I\'m wondering if I should change up my sound, I mean with my \"electronic\" stuff... I\'m
wondering if you guys think I should make my \'electronic\' stuff more commercial sounding.
But the thing is, I tend to be bored by the typical \'techno\' sound that seems to be the \'in thing\' for \'electronic\' pieces in film/tv etc.
I dunno just thinking in regards to what my next moves are?
Anyway, please check these out if you feel like it.... thanks! (As always I don\'t mind harsh
criticism... honesty is best in my book)
Good stuff. I really like the sounds and dark kind of gothic vibe. Just some initial reactions - who am I to critique anything anyway, I just saw that nobody else had posted so here\'s my 2 cents....
It\'s hard to comment on a piece of music when you don\'t really know what type of scene it\'s for. I would say your stuff has a cool almost European sound. Sounds like a dub or electronica artist - if you had a breathy female vocal over some of it I can hear some good songs. With that regard, some of the drum stuff sounds very \'song\' oriented, maybe some percussion or odd-time signatures, or accents would make it more \'score\'-like.
I would try some key changes. Sometimes you get going on a vibe and it\'s cool, but at some point it needs to change key to surprise you, or to go with the picture - not just like a bridge in a song, but maybe going somewhere totally different.
Also, you can still weave a little more melody in there more prominently I think. Overall, I would say it\'s very organic electronic - I don\'t hear the typical synth pads or arpeggio things that everyone uses. So, for what its worth, I think you\'re on to something very cool...
Liked it overall...(Matrix was nice demo of some familiar sounds to me ;-)
The biggest area that you could improve is your mixes. Everything is pretty dense and not real focused sounding. I think you could improve by not relying on reverb to get \"bigness\"...the heavy reverb dates it a bit IMHO.
Ideas are good though....maybe try to never use a reverb unit for a month or two. That can teach you a lot about ambience and creating size in your mixes actually. Sometimes I will arbitrarily place a limitation on myself like that, in order to force myself into learning a new approach, and stop relying on the same old tricks I already know.
hope that\'s useful for you....keep going, it defintiely doesn\'t suck...far from it!
Thanks for the tips! Yeah I agree with a lot of your comments, especially the \"Good stuff\" comment. [just joking [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ]. But seriously, yes I think I need to focus on doing some of the things you suggested. Thanks for listening!
Thank you for the tips as well! Yeah, I just installed Atmosphere today (man, that was easy....
what\'s the catch? [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ) so I\'m very excited to use that now too. Very cool soft synth! I\'ll get the
others soon enough...
The funny thing is, I\'m about to buy a TC M-3000 [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] . I hear what you\'re saying though, I\'ll try that, that\'s a great tip. Thanks for listening!