Kurt

Kurt

  • From : Woodstock, United States
  • Joined : Tue 23rd May 2006, 16 years ago

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  1. Judah76
    Judah76 on Fri 12th May 2017 - 5 years ago
    Commented on Fin by Kurt

    "and nobody listens to radios anywhere else these days!"

    That's not true, sir. Broadcast radio is still a huge medium (although not as frequented by the public as in the 80s & 90s). Major record labels still spend thousands of dollars in air-time for their releases. If this was not so, you and I could release our works on the radio. But we cannot because the Majors still have that medium virtually on lockdown (thus making it expensive for the little guys to enter). An independent artist's friend is still college radio.

    Kurt
    Reply by Kurt

    Really? You think people listen to radios at home or at worK? I guess I always think of radio as a car medium. I suppose that with many stations broadcasting on the internet that there is plenty of airplay out there... but if they are using the internet, there's really no need for the audio restrictions that broadcast radio has. (I guess I just hate those restrictions!) With any luck, the Majors will continue their steady decline, leaving room for the rest of us.

  2. Judah76
    Judah76 on Wed 10th May 2017 - 5 years ago
    Commented on Fin by Kurt

    The overall composition is good. The 30-second right channel pan could be annoying to some listeners. Left channel is too low even for a pan simply because it is a near-30 second stretch. For that reason, this would not be radio-friendly (ever wondered why no song ever played on the radio began with a channel panned?). It would work well in a movie or stage theater, but the pan would still need to be shortened to like 10 seconds. Love the break.

    Kurt
    Reply by Kurt

    Yeah, totally right. I've always liked panning - to an extent! - but it's one of those things that can get overused so easily that I think the standard these days is to NEVER use it. I suspect that "radio friendly" will one day be gone. Between the (necessary) equalization and massive compression, music with dynamics and color doesn't stand much of a chance in a car - and nobody listens to radios anywhere else these days!

  3. adamms
    adamms on Wed 10th May 2017 - 5 years ago
    Commented on Minus Three by Kurt

    nice work really like all the different strings in the track. be great sound track for video game, great work!

    Kurt
    Reply by Kurt

    Thank you.

  4. silverman
    silverman on Tue 9th May 2017 - 5 years ago
    Commented on Fin by Kurt

    How'd you get two tracks featured?

    Kurt
    Reply by Kurt

    I'm not entirely sure - it's been what? 8 years ago that I wrote and posted this stuff!

  5. audioprojek
    audioprojek on Wed 18th Mar 2009 - 13 years ago
    Commented on Fin by Kurt

    This piece has is so complex! It must have taken you ages to get it to sound like this. Fantastic.

  6. audioprojek
    audioprojek on Tue 17th Mar 2009 - 13 years ago
    Commented on Minus Three by Kurt

    What mistakes did you learn from on this? Sounds quite good. With more 'genuine' sounding instrument quality, it'd be fantastic... even as it is, I think it holds up very well.
    I haven't been at this long enough to offer much advice (I keep getting told my stuff would sound good on video games etc... not exactly what I'm going for), but as far as listening goes, I like it.

    Kurt
    Reply by Kurt

    The one that stuck out to me is when the cello sound joins the flute sound on the theme - there's no stereo placement between them. I should've panned one a little left, the other right. There's also very little EQ - parts sound muddy and could be cleaned up with some judicious cutting of frequencies.
    Thanks for the comments!

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