Love that low end whooooosh sound e.g. between 2:00s and 2:45s, really nice.
For my taste the rave synth gets a little bit annoying over time, I would probably try to modulate it with a LP filter with some resonance, or leave it out now and then.
Otherwise nice chilly track
Thanks very much, vitaminx.
I don't have the tune handy right now to listen to, but I think I know which synths you are talking about.
I got the idea for the low end whooosh from some tunes by the honorable Imogen Heap. But I actually performed them, I think with Vembe Surge. I didn't sample anything, although I think somebody might get a similar sound from a vinyl turntable technique.
The second synth sound you are talking about--well, I'm pretty sure it already was filtered semi-resonant modulation unless perhaps you are talking about some other sound. I don't remember using any "rave" sounds. The tune is old, but not 1990s old, it's old as in 2015 or 2016 or so. As for leaving it out now and then, I would consider it as an option, but I deleted the project stems a very long time ago as I routinely do. The tune is pretty much complete.
As per your request: From what I remember, if I had removed the synth sound that I think you are talking about (the midrangey vocal-like part) then it would've gutted the main part of the tune and the whole tune structure would've suddenly been deprecated. I'm certainly not against dropping out parts from time to time; I do that routinely in my tunes. I would agree it's a good technique.
Perhaps the length of the tune made the actual parts variation less noticeable. Also, the softer part is not intended to be in total isolation nor is it intended to be like a "duet" with the harsher parts. The tune isn't intended to be laid back; it's intended to convey contrasting elements which are not mutually exclusive of each other.
Nevertheless thanks for listening by all means and for your comments. I always try to make a mental note of the comments people make about the tunes so that at least my future tunes can accommodate people's preferences to some degree even if I can't go back and change the old tunes. So in your case, I'll try and do more drop ins and drop outs (although recently I got requests to do fewer drop ins and drop outs; so I don't know what gives
folderol wrote:Were you intending to put words to this? It makes for a strange title otherwise. Rather has an action movie feeling, especially with the mood contrasts.
Thanks for your enquiry. No, I wasn't intending to do any lyrics. Lyrics from me are pretty rare, even for tune that I had planned to do lyrics to. I just don't have the voice and I ended up pawning my microphones for other more useful items. I
I'm glad you picked up on the mood contrasts; that was the main idea of the tune from the start. What you describe as the action movie feeling is also quite fitting to my intentions, because when I composed it I was thinking about intense moments where even the the reprieves are somewhat melancholy and tend to be sandwiched in between other times of change or tension. For me, I can relate to the action tv show scenes where maybe a battle is won, but somebody puts their life on the line and barely makes it, or maybe the person who saves everybody dies saving them all, like in some really hardcore CSI scenes, or like in some shows where a catastrophe is prevented but another one happens anyhow. There's that element of emotional and physical loss despite the strength and stamina and prowess and dexterity and committment to fight against the odds and against evil using whatever tools are in the bag 'o' trix. And maybe that sounds overintellectualised, but that's kinda how I think.
The tune used to have a different title, but the previous title gave no inclination of any emotion. The new title conveys emotion and struggle and for those who are trapped and/or abused there's usually an element of calmness and patience and sadness combined while requesting to be freed. But as the perpetraitor's continue their evils, the pent up legitimate aggression cannot be denied--victims have a right to fight back. And even if freed and released from abuse, there's still the lingering pain and sadness and suffering due the loss of friends and family and others who died or were harmed.
So yeah, the title is pretty serious. I'm happy with it.
Either way, I hope you like the tune. Of course you are welcome to download a copy if you do. And thanks very much for comments and insights. I like how you tend notice things about my tunes whether you like them much or not.
Peace be with you both.