New track 'Longing'

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New track 'Longing'

Post by davefk » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:10 pm

Hi All

Its been awhile since i've been here or even written anything new. Anyways, here's my latest creation it's a laid back mood track with no real melody.....

I would love your constructive feedback on the track, and is the sax too loud?

Thanks guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY-q27Q ... e=youtu.be

https://soundcloud.com/davlinste/longing
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Re: New track 'Longing'

Post by midimoose » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:34 pm

Hi Dave,

I really enjoyed this track-- smooth and calming. Yeah, maybe a little strong on the sax? The rest sounds good to me, I like the synth work. Thanks, Rick. 8)
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Re: New track 'Longing'

Post by davefk » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:03 pm

midimoose wrote:Hi Dave,

I really enjoyed this track-- smooth and calming. Yeah, maybe a little strong on the sax? The rest sounds good to me, I like the synth work. Thanks, Rick. 8)

Thanks for your feedback Rick, I am glad you enjoyed it. Yep, I think I will remaster the track with that sax lower.
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Re: New track 'Longing'

Post by Torton5 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:59 pm

That is really nice! You've definitely got a talent there, I liked the voice sound coming in.

Only one thing stood out for me regarding my personal taste. There was some form of distortion or lo fi effect on the bass/bass drum. Personally, I didn't like that, it got in the way of me enjoying the music.

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Post by thelifeofapanca » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:37 am

thank you! :)
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Re: New track 'Longing'

Post by elaw » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:34 am

That sounds great! It reminds me of Enigma a little.

I agree with the other poster about the sax... I'd reduce its volume just a little, and maybe EQ it to shift it a little from "bright" toward "warm" if that makes any sense.

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Re: New track 'Longing'

Post by Mark Bliss » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:46 am

Man, if so- very little.

Its a pretty darn good mix IMO.
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Re: New track 'Longing'

Post by freightgod » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:17 am

I enjoyed this a lot. Wouldn't change a thing...unless you feel like it!

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Re: New track 'Longing'

Post by sulblk27 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:29 pm

@elaw Wow! I thought I was the only person in the world that knew Enigma!
I like the smooth transitions of the flute--the background sounded like a bird which made for a nice fill in--voices and overall track is really nice.








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Re: New track 'Longing'

Post by AHornsby » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:54 am

If you are a sax aficionado then you might choose to let it be. Otherwise... just a hair. :lol: Good listening!

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Re: New track 'Longing'

Post by Mark Bliss » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:05 am

It pops out ever so slightly perhaps. 1 or 2 dB max would probably do it for me.
But its a matter of taste and when the suggestion is one instrument by amounts that small, your mix is pretty darn good!
I liked it, and yeah, I was thinking Enigma(ish) too.
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Re: New track 'Longing'

Post by davefk » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:42 pm

Torton5 wrote:That is really nice! You've definitely got a talent there, I liked the voice sound coming in.

Only one thing stood out for me regarding my personal taste. There was some form of distortion or lo fi effect on the bass/bass drum. Personally, I didn't like that, it got in the way of me enjoying the music.
Yes you hit the nail on the head there... I liked the drum loop, but I think the bass kick was distorted a little. I was hoping it would not show too much in the mix, but you have definitely got good ears... Thanks so much for listening.
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Post by davefk » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:43 pm

thelifeofapanca wrote:thank you! :)
No, thank you for listening:-)
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Post by davefk » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:46 pm

elaw wrote:That sounds great! It reminds me of Enigma a little.

I agree with the other poster about the sax... I'd reduce its volume just a little, and maybe EQ it to shift it a little from "bright" toward "warm" if that makes any sense.
Yes, it does make sense. I don't know why I let it go out with that sax so loud, but after listening a few times it sort of becomes not as loud as I first thought, but I agree, it could be warmer. Will re-mix it. Thanks for the suggestion and for taking time out to listen and give me feedback. Much appreciated.
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Post by davefk » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:47 pm

freightgod wrote:I enjoyed this a lot. Wouldn't change a thing...unless you feel like it!
Thank you very much for taking the time to listen to the track. Glad you enjoyed it :D
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