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Linearity

By Chrisfoo on July 12, 2020 11:55 pm

This is another song off my last EP that I am rethinking and tweaking to put on my album that will be coming out in the near future.  Unfortunately this one didnt work out as well as the last song ("Observe") that I did this to a couple weeks back, but its getting there.  Fun fact:  About 90% of my time this week was spent trying to redesign the bass sound until I gave up today and changed it to the original sound, but EQ'ed differently. 

Big thanks to @saucey-dough for laying down the drums on this.  They really bring a shit-ton of energy, especially in the outro.  Really makes a big difference compared to the original track.

This is still very much in work right now, so sorry for the poor quality.  Still needs to be mixed and mastered, but here's where it's at so far.

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

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July 13, 2020 12:23 am

Sick track! Definitely EP worthy. Really liking the synths on this one, and the rhythm of the bass, and the piano dissonance, and that nasty vocal effect. The end of this song KILLS. Nice job on the drums, sauce!

July 13, 2020 1:21 am

It sounds good in its "raw" form.  The song itself is definitely there.  I like the synth sounds you're using on this. It's mellow but has a sweet tone.  Cool vocal effect towards the end.  Definitely keep that in the final mix, whatever it ends up being.

July 13, 2020 2:40 am

I love the electric pianos/rhodes, very cool. Nice song. Lots of things going on.

July 13, 2020 3:08 am

The saturation on those keys is perfect. Really nice track dude smile

July 13, 2020 5:18 am

+1 on the saturation. What’s in the background starting at 2:35? Really sweet vibe with this track.

July 13, 2020 9:11 am

I'm with Mission Crossing - there is some cool dissonance happening from 2:35 on - what was that? That was a pretty cool touch. Great Rhode lines, the bass sound is nice and good job on the synth lines. Also good singing there, and good usage of reverb on that track!

July 13, 2020 12:04 pm

Dammmmmnnnn the vocals at the end are some pro shit man. Killer track, would not mind hearing more like this.

July 13, 2020 11:26 pm

chill rhodes! Like the synth part at the end too

July 13, 2020 11:55 pm

July 14, 2020 11:02 am

Sooo nice, I love the vocal line. Instrumentation sounds great, looking forward to the final mix!

Chrisfoo wrote:

About 90% of my time this week was spent trying to redesign the bass sound until I gave up today and changed it to the original sound, but EQ'ed differently.

This is such a mood hahahah.

July 14, 2020 1:09 pm

Nice tune :> enjoyable listen. All the elements sound in their place. Unfortunately I can't hear the bass too well on mobile but the mix sounds great. Lyrics for this one by chance? Also small suggestion but have you played with like 50% mix or something on the gate vs the full volume cuts

July 14, 2020 7:21 pm

On second listen, I think I'd like to hear that last vocal part without the tremolo effect on the high notes? Take that with a grain of salt. I like the song

July 15, 2020 6:35 pm

Very nice, clean, vocal performance. Compared to the old one there's a lot more going on; I'm not sure if the vocals are suffering from it though. It could do with a slight boost.

July 16, 2020 12:33 am

Great song! Love how it builds. Yeah mix sounds pretty good, love the vocal, keys and the vocal effects in end as well.

July 16, 2020 10:51 pm

Another catchy submission from ya.  The rhodes has a nice vibe with the bass line that keeps ya nodding along.  The breakdown after the vocal stutter sounds great too.  Nice work!

July 17, 2020 9:59 pm

That vocal modulation! Perfect. The bass sounds nicely in the track. Even without being mixed and mastered, it has nice clarity. The instruments have great presence in here, which gives the track a clean, smooth feel.

July 19, 2020 4:08 am
mikememo wrote:

Sick track! Definitely EP worthy. Really liking the synths on this one, and the rhythm of the bass, and the piano dissonance, and that nasty vocal effect. The end of this song KILLS. Nice job on the drums, sauce!

CosmicCairns wrote:

It sounds good in its "raw" form.  The song itself is definitely there.  I like the synth sounds you're using on this. It's mellow but has a sweet tone.  Cool vocal effect towards the end.  Definitely keep that in the final mix, whatever it ends up being.

djippy wrote:

I love the electric pianos/rhodes, very cool. Nice song. Lots of things going on.

Sodabelly wrote:

The saturation on those keys is perfect. Really nice track dude smile

fetalface wrote:

chill rhodes! Like the synth part at the end too

Ipaghost wrote:

hieme wrote:

Sooo nice, I love the vocal line. Instrumentation sounds great, looking forward to the final mix!

Chrisfoo wrote:

About 90% of my time this week was spent trying to redesign the bass sound until I gave up today and changed it to the original sound, but EQ'ed differently.

This is such a mood hahahah.

miraclemiles wrote:

Great song! Love how it builds. Yeah mix sounds pretty good, love the vocal, keys and the vocal effects in end as well.

Tone Matrix wrote:

Another catchy submission from ya.  The rhodes has a nice vibe with the bass line that keeps ya nodding along.  The breakdown after the vocal stutter sounds great too.  Nice work!

Anon_Buster wrote:

That vocal modulation! Perfect. The bass sounds nicely in the track. Even without being mixed and mastered, it has nice clarity. The instruments have great presence in here, which gives the track a clean, smooth feel.

Thanks for listening!

July 19, 2020 4:16 am
Mission Crossing wrote:

+1 on the saturation. What’s in the background starting at 2:35? Really sweet vibe with this track.

Kedbreak136 wrote:

I'm with Mission Crossing - there is some cool dissonance happening from 2:35 on - what was that? That was a pretty cool touch. Great Rhode lines, the bass sound is nice and good job on the synth lines. Also good singing there, and good usage of reverb on that track!

Thanks guys.  That sound at 2:35 is actually a sound effect sample of thunder that was stretched and mangled beyond recognition on an old version of Adobe Audition when the stretch/shrink algorithm was so bad that it was good for making weird shit like that.  That sound clip has been in at least one other of my WB projects and I've got a bunch more like it that I hide in tracks periodically. 

July 19, 2020 4:26 am
Jokinen wrote:

Dammmmmnnnn the vocals at the end are some pro shit man. Killer track, would not mind hearing more like this.

Haha dude, its actually a lot less complicated then you'd think.  I just automated the depth and speed on a tremolo plugin to increase throughout the held notes.   

ngineer wrote:

Nice tune :> enjoyable listen. All the elements sound in their place. Unfortunately I can't hear the bass too well on mobile but the mix sounds great. Lyrics for this one by chance? Also small suggestion but have you played with like 50% mix or something on the gate vs the full volume cuts

Thanks man, and thanks for the feedback!  I'll have to throw some saturation on there to get the bass to pop out.  Did you want to see all the lyrics for this?  And for the gated part, thats not a bad idea!  I have it automated from o% to 100% right now but I was worried it sounds a bit much.  I will try to play with the level it peaks at though, thats a good call!

fetalface wrote:

On second listen, I think I'd like to hear that last vocal part without the tremolo effect on the high notes? Take that with a grain of salt. I like the song

Thanks for that feedback, I appreciate it!  Yeah, I was wondering if that was a bit much so I will play around with it a bit.  @ngineer suggested having it peak at like 50% depth so I will try and and see if its less distracting.

Devieus wrote:

Very nice, clean, vocal performance. Compared to the old one there's a lot more going on; I'm not sure if the vocals are suffering from it though. It could do with a slight boost.

Thanks man, thats a good call.  I will definitely bring up the vocals a bit in the final mix.

July 19, 2020 2:40 pm

Ahh lovely verby tune. Great work man. The bridge really got me, and that screechy, brassy sound that came in there is killer! Is that brass? or a synth? Really dig it.

July 19, 2020 11:54 pm

Great track! The electric pianos any synths sound awesome and all is blended together very well and cohesive. As always great vocals and guitars. Like the big, full ending and that vocal effect. Sweeet!

July 20, 2020 12:14 am
Simon Koehn wrote:

Ahh lovely verby tune. Great work man. The bridge really got me, and that screechy, brassy sound that came in there is killer! Is that brass? or a synth? Really dig it.

Thanks man, I appreciate it.  Yeah, that little lead part at the end is a synth.  That was made on my Argon8, but using actual brass there might be a pretty cool contrast.  That'll be something to consider when I'm finishing this up.

NWSPR wrote:

Great track! The electric pianos any synths sound awesome and all is blended together very well and cohesive. As always great vocals and guitars. Like the big, full ending and that vocal effect. Sweeet!

Thanks man, good to hear you liked it!

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