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Dj Quenique's Make Music Not ...
by DJ Quenique
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Tue, Jul 21, 2009 @ 7:11 PM

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permalink   Tue, Jul 21, 2009 @ 8:38 PM
The vocal sync is off (as if it was never really sync’d at all really) and the backing is in a completely different key from the vocals. You might want to take a step back and spend some time with these concepts.
permalink   DJ Quenique Wed, Jul 22, 2009 @ 2:51 PM
Thank you for your input! I was painfully aware of the vocals (placement and key) but just couldn’t get it to work without compromising the integrity of the original vocals too much. I am still learning and am proudest of the track sans vocals which is totally my own work complete with extra long intro for the DJ’s out there! I mainly feel great that I posted it up anyway because it has been a big obstacle for me to want to post up works that I have done let alone don’t feel the best about and am happy to get solid feedback from you and Snowflake!
permalink   Tue, Jul 21, 2009 @ 9:41 PM
not bad for a first remix! the bed track has some really nice elements. it may benefit it the song to have an variation of instrumentation and/or rhythm a bit earlier in the track (felt like the intro went on a bit long without music change). also, the vocal and the track you played are not in the same key and that’s pretty important. and hey, i tried to do a remix of this track myself and because brad didn’t play to a click track, well, it was a time expansion nightmare so i gave up. you didn’t give up so a big congrats on that. however, your BPM is quite different than his, so it aligns oddly even though you edited enough to have the beginning of the phrase align (more than i had the patience to do….)

keep remixing - it is yet another realm of music (oh, and you are an amazing vinyl DJ!!!)!


permalink   DJ Quenique Wed, Jul 22, 2009 @ 2:54 PM
Thank you so much for your input as well! You know that I have struggled with the “perfectionism” aspect of producing and being shy about my work. This was a big step and I think this project in general was good for motivation to keep it up and to be willing to accept constructive criticism! Thanks again…so much!

permalink   Snowflake Thu, Jul 23, 2009 @ 11:39 AM

The tone of your response demonstrates your ability to evolve. Many musicians become offended when others offer criticism of their work…but I’ve found this to be the most valuable aspect of my musical and personal growth. I am confident we’ll be hearing more and more great things from you!

permalink   DJ Quenique Wed, Jul 29, 2009 @ 9:46 AM
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement! I appreciate it so much! More to come…
permalink   Sat, Aug 22, 2009 @ 4:55 PM
I too struggle with perfectionism. As I have just recently taken to mixing vinyl I’ve become painfully aware of the fact that I need to accept my mistakes and continue to learn from them. Keep it up and dont be afraid to save a copy of your track and break it. I’ve found you can learn a lot when you don’t feel like you have to worry about messing up your only working version.