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Identity wash away


Author Comments

Identity wash away. (updated)

Has this seen the second phase of time.
It's gone.
My world was washed away.
Tumbled pieces of my world drifting on the sea.

Produced in Logic Pro using Roland Fantom x6, Roland SYX-3000 guitar pedal, numerous logic plug-in synth engines, custom tuned sampler synth engine (tuned by me), logic Pro plug-in compressors and not nearly enough mixing. All melodies were constructed from scratch, no pre-existing loops were used. All vocals were song and recorded by me (timbre pitched slightly up for highs, slightly down for lows, no auto tune), no 3rd party samples were used.

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* This is an official 2017 NGUAC review *

Mixing, mastering and production: It's such an intriguing mix. So artsy and original haha; it makes it hard to give feedback. I think the only bits I'll say is that the bass guitar at 2:16 sounded a little campy, a little too obviously a virtual one. Otherwise, neat stuff. It's an ambitious, eclectic and intensely creative mix. It just didn't blow me away from a technical perspective.

Composition: Again, super original, super creative. It just didn't strike me as the best piece of music. I interpret this as more of a wonderful sound experiment than a song, and so while I enjoy it a lot, I didn't find myself able to give high scores for musicality.

Apologies for the not-very-useful feedback, but go ahead and continue on your strange and magical journey!

Midnights-Ocean responds:

Yeah there's no replacement for a real bass guitar. I've never been satisfied with Logic's bass guitar plug-ins. I was pleased with the melody though. If I ever got a better plug-in, I'd probably swap it out or maybe some day I'll make a patch on my eurorack and try that. Tis the beauty of midi.

I'm not surprised the mix didn't blow you away. With so little time to work on it, it's basically still a rough mix as far as I'm concerned. Really makes me wish I still had access to a studio. Bet it would sound amazing through some nice tube compressors and mastering EQ. Oh well.

It's cool dude. This kind of music is basically just letting raw creativity take the wheel and that you recognized the creative value is plenty encouragement for me. I know this kind of stuff doesn't win competitions or get to top 40.

For me, the art side of things always grabs my focus more than the production side. Raw creative melodic value always impresses me more than production value. Maybe it's because I come from an engineering background. Polishing a tune is simple math in my mind. If you have the time and tools, it's just work. Nothing special to me. I understand your job is to look at both obviously.

Thanks for taking the time to write. I appreciate it. :)

Credits & Info

3.92 / 5.00

Jul 25, 2017
11:54 PM EDT
File Info
9.7 MB
6 min 44 sec

Licensing Terms

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