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New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by chuckcogan » Sun 12 Apr, 2009 1:44 pm

So i thought i would create a thread for new track's that you want feedback on...
starting with the one i finnished today...

Chuck Cogan - No More Heroes


im still trying to get the hang of the whole mixdown/mastering process....
a right pain in the ARSE trying to get the most out of the track....any tips or trix on that folks...mark?
im only using Reason 4.0

i HOPE & PRAY that more of you folks are gonne start sharing your works aswell...so im makin this a "Sticky"


EDIT: i managed to to a BBCode for embedding a Soundcloud player....so now you lot can listen right here on the site instead of following a link
Soundcloud do offer a free account so its something you all can use
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// chuck cogan
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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by Steve Sole » Sun 12 Apr, 2009 1:57 pm

It's absolutely crying out for for some really lush chords man, and like a really nice flute line after the second breakdown.
Production wise, sounds pretty cool!
I like it!
It's been SOOO long since I've done a tune.
I miss it really bad.
Your shit blows mine out the water.
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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by Steve Sole » Sun 12 Apr, 2009 2:10 pm

...how do you get everything sounding so tight?
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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by chuckcogan » Sun 12 Apr, 2009 6:43 pm

Steve Sole wrote:It's absolutely crying out for for some really lush chords man, and like a really nice flute line after the second breakdown.
do you mean string chords or just some rhodes type chords?
but i dont think a flute would fit the overall sound of the tune, atleast not to how i want it to sound hehe :D
Steve Sole wrote:...how do you get everything sounding so tight?
hmm....dont know hahaha
what exactly are you referring to when you say tight, the rhythm or like the whole soundimage?
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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by Upaka » Sun 12 Apr, 2009 9:33 pm

Hey Chuck, I really liked this one, it has a very nice UR kinda thing going on. That little bleepy synth thing that starts around 1:35 in particular is brilliant. Can I do a remix of this? All I'd need is a basic midi file, c'mon, please?

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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by Steve Sole » Mon 13 Apr, 2009 3:35 am

...I just mean like some really nice deep pads. I think that would really elevate the track..

Also, I'm talking about the whole track sounding really tight - compressors etc? What and how do you utilise?

I had another couple of listens again tonight - it's a nice track, Chuck.
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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by chuckcogan » Mon 13 Apr, 2009 9:19 am

Steve Sole wrote:Also, I'm talking about the whole track sounding really tight - compressors etc? What and how do you utilise?
well first of i use an MClass Equalizer on sounds rolling of the bass thats not needed
that way the track dont get that "Muddy" feeling so easily
usually this is the settings i go for, unless there is little bass on the sound to begin with
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then on the drums u usually go for a whole chain of MClass's
Equalizer, Stereo Imager, Compressor & Maximizer
on this track i used 2 Compressors hehehe

and each sound my get a compressor aswell...depends on the sound i guess

and in the end chain i usually use the Reason 4 Defualt Mastering Suite settings, just to beef up the sound some more, might do some tweakings on the settings, but not much usually

oh and not to forget i try to pan the sounds abit from the center
just to make some more way for the bass and kick that i always leave in the center

and dont forget that the Scream is your friend when you want some warmth and/or crispiness
to your sounds its not just a Distortion unit :)

hope that helps some :D
Upaka wrote:Hey Chuck, I really liked this one, it has a very nice UR kinda thing going on. That little bleepy synth thing that starts around 1:35 in particular is brilliant. Can I do a remix of this? All I'd need is a basic midi file, c'mon, please?
i can see if i can fix a whole remix package later this week :D
UR you say...well thats a compliment if any id say :wink:
not what i was going for though but everyone hear things in a different way
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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by Upaka » Mon 13 Apr, 2009 11:59 pm

chuckcogan wrote:
i can see if i can fix a whole remix package later this week :D
UR you say...well thats a compliment if any id say :wink:
not what i was going for though but everyone hear things in a different way
Really, that's funny, I instantly thought that when I heard it, the chords and the panning on the little sequence I mentioned sound very Mad Mike/Gerald Mitchell in their more housey tracks. Looking forward to remixing it, hope you don't mind some acid in your house, heh.

Is this then the thread for anyone posting original music they might like some feedback on?

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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by chuckcogan » Tue 14 Apr, 2009 10:07 am

Upaka wrote:Is this then the thread for anyone posting original music they might like some feedback on?
precisely....so go on post your stuff folks :)
lets fill this thread with music :D
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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by Steve Sole » Tue 14 Apr, 2009 2:05 pm

It doesn't remind me of UR, but it is kind of tecky!!

Thanks for the tips, Mr. Chuck.

It'd me nice to get some really sound ones from the Mark. P. I've got about a zillion questions I'd like to ask him.

Anyway, thanks again, Chuck.
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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by darlo » Tue 14 Apr, 2009 6:26 pm

chuckcogan wrote:
Upaka wrote:Is this then the thread for anyone posting original music they might like some feedback on?
precisely....so go on post your stuff folks :)
lets fill this thread with music :D
Instead of a sticky why not have It's own forum then it would be neater?

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Post by chuckcogan » Tue 14 Apr, 2009 7:31 pm

darlo wrote:Instead of a sticky why not have It's own forum then it would be neater?
well thats something Ben would have to decide....although we could move it to "Production Q&A"
just dont think folks wonder in there as often even when there are new topics posted
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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by darlo » Tue 14 Apr, 2009 10:38 pm

chuckcogan wrote:
darlo wrote:Instead of a sticky why not have It's own forum then it would be neater?
well thats something Ben would have to decide....although we could move it to "Production Q&A"
just dont think folks wonder in there as often even when there are new topics posted
Stick it under production q & a and above archive. Then each track can be it's own post?

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How to post your Soundcloud Players

Post by chuckcogan » Wed 15 Apr, 2009 10:28 am

i managed to to a BBCode for embedding a Soundcloud player....so now you lot can listen right here on the site instead of following a link
Soundcloud do offer a free account so its something you all can use

here is a little "How you do it"
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<div style="font-size: 11px;"><object height="81" width="100%"> <param name="movie" value="http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?track=chuck-cogan-no-more-heroes"></param> <param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param> <embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf ... ore-heroes" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%" wmode="transparent"> </embed> </object> <div style="padding-top: 5px;"><a href="http://soundcloud.com/chuck-cogan/chuck ... oes">Chuck Cogan - No More Heroes</a> by <a href="http://soundcloud.com/chuck-cogan">Chuck Cogan</a></div></div>
all you need to copy from this code is what comes after "?track="...whats in Bold

Use the Image button
and paste what comes after "?track=" between the tags

Code: Select all

[soundcloud]paste between these tags[/soundcloud]
like this:
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Re: New track...feedback appreciated thread

Post by Upaka » Fri 17 Apr, 2009 10:54 pm

Hmmm, I'm not sure if I like how Soundcloud automatically reencodes all mp3s to 128 kbps, I think it kills my reverbs a bit. Oh well, shouldn't complain, it is free after all. Just a spacy little acid track I finished, and I was wondering if it came out a bit too quiet. Dialed it back a bit in the mixdown, and I might have my levels a bit too low. Any thoughts?



Hey, nice code Chuck! :)

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