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[SkiT] Tears Rolling Up

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I learned to sidechain and I noticed that it sounds great with House music so I did House music. I decided to add this to an EP. It'll include Night Bloom and this as well as a few other tracks I haven't made yet.

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Opening chords are a little chunky sounding. I would probably do some inversions.

Opening melody around 20 secs in is pretty interesting and develops nicely as we progress. I'm not sure really where we're going, but I like it. Wishing you had picked a different lead at 1:40 or waited a while before leading up to that progression. We've already heard a lot of it already. In fact, the short bridge after this section was much needed, or I was gonna get a little bored.

Key change around 2:49 was unexpected and sounds like a copy-pasta with some extra harmonics on your lead. It's not until 3:14 we get a more natural sound going.

I probably would have skipped on the piano around 3:20. It's also the same velocity throughout. It sounds a little more appropriate with the ritard at the outro.

EQ wise, this piece is VERY lo-mid heavy. I recommend doing some hipassing on those instruments which are not played solo, such as your lead, saws, etc., up to maybe somewhere like 200-250 Hz. These frequencies sound good solo but in an ensemble get in the way of your bass, forcing you to turn it up in the mix and thus blow it out of proportion. I even hi-pass my basses often at 30 Hz, using a multiband compressor to keep the low end tight.

Piano also is a bit too loud, and percussion sounds a bit dry. May try a tape saturator on your kick.

Lead at 1:48 is also kind of laying on top of the track and needs a bit of fizz to it, imo.

2:15, that synth is way too lo-mid heavy. I'd say it needs more breath to it -- 12k to 20k range, but most of the track could benefit from that. Part of it is really bass heavy mixing in general. Don't get me wrong, I love bass, but to much gives a track a muddy, muffled sound. That's what I'm hearing here with the exception of your snare and fizzier hats.

Still that melody is infectious. Great job on your writing. Clean up the execution a little more, and this track will be fire. Look forward to hearing more from you in the future!

This is pretty good. I actually liked the different parts and transitions a lot, though the same melody (which I liked a lot) got stale. This isn't so redundant as to warrant being that much shorter, but I think if you cropped out a decent amount you could get the audience to reach the end before getting a little bored.

DaMastrofSkiTsees responds:

The melody was influenced from my opinion on how repetitive House music is. But yeah I can see how it can bore the listener.

I really like the beginning of the song, but as the song goes on, it starts sounding quite repetetive and the transitions are preety weak. It also sounds too simplistic and sequence of parts is not really consistent. For me, it's not really bad, but it's not something special.

DaMastrofSkiTsees responds:

Okay. I purposely didn't come back to this comment until I improved somewhat since this track (I needed to wait until the novelty of the track died out in my head). With hindsight, I personally think the beginning is okay, but not special. I'll admit, the transitions are basic white noise. This was partially due to me not knowing how to make good transitions (I still don't), and I think the white noise is a good way to avoid risking having them sound over the top. The riser that I made in the track was cheesy at the time, but it kinda fit the vibe that the rest of the track has. The repetition was partially deliberate, but at the same time, I had no idea how to mix things up without shattering the conventions of House music. It might not be something special, but it was a huge leap forward compared to the track I made before this. Thanks for your input :^)

This is actually pretty cool! The part at 2:11 sounds a little distorted, but also like it was kinda meant to be that way, so I'm not sure how I feel about that one. I like the rock feel to this one a lot! Good work, dude.

DaMastrofSkiTsees responds:

Yeah that distortion is a bit over the top, but I kinda kept it as an accidental cool sound

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May 26, 2018
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