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Fansang
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2 new tunes I've finished

Postby Fansang » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:59 pm

I continue to be productive. Here's my latest 2 songs I've finished in Mixcraft.

Swan Song---https://youtu.be/K27I-kgBJR4

The Real Truth---https://youtu.be/6zQ6ERtaKSA

bigaquarium
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Re: 2 new tunes I've finished

Postby bigaquarium » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:05 pm

Evening,

Wow, very tight! Well done!

- N

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Ian Craig
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Re: 2 new tunes I've finished

Postby Ian Craig » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:14 am

Well recorded, well done.
Words on 'The Real Truth' are more positive than in 'Swan Song', which is a good thing as it is better to encourage rising out of mess than to appear to throw mess at others (yes, I know many people writing lyrics do that, but it does always look slightly reprehensible to me). Perhaps a more free (less tight) approach with the music might help take the edge off that a bit, just a thought. Anyway, keep at it. Interesting to listen to. :)
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M@rkus
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Re: 2 new tunes I've finished

Postby M@rkus » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:37 am

Well done!

What drums and bass guitar do you use? EZ drums and Rickenbacker?
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Re: 2 new tunes I've finished

Postby Fansang » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:35 am

Thanks chaps!

Ian Craig- I get what you mean about the lyrics. I feel like most of the stuff I've written as of late has a more positive vibe. With Swan Song I think that's just what came out at the time. Not exactly sure what your "more free, less tight" is getting at exactly though if you'd like to extrapolate on that please do :)

M@rkus- The drums on Swan Song are samples straight out of Mixcraft 8 sound library while The Real Truth uses MT Power Drum Kit, sort of a EZDrummer freeware. Very nice.
The bass guitar I use is a short scale Ibanez Mikro GSRM 20 because I'm a guitar player and a standard scale bass feels enormous to me ;) The amp plugin is the SHB-1 by Ignite Amps. Freeware as well :)

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Re: 2 new tunes I've finished

Postby Ian Craig » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:15 pm

Fansang wrote:Not exactly sure what your "more free, less tight" is getting at exactly though if you'd like to extrapolate on that please do :)


It's just that the tighter music is (less soloey, more straight forward) the more the words come to the fore and can seem to be overly-critical in tone. I'm guilty of it myself and rock music has traditionally relied in general on the appearance of solidity and roughness as a primary selling point (which is why politicians like using it at their rallies). It's a matter of taste in genre of course, but if the structure seems to depend upon the verses in an overly tight way, the whole thing can seem more aggressive or like a crusade of poisoned punches. I think loosening up the structure musically is all that I was suggesting. Anyway, good luck with it :)
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Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio Build 418 (64bit)
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2TB SSD etc, 40GB RAM,
Windows 10 Professional
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