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Old 14-01-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

Was going for some haunting tech. Would like greatly to hear opinions. thanks for listening.

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Old 16-01-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

Some interesting ideas, but also some things I didn't like. My points of critique are mostly the slightly shifted clap/snare drum, I think it destroys the groove a bit to not have it tight with the kick. I also thing that some elements are not well balanced. This synth that already comes into the intro is a bit too loud with too much highs IMO, the sax could in turn be a bit louder and clearer.

Yet after all I really give you thumbs up, because it is a really unique sound and creates a nice atmosphere
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Old 16-01-2013, 11:48 PM   #3
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

pretty good track overall, I agree about the snare being a bit annoying.

Enjoyed the saxaphone part. Nice track overall!
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Old 17-01-2013, 01:59 AM   #4
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

I definitely liked it, but I think it could be mixed a little better to make all the parts stand out more, it seemed like some of the lines were buried under the rest of the track. The whole melody was nice though, and everything seemed to flow together pretty nicely, but I would just try and make it "pop" a little more, the track sounds like it should be a lot more prominent than it is
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

I think I'd get a snappier snare and a more powerful kick to the mix. Try also NY compression and working a bit with the levels on the mixdown, the synth solo line is drowning the bass too much at some moments imo.

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Old 17-01-2013, 11:35 PM   #6
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

Hey everyone thanks for the replies,

The whole track and stems are with a good friend and an excellent producer Dan Marshell (check him out) he's polishing it and mastering so I'm going to see how it turns out with this guy

Interesting comments about the snare placement, I did agonize wheather to go late or not

I lifted the kick straight off a track by etienne de crecy, left it untouched, the snare itself is from my jomox

Defo right about the louder high synths I expect dan to sort that out

In terms of the mix its by far the clearest I've ever managed but that says more for how poor the other mixes are, constantly trying to improve

Thanks for this feedback ill repost it when it's all finished, I've done a few edits since
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Old 17-01-2013, 11:43 PM   #7
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

I can go either way on the snare, it does give the track some character, but it can be distracting too. Maybe a little less of a nudge?

The mix was clean enough, but yeah, you could probably notch some space out of the various elements to get them to fit together a little better. Honestly though, it kind of fit with the loose vibe you've set up with the late snare, so I dunno.

The rest of it is pretty interesting indeed. Definitely unique and original. Quite nice actually.
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

Really like this but I'd have to agree about the snare
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Old 18-01-2013, 09:10 PM   #9
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

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Really like this but I'd have to agree about the snare
Thats cool, what exactly is it the sound or the placement, or both

just wanna take everything into consideration
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Old 18-01-2013, 09:25 PM   #10
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

The placement is too far off, maybe if you even just reduced the volume of the second one it might sit better
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Old 21-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #11
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

I agree with the placement of the snare.. it wouldnt really fit when transitioning into another track in a mix .
I think a short well placed clap would do the trick! overall tho nice track!
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Old 22-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #12
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

Thanks for the replies guys
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Old 22-01-2013, 09:39 AM   #13
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

Dig it ..
I agree it could be mixed better ..
I would like to hear more deeper bass
Haunting.. maybe in a halloween kind of way .. not ominous though.


pretty nice arrangement too
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Old 22-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #14
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

Haunting as in not happy latiny sounding tech house, was what I'm trying to get at there.

Believe me you wouldn't be asking for any more deep bass if you had ever heard anything I've ever tried to make with any more subbass, made a decision awhile ago I'm just never gonna work with it, I just can't tame it into anything I'm trying to make with it.

so ill leave well enough alone and my hair is starting to grow back
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Old 22-01-2013, 10:38 PM   #15
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

Yea, DAT SNARE needs to be changed. Other than that very good.
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Old 22-01-2013, 11:15 PM   #16
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

Snare-gate

Must stress I'd throw up another version with the few edits, I have already done and in mind and all, but its under the artful hands of a friend of mine. So that's why it remains as is for the mo.

Must say though this is great I've put the track on up on other sites and nothing but eearry silence. Fair play to everyone taking time out to listen and comment, I'm relatively new on here but expect my critical eye running rule over your tracks soon.
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Old 23-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #17
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

i have to say i quite like the snare.. it give the track a cool kinda loose almost jazzy feel??

as for the rest of the track, nice synths and i loved the inclusion of the sax..

i look forward to hearing the finished edit
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Old 23-01-2013, 12:54 PM   #18
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

Hi, I'm currently taking a quick listen through my laptop so the speakers are far from great, but everything seems to come through alright. I think a lot of things here are subjective opinions rather than essential. Of all the things I'd suggest is centering the snare.

[edit]After humming that synth to myself in the intro. The sharp apreggiated style one, it seemed quite familiar the pattern. Not that it's the same exactly, but I'm sure I've heard something like that in a demo song for some software like Reason before or something in the past.

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Old 24-01-2013, 12:03 AM   #19
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Re: What Was I Thinking [tech-house]

Yeah a lot of things are subjective no doubt, but defo willing to listen to any advice if not to change anything in this one.

Not sure about your reason song, i use ableton, and the sound is from my virus, and the apegiator is the virus' native one. But hey it's not the most complex pattern it could be similar to something else I'm sure.

I know I keep bleating on about the final edit being on the way and yet no sign, will defo post up onto thread and brace myself again

Only kidding, I'm delighted with all this feedback it's beyond what I expected. Thanks everyone

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