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6th Jan 2017 02:32 -  7 years ago
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Description : Trying to compete in the infamous (and unfortunate) Loudnes War, but my mixdown just doesn't seem to be up to par yet - leading me to hit my limiter too hard, waveform resembles a brick more than I would like, but, here it is. Enjoy!

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If you have time take a listen and give PortraitOfABlackHole some feedback.

YogeshST
YogeshST 31st Jan 2017 06:57 -  7 years ago
Nice!!!
tekreck
tekreck 25th Jan 2017 04:31 -  7 years ago
you.. have the beats.. of an angel. ..
Synthesiz3r
Synthesiz3r 23rd Jan 2017 19:12 -  7 years ago
nice edm stuff! nice chords! only thing is the kick could be more deeper but its ok i think, but the biggest problem FOR ME is the snare. i do listen edm (sometime well i need to) but that snare hits too hard, too fat i mean sounds good but to intrusive try with a softer one or maybe a clap.

about the snare: your work is pumpy clubby edm track but the snare holds it back i recommend you to listen some deadmau5 and you will know what i mean here he is the master of claps and snares.

Musically is nice everything is in place!

limiter: yes it will burn down its progressive house or electro house whatever... well these genres using many instruments in the same, so you need to compress them so i`m sure in your every channel you got one compressor plus i`m sure there is one on the master channel too and at the end of the chain there is that poor limiter(it can be a compressor too if its not on default) so at the end every track from this genre look like this. try deep house with minimal piano and some minimal bass (you know what deep house is) with same method and wont be square anymore. these type of music id lack of dynamics so no stress you doing good! :)
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 24th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thank you much for your feedback! You pretty well nailed my compression setup so it's good to know im on the right track! Ill try taming the snare a little more and see how it sounds, ive also noticed that my snare is very friendly with the wall of my limter so maybe that will also give me a little bit more breathing room. Thank you for the words!
weinerbob
weinerbob 23rd Jan 2017 06:45 -  7 years ago
wow,that chord progression is amazing.This track feels like it would accompany a final videogame boss a superhero movie scene. Fricking excellent XD
-WeinerBob
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 24th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thanks for stopping by, im glad to hear you like it!
sheensheep
sheensheep 23rd Jan 2017 01:04 -  7 years ago
I really like the composition. It's smooth and has some really great moments like the progression at 2:12. It sounds beautiful. I don't know if you've seen this video before, but it has very useful information when it comes to mixing and mastering.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk4D4bMu8uo

-Sheen
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 24th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thank you for the kind words and that link!
BCVProductions
BCVProductions 8th Jan 2017 05:25 -  7 years ago
This is cool. Nice chord progression. I also like the high end wave synth as THC mentioned, well textured. If you want less chip-sounding drums you might need to compress less or parallel compress the drums. I like this compression on the drums musically though, lets the toms ring out.
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 8th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thanks for the advice!
TrippyHippyCrew
TrippyHippyCrew 8th Jan 2017 03:52 -  7 years ago
very good sidechaining btw
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 8th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thank you! oddly enough, I don't use a typical sidechian compressor, rather I automate the volume and EQ bands as needed.
Unkn0wnPr0g
Unkn0wnPr0g 7th Jan 2017 19:50 -  7 years ago
I just listend to your track twice, you are AMAZING! Melodies, Solo drops, Transitions are ALL on point!!!
I don't know if you're familiar with Jean Michel Jarre but you're at his level!!!

Thanks for this track man!
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 8th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thanks again man!
Unkn0wnPr0g
Unkn0wnPr0g 7th Jan 2017 19:46 -  7 years ago
I just listend to your track twice, you are AMAZING! Melodies, Solo drops, Transitions are ALL on point!!!
I don't know if you're familiar with Jean Michel Jarre but you're at his level!!!

Thanks for this track man!
Unkn0wnPr0g
Unkn0wnPr0g 7th Jan 2017 19:42 -  7 years ago
Lovely trance! Keep it up!
Check out my track "Never Give Up" and tell me what you think.
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 8th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thank you for your words! Just checked out your too a short while ago.
TrippyHippyCrew
TrippyHippyCrew 7th Jan 2017 10:52 -  7 years ago
what program do you use to mix? I like the high frequencies of this
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 7th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thank-you! I use ACID pro 7.

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