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Magnitude (NG Cut)

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Sup NG! Long time no post.

I started this track in August (2013) and finished it up in November or so. I sunk a total of about 45 hours into this one, and it's the first trance track I think I can be pretty proud of. I sent it off to a bunch of labels, but that didn't really yield any results. Best keep practicing , I guess! :)


Started: August 22nd at 23:15
Finished: November 29th, at 22:30-ish
Total time spent: 44 Hours, 44 Minutes
Full Track length: 8 minutes, 35 seconds
Mixer tracks used: 41
Effect plugin instances: 146
Samplers ("Sampler" / "Audio clip" / "Fruity Slicer"): 34
Synthesizers: 20
Automated parameters: 48

Anyway, I made this version to better suit NG's attention span, as the full version lasts for 8 minutes and 35 seconds, as you can see in those stats above.

If you're interested in that full version, it's up on my SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/cimylium/cimylium-magnitude-original

And on Bandcamp: http://cimylium.bandcamp.com/track/magnitude-original-mix


I like! uplifting indeed and its mixed quite nicely in the way that trance should be! would you mind giving me your feedback on my latest upload? =) take care and dont stop making music ever!

Long time no see!

It's good to hear from you again! A pretty solid trance track here, although as pointed out before it's a bit repetitive. Then again this is trance so I think it's okay, maybe I guess it depends on the audience type and where they're listening from. Hence radio cuts and all that. xD

Keep making music and don't stop! :D

~Phyrnna ^_^

Mich responds:

Hey there, likewise!

I think most of the relative repetitiveness may be due to the cutting I did; there were sections I couldn't truncate because there was slow automation going on (as mentioned below I just sliced up the master export), so those portions are relatively long.

I make music when I get around to it, don't think I'll ever come to a point where I'll say "I stop.".

Thanks for the review!

So the song starts off very promising. I hear a wicked bass going on, the kick is nice and clean, and the overall quality sounds great. Also, cheesy toms. That gets a nod of respect from me. But after the first 30 seconds, the song takes a bit of a dive. It sounded like you tried to put in a melody to keep it interesting, but it was buried under the beat and didn't really pull me in.

The transition from 2:18 to 2:21 was less than stellar. It reminded me of how filmmakers would put two movie reels together by pretty much just taping them, sometimes sacrificing a couple frames. From there is a nice big melody, but once again it falls victim to repetitiveness as it goes on for another whole minute before filtering out.

After listening to it for a second time, I think that the main problem this piece suffers from is that there is too much of too little. I understand this is trance, but a little variety goes a long way. If you really want to grab a labels attention, send them something that they won't forget.

Mich responds:

Thanks. People have mentioned that the cheesy toms remind them of System F (early Ferry Corsten) stuff, heh. In the full version that intro melody is part of a longer build.

You described there pretty much exactly what I did to make the NG cut; I literally just sliced up the master to remove some bits and pieces, shortening the entire track a great deal.

I'll definitely keep in mind I need more variety. With all the layers of crap going on, it's hard to focus on bringing in little tidbits of variety here and there. I mean, I tried, but clearly not in a properly distringuishable way.

I think it may help if you listen to the full version, as this cut is really hastily put together shortened version which may not really do it justice.

Thanks much for the review!

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4.29 / 5.00

Jan 12, 2014
12:34 PM EST
File Info
10.6 MB
4 min 39 sec

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