l'ennui de clarence

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by safety, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. safety

    safety double safety

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    one for a rainy day. minimal drums of course, layered pads, lots of lush sounds and a wicked sample from ghost dog. tried to make it a bit progressive by layering the different pads, to create lot's of atmosphere and emotion in the track. let me know if i was successful

    http://www.dnbshare.com/download/l_ennuideclarence.mp3.html
     
  2. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    get a soundcloud or a host that streams matey.
    dnbshare is so yesterday :D

    The intro worked well and once it got into it's stride its not short on atmosphere. :)

    One negative; the vocal sounds a little muddy in the mix.
    Overall, pretty nice and moody.
     
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    i got a page on reverb nation i just forget about it.

    what would you say i could do to the vocal? i guess i hear it how i want to hear it
     
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    eXyZe !ONGELEGEN!

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    the hats in the intro are too basic and kinda boring cuz its sounds like ticking, try a few different hats and sequence them in a way that they interact with eachother. The bass is way too loud imo, turn it down a bit. Not so fond of the kick, just my taste tho. Pads were nice tho!! Good job on those.
     
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    Yup. Enjoying this as well. Nice one man.
     
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    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    I meant the vocal is more of a mastering issue- ie: getting swamped by the other instruments.
     
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    kama benkama.net

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    tuned now.

    Just so you know, if a single sound is muddy, it's not a mastering issue, it's a mixing issue: You can't redefine the balance between different elements in mastering.

    but anyway, I'll comment as I listen:

    The intro is very quiet, would be hard to mix when you can't hear it proper from the booth control. Very nice arrangement tho, proper rainy day material as you said, big ups for that. I really like that more musical approach to drum and bass.

    The kick really drowns under the powerful sub mat. Maybe you could beef up the kick and sidechain the bass to it. I think you'd have enough room even without the sidechain tho as the tune is so airy.

    I also left wanting for some edge to the hihats, maybe just 1 hit per bar to give it some groove. Same thing with the vocal, I can't really make out what it is. Give it a boost at 1000Hz and maybe 2000Hz too and see where that leaves you.

    Would work pretty good as an intro to a LP if you leave it at the breakdown at 4 minutes. Cherish this one with that aim in mind I tell you.
     
  8. safety

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    great feedback guys, really appreciate it.