|Originally posted by theterran |
Welp, intro's done. Think the song's about 80-90% there...Ran outta creative gas, but I think the intro / breakdown / buildup ended up being "ok". Oh well. Tried for a story-like arrangement, with a lighter tone in the beginning, transitioning into the darker one after the first breakdown. Plenty of space to mix in with I guess. Friends who listened have said the second build-up / transition is a little too jarring @ 5:09'ish. Maybe a more pronounced build there is needed.
Still experimenting with sound FX and tweaking the mix here and there...My sfx library is pretty slim, so I ended up making some that I thought would compliment the vibe of the tune. I'd like to tie them into the song a little better though.
Spent a little more time on the low-end, should be a bit better now.
Still on the fence about the backing arps I made with Sylenth. They fit the overall mix, but sound a little anemic with less going on. Also not a fan of sylenth and its' squishy sounding resonance...but it's the one synth that produces that darker, techy trance-pluck I like.
Added a *little* variance to the hats. Any more is too distracting, I think.
Should be pretty easy to master this one too, plenty of headroom to work with.
Really like this. Lovely atmosphere. The pad pattern gets a little repetitive towards the end of the intro in my opinion. Maybe you could break it up with some small variation to the chord progression? Just lift the last note instead of letting it fall in some occasion, maybe at 2:05.
I like the foundation of that build you talked about, and especially the drop, it suits the track with that kind of relaxed build up. But I agree that maybe something could be done to make the middle of the break a little more interesting.
Maybe you should take a break from it, and come back with fresh ears in a couple of weeks/months? That should do the trick if you donít really feel it at the moment. It is better to let it take itís time, than forcing it.
As you said, you are almost done, I would say you are 90-95% there, no need to overdo it either. The overall impression is great, looking forward to the final product!