retro synth/bass meets violin / melodic

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jackoo
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880 posts since 3 Jul, 2006

Post Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:18 am

Hi,
I've finished a new kind of experiment for me.
There are some melody / theme ideas I've head for over an year.

I've tried to pay more attention to the 'mastering' part / loudness.
I'd be nice to see how it translates also to other monitors / sound systems

https://soundcloud.com/vdxi/decembers-flight

Kindly let me know what you think, and thanks for the listen.
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margaret0547
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Post Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:55 pm

Great sounding piece. I enjoyed it.

aaron aardvark
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2195 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

Post Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:56 pm

jackoo,
Thank you for reviewing my music! What state or country are you from? Can't be Antarctica.....can it? Now your song: sounds rather 80's, which is right up my alley. It's probably recorded at home, but somehow I picture this being played live for some reason. Must be the violin. Nice song and melodies! I wish the nice bells played out a bit longer. Good job!
You can hear my original music at this link: https://www.soundclick.com/artist/defau ... dID=224436

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jackoo
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Post Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:20 am

margaret0547 wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:55 pm
Great sounding piece. I enjoyed it.
Thanks a lot for listening, I appreciate it.

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jackoo
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Post Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:24 am

[dup]
Last edited by jackoo on Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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jackoo
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Post Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:59 am

aaron aardvark wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:56 pm
jackoo,
Thank you for reviewing my music! What state or country are you from? Can't be Antarctica.....can it? Now your song: sounds rather 80's, which is right up my alley. It's probably recorded at home, but somehow I picture this being played live for some reason. Must be the violin. Nice song and melodies! I wish the nice bells played out a bit longer. Good job!
Hi, I'm in Europe, currently working in Germany. :)
Thanks a lot for listening. I have a soft spot for 80s synths. It might sound more live, because it mostly /sort of is - at least for the drums / bass / synths. It's based on a scripted jam track played over in realtime, and there's no note quantization in the main synth (well that is when the patterns start and stop - excluding the arpeggiator) or the violins...
Cheers!
Last edited by jackoo on Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:27 am, edited 2 times in total.
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jackoo
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Post Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:00 am

[duplicate - quoted myself by mistake :dog: ]

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ChameleonMusic
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1458 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:05 pm

Really enjoyable track - great violin melody!

Background groove works well throughout...might've liked a little more variation maybe in the middle somewhere? Bit like that lovely, short piano moment at the end (4 mins 23 secs)?

Production sounds fine on my system...maybe a little bit of muddiness, but nothing that intruded in a big way...doesn't spoil the listen.
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

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ChameleonMusic
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1458 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:07 pm

jackoo wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:00 am
[duplicate - quoted myself by mistake :dog: ]
I do it as well...you think it hasn't posted and click again...and then you have two without sometimes even knowing! :)
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

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Frantz
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5782 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:05 pm

Top line melodies are strong throughout.

The backing, other than chord changes, is quite static and therefore less intereting than it could be. The effects on the backing synths sound kind of blurry. I'm not a fan of that slow sidechaining effect on the bass.

Overall, quite good because the melody is first rate. :tu:

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jackoo
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Post Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:03 am

Frantz wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:05 pm
Top line melodies are strong throughout.

The backing, other than chord changes, is quite static and therefore less intereting than it could be. The effects on the backing synths sound kind of blurry. I'm not a fan of that slow sidechaining effect on the bass.

Overall, quite good because the melody is first rate. :tu:
Thanks so much for the listen, Frantz, it is strongly appreciated.
I'm actually most interested about the effectiveness of the melody, so thanks for your comment on that.

You make some very good points, but sometimes I need to balance the quality vs. time dedicated. This is unfortunately still only a hobby. Wish I could dedicate more resources to my music...

Thanks a lot and cheers! :)

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