Soul trace

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aldo.tessari
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41 posts since 5 Sep, 2019

Post Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:06 pm


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Marcel Deneuve
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14 posts since 14 Apr, 2018

Re: Soul trace

Post Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:54 pm

The track is nice itself, but IMO something is wrong with the melody.
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Aloysius
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24984 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Re: Soul trace

Post Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:10 pm

I listen to a lot of smooth jazz and jazz fusion. I'm not hearing a problem with the melody.

Mix: The bass needs some eq attention. The synth lead is a bit loud. The drums may be over-compressed or possibly the mastering is to blame. The guitar @ the end sounds horrible. Fizzy. Needs some body.

Very cool having the sax solo after the guitar solo and then breaking down to a lovely finish.

Overall, if the mix / mastering were improved, I think it would make all the difference. It's very nearly there imho.

Nice arrangement! :)
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mcanicos
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66 posts since 17 Oct, 2005

Re: Soul trace

Post Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:37 am

Hello, i've listened your track,and i like but i think you can improve it .In my opinion is a ambient,cinematic track with some elements of jazz and fussion.But the feeling (to me) is electronic ambient music.I think a little bit more reverb in the synth lead and guitar could be great.As Aloysius post above,the bass can be improved.But the track is very good anyway.Thanks for sharing!

aldo.tessari
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41 posts since 5 Sep, 2019

Re: Soul trace

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:49 am

I thank you for your comments, however about the mix, today I can recognize more errors than in the past, when I made the mix. Maybe tomorrow I will resume my work better. I feel happy about the composition work already. An increase in mixing and mastering is always welcome !!!
Thank you again.
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I'm sorry but I don't hear anything that doesn't work in the melody :phones:

frank1985
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263 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Re: Soul trace

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:50 pm

not a bad track man, arrangement wise...funky. it got better as it progressed. I think maybe the main melody is sticking out too much and could do with being blended back a bit with some delay or reverb? Maybe also add some tail to it (decay, release).

aldo.tessari
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41 posts since 5 Sep, 2019

Re: Soul trace

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:44 pm

First of all, Frank, thank you for your comments. I created the melody on the piano before recording it and I can tell you that in my humble opinion it is in perfect tonality. I can't see things that are wrong, respecting personal tastes that can be different. Different is the mix / mastering that needs corrections as you kindly observed. Thanks again.

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