Nostalgia In Space (NG Cut)

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*This is an NG cut, which means the intro and ending drums have been cut off allowing this to go straight to the point. Also, the quality is lower because it is on 128kbps, while the radio cut is 192kbps and the original mix is 320kbps.*

After like 4 monthes since my last piece, I come back with another Progressive House track. This one allowed me to work on my mixing as well as my mastering, which I believe, still needs a little more work.

Nostalgia in Space is one of my more emotional tracks, focusing more on different progressions and atmosphere throughout the tune. This makes it differ from the song's counter-part, Feels Like Meh. Also, this track uses subtle hat programming without the use of loops, which I haven't done since Final Thought. Like all my productions, this track is done entirely within Propellerhead's Reason 4.

So on to track details and discoveries:
-I found out that it is better to manipulate drums on the NNXT sampler than just running it on ReDrum. Also, the drum samples sound better in quality when I use NNXT for some reason so I decided not to use ReDrum at all.
-I also improved how I layer my claps and snares, giving it a little more punch by sliding some of the samples right before the kick drum.
-I now use the SubTractor synth for my bass patches and I route it through a vocoder EQ because it sounds a lot more heavy as opposed to a regular EQ.
-All drum samples are layered, with no loops added.

Track Summary:
Time Spent - 7-9 days
Samples used - Xfer xfrscd01, Reason Sound Bank
Instruments used - Thor, Subtractor, NNXT Sampler
Influences - Dinka (Green Leaf), Adam K & Soha (Who Cares)
Programs Used - Propellerhead's Reason 4

Comments and reviews are VERY welcome!



aalright here we go..

now this isn't really my kind of music, and honestly i think you could have benefited from some bassy FX. some distorted square bass would have sounded nice under there, also. I think that main chime-ish dreamy bassy synth thing that you used was just a little bit thin. maybe double it up with a 5th note enhancer or something.....

how enjoyable do you find this yourself, on a scale of 1-10?

BrokenCrossfader responds:

On a scale of 1-10 of my satisfaction of this tracks is equal to the score you gave me on this one, which is about an 8/10. I'm never completely satisfied with some of my work because there is always something I find out later that should have been done before to improve it.

About the distorted square bass, it isn't a bad idea, but it would contradict my lead and throw off the frequencies so I filtered the bass to be a little more subtle while still having a presence in the mix. Plus distortion is something I save for my Electro House work.

I agree with what you mentioned on the chime being a little thin. I was trying to go for something not completely up-front to maintain the atmosphere, but I regret not adding a 4th or a 7th note to it.

I'm satisfied that you took the time to listen.


Very nice!

This song is so easy on the ears, like the rest of your music. I love it. You're 2/2 on reviews and downloads now :D. Is there any way I can get my ears to hear the original mix? I tend to love drum intros and endings. Keep up the awesome work man.

Love it!!

I fell in love with it after listening to 1 minute of it! I guess I'll be the first to download it!! I like that it keeps my attention throughout the entire track. I honestly can't think of anything that needs to be improved- Keep it up!!

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Credits & Info

4.38 / 5.00

Aug 12, 2009
4:56 PM EDT
File Info
6.1 MB
6 min 41 sec

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