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Samuel_S
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129 posts since 26 Apr, 2018 from USA

Post Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:18 pm

LINK UPDATED AND SONG RE-UPLOADED (08/31/18)
https://soundcloud.com/hi-fam-its-sam/stinky-house
Last edited by Samuel_S on Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:41 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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wagtunes
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13635 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: pretty chill

Post Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:56 pm

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Music - 5
Instruments - 6
Performance - 6
Mix - 7

Overall - 6

Comments: Pad kind of dull. Could use a little EQ on the top. Intro too long. Needs more variance. Then after the (organ?) comes in, expecting some kind of lead or melody after that but then the organ drops out and we go back to that intro again. Two and a half minutes in and the song isn't really going anywhere. The mix isn't terrible but could be better. Performance is okay. Nothing really stands out. It's just kind of there. Maybe somebody can hear something that I'm not but the piece just bores me. 4 minutes in and still nothing. And then 30 seconds of silence? Just doesn't sound like a lot of effort was put into this in any aspect of the production.

Samuel_S
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129 posts since 26 Apr, 2018 from USA

Re: pretty chill

Post Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:21 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:56 pm
My Feedback

Music - 5
Instruments - 6
Performance - 6
Mix - 7

Overall - 6

Comments: Pad kind of dull. Could use a little EQ on the top. Intro too long. Needs more variance. Then after the (organ?) comes in, expecting some kind of lead or melody after that but then the organ drops out and we go back to that intro again. Two and a half minutes in and the song isn't really going anywhere. The mix isn't terrible but could be better. Performance is okay. Nothing really stands out. It's just kind of there. Maybe somebody can hear something that I'm not but the piece just bores me. 4 minutes in and still nothing. And then 30 seconds of silence? Just doesn't sound like a lot of effort was put into this in any aspect of the production.
Thanks NPC Wagtunes
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layzer
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5647 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: pretty chill

Post Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:01 pm

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ATS
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5971 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: pretty chill

Post Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:14 pm

that bass line is too repetitive in my opinion. The song is OK not great. (sorta like my stuff, just OK :D )
Might be worth working on it some more if you are so inclined. Also that organ sound I think you could of picked a better progression, I wasn't feeling those notes at all really.
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Samuel_S
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129 posts since 26 Apr, 2018 from USA

Re: pretty chill

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:14 am

ATS wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:14 pm
that bass line is too repetitive in my opinion. The song is OK not great. (sorta like my stuff, just OK :D )
Might be worth working on it some more if you are so inclined. Also that organ sound I think you could of picked a better progression, I wasn't feeling those notes at all really.
It was actually supposed to be a string sound (chorused alot) like you would usually hear in most 90s house tracks. Like I didnt know this song sucked THAT bad but yeah I guess it's OK.
This is Samuel S. I make music for fun even if it isn't music.

Samuel_S
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129 posts since 26 Apr, 2018 from USA

Re: pretty chill

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:14 am

layzer wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:01 pm
:zzz:
yeah I know it's bad and it sucks. Is it saveable?
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wagtunes
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13635 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: pretty chill

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:41 am

Samuel_S wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:14 am
layzer wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:01 pm
:zzz:
yeah I know it's bad and it sucks. Is it saveable?
Anything is savable if you put the time and effort into it.

Samuel_S
KVRist
129 posts since 26 Apr, 2018 from USA

Re: pretty chill

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:28 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:41 am
Samuel_S wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:14 am
layzer wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:01 pm
:zzz:
yeah I know it's bad and it sucks. Is it saveable?
Anything is savable if you put the time and effort into it.
I mean I did put effort into it. I created a cool deep lo-fi pad from the PG-8X, made the strings shimmer into an almost organ-like sound, searched through countless VSTs for the perfect bassline. Only thing is how it's all put together is what you're concentrated on.
This is Samuel S. I make music for fun even if it isn't music.

Samuel_S
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129 posts since 26 Apr, 2018 from USA

Re: pretty chill

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:29 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:41 am
Samuel_S wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:14 am
layzer wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:01 pm
:zzz:
yeah I know it's bad and it sucks. Is it saveable?
Anything is savable if you put the time and effort into it.
I dont mind you doing the arranging and me coming up with the sounds, since you did say I'm more atmospheric then actual arranging.
This is Samuel S. I make music for fun even if it isn't music.

fastlanephil
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620 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: pretty chill

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:59 pm

To me it sound familiar but lacking in interest. Maybe you need to take some chances.

Samuel_S
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129 posts since 26 Apr, 2018 from USA

Re: pretty chill

Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:05 am

fastlanephil wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:59 pm
To me it sound familiar but lacking in interest. Maybe you need to take some chances.
how does it sound familiar?
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wagtunes
KVRAF
13635 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: pretty chill

Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:11 am

Samuel_S wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:05 am
fastlanephil wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:59 pm
To me it sound familiar but lacking in interest. Maybe you need to take some chances.
how does it sound familiar?
He means it sounds generic. Like canned music. Just not very interesting canned music.

dark water
KVRian
958 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Re: pretty chill

Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:23 am

TBF, the sounds aren't too bad at all. It also has a bit of an Omar S vibe, which I like.
The problem Samuel is that it sounds far too much like a lot of the deep tracks that we (and undoubtedly you) have heard over the past 25-ish years, hence it is failing to grab us.

ps, I'd say it was more dope/deep than chill, due to its tempo and beat selection.

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