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Old 30-12-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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[Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Another one of my specialty simple, loopy and dark space out tracks. Some nice synth sounds I think. Used Tal Noise Maker and that free Tyrell synth. Really liked the solo synth line at the end. Some odd clicky artifacts for some reason. The sample sound is a bit from Genesis live.

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Old 30-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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Re: Mountain Pass (Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo)

Excellent... the part where you use the sample almost sounds like it's in 5/4, everything sounds great and I love the ambiance.

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Old 31-12-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Thanks a bunch. I like to loop little parts like you hear and not quite fit it into the main timing. The solo part reminded me of something like Pink Floyd.

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Old 31-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #4
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Part pink floyd, part manfred mann's earth band in the beginning... and a bit of tangerine dream. But not copying or cloning them
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Old 31-12-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Even though the whole track is well produced and each sound has enough room to be heard, I wasn't thrilled by the start. But when the drums kicked it was completely different, just great flow going on with rich sound. So all in all good production, but if I had a say I would want to hear a 4min long track of a drum part version.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:56 AM   #6
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

I keep my tracks short because my drums are pretty minimal. The intro was as is because I just really liked that loop slowly sweeping with the filter. Could be missing some flourishes and add on effects though.

Glad you mentioned the production sound. I think I spend more on that then working on more interesting composition.

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Old 01-01-2014, 02:03 PM   #7
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

I really liked this track. Great atmosphere.

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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

I enjoyed the ambiance very much, everything sounds good to me. If I had to propose one change, it would probably be a tad more reverb on the snare to make even more spacious in accordance to the drone, so that it's not as dry.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:09 AM   #9
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Thanks up there. I do find the snare to be too loud for one thing. So hard to go back on even little things when a new track gets me going.

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Old 08-01-2014, 02:07 PM   #10
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Cool track bro! No wait, it really is

As mentioned above, very Pinky Floydy. Great sound palette and tune.

Thoroughly enjoyed listening, nice work

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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

I love it! I could have this on repeat all day. Do you offer this as a download?
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Old 20-01-2014, 07:47 AM   #12
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

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I love it! I could have this on repeat all day. Do you offer this as a download?
Thank a lot. I think the soundcloud is a download. Have to check. It's at ArtistServer.com/focalized as a 320kb MP3.

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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Some really great stuff! Nice rhythm, composition and sound selection. Really enjoyable to listen to.
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

The kind of analog-ish drone texture in the background is amazing. This one goes fucking deep, man. Love that high freq, pitched synth. Really epic. I imagine the movie scene this belongs to is some kind of super sexy or super sad moment. I'll go with sexy. Dark n sexy.

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Old 23-01-2014, 12:23 PM   #15
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Thanks for those words. The movie scene comment really hits home for me. I make a lot of relatively simple pieces that to me have some cinematic backing imagery only I am aware of.

I listen to and make most instrumental music with that approach really.

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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Really nice track!
Sb pointed that long reverb on snare drum is a good idea - I also think that snare drum is a bit too dry for my taste and adding reverb would help. I would also lower the volume of snare drum a little.
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

I mean to go back to remix that snare. It sounds good in my car, a bit too loud with the monitors and ok with headphones. It's weird to do so once so many have listened in. Once I upload it. It's hard to go back. Restraint I guess.

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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Yes, very nice. Can't really find much to criticise as it does what it needs to I think.

I agree with Snoogens above that it only really seems to come into it's own quite late on, around 2 mins say. But I think that the slow build is necessary to arrive at that point.

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Old 23-01-2014, 02:25 PM   #19
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Thanks. All in all it sounds way too harsh to me now after some time listening. It's hard to get the motivation to go back and remix everything though. It needs to be softer I think. It would be hard to go back and start replacing sounds to get what I think would be better without loosing the initial feel of the track.

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Old 23-01-2014, 04:05 PM   #20
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Re: [Atmopheric Minimal Downtempo] Focalized - Mountain Pass

Love the pulsating bass on this.

I found myself rocking back on my chair when the beat hit which is always a good sign...

Nothing bad to say really.

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