Not Worth It (Thirteen Swells)

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Like floating in a sea devoid of life...



I hate what you mentioned below when you can't find anything to fit without it clashing sonically with what you already have laid down. despite the track needing more. It's all an EQing thing but sometimes it just won't work.
Anyway, I like this piece. Particularly how it evolves and swirls. I also like the occassional subsonic movements in the piece. To me it has a real under water, otherworldy vibe to it.

treyhaur responds:

While I still do wish I could have added another element to this track, it does have a characteristic I find interesting. If you download and look at the waveform, you'll notice a peculiar pattern. I did not purposely line the parts up the way they fell (this track was essentially recorded live) but, I found it quite entertaining :)

Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the review!

Nice job

Good percussive-esque stuff in the background, like the metallic-sounding clashes.

Pretty droning, but not in a bad way- the song has a natural flow and rhythm that makes it pretty listenable. Perhaps you could have put a few (FEW) more varied instruments/synths/pads in there at some point, but I think this piece does fine as is.

treyhaur responds:

I spent about an hour trying to find another sound to work in there but I couldn't find anything that fit without overpowering or just completely clashing with the rest of the piece. Perhaps I gave up just a little too soon...

Thanks for the review!


Totally Ambient

Very chilled out and relaxed....and I do agree...this could use like one more heavily filtered synth on top of everything else....like...a good melody to kinda piece everything together. But what you have here, is a nice very ominous soundscape that....is the general definition of ambience. :)

As far as mixing...it seems like everything is in check.

...and I can totally dig this. But...just saying, you might want to have one more layer. In any case, good work man. Look forward to hearing more.

treyhaur responds:

Oh how I truly wish I could have found a melody for this. ut after trying for far longer than I wanted to, I ran out of creative steam and settled with what I had. I may work on this one a bit more but I'm going to just leave it alone for now.

Thanks for the review!


Oh, this feels!

Oh...Its so hypnosing.
Good. I like it very much. Sea or snow, night... Feelings.
Would be great for minecraft.:D

treyhaur responds:

Thanks for reviewing!

Not sure why you don't like it.

It's really great in my opinion. It's a bit mesmerizing; I think if i let it play a few times, and just staring at the visualizations until I passed out. Haha
I particularly like the really low background effects in the sub-range.

[TSR Audio]

treyhaur responds:

I guess I just felt like I could have put more elements into this track. But then again, I could just be my harshest critic....

Thanks for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed the track!


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3.94 / 5.00

Dec 11, 2010
12:23 AM EST
File Info
10.5 MB
4 min 35 sec

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