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Tricks

By Avarine on January 13, 2018 11:03 pm


I tracked most of this a week ago, and then had a busy week hosting my sister from out of town. So it's not as finished as I'd like it to be. I have a strong suspicion I will be feeling the same way about most or all of my uploads...

I decided to try for a straight up dance tune. I listen to a fair bit of techno/house but have never tried to emulate the style before now. It was a lot more fun than I anticipated.

After I dropped it into Landr for mastering, I had to go straight back in and EQ it again. It still could do with a lot more tweaking. As an acoustic musician, I've never had to trouble myself much with sound tech. There's so much to do and learn.

Tools: Ableton Live with various software synths and Roland Gaia.

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January 15, 2018 1:42 am

I wonder what it would sound like without any of the drums.

January 15, 2018 12:38 pm

Wow. Deep.  I always have dug the Roland Gaia for it's sounds

January 15, 2018 5:14 pm

That arp totally makes it. Well recorded/mixed/mastered!

January 16, 2018 3:07 am

Fun track that makes me want to get up and move around.  Production sounds nice and crisp to my ears, but I always feel like I have to tweak stuff after running it through LANDR, too.

January 16, 2018 8:17 am

reminds me of LFO in a positive way...great vibe!

January 18, 2018 10:57 am

Love the chords, the beefy kickdrum and the tight groove!

January 19, 2018 12:45 am

yiss yisss yisss nabbed

January 19, 2018 8:00 pm

Head bobbing! love the arp and that bass. I'm fairly new to electronic production as well after being acoustic musician, there really is so much to learn, a good lifelong journey!

January 21, 2018 1:35 pm

These arps + harmony + sound design are super crisp heart

January 21, 2018 4:40 pm

This arp is a silver divided into small pieces resembling chocolate candies.

January 21, 2018 9:31 pm

beautiful!

January 22, 2018 1:30 am

For a first try with dance tunes it ended up really well

January 22, 2018 1:38 am

I don't know if I'm allowed to teach any tips but now you should try more with arranging the piece, muting the kick, implementig fills once a few bars and do small build-ups to introduce new parts joining the drum-orchestra. I'm looking to follow your progress in next 50 weeks and hope to see more dance tunes.

January 22, 2018 9:05 am

Hmmm bass line held it down.
Like the dude said above, would like to see what this year has in store for you....

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