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Matthew Aaron
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:56 pm

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Untitled|Criticism Wanted|Synthwave

Howdy y'all!

Time to put another track through the grinder. I decided to take the sage-like advice of steevm and finish the basic composition first. So please keep in mind the following:

1. This track is very lightly mixed and not mastered. I will be asking for that advice later on. (edit: like now)
2. Might need to add more layers, unsure as of yet.
3. The track comes to an abrupt end because I will eventually fade out. (edit: fade out included)

Thanks in advance, please critique away!

Edit log:

Did some more mixing and added a multiband compressor to the master.
Added some lower notes and sub to add more depth.
Stereo panned a few instruments.

Edit log: 10/12/2017

Made a few minor changes. Took Cognetix's advice. Added an 808 under the light snare to give it a touch more punch and I added a touch more release to the sidechain as suggested by Johnny Nintendo. That however, is a balancing act, because too much release and the chord progression of the bassline is lost and it just becomes another generic pulsing bass like the bass in every 90's dance song ever made.

I'll do more later. I want to play Star Wars Battlefront and watch football.

Feel free to comment on mixing, I am certainly terrible at it.

Edit log: 10/18/2017

I really need to be more diligent with this track. Anyways, I spruced up the intro a little and that's all I got done. Not feeling too well today.

Edit log: 10/19/2017

I think I'm done. I really am finished with this track I need to move on. I might make a few changes if need be. Please let me know what you think. Especially mixing. I've tried to apply what I have learned from others. Anyways, here it is:

synthwave1.mp3
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Matthew Aaron
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:14 am

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Thanks, I appreciate that. Now do you think I s...




Cognetix
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:39 am

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Not bad. The echoy snare sounds fine. It's the ...

Matthew Aaron
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:50 pm

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Steevm, you are a man after my own heart. I f**...

Matthew Aaron
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:55 pm

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Cognetix wrote:Not bad. The echoy snare sounds ...


Matthew Aaron
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:51 pm

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steevm wrote:Matthew Aaron wrote:Steevm, you ar...
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steevm
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:29 pm

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Matthew Aaron wrote:It first went looking for a...
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Matthew Aaron
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:45 pm

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steevm wrote:One thing you can do (if you want ...

steevm
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:16 pm

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Matthew Aaron wrote:I find (and it is probably ...
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Matthew Aaron
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:23 pm

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Steevm, do you have a good arp that you use? I ...

steevm
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:49 pm

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You mean a preset? Harmor's Analog bass 2 prese...
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Matthew Aaron
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:39 pm

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steevm wrote:You mean a preset? Harmor's Analog...


Matthew Aaron
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:11 am

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I actually need to get out of the habit of usin...


Matthew Aaron
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:28 pm

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steevm wrote:Matthew Aaron wrote:Yeah. I don't ...

Matthew Aaron
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:49 pm

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steevm wrote: Not spotted a whole-tone-up-and-r...


Matthew Aaron
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:26 pm

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Gloomer wrote:great oldskool synthpop.. I liked...


Matthew Aaron
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:19 pm

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steevm wrote:Had another listen. Re the mix, a ...


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