work in progress for communal dissection

soliptic Dec 23, 2003

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    soliptic whirling mathematician

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    alrighty, here's a little work in progress which i could use some fresh ears on. i've been practically 'listening to' rather than really producing this for a few days now, tweaking reverb sends endlessly, but not really progressing too far... i love it as it stands but i need some new impetus or insight or focus or suggestion or something

    http://www.dartrecordings.co.uk/hipnotic/p...mix__alpha2.mp3

    the style is deep filtery downtempo breakbeat dub with twinkly trancey bits and female vocal (in english for a change :lol: ) - in case your wondering what the score is with that, its a remix, so i just have a vocal 'as is'. i'm pretty sure this track isnt in the same key as the original, so i'm getting some superbly fruity suspensions!
     
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    its really nice, production sounds tight, if i had one thing to say about it, its a bit empty, i was thinking it could sound cool if you doubled up the drum track and had a version running with a highpass flter opening up on it every now and then and some automated spot effects, phaser sweeps or summin. definatly very chilled and majestic, i'd like to see and extra counter melody/hook in there too

    all in all though, thyeres nothing wrong with it that i could pick out on the shitty speakers i was listening
     
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    soliptic whirling mathematician

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jsainsbury @ Dec 23 2003, 06:30 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> its really nice, production sounds tight, if i had one thing to say about it, its a bit empty, i was thinking it could sound cool if you doubled up the drum track and had a version running with a highpass flter opening up on it every now and then and some automated spot effects, phaser sweeps or summin. [/quote:a75a09b4f8]
    yeah it was already in my plans :Smile3:

    there's a weird hat sound towards the end of this mixdown that doesnt exist... some sort of fuckup... sounds good tho... definitely planning on adding some hat/shaker/hipass filtered break type stuff somewhere.

    as for the other melody, hmm, bit stuck. i had a really killer melody lined up for this, but then i threw the vocal in, and the two dont fit. again, i was already planning to add some sort of extra melodic element (most likely a synth)... but now i'm not entirely sure what.

    ah well i'm off to see the family for christmas tomorrow and without studio for 10 days so we shall just have to see what ideas 2004 brings into my head! :lol:
     
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    soliptic whirling mathematician

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    hehe... btw the drumtrack is already 3 layers of LFO filtering with different cut/res/lfo period/lfo depth on each. but i was gonna add a fourth higher one - just not sure whether to make it double time (kinda old school dnb territory) or stick to single.
     
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    i have no idea either, i'd probably just end up sticking in a gabber section
     
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    Ben3rdEye toe-jamm

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    Ok Soliptic-thanks for sending out tunes like this!
    I will dl it tonight 'cos we pay too much per MB.
    What I want to say is I played some of your tunes sunday dawntime mmm very nice indeed. The mushies allowed me to hear more and I can quite frankly say your production is very good. The notes are clear and beautiful and did the trick with the light, wind and weather in general. I like it like that.
    Excellent - it would be nice to have on vinyl. I love ambient and some tracks are well suited for mellow tempo trance and full of sounds. I can hear you've spenttime and thought on each note!
    :thumb:
     
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    soliptic whirling mathematician

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    u in the right thread mate? :lol:

    this is an unfinished fragment of a track... nowhere near complete

    hmm... then again i often feel by the time i finish a track i've messed it up somewhere :blink:

    seriously tho... thanks for the kind words.

    general update from me for anyone concerned: this track sorta stalled, but i still definitely intend to finish it. began a few other tracks in a similar gospel-flavoured dub/downtempo vein, but didnt get far with them either. however, i have been offered - albeit highly un-confirmed-ly - a possible album in the psyambient drumnbass style of 'escape velocity' and 'quadratic' which i posted up here to good response. so, i've been putting in some excellent progress on some full-power goa jungle to work towards that possibility.

    going well by recent standards, but still excruciating slowly in the grand scheme of things :lol:
     
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