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Blue Vorpal

By Anon_Buster on June 19, 2020 11:01 pm

This week's track is another song designed with a vgm soundtrack in mind. I wanted something that was more upbeat and energetic. I struggle to find energy outside of choruses where I throw in a mash of sounds. I think this worked better. Knowing what sounds to make for a song is becoming easier, and is making mixing easier, as the sounds compliment each other's sounds well without muddying the frequency range. Also, I learned that having less sounds let me push this track harder and louder when it came to compressing and limiting this track.

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June 22, 2020 1:26 am

This is pretty bad ass! Punchy as all hell. You definitely hit the higher energy level!

June 22, 2020 1:29 am

Really love the main melody of this track. It's totally going to be stuck in my head all day. Also love the way you're starting with the image of a soundtrack recently; seems to be bringing out a lot of interesting structural ideas while keeping the tracks really tight and concise.

June 22, 2020 1:03 pm
NWSPR wrote:

This is pretty bad ass! Punchy as all hell. You definitely hit the higher energy level!


Thanks! I spent so much time reworking it and only have 4 distinct sections. Every time I learn something, I spent hours on little parts but have less product, but the tools I'm gaining are worth it.


hent03 wrote:

Really love the main melody of this track. It's totally going to be stuck in my head all day. Also love the way you're starting with the image of a soundtrack recently; seems to be bringing out a lot of interesting structural ideas while keeping the tracks really tight and concise.


Melodies are something I'm trying to pay attention to even more. I find my initial drafts are always repetitive or use weird intervals. I'm glad this one was catchy. The idea of having a purpose for the tracks, that being for soundtracks, helped me focus what I needed to do. My projects were getting too long without purpose. Now, I can focus more on what needs to exist in the track, and what is unnecessary. It's like being a C.S. Lewis or a Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time series) in the fantasy world of writing.

June 24, 2020 9:40 am

You're crushing it. You're never going to be perfect, because no one is. I'd say you've reached  good enough a bit back.

July 1, 2020 7:22 pm

Love the bassline progression the instant it's introduced.  Really cool synth lines and awesome beat buildup into the main chorus.  Had my head bobbin the whole way!

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