Share in this thread 1 #music track you produced yourself.
Advice: you'll get more #listeners if they know what to expect, so I'd love to read about genre, context, idea behind the production etc.
Please specify the licence if it's "free/open", I'd love to share it.
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And now let's hear some music!
@openmastering We have a grungy little ballad here. It's about loneliness and getting caught up in your own depression, and how talking to and connecting to a friend can break that up.
We recorded and produced this album all on our own; just the three of us in our band, although a few close friends also helped us a lot. All the rights to the music are with us. So feel free to share, use as background music, remix, cover, be inspired by, and tell your friends!
dj mindstalker - orb3
in the mid 90s I dreamt to open for Orbital. Lush 3 EP was huge influence. so I made a techno side project. Some of my first reluctant pc daw work circa 96-97.
I'm enjoying reflecting on it. I hear and feel simultaneously dark and cautiously uplifting like back then. your mileage may vary.
free or donation like all my works and
@openmastering This is a track from my first solo effort, released in August 2020. This track, Rat Burana (https://kum1k4k1.bandcamp.com/track/rat-burana), seems to get the most plays. It's sort of 80s easy listening synth thing with a theremin and clean guitar. It's copyrighted, but available in Bandcamp for "name your price". I use Reaper on Linux. Full album is available in lots of services through this link page: https://komitea.fi/lebob/
@openmastering This was the first self-produced track that I was genuinely proud of. It originally emerged from a 20 song challenge, and I grew very attached to it. It's about the emotional fragility of human beings, and how cruel we can be to each other
@openmastering This track was released after 1 year of pain and multiples surgeries. The end of a cycle and the start of a new life.
I was trying to make people understand the hardships I've been through. An outlet !
#Linux with #Ardour, #Guitarix (#pacifica), some hardware synths (#d50, #microbrute and a #wavestation) and some samples (#drumtraks, #espeak for the vocal synthesis and samples from #freesound.org). I like the eighties sound 😜
#creativecommons BY-SA 4.0
Thanks for that thread!
I wrote this for #FAWm: https://tube.tchncs.de/videos/watch/d3876c13-6db5-4d6d-87b1-694aca6047b6 published it under #creative_commons
1st intention was to arrange it in a rockabilly'ish way. Then I played with #Jjazzlab and made an arrangement that I put together with #ardour. I thought the drums would compliment the idea of skeletons and the soundlayer gave an impression of apocalypse.
But now it sounds rather weak and dull. Don't know how to make it stronger. Do you have any advice? - Thanks!
@torstentorsten Hey, nice song. I hear some mix problems though. First one: your bass. There is a big resonance in it. My bet is that you boosted the bass with a bell EQ instead of a shelf. The reuslt is that you boost one note and not the entire bass.
I didn't analyse it, but I think you might want to filter aggressively some sub-bass too in order to gain headroom. In this song, bass doesn't have to be really deep, but it needs to be clean.
Your backing vocals on the left is too close and overpowering the left side. Try a gentle HP filter with a fairly high frequency (200Hz?) and filter high frequencies too (above 12-13kHz) in order to put this voice in the background. And some more reverb maybe. Or go full vocals
I like the idea of the percussions but I'd love more dynamics there, and more transitions.
@torstentorsten For your chorus, try changing more layers at the same time, that's a standard arranging trick. ou could compress your vocals more, double-track some tracks, add more FX, change some EQ settings etc. It will engage your listener more.
The voice editing could be tighter too, but it's a rabbit hole...
@openmastering Hey, these are great hint's. Didn't know there is a problem with the bass. Indeed, I added subbass to it. Will fix that.
Great tipp with the HP on the background vocals. More layers on the chorus... yeah will do this as well.
Thanks a lot four your feedback! Totally appreciated!
@torstentorsten it's a common misconception to add subbass. But it eats headroom and doesn't bring much.
HP filter for things far away is a spatialisation trick. Remove bass a trebles to make it sound further away. If you're lazyyy, Airwindows has a plugin that should do exactly this.
@openmastering Some of my songs I've released for free under CC-BY, but I like to maintain control over who's licensing. So I usually release under (C), but I'm absolutely giving out free licenses left and right if I'm asked nicely. :)
@openmastering One song from my EP "Present Recover Past"
Released under Libre Art Licence 1.3, it's a alternative rock/electro track.
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