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    New England

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    http://spiderdactyl.com/

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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
    Live
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Lyrics
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    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
    Flute
    Piano
    Vocals: Male

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    Chris Bouchard
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    Freelance Writer
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  1. Thank you so much for the thorough feedback. This is exactly what I was looking for. I'll check out those articles regarding orchestration as soon as I get a few more free moments. To be honest, I'm using Symphobia Lumina for just about everything here with the exception of the piano (Addictive Keys) and sound effects. Most of the music I've made in the past is nothing like this, so I know I have a *lot* to learn. It's very likely that I'm probably sequencing everything very poorly I'll upload a follow-up once I read up on orchestral production a bit more and tend to the present errors.
  2. This is pretty much my first attempt at an orchestral remix, so I'd like to get some feedback/criticism before I go much further. Don't hold back if you think it's crap. I won't be too offended. https://app.box.com/s/430e6c38wzzn2mvn6w7z
  3. Here's a full length album I've been working on since the beginning of the year. Nearly everything was recorded/performed live with analog equipment. Give it a listen - it's free! https://chrisbouchard.bandcamp.com/album/fever-genesis
  4. Just watched the first episode and thought it was great. I honestly did NOT see this coming from Red Bull. Can't wait to see the rest of the series!
  5. I think you've got a lot going here, so I'll get the criticism out of the way first. The intro, while some elements are executed well, drags on a bit too long. The bass synth is great, and I like how you work it into the original melody later. That said, as far as ReMix standards are concerned, I think you need to put in something more recognizable to the source during the first minute -OR- make the intro a little shorter. The chords that come in around 0:50 sound really muddy. My advice would be to either apply some EQ and change the instrument/synth you're using. As it stands, it sounds a li
  6. I have some experience with both glitch hop and Ableton. I can't speak for anyone else's technique. I can, however, give you a few tips based on what works for me. There are multiple ways to get glitchy sounds. What's really cool about Ableton (and pretty much any other DAW nowadays) is that there are plugins specifically dedicated to glitchin out your sounds. The default "Performance & DJ" folder has some pretty good glitch presets. You can slap one of these plugins over your instrument and get something close to what you want or you can cut up the audio manually and get exactly what you
  7. The distortion caught me off guard for a few seconds but I quickly understood where you were going with it. Honestly this is a breath of fresh air and totally worth a listen, if only to hear the excellent sound design. I can see how it could turn some people off and I also had a little trouble hearing the main theme at some points, but still, I really dig this.
  8. Hey all, I've been working pretty hard on an album for my side project: Spiderdactyl. Basically 90% of the music here was recorded live with a Roland SH-101 analog synth. The full album will be released on Halloween, so I'm trying to hype it up as much as possible. Check these tracks out if you like over-the-top analog synths and loud-ass beats. https://soundcloud.com/spiderdactyl/fever-genesis-1 https://soundcloud.com/spiderdactyl/boys-in-space https://soundcloud.com/spiderdactyl/writers-block-1 Even though everything is nearly finished, I'm still open to criticism or constructive feedback. S
  9. Hey Brandon, I just pm'd you the finished version of my track. Let me know if it's worthy!
  10. There are some really cool concepts here. I'll start with the bad and move on to the good. The bass drum definitely needs to stick out more. Some EQ specific compression will make them pop out of the mix. Maybe sidechain the bass drum to one of the arp synths? I'm not too familiar with Reason, so I can't give very specific advice. Tweaking the bass drum a bit so it stands out will vastly improve the mix IMO. This has already been mentioned, but panning some of the synths (and even the hi-hats) will also improve the mix. Also work on changing up the melody a bit more. It's pretty close to the s
  11. A Link Between Worlds I was floored by how smooth this game is. There were plenty of nods to "A Link to the Past" that had me grinning throughout. My only gripe is that it ended too soon, but that's probably because the whole experience was so enjoyable. Wolfenstein 3D I finally played this all the way through last year. Given the context of the game, and how it was like the first FPS, it's pretty revolutionary. But I gotta say it was kinda bland compared to Doom. Still a great game, and it felt pretty satisfying killing mecha-Hitler. Morrowind I dumped countless hours into this game (and stil
  12. Right, I probably should have went into that in my first post. I have quite a few ideas, and at this point I'm not favoring one more than the other. I'd like to remix something from an older JRPG. Obviously Final Fantasy and Chrono games are an option, but I recently played through The Granstream Saga and have been sloshing through Saga Frontier in my spare time and there are a few songs from those games that I would love to get my hands on as well. Also, there are a number of themes from NES games that I'd like to rearrange. Kraid's theme from Metroid, Bubble Man's theme from Megaman 2, and p
  13. I haven't really been active on this site for like four years (I did that one remix waaaay back), but I've been getting back into music in a big way lately and would really like to collab with one o y'all. I have a few ideas kicking around, but I'm open to suggestions as well. hmu one love peace
  14. Here are a couple more songs I recently finished. Have a listen! Caved-in Chrysalis Fever Dreams I might go back and change some parts, so feel free to fire out some feedback if you think they're total garbage.
  15. Here's a little something I just finished working on a couple hours ago. Have a listen! Word Salad There's also plenty more music on my Bandcamp site as well.
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