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One Endless Unity
by gurdonark
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Wed, Jun 7, 2006 @ 10:05 PM
 
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Thu, Jun 8, 2006 @ 8:04 PM
the backing mix on this is really texturally rich and very well done. my only critique would be that maybe the vocal track is a bit loud and dry (as in w/o reverb) and i think i heard it clip in a couple spots, which might be a symptom of trying to compete volume wise with the backing mix. i think if you’d brought the backing mix down a bit in volume, it would maybe free up the vocal track more without needing it to be so hot. conceptually, the simple spoken word idea works pretty good.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Fri, Jun 9, 2006 @ 7:57 AM
I am debating whether to replace the spoken word or delete it.

I played a bit with reverb, but did not find the right mix yet. I’m inclined to aim for something more atmospheric, or even to
replace the vox with another drone.

I may leave it as it is here, though, and do a new piece which alters the existing backing and takes it another place.

Thanks for a helpful critique.



Quote: MC Jack in the Boxthe backing mix on this is really texturally rich and very well done. my only critique would be that maybe the vocal track is a bit loud and dry (as in w/o reverb) and i think i heard it clip in a couple spots, which might be a symptom of trying to compete volume wise with the backing mix. i think if you’d brought the backing mix down a bit in volume, it would maybe free up the vocal track more without needing it to be so hot. conceptually, the simple spoken word idea works pretty good.
 
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permalink   MC Jack in the Box Mon, Jun 12, 2006 @ 10:06 PM
another thing gurdo, are you mixing with monitors or headphones? i mix everything with headphones (nice sennheisers) but there can be a big difference in the mix. maybe even try some creative pitch shifting or reversing parts.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Tue, Jun 13, 2006 @ 4:42 PM
I mix to cheap monitors, because I always want to hear the way it will sound as it plays through cheap monitors, though I sacrifice some precision when I do, and I don’t beat-match nearly often enough.
J.Lang
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permalink   Mon, Jun 12, 2006 @ 9:56 PM
I love the backing track as said before by MC Jack In the Box but as said before the vocals are to much. Try them dry or just ease of the FX.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Mon, Jun 12, 2006 @ 11:01 PM
Thanks. I decided to lose the vocals, as the fx are essential to try to redeem a weak vocal recording, and I like it better as an instrumental. I just replaced the vox with an instrumental version.
lo tag blanco
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permalink   Tue, Jun 13, 2006 @ 10:15 AM
i like this… there’s a wierd pause in the beat occasionally, did you mean to do that? i think if the pause wasn’t there, the track would be too… straight.

it’s interesting that you were able to create a lot of dramatic buildup using all pads. nicely done.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Tue, Jun 13, 2006 @ 4:41 PM
I think that the pause was in the sample—I almost edited it out, but I came to the conclusion you did, that it’s a good quirk.

I love using pads and drones to seek build-up and melodic flourishes. When it works, it’s fun.