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  1. Future Upbeat!
    Free Download as well as Creative Commons License. What this means: You have the right to distribute, display and perform my copyrighted work but only if you give me credit. You will be able to distribute, display and perform my work - and derivative works based upon it - (i.e. DJ set/Remix) but only for noncommercial purposes.

    https://soundcloud.com/helioscence/future-upbeat

    Melancholia

    Free Download as well as Creative Commons License.

    https://soundcloud.com/helioscence/melancholia

  2. My first audial exploration using the fully equipped Propellerhead Software Reason 9.5 as well as my precious KORG Monologue synthesizer. A mixture of abrasive, sharp sounds and smooth, wide samples from user18081971. If you can name any of the user18081971 samples used in this track you are more than likely a massive Aphex Twin nerd like myself, and, I will also give you a free download of this track.. Best track I've yet to conceive in my own humble opinion. In terms of musical creativity and overall EQ, my previous catalogue of tracks simply don't measure up. A deceivingly simple and illusory element in this track is the placement of the snare off of the usual 2 & 4 by a single 16th note, giving that displacement feel to the rest of the musical voices present. Golden Leaves and Light.
     

     

  3. EQ and mix wise they sound decent. all the sounds are super dry but it works quite nicely with the minimalism.

     

    i'm not that into the repetitive note progression on Totality Different but the other synth parts are quite nice. i like the swelling synth towards the end

    Thanks for the feedback!

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    A couple of spontaneous compositions.

    Inspired after viewing the 2017 solar eclipse in southern Illinois here in the States, these tracks came to be almost overnight..

    Let me know what you think of the EQ in particular, I feel that's where I need the most help.

    https://soundcloud.com/helioscence/totality-different

    https://soundcloud.com/helioscence/gems

    Wow the production quality is incredible, sounds exactly like I'm sitting with my head next to an 808; wouldn't change anything, love the arrangement and extended chords, sounds are masterfully obfuscated for that now-you-hear-it-now-you-don't sensibility. Love the nice short length, leaves me wanting more!

     

    Thank you for your honest input! It is encouraging.

     

    Those keys are really lush and I love the super high pitched aliasing. Nice tight drum sequencing with enough variation to keep it interesting... it's really good

    Thank you for your kind words.

     

    Wicked, super tight sounding tracks. As an electro boy I really love the 808 patterns here <3

     

    Can't fault "Totally Different", it's fantastic! If we're digging for EQ problems, then perhaps the high end pop of the kick drum is too prominent, and could be dialled back with less compression, or taking out some of the high end. But really, you're bang on with this, keep it up!

     

    With "Gems", another great track but perhaps too similar to the first one... like that bass sound seems identical to the one in the previous track! It's cool to have a sound, but you can't be repeating the same tricks :wink:

     

    Top notch productions though. This stuff reminds me of CiM a bit :smile:

    Thank you for your constructive criticism, I consider myself a student and understand that many wise souls lurk these channels, so I really appreciate your feedback.

  5. https://soundcloud.com/helioscence/korg-monologue-reason-95-first-jam

    The first analogue synthesizer I've ever purchased was a Korg Monologue. I am infantile in my understanding of MIDI but am voracious for learning. This was my first successful MIDI to DAW dance jam! Using hardware can be so freeing and tactile, a very beautiful creative process indeed. That being said I hope you enjoy my first experiment using Analogue as well as digital musical electronic audio machines.

  6. Inspiration strikes at surprising moments, when the light bulb flashes, the rest is history. Listen for the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) samples embedded in this tune.

    https://soundcloud.com/helioscence/ashland-orange-line

     

    Countless, countless hours spent crafting this track. The creation of this track was a mixture of pitfalls requiring tedious compositional revisions to harmonious, inconceivable synchronicities. Even now I feel there was never a real sense of resolve with this piece, at some point I just had to stop and let it go...

    "YEEAAASSSS!!!!!"

    https://soundcloud.com/helioscence/maxi-and-deacon-featuring-pickles

     

    Draws heavily from my "Ashland Orange Line" track, using similar drum-kit, pads and home-made fluorescent light samples. Was overall happy with the compression and equalization effects carrying this tune. Still learning.

    https://soundcloud.com/helioscence/smile

     

    All original tracks above created using Reason8 Essentials strictly.

     

    Squarepusher & Project [Remix]

    https://youtu.be/X4fW3Wd8zvo

     

    Just beginning to DJ using free software MIXXX.

     

  7. Just listened to both versions in a row and there are definite improvements in ver 2. Rhythmically the drums are more interesting to listen to in a loop. Also waiting to introduce the hats/ride gives the track more of a peak. I really like the distortion happening in the voices/snare and feel it's a great part of the tracks identity.

  8. https://soundcloud.com/helioscence/star-flower

     

    A spontaneous dance track spawned of unfinished remnants from friend Phyletic. The driving, positive vibe to this track makes it one of my personal favorites. Created first using the music production software GarageBand, then moving the composition into Reason8 Essentials to be fully expanded to completion. I hope this track encompasses something beautiful and moving for you, it has for me...

     

    Places where my art and music live virtually:
    Official Website: Helioscence.com
    Instagram & Twitter: @Helioscence
    Facebook.com/Helioscence
    Updated Art Print Shop: Etsy.com/Shop/Helioscence

     

    Image thumbnail Artwork by Paul Mezinskas
    View the piece in it's entirety: helioscence.com/visions/

     

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