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Just practicin' Soft techno...Let me know how it makes you feeeeeeel.


Needs moar bass.

I agree with the person beneath me. Right after the short kick buildup you could do something really grimy and bass-y. Seriously it is really good. Downloading all of your songs now for iPoddage.

Verrry nice

As the guy below me (as gay as that may sound) implied, what really shines about this track is the mastering - that thing that I'm not good at :) - and you show an excellent insight in placing lil' effects and details.

But I think this should have a meaner beat - bassier and gnawier, as a contrast with the ambient feel.

It still rules and deserves 5/5, but it could be, like, excellent. Hope I'm not being too cryptic.

I also would like to inappropriately ask you to listen to some more of my stuff, because you gave me two very detailed and helpful reviews and I want some goddamn fame 'round here. If I could persuade to review "Aeronaut", "Exit Moscow" and "Black Samurai waltz", I'd be very happy. I consider those my finest work at the moment and I'm eager to improve. Hope to hear from you, I'm off to listen to more of your songs now :)

LaymanLove responds:

Well said about the beat...there's always the remix. But I probably won't be doing it so, let your imagination run wild.

I'll be checkin out some of your stuff

Pretty Good

But you won't get away without some of my "music theory bitching".
Genre bitching.
Don't take it as any offense or anything (read the text with a friendly voice), but I'm pretty fed up with people who submit non-techno tracks into the techno section. If people submitted techno only into the techno section, there would be 500 tracks maximum.
You guessed it, this is not techno... It's more like a mix of jungle (which goes to the drums and bass section) and ambient trance (which DOES go to the ambient section).
This portal needs more genres, and genres that gives every track a home.
And genre moderation.

But the track dammit, I'm acting like I'm starting a damn forum thread.
The composing and arranging conquers 70% of the AP people.
The mixing and mastering put you over 80% of them.

The sound production and synth programming vastly n00bifies 98% of the AP producers...

Also, more automations n' shit than in certain of my tracks.

Tell me... Tell my what you use to create these. You might've said it before, but my memory is pretty fucked.

(Techno is music based on drums, inharmonic, smooth, repetive and very percussive (Trance nor jungle is a subgenre of techno (don't do it again (excuse me (it's still good (:D (Very good)))))))

Tome ^^

I love the beepy, arpy effect the last 2/4 before the bass chord pad comes in.

LaymanLove responds:

haha! I freakin love your reviews. I guess you're right, it ain't techno, but it isn't really ambient either. And there is definitely no arguing that there is a serious lack of genres to pick from. Take my newest song Mesmerized. You think I WANTED to throw that in Misc? Pshhhhhh. Oh well. Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed it.

Oh ya, for this track (and most of mine) I used a Korg Triton for the 'tekno organ bass' synth and all the drum tracks. Reason 3.0 (namely the malstrom synthesizer) for most of the leads and other synths, and I use Cubase SX to mix, master, edit, and automate. Whew...


it makes me feel like you should have finish it. but it was good

LaymanLove responds:

I hear ya, and I'm glad you liked it, but I figured there was no use in dragging it out. I might put some vocals in it if I feel so inclined

god damn

this is sweet. i think the drums are very well done, a steady beat sometimes takes away rather than adding to the song. hey layman, maybe you can teach me to use automation effects sometime?
hit me up at aim: fdillich
msn : franklind23@gmail.com

LaymanLove responds:

Ya dude, no prob. Haha, I want a screen shot of this- two songs on the techno front page?!...this should last, what, an hour tops? Thanks for the review man!

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3.93 / 5.00

Mar 8, 2006
11:01 PM EST
File Info
1.8 MB
2 min 0 sec

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