Author Topic: Not sure what genre this is (melodic house-type groove), but is it good?  (Read 1484 times)

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To give a short explanation, I was really in my feelings when I made this and wanted to have a lot of things going on melodically to create a really pleasant, immersive experience. Is there anything that throws you off?

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this is really gorgeous! it kind of reminds me of a more techno-oriented Tycho song, but has a very unique feel to it still. the reverb spaces are particularly lush in the breakdowns, how do you do your pads?

i think the kick could be more prominent, and the hihats are too loud. the grooves are really nice on the extra percussion, just needs some mixing. the melodies are really nice too. you might want to work on balancing all of the elements, particularly in the final climax, more. 4:40 gives me chills melodically, but gets pretty muddy, too. i think with a little more polishing this will be an incredible song. keep it up!!
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Big thanks for the thorough feedback! A lot of your points were things I sort of skimmed over and instinctively knew were weak areas of the track so it's very reaffirming to know that my instincts on where to improve are not too far off, thanks again for your thoroughness. The pads are from a Minimoog Voyager Old School, ran through a lexicon effects unit (absolutely blissful reverb, can't go wrong with lexicon). At the climax, the violins and main synth are sent to a return which has a freeware reverb called Protoverb on it. Protoverb tends to enhance harmonics and yield a really thick sound so you have to make cuts to it. Sometimes I'll put a sidechain on it just to make sure it isn't taking away from the original signal's clarity, and I might even delay the track a bit.
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definitely trust your instincts! thats interesting, is the minimoog your own synth or are those samples you found somewhere, or? ive also never heard of protoverb before, definitely going to check that out, thanks for the recommendation. looking forward to what you make in the future (or how this changes if you revise it), thanks for posting!
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The minimoog is secondhand, I'd spare the story but this is a knowledge-sharing community after all! So I'm in the secondhand gear store, all of a sudden I turn around. It was exactly the same feeling I had when I was in a gas station in an ugly part of town and one of the most beautiful women I'd ever seen walked in the door. So after two months of obsessing and a failed attempt to profit from reselling used clothing I finally begged my dad to help out and add to the 1000$ I'd saved up, and somehow managed to talk to the guys at the store down to 2300. It's good to just go into one of those places on occasion just to see what gems you might find. The same place also had a Sonic 6 come in right after the minimoog
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