Reviews for "Sunrise (duckno mix)"

Sunrise (duckno mix)
by duckett
Recommends (10)
Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 11:24 AM

Uses samples from:

DJ Rkod
permalink   Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 1:48 PM
I like this. It gets me all nostalgic for the trance/rave explosion in the ’90s. The acid-y bassline helps a lot with that.

Couple things were a bit bothersome though:

-Your bass frequencies are kind of muddy, i.e. the kick and bass aren’t distinct enough and it isn’t easy enough to distinguish them. I would suggest getting a bassier kick myself.

-The vocal may have a little too much delay on it and speaking of the vocal, it could use some boosts in the higher frequencies and in overall volume as well. The track needs to be a little brighter.

I don’t mean to tear this mix apart, because I really do like and I think it has a lot of potential. All the way through I was anticipating a chorus or break, or just some kind of change that never showed up. What you have is not bad, it just doesn’t really go anywhere. I think you need a few more segments, maybe a breakdown or two, to help the track move along.
permalink   duckett Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 2:09 PM
Hey, no harm done- like I said in the description, I don’t claim genius at this sort of track; more of a “Hey, ain’t this idea kinda cool?” track. I had been thinking of some switch-ups, bridge, etc. If you think it’s worth pursuing, I’ll happily expand/extend it, and replace the file with something new & improved. Your EQ comments are also noted, though I don’t have as sharp an ear as some folks around here ;-) I know the best tracks of this sort show keen and precise attention to every aspect of production. Thanks for listening!
permalink   DJ Rkod Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 2:26 PM
I definitely think this has potential. Personally, I would come at this from a more pop perspective and give it a standard verse/chorus structure. I’m not familiar with the original vocal, but I think a few melodic breakdowns here and there would be a welcome change of pace.
permalink   Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 1:56 PM
Hello Duckett

The sound and feel of it takes you back to time with the feel of vocals and progression and choise of sound, DJ Rkod covers many same thouts about your remix!!!

Like you beats and bassline more tweaking next time!!!
permalink   duckett Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 2:12 PM
(hangs head) yes sir. I’m sorry.
See my reply to Rkod; I’ll try better next time, really I will!
permalink   George_Ellinas Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 2:59 PM
Yes Sir!!!
How did you know that i was in the army :D
permalink   Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 3:27 PM
I will (also) agree with DJ Rkod, but as he says, there is some potential here. By now it sounds more like a work in progress.

What I like most is the vocal sample usage and the bassline.
permalink   Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 3:31 PM
Hey Duckett I think this song is pretty cool! I dont know what other people are thinking but you have a good ear for a tune and this has lots of potential!
permalink   Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 5:12 PM
I’ve had a go at Dianes sample a few times but always ended up creating some awful slow durge that was quickly binned!!

So when I heard the start of this I got excited but I have to say I was disappointed that you did not bring in more of the vocals. I think this would have gone some way to answer the previous comments re a bit of variation.

Still as an idea as to what to do with the vocal its first rate!
permalink   duckett Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 9:14 PM
Alright, confession time.. I had had the vox lurking on my hard drive, neglected, for a while… but I had made the instrumental first, and simply found the vox to fit with minimal pitch alteration.
I *will* replace the file, but it might take a while to come up with a track that’s satisfying both to myself, and all those quite discerning ears out there ;-)
Thanks to everybody for their friendly and thoughtful words, it’s this kind of feedback that keeps me loving this site!
permalink   Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 9:20 PM
Like everyone else, i like this. I like the punch of the kick but i think i would have used a 909 kick and added some bass to it. Like it was said before a break would have been cool. It’s still going in the ipod. A little up beat inspiration for the gym.
permalink   duckett Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 9:54 PM
Thanks… hope you like the newer version when I replace it (though that won’t be for a little while, methinks)!
permalink   Fri, Mar 7, 2008 @ 6:38 AM
Like it! definitely that nostalgia thing going on works well with the vocals. You might try a hp filter down sweep on the pad strings and some sparkly crashes to get that trance feel. Looking forward to hear the new version!
permalink   duckett Fri, Mar 7, 2008 @ 7:53 AM
Thanks- yeah, some more filter/envelope shenanigans are in the works, as well as some kinda breakdown and instrument/beat switch-ups. The new one will be longer than 2:48, certainly!
permalink   Sat, Mar 8, 2008 @ 11:01 AM
I like it!
It brings me back in 1995 when I discovered the ambiant of the night (lol).
permalink   duckett Mon, Mar 10, 2008 @ 6:13 AM
Thanks! I still remember the little cards that got passed around, telling where and when it would be…
permalink   Mon, Mar 10, 2008 @ 5:17 AM
I really like it… as most of the cons are allready listed, I’ll go straight to the pros: it’s got some cool sounds, nice structures and I love the way you fade the different instruments in and out! great bassline! and I don’t think there’s too much delay in the voice….
permalink   duckett Mon, Mar 10, 2008 @ 6:17 AM
Boy oh boy, I guess the replacement file didn’t address enough of the issues, you would have really sneered at the first version!
Glad you liked it anyway ;-)
permalink   Mahadin Mon, Mar 10, 2008 @ 9:23 AM
Quote: duckettBoy oh boy, I guess the replacement file didn’t address enough of the issues, you would have really sneered at the first version!
Glad you liked it anyway ;-)

sorry, my bad… I quickly flipped through the previous comments and thought to myself that I can relate more or less to what they’re saying (but did think they were a bit overcritical). That’s why I just added the short reference to the cons… didn’t get it that I’m already listening to the new file. So I guess I was a bit sloppy and too quick in my judgement.

As I said before: I like the track, the way it already is. A further improvement could be to add bit of stereo imaging to improve the width of the sound (panning and a stereo imaging filter) and pushing the volume of the vocals a bit. But these are just suggestions…
permalink   Mon, Mar 10, 2008 @ 3:49 PM
Don_t wanna repeat things still been said about EQ, frequency and bdr. sound.
Sharp ears or no sharp ears, that_s personal sounddesign for me :-)And despite of that, it_s an amazing track. Knowing a few various tracks also on MI7, the only question for me now is: is there any style of music where you donĀ“t put your hands on??? ;-)
permalink   duckett Mon, Mar 10, 2008 @ 8:12 PM
Thanks… As the expression says, “A jack-of-all-trades is a master of none”; yet I can’t help it, there’s aspects of almost any genre I find fun or interesting in some way! Glad you liked it- perhaps my enthusiasm and impatience makes for less polished work at this point, but the feedback helps ;-)
permalink   Mon, Apr 28, 2008 @ 2:52 PM
Effin’ sweet, loving this!
permalink   duckett Mon, Apr 28, 2008 @ 3:57 PM
I kinda figured you might enjoy this one…