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#26 Auditor

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

I'm loving the melody on this! It seems random but consistently dark. I think that it might be a little to muddy in the middle, but that could also be the result of the $20 headphones that I'm listening on. I dig all the instrumentation and the varied sections. I like how "un-looped" it feels. Good stuff yet again!



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:52 AM

transsister v2:

i dig the pad sound and melody, very bittersweet. i think some of the retrigs are a bit OTT as others have said, but only a little.

burulyn:

again i like the melody and pads, though mix wise i'd put the pads up just a touch and the melody lower.

same again with the retrigs, they demand a lot of attention, especially the kick being retriggered so quickly and often. i prefer the drums in the later section where they feel a little more fine tuned.

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 12:23 PM

God, it's been a fucking crazy month. This past week I started finally getting around to mixing a pile of tracks I've been sitting on for a while. Hoping to compile a bit of a release by the end of summer. 

 

This one is a little outside my wheelhouse, but it was fun to make. More on the way~

 

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 04:14 PM

Melodies and bassline in particular are good, but the whole thing is a little loose for my taste. I think it could use work but that bassline is nice and complete feeling to me. Keep it up, hope you can get to your goal for a summer release of stuff :)



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 04:44 PM

I really like the 1st half but unfortunately it seems to get a bit lost for me after that? The melody, bass and counterpoint are all nicely done (although I'd use a bit more reverb but that's down to taste). Track develops nicely but then I'm not sure where it goes, not that it's bad but it lost direction maybe? 



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 05:33 PM

Thanks guys, I definitely agree that the second half kinda of runs out of steam. Still trying to figure out where I want it to go or if I should just lop off the last minute or so...

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 09:21 AM

another one from the pile, on the cheesy side so I hope you brought some crackers

 

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 09:36 AM

Really wicked squidge going on in these. Be cool to hear them a bit louder I take it this has got nothing on he master?



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 11:06 AM

Really wicked squidge going on in these. Be cool to hear them a bit louder I take it this has got nothing on he master?

 

Thanks for listening! Yeah I can totally see wanting the squidges louder. Haven't started the master yet, lol. 



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 01:41 PM

Nah, squidges are good, mix is good, I mean the whole thing louder. I had to turn up quite a bit to have a good listen.



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 02:28 PM

Nah, squidges are good, mix is good, I mean the whole thing louder. I had to turn up quite a bit to have a good listen.


Oh yeah once the rest of the tracks are mixed I'm going to master them all in the same session to bring em up. I'm currently rocking 6-8dB of headroom on these to leave room for compression on the masters.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:50 PM

more, a bit minimal

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:27 PM

transsister is fucking dope. those bass tones rattle my brain



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:55 AM

transsister is fucking dope. those bass tones rattle my brain

 

haha thanks, been meaning to do more with that arrangement, at least get it mixed a bit ... still feel like it could go further



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:08 AM

ms20 jams

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

album is almost done, just have to give my ears a break / listen to the mixes / then master. anyway here's one that didn't make the cut

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 04:12 PM

That's purty pretty man. I think the main synth could maybe be dirtied up a bit, but I like that kinda shit. Love the bells and such. 



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:02 AM

That's purty pretty man. I think the main synth could maybe be dirtied up a bit, but I like that kinda shit. Love the bells and such.


thank you! It does sound a little too clean doesn't it? I like grittiness too

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:38 AM

New album up, finally, and my first since 2009. Hope you like it.

https://ladalaika.ba...t-avenue-tracks

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 05:42 PM

Pong v1 is pretty cool man.Got this light and relaxed vibe.Spaced out in delay.Smooth.



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 08:51 PM

Pong v1 is pretty cool man.Got this light and relaxed vibe.Spaced out in delay.Smooth.


Thanks man! Definitely has that airiness going on... plenty more like it in my B-sides folder, ha...

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 10:35 PM

bought  :music:



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 10:37 PM

bought :music:


Thank you!!

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:12 AM

Hi...

 

So i quite like the drum sequencing in this... particularly in the second half of the track. I like the mangling stutters at the start but feel that there could be more variation in these after the first time it happens. i dig the melody and arrangement but would appreciate the lead a bit more if it was a bit warmer... some tape like overdrive or something like that (as cliched as that is). I also think some samples of field recordings somewhere, straight or DSP'd would add a bit of depth (but that is to my taste). Great little tune.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:36 PM

^ Thank you! Don't know how I missed your comment...

 

Anyway, back in the saddle, feels good to be making tracks again.

 

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