March Contest: Gossip

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Tbase2000
KVRist
238 posts since 23 Oct, 2017

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:08 am

I don't think so. Sounds more like the sub sound/mechanical room isn't really a true key combined with it's reverb just conflicts with the notes of the bass. Couldn't put my finger on it. Solo your room and low-end with bass and post up a link if you want.

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Wopelka
KVRAF
3196 posts since 22 Sep, 2003 from under the sun

Re: March Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:04 am

Thanks for the reply. After a comparative listen between the streamed audio and the mp3 there is definitively something added in the low end that makes the track sound "boomier" and uglier out of SoundCloud. :?

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Wopelka
KVRAF
3196 posts since 22 Sep, 2003 from under the sun

Re: March Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:25 am

Not saying that my track does not have its own flaws, tho. It's largely perfectible, of course. For starters I should have removed the kick with delay when the bass plays.

Tbase2000
KVRist
238 posts since 23 Oct, 2017

Re: March Contest: Gossip

Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:34 am

What LUFS did you mix/master to? All providers now I think are turning things down. -14LUFS is what I shoot for these days. I don't think you can even host that smoking hot -.1 db cd mix anywhere. You looked like you had plenty of dynamic range though. Actually Soundcloud says they don't normalize so the file you upload is the same as you download. Not sure about stream play though...they do encode it to MP3 but I don't hear the difference encoding. Have you tried downloading to compare to your original?

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Mister Natural
KVRAF
2347 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Re: March Contest: Gossip

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:07 pm

I'm out - mucho distractions this month . . .

fwiw, I've started lessons with a vocal teacher
expert only on what it feels like to be me
https://soundcloud.com/mrnatural-1/tracks

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Wopelka
KVRAF
3196 posts since 22 Sep, 2003 from under the sun

Re: March Contest: Gossip

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:21 am

Mister Natural wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:07 pm
fwiw, I've started lessons with a vocal teacher
That's great. I wish I could, too.

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Wopelka
KVRAF
3196 posts since 22 Sep, 2003 from under the sun

Re: March Contest: Gossip

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:23 am

Tbase2000 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:34 am
Have you tried downloading to compare to your original?
Yes I have and that's why I dare say there is a difference.

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5395 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: March Contest: Gossip

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:30 am

Tbase2000 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:34 am
Not sure about stream play though...they do encode it to MP3 but I don't hear the difference encoding.
Soundcloud encoding is f**king appalling. It's still 128kbps but if if you compare it to something like Bandcamp it's like night and day. It's particularity noticeable on top end stuff like acoustic guitars so I can't use it as the warbling makes things sound awful.

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Jonny Quest
KVRian
556 posts since 28 Dec, 2004

Re: March Contest: Gossip

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:10 am

donkey tugger wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:30 am
Tbase2000 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:34 am
Not sure about stream play though...they do encode it to MP3 but I don't hear the difference encoding.
Soundcloud encoding is f**king appalling. It's still 128kbps but if if you compare it to something like Bandcamp it's like night and day. It's particularity noticeable on top end stuff like acoustic guitars so I can't use it as the warbling makes things sound awful.
I agree. At least on my mixes :hyper: Plays with top and bottom end.

Some folks seem to have mastered the tips and techniques (e.g., plug-ins with specific settings, compression, eq and total volume, file export setting nuances, etc.) to master for Soundlcoud...but I ain't one of them. Just make music. :party:

Tbase2000
KVRist
238 posts since 23 Oct, 2017

Re: March Contest: Gossip

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:04 pm

Nothing wrong with a little bottom end play. Join Soundcloud now. :)

DrApostropheX
KVRAF
2009 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from Nearish Detroit, MI

Re: March Contest: Gossip

Post Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:03 am

Was hoping to put something together for the contest this month. After three weeks working on the music laptop I haven't touched in 3 years (aside from playing Civ 6 on it).... I have set up regular backups so that when I do write new music, I won't ever lose it and I have organized my VST and VST3 collection. Twice. :neutral:

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