
Last edited by sleepcircle on Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:55 am, edited 2 times in total.

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wagtunes
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14006 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Moon-Watcher — Dark Ambient Track

Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:13 pm

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Music - 7.5
Instruments - 9.5
Performance - 8
Mix - 9

Overall - 8.5

Comments: Sufficiently creepy sounding intro. Liking where this is going. It's different. Interested in what you used to create this thing. Not bad at all for what it is.

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Aloysius
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22490 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: Moon-Watcher — Dark Ambient Track

Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:32 pm

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Music - 99
Instruments - 1025
Performance - 70
Mix - 1000000000

Overall - 1,000,001,185

Comments: Something is about to happen or has already happened. :? Sounds like high quality film scene music.
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biodiode
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428 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: Moon-Watcher — Dark Ambient Track

Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:48 pm

Suitably mysterious and sci-fi. Makes you wonder what is going to come out the mist that is rolling along the plains.
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jethrobull
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1380 posts since 5 Jun, 2011 from England,UK

Re: Moon-Watcher — Dark Ambient Track

Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:13 am

Really enjoyed this. Very well put together. Love the teasing with the airy pads (would of liked more). Certainly a creepy sci-fi score. I wont comment on the mix,I will leave that for better ears. Fantastic work though! :tu:
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sleepcircle
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409 posts since 28 Nov, 2016

Re: Moon-Watcher — Dark Ambient Track

Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:11 am

@jethrobull
please feel free to comment on the mix! if anything bothers you, i'd like to know.

also, how much more of the high pad did you want? any particular place? should i have just made the song a little longer to give it a little more time? feel free to elaborate.

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What do you mean? Like… instruments? Or effects, or what.

The instrument was an instance of repro-5, and some Mellotron Combined Choir samples I stitched together in the DAW. Everything else was stuff I recorded and forced through a delay plugin I'm beta-ing—Colour Copy by u-he. There were a lot of feed-back loops and distortions though; i mis-used the plugin a lot as opposed to just making straight delay effects.

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wagtunes
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14006 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Moon-Watcher — Dark Ambient Track

Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:38 am

sleepcircle wrote:@jethrobull
please feel free to comment on the mix! if anything bothers you, i'd like to know.

also, how much more of the high pad did you want? any particular place? should i have just made the song a little longer to give it a little more time? feel free to elaborate.

@wagtunes
What do you mean? Like… instruments? Or effects, or what.

The instrument was an instance of repro-5, and some Mellotron Combined Choir samples I stitched together in the DAW. Everything else was stuff I recorded and forced through a delay plugin I'm beta-ing—Colour Copy by u-he. There were a lot of feed-back loops and distortions though; i mis-used the plugin a lot as opposed to just making straight delay effects.
Instruments is how I felt the instruments sounded. How interesting the sounds were. Did they excite me? Did I find them dull. Maybe I should call it sounds so that people don't scratch their heads wondering what I'm talking about.

sleepcircle
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409 posts since 28 Nov, 2016

Re: Moon-Watcher — Dark Ambient Track

Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:10 am

sorry for the confusion—i figured that's what you meant by instruments—I was just wondering what specifically you were asking about, when you said you were "interested in what i used"

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wagtunes
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14006 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Moon-Watcher — Dark Ambient Track

Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:22 am

sleepcircle wrote:sorry for the confusion—i figured that's what you meant by instruments—I was just wondering what specifically you were asking about, when you said you were "interested in what i used"
Oh yeah, I was curious what synths you used on the track.

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seismic1
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9069 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: Moon-moth — Dark Ambient Track

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:35 pm

I agree with Aloysius. This would definitely work as part of a movie soundtrack. Probably best in a SciFi/Horror setting, due to it's dramatic/dark atmosphere, but not exclusively restricted to those genres.

Good work :)

fastlanephil
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641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Moon-moth — Dark Ambient Track

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:00 pm

Well put together soundtrack effects creating an interesting atmosphere. I wouldn’t exactly call it ambient music in the formal sence but it’s not noise either.

sleepcircle
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409 posts since 28 Nov, 2016

Re: Moon-moth — Dark Ambient Track

Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:33 am

Fastlanephil Really? That's interesting; how is it different?—I mean, what's the distinction?

Eauson
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840 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Re: Moon-moth — Dark Ambient Track

Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:56 pm

This was an interesting listen, for some reason I felt it was a bit too long and before the bubbling effects came in, had already felt they were already there. I have to say well done :tu: will listen again on headphones to get a fuller feel :)
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J. Smith
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30 posts since 2 Jul, 2014 from Finland

Re: Moon-moth — Dark Ambient Track

Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:24 pm

Would be nice for a scifi-horror score :) The growling noises (made by actual human vocal cords?) in the first 1:30 were to me mildly revolting, triggered a nice response.

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