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shadypickle

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    I love video games. I also love making music. I like fps's right now but I grew up with Pokemon and Zelda.

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  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
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    Arrangement & Orchestration
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    Electric Guitar: Rhythm

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  1. I'm glad you like it! As for the bass sound. It's a square wave that is being modulated by the lfo. It's a simple pulse width modulation patch. Pretty easy to make. I used Sytrus, but any synth can do it. I've also made it in FM8 and learned how to do it by watching a video where the guy (actually zircon on OCR) used Zebra 2. Pretty cool stuff. Hope that helped! EDIT: Or perhaps you meant the intro bass sound. That's one of the funky wave shapes that Sytrus comes with. I just used the patch called Kloug in Sytrus. Loaded it to the mixer and threw on a touch more mid with an eq, but nothing else really.
  2. Thanks for the feedback. I listen to a lot of Daft Punk so I might have unconsciously taken some inspiration from them. Who knows. Also welcome to the forums.
  3. Hello OCR! It's been a while since I posted anything so I thought I would return with an original. I wrote it after hearing Armin Van Buuren for the first time. Really cool stuff. Anyway I got inspired and tried my hand at writing trance. Leave a comment letting me know what you think or if it could be improved. Thanks!
  4. I like this particular piece of music quite a lot and I share a different opinion about the sounds used in the original. I personally like the synthetic keyboards and what not used by Vangelis. That's your opinion though so I will respect it and not argue it. The only reason I bring that up is because it pertains to your version. To me it seems like the only difference is the removal of the synthetic keyboard. This is pretty much a verbatim rendition. One notable difference though is the lack of dynamic's in your version. It all seems to plod on at the same dynamic and intensity, making the transition to the triumphant B section sound boring. Also the intro in Vangelis's version slowly builds to the theme, where as yours introduces it pretty much immediately. I will agree that it is hard to remix a song you like a lot. It's hard to be to creative when the melody is ingrained in your head. But you must try. I went back and read this and it seems like straight bashing but don't take it that way. It's criticism. Don't give up on this, there is a lot of potential in this track. Just polish it up... a fair bit.
  5. You've got a pretty good concept here but there are a few critiques I have. First and foremost is the rather strong bass. It doesn't overpower anything but it is constant and never lets up. Turn the volume down a bit. Second it is pretty conservative. There is not a whole lot of variation other then slowing it down and it can't stand on that leg alone. Take a couple of liberties with the melody. Make it your own! I do like the sounds though. I was reminded of mother 3. IDK if you used a GBA sound font or not but it sounds very cool. Also this song will probably get better with an intro/outro like you said you were going to add. I look forward to your next update.
  6. Well I must compliment on how good it sounds for being garageband. Very nicely done! That being said I think I understand the limitations of the software and how it affects the mix. The drum packs in garageband are rather lacking imho. They are quiet and sound pretty generic. The Dnb'esque section around 3 minutes sounds pretty good though. Also the synths in Garageband are also pretty weak and generic. Again nothing you could do much about. It's just Garageband. What you could control though is the composition and flow of the piece and that was perfect I think. Bravo!
  7. Your sig graphics are too tall. The height limit is 250px. Please resize or change your sig.

  8. Very cool piece. I have a few suggestions though. I quite like the piano solo part, but one thing kills it for me. I can't quite get over how the piano sounds. It seems very thin and tinny. It sounds like a problem with the sample or vst you used.I recommend changing it. It also seems to fall behind the beat at points. The delay also sounds off beat at some times. Maybe tone down the volume of the feedback or fix the timing? I personally don't think it needs delay but its up to you. Also I got a fever, and the only prescription, is more bass drum! Jokes aside though give me some more bass drum! It's a huge part of developing the trance feel and it's too quiet! Pump it up man! Just be careful. That's all. Cheers!
  9. So I recently got FM8 and was experimenting with it when all of a sudden I came across this sound. I became inspired because I have been listening to a lot of justice lately and wanted to create a dirty sounding bass a la Waters of Nazareth. I didn't quite duplicate it, but I like it quite a lot. I wasn't sure what to do with it after I made the patch, so I just threw on a simple drum beat and a cool saw sound and, BAM! I ended up with this. Not a whole lot of musical merit here, just me messing around with a new VST and some humanization with a shuffle quantize setting. Enjoy!
  10. The source is already quite a catchy song and I really like this version. I will agree with comments made by Willrock though, it is way too conservative. I would like to hear a new version if you decide to re work it. But as it stands i don't think it would be passed. Shows a lot of potential though.
  11. Very well done. You had a perfect balance between source and oc. Everything sounded fine to me as well. One thing I noticed though was (and I don't know if this is the right word to use) the violin's syncopation. Not sure how to say it but when the main melody was played at around 14 seconds a note was skipped and the rhythm was very bouncy. I understand that this was done as interpretation but I found it unsettling at first. The feeling wore off as the piece went on. I enjoyed this quite a lot though. Great work!
  12. Hello, OCR. It seems I have a bit of explaining to do. I see now that uploading a wav file is a bit of a no no. I wanted to try uploading a wav just to see how high a quality file I could get and I thought that tindeck could handle a 34 mb file. When I realized that it would not play the song immediately, I thought to myself, "well if they want to hear it they can just download it and open it in iTunes or whatever" and I left it at that. I see now that it is sort of inconvenient to have to download it and open it when it should just play automatically. So here is a much more manageable file. This is the exact same song as the wav, just 30 megabytes smaller. @Rozovian Thanks for the feedback. One of the first things I'll do with this is re write the drums because going back and listening after about 3 days, I agree that the kick rolls do get a bit repetitive. I hope to have a new version up soon.
  13. I just noticed that tindeck does not automatically play the song. Does anyone know why and how I can fix it?
  14. Hello OCR. This is my re imagining of the the theme for the lost woods in both Ocarina of time and Twilight Princess. Elements of both versions are present, although the TP version stays pretty true to the original. I am going to try to steer away from the ambient epiano after this one. It's still a WIP so any feedback would be appreciated. I have spent a lot of time with the track and a fresh set of ears would be beneficial. Cheers! Original: My Verison:
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