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Reviews for "Fading Things (ft. AdmiralBob)"

Fading Things (ft. AdmiralBob)
by Quarkstar
Recommends (11)
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 6:14 AM

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permalink   Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 7:58 PM
Interesting parallel (rather than integral) rhythmic stream approach, Q
permalink   Quarkstar Wed, Mar 27, 2013 @ 1:25 AM
Thank you very much for the review.
I am not sure I pulled it off in this tune, but I was thinking call and response. Since AdmiralBob did such a great job on vocals he already provides a strong rhythm. I tried to supported his voice with chords underneath and then echoed the rhythm in the spaces. Soft brass section under the voice and more percussive instruments elsewhere. The drums from Karsten hold the beats and keep it all on track.
permalink   Quarkstar Wed, Mar 27, 2013 @ 4:42 AM
(2 hours later)
I wanted to preserve AdmiralBob’s voice and timbre so I chose a Brass section to go underneath as it has a different timbre. I think Bob’s voice is more woodwind.

As for the two different sections, they have the same stressed beats. The instrumental section’s chords start with the same sequence but they resolve, whereas I wasn’t sure that the original chords resolved satisfactorily. So I added that section for resolution.
permalink   Wed, Mar 27, 2013 @ 12:52 AM
Really nice song. Thank you for using my samples.
permalink   Quarkstar Thu, Mar 28, 2013 @ 3:07 PM
Thank you very much for providing them. Loved the sound and very usable.
Doxent Zsigmond
permalink   Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 4:12 PM
Really cool combination of sounds. As a suggestion it’s good to radically cut off below 80Hz in the vocals, that gives more brightness and takes away mud from the mix.
permalink   Quarkstar Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 4:38 PM
Listening again, I agree it is muddy, but the problem is elsewhere as Bob’s vocals are -40dB from the maximum at 100 hz in the original samples. I will take a look at remastering.
Rey Izain
permalink   Tue, Apr 9, 2013 @ 2:17 AM
I really like feel of a church organ in this…and it has a lovely soundtrack feel as opposed to an individual track that gives it a whole different dimension. I love musical storytelling
permalink   Quarkstar Tue, Apr 9, 2013 @ 3:29 AM
Thanks Rey, I felt that too, since its a track reflecting on the past, I was hinting at a life story being told and using old familiar instruments.

I did mess up with the final solo instrument, wish i hadn’t used that synth.