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post Aug 30 2010, 04:16 AM
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Here's a techno song I just finished. I have composed a few techno songs and vibes in the past. Still gaining experience. I think this is the best I've done so far. smile.gif

Hope you enjoy!
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post Aug 30 2010, 05:26 AM
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Hey FB. Good job, it all works. Some suggestions you might like to try.

Double some of your tracks and on the doubled tracks use evolving soundscape style pads. Keep your leads evolving over the life of the track to maintain interest - for that, just use simple effects and slowly change the effect parameters. Some of the sounds may already have that happening, but if so, I think you could ramp it up a bit more. Also, double your drum track, and on the double use some crazy effects. You'll be surprised how much extra energy and dynamics it can add.

Good work and keep at it. smile.gif

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post Aug 30 2010, 12:40 PM
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Good job! Not much into techno, but this is fine for me...


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post Aug 31 2010, 11:09 PM
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QUOTE (OzRob @ Aug 29 2010, 11:26 PM) *
Hey FB. Good job, it all works. Some suggestions you might like to try.

Double some of your tracks and on the doubled tracks use evolving soundscape style pads. Keep your leads evolving over the life of the track to maintain interest - for that, just use simple effects and slowly change the effect parameters. Some of the sounds may already have that happening, but if so, I think you could ramp it up a bit more. Also, double your drum track, and on the double use some crazy effects. You'll be surprised how much extra energy and dynamics it can add.

Good work and keep at it. smile.gif


Thanks for that great feedback. smile.gif So basically I just need to add some great stuff on top of what I have as I go through; changing up the main theme as it goes? And the drums as well? When you say double do you mean make things overlap - themes that I introduced before and play it on top of other stuff playing at the moment? Great ideas!

QUOTE (Vasilije Vukmirovic @ Aug 30 2010, 06:40 AM) *
Good job! Not much into techno, but this is fine for me...


I know a few people who aren't into techno, and that's okay. wink.gif Appreciative for the pat on the back, though. smile.gif Thanks for commenting!


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post Aug 31 2010, 11:34 PM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Sep 1 2010, 08:09 AM) *
Thanks for that great feedback. smile.gif So basically I just need to add some great stuff on top of what I have as I go through; changing up the main theme as it goes?

Kind of. Not so much changing the theme (if by that you mean the melody), but evolving the textures and tones that play the melody and adding evolving beds behind the melody.

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When you say double do you mean make things overlap - themes that I introduced before and play it on top of other stuff playing at the moment?


You could do that, but do it sparingly and don't let it take over. What I meant was simply duplicate a track and change the instrument to something with slow attack and long release. However, I'm assuming you used midi tracks and virtual instruments. If you physically recorded a keyboard you won't be able to do it as easily. Another simpler way to achieve a similar feel is adding evolving lines behind the main instruments. You can do this playing slow arpeggios or root notes and using instruments with lots of changing textures. If I get some time, I'll whip up an example to show you what I mean.

You've got songwriting ability. Add production skills to that and you'll be able to put out really good work. Electronica has a huge element of production ie. just playiing the tune is only a small part of making it work.

Happy to help. smile.gif

Have a listen to this Ferry Corsten remix and join me in aspiring to his work! biggrin.gif








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post Sep 1 2010, 12:15 AM
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Hey fireball, do you use virtual instruments? If so, I can point you to some pro quality freebies to add to your library.


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post Sep 1 2010, 01:03 AM
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QUOTE (OzRob @ Aug 31 2010, 06:15 PM) *
Hey fireball, do you use virtual instruments? If so, I can point you to some pro quality freebies to add to your library.


Yep, I do. Right now I'm using Linux Multimedia Studio. It'd be great for some more stuff. Everything you were hearing was MIDI.


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post Sep 1 2010, 01:32 AM
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Some freebies from Ueberschall (www.ueberschall.com). Both links should open straight into the downloads.
- http://www.bigfishaudio.com/4DCGI/liquid/L...utorial_09.html (193mb)
- http://www.bigfishaudio.com/4DCGI/elastik/...ik_Demo_09.html (390mb)

The Ueberschall stuff is great but I didn't find it very intuitive. I had to read the manual to get them going but being a computer major you might have the upper hand on an old fart like me. tongue.gif If you have a look around Big Fish Audio you might find some other free stuff. I dunno, haven't looked myself.


Native Instruments:

I swear by NI. I have thousands of dollars worth of their gear and my addiction started with the free Kore 2 Player. They've added a range of intro freebies: http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/pro...lete-7-players/

Here's a free expansion pack for the Kore 2 Player:
- http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/pro...selection-2009/

All the sounds in these versions are from the full products and libraries so they're top notch, but the players are limited in content and functionality.

Have fun!




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