|Originally posted by aNYthing |
Ok, so, I finally "finished" a track - e.g. laid out all the loops into something that has an outline of a finished product. It's a very melancholy, dark prog/housey/ravey trance. I haven't finished a single track, so I think in this one I was making up for all of it - and it's at modest ~13 mins or so. But it slowly evolves into what I felt was a pretty slick middle and then pretty energetic ending.
It was intended to evolve from start to finish - so, if you can, give it a listen in its entirety and let me know what you think.
Few things I noticed already - there's a ducking that jumps out at one point and dips the volume. I also listened to it on a mono speaker laptop and looks like my "bells" are only 1 channel - wonder how to fix it. Ideas?
Lots of ideas going on here. Most tracks nowadays are less than half the length of this! If this is the first track that you have finished I think it is a good place to be at. I would recommend you find a reference track in the style you like (Markus Schulz/Dakota for example) and build the track in a similar way. The mixing is pretty good to me, as is the sound design, though there is always room for improvement. I find lots of cool independent ideas don't usually work together. Instead, find one key idea, and then build around it. Focus and restructure.
Songwriter/artist and reluctant producer.