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  1. I like the snippy kick. I'm looking forward to hearing Blind's new, more personal musical direction.
  2. Those opening chords are a class act. Afterwards there is no choice but to get down. None.
  3. Epic Choirs? (Check) Robot Voice? (Check) Fat Saws? (Check) Sick Drops? (Check) Flashy Glitch Cuts? (Check) Awesome (Check)
  4. I've pressed albums with covers on them. You need the correct paperwork signed and delivered before they will print the CDs at the plant. This is a mechanical rights (actual sound) vs. song rights (abstract notes)issue. As for using your own covers in an open source game... I can't imagine anybody would sue over that, until there was money that started flowing. I think it depends on the game / artist.
  5. Roz knows what he is talkin'. However, there are other options as well. 1. Production keyboard style: I've seen people do amazing things with all in one keyboard workstations. They are filled with different sounds, and can be a good place to start. 2. Old School style: Back in the day (Before my time)... People had to use a lot of external gear, that can now be purchased for very cheap. If you want to do industrial, you could buy a TX81Z, a junkie drum machine, and old sampler, and start playing around. 3. Band style: Why not get some friends to play the music with instruments? Not as crazy as it sounds, and is way more fun.
  6. He was probably his publishers who named the book, and they were thinking about getting a return on the advances they gave the author.
  7. Gothic trance? I don't think this has been exploited enough, clearly. I dig the way you change the melody during the middle part, but I think you should stick to the original harmony during the intro, or at least have the original major harmony note come back later, just to show you know.... you know? Also, it adds variety.
  8. Holy 80s Hell! Where are my acid wash jeans? This is radical! Percussion = awesome groove and simple. All those toms and snares... jesus. Oh and the claps!!!! The 80s fashion claps!!! The only thing that I didn't like was the synth lead choice at 1:04. It doesn't sound very 80s, more like bad digital subtractive synth. Almost nintendo bad, but not quite bad enough. If you pushed an FM synth (Think DX7) there, it would mix well with the more appropriate subtractive stuff you're using now. By 2:00 you have completely won me over. Do you listen to Chromeo or MSTRCRFT? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tPDIiJWVwA (wait for 30 seconds in for the synth break) cool. wow.
  9. Wow! Interesting. I love the gaps in the rhythmic patterns. I am really excited to see where this one goes. I realize your style is very synthetic, and that's what makes it strong. A few textural punches and builds could expand your stereo image and add. You are already doing this with the filtered noise sound, but more variety could be cool.
  10. Nice. So 90s! Especially the section after the break down. Although the piano is nice, it can get very cheesy. Why not layer it with something that evolves? I can hear you doing evolving textures, why not your piano material as well? I would highly re-consider your kick sample. It is too long, and the tail is interfering with you on/off bass groove. It needs more punch and less PWUHB! As the guy said before me... Could be compression / sample problems. Listen to exactly how a trance kick sits in the mix and interacts with the bass around it. Kick / bass issues kill most people, me included. It's always safer to keep them apart. heh.
  11. Cool! Crazy combination of materials. I think the 3/4 and 4/4 will work fine. For a first try this is great! You've got a pretty good dub step wobble going there! Critiques: The melody sounds pretty far away, in the middle section it might be interesting to double it with something that lives int he same sonic space as the bass line. Dub step is all about insane bass. Making the bass even more distorted and squelchy would work very well to build intensity in the middle section.
  12. My part is done.I'm looking forward to the release.
  13. There is nothing wrong with emulating a style, and it's a fantastic way to figure out your tools, as long as you get there your own way. If you use your ears, your differences will be part of what makes your spin on the model you chose, unique. If you spend all your time trying to re-create the specifics of another person's work-flow and hardware setup it can cause problems, mainly you will be making a poor copy of somebody else's aesthetic.
  14. I love the Protos. Very interesting remix, good synth work.
  15. It's pretty cool how much the youtube promotional stuff has drawn in listeners who wouldn't have encountered the project otherwise. The feedback on here has been very positive.
  16. Also, check to see if your pan settings aren't set crazy.
  17. Sounds like a very interesting book.I should look it up. However, being taught how to do electronic music from a book might prevent you from figuring out your own style / sound. Usually somebody tries to emulate a style and ends up doing something very different because of equipment / knowledge discrepancies.
  18. Unless you have a very powerful system, it would make sense to keep one or two IR verbs on effect sends. You can get a lot of millage out of two instances, AND it puts sounds in the same space, giving things more coherence.
  19. Lush synths! Nice mix, nice arrangements. Good space + positioning, automation... So many things are under control. Critiques: General: Even though everything sounds nice, it lacks character. Obviously you are ready to go to the next level, where sounding "awesome" isn't even enough, it has to be unique and distinctive! Pads: There are so many interesting and more unique textures to use in that context. Why go for such a generically lush string/saw pads? (The bend at the beginning is wicked!) Leads: Your lead is approaching chip tune cute. Why note get really crazy and tear it apart during the solo? Drums: Decent programming, but you aren't pushing them too hard. You could do more. End: After that sweep, I hope you take it to some super light, brittle sounding loop and then BLAST open your frequency range and drop an even more bad ass version of your groove. turntable sample? Really? ... I'm all for silly samples, but only when they are related to the game / track in some way. That thing sticks out and detracts. Awesome. Go further. Guys like you make me wish I came on here more often!
  20. Glad you like it! I can't believe how much I used to love melodic trance! This really takes me back. You are right about the harsh upper mids. Nothing I can do about it now though. Thanks!
  21. Changes helped! There are a lot more crows now, which is interesting. Something to help your bass rhythm: Often bass and kick get in the way of each other. Try pulling the 1st note of your bass pattern, and making a few more gaps in the the pattern. It will open it up and make it more funky.
  22. !!! Your intro sounded like the start of an indie pop track, then instead of a lush guitar / indie texture... bWARaaarannn surprisingly epic detuned saws! I laughed out loud. (not because it was bad, but because it was so different than I expected!) Those saws are killing your textures man! Try something lighter and more latin? Your chromatic texture and beat suggest latin rock.. ish... But the super saws are pure trance! Also, open the chord voicing on the piano chords, the block chords are too big, and not necessary. As for arrangement, Why not bring in all the chords/textural elements 1st, and open the track up a bit? That melody is very distinctive and you don't want to over use it. p.s. -Whistle in intro kills the lofi combo organ feel.
  23. Hello: Lots of creativity and good progression! things that might help: 1. Tighten your kick. It is too long, flabby, dull and low. (This may mean replacing it with something tighter and punchier) 2. bass: You could use a bigger simple bass line to fill out your low end. !!!
  24. Wicked bass and drums. God, I love this piece, the original blew my mind when I was a kid. Arrangement: I think you could milk your awesome groove / chords for WAAAAAY longer at the beginning. Most people will have that melody screaming in their minds, and waiting to bring it in would intensify the track. Instruments: Good stuff, bass, drums pads, etc. However, the quality of the violin sound is dragging things down. It sounds unnatural and awkward. With so much outside of the box gear, why not play it on the guitar? The mix on the violin sound is harsh in the upper mids, an EQ notch would help, if you refuse to swap out that sound. Cool!
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