[Electronic] sxop - Fennec Fox (G phrygian scale)

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shodri
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41 posts since 3 Mar, 2016

Post Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:54 am

Hi,

a new track that I put together:

https://soundcloud.com/sxop/fennec-fox

It's a short track (2:43min) written in G phrygian scale with a solid 128 BPM.

My goal was to create something dance-electro-like that has a little exotic touch.

What's your opinion about the technical and creative aspects?
How's the mixing between kick & bass?
Is the lead too sharp?
Any frequency fighting that pops into your ears?
...?

Thx for listening and have a great day!
sxop

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wagtunes
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14003 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: [Electronic] sxop - Fennec Fox (G phrygian scale)

Post Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:24 pm

My Feedback

Music - 9
Instruments - 9.5
Performance - 10
Mix - 9.5

Overall - 9.5

Comments: Well, it had me boppin my head so it works on that level. Like all the twists and turns in this one. A little skitso but it works for me. All in all, I enjoyed listening to it.

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layzer
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5756 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: [Electronic] sxop - Fennec Fox (G phrygian scale)

Post Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:47 pm

despite not peaking with a rubber duck squeak on that intro riser and
that sidechain compression crap coloring the sound, i liked it.
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shodri
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41 posts since 3 Mar, 2016

Re: [Electronic] sxop - Fennec Fox (G phrygian scale)

Post Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:29 am

wagtunes wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:24 pm
My Feedback

Music - 9
Instruments - 9.5
Performance - 10
Mix - 9.5

Overall - 9.5

Comments: Well, it had me boppin my head so it works on that level. Like all the twists and turns in this one. A little skitso but it works for me. All in all, I enjoyed listening to it.
I'm amazed, many thanks you liked it wagtunes! :)
Definitely a little skitso, you're right. The creativity was getting too much out of hand.
Will try to get this more straight for my next tracks.
Thx for your time!

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shodri
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41 posts since 3 Mar, 2016

Re: [Electronic] sxop - Fennec Fox (G phrygian scale)

Post Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:33 am

layzer wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:47 pm
despite not peaking with a rubber duck squeak on that intro riser and
that sidechain compression crap coloring the sound, i liked it.
Yupp, sidechain is critical piece of sound design where I often receive comments.
Perhaps next time I can make it less obvious with sidechaining only the low freq range.
Great you liked it and thx for your feedback, layzer!

-Fature-
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217 posts since 19 Jan, 2004 from United Kingdom

Re: [Electronic] sxop - Fennec Fox (G phrygian scale)

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:20 am

Not the usual style I listen to, but I liked the energy :)

I would say...
It's creative but not overly original.
Technically, it's competent (mix etc).
+1 about the compression though.
The lead sounds okay, perhaps a little loud.
The number of stops and rolls disturb the flow/groove for me.

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Touch The Universe
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3401 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Re: [Electronic] sxop - Fennec Fox (G phrygian scale)

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:04 am

Good production quality. Which DAW are you using?
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shodri
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41 posts since 3 Mar, 2016

Re: [Electronic] sxop - Fennec Fox (G phrygian scale)

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:20 am

-Fature- wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:20 am
Not the usual style I listen to, but I liked the energy :)

I would say...
It's creative but not overly original.
Technically, it's competent (mix etc).
+1 about the compression though.
The lead sounds okay, perhaps a little loud.
The number of stops and rolls disturb the flow/groove for me.
Yayy :) Sorry bout the starts/stops, but I had to!
About compression: I tried to put everywhere in the processing pipeline just a little compression and then if possible only parallel compression. On the master I applied a dynamic eq that I found gave me better results than a typical multiband compressor.
And for the creative part: you're right, now that I listen to the finished track with more objective distance, I find the melodies not catchy enough.

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shodri
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41 posts since 3 Mar, 2016

Re: [Electronic] sxop - Fennec Fox (G phrygian scale)

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:23 am

Touch The Universe wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:04 am
Good production quality. Which DAW are you using?
Thx Touch The Universe for your fdbck! (It really takes time to write your name...)
My first tracks I created with FL Studio, but I switched to Ableton for my recent tracks.
It just fits better to my workflow and is not such a hazzle when it comes to quickly setting up automations.

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