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Hypnogram

By Tone Matrix on January 31, 2016 8:32 pm

I just came across Nils Frahm's Spaces and saw his Boiler Room performance (which I highly recommend checking out on youtube).  The whole mood he creates just kind of influenced this slow dragging ambient track.  Thanks for the positive vibes, I really appreciate the feedback and I'm hoping to keep pushing forward. 

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February 1, 2016 12:30 am

Really beautiful track. Each week, you deliver, no doubt smile

I'm really curious about your creative process. Apart from the great melodic work and your skills in synth patching and sound design, I keep wondering how you manage to have such a clean sound and yet powerful low end in the mix. I always think my mixes lack your clarity.

Would love to talk production in detail, like those back-and-forth tips we share with Perplex On in '14.

Great to see you keep with it. Best for this week, man

February 1, 2016 2:46 am

+1 for interest in how on earth you mix your stuff.

underwater documentary anyone?

i remember you from wb12! you were always a big inspiration. i was looking through some of my tracks written around that time and found a bunch of unfinished ideas that were essentially just me trying to rip you off. big_smile

this is another really good piece! i really like your drum work especially.

February 1, 2016 7:22 am

really really cool track. reminds me of massive attack

February 1, 2016 12:06 pm

A delicately crafted mood with a cinematic quality. Well done!

February 2, 2016 12:51 am

February 2, 2016 9:24 pm

Lovin it per usual TM keep it up!

February 3, 2016 7:30 pm

Thanks guys I really appreciate your feedback. I don't really have a secret to how I mix or make stuff.  I really just go with whatever random preset or sound I come across that day. I don't actually do too much original sound design other than the occasional sound edit here and there to stay in sync with the project.  Ableton is the daw, but I use FM8 and my Access Virus C for most of the synth sounds.  I actually tend to think most of my stuff sounds a bit too muddy at times, so i guess it depends on personal preference smile  It's nice to hear you think the mix has clarity and such because most of the time I'm left scratching my head smile But all in all it's basically just me trying to put a few chords in order with a melody. (Lots of recycled chords and keys though) 
Most of the sounds I pick I guess tend to be in the low range and when I mix I personally try not to have too much high end in on the mix. Even though I complain about the muddiness at times I think I still lean that way more than having a really high end mix. I'm not sure this made much sense or shed any light on your question but it's really just a happy accident most of the time that i've yet to master smile  Thank you for listening i really do appreciate it!

laguna wrote:

Really beautiful track. Each week, you deliver, no doubt smile

I'm really curious about your creative process. Apart from the great melodic work and your skills in synth patching and sound design, I keep wondering how you manage to have such a clean sound and yet powerful low end in the mix. I always think my mixes lack your clarity.

Would love to talk production in detail, like those back-and-forth tips we share with Perplex On in '14.

Great to see you keep with it. Best for this week, man

johnfn wrote:

+1 for interest in how on earth you mix your stuff.

underwater documentary anyone?

i remember you from wb12! you were always a big inspiration. i was looking through some of my tracks written around that time and found a bunch of unfinished ideas that were essentially just me trying to rip you off. big_smile

this is another really good piece! i really like your drum work especially.

thricefoldedcloak wrote:

really really cool track. reminds me of massive attack

Nimble Cipher wrote:

A delicately crafted mood with a cinematic quality. Well done!

Ipaghost wrote:

donnyjankowski wrote:

Lovin it per usual TM keep it up!

February 4, 2016 2:59 am

One other thing, I definitely miss Perplex On's weekly stuff on here.
His tracks were a huge inspiration production wise for me.
In fact I use that drumbus often he shared with everyone back in 2014 just to add some gluey oomph.
I also tend to use the default Auto Filter from ableton on drum tracks and just fluctuate the filter a tiny bit here and there.
Oh and I love using the frequency shifter default and putting it on WIDE.  It changes from FINE to SPREAD and then bump that to about .05 or .08ish.
It depends on the sound you're using it for but it kind of spaces out the stereo feel of it and I believe kind of makes room for the other frequencies to move around.
It's easier to hear once you A/B the particular sound.  I hope that makes sense smile  any who thought i'd add that.  thanks again!

laguna wrote:

Really beautiful track. Each week, you deliver, no doubt smile

I'm really curious about your creative process. Apart from the great melodic work and your skills in synth patching and sound design, I keep wondering how you manage to have such a clean sound and yet powerful low end in the mix. I always think my mixes lack your clarity.

Would love to talk production in detail, like those back-and-forth tips we share with Perplex On in '14.

Great to see you keep with it. Best for this week, man

February 4, 2016 6:21 am

Gorgeous work, love the sounds and the atmosphere that all that low end and swelling sounds create. Fantastic job! smile

February 6, 2016 10:48 am

Dunno if this is too much to ask, but I'd love to see a screencast of how you work! I've learned a lot from them in the past. Either way, thanks for the tips so far!

February 7, 2016 10:07 pm

Beautiful piece!

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