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    Ambient/Experimental

    I hope I can call it that without getting in trouble..

    All content created in Reaktor, mixed in SONAR.

    http://www.troelsoxenvad.com/music/Ambient_1.mp3

    Any feedback appreciated.

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    Senior Member Tom Crowning's Avatar
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    Re: Ambient/Experimental

    Quote Originally Posted by Troels
    I hope I can call it that without getting in trouble..

    All content created in Reaktor, mixed in SONAR.

    http://www.troelsoxenvad.com/music/Ambient_1.mp3

    Any feedback appreciated.
    I wouldn't call it ambient, I think it's more electronic + experimental.
    Reminds me on a combination of J.M. Jarre and Tangerine Dream.
    Sounds strange at the beginning, but when I listened some more
    seconds it develops something catchy.
    I like it.
    Tom

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    Re: Ambient/Experimental

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Crowning
    I wouldn't call it ambient, I think it's more electronic + experimental.
    Reminds me on a combination of J.M. Jarre and Tangerine Dream.
    Sounds strange at the beginning, but when I listened some more
    seconds it develops something catchy.
    I like it.
    Tom
    Thanks Tom!
    May I ask if the mix translated OK on your system?

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    Re: Ambient/Experimental

    Quote Originally Posted by Troels
    Thanks Tom!
    May I ask if the mix translated OK on your system?
    Sure, but give me a day or two, I'm just building a new DAW from
    scratch and haven't yet connected the mixer and speakers.
    Millions of cables...
    Best regards.
    Tom

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    Re: Ambient/Experimental

    Mix is good here Troels.

    Steve

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    Re: Ambient/Experimental

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Karl
    Mix is good here Troels.

    Steve
    Thanks Steve, someone complained about the low end, I wanted a third opinion before I started messing with it.

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    Re: Ambient/Experimental

    Quote Originally Posted by Troels
    Thanks Tom!
    May I ask if the mix translated OK on your system?
    Okay, my system is finally runing and I've listened to your song.

    On a (linear) monitor system it sounds good, but most probably
    you'll have some problems with speakers with lots of bass, it'll
    be a little bit muddy there.
    Your very deep bass drum/synth has it's maximum (-36 db) at about
    43 Hz, at 20 Hz it's still -37 db.
    I'd let it fall off a little bit faster, maybe to -40 db at 20 Hz or even more
    if it still sounds okay.
    Your left channel is about 2 db louder than the right one, if you want
    maximum loudness without clipping/distortions I'd adjust that a little bit,
    too.

    Best regards,
    Tom

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    Re: Ambient/Experimental

    sounds fantastic. great production, nice musical ideas. sorta an aphex twin light sound (which is not a bad thing.)

    agreed, this isn't really ambient or experimental.

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    Re: Ambient/Experimental

    I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Crowning
    Okay, my system is finally runing and I've listened to your song.

    On a (linear) monitor system it sounds good, but most probably
    you'll have some problems with speakers with lots of bass, it'll
    be a little bit muddy there.
    Your very deep bass drum/synth has it's maximum (-36 db) at about
    43 Hz, at 20 Hz it's still -37 db.
    I'd let it fall off a little bit faster, maybe to -40 db at 20 Hz or even more
    if it still sounds okay.
    Your left channel is about 2 db louder than the right one, if you want
    maximum loudness without clipping/distortions I'd adjust that a little bit,
    too.

    Best regards,
    Tom
    Thanks Tom!
    A weird thing happened during the mix, the fast kick element would not work well in the middle, so I put it slightly left, that's what's causing the left to be louder I think. I saw it, but it sounded ok to me, so I left it like that.
    My room doesn't reproduce any deep bass (bass traps are high on my wish list). It sounds OK in my headhpones. I don't think the bass or the kick is creating the mud, it's probably some of the other elements like the wind sounds that has content down deep.
    I'll run all those through a hi pass, that should fix it.

    Thanks again!

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