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Emanuel Harper

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so, this is a bit of an exercise in layering multiple melodies

there are three melodic patterns and two of them have an arpeggiating structure

I introduce each one separately, in sections, and then combine them

I wouldn't consider this a finished piece, but I wouldn't call it a WIP either, since I am not planning on working on it anymore

in any case...

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Never getting tired of this style!!! Especially this one!!!

I've seen your other work which is amazing and i respect that completely,but this....it blew me away!!! Its simply beyond expectations,but i'm going to be honest here, i don't see how the title of this song fits the song at all. It's great no lie but, that's what i'm mostly confused on that, is he an actual person you named after the song? But anyways keep up the good work and hopefully something greater in your life happens.

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Really great song. Somehow this is one of the best songs of yours in my opinion.....
Anyways, keep up the great work please!

Great structure, great pumping sound, great instruments, great everything! I deem it worthy of a full fledged 5 star rating. Very good! :)

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Something new and exciting every time. It can be quite difficult to pull off multiple layers of melody like this without having them all blend together into one big mess, but you seem to have pulled it off flawlessly. I'm not sure if it was the post-mastering which separated them or just very skillful timing during production, but excellent job nonetheless. Very powerful sounds and catchy melodies, definitely try more songs like this in the future.

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OcularNebula responds:


The two arpeggio-based melodies sync somewhat together in rhythm, so it's easy to make the simultaneous notes be harmonic intervals (sixths and thirds, primarily), while the disparate bits fill in the gaps between, and then I also EQ each synth accentuating a particular frequency and reducing the frequency that the other synth accentuates, creating room for each other. Of course, they're all still within what I would consider a "high" frequency range.

I want to address the fact that I don't have a discrete "mastering" or "post-mastering" step that I go through for my tracks, opting to instead set up each individual synth in reference to what I have completed of the track at that point (since I know what function I want a particular synth to fulfill), and then to fine-tune it as I add more elements to the track. It's always a better idea to get each synth to as functional a level as possible, so you don't HAVE to resort to tweaking the master channel, as that is always less precise. A lot of it is intuitive (or, I suppose, it becomes intuitive after a while).

I don't know if you produce music, but to anyone reading - I feel like it's important not to get pigeonholed into methods, concepts, and techniques that are, in essence, unnecessary, and while there are certainly clutch concepts in music production that you simply cannot do without, there is also a fair amount of fluff. Whatever works best for you in a way that actually enhances your tracks and makes you happy is the way you should go with.

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Credits & Info

4.52 / 5.00

Jul 27, 2012
9:46 PM EDT
File Info
3.8 MB
2 min 49 sec

Licensing Terms

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