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PortraitOfABlackHole

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Fairview, Canada
Joined : 20th Jan 2010 - 14 years ago

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CaraDeSol
CaraDeSol 4th Sep 2020 15:57 -  3 years ago

on Fantasize - Stainless Steel Ferris Wheel by PortraitOfABlackHole
Excellent track mate! The first portion is just superb in terms of the notes and chord progression. I feel it's also tailored for an orchestra, specifically strings ensemble imo. The second segment is uplifting and fun to listen to. This is a very well made track, I can see you put alot of time making this. Stellar production, congrats. Thank you for sharing.

Cara De Sol
DFay
DFay 4th Sep 2020 02:29 -  3 years ago

on Fantasize - Stainless Steel Ferris Wheel by PortraitOfABlackHole
it's like church vibe at the beginning. but love the pitch drop. It's very dope
Alien
Alien 16th Dec 2018 23:49 -  5 years ago

on Spaces for Aliens by PortraitOfABlackHole
Excellent! Great idea btw.
Maybe add some high hats and crashes.
Keep up the good work!

Alien.
centralsdev
centralsdev 16th Dec 2018 21:29 -  5 years ago

on Spaces for Aliens by PortraitOfABlackHole
This sound really cool.
Spivkurl
Spivkurl 26th Nov 2017 15:13 -  6 years ago

on Trick Room by PortraitOfABlackHole
Very interesting style here, most especially the composition of the various parts!

To me, it sounds like a slightly more complex rendition of something that Savant might have done. I say this mostly because of the choice of sounds, as well as the arrangement style. Not meant as an insult in any way, as there was a time when I listened to Savant on a regular basis.

I do like the stripped down game style sounds on here, and they made it pretty fun to listen to. The field recordings were an interesting touch, though very subtle.

All in all a very enjoyable piece to hear! Nice work!
imakebeatsLF
imakebeatsLF 21st Oct 2017 13:54 -  6 years ago

on Trick Room by PortraitOfABlackHole
yes would have to agree with other comments, this sounds straight out of a video game! got some pretty cool elements in this track man

nice job, very cool song

PEACE

(LF)
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 24th Oct 2017 - 6 years ago
Thanks a bunch!
imakebeatsLF
imakebeatsLF 21st Oct 2017 13:53 -  6 years ago

on Trick Room by PortraitOfABlackHole
yes would have to agree with other comments, this sounds straight out of a video game! got some pretty cool elements in this track man

nice job, very cool song

PEACE

(LF)
theHumps
theHumps 21st Oct 2017 12:54 -  6 years ago

on Trick Room by PortraitOfABlackHole
Sounds like electronic heavy metal, cool track! Like a war of the 70's video games. Creative!

Wayne
crucethus
crucethus 21st Oct 2017 03:44 -  6 years ago

on Trick Room by PortraitOfABlackHole
Awesome Intro. Funny how snare cadences have now been incorporated in electronic music. sounds like 8bit insanity. and it ends like a boss! Fav'd and downloaded (TY). Awesome job!
Cru
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 24th Oct 2017 - 6 years ago
Thanks a lot! I really like snare and other snappy cadences, am glad more people are starting to use them again.
PinAcle
PinAcle 20th Oct 2017 17:03 -  6 years ago

on Trick Room by PortraitOfABlackHole
Great track!!
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 24th Oct 2017 - 6 years ago
Thanks!
YogeshST
YogeshST 31st Jan 2017 06:57 -  7 years ago

on Jupiter Rising by PortraitOfABlackHole
Nice!!!
tekreck
tekreck 25th Jan 2017 04:31 -  7 years ago

on Jupiter Rising by PortraitOfABlackHole
you.. have the beats.. of an angel. ..
Synthesiz3r
Synthesiz3r 23rd Jan 2017 19:12 -  7 years ago

on Jupiter Rising by PortraitOfABlackHole
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

on Jupiter Rising by PortraitOfABlackHole
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

on Jupiter Rising by PortraitOfABlackHole
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

on Jupiter Rising by PortraitOfABlackHole
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

on Jupiter Rising by PortraitOfABlackHole
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

on Jupiter Rising by PortraitOfABlackHole
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

on Jupiter Rising by PortraitOfABlackHole
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

on Jupiter Rising by PortraitOfABlackHole
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

on Jupiter Rising by PortraitOfABlackHole
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.
DijamMusic
DijamMusic 1st Jan 2017 23:14 -  7 years ago

on November Snowstorm by PortraitOfABlackHole
Hello,
It is brilliant piece of music.
I love the chiptune.
Well done.
Jamid
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 6th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thanks friend!
felixamodeo
felixamodeo 31st Dec 2016 04:26 -  7 years ago

on November Snowstorm by PortraitOfABlackHole
Ahhh... I love chiptune sounds and this has plenty of them. Great work mixing the EDM sounds at a low tempo. Love it.
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 6th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like it!
Spivkurl
Spivkurl 3rd Dec 2016 14:48 -  7 years ago

on November Snowstorm by PortraitOfABlackHole
This is an interesting style, in the combination of low tempo and modern "EDM" style sounds. It's not my "go to" sort of song, but I can hear the time and effort that you put into the composition. I like the "froggy" sounding instrument in the second half... pretty cool! If you don't mind me asking, is that a sample or synthetic or possibly a field recording? Either way it's cool. I do like the overall dynamics of the mix, yet I'm getting the feeling of some reverb which is far too wet. I do like a very dry reverb, though, so don't take my word for it. I enjoyed listening!
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 6th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thanks spiv! The 'froggy' sound your hearing in the right channel is 100% synthetic, one of those accidental button-mash-patches that I thought was pretty neat, so I just went with it - i'm glad you like it! However a lot of the panned-out hats and such are indeed field recordings. Cheers!
mindhiest
mindhiest 29th Nov 2016 04:56 -  7 years ago

on November Snowstorm by PortraitOfABlackHole
I love the bass in this. the pjck up at 2:53 is wxcwlent. over all the is a very good piece.
PortraitOfABlackHole
PortraitOfABlackHole replied 6th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago
Thank you!
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