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Tussle

By Simon Koehn on February 16, 2020 11:33 pm

I set about slicing the life out of last weeks ambience. Actually pretty happy with the results. I had a lot of fun with many lanes of automation on this one to try and keep it interesting. Also feeling more confident with Operator drum patches. Trying to improve my percussion skillz. Would love some feedback/critique on the sound and/or sequencing of them.

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February 17, 2020 3:24 am

Damn dude this is wild, so much tension.  I'd love to give you some technical feedback on this but I have no clue what the ins and outs to making something like this would be.  I think it'd be cool if you did a track like this/the last one where you combine it into one track so you hear the original and the sliced up one back to back though.

February 17, 2020 6:27 pm

The whirlwind of the chopped ambience against the bouncy percussion is really nice, especially how the ambience kind of "reacts" to the percussion. I like when it gets detuned at the beginning too.

My only critique is that you were building up some nice harmonic tension in the intro that I kind of wanted to hang out there for a while, but it got resolved pretty quickly.

February 24, 2020 2:25 am
Chrisfoo wrote:

Damn dude this is wild, so much tension.  I'd love to give you some technical feedback on this but I have no clue what the ins and outs to making something like this would be.  I think it'd be cool if you did a track like this/the last one where you combine it into one track so you hear the original and the sliced up one back to back though.

Thanks so much! Yeah it definitely wasn't my normal process for this one.
True, it would be nice to compare more closely, its not super obvious that its related to the last one!

February 24, 2020 2:32 am
license wrote:

The whirlwind of the chopped ambience against the bouncy percussion is really nice, especially how the ambience kind of "reacts" to the percussion. I like when it gets detuned at the beginning too.

My only critique is that you were building up some nice harmonic tension in the intro that I kind of wanted to hang out there for a while, but it got resolved pretty quickly.

Thank you! Yeaahhh thats a good critique. The arrangement is perhaps a little rushed at points. I think thats something thats easy to miss because it feels like you're keeping it interesting but actually there can be so much to gain from letting things brew a little longer at the right time. Great call.

February 24, 2020 8:02 am

like surfing on a gravitational wave, ripping through time and space...
really cool vibe. i love all the short little fragments that come and go, my only wish is for some of those little slivers to stretch out a little longer so they can shine before collapsing back into the glitch soup

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