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I've been taking some free music production and sound design classes on Coursera (www.coursera.com) which I strongly recommend and have helped me tremendously! Have a long way to go in terms of learning better arranging, how to conceptualize a song from start to finish, sound design, mastering, etc.. This 'song' is just another experimental step on the road to becoming a better producer.
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Uploaded: Mar 03, 2013 - 05:04:17 PM
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2013 - 05:31:08 PM Last Played: Jan 15, 2019 - 01:45:52 PM
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VicDiesel said 2358 days ago (March 3rd, 2013)
I'd be interested in knowing how you see the overall structure of this track. Somewhere in the 4th minute there is a cute little solo-ish passage, but before that I'm not sure where you're going. Cool sounds, but it seems to go between rhythmic chords and breakdown and repeat...
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Nanosynthesis said 2358 days ago (March 3rd, 2013)
Thanks for listening and commenting! :) That's a tough thing for me. I am still learning how to conceptualize a song before trying to produce it... right now my newbie workflow is to just build things that sound alright to me as they come, but I'm finding that I end up with exactly what you described: sort of a hodgepodge of ideas that doesn't really tie together the way it should in a cohesive track. Definitely going to try to focus more on the concept and arrangement in the future to try and improve on that front. Any tips would be more than welcome if you've ever had any similar issues.

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VicDiesel said 2357 days ago (March 4th, 2013)
Structure in these electronic pieces is also something that I struggle with. This one has a bunch of build-ups, then a breakdown, but it came out all right. This is basically a build-up in three sections, with three different string solos, Again, three or four build-up sections, each in a slightly different key. I don't do trance, but my approach would be the same. Ok, last one: I try to come up with pretty melodies. One can only listen to chords and riffs for so long
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Nanosynthesis said 2356 days ago (March 5th, 2013)
Thank you! Very much appreciate your time and feedback.

By the way, Blount was gorgeous; I don't usually consider Native American flute as my cup of tea, but it was very emotionally evocative for me. If anyone else is reading this and has not heard it, strongly recommend this song by VicDiesel: http://www.macjams.com/song/76204 (Blount)
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mvh9591 said 2356 days ago (March 5th, 2013)
Sounds pretty good to me.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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KCsGROOVE said 2354 days ago (March 7th, 2013)
I agree with Vic on several points.
You surely know how to mix but the total scheme of the song could be improved. I'm an oldschool songwriter, and I think in terms of verse, chorus, bridge , etc. And let's not forget: melody. A lot of electronic music is too repetitive for me, I miss structure, or a change in key or a counterpoint.
Like Vic said, a melody line over your chords could do miracles :-)
much enjoyed though!
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Parichayaka said 2354 days ago (March 7th, 2013)
Clean, soothing. Like putting your ear canal through a car wash. You also separate each musical idea nicely and give each voice its space.

I like how the mix is full but not overwhelming and the balance favors melody/chords over the beat, which works really well here. And given that this thankfully is no 'dance' track, I don't mind the pause in the middle, before you merge into a different version of the same track, even if the silence could be a little less pronounced. Enjoyed it!
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Char said 2349 days ago (March 13th, 2013)
I love
the energy. You are doing great. Thanks.
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