The Fickle

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jethrobull
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1789 posts since 5 Jun, 2011 from England,UK

Post Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:20 pm

https://soundcloud.com/jethrobull/the-fickle
Thanks for listening if you do :tu:
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htcnext2
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349 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: The Fickle

Post Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:48 pm

:tu: very, very nice...great guitar theme, the mix builds a dense atmosphere, also good mastering. Big Up

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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14217 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: The Fickle

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:18 am

Nice brooding build-up. Reminds me of the layering/building in John Murphy's - In The House, In A Heartbeat ('28 Days Later' Soundtrack), albeit not quite as dark.

Mix-wise, for my tastes, it's way too dark. While listening I ended up adding some highs and a bit of that ever-elusive 'Air', and it helped certain elements 'sing' and separate away from the overall dirge ("Dirge", meant to be taken in the positive, of course ;) )

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vurt
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51852 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: The Fickle

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:36 am

can definitely hear the 28 days later similarity elbo mentioned :tu:
great soundtrack btw.

nice mix imo, i like the way things mesh together, and the different elements sounded very nice, was that you playing guitar?

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Re: The Fickle

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:48 am

Listening over my speakers, the mix definitely sounds clearer. It's normally the reverse. I hop that does not signal the end of my cans :scared:

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jethrobull
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1789 posts since 5 Jun, 2011 from England,UK

Re: The Fickle

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:56 am

htcnext2 wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:48 pm
:tu: very, very nice...great guitar theme, the mix builds a dense atmosphere, also good mastering. Big Up
Thank you very much for listening and the comment, I really appreciate it :tu:
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jethrobull
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1789 posts since 5 Jun, 2011 from England,UK

Re: The Fickle

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:00 pm

vurt wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:36 am
can definitely hear the 28 days later similarity elbo mentioned :tu:
great soundtrack btw.

nice mix imo, i like the way things mesh together, and the different elements sounded very nice, was that you playing guitar?
Why thank you sir, glad you like it :tu: Unfortunately I can't really play (not that good anyhow), but my brother in-law can :tu: . I have a friend who plays drums and wanted to throw some on but he's not set up yet :x
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jethrobull
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Re: The Fickle

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:06 pm

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:48 am
Listening over my speakers, the mix definitely sounds clearer. It's normally the reverse. I hop that does not signal the end of my cans :scared:
Thank you for listening and the constructive feedback, much appreciated :tu:
Just seen your second comment but to be fair my monitors are Samson and my cans are too (mainly mix in cans, neighbours are psychos :scared: ). they are quite "high endy" anyway so my mixes tend to lack there sometimes because they always sound fine. Anyway, I added a bit of high / "air" and will re-up. Maybe it sounds better (or your cans are :P) :hihi:
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vurt
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51852 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: The Fickle

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:17 pm

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:48 am
Listening over my speakers, the mix definitely sounds clearer. It's normally the reverse. I hop that does not signal the end of my cans :scared:
i think sometimes with a more dense mix, your ears don't process it the same.
you are in effect removing some of the space, im not a fan of cans for listening or mixing (unless your neighbours are the psychos, and not you :hihi: ) for this reason, because i like to go dense, on cans it gets too claustrophobic at times.

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Vortifex
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1456 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: The Fickle

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:59 am

Woah, really nice soundtrack, nice mix too. If I had to make a criticism it'd be that I felt like there could have been a few little percussive flourishes/fills here and there, but then that might have created the expectation that something new would come immediately after, when the track was meant to be a slow build up. Anyway, a quality piece of work :tu:

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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14217 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: The Fickle

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:03 am

Vortifex wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:59 am
Woah, really nice soundtrack, nice mix too. If I had to make a criticism it'd be that I felt like there could have been a few little percussive flourishes/fills here and there, but then that might have created the expectation that something new would come immediately after, when the track was meant to be a slow build up. Anyway, a quality piece of work :tu:
The percussion does build-up, in the end :tu:

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Re: The Fickle

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:06 am

jethrobull wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:06 pm
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:48 am
Listening over my speakers, the mix definitely sounds clearer. It's normally the reverse. I hop that does not signal the end of my cans :scared:
Thank you for listening and the constructive feedback, much appreciated :tu:
Just seen your second comment but to be fair my monitors are Samson and my cans are too (mainly mix in cans, neighbours are psychos :scared: ). they are quite "high endy" anyway so my mixes tend to lack there sometimes because they always sound fine. Anyway, I added a bit of high / "air" and will re-up. Maybe it sounds better (or your cans are :P) :hihi:
I get it. I used to mix in some pretty expensive Grado's, which are known for having quite an aggressive mid/upper-mid sound. If I wore then for any length of time, the resulting listening-fatigue made me lose all sense of perspective :scared: Glad I got rid of them!

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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Re: The Fickle

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:09 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:17 pm
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:48 am
Listening over my speakers, the mix definitely sounds clearer. It's normally the reverse. I hop that does not signal the end of my cans :scared:
i think sometimes with a more dense mix, your ears don't process it the same.
you are in effect removing some of the space, im not a fan of cans for listening or mixing (unless your neighbours are the psychos, and not you :hihi: ) for this reason, because i like to go dense, on cans it gets too claustrophobic at times.
My monitors, while having quite a clean sound, have zero representation in much under 80hz. Add to that a 'bad' room, and having a proper c**t of a house-mate in the adjoining room, and I tend towards using cans. Sometimes I like that claustrophobia, but I would prefer open-bak. Unfortunately, there is so much noise-pollution where I live that I'd have to turn them up too loud to actually hear anything.

sjm
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1951 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: The Fickle

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:03 am

Lovely guitar at the start, had me sold immediately. The track builds up nicely as it runs its course and seems to go through a few different moods.
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wagtunes
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17214 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: The Fickle

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:11 am

Nice to see a lot of comments for this after just a day. Well deserved. Anyway, love the intro. Nice build, if a little slow. Still kept my interest. That snare sounds cool. What kind? Doesn't sound like one I have in my collection anywhere. Mix is great. Arrangement is great. Nice strings. All in all, very well done. Nothing to criticize here. Any plans for the track or just doing this for fun?

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