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moodcraft - Moodcraft

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Author Comments

Moodcraft is a house duo consisting of Jonathan Gjertsen (Buoy) and Morten Reinhard. This is the first thingy we managed to put together.


Hmm... It sounds cool, but there's a bit of a problem.

Good stuff:
-The sounds are awesome, I love the bass, too. Guessing Buoy did that.
-Rhythms are good. They keep some interest.
-The break from 1:08 to 1:25 is awesome.

Not-so-good-stuff-that-could-be-impro ved:
-There's just about no discernable change for the first 1:08. This really takes out almost all of my interest almost instantaneously. After 1:25, it just gets boring again, being pretty much the same only with a guitar solo over it.

Things I recommend:
Since your sounds are great, you need to work on the composition. While house music does generally have the constant pulse beat, it doesn't need that all the time. Having the beat be this constant, I see more in Trance or Dance music. Try varying the beat a little bit - you could add something on the off-beat, flip it and have the kick on the off-beat to mix it up a bit. Just a few ideas.

Another thing is similar - the baseline could use some variation. It's an awesome bassline, but holy crap, it never has any variation at all. Makes the song kind of "dead" to not have any variation in what seems to be the main feature and tune of the song.

After this - I'd also recommend changing up the 'feel' of the song a bit, giving it a bit more of a high and low. As it is - it's a flat line with one little blip in the middle.

This song is good, but it's dead - needs a lot more variation. I can't see that it has too much potential without reworking the base due to the problems I had mentioned.

Good luck in the future though, you have a nice solid base of sounds and mixing to spring from!


moodcraft responds:

Talk about repetition, you go on about the same thing for paragraphs ;) But I agree with all of that, of course it's not that serious a project though: we were 6 people when we made this (I and another guy was doing a kinda informal Reason course that ended up with me and Morten going on on our own). This was the first thing we did while I was teaching people a few tricks and we were really just starting to get our hands dirty. We spent maybe one session on it and I only submitted this to have something up. But thanks for the feedback sky :)
- Jonathan

Ambient house goes to a whole new level. When I saw the house label I was expecting heavy drum beats but not this at all. Very enjoyable work my friend.

moodcraft responds:

Cheers, glad you enjoyed it ND
- Jonathan

funkeeeeeyyyyy!!! ;D

moodcraft responds:

It is, isn't it ;)
- Jonathan

Not bad man! not bad at all for a first song :)

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moodcraft responds:

Cheers! Yeah we're pretty happy with how this one went, since I personally have very little experience with House (which this barely is tbh but we're coming up with some stuff) and Morten has little experience with it producing at all. If I could just get back to the studio where we have the song and tone down the shaker a bit it would be even nicer heh
- Jonathan

Sounds kinda old school to me, but I like it :)

Keep up the good work :)

moodcraft responds:

Yeah we were going for that I think, if I remember correctly Morten wanted a kinda funky disco bassline so I played it and we built the track around that. Thanks man!
- Jonathan

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Credits & Info


4.54 / 5.00

Apr 18, 2012
8:58 AM EDT
File Info
5.5 MB
2 min 25 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.