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Chip Beat (Correct)

By Anon_Buster on September 20, 2020 4:11 pm

(Correct upload for last week's track) I apologize that I uploaded my work-in-progress track by accident. I'm going to start uploading a little more lesson-focused tracks that are aimed at learning new things as opposed to writing songs. I'm trying to explore acoustic sound use, mixing of acoustic sounds, and learning drum playing and patterns.


This week's track was the one from last week, where I explore mixing techniques, different parts that contribute to an atmosphere and stereo image for a fuller/wider track.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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September 21, 2020 3:09 am

Nice man, there's a lot of cool stuff going on in this one.  Love that little lead part that pops up at 1:20.

September 21, 2020 8:52 pm

Good use of space here man!

September 21, 2020 11:45 pm

I felt like the intro for this track is really stellar. Everything comes in at the right time and it feels good to be along for the ride. Out of curiosity, how do you feel like you did with your exploration of mixing? Did you feel like you got what you were aiming for?

September 22, 2020 3:08 pm
Chrisfoo wrote:

Nice man, there's a lot of cool stuff going on in this one.  Love that little lead part that pops up at 1:20.

danju wrote:

Good use of space here man!

Thank you for listening.

hent03 wrote:

I felt like the intro for this track is really stellar. Everything comes in at the right time and it feels good to be along for the ride. Out of curiosity, how do you feel like you did with your exploration of mixing? Did you feel like you got what you were aiming for?

Thanks! The mixing was up and down. I don't have the back-and-forth feeling where the ears feel movement between left and right.

Doubling one synth part worked out to give the sound a little more space. One sound went to the Left ear and another, with a modified EQ and effects, went to the right ear. The two sounds created the guitar doubling effect without making one ear feel it had too much highs or lows. I don't like lopsided mixes (why I have trouble listening to some orchestral music. Violins in my left ear playing a long notes while a cello plays in the right).

The mixing this week was a good lesson to find where I need to focus my learning. Mixing gives a lot of movement and space in a track that sound design can't. Mixing helps enhance the relationships between sounds. Sound design is still a focus for me, but I want to get back to looking at how playing with sounds in the mixer can liberate them. I'll call it the Led Zeppelin effect, taking the sounds up the Stairway to Heaven.

September 22, 2020 5:18 pm

Love the chippy sounds here! Keep uploading these lesson-focused tracks; it's cool to hear your explorations. smile

September 23, 2020 5:01 pm

great leads and melodies!

September 24, 2020 5:41 pm

I do miss the guitar from last week, but it's a smashing song either way.

September 24, 2020 6:23 pm

It does sound like there's a lot of space on this.  Nice exploration.

September 25, 2020 12:14 am

There is a lot of layering happening in this track and I feel it works well. An example would be the buildup from 1:22 followed by the drums adding and then leads in the back. I think it works pretty well for a composition that is rich and a lot of interesting details.

September 26, 2020 2:57 pm

Love the punchiness of the drums and the overall stereo mix of the instruments.  Really catchy melodies too.

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