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Rammikin
post Oct 11 2018, 05:52 AM
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Here's another in my series of songs accompanied by a fractal video animation. My goal here was to make the guitars sound big in the mix. (You have to wait a bit for the guitars to come in). AxeFX amp models used here include Dual Rectifier, SLO100, and JMP-1. Any feedback you could provide about the mix or performance or composition would be appreciated.

P.S. This animation appeared a while back in a collaboration I did with Todd.


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Todd Simpson
post Oct 11 2018, 06:16 AM
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I remember that vid! smile.gif That was a fun one. Once I heard the guitars, i realized that they might be a bit fx heavy to be HUGE in the way you are wanting. There are wads of ways to make the guitars stand out in a mix, the easiest way to is to keep the fx as sparse as possible and double the guitar tracks by playing the same part twice and panning them a bit. Some folks record each part four times and pan them 10 and 2 and then the second set farther out. I've tried this and it always seemed like more work than it was worth. Also, even gain/dist can cause guitars to actually seem smaller due to signal compression so either using less or playing the part twice and having one track with less gain be a bit louder can work. There are many ways to skin this particular cat. I'm sure folks will have other ideas smile.gif

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Here's another in my series of songs accompanied by a fractal video animation. My goal here was to make the guitars sound big in the mix. (You have to wait a bit for the guitars to come in). AxeFX amp models used here include Dual Rectifier, SLO100, and JMP-1. Any feedback you could provide about the mix or performance or composition would be appreciated.

P.S. This animation appeared a while back in a collaboration I did with Todd.


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post Oct 13 2018, 02:05 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 11 2018, 05:16 AM) *
I'm sure folks will have other ideas smile.gif


Maybe not smile.gif. Besides you and Gabe, there only seems to be a handful of people who are active on the forum anymore.



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post Oct 13 2018, 06:57 AM
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I am hopeful that once the mobile app finally launches, it will usher in a Golden Era for GMC. Most folks interact with the web with their phones/apps these days. The generation coming up has no interest in desktop/laptop machines when their tablet/phone will do just fine. I read kris mention something about moving toward the mobile app. No idea when this will happen, but I think when it does happen that it will greatly spur participation.

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Maybe not smile.gif . Besides you and Gabe, there only seems to be a handful of people who are active on the forum anymore.


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post Oct 13 2018, 02:51 PM
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QUOTE (Rammikin @ Oct 10 2018, 09:52 PM) *
Any feedback you could provide about the mix or performance or composition would be appreciated.


I like the mix as well as the overall timbre, sonic 'feel' and texture of the piece.
My only comment is that I would have liked to have heard a real key change.
It hovers around that C/F axis for a long time. That's just my personal thing though.

*When you go 'minor' at 2:47, maybe drop it down to Bbm or up to Fm for a bit - ?
Again, that's just my thing.

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