|Originally posted by gordan100 |
Nice, MSZ and theterran.
Is this working - slow pad and bassline ?
I personally refrain from commenting on SC mixes in general due to a few things...so, sorry, I'm no help there...
Musically on the other hand...
My advice would be more broad, based on the previous songs you've posted in the last few pages.
In general, to me, I think they need more structure, and someone else had posted a comment along these lines a few pages ago as well.
Beginning, middle, end. Like a good story. You seem to be trying to tell a story about downtown night-life, and then you suddenly start talking about Mt. Everest. It's jarring, and hard to follow / get into.
You can take MSZ's The Sound of Cats Dying track for, er... example. (sorry that track has an odd name) It has basic house structure...Intro / mix-in section is about the first minute, then the bass. His synths get filtered in and out, presented in a very smooth fashion, and progresses to the main idea.
The way you introduce / present your synths and beat is very start-stop / on-off, and random. There's a lack of that smoothness.
However, I liked the degraded / bit-crushed pad at 2:00, but the transition into / out of it was rough and didn't last very long.
You also sound like you have alot of ideas you're trying to get out all at once in one song. Try to work towards one idea or theme with good transitions towards that idea. A song usually gives the listener cues that things are changing. They can be subtle, or abrupt, but a cue must be there. Faders, Filters, simplified or fragmented loops...just a few tools to help with transitions.
I don't like saying this, because doing this can also hinder one's own creativity, but...Find some music similar to your own, that's both on the professional level, and popular, and listen to how they organize their song. This might help in that respect.
Last edited by theterran on Dec-10-2017 at 10:36