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Day of Lead
by Ran Dumb Dots...... .. .
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Sun, Oct 1, 2006 @ 10:45 AM
permalink   Sun, Oct 1, 2006 @ 1:35 PM
I’m really glad PorachCat put this together because it gives everybody a chance to stretch into areas that would not normally happen (which is huge). I can see you trying out new things here, I don’t think the sounds always come together as seemlessly as they could — maybe comes from being overwhelmed with so much material — but I’d encourage you to keep trying to blend sounds in other remixes.
permalink   Ran Dumb Dots...... .. . Mon, Oct 2, 2006 @ 1:59 AM
Thanks for the encouragement. I agree it’s really valuable to stretch outside comfort zones - some lessons learned while doing these secret mixes will influence future mixes….my biggest challenge right now is just continuing the transition from “trying things & getting lucky when they sound good” to “I hear this in my head, and I know how to make it happen” (i.e. what instrument, sample, effect, technique to use). That and just learning the 8 chord families ;). I’m more able to be deliberate than I was a year ago, but I still have a long way to go….. .. .
permalink   Sun, Oct 1, 2006 @ 10:01 PM
You should without a doubt work in this direction again. It’s fantastic!! It vaguely resembles a lot of great artists, but has a distinct sound. Definately a solid feel to the piece and it grabs the attention. Lots of little surprises here and there. On critique, I would work on trying to blend the sounds a little more, in some parts the mix is a little rough and things sound like they’re trying to compete with each other. Also, the ending could be a little smoother. Mind you, these are both things I’m still trying to work on in my own music. :-P Thanks for joining in again!

permalink   Ran Dumb Dots...... .. . Mon, Oct 2, 2006 @ 2:22 AM
Hey, it’s the host!….thanks for putting this on, and thanks for the cool review. I’m glad you hear some potential, and I appreciate the feedback. I totally agree about the need for better blend/mixing….still working on my production skills….I sort of know theoretically how to use EQ & automations on channels/effects and other things that might have helped, but I’m not fast enough yet (lots of trial and error and I often still don’t achieve quite what I have in mind). I have just a little time some nights late night, so it’s slow going, but I’m having a good time learning….. .. .
permalink   Sun, Oct 1, 2006 @ 1:22 PM
Pretty cool
permalink   Sun, Oct 1, 2006 @ 2:46 PM
Out there 4 sure but it pulls me in. Nice work.
MC Jack in the Box
permalink   Tue, Oct 3, 2006 @ 8:40 PM
J. Lang pretty much sums it up for me. it’s got a cool hypnotic vibe to it.
Analog By Nature
permalink   Tue, Oct 3, 2006 @ 9:35 PM
i like this, it has peices that make me look for the originals, good work..
permalink   Wed, Oct 4, 2006 @ 9:40 AM
permalink   Tue, Feb 13, 2007 @ 9:26 AM
incredible soundscape