Jeedan wrote: »
Reverb is one of the fundamental building blocks of sound. Its one of the first things we try to determine about any sound in real life (where is it coming from?) so its as essential to some genres as distortion is to rock. The trick is not distributing it so that every element sounds like its coming from the same place so to speak. Also the decay of a reverb trail has a way of killing immediacy in elements that you may want to be percussive, busy or forward. It pushes everything back into the haze.
If I have any comments on the mix its on the drums. As the song builds they get buried, so when it sounds like its 'kicking in' the drums kinda don't. Either volume automation or layering more might help this.
Jeedan wrote: »
I was listening to the noise rock band Whores the other day so I tried to rip them off
nightmarenny wrote: »
Im trying to put together a set of demos for the album my band is gonna start recording. We're bringing in a Sax for the recording but I wanna use a synth sax in my demo to give everyone as complete a picture of what the music will sound like in total. All the Sax synths I have are really bad. Anybody know some good cheap sax synths? Im working in garage band and logic right now.
Halibut wrote: »
I've been making electronic music off and on in my spare time for the past 6 years or so. I've learned a ton in that time, but I feel like I'm fumbling in the dark a lot. I suspect that my lack of a music background/education probably has a lot to do with it.
I rarely have an idea for a song that actually makes its way into the final product. Which isn't to say I'm unhappy with the end result, but it always feels incidental... like the song that comes out the other end of the process is a fluke somehow.
I've been making music for long enough that I don't question this process as much anymore, but I feel like there's probably a more intentional way to make music. Anyone ever feel this way?