Sleepy World

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I was inspired to do this one for quite a while by the awesome music of a few games (some silent hill parts and Transistor). I didn´t imitate these soundtracks but I tried to catch that trip-hop feeling they use a lot and to capture it into a loop. I tried to keep this track quite straight actually. I´m not 100% sure of the ending, yet and I guess the mixing could have been done better at the distorted guitars part. So some tips here would be greatly appreciated ;)
So after the comment of Spadezer I turned down the bass a bit, but actually if I look at the waveform now bass and bassdrum are still too loud... And I already put it down by 5db... Gush the mix before must have been aweful. Try to fix this further at some other point...


I need to say, this is a nifty track but I feel like something needs to be said about the mixing in general. I feel like the low end is too hot. It sounds like the kick and the bass instruments are clipping and washing out the track. I suggest using a multiband compressor and playing around with the sound levels of the instruments past that point. You also mentioned in the description that you're not comfortable with the mixing in the guitars. I feel like they're simply to loud. Not too much, but just too loud and too noticeable.

That's all of the bashing that I have though. It sounds pretty cool otherwise. I love the atmosphere when you had the percussion stuff at 00:15.

Beautiful work otherwise.

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Azhthar responds:

Thx a lot! Glad you like it. It´s good that you speak about the problem with the bass because in the last time I had to mix with headphones which simply had no bass... So I guess in nearly all of my recent mixes there is to much bass... I´ll try to fix it because actually I got new mixing headphones 1 hour ago ;) Hope I have enough time to fix everything...

Beautiful tension in the intro. Drums @ :59 don't seem to mesh as well when first introduced, section after that (1:34-ish) is excellent.

The loop works well.

To clarify on that bit about the drums @ 59, they still felt like part of the piece, but whereas everything else weaves through itself, the drums at that point *and only at that point* felt a bit dissociated.

Solid 4.

Azhthar responds:

Thx a lot for the input! For the drums @59: Did you think they popped up too suddenly? Maybe it would be a good idea to start with an upbeat? Or did you feel they were misplaced at this part in general? Actually I liked the drums in that part ;)

I like the overall creepy feel it maintains throughout the whole set. It's very nice, yet somehow soothing albeit all the creepy factor.

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Azhthar responds:

Glad you like it! I often do a bit more creepy stuff and actually I tried to do a "non-creepy" track this time... Funny ;)

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4.86 / 5.00

Aug 31, 2014
4:48 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
6.7 MB
3 min 22 sec

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