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Full Circle (unmastered)

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Still trying to balance the frequencies and volume on this one. See what you think of the melody and rhythmic construction thus far though.

We're almost at Thanksgiving -- made me think about last year and stuff, coming full circle, 100% harmless synths, the whole shebang. Also, I used a midi keyboard for the piano riffs on this one.

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Well, my main problem with this is the mixing, mastering and sound design.
Actually, some sounds are good, some are... well, not that good. Forget it.
There's really no formula on "How to design good sounds" ya know?

So, um, mixing? Like you said "Trying to balance frequencies and volume in this one". That's right!
In my opinion, both the kick and snare could use some compression. Something makes me dislike the hi-hat, it doesn't really fit.

The growls that start at 1:09 aren't amazing in any way either. Not terrible, but not great either.

And the mastering? Well, heres a simple solution: Multiband compressing! Don't overuse it tho.

Well, I liked the melodies tho. The plucked sounds and sawleads and whatever, you know what I'm talking about, sound pretty good too!

Overall: It's pretty good i'd say. Maybe I didn't even need to say some of these things... Probably just saying things that you already know...

richie5126 responds:

Everything helps, lol -- dubstep is new territory for me. It'd be great if you can add more on how I can improve the growls or even rewrite them (bringing out certain frequencies, changing freq sweep, show examples of some stuff I should try and match, etc), this one's basically a vocoded saw lead that I just ran with.

I'm not entirely familiar with multiband compressing but I'll read up on it. Big issue is the mugginess which I'm having trouble clearing up.

LUV DA HARMONY. No, seriously, it sounds... idk, its hard to describe. It just needs more bass...

richie5126 responds:

Most of my issues are with balancing the bass, lol -- it keeps overpowering everything else so I ended up lowering it a ton. Maybe my mids are too loud, idk I'll have to go back and change that. I'm not the greatest at this whole bass thing-- I'm a trance artist

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Nov 23, 2015
11:05 PM EST
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4.2 MB
6 min 4 sec

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