Progressive house, trance, electronic, and techno (not EDM)

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Spring Goose
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303 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am


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Death Row Archie
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28 posts since 17 Feb, 2020

Re: Progressive house, trance, electronic, and techno (not EDM)

Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:01 pm

"3 Free Your MInd": Nice texture on the intro. Cool laid back groove that drops at :30. I dig the lead part (of sorts) that drops at 1:30. The old school string stabs work well. This is well-arranged. The wah-wah part got kind of repetitive, personally would like to hear it drop out at some point. Your snare is getting buried I notice. I know it's subtle, but I'd like to hear it cut through -- you might try bussing your synths together and side-chaining to the snare. Overall nice effort, very listenable.

Spring Goose
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303 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Re: Progressive house, trance, electronic, and techno (not EDM)

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:36 am

Death Row Archie wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:01 pm
"3 Free Your MInd": Nice texture on the intro. Cool laid back groove that drops at :30. I dig the lead part (of sorts) that drops at 1:30. The old school string stabs work well. This is well-arranged. The wah-wah part got kind of repetitive, personally would like to hear it drop out at some point. Your snare is getting buried I notice. I know it's subtle, but I'd like to hear it cut through -- you might try bussing your synths together and side-chaining to the snare. Overall nice effort, very listenable.
Thankyou very much. I haven't got the hang of sidechaining (yet).

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Death Row Archie
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28 posts since 17 Feb, 2020

Re: Progressive house, trance, electronic, and techno (not EDM)

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:12 pm

Spring Goose wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:36 am
Thankyou very much. I haven't got the hang of sidechaining (yet).
Pretty simple: If you want the snare to cut through (i.e. duck) the synths, send your synth outputs to a common bus and put a compressor on that bus. Then add a send to your snare track and set it to the side-chain input on the compressor. Adjust the compressor settings (mainly ratio, attack and release) until you get the desired balance.

Spring Goose
KVRist
303 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Re: Progressive house, trance, electronic, and techno (not EDM)

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:41 pm

Death Row Archie wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:12 pm
Spring Goose wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:36 am
Thankyou very much. I haven't got the hang of sidechaining (yet).
Pretty simple: If you want the snare to cut through (i.e. duck) the synths, send your synth outputs to a common bus and put a compressor on that bus. Then add a send to your snare track and set it to the side-chain input on the compressor. Adjust the compressor settings (mainly ratio, attack and release) until you get the desired balance.
Thanks. I'll give it a try.

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