Burst by JustinCredible
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Hi @ all,
i hope you like it :-)
Comment by CAG on 2009-02-02 02:18:24
mm, this song floats by and builds and releases and everything. it has a nice low end too. perfect for chillaxin' to.
Comment by ambtax1 on 2009-02-02 04:03:25
Hmmm...not quite sure what to say about your track dude. Some interesting sounds. Nice bdrum. Something missing though. I'm not exactly sure what that is.
The track needs some direction. A breakdown or two? Slap some vocals in there?
Comment by juolac on 2009-02-02 05:40:53
@ambtax1: This is the interlude music when the game is loading the next part :)
@JC: I like this sound but I have the same thoughts as ambtax1. A lead theme and/or some breakes meybe?
Comment by cralias on 2009-02-02 13:21:22
Quite great drum tracks again. I remember listening to My Healing and Message - also great drums there, btw. Yeah, it seems that there could be more of something for that eleven minute on a go, but it's ok. Tune for loading screens? No, that's right for the game... some flying game... I would not even spot that lack of diversity then :)
Must try maybe this for Audiosurf later on?
Comment by Knetter on 2009-02-02 14:02:59
Sound a bit like a live-set, I like it. Did put up the tempo a bit, sorry :)
Comment by Sonicade on 2009-02-02 19:57:44
Great chilled out track. I always enjoy your tight rhythms and chords/themes. This track had a bit of repetition to it but as usual I totally dig the groove and buildups.
I think you get a lot of encouragement to add a strong upfront melody because the music bed you've created is very appealing. Maybe that's not necessarily how you like to write your tracks and of course that's your call. A strong prominent melody can however often make the strongest statement for your track and leave the strongest impression on the listener. Regardless, I always enjoy your music and always look forward to your entries.
Comment by chunter on 2009-02-02 20:06:12
This is good stuff at a fundamental level, I think the consensus is that this tune neads to reach a bigger climax.
Comment by agargara on 2009-02-05 12:18:50
Although well-produced, it was a little too repetitive to hold my interest--as others have already said, I think that you have created a great music bed, but it needs some sort of strong melody or theme to give it direction. It's not a bad song, I think it just needs something that sticks out a little more.
Comment by JustinCredible on 2009-02-06 03:50:58
Hi @ all,
thank you for your comments.
You are all right with your critics. I also feel like there is something missing, but i simply didn't have enough time left and also ran out of ideas in the end, to add a catchy melody or something.
But i nevertheless decided to submit this entry :P
Maybe i will keep on working with this track later.
Comment by aGIANTpupafish on 2009-02-07 05:37:51
This is a nice track. As always the percussion is magnificently detailed (look at the number of percussive instruments he used in the xnrs, something like 12 hihats there at least!), and I loved those synth lines (especially you played with the panning there, nice one!) The mix is great too. I think the general thoughts are that it is a shame that such a brilliant backing track is missing that hook to make it memorable - maybe a vocal would've done the trick.
Nevertheless i always love the way your tracks evolve. Keep 'em coming! =]
Comment by ambtax1 on 2009-02-07 07:18:15
Having a relisten.
I appreciate the work in your drums here JC.
Definitely work on this justin.
It wouldn't take much to turn this really good track into a great one.
Comment by Airmann on 2009-02-08 13:03:33
I fully agree to agargara comment. You created a great sound-bed there, but a break or mellow would improve it.
Generally it seems that you like to build up your songs like this: start quiet with a few lines, repeat it and add more and more lines and stuff to raise suspense until climax. Afterwards deconstruct it. I know that this works for chillout but maybe you should try a different approach like verse + refrain + bridge etc.. Just try to do something different.
Nonetheless your drum programming is great. I totally love the percussion fill at column 48 (percussion track). That sounds sooo cool.
Regarding mix: good eq settings in master channel. Without it it sounds boxed. What about low and high cutting ? Compressor almost doesn't work - replace it by a gainer ?
....And you are the master of chillaxin' !!!!