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

Happy Light by kalachnikov

Round 35
Author kalachnikov
Title Happy Light
MP3 Link
Module Link sdc35_kalachnikov-Happy_Light.rar
Filesize 5596KB
Score 5, 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 2, 1Total Points: 50 (13 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes


Comment by CAG on 2009-02-02 01:35:56

like how your tune length is 3:03, lol.
I think what I enjoy most about this rather well produced house joint is the sample use. hearing the compo samples in the context of such a bumpin' house tune outside of what you used them for.... cool. I know, shallow comment :/. love the tune, though.

Comment by ambtax1 on 2009-02-02 03:57:11

Hello :)
Solid house track. Excellent bass. Sounds are well seperated. Awesome from 1:05.
The only thing I didn't like (and this is minor) was when the vocal sample was taken high out of range.

Comment by Astroboy on 2009-02-02 05:05:41

Superb sample work.

Comment by juolac on 2009-02-02 05:07:09

Cool using filer cutoff on master track! Never thought about that possibility :)

Comment by nt on 2009-02-02 13:27:31

Haha, that DannyByrd sample is working on everyone it seems. I can see in pattern 11 that you transcribed it differently than I did.
Great song, enjoy it a lot! I like it when musical experience melts together with some nice texture work.
I think your mid highs are a bit too aggressive but still in a good range and all in all the mixing is really nice.

Comment by Chotoro on 2009-02-04 07:56:46

Good sound carpet! It covers very nicely, without being too thick.

Comment by keith303 on 2009-02-04 16:31:56

very skilled usage of the compo samples - especially the looped / sequence ones. the mainpart being introduced at 1:05 works _very_ well and feels a like fresh breeze of air coming through the window of a smoky pub.
the trumpet and the fill-in like synth lead stabs at the end of the pattern give the theme a welcome feeling of being "complete" and thought-out.
the highpass filter on the master is cool - but maybe using it less often would've been "more" here.
nevertheless, great and refreshing stuff!

Comment by agargara on 2009-02-05 11:27:17

I love this song. Those synth chords are perfect, and the bass and beat make a nice and tight accompaniment. Superb work!

Comment by chunter on 2009-02-05 16:13:13

I'm glad you got to use the trumpet and the vocal: I couldn't think of a way to make them work correctly in my tune, so they were deleted...

I also think you've made good use of the DannyByrd sample (although we recognize that little guitar bend that gave it the character we all liked, it sounds very detached from its initial context.)

Great ending.

Comment by Sonicade on 2009-02-05 17:54:02

Wow this is slick. The filter work is classic house, nicely done. I'm glad to see so many people using the DannyByrd sample. The use of it together with the trumpet sample sounds fantastic in this track. Percussion and structure are smooth and tight as well. Can't find anything to complain about in this one. Overall a real treat to listen to. Great track Kalachnikov!

Comment by JustinCredible on 2009-02-06 04:00:13


wow, this is a great tune.
Using the filter on the master track was an awesome idea.
It's a little bit pity, that the beat is based in the first line on the loops that were included at the sample pack.
When i first listened to the mp3 i was impressed by the tight rhythm, therefore i was a little bit "disappointed" when i checked the xrns.
But nevertheless a great track.


Comment by aGIANTpupafish on 2009-02-07 06:00:25

Really nice stuff, some bumpin' well produced house here indeed! Struggling to find criticisms here at all, generally very tight. I loooove the 'goa' arps. Occasionally felt like maybe there was maybe a tiny bit too much going, just occasionally. Filter on the master track was cool, reminded me of something daft punk would do! Although maybe it was slightly over done.

Anyway great job overall. This is a tight track from someone who clearly knows what they're doing.

Comment by ambtax1 on 2009-02-07 07:20:04

Yes! Daft punk. Having a relisten. Definitely my #1

Comment by juolac on 2009-02-07 07:34:05

And this is Kalachnikovs first entry! Very clean and bright sound. My favourite too.

Comment by Airmann on 2009-02-08 07:55:53

very great house track. One can hear that you are in the house/electro genre. I agree that you used the samples of this round very well. Interesting master section: you use a distortion for ticker sound (like an exciter) and a reverb as a kind of master reverb, right ? I already thought about doing this, but didn't try. Nice to hear that it works !

Comment by organic_io on 2009-02-08 09:32:14

This is just a massive track! Awesome filter use, great high quality production and of course a funky tune. Love the trumpets especially. I think everything is spaced out just perfectly, how it should be here. Excellent, and one of my favourites this round. Keep up the good work!

Comment by juolac on 2009-02-09 10:55:49

AW! Didn't you vote? Your tune would've won 10 points ahead of number 2! And you would have deserved it because you had a really fresh and pro tune!
Your song is the winner anyway :)

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