The Typhon System

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First song of 2014!

It has been too long since I last made something but the ideas just haven't been coming and when they have been coming they just haven't been good enough. So I decided as a new years resolution to try and not be too cynical to the things I make and just try to push on to their completion.

I recently got a hold of reason 7 (which was a much needed upgrade) and decided to play around with the new devices. I wanted to make something purely electronic without the use of classical instruments or anything. I noticed most of my recent tracks have some form of classical instrumentation and I wanted to avoid that this time around.

So here it is! I apologise if it seems a little shaky, I'm still getting used to the new things in reason 7 and this isn't a style I do often. Enjoy!

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Oboy, it's shaky YES IT IS!! Which probably raised my rating by 2 stars. It's shaky, hyperactive, it has stuff going on, and it is NOT CALM. I LIKE THAT. A LOT. It's like all my favorite genres: Dubsteb and Electronic. It kind of sounds like a combo of WaterFlame and Skrillex. Result: BEST SONG TO EVER WALK THE EARTH.

Great Job, and Happy New Year!

DuttonsaysHi responds:

Thank you! I'm really glad you like it! I do try to stir it up when it comes to stuff like this to try and keep it from getting too repetitive, So I'm glad you picked up on that!

Thanks again and happy new year to you too!

As you said, this is a great change to some of your current stuff. Both your electronic songs and your orchestral songs have their charms. I think this is better than some of your more recent stuff, actually.

I think the composition and soundwrangling you did here was extremely skilled. With a song of over four minutes, I'd expect tons of repetition, but you didn't do that much (at least, from what I noticed). Basically, even if it didn't, it sounds like tons of work was put into it, which is what really counts.

There is just one thing that kept me from giving you a perfect score. That sound at 0:48. Oh god. It was okay when used sparsely before that, but it just became too overbearing at 0:48. And there was some more. And then some more. AND A WHOLE LOT MORE AFTER THAT. Some might like it, but for me, that sound was just... agh. If I were you, I'd either make it appear less often throughout the song or make it a lot quieter. Sorry, but that's just the way I feel about it. It's like the musical equivalent of that feeling you may get when you rub a wet balloon or scratch a chalkboard.

Anyways, it was a great start to 2014. Really amazing in almost every way, except for one. Keep giving out quality like this and 2014's going to be a great year.

DuttonsaysHi responds:

Hey thanks for the critique man! I really appreciate it! I'm really happy you feel it's some of my better work since I don't dwell on this style much.

About your criticism, I totally get that and I pretty much agree. It's my least favourite part of the song but it was really hard to work around. I wanted to create a series of aggressive basses and synths to keep the sound crunchy and grinding. However that particular synth has such a high tone that it's going to sound screechy no matter how low the note, and when I removed it repetition became the main issue. I tired many substitutes but they just didn't fit as well. I mean that 0.48 section is the only place it's dominant so I hope it isn't too much of an issue, but yeah I probably should have just used it for breaks and transitions.

Anyway, thanks again man! I'll try to avoid stuff like that in the future! :D

Loved this, sounds like it could be used for a space theme!

I know nothing about critiquing music sorry.

DuttonsaysHi responds:

Hey man don't worry about it! I appreciate the praise so thank you ^^.

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Jan 2, 2014
9:22 PM EST
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10.2 MB
4 min 28 sec

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