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Waiting II
by Subliminal
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Wed, Nov 2, 2011 @ 12:41 PM
 
Abstract Audio
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permalink   Wed, Nov 2, 2011 @ 1:09 PM
What an unexpected mix of instruments, but they work very well. As allways you’ve created a rich and lush enviromend where the vocal and the pluck instruments can wander around. Alltough I feel there are some points when it’s getting a bit crowded and the induvidual parts get lost in the woods.

The song itself is beautifull. While I write this I’m listening to the acapella and I would expect it in an rock song but I love the direction you taking with it. I guess it has been worth waiting for the final version.

 
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permalink   Subliminal Wed, Nov 2, 2011 @ 11:54 PM
It’s a bit messy indeed. After the umpteenth crash I wanted to upload only the stems of what I had at the moment, but even that didn’t work. And when I eventually got the project going again I decided to finish it as a remix. Maybe I should have stuck with the stems-only plan. But to make up for that I will upload those later on (maybe even today).
 
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permalink   Abstract Audio Thu, Nov 3, 2011 @ 10:06 PM
Wouldn’t necessarily call it messy and wouldn’t have wanted to miss the full remix with em’s voice.
Its more a choice of octave wich makes it crowded in the intro there are four main sounds in the same region wich can be hard to follow. I would dropped 1 or 2 one octave and would have lowered the dulchimers volume a touch (or the feedback of it’s delay).
Do you eq your reverbs and delays?? Because I also have the idea the your reverb on the drums is mudding the the track.

Nonetheless I’m listening for the 6th (four in a row) time now and still getting the chills.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 11:44 PM
First of all, thanks for the ed pick. A bit unexpected, to be honest.

Dropping one or two of the tracks an octave would have cleared things up a bit, but would also give those tracks a different sound. Lowering the volume of the dulcimer a tad has been on my mind though. I guess I got a bit lazy towards the end.

Sometimes I do eq my reverbs and delays, but then they have to be on a (seperate) send channel, which is not always the case, like here. The reverb on the drums are the natural ambience of the room in which they were recorded. It is on a seperate channel in the plug-in, but was routed to one and the same stereo output channel. And ofcourse for the intro I applied a multi-effect, which gives it a heavily processed sound, but is therefore also hard to control.

Anyway, thanks for the tips. Something to keep in mind for potential future remixes.
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sat, Nov 12, 2011 @ 7:38 AM
happy to see the Ed Pick from Feddo. very well deserved — this piece is like a beautiful painting that deserves to be hung in the Met or Louvre!
Wired Ant
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permalink   Wed, Nov 2, 2011 @ 1:55 PM
Beautiful remix that works very very well! Towards the middle of the song I am reminded of the Prog Rock days, the organ and the lead are dragging so saturated the song further to the brilliant ending! Great track!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Wed, Nov 2, 2011 @ 11:55 PM
Thanks. Originally I was aiming for an epic prog rock piece, but alas…
 
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permalink   Wired Ant Thu, Nov 3, 2011 @ 12:21 AM
I´d say you haven´t failed!
CSoul
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permalink   Thu, Nov 3, 2011 @ 1:47 PM
A GREAT progressive rock track by craftsman work.This is containing many subtle details and i loved all of them.
Thank you very much for your great and valuable special effort.,
peace
 
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permalink   Subliminal Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 7:57 AM
And thank you for your kind words.
Snowflake
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permalink   Thu, Nov 3, 2011 @ 10:05 PM
mystical, hypnotic, mesmerizing. the surge of power surrounding the entrance of the vocal sparks the root center. love the space at the verse and the way you build and fall. a truly artistic piece. your style and arrangement is magic. thank you so very much for remixing me!!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 8:06 AM
You’re welcome. It’s always a pleasure working with your voice. Thanks for listening and commenting.
Alex
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permalink   Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 10:54 AM
I couldn’t find the right words yesterday… today can’t find them either. Just wanted to let you know, that I like it very much!
There’s something in your music that touches me, and I don’t have it quite offten…
Another great one from you Sub
 
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permalink   Subliminal Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 11:47 PM
That’s a very big compliment, especially coming from one of the most talented mixters around.
copperhead
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permalink   Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 4:45 PM
You have many influences here yet I can’t put my finger on one lol, Nicely done.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 11:48 PM
Me neither. ;-) Thanks for the nice comment.
ephemeral rift
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permalink   Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 6:22 PM
A very powerful piece. Very emotive. I love that Cello it adds such power, depth and again.. emotion. (I am hearing a cello right? heh..). And thanks for including me in this, I’m quite honored.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Fri, Nov 4, 2011 @ 11:56 PM
It’s actually a heavily processed bowed guitar. At least, that’s what it says on the tin.

I also used the melody of your solo for the synth lead part later on and elaborated on that.

Thank you for uploading such very fine samples. The recording quality is pretty good and I liked that you uploaded them in different keys.
duckett
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permalink   Sat, Nov 5, 2011 @ 6:53 AM
I usually avoid using this word, but…
EPIC!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sat, Nov 5, 2011 @ 8:54 AM
Thank you very kindly, Sir Duckett. I have been enjoying your (then) latest remix very much this morning.
 
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permalink   Anchor Sun, Nov 6, 2011 @ 4:13 AM
Quote: duckettI usually avoid using this word, but…
EPIC!


Please ditto that expression from me!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sun, Nov 6, 2011 @ 9:47 AM
Thanks, Anchor.
Ivan Chew
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permalink   Sun, Nov 6, 2011 @ 6:19 AM
Oh my. First 3 secs got me instantly hooked. I know I’m not saying anything new and less eloquently than the rest. But just had to leave a comment to say this is really really top notch.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sun, Nov 6, 2011 @ 10:00 AM
Thank you very much, Ivan.

Funny to see how my own perception differs from that of other people. I guess that when you have been working on something for that long, with all the technical problems that have accompanied this remix, it is hard to judge it independent from all the trials and tribulations. This reception makes it worthwhile though.
Jeris
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permalink   Sun, Nov 6, 2011 @ 7:08 PM
Epic, well deserved pick
 
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permalink   Subliminal Mon, Nov 7, 2011 @ 1:58 AM
Thank you. It was a bit unexpected, but much appreciated nonetheless.
Kara Square
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permalink   Mon, Nov 7, 2011 @ 12:06 PM
Ditto to the above praise. You do such an amazing job building the excitement in your pieces. Goosebump-inducing remix!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Tue, Nov 8, 2011 @ 10:57 AM
Thank you, Kara. That’s quite the comment. Very much appreciated.
debbizo
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permalink   Wed, Nov 9, 2011 @ 3:16 AM
An amazing mix with emotional depth and many layers
 
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permalink   Subliminal Wed, Nov 9, 2011 @ 7:10 AM
Thanks, Deb!
Geert Veneklaas
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permalink   Mon, Nov 14, 2011 @ 3:21 PM
Great track Subliminal! Congrats on the Ed Pick.
And about these Cubase-crashes: I know the feeling :-(
 
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permalink   Subliminal Tue, Nov 15, 2011 @ 11:39 PM
Thanks, Geert.

Yeah, once a Cubase project gets instable (for whatever reason) it remains instable and then it might crash on you at any time. I believe that the sheer frustration has cost me a couple of years of my life. ;-)