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Give me your opinion about my Music

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by randomblackguy, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. randomblackguy

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    Listening to it now and man its pretty nice.

    Im more of a rap guy and I dont even listen to music with no vocals but this is pretty good, I love the mood it sets.
     
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    Thanks man , happy to hear that .
     
  4. cmghoops32

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    This is nice bro, I like it!

    Good music for working

    Keep doing your thing!
     
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    1) Kick is as muddy and sloppy as they get. That shit needs serious eq as it's slobbering all over the mix.
    2) The bass is also muddy. I don't know if you have proper studio monitors or an oscilloscope but that shit will rip cones right off woofers.
    3) The mixing of the kick and bass is also sloppy. You simply can't throw a sub heavy kick and sub heavy bass together if you don't know what you're doing. Bring down the sub on both. Drop out all sub 60hz on the kick. Then side chain all sub 150hz on the bass. So when the kick hits, all sub 150 frequencies drop out allowing the kick to break through. Throw a compressor on the kick after the EQ and shorten the release. So that thing doesn't drag and slobber all over the mix in general. To be honest, if it was me I'd use a completely different kick. The sample in general is not very good.
    4) Layer your pads and throw them out to the sides of the stereo field. Clone the sound, pan 1 full left and the other full right then off set each a few ms. On top of that I'd throw a stereo imager and further widen the sound cause too many things are fighting for center right now.
    5) Learn stereo imaging in general. Way too much to get into but you're wasting a lot of headroom.
    6) Those percs, tamborines, hats, etc can use some transient shaping. They're not really cutting through the mix like they should.
    7) Learn how to use noise gates.
    8) The main pulsing sine synth is really thin. I'd clone that, throw some distortion / overdrive on the 2nd, detune, reverse phase, etc. Mix in like 75% of the original and 25% on the clone. Then run both through a short delay reverb. That will fatten up the sound. Be sure to cut out sub 100hz on both. Or just find a completely new sine with different characteristics and layer if over what you got.

    Overall it's just a very basic rookie sounding mix. Nothing people would wanna download and rehear. And if I sound like an ass I'm not. I've just been producing and sound engineering for 14 years. So I've heard thousands of tracks over the years from noobs, analyzed hundreds, and I may compliment 1-2 out of every 100 tracks I hear. Usually 90 just sound like shit, are over compressed, people throwing 100 izone ozotopes or sausage fatteners on their main. Pushing frequencies into the mid rather than removing and cleaning up sounds.

    That's 1 thing most noobs don't understand. Loud sounds aren't achieved by pushing "more" into the mix. You get loud, clean sounds by filling out an entire stereo field, making sure no 2 instruments overlap in the same spectrum, and when things are mixed and mastered properly they will sound loud at low volumes just due to good mixing. Loudness is all about dynamics and perception... not decibels.

    Good luck.

    -BB
     
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    Wow, thanks for your opinion . I am a beginner so i have a lot to learn
     
  7. Keyboarding

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    From a listener standpoint, not somebody who's ever created anything.. it could have an audience. I used to run an EDM website. Quit because I'm a DA.

    Your sounds are a bit "cheap" sounding though. It sounds like filler arcade music for a game on miniclips or something hahah. No offense, it's a good start.

    Mix things up, move the "end" to the beginning, keep playing around.

    It's consistent enough that it's not obnoxious or blatantly a beginner's piece. That was doble in the night btw.

    I mean take LSA for example. Maybe invest in some better plugins or find a way on better software. It's not "bad", but I mean you're not going to get much of an audience working with this. It just sounds like arcade music.

    I think it was Diplo made a tweet about how frustrating it was that he kept seeing producers use the same synths and how easy it was to find original material. Go on youtube, search around. It would be no different than learning about CPA and THEN setting up a site. Find material, and THEN make something cool.


    I'm doing my best to not sound like a dick. Really, you have potential.
     
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    Thanks for your honest words ! :)
     
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    Here, I was working on this today OP. I never link the sound clouds I use to promote and sell samples but this is an older account I never use.

    Keep in mind, out of every 10 tracks I make only 1 usually makes the cut. Then I use all my best tracks go on my main sound cloud and a site I use to sell samples and various other shit.

    This is NOT a good mix at all. I usually focus on writing first and throw in random samples then come back to clean up / replace sounds, eq, compress, pan, balance, etc. So this sounds very shitty right now but it will sound like proper trance when it's done.

    https://soundcloud.com/igitaledi/modeling-simon-patterson

    -BB
     
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    It honestly to me it sounds really repetitive for some reason and it doesn't seem to have the "it" to make me want to continue to listen to it for the full duration of the time.
     
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    Nice sound but i don't like trance music ,hihi :)
     
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    little bit same all time, but sounds nice
     
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    Hey Im trying the same thing as you dude so im still in the beginning like you i like your set but i didn't think much of a house set it is more like ambient and ye its good for starters but you need to work on it more to fill out the spaces play around with your set mix things up add some more sounds and samples!
    Here is my sound cloud so you can check it out i hope you like it /interfaceofpower
    PS: i cant post linsk yet so here is my soundcloud name... And its Instrumental Rap Hip Hop Beats Im hoping to sell them in future!
     
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    I dont like this genre, but as a composition its ok. You need to learn about mastering though. When you do, you'll see that after mixing your track the sound will be very different.

    Good luck.

    PS. Let me know if you need an invitation to Audionews tracker. A lot of VST's, samples and tuts in there.
     
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    As other member said its repetitive. For beginners is not to bad you just need to practice.
    Music is like writing a book you need to have a beginning, plot and ending to make a successful song.
     
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    I'd like to add 3 more tips.

    1) Keep a folder full of reference tracks from artists and songs you like best. Then try to model what the pro's are doing. Your music will rarely ever sound as good as the pros but you can definitely get close if you practice for years.

    2) You absolutely need to learn how to program at least 1 decent synth. And pick something simple like sylenth or v-station.... not FM8 lol. All noobs are completely dependent on presets and this is why most their music sounds so lifeless and unoriginal. Amateurs learn a bit of programming and how to layer presets. Pro's know how to program synths. It's 1 thing to have a huge library of vsts, samples, hardware and presets... but the real "magic" doesn't happen till you learn how to use all these tools.

    3) Learn how to BOUNCE audio! Seriously. If there's 1 thing Skrillex or Simon Patterson can do its bounce their audio. It's why their tracks sound so damn original. 30 years ago everyone was bouncing their audio. And the second I figure out what key I'm writing in I usually take out massive or some other synth and start bouncing samples as I tweak the shit out of them. I usually do it 20-30 times for a bunch of different samples. This way I have a library of pitch perfect, original sounds for a track before I even start it. And when it comes to mix the main beat, I'm not sampling from the same sample packs over and over. I don't have to pitch anything. Noobs tend to just grab samples straight from packs not even realizing what key 90% of the samples are in. Plus bouncing in general gives you access to a lot more sounds. If you have a sub bass that you're not changing, that you know will be in the finished product, bounce it and free up that CPU. Same rule applies to anything. Once you have that sub bass bounced down you can open a synth for a mid bass, bounce that too. Open another synth, layer over it, bounce that. It makes the mixing process soooo much more efficient and gives you full power over a mix (when done properly). All you gotta do is save a new project file everytime you bounce a set of sounds. So if you ever need to go back and edit you just open the previous version. It took me about 3 years just to get in the habit of bouncing but once I did my tracks changed literally overnight.
     
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    Sounds ok to me. I don't like the genre though it's kind of like upbeat elevator music :p

    You should make some progressive trance if you're into electronic music.
     
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