It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

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KVRist
471 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:25 am

First time posting a track here. It's the latest track I finished just this weekend. Kind of a Synthwave/Dreamwave vibe. Also the first time I tried incorporating a vocal into a track (just an a cappella from a sample pack).
https://soundcloud.com/advancedfollower/its-now

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KVRist
240 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Re: It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:17 am

Nice, but the structure of the song is not really cohesive, the vocals just pop up at the end. The part around 1:30 immediately reminded me of this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C--5vxvwcqA

Simple track, but very cohesive if you'd ask me :)

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KVRist
471 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Re: It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:38 am

Thanks. Yep, the vocal was only about 40 seconds which was a bit limiting. If the stem had contained multiple sections, it would have been easier to make it into a full song without repeating the same thing over and over or only have it come in at the end.
Still, it was a fun experiment :)

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Vortifex
KVRian
1450 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:58 pm

I like the sounds of the chords that come in at 0:42, and also really enjoyed that section between 1:03 and 1:22 although when it ended I though a melody would come in. Agree about the vocals coming in halfway through, although I thought they fit really well with the music. Nice.

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Bansaw
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762 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

Post Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:09 pm

Very nice. Vocals really added to the song.
Mixing-wise, mid-frequencies a bit messy in the section 1:03 >
A few items competing there.
I enjoyed it though, well done. :tu:

nightsof25
KVRer
5 posts since 22 Sep, 2019

Re: It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:19 pm

Really like this! The intro kind of doesn't fit that well; the vibe seems too happy. But the rest of the song has a really dreamy vibe to it. The build at around 1:35 is amazing. Also wondering where you got that bell?

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htcnext2
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349 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:47 pm

Musically well crafted, nice melodies and chords, also the arps and delays are fine. Uplifting track alltogether, nicely done.

Mikelo
KVRian
1406 posts since 10 Mar, 2004

Re: It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:36 am

There's plenty of vocals to carry through the track. Just chop them up and create verses.I liked the melody. Great work.
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frank1985
KVRist
235 posts since 4 Jun, 2018

Re: It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:06 am

nice, very uplifting!

mindstuff
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109 posts since 20 Mar, 2019

Re: It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:50 am

Great melody and vibe.

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mcanicos
KVRist
62 posts since 17 Oct, 2005

Re: It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:38 am

The song is nice,really it has the 80's vibe.The mix is ok,but sometimes some elements seems colide and muddy the mix.The master sounds ok, but a little bit over compressed-limited (to my ears).

fastlanephil
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823 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: It's Now (Synthwave/Dreamwave)

Post Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:57 pm

I basically really liked this song. It has a nice 80’s pop feel to it and moves right along.

I think though that the vocals should come in close to the beginning and then an instrumental break, more vocals and finish with more instrumental or a combination.

It does seem muddy at times with, it seems,the competing lush sounds. I think also the ending could be better.

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