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

Back by CasMarrav

Round 66
Author CasMarrav
Title Back
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Filesize 10168KB
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1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes


Comment by tenfour on 2012-04-30 10:10:00

Do you mind making the mp3 downloadable? I'd like to put it in a playlist if possible.

Comment by organic_io on 2012-04-30 14:13:08

I agree with 10-4, who posted at exactly 10:10

Listening on Soundcloud. Really nice vibe on this. I like the low rumbling bass, and the drums are very tight and punchy. Very danceable.

Welcome to the compo. Hope to hear some more from you

Comment by Shadowbane on 2012-04-30 14:24:34

Only note I have on this is that the drums might be mixed a little bit too loud for the rest of it. The snare in particular seems to be a bit too high. Other than that quite a nice piece. I like the rhythmic stuff you did.

Comment by Knetter on 2012-04-30 15:33:23

Interesting piece of dub(step)! I think the mix sounds a bit too mono, perhaps add some more panning?

Comment by CasMarrav on 2012-04-30 16:09:13

soundcloud => set to downloadable, fixed.
thanks for all the comments... I like the drums on high :D but you're right shadowbane.
O yeah one more thing - I think I left the last pattern on loop to experiment with the wobb.

Comment by tenfour on 2012-05-01 04:23:07

Sweet mother of ... first, thanks for including the "voxredox-bboxstuff.xrns" file. I love to see how its made, not just the final product.

Speaking of which, the fx chains are like a work of art. I really hope everyone gets a chance to poke around in there. For a compo like this where we are forced to be clever in the face of restrictions, this is clearly where you shine. Do you mind giving some comments about your techniques? It's pretty daunting...

For example it seems that your kick drum is built from literally silence, with DC offset applied as the "seed" of creating the sound. And before I knew that, when I first heard it, I thought "wow I need to comment how great that kick drum sounds". Such a well-balanced sound, and from such a chaotic process.

Use of ringmod is genius - was this a matter of guess-and-test or what is your strategy there?

I like the use of the beatbox; blends well with everything and is not overdone.

Reverb could use some help; maybe filters could help it sound less artificial (or maybe I've just heard mpReverb too much in general).

How did you create the LFO envelope? It's clearly done in some automated way.

My biggest complaint is that I don't actually like the song that much. The melody amounts to almost "nothing", and although the mixing creates a nice atmosphere, it feels a bit lifeless.

Hate to sound like the police, but the custom waves I believe are technically against the rules.

Comment by JustinCredible on 2012-05-02 14:32:59


i also think this is quite an interesting piece of work.
I am sure, that the xrns will obtain some nice tricks waiting to be learned - thx for sharing.

Comment by andyray on 2012-05-02 15:04:42

It's too short and could use another part that breaks apart from the main theme... You use the native reverb in as good way as is possible, I think... mpReverb tends to sound quite cheesy most of the time... I use it when I want to make productions sound '80s like... It's a fine line... I don't mind the mono-ish sound.. It works here... I can't help myself to think that you should've kept the drums dry (or at least drier)
Well, Is this you're first Sdcompo entry? Great listen. Welcome!

Comment by juolac on 2012-05-02 16:17:24

What is a sdc round without a wobble bass? :) Nice listening and a good start!

Comment by Airmann on 2012-05-06 17:37:01

I like the great robotic vox effects in this one.

Comment by CAG on 2012-05-06 22:10:10

Wobwobwobwob... yeah, I did feel it was a bit short, but probably because I was enjoying the time I had with it. That kick sound is really rad. Neat trick you used there...

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