Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

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recursive one
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3940 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:06 am

Melodic (relatively) "morning psy" track

https://soundcloud.com/recursion-loop/i ... -landscape

Mastering by Kristian W. (master@aeap.se)
Last edited by recursive one on Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:25 am, edited 5 times in total.
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wagtunes
KVRAF
16141 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:30 am

My Feedback

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

Overall - 9.75

Comments: One of the few people here whose music I look forward to listening to. You really have this PsyTrance thing nailed down pretty good. Thanks for sharing.

recursive one
KVRAF
3940 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:38 am

wagtunes wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:30 am
Performance - 10
I'll tell my DAW it has perfomed well :)

Thanks, Wags! Glad you liked it!
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wagtunes
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16141 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:42 am

recursive one wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:38 am
wagtunes wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:30 am
Performance - 10
I'll tell my DAW it has perfomed well :)

Thanks, Wags! Glad you liked it!
Hey, you're the one who had to program it. Trust me, I couldn't get my DAW to perform that well.

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4damind
KVRAF
4852 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:45 am

Very well done (progressive?) Psytrance. I don't comment very often because I only like a very few tracks. But your track is one of the few tracks in this style that I liked here on KvR.
Do you have a musical role model?

Composition: 9,5
Mix/Master: 10
Ready for release: yes

Sounds very authentic. Try to publish it on a trance label!

Btw. I don't produce trance by myself but I'm a big fan of Israeli Trance..... Astrix, Ace Ventura, Astral Projection, Pixel,... 8)

sjm
KVRAF
1874 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:22 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:30 am
Comments: One of the few people here whose music I look forward to listening to. You really have this PsyTrance thing nailed down pretty good. Thanks for sharing.
Same here. Saw the notification on SC and came here immediately to say much the same. The tracks are always a good listen and take me back to my misspent yoof.
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MasterTuner
KVRist
150 posts since 30 May, 2018

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:20 pm

Thats a nice thick sounding bass. What did you do to it at 0:59 ? Is it just extra echo or something else?
4:23 nice arp, 4:55 great dissonance. Really different and creates a nice tension.
Is this Parawave Rapid synth?
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astralprojection
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2 posts since 30 Jun, 2019

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:13 am

great stuff =)


//Kristian W

recursive one
KVRAF
3940 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:43 am

4damind wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:45 am
Very well done (progressive?) Psytrance. I don't comment very often because I only like a very few tracks. But your track is one of the few tracks in this style that I liked here on KvR.
Do you have a musical role model?

Composition: 9,5
Mix/Master: 10
Ready for release: yes

Sounds very authentic. Try to publish it on a trance label!
Thanks a lot, it's very pelasing to read comments like that! :) yes, I think it belongs to progressive. Speaking of artists that inspire me and whose sound I tried to approach with this track, they are Digicult, Ephedrix, Sonic Species, Shadow Chronicles/Protoculture, Astrix and many others (I don't divide artists by conutries but I think many of my favourite psy acts are also Israeli).

Actually this is the first my track where i'm more or less confident about production, for which I also thank the mastering guy who was a pleasure to work with and had provided me some very usfeful feedback on my mixes, can wholeheartedly recommend him if someone is interested in good mastering (his contacts are in the OP).
sjm wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:22 pm
Same here. Saw the notification on SC and came here immediately to say much the same. The tracks are always a good listen and take me back to my misspent yoof.
Cool, thank you :)
MasterTuner wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:20 pm
Thats a nice thick sounding bass. What did you do to it at 0:59 ? Is it just extra echo or something else?
4:23 nice arp, 4:55 great dissonance. Really different and creates a nice tension.
Is this Parawave Rapid synth?
Thanks!

That effect on the bass is Studio One chorus in the doubler mode synced to the bpm which gives a sort of short stereo delay. Yes I used Rapid synth among others, e.g. that FM-ish arp in the intro and later at 7:18 and some other sounds. Other synths were Spire, Serum, Dune3, Sylenth, Bazille, Lush-101, Harmor and maybe something else I forgot. That bass was Sylenth (resampled and processed to death :) )

Reuploaded the file at soundcloud, the playback quality is a bit better now.
Last edited by recursive one on Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
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recursive one
KVRAF
3940 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:43 am

astralprojection wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:13 am
great stuff =)
because of great mastering :)
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MasterTuner
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150 posts since 30 May, 2018

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:17 am

recursive one wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:43 am
That effect on the bass is Studio One chorus in the doubler mode synced to the bpm which gives a sort of short stereo delay. Yes I used Rapid synth among others, e.g. that FM-ish arp in the intro and later at 7:18 and some other sounds. Other synths were Spire, Serum, Dune3, Sylenth, Bazille, Lush-101, Harmor and maybe something else I forgot. That bass was Sylenth (resampled and processed to death :) )
Wow, you are stacked in the Synth department that for sure. Looks like you spent a lot of time on your productions. It really shows.
Do you have Avenger - thats got some very good Trance expansions. Spire is good for trance, can have a nice softness to it.
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recursive one
KVRAF
3940 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:06 am

MasterTuner wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:17 am
Wow, you are stacked in the Synth department that for sure. Looks like you spent a lot of time on your productions. It really shows.
Do you have Avenger - thats got some very good Trance expansions. Spire is good for trance, can have a nice softness to it.
Yeah, I've got tons of synths, actually much more than I can effectively learn. This is why I never bought Avenger, it's a fine synth and can do a lot but I think I've already got it all covered. As for the expansions, they are nice to have but I try to my own synth patches mostly, unless it's some generic pluck or pad, this makes the process somehow more complicated but much more interesting.
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Distorted Horizon
KVRAF
2306 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:15 am

Sounds like... You :D

Only thing is that to my ears you've become a White Wizard. Leveled up from Recursive the Grey :clap:

recursive one
KVRAF
3940 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:29 am

Distorted Horizon wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:15 am
you've become a White Wizard.
I tried to cast a spell on my DAW to get it to make me some coffee but the only thing it did was a loud farting sound :? So no, I'm not there yet. But I keep trying.

Thanks for listening! :)
You may think you can fly ... but you better not try

sjm
KVRAF
1874 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Impossible Landscape (psytrance)

Post Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:09 am

recursive one wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:29 am
I tried to cast a spell on my DAW to get it to make me some coffee but the only thing it did was a loud farting sound :?
Hopefully you sampled it and have material for the next track!
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