xphorm - viral spiral (139 bpm psytrance)

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xphorm
KVRer
8 posts since 25 Sep, 2018

Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:05 am

...think I learned a thing or two about mixing and mastering lately. Honest opinions and advices would be appreciated!

https://soundcloud.com/pyc/xphorm-viral-spiral

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wagtunes
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17159 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: xphorm - viral spiral (139 bpm psytrance)

Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:48 am

Sounds good. Kick a little anemic but other than that, nice mix. Musically, not my genre so I'll let somebody like Recursive comment on that. I enjoyed the listen for whatever that's worth to you.

recursive one
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4171 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: xphorm - viral spiral (139 bpm psytrance)

Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:08 am

wagtunes wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:48 am
I'll let somebody like Recursive comment on that.
Not that I'm such an expert :neutral:

Overall I quite enjoued the track, I like how it evolves and unfolds and the synths sound great, I love these funky-trippy sequences in the second half. What are these synths, Virus?

The leads are mixed well but the kick/bass need more work imo... well, in psytrance it always needs more work, but in this case I don't quite feel the groove. The bass doesn't blend well with the kick and the filter envelope on the bass seems to be off (open too much and/or too long sustain I guess) . Needs to be snappier and tighter. Agree that the kick is somehow weak. Snare is too loud imo.

Anyways, I'm not a great production expert, so I'll let someone like Mushy comment on that :)
You may think you can fly ... but you better not try

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12231 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: xphorm - viral spiral (139 bpm psytrance)

Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:10 am

^ Will listen and comment tonight after work.

I’m still waiting for your input on my latest TBH 8) :oops:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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xphorm
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8 posts since 25 Sep, 2018

Re: xphorm - viral spiral (139 bpm psytrance)

Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:25 am

recursive one wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:08 am
Overall I quite enjoued the track, I like how it evolves and unfolds and the synths sound great, I love these funky-trippy sequences in the second half. What are these synths, Virus?
Mostly it's Spire, and there's one Loomer Aspect, String and BigKick. It's all software and the DAW is Renoise.
The leads are mixed well but the kick/bass need more work imo... well, in psytrance it always needs more work, but in this case I don't quite feel the groove. The bass doesn't blend well with the kick and the filter envelope on the bass seems to be off (open too much and/or too long sustain I guess) . Needs to be snappier and tighter. Agree that the kick is somehow weak. Snare is too loud imo.
Thanks, that's precious information for me, need to get as many opinions as possible. Yeah I know I have to work on low frequencies, that is where most knowledge is needed anyways. Still trying to get that fat sound. :)

recursive one
KVRAF
4171 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: xphorm - viral spiral (139 bpm psytrance)

Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:54 am

xphorm wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:25 am
Mostly it's Spire, and there's one Loomer Aspect, String and BigKick. It's all software and the DAW is Renoise.
Ah, cool. Proven again that Spire can sound like Virus :party: Actually I went by the track name but what I heard indeed reminded me on Virus quite a bit (anyways, you seem to be quite good at tweaking synths :tu: )
Mushy Mushy wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:10 am
I’m still waiting for your input on my latest TBH 8) :oops:
You mean the OP or me? I thought I commented btw but maybe I missed something. I only occasionally check MC.
You may think you can fly ... but you better not try

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Bansaw
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756 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: xphorm - viral spiral (139 bpm psytrance)

Post Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:26 pm

Nice clean mix.
1:09 vocal gets a bit lost
1:44 here where the vocal has less competition, its more clear.
3:07 nice
enjoyed it :tu:

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12231 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: xphorm - viral spiral (139 bpm psytrance)

Post Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:47 am

Great track that definitely has potential.

In terms of improvements I will echo what has been said above in that the kick is a little too loud and boomy. I would sweep through the frequencies with an EQ on a high Q setting to find the boomy area and cut it. The kick level can likely then stay at the same level. If you're happy with the tone then I'd just suggest a very minor drop in level, say 1 or 2 db.

Overall though, great track :tu:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12231 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: xphorm - viral spiral (139 bpm psytrance)

Post Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:47 am

recursive one wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:54 am
You mean the OP or me? I thought I commented btw but maybe I missed something. I only occasionally check MC.
[/quote]You dude. Only if you get a moment though.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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