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Bumpin'

By Anon_Buster on August 16, 2020 6:51 pm

Man, I'm not feeling it lately. Lately, I've been practicing guitar now that I have space for a frankenstein Fender and my  old main guitar, an Ibanez s520. I learned about changing up panning of instruments to increase effect in a chorus, so I moved around the drums a little bit to make the drums sound "wider" and the chorus more impactful. It sounds...different.

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August 17, 2020 12:54 am

I know what you mean about not feeling it recently. For me it's been about getting over a hump; I know what I want from the music I make but I also know I'm nowhere near close to that space, and the grind to get there can feel oppressive.

I think it's cool that you're trying out new stuff with your tracks, whether that's composition or in this case overall sound engineering. I don't think I've every asked before, but what's your general set up for creating music? Would love to hear about what you use to create your stuff.

August 17, 2020 1:11 am

Even if you're not feeling super inspired the energy is there and it's always fun to play with production. 

August 17, 2020 8:03 am

This music takes me back to megadrive beat-em-all games like Streets of Rage. I like the heavy bass on this chiptune. The drum part sounds like punches. smile

Good luck passing the feeling of being stuck. Just keep at it and it'll come back!

August 17, 2020 5:57 pm

This makes me feel like I'm in an early 90's arcade, spending all my quarters, and hogging the machine until the employees tell me enough is enough. Love the melodies.

August 17, 2020 6:06 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Even if you're not feeling super inspired the energy is there and it's always fun to play with production.

I hope that is something I will be able to hold onto. Writing music is easier, now that I'm familiar with the tools I use, but it still takes time and can feel like a burden when I don't feel it's a priority.

August 17, 2020 6:11 pm
Kedbreak136 wrote:

This music takes me back to megadrive beat-em-all games like Streets of Rage. I like the heavy bass on this chiptune. The drum part sounds like punches. smile

Good luck passing the feeling of being stuck. Just keep at it and it'll come back!

The SEM was a great tool for this track. I wanted to use sounds that were chippier than usual, and this reminded me of TMNT for the NES, when you're heading to the world where the Technodrome resides. I may have misremembered it, but I remembered feeling oppressed, because I sure as heck couldn't beat that game at the age of four and five.

danju wrote:

This makes me feel like I'm in an early 90's arcade, spending all my quarters, and hogging the machine until the employees tell me enough is enough. Love the melodies.


Haha. Yeah. I always remember there wasn't enough time in the arcade. Mom says we can go in. Two minutes later, in actuality it was really 10 quarters worth of play time, she's dragging us out with a broken joystick firmly grasped in our hands.

August 20, 2020 2:22 am

Other than the lead wandering a bit, it's not bad. The bass is badass, the strings are epic and the drums keep the pace well.

August 20, 2020 1:27 pm

That opening bassline is super catchy and badass all at once.  Excellent melodies throughout and the drums keep the pace going nicely.  Just remember it's easy to oversaturate our ears when working on these tracks.  When you get that time away finally from it you can come back and appreciate the cool music you've made smile  At least thats what I try to tell myself most weeks that I'm not feeling it.

August 31, 2020 12:26 am

Damn, the bass is fat as hell.  Love that sound.  Digging the stereo imaging you were messing around with.  Definitely an open, well panned mix.

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