Zergmazter

Zergmazter

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    Zergmazter on Tue 2nd Aug 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Axon Rise feat EF - Bye Bye Beautiful cover by AxonRise

    This is one of my favorite songs of all time lol. This came out spectacular!

    AxonRise
    Reply by AxonRise

    Thank you dude! I'm actually redoing a lot of this in free time from other projects so it's gonna sound even more bad ass the second time around! Really glad you like it!

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    Zergmazter on Tue 2nd Aug 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Souls in Shadow feat Aurielle Marie TheHyperchick by AxonRise

    I love this. Those simultaneous guitar and snare hits I love them. Nice fat low end just the way I like it. Fitting vocals, and her voice is amazing especially when she goes high.

    AxonRise
    Reply by AxonRise

    Dude, thank you so much, this made my afternoon to sign on and see this. It was a lot of fun to make and compose. Gotta have that low end too ;D I'll pass on what you said to the singer as well ^_^

    Thank you again!

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    Zergmazter on Fri 27th May 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Red Shoes by silverman

    This to me sounds like a live band at an upscale bar. I am not too advanced in the concept of 'space', but I can tell you that much. It sounds like it's being played from inside a room and live.

    I don't usually listen to jazz, but this is great for hanging out with friends at a lounge. It has that kind of social feel to it.

    I dig this.

    silverman
    Reply by silverman

    Thank you Z for your time and comments. I tried for a raadio sound but I'm feeling what you're saying now.

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    Zergmazter on Fri 27th May 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Projectx by niggabiotch321

    Yes indeed this track has power. I like how you arranged it in such a way that the bass stands at mid volume, then suddenly pops up with a dubstepy kinda wobble out of the mix as if it was wrapping the whole thing, and making use of the available space in the mix that you've created, by your choice of instruments. I can only describe it as a 3d bass haha.

    Good work so far and a good start in my opinion.

    niggabiotch321
    Reply by niggabiotch321

    thank you for the indepth comment :) you sound knowledgeable which is good :)

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    Zergmazter on Fri 27th May 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on I Fall Down v2 by Spivkurl

    Man you mix some of the best kicks on looperman in my opinion. It really gives your songs that catchy feel they have. They are not just loud, they just let themselves be felt.

    Very clean as usual I love it. Did I ever tell your songs always inspire me to work cleaner? Complex but not crowded. I hear every single detail and I love it.

    The tone/sound of this track is very pleasing to my ears, and I mean the low end to mid, and high end ratio. My songs tend to lean a bit more to the mid freqs which I'm trying not to.

    Lastly I like your dynamics. It looks fairly loud, but it does not sound squashed, and I'm clueless how you did that.

    Great work. Another unique piece, and enjoyable with that spiv sparkle to it.

    I'm taking notes on this one lol.

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey Zergmazter, thank you for the nice words and clear comment! As far as the kicks go - a very a large amount of my time in mixing (as well as recording) is to ensure that the low end with not be full of competing elements, and so not muddy. It's taken a lot of trial and error, as well as research to make it this far. That makes me happy that I can inspire you to adjust your work style! Been trying to help people adjust to less compressed/limited output, with a dynamic range which can drive all kinds of systems well. Mid freqs - Even before I really learned how to improve the low end image, I was working hard on the mid frequencies. I tend to do a lot of scooping throughout my mixes, at various mid range areas. So many instruments use those ranges, that you almost have to choose what is most important at each part of the track, otherwise they are all right there blasting the output. I'm happy that you like the dynamics of this one. So many things come into play when reaching a dynamic master export, and mastering is only the last step, no more important than everything which comes before. Recording is a big step, making sure that you give yourself headroom and don't clip, as well as keep the noise floor low enough to account for gain later on. The headroom applies during mixing as well, since if you export your mix, and everything is peaking high, then when it is mastered the dynamic range will only be harmed. Of course keeping any clipping out of the mix will help as well. I'm not sure what you use for mastering effects, so it would be hard to give pointer on that, but in general less is better... less extreme threshold settings, less extreme EQ gain/boost, less brickwall on the output. Additionally, at each effect in the mastering chain, I will only adjust the output gain if the output of the plugin is going past 0dB, or if the input of the next one is going past 0dB. If neither of those is happening, then I can go down the line, knowing that I am not overloading any of the chain. Thank you very much for the pleasing comment and the listen!

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    Zergmazter on Fri 27th May 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Marnie Grant - Lost In Translation by MarnieG

    Ok you've earned a fan here. My style of music right here. Always so emotional.

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    Zergmazter on Fri 27th May 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Marnie Grant - Stolen Heart by MarnieG

    Oh my God this has to be one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. This is a true master piece. So much emotion! I love this.

    That ending at 1:20 broke my heart. I would have cried to this if I wasn't so hyped up on pre-workout powder. It brings back so many memories.

    Amazing work. Really it's perfect.

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    Zergmazter on Fri 27th May 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Saturday Bugpop by DanGoldstein

    I could not help to think about a 'gameboy'. When I was a kid those were all the rage lol.

    This is a very unique track. It's not just sad, or happy like others, but it can be whatever the listener wanted it to be. In my experience it was happy, random, and it had a sense of fun.

    I am not familiar with this type of music, but I think I heard some kind of pattern from 2:42 to 3:24. Very unique progression (if any) indeed.

    I did not hear the clipping others were talking about. Hmmm maybe I just thought it was part of the sound itself.

    DanGoldstein
    Reply by DanGoldstein

    Yes, I remember gameboy, from friends who had it. It is possibly the use of old synth sounds and a fairly unsophisticated mix that gives it the game music sound. Sometimes I manage to describe a visual, and that might be part of the association to gaming or soundtracks generally.

    This is definitely a bug celebration, so I'm glad that is where you went with the track! Really happy you had a chance to check it out. Best wishes and looking forward to checking more of your work. Dan

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    Zergmazter on Tue 24th May 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Angel In Disguise by BradoSanz

    Wow Brado. I need to listen to more of your songs. This sounded amazing. I love how your kick sounds like it thumps with low end. I'm currently trying to do the same thing and I haven't been able to.

    I'm so jealous of your skills. Just like something I would hear at a radio station.

    Your song passes the test in all of my listening devices lol. Specially my Iphone earphones. I usually fail at making my low end sound balanced there, but you nailed it there as well.

    Awesome work.

    BradoSanz
    Reply by BradoSanz

    Thanks Zerg!

    One thing I did was to make sure I cut almost everything (except the drum kit and the bassline) down below ~160 Hz (there were variances depending on the instruments in question) to clear up room for these two essential elements.

    I then added some slight compression to create the illusion of increased punch in the kick drum, while also cutting back the drum kit below like 60 or 70 Hz so that the bass could provide the real punch for the kick, all while cutting that instrument around ~30 Hz to eliminate any unecessary low-end that would muddle the sound. Sorry if that's confusing but that's generally what I did haha.

    The harder part was finding the right balance in volumes between the two so that the bass didn't overwhelm the kick and vice versa. I eventually found the sweet spot :)

    Hope that gives you some insight!

    Brado

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    Zergmazter on Sun 8th May 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Arrival of the birds piano by Abilify

    This is a very beautiful piece. I enjoyed this. It sounds real alright software or not. Every keyboard player plays on software so what gives.

    If it was midi you did a good job. If it was a real performance, then you have a unique way of using the sustain pedal. I talk from personal experience. Maybe I rely too much on the sustain pedal. It's like my way out of everything lol.

    Or maybe you used a sostenuto pedal too and that could be the reason why you get sustained and non sustained notes simultaneously.

    Whatever the case it sounded good and I'm not complaining :)

    Abilify
    Reply by Abilify

    well it kinda was a "real performance". i recorded it using my keyboard, but i played it live. i have my pedal on like 45%.

    Nice, thank you!

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    Zergmazter on Thu 14th Apr 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Full track for the upcoming tutorial by Mahloo13

    Cool track man. Loudness-wise is this what we should be looking for with this type of genre or is it up to personal preference?

    I mean one would think rock=heavy right? I would have done it just like you did if you asked me.

    Thanks for uploading.

    Mahloo13
    Reply by Mahloo13

    Loudness wise I didn't check the dynamic range but it should be at commercial levels. There wasn't any particular mastering processing applied. I just went with it. As far as loudness is concerned you should definitely check any song against a comercially released record and try to match the loudness. Any genre nowadays is pushed way beyond limits when it cpmes to loudness. Personal preference may apply if you don't plan to release the record comercially othereise it wont apeal to the buyer...I know I know...sad but true.

    Clarity, definition and separation should be anybodies main concern..any track can be loud.

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    Zergmazter on Tue 16th Feb 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on the girl from ipanema by promenade2239

    So you did this in a single take (after some practice like you mentioned).

    That alone is great, then also the fact that you were reading from a sheet. That's even greater. All this for an impressive 1 minute and 51 seconds.

    I don't think people who don't play the piano will fully understand how difficult that is. Beautifully executed and with no editing post performance.

    I don't know too much about reading music, but I am curious about the way you touched the chords. Does the sheet tell you how hard to hit the keys or is that just your style. Either way to get that right in a whole 1:51 minute performance take is awesome.

    It was nice piece.

    promenade2239
    Reply by promenade2239

    thanks for listening and your review.

    here you can find the arrangement: http://pl.scribd.com/doc/167800051/All-Time-Standards-Piano#scribd

    I intend to record the other one, titled 'One Note Samba' from this particular collection too but next time I will probably use my old upright piano, not a vst. Also after experimenting with my virtual Kontakt pianos for quite some time now I think I am able to come up with some satysfying results as well - anyway there will be always a problem with a realistic response of the sample based pianos. I am using a Casio digital piano with weighted keys to practise at the moment only, not a real piano.
    Im academically trained keyboardist (classical, not jazz) and have much experience with real instruments. There is so much of sheet music out there and lot of jazz transcriptions available. Great stuff to learn and develop stylistical playing! The other way is transcibing licks/riffs from the recordings by ear. I am trying to use both methods when learning.

    There is actually not much information inside the sheet about how to play 'music'. Basically the traditional partition provides only basic informations about the pitch and the duration of notes; it may provide tempo, fingering, phrasing suggestions and similar. Yes, there are some accent marks too. This recording is just my interpretation filtered through my style of playing. It is honestly quite straight played as I stick with the sheet closely (see planetjazzbass' point on lack of swing) but I think the results are quite satysfying.

    I actually find it cool that this piece sounds easy and effortless to the listener - music should always be performed that way.

    To learn the composition I practiced this for 2 hours but after switching to that 'MrRay22' plugin I had a hard time for next 2hrs to find the proper 'connection' with the virtual instrument (you know, unnatural velocity response and overall midi latency delay). I still think it sounds quite unnatural at certain places and not the way I really wanted it to sound. Anyway I have probably tried 10 times until recorded this finally.

    I do not believe that correcting afterwards will help too much when there are issues on the basic level of the performance. It's simply artificial.

    Thanks for nice words. Im glad you liked the recording.
    Alex

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    Zergmazter on Tue 16th Feb 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Happy Beat by Joshuamaybe

    Cool song. It sure is happy indeed. Nice detail, yet not over done with the synths. Good job. I liked that the music isn't hitting the limiter along with the druns, only the drums, so it sounds I guess I'd call it dynamic.

    Joshuamaybe
    Reply by Joshuamaybe

    I agree. I don't appreciate music when you can hear the limiting on everything, and then distortion on top of that.

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    Zergmazter on Fri 8th Jan 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Funkiest loop song by royalcrowng

    I actually like this and I don't listen to this genre. It's just clipping a tad. If you lower the volume a little it should be set. You can really hear the distortion on headphones.

    Other than that good song.

    royalcrowng
    Reply by royalcrowng

    Thank You very much it was part of a remix contest here with Mr. funk . I heard what you said about loudness, and it just so happen I was reaching out to people hear on Looperman, for various reasons two being mixing and mastering . I have not had any real training skills in that department. However, the bottom line is recently I found out why what your hearing is too loud, and why opposed to another software I use sounds better balanced. It is the bit rate of my mix. I am using a 32 bit rather than a 16, or 24 bit rate, while I am building. Thanks.

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    Zergmazter on Fri 8th Jan 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Reggaeton Discoteka by AngelDelarosaJr

    Well it sounds like mainstream reggaeton. That's a good thing.

    The piano is a nice touch. The ear never gets tired. By reggaeton standards it's a good song.

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    Zergmazter on Wed 6th Jan 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Power Glide by Neomorpheus

    This song sounds amazing man. I would like to hear the previous versions if you still have them. I'd love to hear what it use to sound like and how you improved it, and how mastering changed it.

    Very good job!

    Neomorpheus
    Reply by Neomorpheus

    Sorry Zerg, I tried to find the previous versions of the track but I guess I replaced it with each change. Thanks for your comment bro.

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    Zergmazter on Mon 4th Jan 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Modern Disease by Spivkurl

    You know your craft well. You put a lot of movement into your songs, but they are defined. I like that about you. Your songs help me clear my ears after I've become deaf from mixing. I get use to your cleanness and I spot all my messes lol.

    I was gone for a while, but I could have definitely said this song belonged to Spivkurl. I don't know what it is but you always leave your imprint haha. It must be a mixture of jumpiness, happiness, or something along those lines.

    Good work.

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Thank you for the kind words. I have worked long and hard to achieve this level of recording, songwriting and composition. I am changing my focus again though, we'll see where I land. Your mention of being deaf from mixing concerns me greatly! I find myself feeling fatigued when designing a sound on my modular or circuit bent instruments, but rarely do I have that feeling when mixing... are you sure you don't have your system turned to too high of a volume? I'm happy that my music can help you return fresh though. I used to try to make everything loud before release, now I see it every where I go and it really turns me off from a song, regardless of the genre. As far as the "imprint" goes - Most of my lyrics are crafted to do exactly that, when combined with the music that is written along with it. The happiness you mention is something which seems very subjective. Several people who listened to my new album described it as depressing, while even more people found it positive or happy. I think it depends on how close you are standing to ground zero when the message drops. Thanks again!

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    Zergmazter on Mon 4th Jan 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on two angel - zwei engel - feat Phatkatz by joecramer

    Definitely dark sounding. Man you got a deep voice. Now what I liked:

    -Deep bass. It was deep but clear in my opinion. Did you blend a bass with a sub bass, or was it just a sub bass?

    -The way the lead guitar worked. I don't know what you did, but it felt like guitar waves coming at me from side to side.

    -Toms were audible and clear. I don't care what anyone does if they take care of their toms that's an automatic A++++ from me.

    Good job

    No complains here, but I wish I would have heard some high gain distortion on the guitar for a truly dark christmas lol. Just personal preference. I like my distortion a lot.

    joecramer
    Reply by joecramer

    I got some steems played by Phatkatz on his 5 string bass and guitars. I used a part of the bassline and EQed it a bit and then i used some subbass on it

    The rythem guitar(s) where made from one steem. I cuted it into 4 parts and placed 2 of them on left side, 2 on right. Then i used the Spinner vst with rotation on each. Some different FX on each and at the end i mixed all into one and it sounds like that :)

    I always try to have good sounding drums but often i fail :)
    so i am happy that i did it this time the right way

    When i do the "real" version of this song, then i will have a try on some high gain distortion on the guitar ... who knows maybe it works

    Thanks for your comment Mr Zergmazter

    stay tuned
    joe

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    Zergmazter on Mon 4th Jan 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Nothing Left by Jeffierenee

    Very clean and audible. Lots of things going on, yet it all made sense as it was clear.

    I specially liked that stereo lead. It felt like it was tickling my ears going from one side to the other lol.

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    Zergmazter on Fri 1st Jan 2016 - 6 years ago
    Commented on looking to collab by mike0112

    Cool song. It could be just me, but did you deliberately lower the mids, or boosted the lows, and highs to the point the mids sound lowered?

    Maybe it was your sound selection, but my ears perceive a hollow like sensation. Meh could be just my ears being hyper sensitive after all the time I've spent learning how to mix rock/metal guitars which are mid rich.

    Cool song regardless.

    mike0112
    Reply by mike0112

    lol thanks , but that'll do it i did only one rock song and my ears hurt so i have to take a beak for a wee or mix through the speakers but head phones are better.

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    Zergmazter on Fri 31st Jul 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Traffic Jam by Spivkurl

    You got some very unique ideas. Have you ever thought about sending this type of music to marvel? You do it just right and I think this would do good for superhero movies like 'Kick ass'

    It has that action, comical feel to it. I liked this.

    Spivkurl
    Reply by Spivkurl

    Hey there, thank you for the listen and comment! While I am honored to have the "Marvel" recommendation, I also don't know of the movie you speak of. I actually cringe when watching movies which are heavy on CGI animation, and I'm assuming their recent work is just that. For example I would rather see a film or show from late 80's early 90's with subtle CGI effects, in lower definition, rather than what people do recently with computers. It would be hard for me to provide music for a film I would not even want to watch, ha ha. I actually have not seen a movie made past 2008 which I actually enjoyed. I'm glad you felt the energy of the song though! Thank you!

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    Zergmazter on Tue 7th Jul 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Star Forge by Evisma

    I'm sorry for the double post, but I wasn't done with my review and accidentally pressed post:

    The main reason why I liked the song was because even though the song is heavy on the arrange you managed to make the guitar sound through the mix. I think you did an awesome job, and the guitars never got lost in the mix. They were clean and clearly audible to me at all times.

    Evisma
    Reply by Evisma

    DAMN YOU DOUBLE POSTER!!!!!

    Naw, it's cool. Thanks!

    Evan

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    Zergmazter on Tue 7th Jul 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Star Forge by Evisma

    Awesome track man!!!

    You have no idea how much I needed to hear rock like this. The only other person I've seen uploading rock in here that I remember is Neomorpheus.

    I think you did good on the guitars. I'm trying to learn how to mix guitars, but I dont have real sounds, only synthesized free crap :(, so I got very bad starting points to start with.

    Loved the combination of the 2 guitars!!! Rock on! I'm sorry to ask, but do you have any tips on mixing rock guitars?

    I'm asking because I admire what you did here :D

    Evisma
    Reply by Evisma

    Mr. Zerg

    "The only other person I've seen uploading rock in here that I remember is Neomorpheus. "

    He's good. Also check out StaticNomad, Topvega, Danke, MrWolf, Phatkatz4, MetalEd.

    I've got almost 50 Rock tracks on here, so you got lots-O-listening to do now!

    As for mixing. I only EQ. Do sympathizing EQs for each part. One guitar line has small eq cuts in the low-mids and the hi-mids, the other line leaves those and cuts in the hi and mid. I only do subtractive EQing.

    I am in no way saying that what I'm doing is the right way. It's just how I make things share space. Also, don't have multiple lines playing in the same area on the guitar neck.

    That's all I got. Take care!

    Evan

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    Zergmazter on Sat 27th Jun 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Modnex - One by Modnex

    I agree with what AsidRn said, about being the clap and the kick being off beat slightly, however personally at first I thought it was a delayed kick on purpose, but I cant make up my mind about it. I thought it was just there. It just happened.

    Then again I follow a different philosophy and different genre. In my music I always attempt to have things not so perfectly timed.

    I liked the synth melodies, the intro, and the ending. I'm a synth man and when I say I liked your synths I meant it :D

    AsidRn is right once again -9 to -12 RMS is reasonable. I always aim for -9.5 to -10 as it works for me best.

    Liked the song over all.

    Modnex
    Reply by Modnex

    Thanks Zergmazter! For some odd reason, I still can't hear what you guys are hearing. Every time I hear it, it sounds like it came in perfectly on time. Perhaps, it's like you said. Maybe it just comes down to taste.

    For my tracks, I like to bring things in perfectly. In my opinion, it sounds more carefully organized that way and makes finishing the rest of the track much easier.

    I'm definitely going to start aiming for -9 or -12 RMS for now on. Normally when I work on my tracks, I usually don't focus on those things. I tend to just try and bring the sounds in my head to life. Once I do that, I find it very hard to focus on the RMS or levels of my track. But that's starting to change.

    Thanks for checking me out, glad you enjoyed.
    Take care!

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    Zergmazter on Tue 16th Jun 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Gone forever feat Naju by benjizo

    Typing this as I listen. Nice job on the vocals. Very commercial.

    Also the rapping was good. I like a rapper who knows when to shut up and let their other vocals have their spot light.

    Good vocal combo and musical choice. I liked the bright mix.

    The most important thing however to me is that you did not give us a squared wave lol. I think everything sounds good as is.

    If it is mastered awesome, if its not then try and keep these dynamics. It sounds nice what you currently have.

    benjizo
    Reply by benjizo

    Thanks Man,unfortunately i lost the original data,so i cant edit it.Thanks for the props man.

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