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Reviews for "Psionic Daydream Train (2211 Brown Line Mix)"

Psionic Daydream Train (2211 ...
by Kaer Trouz
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Mon, Feb 4, 2008 @ 3:04 PM

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permalink   Mon, Feb 4, 2008 @ 5:31 PM
Hi Kaer. About your mixing skills and the sound of the monitors. I think you should do a little research about mixing and mastering. I don’t hear any masterization process in the tracks… It helps.. a lot…. In the other hand, monitors are a very good help, you need to get used to the sound of yours listening to the music you like and know on them. I think the song lacks of highs… A good work is to hear professional masterized tracks and then listen to your music… or do a fast switching an note the weaknesses between the pro and your mix, like, volume, eq, compression, etc.. it helps to compare.
permalink   Kaer Trouz Mon, Feb 4, 2008 @ 5:39 PM
…and the research continues. The track was indeed mastered, but perhaps not well. There is a fine line I want to ride, between technical finesse, and a sort of rebellious emotionality, and I am not quite there yet.
Interesting about the lack of highs, because all my other stuff seemed to lean in trebly directions and now I am too bassy. I suppose all I can do is keep working. I am never interested in making something too polished, it is the old punk rock girl in me I suppose, who still wants to play a guitar badly through a sewer pipe and a popsicle stick. And am AM radio. However thanks for the feedback.
permalink   DURDEN Mon, Feb 4, 2008 @ 5:43 PM
Every good engineer says “trust your ears and compare”. It’s a good advice, I’m working on that too.
ditto ditto
permalink   Mon, Feb 4, 2008 @ 10:19 PM
One more time, it’s very original, surprising. It’s sure, you really have your own univer, a highly personal style.
It’s a pity because the sound doesn’t bring out the melody. The harmonys are a little lost with this balance. The sound of the voice is very good, but some sounds (like the pads) seems to be, one more time, in mono…!!
permalink   Kaer Trouz Tue, Feb 5, 2008 @ 7:48 AM
I do have my own universe, and apparently it is in mono! This sounded good on my new speakers, a little less good when it got squashed into an mp3, and even less good once I posted it. God it just sucks to be alone in this universe of sound weirdness.
permalink   ditto ditto Tue, Feb 5, 2008 @ 9:50 AM
Do you have something like “Floating comma” sorry (in french: virgule flottante), in Ableton..? Because, it’s the best way to get a mp3 fill not too heavy but with a better sound.
permalink   Kaer Trouz Tue, Feb 5, 2008 @ 10:05 AM
of course the French would have something called a ‘floating coma’, maybe I should read the ableton manual finally but then seriously I would be in a coma, ‘un virgule d’ennui’ and I don’t think I would feel too floaty about the whole affair.

ok coma=coma and virgule=comma
permalink   ditto ditto Tue, Feb 5, 2008 @ 12:38 PM
murat ses
permalink   Tue, Feb 5, 2008 @ 2:24 AM
Aside from all technical stuff, which could be right or wrong, it’s an excellent work.
permalink   Kaer Trouz Tue, Feb 5, 2008 @ 10:03 AM
Thank you Murat.
permalink   Sat, Feb 9, 2008 @ 10:47 PM
First let me say this about mixing and mastering skills, if it sounds good go with it.
I have very Limited Mixing and Mastering skills. I just play with it till it feels and sounds right.

As far as the Track. I Love it. I’m digging your choice of sounds and that beat is Bananas. I Flipping Love it.
It sounds good to my ears.
permalink   Kaer Trouz Sun, Feb 10, 2008 @ 12:11 AM
Ok the beat is bananas- ‘nuff said. I am now content. You are drum god and I was trying to sound like early Joy Division. bananas! Thanks…
permalink   demir Sun, Feb 10, 2008 @ 2:28 AM
..if it sounds good go with it.. is the key idea :-)
It’s also Murat’s approach to themes like this.
What I have to do with Murat Ses? Am his assistant.
permalink   Thu, Feb 7, 2008 @ 4:45 PM
as usual, brilliant lyrics/songwriting and excellent arrangement on this. I love the experimental element, lots of cool sounds and interesting mixing as well as that amazing vocal… what more would one want?? Excellent.
permalink   Sat, Feb 23, 2008 @ 5:21 PM
Loved this! The atmoshpere is incredible.

I don’t know if this is the same version the other reviewers commented on, but I love the mastering! I love how the voice is really at front with all the other elements a bit muffled in the background. Of course, the mix could be a bit more in your face with more conventional mastering choices, but that never was your goal, was it?

For me, mastering is only really wrong when it makes the track painfull to listen to (I’ve been guilty of that quite a few times…) It’s quite the opposite here!