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Ongoing cycles
by shawn caza
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Sat, Jan 26, 2013 @ 8:40 AM

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permalink   Sat, Jan 26, 2013 @ 9:27 AM
An impressive gathering and arrangement of fragments. Really quite incredible. I will say, although it’s entirely subjective, that by the time the spoken word comes in my mind was well off into an inspired reverie, which the spoken word pulled me right out of and I never got as fully engaged afterward. But I only say that because you encouraged constructive criticism. It’s truly a magnificent mix. (And thanks for picking up the quatro vox samples, excellent usage thereof.)
permalink   shawn caza Fri, Jun 7, 2013 @ 9:48 AM
Thanks Speck! I’ll re-consider the appropriateness of the spoken word segment.
Kara Square
permalink   Sat, Jan 26, 2013 @ 2:25 PM
Wowzers… this is wonderful. Completely enthralling. I’ll be back to listen again for sure. Thanks for using the vox!!!
permalink   Tue, May 7, 2013 @ 5:19 AM
I could only hear this properly on headphones, there is a lot of good things going on that most wouldn’t hear.

I would listen and mix/compose this on several different sound systems. One of my tests is listening to my music with the volume turned up, a few rooms away and does the melody and rhythm still come through.
permalink   shawn caza Fri, Jun 7, 2013 @ 9:46 AM
Thank you Quarkstar. You are very right. I put this together mainly with headphones.

It could certainly use some better mixing. I’m a little daunted to tackle it as I’ve found getting a good mix a challenge in the past and this composition is a fair bit more complicated than anything I’ve done before.
permalink   Quarkstar Fri, Jun 7, 2013 @ 9:59 AM
I am nowhere near the best mixers and producers here.
I start by turning down all the faders, picking out the two or three main elements and getting them mixed together so they work. Then bring in the other elements with the faders till they can be heard and complement the other parts. There is much more to it than that, but its a decent start.

Just listened again: I think you started by mixing the beginning and then brought in the other elements. You need to pick out the main elements, even though they may not appear at the start, mix them together. Then go backwards and forwards adding other parts.