Hardstyle/Instrumental ◬ Dead Eyes ◬ (All synthesized/No Samples/V-Station only)

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] Peter:H [
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1700 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:11 am

Hey folks,

here's another One Synth Challenge track called ◬ Dead Eyes ◬
https://soundcloud.com/p-e-t-e-r-h/peterh-dead-eyes

It's a One Synth Challenge submission for OSC #161 featuring V-Station.
All sounds are synthesized. No samples used. No commerical FX.
All sounds start from a number of V-Station instances.
Accompanied by a hugh armada of DAW/free FX.
No external distortion FX and other FX not covered by the OSC rules.

As allways it's rather tricky to get something that slightly resembles a hardstyle kick from a synth that is limited in capabilities. So forgive me if kicks and other sound might only come close to some extent. I tried to do my best!

Looking forward to reading your feddbacks. If you want drop me a like and/or comment on soundcloud

Cheers
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andreasg
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Post Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:48 am

what’s the bpm of this track? in my opinion a little bit too slow for hardstyle :)
but apart from this: good work ! (but sorry, it has nothing to do with hardstyle 😂)

Rene Asologuitar
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643 posts since 2 Apr, 2022

Post Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:38 am

Hi Peter,
Great creative work here.
I love the change in pace of the beat.
Melody is very catchy.
Thanks for this gem.
Rene

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7393 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Post Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:59 pm

andreasg wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:48 am what’s the bpm of this track? in my opinion a little bit too slow for hardstyle :)
but apart from this: good work ! (but sorry, it has nothing to do with hardstyle 😂)
listen past 45 seconds, it picks up a lot.
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Allomerus
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Post Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:51 pm

Great job on this. The sounds are excellent even if some don't sound like a "standard". The distorted sounds are particularly tasty. e.g. The lead at the end
Well done!
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] Peter:H [
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1700 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:21 am

andreasg wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:48 am what’s the bpm of this track? in my opinion a little bit too slow for hardstyle :)
but apart from this: good work ! (but sorry, it has nothing to do with hardstyle 😂)
It's 148bpm. You are right probably a bit to slow. But as this is a submission for the One Synth Challenge it's a bit of a compromise to the OSC community which is not to keen on hardstyle anyways... and hope you listened beyond 0:45 after the intro when the energy is clearly a lot more.
And I would not say it does not resemble hardstyle at all. the structure of pathetic intro, build up, drop is what I used and which is used in lots of vids for instance defqon

Genetic_Junk
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2683 posts since 22 Dec, 2004

Post Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:01 am

I like that the drums sound slightly unusual. During the build up at :40, I might try to layer a transient with the snare to give it a bit more punch. The rhythmic change up at 2:05 is really cool. I agree that it might be a bit slow, but other than that nice work.

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Post Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:33 pm

Rene Asologuitar wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:38 am Hi Peter,
Great creative work here.
I love the change in pace of the beat.
Melody is very catchy.
Thanks for this gem.
Rene
Thanks, Rene.
Thanks especially for the positive words about the melody... I try my best to reach the level of hardstyle legends. And I still have some way to go. They often have this unbelievable orchestral intros featuring goose bumps melodies which then end in a burst of energy in the drop. And I'm still far from knowing how to get a pro "supersaw" melody sound... those guys know music and are pros in production techniques.

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tomtom1
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774 posts since 21 May, 2020 from germany

Post Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:24 am

This synth (in your hands) sound really good. I don't know about the hardstyle genre. But for my classical trained ears the kick is fat enough :lol:

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it is better to have a track with some mistakes than a track without any soul
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] Peter:H [
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1700 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:53 pm

Allomerus wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:51 pm Great job on this. The sounds are excellent even if some don't sound like a "standard". The distorted sounds are particularly tasty. e.g. The lead at the end
Well done!
:)
Thanks, Allomerus! It took me a while to figure out how the lead at the end sounds good... I'm more than glad that you like it! Cheers mate.

Peter:H

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] Peter:H [
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Post Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:28 am

Genetic_Junk wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:01 am I like that the drums sound slightly unusual. During the build up at :40, I might try to layer a transient with the snare to give it a bit more punch. The rhythmic change up at 2:05 is really cool. I agree that it might be a bit slow, but other than that nice work.
Thanks, Genetic_Junk, for listening and your nice feedback.
I take your advice with the snare/punch layer and try to use it in the next track...I think it could as well be as simple as to do some automation of compressor attack. For getting the snare out of the way of the kick I have set the attack time of the compressor to rather low values. Such low settings it seems bit to much punch away. For the section when the snare plays without the kick I could set ot attack longer and let the transient trough...

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