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-Badlands-

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A weird Fm/Techno track at last!

Picturing some Badlands and taking inspiration from old movies.
Gosh this took me weeks to finish, and im not so happy with the result. But well, this is it.

Enjoy :D

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This is great, Predator!! Even though you might be unhappy with the results, there's a lot you should be proud of in this track, especially to do with sound design and the amount of little details you've placed here and there. The bit at 2:00 was rad and I really liked those bass sounds. The mix is super clean and tight.

If I had any criticisms...Hmm...It feels like *something* is missing and I'm not totally sure what it is. I like spacious mixes, but everything feels a little too dry. Everything's also quite in the foreground with nothing gluing it together in the background. Do you use much delay and reverb in your mixes? I can hear a tiny bit, but I'm not sure. I think what I'm sensing is that your mix is good, but it isn't very "deep" in that everything is right up front. I hope that makes sense and I'm keen to chat about it more if you like!

All that being said, you've done an amazing job here! Always impressed with your stuff and I'm glad to see you getting better with each song :)

PredatorMusic responds:

This made my day, thank you! Yeah, a lot of little stuff is implemented in this track, a lot of panning effects too. Haha that is what I was aiming for, the clean and tight sounds.

I definitely use a lot of reverb in my songs, specially in this one. Reverb? Nah, kind of hate the reverb imo. Or at least in this track.

I totally agree, something's missing here. Also, you liked 2:00?? That was the part i am not so happy about...

Again, thanks man. Glad that you like my stuff!

Daaamn this is awesome! Definitely has the theme down, feel like i’m in the badlands lol. Great work all around! =}

PredatorMusic responds:

Thank you! That was really the point, make an atmosphere hehe.

You will always hear your own music worse than everyone else, its natural. Still I think you did an awesome job here. I love the ominousness at the beginning and the drop keeps things simple without too much going on, its quite nice.

What I'm wondering though is where you spent most of your time on this one considering how much you spent on the whole project. (suspecting it might be working on the mix, this is a huge step up from prior work)

PredatorMusic responds:

Thanks man I appreciate it!

Yep, spent ages on the mix, lately im trying to make my own “atmospheres”, panning and tweaking the effects from the presets. Sometimes I work on my own presets!

And ofc, learning from my mistakes (what am i doing wrong in my old proyects), and doing all the suggestions the people tell me to do. Im making sure to improve my quality in every new song from now on. 2018 came with all the musical tactics for me :3

But, thanks again!

I love the Fm sound and the groove! What plugins did you use to get these awesome fm instruments? :o
And keep up the great work~!

PredatorMusic responds:

Thanks, I’ll try to keep up with the fm tracks!

Um, I used “BlueVST”, “Fmdrive”, “Massive”, and some samples.

I guess your best mix to date?
It does feel like it took weeks to finish. :]
The only thing I didn't like was that 2:00 onwards section. (that intro synth felt kinda weird)
Some parts are really quite cool, but I guess it's just my personal taste towards dubstepish sounds.
Anyways.
Well done! :]

PredatorMusic responds:

Thank you!! The weeks seemed like years, it was horrible :(

I didn’t liked that part either, I may change it soon thanks

Yeah, the mix in here is my fav to date.

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Score
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Uploaded
Mar 17, 2018
4:32 AM EDT
Genre
Techno
File Info
Song
5 MB
3 min 40 sec

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