IT'S MORE - IT HURTS (Electronic Overdrive Instrumental / I will return the favour of a review)

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] Peter:H [
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1561 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:55 am

We always want more. We always want it now. Do we feel better or does it hurt in the end?
https://soundcloud.com/p-e-t-e-r-h/its-more-it-hurts
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Production Facts: Done in Bitwig the best DAW ever in my eyes, only Synth is VITAL Spectral warping wavetable synth, accompanied by a couple of MeldaProduction FX.
All the overdone Distortion is done in Vital, no additional FX.
#Vital #bitwig #MeldaProduction

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wagtunes
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20759 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:52 pm

One of my highlights coming here, listening to another incredible track by Peter H. What's there to say? I'll say one thing, I need to crank out Vital more often because that thing sounds amazing. That distortion is nuts. And of course, musically, this is excellent. The mix is like a lesson in how to pay strict attention to detail.

I'm going to guess this track took you at least a week to do. Possibly longer.

Anyway, thanks for making my day. You really need to post more often.

PS - One of these days you REALLY need to teach me how to do this shit right. LOL

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Frantz
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5795 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:05 pm

Very dramatic with lots of varied sounds. I'm not crazy about that distortion which is pretty static-y but otherwise I dig this.

Nice job!

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] Peter:H [
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Post Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:47 am

wagtunes wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:52 pm One of my highlights coming here, listening to another incredible track by Peter H. What's there to say? I'll say one thing, I need to crank out Vital more often because that thing sounds amazing. That distortion is nuts. And of course, musically, this is excellent. The mix is like a lesson in how to pay strict attention to detail.

I'm going to guess this track took you at least a week to do. Possibly longer.

Anyway, thanks for making my day. You really need to post more often.

PS - One of these days you REALLY need to teach me how to do this shit right. LOL
Thanks Steven. Thanks for your nice words.

The track really took me a while because as you mentioned quite some work went into the little details. And actually a lot of fine tuning went into the "over the top" distortion. It was hard to make it sound completely "broken" but "not terrible" at the same time ;-)

Thanks again Steven!
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darkogav
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32 posts since 7 Oct, 2021

Post Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:55 am

Midge Ure called. He said he wants his synth sounds back. :)

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ChameleonMusic
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1448 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:27 am

Great listen!

Loved the gentle, delicate, slow build up at the beginning - very effective sound combos in there.

Some great melodic moments throughout!

That distortion - I think the idea is 100% spot on, but for me it's a little too dominant ...

Seriously washes across and dominates the mix each time it enters - it's VERY wide and also quite 'high' as well? I might've narrowed it more towards the centre of the mix a touch and also maybe reduced the frequency content to pull down it's height a bit?

BUT...it's all opinion and the track works and is very enjoyable as it is! :)
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] Peter:H [
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1561 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:26 am

Frantz wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:05 pm Very dramatic with lots of varied sounds. I'm not crazy about that distortion which is pretty static-y but otherwise I dig this.

Nice job!
Many Thanks, Frantz! 🙏

You are probably right, the distortion is not realy as good as distortion that's coming from professional outboard gear for guitar ... it was actually the best I could do with lots of tweaking to make it sound good to my ears... Anyway, good feedback. Next time I do such kind of distorted sounds, I will spend even *more* time to get the distortion more lively ... and there's actually already stuff in the pipe.

Cheers
Peter:H

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] Peter:H [
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Post Sun Jan 30, 2022 2:47 am

darkogav wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:55 am Midge Ure called. He said he wants his synth sounds back. :)
Drakogav, thanks for your reply ... I can't really read between the lines of your reply ... is that meant positively, that Midge Ure called? *me puzzled*

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] Peter:H [
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Post Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:12 am

ChameleonMusic wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:27 am Great listen!

Loved the gentle, delicate, slow build up at the beginning - very effective sound combos in there.

Some great melodic moments throughout!

That distortion - I think the idea is 100% spot on, but for me it's a little too dominant ...

Seriously washes across and dominates the mix each time it enters - it's VERY wide and also quite 'high' as well? I might've narrowed it more towards the centre of the mix a touch and also maybe reduced the frequency content to pull down it's height a bit?

BUT...it's all opinion and the track works and is very enjoyable as it is! :)
Thanks ChameleonMusic, for your nice feedback!

About the distortion - Damn, I have to admit, that it is not as good as I thought after getting a few feedbacks like yours and all go in the same direction. But it's good to get that kind of feeback, because I get to know I have to work on the sound a little more to make it work!

BR
Peter:H

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tomtom1
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588 posts since 21 May, 2020 from germany

Post Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:14 am

I really like the musical details. Unfortunately i have to say that the distortion is too much for my ears... but not while i listened in MONO :). So my opinion (and guess, i am not an expert) is that the distortion sits too much in the side-signal, and then if i listen in Stereo i gets that dominant and upfront. In Mono it is rellay adding something...
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