Just another psytrance

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Mahoney81
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40 posts since 15 Jan, 2019

Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:12 am

Composing music of the New Age. Check out https://indiefy.me/lahti-synth-project

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wagtunes
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Re: Just another psytrance

Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:33 pm

My Feedback

Music - 8.5
Instruments - 9
Performance - 9
Mix - 7.5

Overall - 8.5

Comments: Mix a little muddy. Rhodes is too dry and centered. Musically, interesting only because it's a bit odd. Various instruments help. But Rhodes doesn't quite fit. A little tweaking and it should be fine. Maybe take out some of the low mids. All in all, not bad. Certainly not boring. I like all the changes and where it keeps going from one thing to the next.

PS - Sorry you're not getting many listens. It's par for the course for this sub forum.

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wickfut
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446 posts since 22 Sep, 2015

Re: Just another psytrance

Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:48 pm

Psytrance?

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layzer
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6365 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Just another psytrance

Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:20 pm

wickfut wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:48 pm
Psytrance?
*sigh* trance :?:
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Mahoney81
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40 posts since 15 Jan, 2019

Re: Just another psytrance

Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:58 pm

wagtunes, thanks for feedback. I'm trying to become the best producer out there, so every feedback is valuable. Even if don't know how fix an issue right away. :)

2others: How would you define the genre then?
There're two points:
1. I've heard a lot of tracks "officially" marked as trance, but from my point of view are not much of a trance.
2. Presence of word "trance" in tags and titles automatically gain the play count in several times. :D
Composing music of the New Age. Check out https://indiefy.me/lahti-synth-project

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layzer
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Re: Just another psytrance

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:58 am

Mahoney81 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:58 pm
How would you define the genre then?
i'm no genre expert, but i always associate psytrance wit thet monotonous,
unchanging 16th note bassline at a breakneck tempo.
i think Wickfut would agree as would most people.
i added descriptions like "Native American" to my track titles
because they had some indian chanting samples in them,
the genre experts got bent out of shape because the rest
of the music did not adhere to REAL Native American music...
so now i just call it Retro Electro or simply electro. :idea:
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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wickfut
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446 posts since 22 Sep, 2015

Re: Just another psytrance

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:38 am

Mahoney81 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:58 pm
wagtunes, thanks for feedback. I'm trying to become the best producer out there, so every feedback is valuable. Even if don't know how fix an issue right away. :)

2others: How would you define the genre then?
There're two points:
1. I've heard a lot of tracks "officially" marked as trance, but from my point of view are not much of a trance.
2. Presence of word "trance" in tags and titles automatically gain the play count in several times. :D
Pretty much Psytrance :

https://soundcloud.com/paraform-psytran ... -psytrance

IE. steady 4/4 beat. 16th note rolling bassline, Funny noises, sweeps, whooshes, not very melodic or euphoric but has energy which carries the track forward.

Trance/hard trance :

Similar but with more of a tune/chord progression. Big feel good breaks. Very eurphoric.

https://soundcloud.com/kona050/12-verac ... te-blanche

Progressive trance :

A mix between the two. Not so much melodic but still can do an emotional response with the progression.

https://soundcloud.com/sbocean/00db-ark

Without being too much of a cliché, trance music is for when you're off your tree feel good music. It's designed to press the right buttons to trigger an emotional response, which is why a lot of moody orchestral type chord progressions are used. If you haven't been completely off your face in the middle of a dark and dingy club with just a stroble light and some lasers for illumination then you're doing it all wrong.

Back to your track... I'm not sure what I'd categorise yours track in. It's a mish mash of everything. It's like what early Gong would do if you give them a sampler.

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Mahoney81
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40 posts since 15 Jan, 2019

Re: Just another psytrance

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:51 am

wickwut, many thanks.
Composing music of the New Age. Check out https://indiefy.me/lahti-synth-project

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