Late 70s synth pop feel

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frackermak
KVRer
18 posts since 22 Nov, 2018 from UK

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:09 am

Demo I'm working on.
Love any feedback re Mix / Production etc.
Thank you. :D
https://soundcloud.com/screamershock/fl ... ight-back

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Frantz
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4977 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Late 70s synth pop feel

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:16 am

Quirky and memorable. I enjoyed this. :tu:

I think the vocals are slightly too aggressive sounding for the chilled backing. The high synth that comes in 2:24 sounds distorted and loud but that might be intentional.

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Bansaw
KVRist
448 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Late 70s synth pop feel

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:48 pm

Creative and unique track.
but for me, high frequency range overcooked in the second half of the song.

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wagtunes
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14597 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Late 70s synth pop feel

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:20 pm

My Feedback

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

Overall - 9.375

Comments: Maybe 80s. Definitely not late 70s. Otherwise, really liked this. Very catchy in spite of it being very monotonous. It's basically one long hook but it works. Didn't hear the high frequency problems others did because my 5k and over is shot. So sometimes that's a good thing. One of my favorite tracks since hanging out here. I plan on listening to this tomorrow again.

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layzer
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6150 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Late 70s synth pop feel

Post Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:17 pm

near perfect freq spectrum mix on this one.
agree with Frantz on the vocals, you can see the spike at 1khz where the vocals are piercing.
agree with wags that its just a chorus repeating.
i think the low end is mixed a little weak.
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folderol
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4775 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - Here!

Re: Late 70s synth pop feel

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:47 am

I'm never keen on spoken material on top of instrumental tracks. I find it splits my concentration. Also, as the other said in this case it's also really rather harsh.
Just my 2d (UK old money)
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

frackermak
KVRer
18 posts since 22 Nov, 2018 from UK

Re: Late 70s synth pop feel

Post Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:00 am

Frantz wrote: โ†‘
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:16 am
Quirky and memorable. I enjoyed this. :tu:
I think the vocals are slightly too aggressive sounding for the chilled backing. The high synth that comes in 2:24 sounds distorted and loud but that might be intentional.
Thank you. Vocals and high synth both now pulled back.
Bansaw wrote: โ†‘
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:48 pm
Creative and unique track.
but for me, high frequency range overcooked in the second half of the song.
Thank you. High frequency hopefully dealt with.
wagtunes wrote: โ†‘
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:20 pm
My Feedback
Music - 10
Instruments - 9
Performance - 9
Mix - 9.5
Overall - 9.375
Comments: Maybe 80s. Definitely not late 70s. Otherwise, really liked this. Very catchy in spite of it being very monotonous. It's basically one long hook but it works. Didn't hear the high frequency problems others did because my 5k and over is shot. So sometimes that's a good thing. One of my favorite tracks since hanging out here. I plan on listening to this tomorrow again.
Thanks for the excellent score! Much better than last time ๐Ÿ˜Š
Really please you like it.
layzer wrote: โ†‘
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:17 pm
near perfect freq spectrum mix on this one.
agree with Frantz on the vocals, you can see the spike at 1khz where the vocals are piercing.
agree with wags that its just a chorus repeating.
i think the low end is mixed a little weak.
Thank you. Low end still needs work.
folderol wrote: โ†‘
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:47 am
I'm never keen on spoken material on top of instrumental tracks. I find it splits my concentration. Also, as the other said in this case it's also really rather harsh.
Just my 2d (UK old money)
Cheers, I too remember the thrupenny bit :tu:

frackermak
KVRer
18 posts since 22 Nov, 2018 from UK

Re: Late 70s synth pop feel

Post Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:04 am

There's now a vid :)
Also written using the Reaper DAW, an amazing piece of software :tu:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... zpri8lWVkE

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