Compo Status :: Round 89 Voting :: Ended 2015-01-29 00:00:00 *CST () :: 7 Votes

Ockham's Razor by organic_io

Round 27
Author organic_io
Title Ockham's Razor
MP3 Link
Module Link sdc27_organic_io-ockham_s_razor.rar
Filesize 2830KB
Score 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 1Total Points: 17 (6 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes

I wasn't even going to enter. But... I had these chords in my head on friday afternoon at work and I couldn't resist. I hope you enjoy it.


Comment by tenfour on 2008-05-26 07:25:20

strong ideas coming out here - i love hearing the embellishments on the melody towards the end of the piece. i felt rather patient waiting for things to develop however =) i think it's a weak ending. glad you decided to go with this progression - sounds great. i can tell it's something that came naturally.

Comment by ambtax1 on 2008-05-26 16:27:28

Agree with the strong ideas comment. Listened to it twice now. Once on my (crappy) pc speakers. And once on my decent car stereo.
I could definitely hear the decent mixing in my car. Everything does appear to have it's own place. The distorted synth line sits well.
Can't help feeling like their is something missing though. I think a vocal would be ideal...;)

Comment by Cab on 2008-05-27 02:08:25

I agree with the above comments, and I'm glad you got those chords out of your head and into a track. Great use of effects!

Comment by organic_io on 2008-05-27 11:30:23

Nono Paul, this is my 1st vocal-free entry since round 15, and you're going to tell me it needs vocs? :) I don't really feel vocals have a place here. Thanks for the comment about the ending though 10-4, I think I will try to work on that some more and make it more fitting.

Comment by keith303 on 2008-05-27 13:23:44

awwww. this is sweet :) fresh air for this wacky round. makes me think of some oldskool rave/trance i loved to listen to during the mid 90'ies. i would not have mind if you'd paid a bit more attention to the treble of the hihats / crashes - those were really hurting my teeth D:
but hey, i really dig pain and stuff like that, so tune rocks nonetheless =)

Comment by organic_io on 2008-05-27 13:55:12

Hmm. I didn't notice they were too trebley on any of the systems I've listened on. Must be my ears going with age! (Mental note, hihats are louder than you think they are) I thought the flange took some of the edge off of them. The crash was reconstructed from another instrument since there wasn't a proper crash sample. I'll try to go back and see what I can do to make it less harsh.

Comment by keith303 on 2008-05-27 14:50:58

there is a peak at around 17.3khz in both of the aforementioned tracks.

guilty for this is btw the 1st flanger of the "klikz"-track dspchain. if you lower the resonance of the flanger's filter, the peak will vanish.

Comment by organic_io on 2008-05-27 15:08:00

Fascinating. My hearing probably cuts off at 17k :) I'll fix it. Thanks for your expert advice & ears :) And for making me laugh with the "ouch ;)"

Comment by keith303 on 2008-05-27 15:30:15

just sent you a version that i finetuned concerning this matter via mail.
btw: you're welcome!

Comment by nt on 2008-05-27 19:03:05

Nice chords you had in your head! :)

Comment by directionless on 2008-05-29 01:53:17

cool tune bro! solid structure. good sound. agree some hats stab my ears, which is all good, just distort them when you do that! :D

Comment by tenfour on 2008-05-29 02:10:43

love the filter automation & your simulated crash cymbal is genius man!

Comment by organic_io on 2008-05-29 08:33:27

Heeh, thanks 10-4 about the crash. It didn't take nearly as long as tweaking the snare drum though, on which I tried to emulate the resonance of an actual snare with my DSP chain. Thought it turned out pretty well :)

Comment by nt on 2008-05-30 02:25:37

Except of the sharp highs which are only a minor issue, I think the whole drums turned out very well in this tune!

Comment by organic_io on 2008-05-30 07:24:19

:( Definitely my ears are broken, either that or my hardware mixer. Need to do some testing. I may have to hire one of you to do mixing for me if this keeps up

Comment by nt on 2008-05-30 11:02:50

Your ears are not broken unless everything else sounds dull to you. And I assume that's not the case :)

Comment by organic_io on 2008-05-30 11:12:52

You must be right. I'm going to disconnect the mixer tonight and run monitors straight into the soundcard and see if I can tell the difference.

Comment by aGIANTpupafish on 2008-05-30 11:24:12

ouch ;) yes it's definitely the 'klikz'. loved the bass though, and the filter/gate efffects with it.
the snare does rock, and your crash cymbal is genius.

Comment by andyray on 2008-05-30 16:05:40

I always find something worth my while when listening to one of your tracks ... that doesn't mean I always like them but you have a unique style and approach to your music-making that I find most refreshing and inspiring. Me I don't care so much for production flaws in sdcompo anymore.. I mean, it's nice when someone submits a flawless piece of production but most of us has enough with just composing in time and submits in the last few minutes before deadline... I really dig the use of the volume slicer command - brings back memories of old 4-channel tracking... looking forward to your next sub....

Comment by CAG on 2008-06-05 13:32:05

hehe, going back to the roots here? I can hear demoscene and early rave here. of course, I'm only assuming those are your roots (or part thereof).
my ears must be broken too, or my monitor must not be good enough, since I don't hear anything broken about the highs. :/ I wouldn't want to think that my ears are broken at this time of life, though. :D

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