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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
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    FL Studio
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    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
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    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
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    Jonathan Beil

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  1. Good start for a hardstyle track. If I'm gonna get my shuffle on, I need some damn kick. This isn't really an option for hardstyle. Compression is awesome, and definitely a staple of any dance music genre / sound, but you might wanna look at what's on your master channel. The compression is really audible and grainy (I'm guessing it's either Fruity Compressor / Limiter, or Maximus if you're using FL. Sounds like it to me too). How much compression is on your individual instruments and what's on your master? Lastly, I'd say your intro could be shorter possibly, but it would be fine if you introduce a kick somewhere through there. 18 hours is just scratching the surface!
  2. Well I'm wearing a Job For a Cowboy shirt. Most people still ask me about my orchestral work. I make dance music now. I think this question can be answered this way. Do you LET the music you hear / create determine your identity? As others have stated I don't think it inherently does, but certainly if you like a certain type of music and then buy into all related culture surrounding it, then yes absolutely. I'm going thru a phase now where I'm determining how much I like music just by the vibrations entering my ears. That's why I posted the first sentence. I see nowadays that along with liking or being partial to a certain style / genre, lots of people blindly buy into everything else associated with it when they start to get into it. I can't say it's easy to avoid when you become that far into a certain niche. I've gone through phases of complete obsession with lots of types of music and I only feel recently like I know who I am enough to let these things affect me less. Music is just sound. Do you like said sound? Maybe you do like said sound but current social surroundings would present an embarassing situation if you show it....I now digress from just the core topic of "music", but it's difficult to relate to identity at all when you break it down to just sound. So conclusively that almost would be a no from me, but complex issue. I'm tempted to say just like lots of other things..."depends on the person".
  3. Hi I would love to chat about it with you, I don't know if this is a public or private message though (if it is public I must seem very newbie-ish lol)

  4. Thanks. I am honestly not gonna delve into how I mastered Ride the Boogie in this thread as I don't wanna be the one to give everyone instructions on how to turn their beautiful waveforms into bricks for loudness war weapons. You can PM me if you want to chat about it as I could still go on forever.
  5. Thanks for the good words. Everything was done entirely in FL. The big brosteppy basslines are obviously NI Massive, but pretty much everything else melodic is saw / sine waves from 3xOSC and other bare bones sutbtractive synthesizers. The rest is all sampled from something. I've got a fresh batch of cookies for anyone who can tell me what songs or content some of these tracks contain.
  6. Well I only listened to this once. I was kind of confused at first, but about after the first minute I found myself zoned out and listening while browsing the web, and then the song was just about over before I realized this. Doesn't usually happen to me unless said music is acceptable and listenable to me, so uh....good job I guess?!?! Only thing i'd pick on is the delay on your guitar track. A little less maybe?
  7. There's some cool stuff in there. Mainly the middle. Dynamics appreciated, but the sidechaining effect is really aLL ovER thE plaCE. It also doesn't seem right as the keys and stuff don't sound sidechained and the bass does. Would be absolutely fine with more compression on your master track, but like I said it just seems way exaggerated. Compress / shorten the kick more and I think it'll lose some poundage and gain some punch (depending if you're going for this). My favorite part is the nasty massiv stuff. Good job on that as the desired effect comes across there i'd say. Fill it out and finish it! I know I just gave you mixing / mastering on such an early track but that's what caught my attention. Modern talking says yaaaaaaooooo
  8. What's up? It seems every few years I wander back to OCR to use the board to shamelessly plug my newest project! Really, It's nice to get feedback from a totally unbiased group of musicians, and I just want anyone who likes music to hear mine. Recently relocated to Los Angeles and fell in love with dance music again after being involved in very different stuff for years. A few hundred loud, isolated, fucked up hours later I have this collection of songs sitting in front of me. soundcloud.com/warezd DL link is in the about section if you like. I look forward to melting your face.
  9. Are you thinking of like Traktor / Serato / Deckadance type stuff? Or something like iTunes for DJ's haha. Dont know any names of that type of software.
  10. Maybe I'm way too far into the digital hole, but CD's are looking pretty useless nowadays IMHO. Reliable physical copies seem like a great idea, but with the 700mb (thats lol these days) amount you can fit, and the what's become 'absurd' size of them due to portable digital music devices, they're on their way out already whether it looks so or not. Your nowadays consumer doesn't seem to care about the nostalgia factor, or the booklet art, or any other charms of physical copies at least from what I see and hear from them. The music is what it's about and digitization of music distribution makes sense. The only problem I've got is the quality factor, like mentioned earlier, but honestly from a consumer point of view if it's above or around at least 192kbps I can blast it in my car comfortably. It's disturbing how few and far in between true audiophiles are, as the awful mp3s / horrible listening devices most people have just boggle my mind sometimes. So in conclusion I guess I can't label them absolutely useless yet.
  11. I just discovered you existed after downloading the sonic 3 and knuckles torrent.... You literally took my breath away through 2 entire tracks... most orchestral work tends to be very cluttered and messy, this was clean, perfection, and unbelievable in all respects.

    I actually shed a tear on that big final note in "The Secluded Stronghold" it sounds a bit silly but when music moves me, it moves me, and it carries me away.

    I really wish to know what you used to create this, i'm assuming EastWest Quantum leap stuff. I'm looking for whatever info i can get. how you recorded such quality, if there were any other instruments, and if you used any really instruments, if not all, it just sounds unbelievable.I haven't been this in love with a video game remix since the 15 minute long super metroid epic. sky sanctuary is one of my favorites.

    Thank you

    (it says something about you doing vocals, if so, can you suggest any good microphones.as well as all equipment (keyboard controllers, programs.)

  12. So yeah new song is up..................
  13. Wow. It's been forever since i've posted here. O.o Anyway what up OCR? Since my old days of writing orchestral tracks for projects, I've done all kinds of interesting musical things, and thought it'd be cool to promote my latest one here. I'm the vocalist for a pop-metal / post-hardcore-ish band I started called Beyond the Rule. Thought some of you here would find our music cool, and I just want everyone out there to hear us (especially since we haven't started local shows quite just yet). Like every other band here's our myspace link : www.myspace.com/beyondtherule If you dig the music and have a myspace, add us! And we should have a new song up in a week or so. Thanks for checkin it out. Later
  14. Sounds heavily reverbed...maybe that could be the answer if you mess with some sleighbell samples? I'm not too sure since iv'e never heard anything quite like that.
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