sxop - Oxygene 2 (Electronic)

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shodri
KVRist
51 posts since 3 Mar, 2016

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:30 am

Hey together,

I tried myself on a remake of the classic song from Jean Michel Jarre:

https://soundcloud.com/sxop/oxygene-2

As the classic version is written in G minor I found it was worth a try to create a more "modern" (?) interpretation of the original :wink:
I took the melodies and adopted them a little bit to be more "accessible", not sure though if it works as intended and whether the mix needs some fix :pray:

What do you think? Any comments or change requests that come to your mind?

Thx for listening!
sxop

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layzer
KVRAF
6358 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: sxop - Oxygene 2 (Electronic)

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:47 am

i don't like the modern compression "pumping" of it. its annoying, i know i sound like a broken
record on that but i just don't hear the appeal of that effect. it is distorting to the realism and natural beauty of
the soundstage. i found it rather bright, and hollow... a dip in the 100-500hz frequency range.

other than that. cool. :tu:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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shodri
KVRist
51 posts since 3 Mar, 2016

Re: sxop - Oxygene 2 (Electronic)

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:16 am

Hey Layzer, good point!

Have checked the spectrum again, indeed a dip around 200-400Hz, good ears!
What I could do for now is change the dynamic eq setting on the master: there was too much boost in the highs and I pushed the problematic freq gap up.
Also around 700-900Hz pulled down a little to get a more even spectrum.
Doesn't sound perfect but at least better than the first version!
Thx for that!

tOO mUCH sIDEcHAIN cOMPRESSION iS lIKE cAPS lOCK oN :)

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layzer
KVRAF
6358 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: sxop - Oxygene 2 (Electronic)

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:25 am

np, remember, my production observations are purely my opinions
until a good majority of KVR experts agree with them. :idea:
anyway,
i think my loathing of sidechain compression stems from childhood abuse
by my brother twisting the volume knob up and down while i was trying
to listen to my kraftwerk records with headphones.
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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