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Old 01-13-2015, 02:55 AM   #1
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[Techno / Tech House] Stereo Surgeon - Fog (Project Thread)

The start of something chunky and funky that feels like a 1605 track.
Always wanted to make a tech track, and the baseline just seemed to work with it.



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Re: [Techno / Tech House] Stereo Surgeon - Fog (Project Thread)

Subscribing to thread to see how this progresses. I like some of the stuff you've posted and interested to see/hear development

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Old 01-13-2015, 03:59 PM   #3
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Re: [Techno / Tech House] Stereo Surgeon - Fog (Project Thread)

Sounds like a start! Come up with something catchy.

Interesting how you have a different SC profile for your secondary stuff. Good idea.

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Old 01-13-2015, 04:45 PM   #4
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i have nothing more to say other than i really love this track, good stuff indeed, look forward to the finished article
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Re: [Techno / Tech House] Stereo Surgeon - Fog (Project Thread)

Yup, that offbeat low reverbed stab is nice. Good percussion.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:58 PM   #6
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Re: [Techno / Tech House] Stereo Surgeon - Fog (Project Thread)

yup this is my type of music. when that percussion comes in it's kickin! could loop that up and listen to that for a whiiiiile haha
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:54 AM   #7
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Re: [Techno / Tech House] Stereo Surgeon - Fog (Project Thread)

So how did it progress? and what synth are you using for Bass? cheers

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Old 01-19-2015, 08:23 AM   #8
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Re: [Techno / Tech House] Stereo Surgeon - Fog (Project Thread)

Added a good bit more percussion and a few more synths, proly gonna work on diversifying the melody soon, but just getting the sound design and drums together.


Its muddy as fuck right now on the low end, but I'm not worring about all that for now. I'll cross that bridge when it comes.

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It kinda started simply because where I live now. As of recently I live on a lake by myself with my dog as company, its way out in the country, and during the winter the lake effect from heat transfer causes crazy amounts of fog. Due to this the fog at night makes going outside pretty fucking terrifying.

I'll be walking my dog sometimes after dark and there is shit in the woods that knows where you are, and you have no fucking idea where it is. mostly coyotes and deer, but there are sometimes black bear and rarely bobcats that have wandered down from the mountains. You never see bobcats tho, even when there around you would never know. fucking ninjas.

I generally base all my songs around stuff like that, and that's what this one is about.
Shit u don't know about, in the fog watching you.

as for the progression, I listen to a lot of techno and even tho I tried to produce some darker industrial style stuff at first, it ended up more tech house like, more the UMEK style of techno rather than Drum Code stuff.

The core of the main bass synth is actually pretty simple, its two synths layered ones a simple square operator patch. The other is a Fab Filter twin patch with two squares with slightly different sync settings hard panned against each other.
The processing is a bit complex. its some eq/distortion/reverb/delay/eq/more distortion then compressors with some parallel processing going on.

Its all combined in a instrument rack, and I actually took the time to map macros for the builds, which I'm normally too lazy to do.

Generally all my synths are Instrument racks of a lot of different shit cobbled together, and in this case I really just used the oscillators and envelopes from the software synths, the rest was done with separate VSTs.

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Old 01-19-2015, 07:59 PM   #9
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Re: [Techno / Tech House] Stereo Surgeon - Fog (Project Thread)

love love, its good darkness. with a tight low end, when you get around to it, it'll be dope. the riff doesn't lose my interest either the way it is. bleak, foggy, catchy.

and thanks for the track inspiration/production info too.

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Old 01-19-2015, 09:50 PM   #10
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Re: [Techno / Tech House] Stereo Surgeon - Fog (Project Thread)

Dude, I absolutely love this! That low stab in particular is orgasmic!
It sounds pretty finished to me - I don't know what else you plan to do to it but I'll be back to listen again.
I'd only recommend making the ending a bit more exciting somehow.

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Old 01-20-2015, 08:42 PM   #11
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Cleaned up the drum and added some more FX and little things here and there.

Doubled and droped the main synth and octave for the climax choruses, layered a bit moar.


Shits getting there, Needs a bit more energy at the peaks, so thats proly the next stop on the production line.


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Old 01-20-2015, 11:22 PM   #12
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Really like it. You got some really interesting sounds in there. That bass in the first drop is pretty raw too, i like it. One idea came to mind, and you can take it or leave it: At around 1:50 you have some kind of a ping pong delay and/or panning right before the second drop. I think it would be a nice touch to have that panning from left to right get faster and faster for those 2 or 3 seconds before the drop and then just release that tension.
Nice work on the whole thing though, it's good stuff.
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I am a massive techno fan and frequent most of the awakenings and drumcode events. Your track is very, very cool but the drums are not constant enough. You have the rhythmical hypnotic sound going on perfectly, just modulate the lead and other parts of the song but leave the drum in for people to do the standing march to. Where you have high energy in the song is brilliant. You could let simply copy/paste and duplicate it, let it roll on for longer and easily increase the length of your track to 6 min. Remember we haven't heard the track before ....

Very good work!

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I am a massive techno fan and frequent most of the awakenings and drumcode events. Your track is very, very cool but the drums are not constant enough. You have the rhythmical hypnotic sound going on perfectly, just modulate the lead and other parts of the song but leave the drum in for people to do the standing march to.

Very good work.
Agreed. And in doing so make the track longer. 5 - 6 minutes. Just let those drum sections marinate.
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:39 AM   #15
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I am a massive techno fan and frequent most of the awakenings and drumcode events. Your track is very, very cool but the drums are not constant enough. You have the rhythmical hypnotic sound going on perfectly, just modulate the lead and other parts of the song but leave the drum in for people to do the standing march to. Where you have high energy in the song is brilliant. You could let simply copy/paste and duplicate it, let it roll on for longer and easily increase the length of your track to 6 min. Remember we haven't heard the track before ....

Very good work!
Totally know what your you mean, and the lack of consistent dance-able drums was one of my concerns when I listened to it after a day break from sessions.

It kinda kills me, because the kinda events you mentioned are like my dream audience, and my whole live performances career up to now has been impatient American young adults. These yuppies want transitions and drops all the time, and will clear the floor if you play out a 64 measure chorus or build track. That whole mindset has been imprinted in my production, so all my song structure is truncated. I mentioned this in thread about techno a wile back.

The plan (I think) is to build up the kinda hypnotic Driving Forces style hat and percussion force and carry it through the bridges rather than clearing the drums.

IDK if I can get it to 6 mins and maintain the energy, but I'll listen to some tracks that make it work and see if I can give it the stretch.

Spot on advice man, really appreciate it.

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Re: [Techno / Tech House] Stereo Surgeon - Fog (Project Thread)

yeah, this is pretty cool sounding so far and could turn into something great!

have you tried this with a slightly boomier kick, and crank up the reverb on it a bit... dunno why, just a suggestion, could be awful :O

just for some reason that lead just screams a booming reverby kick + some warehouse vibes

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IDK if I can get it to 6 mins and maintain the energy, but I'll listen to some tracks that make it work and see if I can give it the stretch.
copy/paste? At least have a longer version if you reach out to European labels.

Like the other chap said fittingly "let it marinate" ....

Techno is about hypnosis and feeling. You don't really listen to techno with your ears on the dancefloor, rather, you feel it with your body! The rhythmical sound is there for your your brain to be entertained but once you are on the hypnotic march it matters little, as long as you have the drum pulsating through your guts. You have that right sound, just elongate it. :-)
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Totally know what your you mean, and the lack of consistent dance-able drums was one of my concerns when I listened to it after a day break from sessions.

It kinda kills me, because the kinda events you mentioned are like my dream audience, and my whole live performances career up to now has been impatient American young adults. These yuppies want transitions and drops all the time, and will clear the floor if you play out a 64 measure chorus or build track. That whole mindset has been imprinted in my production, so all my song structure is truncated. I mentioned this in thread about techno a wile back.
I'm part of that demographic of young American's and we are not all like that I promise! Although the overwhelming majority are and it sucks. Regardless, keep up the good work.
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Took a stab at a more appropriate intro, still not feeling it 100%, so proly gonna keep working on kick and bass.
Lots of work on this one, lots of banging my head against a wall with failed ideas.

But, reworked kick and added 2 new synths for the intro, one kinda rolling techno bass, and a large wider build bass.

LOTS of percussion added, still not quite happy with the drums, but it better.
Most percussion channels I've ever had on a project, so for sure new ground for me.

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Spent so many hours re-writing, re-patching, wracking my brain trying to make an intro that would work.

And I really didn't like the previous one at all, so I went a quite different route, and I think this one is gonna be the one. Really happy with the energy tension going on, and the driving bass layers are intense as fuck.



Also found an old ass photo from 1938 that just might be the future song art of the track

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