Can't Stop Old Loves feat. Johnathan (Hip-Hop)

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Saukar30
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1027 posts since 2 Mar, 2005

Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:09 am

Just released another song. Again this with produced with Rhythmic Robot sample libraries. Enjoy!

Listen to Can't Stop Old Loves featuring Johnathan by Saukar #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/saukar/cant-stop-old-loves

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wagtunes
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13610 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Can't Stop Old Loves feat. Johnathan (Hip-Hop)

Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:29 am

My Feedback

Music - 7.5
Instruments - 7
Performance - 8.5
Mix - 6

Overall - 7.25

Comments: Mix is really dull behind the vocals. Perhaps this was intentional. Vocals very dry. Again, maybe intentional. Just seems to me the whole thing needs a little more life. Definitely some EQ, reverb, compression, something somewhere. It just sounds so dead. Maybe it's just me. Hopefully, others will put in their two cents.

Saukar30
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1027 posts since 2 Mar, 2005

Re: Can't Stop Old Loves feat. Johnathan (Hip-Hop)

Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:53 am

Thanks for the comments, Wags.

I actually was aiming for this type of sound. I wanted to keep everything as natural as possible. Its supposed to have the feel of an old school soul sample... but the dry lifeless part 😁

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wagtunes
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13610 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Can't Stop Old Loves feat. Johnathan (Hip-Hop)

Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:18 pm

Saukar30 wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:53 am
Thanks for the comments, Wags.

I actually was aiming for this type of sound. I wanted to keep everything as natural as possible. Its supposed to have the feel of an old school soul sample... but the dry lifeless part 😁
Okay, then mission accomplished. I'm not even sure I'd know HOW to do a mix like that. It definitely had a very "recorded in your basement on an old tape deck" kind of sound. So well done.

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VariKusBrainZ
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8478 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: Can't Stop Old Loves feat. Johnathan (Hip-Hop)

Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:28 pm

I like this raw 'demo tape' sound. Has a realness.
Personally cant stand polished over produced rap and hiphop.

The drums are a little loud compared to the other instruments but thats just me being picky if I have to criticise soemthing.

Saukar30
KVRian
1027 posts since 2 Mar, 2005

Re: Can't Stop Old Loves feat. Johnathan (Hip-Hop)

Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:59 pm

wagtunes wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Saukar30 wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:53 am
Thanks for the comments, Wags.

I actually was aiming for this type of sound. I wanted to keep everything as natural as possible. Its supposed to have the feel of an old school soul sample... but the dry lifeless part 😁
Okay, then mission accomplished. I'm not even sure I'd know HOW to do a mix like that. It definitely had a very "recorded in your basement on an old tape deck" kind of sound. So well done.
Lol thanks again. The source sounds themselves were really grungy to begin with. Check out www.rhythmicrobot.com. They make a lot of old crusty dorty sounding Kontakt libraries... they just do them very well.

Saukar30
KVRian
1027 posts since 2 Mar, 2005

Re: Can't Stop Old Loves feat. Johnathan (Hip-Hop)

Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:03 pm

VariKusBrainZ wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:28 pm
I like this raw 'demo tape' sound. Has a realness.
Personally cant stand polished over produced rap and hiphop.

The drums are a little loud compared to the other instruments but thats just me being picky if I have to criticise soemthing.
Thanks Varius. Im an.old guy and grew up listening to hiphop on cassettes/vinyl back in the 80s & such so that sound grew with me. Not to mention my Dad's old record collection. We never had a lot of money so all the music always had a dirty edge to it when I listened.

The drums I did like that on purpose. The rest of the mix is really bland (on purpose). The drums take it somewhere else. Young man excitement, old man ears lol.

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VariKusBrainZ
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8478 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: Can't Stop Old Loves feat. Johnathan (Hip-Hop)

Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:17 pm

Fare enough mate :)

It was just me looking for something to be critical about.

I grew up listening to badly produced speed/death metal on cassette :)

Saukar30
KVRian
1027 posts since 2 Mar, 2005

Re: Can't Stop Old Loves feat. Johnathan (Hip-Hop)

Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:29 pm

Death metal sounds great on tape!

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layzer
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5642 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

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Post Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:59 pm

Frantz would love the dry dull sound of it. the freq-spectrum balance and dynamics are quit good actually, comfortable on the phones and hats have a nice sizzle to them.
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dv1651st
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Re: Can't Stop Old Loves feat. Johnathan (Hip-Hop)

Post Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:03 pm

I think the track could be even warmer and old schooly than it is currently. I'm not suggesting low passing, or even making it sound like a 60's vynl track. But maybe adding more color to vocals and overall instrumentation. It's still all very nice. I wouldn't know too much about how to make something sound old and retro.

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