Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

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xanderlewis
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Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

Post by xanderlewis » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:02 pm

Check it out, my first attempt at this genre.. Tell me what you think! Toasted Sandwiches are awesome! :D

https://soundcloud.com/xander-lewis/toasted-sandwich


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Re: Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

Post by AustinThumper » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:26 pm

I loves my Cuban Sammiches.
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Re: Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

Post by xanderlewis » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:06 pm

Thanks MarksBasementRecords, means a lot! What do you like about the track in particular? What's good, what to improve on? :)

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Re: Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

Post by MarksBasementRecords.com » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:30 am

Well I'm pretty new to complextro music but the variation of sounds in the "Hook" is nice- Diggin' the synth chords too.

I'd say the piano is maybe something to improve on- it adds an asian flavour which is good- maybe add some more variation to it when it returns to switch the track up more

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Re: Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

Post by xanderlewis » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:29 pm

Thanks very much :) and yeah I definitely agree, the second part was kind of a rush job to fill in the rest of the song so I just copied the same piano part again :/

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Re: Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

Post by Stevee B » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:50 pm

Legendary! Where did you learn to master your tracks or do you send them off?

Mine seem to sound how I want in Ableton, then when I export it's either too quiet or the tracks don't seem to blend as well. Don't think I am over compressing but I don't know anything about mastering really.

PS. listening to your other stuff now, quality!

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Re: Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

Post by xanderlewis » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:21 pm

Thanks very much Stevee! Generally I just try to get a clean mix first, and then my mastering doesn't really have to do much, just some light compression, some multiband harmonic excitement (tube distortion) and stereo imaging.. I didn't really ever learn how to master tracks, I just kind of make sure I don't have any overlapping frequencies and that my tracks are nice and clean. I just checked out your mix on soundcloud (thx for the follow btw) and it's pretty awesome! Maybe you're not exporting it out of live in a high enough sample rate or something.. Or have you converted the file after exporting? Either way, still sounds great! Keep it up :)
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Re: Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

Post by beenplumb » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:46 pm

Well done! The synths sound fantastic. I hope to someday have something I'm proud enough of to post on the internets.

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Re: Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

Post by xanderlewis » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:04 pm

Thanks :)

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Re: Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

Post by Rinsemeister » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:27 am

Mad as a box of frogs.....excellent. Commented.

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Re: Toasted Sandwich - first attempt at Complextro/Electro House

Post by xanderlewis » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:46 am

Thanks :D and it's really nice to see comments on soundcloud so thanks very much :)

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