the return of dead mice [ambient shredding]

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polarsky
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340 posts since 24 Jan, 2016

Post Sat May 23, 2020 10:22 am

https://soundcloud.com/user-585738757/t ... -dead-mice

new mix of an old track about an old cat

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wagtunes
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19061 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: the return of dead mice [ambient shredding]

Post Sat May 23, 2020 11:11 am

For starters, it's way too loud. An ambient type piece like this shouldn't be at EDM ear shattering levels. Quieter would have had more of an impact emotionally. Also, with the louder section coming in, well, there's really not much louder to go so the contrast that should have been there isn't there. Not to mention that the second section is horribly distorted in parts. Finally, at the end, it starts to get a little quieter but by then it's too late. Musically, it has potential, but the mix is really bad.

Sorry, but that's the way I hear it.

The_Tired_Horizon
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31 posts since 20 Dec, 2019

Re: the return of dead mice [ambient shredding]

Post Sat May 23, 2020 1:20 pm

I would respectfully disagree with Wagtunes on the distortion side. I get where you're coming from here, I've worked with those sorts of driven textures myself (and know a few ambient producers who'd done the same). What I would say however is try some speaker/cabinet simulation on those sounds (something like NadIR will work as its free, just get some free IRs to drop in)... this will tackle some of those higher frequencies that clash out other sounds.

I'd also either speed up motifs so they really do shred, or slow it right down Sunn style. But thats just me, you have to work to find your vision. :-)

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