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Old 30-09-2016, 08:58 PM   #1
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[weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

this was my track for the comp that got cancelled. so i am putting it up here.
if anyone cares to leave some feedback its appreciated, and maybe for the next comp i can send in something better!

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Old 30-09-2016, 10:13 PM   #2
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

I listened to it - just so you know. I listened on crap earbuds in a noisy room though so it's hard to give real feedback.
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Old 30-09-2016, 10:21 PM   #3
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I listened to it - just so you know. I listened on crap earbuds in a noisy room though so it's hard to give real feedback.
Lol cool thanks!
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Old 30-09-2016, 10:25 PM   #4
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

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I listened to it - just so you know. I listened on crap earbuds in a noisy room though so it's hard to give real feedback.
Well, that was fucking helpful.

I listened to it on my phone speakers and thought it was a great track. Liked the composition and sound design. Curious to hear what the official feedback is as I was wondering what might seem to be missing or wrong with your entry. I'll give it a whirl with headphones and see if I see the light. Anyhow, I really like your track!

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Old 30-09-2016, 10:27 PM   #5
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

I listened to it on Doritos with string connected. It was awesome.

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Old 30-09-2016, 11:10 PM   #6
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

Has th elnk gone already, can see the soundcloud no track ?

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Old 30-09-2016, 11:11 PM   #7
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

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Well, that was fucking helpful.
'tis the listening booth not the must write tonnes of useful feedback booth.
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Old 30-09-2016, 11:30 PM   #8
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Old 30-09-2016, 11:37 PM   #9
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

Im writing this as I listen.

The track sounds a little disjointed at the beginning.

The arp seems a little detached and the kick doesn't seem to be contributing much.

I do like the ambiances at the start, so the kick was a distraction of what I as expecting from the track (something more ambient and down tempo).
The bass line, before it drops of at 1.40ish, is nice, then seems to change.
I liked the start of this track, for me its evolved into an electronic nightmare, a little prickly for my taste.

Overall it sounds a little jumbled as a listener, it sounds like there's several ideas that are being held together, but maybe that is your aim. Which brings me back to my first impression, disjointed.

There's some undertone of melodies that are really nice and flowing. The beat from about 3 mins in works, but the noise and glitch effects over the top appear too often for my ears. Less is sometimes more.

That bass arp kicking in about 4.30/40 is really nice, and then 5 mins onward it goes again.

I think you could have focused on some of the better elements of the track and shortened it a little. There's too much going on at anyone time for my ears. But this may all be personal taste.

Sound wise and tonally its mixed well.

Hope I've been balanced and truthful. No poundings intended here.

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Old 01-10-2016, 02:00 AM   #10
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

I'm listening to it on my reference monitors. I like it. LOVE the synth at the start. I feel like it could be reigned in during the middle section a bit. Also I could hear it with less of the treble heavy overdubs but that's really just my taste. I think it's really well done overall. The low end sounds killer. Great work!
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:31 AM   #11
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

i listened to it on mute, it was a little underwhelming. a little challenging TBH.

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Old 01-10-2016, 10:30 PM   #12
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

Gave it a few more proper listenings. I very much like the track, but it left me wanting for a few details. I think, for one, this track screams for a more brutal kick with good low end girth. Some of the percussive elements (all those wonderful industrial sounds) could be louder and punchier. Personally, I'd also give the bass elements a rougher growl (resonance around 300-800 Hz and some distortion, saturator).

It very much reminded me of some of my favorite bands (God Module, Front 242, S.I.T.D.). I'd love to see this polished up and more aggro rather than ambient. Put some hate in it

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Old 01-10-2016, 10:30 PM   #13
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

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i listened to it on mute, it was a little underwhelming. a little challenging TBH.
Huh? Might help to unmute?

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Old 01-10-2016, 11:31 PM   #14
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

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Gave it a few more proper listenings. I very much like the track, but it left me wanting for a few details. I think, for one, this track screams for a more brutal kick with good low end girth. Some of the percussive elements (all those wonderful industrial sounds) could be louder and punchier. Personally, I'd also give the bass elements a rougher growl (resonance around 300-800 Hz and some distortion, saturator).

It very much reminded me of some of my favorite bands (God Module, Front 242, S.I.T.D.). I'd love to see this polished up and more aggro rather than ambient. Put some hate in it
Yeah, I might bring the hate!
Really I was teetering between more ambient and heavier, and in the end neither won and it ended being kinda blah if you know what I mean.
I have quite a collection of stuff that needs to be polished, I might get around to it one day, depends how far down the hardware rabbit hole I end up!
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:05 AM   #15
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

i listened with potato, didnt hear anything, sorry

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Old 05-10-2016, 12:23 PM   #16
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

I quite liked this to be honest... Kind of an industrial feel.

I particularly liked the intro. I'm into anything weird like this.

As for genre... not a clue... not obvious to me anywho. I think I'd just leave it as Electronic for now.

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Old 06-10-2016, 09:48 AM   #17
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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

I wonder, what if you just took half the kick notes, every second one - and deleted them?
You have so many fine details throughout the track and until the 3 minute switch-up, the kick is the least interesting part of the track.

If the kick was every 2x time periods it is now (till that switch-up) It can have a longer tail and might glue together with the ambiance a bit more?

Overall a very interesting track, I'd boost the lower-mids and cut a bit of the really high end but it might just be my damaged ears rejecting the treble

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Re: [weird electronic/ i don't know] VDB- Dark Desert Nights (IDMf comp submission)

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might just be my damaged ears rejecting the treble
Ha! Yeah... Same here... Too much Heavy Metal through the years (through my ears)


Listening again now... I agree with the kick comment... Good idea that

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