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lessera
KVRist
117 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Post Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:19 pm

https://soundcloud.com/lessera/dark-promise/s-eC9ib

Mixing mostly on headphones these days (I know... booo :? ).

Won't be everyone's cup-o-tea, but someone might like it. Original composition done by Hunz as an XM file on FastTracker back in 1996. Has it really been 24 years :scared: ? I tried to make my version a bit less MOD-esque electro, and more acoustic easy-listening. Critiques always welcome... Mixing acoustic instruments really isn't my forte.


Here's a link to the original track done by Hunz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlK7vs0U5Y4
Last edited by lessera on Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:40 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Bansaw
KVRian
892 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Easy Listening

Post Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:32 pm

Mix is pretty good on my speakers here. Clean and good separation between elements. The high percussion, for my taste, I'd turn it down a bit.

enroe
KVRian
1153 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Re: Easy Listening

Post Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:12 am

The song is flowing pleasing and comfortably. I enjoyed it very much.
Also I like to listen to your guitar sound. Well done! :)
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

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lessera
KVRist
117 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Re: Easy Listening

Post Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:33 am

Hey thanks both of you. Encouraging to know that the mixing-with-cans approach wasn't a total bust.

Hopefully the first chime-tree hasn't scared too many people away. Nothing says cheese (Michael Bolton level of cheese) like a chime-tree in the drum track. :hihi:

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Frantz
KVRAF
5298 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Easy Listening

Post Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:37 am

Lots of subtle details to enjoy here. I think the mix is very good. I agree with Bansaw that some of the high frequency percussion elements are a little loud.

This is a nice change of pace from the usual KVR offerings. :)

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lessera
KVRist
117 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Re: Easy Listening

Post Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:33 pm

Frantz wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:37 am
some of the high frequency percussion elements are a little loud.
They shall be tamed. Thanks for the feedback. It is most appreciated. :)

e-crooner
KVRian
1069 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Re: Easy Listening

Post Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:45 pm

Frantz wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:37 am
Lots of subtle details to enjoy here. I think the mix is very good. I agree with Bansaw that some of the high frequency percussion elements are a little loud.

This is a nice change of pace from the usual KVR offerings. :)
Definitely, I did not stop the audio after 5 seconds for a change :hihi:

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lessera
KVRist
117 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Re: Easy Listening

Post Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:59 pm

e-crooner wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:45 pm
Frantz wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:37 am
Lots of subtle details to enjoy here. I think the mix is very good. I agree with Bansaw that some of the high frequency percussion elements are a little loud.

This is a nice change of pace from the usual KVR offerings. :)
Definitely, I did not stop the audio after 5 seconds for a change :hihi:
Thanks for the comment. (I think). :hihi:

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thejonsolo
KVRAF
2468 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Re: Easy Listening

Post Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:33 pm

Ok I like this. Smooth. No real complaints. Just great!

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Allomerus
KVRAF
2264 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Easy Listening

Post Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:51 pm

This is very cool. I don't have any complaints either.
The percussive elements are nice. Guitar sounds great too, nice and relaxed...
Well done!
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lessera
KVRist
117 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Re: Easy Listening

Post Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:37 am

Hey, thanks for the comments guys. I really appreciate the feedback!

I am glad there's still a place for this type of music. EDM is a young-man's game (and I am certainly not that anymore :hihi:).

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