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By hent03 on May 9, 2020 4:09 am

I think of this track in some ways as an extension of the last one: more playing around with sounds, more stretching and transforming them, more diving into the arpeggiator, and a little playing around with the auto-transposer for a bridge section. I feel like I've gotten so much more confident and competent with the op-z step sequencer since the start of the year, and I really owe it to Weekly Beats. If you've ever listened to a track and said a kind word, I owe you a big thanks. smile

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May 11, 2020 12:35 am

It's definitely more developed. The lullaby with arp is nice and i like the string like synth layers below!

May 11, 2020 12:53 am

You mentioned you were working on distinguishing different parts. Your tracks are doing that more each week. Your introduction of different parts builds nicely. There is the point 1/3 of the way through, where I feel you could slam in some chords to take the buildup and make an energized section where you drop in some of your drum beats. Maybe my bias for music style. This is a nice track and shows your progress greatly. And nice job mixing; I didn't have to turn up the volume for your track the second week in a row!

May 11, 2020 8:25 am

Really dig those first chord tones and sustained melody.  Almost filtered noise.  The tremelo on some of the sounds add movement and lovely pluck to the arps.
Stoked you've stuck to WB.  Tis very good. smile

May 11, 2020 7:18 pm

Here's some more kind words coming at ya: good job.

Those arps are very gentle.

May 11, 2020 8:20 pm

Relaxing!

May 14, 2020 12:43 pm

The best compliment I can give you is that the music does not sound sequenced.  Instead, it's very organic and warm.  That speaks to your sequencing abilities.  By the time the arps come in, the flow and vibe are well established.  Solid composition and really enjoyable start to my day smile

May 16, 2020 1:09 am

So beautiful... calm and relaxing vibe.
Thank you for sharing this. smile

May 16, 2020 3:18 am
Kedbreak136 wrote:

It's definitely more developed. The lullaby with arp is nice and i like the string like synth layers below!


The strings are my favorite. They're hard to work with on the op-z, but they're fun when they do.


Anon_Buster wrote:

You mentioned you were working on distinguishing different parts. Your tracks are doing that more each week. Your introduction of different parts builds nicely. There is the point 1/3 of the way through, where I feel you could slam in some chords to take the buildup and make an energized section where you drop in some of your drum beats. Maybe my bias for music style. This is a nice track and shows your progress greatly. And nice job mixing; I didn't have to turn up the volume for your track the second week in a row!


Thanks so much for the kind words! I agree there's still some work I have to do on making build-ups and drop-ins feel a little smoother, and I'll keep working at it. Your comment about volume made me laugh and feel embarrassed at the same time haha


rdomain wrote:

Really dig those first chord tones and sustained melody.  Almost filtered noise.  The tremelo on some of the sounds add movement and lovely pluck to the arps.
Stoked you've stuck to WB.  Tis very good. smile


Thanks  man. Owe the kickstart of it all to you. smile


Devieus wrote:

Here's some more kind words coming at ya: good job.

Those arps are very gentle.


Thanks!


NWSPR wrote:

The best compliment I can give you is that the music does not sound sequenced.  Instead, it's very organic and warm.  That speaks to your sequencing abilities.  By the time the arps come in, the flow and vibe are well established.  Solid composition and really enjoyable start to my day smile


It makes me really happy you feel that way. It's something I've been working on with the op-z and its admittedly still a bit hit and miss, so I love it when it works. smile


frostyjr2 wrote:

So beautiful... calm and relaxing vibe.
Thank you for sharing this. smile


Thank you for listening!

May 16, 2020 3:10 pm

so lovely!

May 16, 2020 5:21 pm
Anon_Buster wrote:

You mentioned you were working on distinguishing different parts. Your tracks are doing that more each week. Your introduction of different parts builds nicely. There is the point 1/3 of the way through, where I feel you could slam in some chords to take the buildup and make an energized section where you drop in some of your drum beats. Maybe my bias for music style. This is a nice track and shows your progress greatly. And nice job mixing; I didn't have to turn up the volume for your track the second week in a row!


Thanks so much for the kind words! I agree there's still some work I have to do on making build-ups and drop-ins feel a little smoother, and I'll keep working at it. Your comment about volume made me laugh and feel embarrassed at the same time haha

The pieces of tracks I made before weekly beats, since I never completed more than an intros or riffs, was so low in volume even I could barely hear each part without turning it up, only to have my eardrums blown out by the next song that came on. You're doing great. It's called progress. Revel in it. Find a place to improve, improve, and be happy for the five seconds before you find the next place you want to improve.

May 23, 2020 9:44 pm

Cool, could hear this in some relaxing space game

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