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

Matrix Snow by Sallecta

Round 54
Author Sallecta
Title Matrix Snow
MP3 Link
Module Link
Filesize 92KB
Score --
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes

created within 4 hrs, with Psycle and its native plugins


Comment by JustinCredible on 2010-12-19 04:41:39


this has some interesting ideas, even tough i must confess, that this is sadly not exactly my personal style of music.
I really enjoyed the "spanish guitar" parts and the (for my ears) flamenco-esque percussion, but it sounded a bit repetitive after a while.

Have a happy Christmas time :)


Comment by Airmann on 2010-12-19 07:54:18

can't listen to MP3 - download link not working

Comment by Sallecta on 2010-12-19 08:12:22

link to my audio site

link to Matrix Snow mp3 file

Comment by juolac on 2010-12-19 09:28:21

Hi, haven't started listening yet but I would like to clarify my Authors notes, it's on my page...
Good luck and a happy christmas!

Comment by juolac on 2010-12-19 16:41:30

Really like the first part, the soft drum programming and gentle harmonies!
And hey! Welcome to this community, Alex!

Comment by Sallecta on 2010-12-19 17:11:32

Thanks, Joakim :)

Comment by chunter on 2010-12-20 20:55:25

I like the soft minimal ideas here. I wish I had an easier time being minimal with Renoise; because it lets you create tracks to infinity (or until your CPU won't render anymore) my mind always wants to create gigantic arrangements.

The ending seems a bit abrupt, but if I understand, stylistically the next track would have been crossfaded in by then ;)

Comment by Sonicade on 2010-12-21 03:03:32

Digging your main synth guitar sample. I've always like that sound. Nice break down melody at 1:02.
The bass line that follows felt a bit heavy to me for the tiny melody. Perhaps a filter and/or some distortion would help crunch and distinguish it more. Just a thought, not sure how it would sound.
The additional flute melody on top sounded like it started to compete a bit with the bass and synth guitar. Throwing it into some reverb and dropping the level may help place it more in the rear.

The style is minimal and the melody has a minimalistic charm to it, including the flute. Perhaps some mixing adjustments to put things in more distinct places would make each part pop more.
For example, strict middle for the guitar, wide pan the flute with reverb, etc.

Overall, nice melodies and simple but tight drum groove. Thanks for entering and welcome to the compo Sallecta!

Comment by Sallecta on 2010-12-21 13:17:03


Thank you for that detailed feedback and techinal review. The methods you suggest, seems to me very reasonable and useful. I think, I'll keep your notes close to my tracking, and hope I'll use it right way.

Comment by Airmann on 2010-12-23 14:53:34

It's weired, sometimes I can access your website, sometimes not. Guess it has something to do with the ISP.
I think this one is good for 4 hours

Comment by cralias on 2010-12-24 20:33:43

Hey there, welcome to SDC! This is a great tune for 4 hours, indeed.
Phase offset for bass sounds too overwhelming when using headphones to listen, though.

Comment by organic_io on 2011-03-31 20:14:35

Sallecta, I missed this one when it came out... However I am listening to the entire round and I really like this song. I don't understand how it didn't get any votes! I really like the guitar, bass, and drums.

Peace & keep up the good work. Nice to see a Psycle user around here too. We don't see too many anymore I don't believe.

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