Dreams {durn}

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Well, it's been a few weeks but I'm back! :)

I've been super busy learning Propellerheads' new software, Record, and how to get the most out of it. Ended up having to go out and buy a new computer just so I could use it. :P My shitty lil' laptop couldn't run the damn thing. Lol. :D

Anyways, I've been eagerly lapping up everything regarding Record and how to translate my Reason knowledge into Record and it's been quite succesful. It was a bit of a struggle at first as it just seemed like there was -so- much more to know, but I'm starting to get the hang of it.

I would -absolutely- recommend Record+Reason to anyone out there. If you just want to play or if you're a serious professional musician, this combo is superb.

As usual, please rate / review / enjoy!


Very Relaxing :3

I think overall it was very nicely done. It's one of those songs perfect for filling in time where your just like what can I listen to.

durn responds:

aye, I've always been a fan of what I call "homework trance". :) laid back stuff like chicane, good thinkin' music!

thanks for the review. :)

Going on my iPod

This is going on my iPod
And that's saying alot because my iPod is full!
I have to remove a song just to fit this in :D

durn responds:

w00t! :D I'm breaking into someone's VIPlaylist! :d Thanks for the love, wolfera! :)


To start out on my review, I'd like to mention that I have recently been starting to develop trance songs and hopefully I can aide myself, and others by giving advice that both I, and the artist who's music i review, information to profit from.
So hopefully I can give you a tip or two from this hefty review lol :).

First thing's first:

You have the basics down. I see that you have a nice intro, a breakdown / buildup, semi-climactic point, and somewhat of an outro.
If i were you, I would add some sort of atmospheric phase, or something to make the song sound "harmonic".
Trance is based upon emotion. When the song is started, the first few notes should reveal just a taste of the song's full emotion / key / overall harmonic sound.

I would make the kick more "punchy". All songs, and expecially trance should have a punchy kick. A punchy kick can be created by taking a normal kick sound, and playing with the EQ. Look on the internet, (I learned from YouTube), to find out how you can emphasize your kick to yours, and other's personal desire.

Overall, this is quite a good track. There are things that I as a different artist would change, but It's YOUR song. All I can do is give advice to you on how YOU can improve :).
I ask a small favour of you as well.
Could I get you to review some of my trance songs? Preferably "Trancendent"

Thanks !

durn responds:

Aye, I completely agree with your first point. Would've been neat if I'd lightly introduced the build riff during the intro. Could've easily done it too as I didn't use the main rising lead synth during the intro at all.

Second, half-agree. :) The kick had punch, what it was lacking was oomph (thanks bjra ;)). You're right that I could've eq'd it better, I didn't raise the lows enough to give it that pound. The compression I used gave it a nice knock and punch-through but I didn't balance the low-end of it well enough.

Thanks for the great critical review. :) I'll get listening to your track shortly!

Oh yeah. B-)

I'm rockin' to this tune! Keep up the great work, durn. (^_^)

durn responds:

:) Thanks doom! Will do, my man! :D

yeah !

awesome, its sounds very good, keep it coming !!

i like final part, anyway, i loved the song; electronic music forever =D !

durn responds:

:) w00t. Indeed! E-mu forever! Egads, I think we may've found the cure for emo!

thanks for the listen and the positive review, templario. :)

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4.42 / 5.00

Apr 21, 2010
10:52 AM EDT
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3.5 MB
3 min 48 sec

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