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Dunhuang Blues

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made this track in renoise, starting to delve more into making slower, less mangled tracks. Oh, and I finally got to use the Minimoog V VST! *applause*

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The intro to the song is a nice build.

Then the song begins to get an industrial hip hop sound. The tune makes me think of someone roaming in their car blaring this loud with the bass turned up all the way.

The bass for the song in my opinion is a bit too loud for me to enjoy it.

The drums are good. The rhythm does not sound to me as if it clashes with anything. The ambient synth sounds like it is going from right to left and back which makes for a great atmosphere.

The slight use of reverse noise around 2:05 is nice. The minimoog I hear later into the song is pretty nice. I like how it gives the song a bit of electronic gaming joy to it.

Overall, very nicely done song.

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houzatosis responds:

Actually the minimoog v comes in at around 1:06, the synth at 2:05 is the ymVST, but I'm glad you liked it.


The Good:
-I like a lot of the ideas you have in this.
-Personally, I like the lack of lyrics - that's just a personal thing though, so don't take it as "don't put lyrics in".
-Nice effects! I like the one at the beginning and at about 0:24.
-No unwanted distortion that I can hear.
-I absolutely love the transition at 2:02-2:10.
-Drums are really tasty. Only one I didn't like was the kick.
-Outro's fine.

The Not-So-Good:
-Some transitions are a bit off, such as the intro and the one at 0:26.
-Mix starts getting a bit muddy at around... 1:20-ish.
-This is REALLY repetitive, I'd have liked a bit more variation and compositional work. As it is, the only actual variation is really at the beginning and end - after that, it's just switching a few different instruments and repeating the same melodies/chords with one good variation.
-Synth at 2:30. Ew.

Overall: There's not much more I can say about this - I liked the original synths in it and the mixing (generally), but there's not enough in this song for it to be just 2 minutes long, let alone 4.

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houzatosis responds:

Thank you for the response!

Yeah, I should have added at least a couple bars of variation to the melody. The song originally started off more industrial-electro sounding, which fit the intro well, but then it morphed into this track and I was never really sure whether to change it.

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Oct 25, 2012
12:08 AM EDT
File Info
9.8 MB
4 min 17 sec

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