Electro /80s influence (now offline - thanks again for the feedback)

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frackermak
KVRer
15 posts since 22 Nov, 2018 from UK

Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:53 am

This song is going to be my next single. Not too far off now.
Chiptune backdrop and a country style vocal, certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea…
Still a demo, love to hear what you think needs work.
This is a private soundcloud link.
Thank you very much.

https://soundcloud.com/screamershock/ca ... mo/s-mPJ5N
Last edited by frackermak on Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:55 am, edited 2 times in total.

silenthill2006
KVRian
506 posts since 16 Nov, 2006

Re: Electro/Country crossover.

Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:49 am

This was really cool. I really like this.

EDIT: I don't hear the country in this either.
Last edited by silenthill2006 on Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Software: Reason 10, Acid Pro 8, Reaper, Sibelius, Musescore, RapidComposer, Odesi

https://soundcloud.com/devin-cooper-620205327
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Rajiv
KVRist
78 posts since 1 Sep, 2006

Re: Electro/Country crossover.

Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:59 am

Hello -- I like it! My favorite part is the boop-be-boop-be-dum fill at 2:33. Nice mix of different sounds throughout. Personally, I think the chiptune twitter works really well.

I don't hear any country at all in this. To me it sounds like an 80s synth-pop tune, especially the vocal. It reminds me of Human League.

I only have two suggestions:
1.) To my ears, the drums get a little monotonous. I know you split out different sounds at different points in the track. But to my ears a little more variation in the beat would be nice.
2.) Just an idea, probably I've been listening too the Cure too much lately. But I'm pining for an Am9 on some of the downbeats. Just one chord played slowly on an electric guitar with plenty of chorus and reverb. Not all the downbeats, just maybe the ones where you are coming out of an instrumental section as an accent.

frackermak
KVRer
15 posts since 22 Nov, 2018 from UK

Re: Electro /80s influence

Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:54 pm

Thanks! Changed the title.. :D
Will have a proper read later. And then give some feedback :tu:

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layzer
KVRAF
5901 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Electro /80s influence

Post Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:52 am

excellent retro 80's electro :tu:
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kloon
KVRist
196 posts since 25 Nov, 2013

Re: Electro /80s influence

Post Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:27 am

The constant panning was i bit brutal with headphones. But i got used to it pretty fast.
Great track!

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Vortifex
KVRian
1082 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: Electro /80s influence

Post Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:32 am

The panned buzzing was quite distracting in headphones, it was like I had people standing each side of me blowing a kazoo into my ears.

I liked the 80s-style vocals and the other synths. For me something was off about the percussion but I'm not sure what I would have done differently. Maybe it's too dry, dunno. Overall I liked the song itself and the musicality of it.

frackermak
KVRer
15 posts since 22 Nov, 2018 from UK

Re: Electro /80s influence

Post Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:45 am

silenthill2006: Thank you.
Rajiv: I love the Human League. I will have a look at putting some variation into the drums. Interesting downbeat idea, will ponder... Thank you.
Layzer: Thank you.
Kloon: Will play with the panning, bring it in a bit and see how it sounds. Thanks.
Vortifex: I want two peeps to stand either side of me blowing kazzoos! Thank you.

Thank you all for the constructive feedback and positive comments… :tu:
Will certainly have a further play.

Cheers

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Frantz
KVRAF
4927 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Electro /80s influence

Post Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:34 pm

The song is great. :tu:

I think the mix needs work:
* Eliminate the panning.
* Make the vox louder.
* Put a low pass filter on those buzzy synths.

frackermak
KVRer
15 posts since 22 Nov, 2018 from UK

Re: Electro /80s influence

Post Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:54 pm

Frantz wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:34 pm
The song is great. :tu:

I think the mix needs work:
* Eliminate the panning.
* Make the vox louder.
* Put a low pass filter on those buzzy synths.
Thank you 😊
Will try the panning.
Up the vox.
Already a low pass filter on the synths. Will give it a bit more umph 👍

fastlanephil
KVRian
645 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Electro /80s influence

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:02 pm

You have a nice tune here! Ditto on the buzz though. Maybe just pull back on it with some verb.

:tu:

frackermak
KVRer
15 posts since 22 Nov, 2018 from UK

Re: Electro /80s influence

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:47 am

Reducing the panning on that sequence was an education! :)
The buzz is now low passed and v slightly reverbed. :idea:
Will post new version soon 8)
Thanks again for the fantastic feedback everyone :tu:
#WIP

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