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what's up everyone, it's been a minute. wanted to drop in here with a rough wip before heading off to dinner. there's no melody yet.. i need to change these six-month old strings on my strat before recording anything.

your honest thoughts are welcomed!

- peter/melody

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subbed! thanks to everyone for the feedback!

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Whaddup dude? :-) Long time, no see!

This is really excellent, the mixing is a bit rougher than I'm used to hearing from you (choir is pretty loud), but it's an awesome listen nonetheless. Always a pleasure to hear some new material from you. I'd love to hear a bit more deep lows from your pads, too - the whole mix sounds like the lows got scooped out.

Polish this up and you'll have a winner :-)

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appreciate it dollmaster!

and good to hear from you wes, it's been a minute! the pleasure is all mine. the mix does seem to be noticeably lacking in low-mid.

spent the past few hours recording the guitar part and i'll probably be spending the next week or so continuing to polish.

please keep the feedback coming! op updated!

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that guitar playing and tone.......

easily standing above most oc remix guitar stuff i have heard. ton of soul.

i would like the kick to have more...kick! in it. some 50 hz boost will do ya. also maybe boost some 60-100 on your bass to bring it out more.

sounds great. you are able to solo without it sounding like soloing, it sounds like MUSIC, and that is a skill most guitarists (or musicians even) lack.

nice job

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very much appreciate the kind words brother.

can totally dig making the kick thump harder. does anyone else feel the same regarding the soft kick? i tend to overcompensate these days after getting blasted on many previous occasions for just the opposite, haha.

i was confronted with being that guy in the last part of your comment in early 2008 and took my first sabbatical from guitar. i had an average knowledge of the guitar but it was really at the expense of, or continuing at my pace, going to be at the expense of, a more holistic understanding of music (the compositional/production, and experiential sides). and i'm certainly guilty of still being that guy, but i've made a conscious effort to try not to be.

sixto, house, and snapple.. now those guys are killer players.

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Yeah, I agree, the kick is a little light on the low end thump. In contrast, the lead guitar at 0:37 hits a low note that shows it has lower frequencies than about 300Hz, so it might clash with the bass occasionally but I can't check at the moment. The bass instrument is a little quiet as well (maybe about 1.2 dB), but I wouldn't say for sure whether it's hollow or not since I can't check yet.

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good look mike!

and definitely wouldn't mind turning up the bass at all, let me know timaeus!

appreciate all the feedback folks!

edit: op updated after eqing/playing with some levels.

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Yeahhhhh, there we go. That kick and bass are punching through! This is really coming along! Definitely a fresh take, unique, and with plenty of flair to it. Just a note, the bass instrument seems to have its lowest frequency at 50 Hz or so (not that there's anything wrong with that).

That plucky arp at 0:30 seems rather quiet; I think the pad might be covering it up. The arp that plays the intro arpeggiated source hook (from the first few seconds) there seems to be washy in reverb; I can kinda hear it, but these headphones are my driest. I would try automating the wet mix down some for the parts where it's hard to hear, and raise its volume in general. Also, I seem to be hearing a piano in the background too... sorta.

Everything sounds great arrangement-wise IMO. I just think the reverb could be toned down to hear things more distinctly, and some arp levels can be raised (and consequently your lead guitar) to hear everything at a normal volume. Mostly the reverb. No worries though, I used to have lots of trouble with using too much reverb.

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it certainly is. appreciate the kind words my friend!

edit: op updated with a rough master and a few small cleanups.

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Oh wow, I'm really loving this. I've always been a big fan of your music and this certainly doesn't disappoint. I'm listening on a pair of subpar earphones so I can't really comment on production, but it's sounding really good to me! Nice job!

Also, I clicked this thread link from the front page thinking "a song title that is all lowercase, I bet this is a melody thread". :razz:

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haha, it's good to hear from you matt! literally laughed out loud, guilty as charged. belated congrats on temporal duality as well man! i used to sit at my computer replaying the intro video over and over as a kid. very much appreciate the kind words, be well!

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haha, it's good to hear from you matt! literally laughed out loud, guilty as charged. belated congrats on temporal duality as well man! i used to sit at my computer replaying the intro video over and over as a kid. very much appreciate the kind words, be well!

Thanks Peter, I appreciate it! It's good to hear some new stuff from you. I've been eagerly awaiting your next original release, as I really loved Singularity. If I ever direct another OCR album project here, I'll need to convince you to do a track for it ;-)

On topic: I listened to this track on my nice quality studio speakers finally, and oh yeah, I'm still digging this :) I really love the guitar playing too. It's cool to hear you getting back into that and incorporating it in this track. Well done!

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