in music •  3 months ago

This is my latest track, it's a sort of 80's vs modern techno/trance and house music styles hybrid, a clubbing track in a sense, with lots of synthesizers I do like my synths.

It's got a clear 80's and current vibe that resonates throughout, with a deviation here and there in the form of change of paces and general direction of the track.

Well I hope people like it.

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Thanks for using the #technofriday hashtag. Stumbled onto this because of it.

Gave the track a solid listen. There is a pretty good tune here in terms of sounds and arrangement, but so much of it gets lost in a mix down that frankly and not to be mean, needs some work. A lot of it comes down to that drum that is so upfront in the mix. The choice in sound is pretty nice, but it's so upfront that it takes a lot of the low end detail out of the mix. Your synths should have much more presence in my opinion, but just need that space to breathe. The same can be said for your high-hats, which while not clashing with anything, could benefit from being brought down a few Db. Doing this I feel like would make the synths in this track pop a lot more.

I just want to be clear, I really like the construction and arrangement of this track and wouldn't change any of that. There's a warmth and depth to this that I think is fantastic. I just think it would benefit significantly from a closer look at your mix. Trust me, if it were bad I just wouldn't say anything and carry on with my day, but I think this has a lot of potential. Thanks for sharing this.


Well I am amateur with regards to creating really admittedly but I try my best with what I understand so far, I've been at it since last summer, on top of that I struggle to learn to lol which doesn't help with all the issues I try to cover in my knowledge of the software but yeah I try,.

So here and there there are a fair few tracks that never quite achieve the full inteded specification that I'd initially wanted or the fullness/loudness etc etc I actually intend, I was shown less than a day well hours in one day how to use logic, since that I've been on my own.

I do like the feedback though as it gives insight on how to adjust to make good, I'll chalk this up to a lack of training and continue ontp my next track I think, I tend to do this a lot I don't really tend to continue once made, I throw it aside and build the next one,.

I am currently finalising the next track called beneath


Mixdowns are a skill that can take years to figure out right and honestly, a lot of people working on a professional level will send their tracks off to be mixed and mastered by someone else. That's how difficult it is to look at a song you've been slaving away at impartially. Plus, mixdown quality can be largely dependent of the quality of your equipment (A/D Converters, Monitors, Soundcards, and Channel Strips), the acoustics of their room, or quality of their headphones and it's not uncommon to find people who are learning struggling to get that balance right simply because they don't have the gear or space to do it. I've been doing this for a while and easily the hardest part of my mixes are the things that I talked about. Getting the bass and kick to sit right and making sure the high hats sit right in the mix.

Good thing is that for this early you seem to have a really good knack for arrangement and construction. The rest will come in time. There are so many good YouTube channels that will give you help on mixing problems. I personally like this book called Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices, and Tools which I'll reference pretty heavily when working on my mixes. I find it helps a lot just to be able to turn to a page to help me get the sound I want.

Some techniques that have helped me and that I've had to learn the hard way:

  • Sidechain compression on the bass with the kick in light amounts to give the kick and bass space to work together.
  • Kick Drum tuning to make sure they are in the same key as your bass so there is no clashing.
  • Spectrum analyzers so you can see overlapping frequencies to better understand what frequencies need to be cut.
  • Putting certain parts like the bass and kick in mono to cut down on low end messiness.
  • Panning high hats to the left and right so they aren't so central in the mix and making them sound more natural.

Personally, I'd recommend giving this a read.
They've got a pretty solid series on mixing fundamentals that are worth reading as well.

But like I said, I really dig the tunes. Wouldn't mind giving this one a shot at remixing if you are ever interested. I just think constructive feedback is really hard to come by on here and thought it might be helpful to you to give some. Hope it helps. Like I said, I dig the tunes and I'm excited to hear more. Your output is impressive! Keep doing you.