Diamond Dust (Alt. Ver. "Uzsniga Sniedzins Balts") by cralias
|Title||Diamond Dust (Alt. Ver. "Uzsniga Sniedzins Balts")|
|Score||5, 4, 3, 1, 1, 1||Total Points: 15 (6 Votes)|
|1st Place Vote||5 Points||2nd Place Vote||4 Points||3rd Place Vote||3 Points||4th Place Vote||2 Points||5th Place Vote||1 point|
Diamond Dust (Alt. Ver. "Uzsniga Sniedziņš Balts")
Authors: A. Ziemelis / S. Ziemelis (Ziemeli Brothers)
This is one of most popular Christmas time songs in my country since 1987. Originally driven by
vocals and just backed up by guitars. I guess it qualifies for a remix if it's now performed by
my Everpresent & Irksome Bell Orchestra(tm) :>
Authors deserve my praise and surely - my apologies.
Comment by irrelevnt on 2010-01-02 01:42:43
It's very pretty/beautiful.
I've never heard the original, and am not familiar with it, but this version sounds very nice.
Comment by juolac on 2010-01-02 13:37:53
No need for apologies to the authors!
Haven't heard the original version but since it's vocal and with a guitar this is a very well done remix!
Very nice to listen to. Well balanced mix in my humble opinion :)
Comment by chunter on 2010-01-02 16:57:04
Nice overall feel and beat. I wish the piano and cello had a bit more treble brightness to it, though that could be an effect of my poor and rushed listening environment.
Is this a sad song?
Comment by JustinCredible on 2010-01-03 10:06:30
wow, this is really a very relaxing tune.
I also don't know the original tune, but your version is a nice song and does not necessarely feel like a christmas song for me.
All the best
Comment by Airmann on 2010-01-03 19:52:39
This remix is really well done ! I like your mix it's 100% Xmas compatible, quiet, nice and beautiful.
Very nice stereo panning inkl. automation ...makes a hearable difference. Result: everything's transparent. Nothing seems to lay over each other.
I see you used a lot of mp2reverb instances. Try to use a 1-3 sendtracks with different reverb settings instead. Nonetheless, your usage of reverb
sounds ok. You used a filter/eq behind almost every reverb. Normally there's the rule: EQ before reverb if you want to equalize the instrument sound,
EQ/filter after reverb (in send channel) to alter the sound of the reverb.
Moreover, you did a good EQing in master channel:
It's brave to reduce the bass freqs like you did, but at least in my headphones this gives those shiny and bright Xmas feeling. Nice !
Good low cutting, for high cutting a softer roll off could be better than the butterworth8n. Try to use a high shelve filter (see preset "gentle roll off" for filter 3, but adjust this preset !). I used to use the butterworth 8n, in the past too, but a softer roll off seems to be better.
Extrapoints for the Snow ASCII in Renoise song comment and instrument list !
Well done !
Comment by Chotoro on 2010-01-04 05:50:52
I checked out the original (?) on youtube, and I definitely like your version more. :)
I have a pretty awesome snow landscape outside my window now, and this song fits perfectly.