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Shit. I haven't been here for a LONG time. Anyway. I agree with everything you said there. Please DON'T make the music a first and most important thing in your life. It WILL backfire.

Mixing/Mastering / Re: Pre-Master Leveling
« on: June 08, 2017, 07:13:58 am »
I'd say a balance is the key. Thing is that guys that make stuff for Cymatics are REALLY experienced people. So aside from knowing how to set up a compressor on a drum bus, they also know really well how to design that bass patch in a way that will feel heavy. Also there's a little catch. It is called "BASS" music, but ironically those basses and bass drums usually have huge amounts of cleverly designed overtones and harmonics that knocks you off the chair. So much actually that those bass and sub-bass frequencies tend to be almost on the quiet side. Cymatics guys have this thing always flawlessly figured out so whatever you compare to their stuff will show it's weak points kinda quickly. It'd say there lies the problem. Sound design and frequency balance.

WIPs / Re: TRAP / FUTURE / BASS remix..
« on: May 30, 2017, 12:15:39 am »
Shiiiittttt, that's awesome!!! The drop is dope AF! Awesome rythm, sounddesign, variations, little pauses. Damn. I have nothing to say. Nothing. May be the synthstrings behind the vocals could be less bright from time ot time and some little melody to acompany the vocal might be cool ... but ... no ... I'll be quiet. It's awesome anyway.

WIPs / Re: Summer house-ish?
« on: May 30, 2017, 12:10:40 am »
Not bad for a first track at all. :) You got good grip of layering and buildups. I agree with JAFARi, some variation might help. ...buit havbing said that, listen to any Avicii/Calvin Harris track ever and you find out they are not into heavy variations either. :D ...but that doesn't make it right either. Anyway! ... I'd work on a kick and bass. You're not overdoing the bass which is good, but the kick feels too mid-rangey and I think overall kick and bass could fit into themselves a bit more. Also these huge synth layers could use bit more reverb I guess. But still pretty solid start! :)

WIPs / Re: Electronica/Ambient/Experimental/Whatever WIP
« on: May 30, 2017, 12:01:40 am »
Some of these sounds in chill parts are a bit harsh for my taste. I'd play with filters a bit more. Also I'd make more dramatic changes between the sections. Also some transitions might use a much more of a buildup. You don't have to use a cliché noise sweep if that's not your thing, but something should indicate the incomming transitions. A sample, rythm change, rase of the melody. So far some transitions still feel kinda abrupt. Also I'd do more atmosphere. It has almost kinda this twisted horror-movie-ish feel that (out of some very imited experience) is really cool with some reverb. :)

WIPs / Re: Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:46:24 pm »
It definitely doesn't suck. It really reminds a lot of these sampling-based hiphop tracks. If it's possible, I'd add a little fafe in and outs (like less than 100ms long) to the samples, they feel like they are abruptly switched over everytime. Some little rythm line or synthline over them to glue them together might work too. Beat is cool.

The bass though. Waaayyyyy too much sub. That sounds good as it resonates your room, but it has two probblems: It might not work in every room and it will stop you from making the track competitively loud.¨

But good so far. Find a local rapper and magic will happen. :)

WIPs / Re: Prog Trance 4.17 (Almost done)
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:39:08 pm »
The arp synth sounds a bit plain for 2017 I guess. I'd make it switch places with something else, just for fun. But may be you went for the oldschool vibe. I LOVE the track after the little drop, though. The parts with the piano and occasional gated vocal thing are awesome. Also you've really nailed the stabs and the way bass pays alongside them. (I kill for synth preset of these. ;D ) You are going for the proggy feel a lot and it works out quite well so far. :)

WIPs / Re: woke up a morning and made this
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:31:00 pm »
The snare might sound better downtuned a semitone or two, you're right. I'd also watch out for low mids on the stab synth. It's mostly in the beckground, so it doesn't need much of them. Right now it clashes with the minismalistic bass just a tiny bit. Reverb might be cool for the arpegiated delayed synth. But I'm really a lot into the delay-reverb combination, so that just might not be your thing. Overall good direction so far! :)

Nice track, loving the melodies. I'd do a tiny little cut in her voice around 1k. Also something sounds odd about the reverb, isn't that a plate reverb? Or may be there's just too much of it on her voice. Dunno. Also feels to me like the highend is bit too strong, the hihats hurt a little on my speakers.

But that's just details. Definitely a great job from both of ya! :)

WIPs / Re: Trap WIP
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:19:23 pm »
That's really cool! Love it. :) I'd continue with some melody lines over it, vocal would be awesome, but don't listen to me.  :-X :D

WIPs / Re: New trap/electronic song, would love some feedback
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:15:55 pm »
I think that atmospheric stab over the bassline needs work. I believe I can hear some phase issue on it, probably caused by a stereo widening or unlucky use of phaser/flanger. Also I think reverb would suit that sound a lot ... to make it a bit spacious so the bassline can feel bigger by being kinda "solitary" in the middle.

Inspiration/Creativity/Motivation / Re: New To Forum
« on: May 29, 2017, 09:42:54 pm »
Now THAT's what I love to see! Nothing against "hey, I'm 16 and I'm a producer, look at me" kinda posts, but I have a little bit more respect for stories like this, sir! :) Life's a bitch and it's so easy (and sometimes liberating, let's face it) to just throw dreams away. To see someone not give up like that is always a f*cking breath of fresh air. :)

Welcome Allan! :) We had a few introductionary threads here, yeah, but screw it. I'm not a mod, but I think it's ok like this too.
I'd be thrilled to check some of your music when you have some fresh tunes ready! :)

Inspiration/Creativity/Motivation / Re: So I hired a ghost producer
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:36:47 pm »
Damn. Hope he's ok! :( Whole ghostproducer story aside, it's always hard to see somebody's creative spark to dissappear like that. Does anybody have any contact to him other than on the forum? I know this kind of state very well, I'd love to contact him with some positive words.

Or may be like this:

Ion, if you're reading this, it's definitelly ok for you to change your life direction if you feel like it. But please just don't leave this one with the "I wasn't good enough" conclusion. I've been through my share of this thought during my whole life so far and I've learned one thing: It's presence has literally no correlation with your abilities in that particular field. I mean that.

Lil story: When I get really down, I do quite wierd things and one of them is just flattering people I think that deserve it. It just makes me feel better, dunno. On one day like that I sent a positive message to my old time favorite producer. (Will leave out his name, but he's huge.) ...and he actually replied. So we exchanged a message or two, before I got too spammy. In one of them I mentioned that fucking self doubt and how it doesn't get better with time. And he replied: "...honestly there will always be self doubt but if you just do what you love it will attract the right people who will truly appreciate it. :)" ...I mean. Legend I adore for YEARS. Whatever he releases is all around the Youtube the very next day. ...and he write this. That's when I understood it's a really just an extremely convincing internal illusion. You need it to have some drive to get better, but please don't get it hammer you down. Be ready to face it anywhere else in any other endeavour. You never know where it's gonna show up. And when it does, please don't listen to it too much. That's a mistake I'm doing all the time.

...because chances are, when you get old, someone brings your productions up in a conversation with your kids around. And sentence "I wasn't good enough" will not make a cool piece of nostalgic conversation, will it? Memories of discovering all the stuff, memories of your friends admiring you for trying something new, memories of that indestructile feel of knowing likeminded people, memories of your family seeing the inevitable Mozart in you. Just the little things. That's what will make it a great story. :)

...and you never know. You might as well realize few years down the road that you actually miss it. I have some friends like that. Returning to it when they get bored once in a while. No shame in that either. :)

Well. Good luck anyway, man. Pleasure to e-meet you. :)

Samples/Plugins/Software/Gear / Re: Remix stems
« on: May 25, 2017, 01:52:31 pm »
Yeah. The only way to find some stems to play with legally are contests. Only other way is to contact the original producer. Truth is that majority of big remixes you hear everywhere were initiated by label or the original artist himself. It happens rarely otherwise.

Inspiration/Creativity/Motivation / Re: favorite lyricists?
« on: May 25, 2017, 01:48:03 pm »
I'm probably just a nostalgic prick, but this kid speaks from my heart for a few years already:

...I'm dreaming about vocal collab with such a meaningful text one day. Imho lyrics with stories are the best kind. :)

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