[IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:47 AM   #1
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Hey all,

Have made a pretty chilled laid back tune here. Kind of AFX ambienty vibes. Any critical feedback appreciated.


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Old 06-03-2018, 10:10 PM   #2
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Re: [IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake

I was afraid that the space in mix after 1:20 will get eaten by the upcoming synths but the glitches came in and it's all clear again. The crispy percussion stands out in this track for me, in a positive manner.

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Old 07-03-2018, 08:42 AM   #3
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Re: [IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake

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Old 07-03-2018, 06:22 PM   #4
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Re: [IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake

I like the percussion on this the most. They are well diversed and keep the track being interesting. The ambiental/atmospheric vibes are also pleasant. The bass is also well driven. What it lacks is maybe some melodic and harmonic variations. A good hook would also make it work better. Overall good job. Keep it up.
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:44 PM   #5
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Re: [IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake

Thanks for the feedback, I was kind of going for the really stripped back minimal vibes so wasn't sure if i wanted to add much more variation, but perhaps there is room for something more.

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Old 11-03-2018, 09:41 AM   #6
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Re: [IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake

Listening to this again, at 1:28 you couuuuld make it hit into a hard DNB beat and use the chill melody as a really nice intro and drop a heavy bassline.

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Old 10-04-2018, 07:50 AM   #7
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Haha yeah, its already sitting at the right tempo.

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Old 12-04-2018, 01:38 AM   #8
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Re: [IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake

gorgeous track! love the ambient melodics against the janky IDM rhythms. Very rekaxing tune

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Old 12-04-2018, 08:05 PM   #9
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Re: [IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake

Stag is just amazing really, not much else to say there. Good job!

I feel like Awake is a bit to clean sounding. The sound design is awesome but the drums sound a bit flat and sterile. Maybe bounce them all to a single track and experiment with some subtle saturation and distortion and not so subtle compression?

It might just be a matter of preference, but that's my thoughts
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Old 16-04-2018, 01:06 PM   #10
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Re: [IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake

Yeah I agree maybe the drums are a bit flat, didn't give them much love to be fair, it all came together very quickly. Will have a play as you've suggested. Thanks for your feedback!

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Old 17-04-2018, 12:33 AM   #11
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Re: [IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake

That was really nice man, could definitely chill on a beach to that. lovely wash over sounds, it really made me feel relaxed. great work =]
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Old 17-04-2018, 06:44 PM   #12
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Re: [IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake

Very pretty! Loving the crispy drums as well, just the kick seems a bit loud or heavy depending on what you were going for.

One thing, and that's maybe just me.. the ambient melodies are very pretty, but I would like it if there was just a tiny hint of danger lurking in the background. No idea how to do that, but just a thought. Stag is awesome as well, btw!
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Old 24-04-2018, 09:09 AM   #13
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Re: [IDM, Electronica, Ambient] luke-nukem - Awake

Yeh i usually like to make stuff that at least has an element of lurking danger or melancholy but this was a different vibe and think I'm happy to keep that vibe. Glad you enjoyed it!

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