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Cnidaria Seaway

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If you could deduce that I'm a big thalassophile, you're right ! The sea is where I'm happy, and where I get my dose of inspiration to last throughout the year.

I explored counter-melodies, completely dismissing background layers like pads and strings and opting for a "rhythm guitar" section played by an ARP 2600 on the right channel and a DX7-like VST on the left channel.

I went with a subtle flute synth for the melody as to not overshadow the slap bass, but to complement it.

The key change represents the ebbing flows, the rising tides and how they recede.

Hope you enjoy =]


Song key : C Minor

Song tempo : 120 BPM

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This is fun! Love the exploration of chords and odd melodies.

I did find it a little hard to follow, and my advice would be to work towards a stronger sense of direction in both writing and mixing.

Writing-wise, the song doesn't seem to move between states, e.g. loud/quiet, simple/complex, but kinda stays in a place of fun chaos. The chords also bounce around a little aimlessly. Once the drums started changing up in the second half I was really starting to get lost.

Mixing-wise, there's not really anything in front for us to focus on -- all the elements, especially the flute/keys and slap bass, are in the front competing for attention. If the flute is the main focus for a section, the slap bass can ride quieter in the back and still be fun.

Just my two cents -- and all those little issues come about because of the fun you're having and the interesting stuff you're exploring! Keep at it!

Burner98 responds:

Thank you very much for your comment, your criticism is much appreciated ! =]


Credits & Info


4.63 / 5.00

Sep 11, 2021
2:19 PM EDT
File Info
6.8 MB
2 min 59 sec
  • Cubase Pro
  • FL Studio 20

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