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Todd Simpson
post Feb 15 2018, 12:13 AM
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Collabing all the way to Iran and back with my bud Hamin. This track is mostly his bits and I arranged it and added some instrumentation. Sorta backwards of what we did last time. Please do let me know what you think smile.gif it's very Djenty and has wack polyrythms as well.

https://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/the-story-of-hamin-feat-todd


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post Feb 15 2018, 08:53 AM
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The Heavy parts starts after the calm intro. It's got a really poly / pulling against the beat vibe, then smooths out and then returns to poly and so on. I added symphonic elements and arranged from the original stems.

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Collabing all the way to Iran and back with my bud Hamin. This track is mostly his bits and I arranged it and added some instrumentation. Sorta backwards of what we did last time. Please do let me know what you think smile.gif it's very Djenty and has wack polyrythms as well.

https://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/the-story-of-hamin-feat-todd



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post Feb 16 2018, 04:48 AM
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Getting tougher and tougher to get feedback on tracks it seems. Hmm.

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 14 2018, 07:13 PM) *
Collabing all the way to Iran and back with my bud Hamin. This track is mostly his bits and I arranged it and added some instrumentation. Sorta backwards of what we did last time. Please do let me know what you think smile.gif it's very Djenty and has wack polyrythms as well.

https://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/the-story-of-hamin-feat-todd


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post Feb 16 2018, 04:58 AM
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Unfortunately I have only side of the speaker working atm. So its kinda hard for me to judge.
But that part around 0:40-0:51 is really neat.


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post Feb 16 2018, 07:44 AM
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Amazing Todd!!
You've done a great job you guys!
It reminds me a bit of the good old Tesseract style of the "ONE" era...
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post Feb 16 2018, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 16 2018, 03:48 AM) *
Getting tougher and tougher to get feedback on tracks it seems. Hmm.


Yes, I've noticed that too. Speaking as student, it would be greatly appreciated if instructors could provide feedback when a student posts a track. Maybe have a sub-forum for that purpose if the problem is instructors are overlooking them.

On this track, I like the composition. The contrast between the two variations on the heavy parts works well. The guitar tone seems a little thin for my taste though. I know djent should sound crisp, but it's even difficult to tell if this is a guitar smile.gif.





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post Feb 17 2018, 03:31 AM
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Many thanks!!! I was going for a Tesseract vibe with it so I'm glad that is coming across!

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Amazing Todd!!
You've done a great job you guys!
It reminds me a bit of the good old Tesseract style of the "ONE" era...


I always try to post feedback when I see a new track whether it's from a fellow instructor or a student. I appreciate you guys taking the time to listen to this one smile.gif It say here with zero reply for a while and I was a bit shocked. But thankfully, all of the sudden, folks started to find it and now we have wad of feedback so alls well that ends well smile.gif

I was just about to start sending personal message to invite folks to revview this track. Thankfully it didn't come to that smile.gif If you or anyone notices that you are not getting traction on a track, I'd say start sending personal message to the staff faculty (myself/kris/gabe/etc.) in order to get the ball rolling!

Thanks for giving it a listen and for the feedback. I think you are right on the guitar tone. I didn't play any of the guitar on this or find the tones. I did the arrangement and adding string sections. There are some string sections that sorta sound like guitar bits even smile.gif I also added HORN SECTION. Yup. It's more as a texture by the time the guitars are there you don't really here this stuff. It just adds to the overall sound. Here is just the soft bits without the djenty bits. It sounds quite different than the original tune. Check this out.

https://soundcloud.com/techniqueswithtodd/under-the-djent-whats-underneath-the-guitars

Some of the stuff you thought was guitar could be strings or even Horns!. I'll see if I can get stems of just the guitar for the final mix down. I was working with stems that had drums and guitar already put together for this one. Which made it sorta tough to put together.

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QUOTE (Rammikin @ Feb 16 2018, 03:29 PM) *
Yes, I've noticed that too. Speaking as student, it would be greatly appreciated if instructors could provide feedback when a student posts a track. Maybe have a sub-forum for that purpose if the problem is instructors are overlooking them.

On this track, I like the composition. The contrast between the two variations on the heavy parts works well. The guitar tone seems a little thin for my taste though. I know djent should sound crisp, but it's even difficult to tell if this is a guitar smile.gif .


Thanks! yeah, it's tough to tell much on laptop speakers. Give it a try on your studio monitors if you can. smile.gif
QUOTE (MonkeyDAthos @ Feb 15 2018, 11:58 PM) *
Unfortunately I have only side of the speaker working atm. So its kinda hard for me to judge.
But that part around 0:40-0:51 is really neat.


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post Feb 17 2018, 04:54 PM
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Sounds really good! I don't listen to Djent so this all sounds fresh to me. I like the intro, melody theme, and airy symphonic bits. The polyrythms make my head spin a bit but has a nice groove when it kicks back into a more standard timing.


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post Feb 17 2018, 10:46 PM
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Thanks for checking it out smile.gif I hear about the poly bits. They sorta make me feel like I'm short circuted, stop/start/stop/start and it doesn't conform to the timing of the tune. There is a little loop behind that bit to keep time with which helps a bit. I like the smoother part as well, it flows better and you can head bang to it which is a key criteria smile.gif The poly bit is interesting because it's not something I think I would ever write. My partner on this did all the guitar recording. I just took the stems and put it together as a song and added symphonic bits on top smile.gif He had the chunks, but it needed to be put together to work as a tune. Doing that was a very good excersise on song construction.

I'd suggest it to anyone. Get stems from someone, and try to put them together in to a cogent song structure. Makes for a very fun chalenge. smile.gif

Todd

QUOTE (DeGroot @ Feb 17 2018, 11:54 AM) *
Sounds really good! I don't listen to Djent so this all sounds fresh to me. I like the intro, melody theme, and airy symphonic bits. The polyrythms make my head spin a bit but has a nice groove when it kicks back into a more standard timing.


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