Critique?

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JamieinNC
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Critique?

Post by JamieinNC » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:16 pm

Hi all,

I'm a logic user and have recently moved over to Ableton for its session view (and the APC40). I like the idea of "performing" recordings, and the linear nature of Logic was just a bit too confining to me. I'm slowly learning Live 8 Suite, and already love a lot of the features it has and the ease of use in session view. The controller helps for sure.

Anyway, I was hoping some of the more seasoned composers/arrangers could possibly spend a little bit of time and critique a couple of tunes I created. The songs are two separate remixes of the same song that I did for a contest on Indaba. One is club, the other is minimal.

I have only been physically doing this for about 9 months, although I've been studying the concepts for a couple of years. I guess I am just looking for a good gauge of where I am sitting after this amount of time from folks who are much more experienced than I am in this area of music. I'm a classical pianist and have studied for a long time under some pretty reputable teachers in the academic realm, so feel free to be as critical as you must to help me be better! I have a tough skin!

Thanks in advance!

http://soundcloud.com/jamieinnc



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Re: Critique?

Post by mdk » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:20 pm

my first recommendation is to use soundcloud to upload your songs :)

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Re: Critique?

Post by JamieinNC » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:26 pm

Ok, I'll do that right away! Thank you!

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Re: Critique?

Post by JamieinNC » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:43 pm

Ok,

Soundcloud ready! Link is in top message. Thanks!

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Re: Critique?

Post by tw1nstates » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:50 pm

The minimal piece needs more top end / louder hats.

Also, i would put a bit more work into the drums as they aren't really hitting the right spot. try adding some more elements. Check Timothy Allens drums tutorial perhaps. .
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Re: Critique?

Post by SubFunk » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:52 pm

i was quick, downloaded it, damn can you guys not tag tracks properly?

what the hell is so difficult about it? he?

i don't have time to listen now, i certainly would like to give some feed back, do you think in a download inbox where a week roughly 30-80 tracks arrive i know the hell already tomorrow who to get back to?

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Re: Critique?

Post by tlennon » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:36 pm

Also, please post your work in the Link Your Music forum from now on instead.
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Re: Critique?

Post by tw1nstates » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:05 pm

ah dont be so uptight, who ever goes there.

An occasional post on here breaks up the monotony of some of the other posts I reckon.
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Re: Critique?

Post by tlennon » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:28 pm

Point taken TS. :)
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Re: Critique?

Post by agent314 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:13 am

Wouldn't want to get in the way of another Maschine thread, would we...

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Re: Critique?

Post by distaudio » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:02 am

Yup definately needs more top end on the minimal mix.

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