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Happy new year to all, first of all! Wish you a fresh start if you need it and loads of success throughout 2012. This is the tune I've been working on for the last couple of days, wanted to hear any feedback, as usual. Hope you enjoy!
Yes, after a few listens I came to the conclusion you're probably referring to the sounds coming from one of the Diversion synths, which is a metallic, sparkly (poppy even ) and glitchy sound, it could also be the other glitch effect, which is a string instrument sample, pitched up by 48st. Both have some randomness to it, as one has added beat repeater, the other constantly changes as well. I guess glitches are supposed to be artifacts, aren't they? Do you think it sounds bad or it works for the track? I thought it works for it, but I can see how it can sound bad as well from a different point of view... Unless of course you are referring to something I haven't picked up at all...
Do you think it sounds bad or it works for the track? I thought it works for it, but I can see how it can sound bad as well from a different point of view... Unless of course you are referring to something I haven't picked up at all...
No - doesn't sound bad; and it's hardly noticeable. I can grab that particular section of audio and slow it down so that it's easier to point out if you still want be 100% we're listening to the same thing.
You're downright spot on! In the end of my tune you can hear the glitchy effect (which appears in a handful of places throughout the track) slowly getting back to normal (pitch down). I was initially going to do a remix of Enigma's track, but got nowhere so in the end just decided to use these notes in a creative way, so to speak... You got an A for paying attention!
This track starts off really strong, and then I lose interest after some time. The percussion sounds great and is particularly well done. I really like those sounds and glitches. I'd like to know how you did them. I thought the instrumentals were a little repetitive though, and the melody wasn't that interesting imo. Nonetheless, this track sounds very good. It's definitely along the lines of what I like to listen to and make.
I really dig the sounds in this. Plusses: the percussion is fat n punchy, the synths are spot on, nice subtle glitchy elements, the mix is great. But ultimately I feel like the composition needs a little work. Basically, the transitions are a little abrupt. No one part has much of a sense of leading to the next. It's just kinda like, 'oh here's this part now."
Thank you for this feedback, I'll have to agree on the arrangement criticism, I didn't spend much time making it sound 'pro' and that's pretty obvious. It's a problem - as I get close to something nice I stop thinking on how to improve it and rush it. But I'm working on that with every next track. The glitches are mostly made of high-pitched sounds - for example the 1st FX you hear in the very beginning is a percussion loop, reversed and then pitched up by 48st, then I added beat repeater and grain delay, then played around with settings. I used various loops like this and that makes the glitches various too I suppose. The main beat was duplicated and the second one has flanger and 'drum electrifier'. And then a lot of sampling for extra sounds and some of the synths, + Diversion as a main soft synth and Fabfilter Volcano 2 as a main filter.
I consider this tune to be a step ahead in terms of my mixing skills at the moment, but not in terms of actual sound design from scratch, as a lot was sampling and usage of default Ableton FX, but I sure had a lot of fun making it and next time I will focus on a better arrangement. It needs to make more sense. Had I spent a whole week on it instead of 2-3 days it'd be a different story... but continuing to work on a single track for more than a few days is still a hassle.
Anyways, hope this helps clarify some of your questions and thanks for your feedback .