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Cicade

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EDM / Drumstep influenced by the end of summer!

The echoing ring modulated song of cicadas fills the air. It's their call for us to enjoy the last few weeks of the season :D

This track was made from scratch within 2 weeks using FL Studio in celebration of NGADM's 10th anniversary.

I hope you enjoy!

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Production thoughts:

It was fun to make this! I learned a few things about getting around creative barriers, and it just really felt good to finish a track for the first time in years. It inspired me to consider finishing more of the WIPs I have laying around.

Interestingly, I'm fairly sure I've never placed the snare anywhere but on the 2nd and 4th beats. Strange, considering how often I beatbox the snare in all sorts of places!

Speaking of which, the basses during the drops were made with my voice (and chains of effects of course). I can't think of a more convenient noise generator than that!

Working time: 24 hours, 24 minutes
Plugins: 72 (8 Serum, 5 Sytrus, 2 Harmor)
Channels: 100 (lots of automation!)

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Doesn't sound like dubstep, but a good song nonetheless

Zanzlanz responds:

Thanks! :) Wouldn't say it's any of the given genres, so I close what similar producers default to as well.

Clever arrangement. I don't listen to Dubstep, but I can tell when something is put together well, and I mostly wanted to listen to my "opponents" music. You have my respect. Everything in between the typical drops that people enjoy is what I tend to like. This one is clever, and the mix sounds great.

Zanzlanz responds:

Hey thank you sir!

I was worried forcing melody into the drops would muddy the sound, but I knew people like you would be listening critically, so I risked a trickier mix in favor of that added emotion. So it's wonderful to hear you say the mixing was great. It reassures me that those decisions weren't damaging :)

THE DROP

Zanzlanz responds:

OH BOY IT SURE IS

(Thank you!)

That part at 0:58 when finally everything drops conveys a ton of emotions. Gives me some 'Faux Tales - Atlas' vibes here!

Zanzlanz responds:

YEAH I don't usually go that route with melodic sections with the drop, but I didn't want to throw away the potential for that type of emotion. It's cool of you to pick up on it, thanks!

Atlas is woah. Didn't expect the contrast there.

Just love it :)

Zanzlanz responds:

:D Thank youu!

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Zanzlanz
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Uploaded
Aug 12, 2019
6:25 PM EDT
Genre
Dubstep
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6.7 MB
2 min 55 sec
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  • FL Studio

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