My First official C64 Remix (W.I.P)

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My First official C64 Remix (W.I.P)

Post by Analog-X64 » 07/09/2012 - 2:01

Here is a preview of my first c64 remix, you can thank AndyUK for pushing and prodding and making
sure I get started on this :)
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Post by LMan » 07/09/2012 - 8:34

Awesome, matey :cheers:

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Post by Commie_User » 07/09/2012 - 16:15

Have you been listening to Gary Numan? :)

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Post by AndyUK » 14/09/2012 - 0:16

Awesome Buddy, Awesome!! Congrats.. :D

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Post by Chris Abbott » 14/09/2012 - 9:13

Oh, right. ArkaNuman :) Very atmospheric!
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Post by Analog-X64 » 14/09/2012 - 22:58

Chris Abbott wrote:Oh, right. ArkaNuman :) Very atmospheric!
Come on man!!! Don't encourage Commie_User :rofl:
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Post by Vosla » 07/11/2012 - 17:36

Wow! Nice take on Arkanoid, mate! :)
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Post by Analog-X64 » 08/11/2012 - 0:42

Vosla wrote:Wow! Nice take on Arkanoid, mate! :)
Thanks Vosla, its still a W.I.P :)
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Post by Vosla » 08/11/2012 - 18:08

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Vosla wrote:Wow! Nice take on Arkanoid, mate! :)
Thanks Vosla, its still a W.I.P :)
Being aware of that but it's already very cool. :D
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Post by Razmo » 08/11/2012 - 21:50

Yes... this you should continue with, no doubt :) ... nice atmosphere... but maybe a bit too much reverb to my ears, otherwise very very good.
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Post by Analog-X64 » 08/11/2012 - 22:38

Razmo wrote:Yes... this you should continue with, no doubt :) ... nice atmosphere... but maybe a bit too much reverb to my ears, otherwise very very good.
I'll run a dehumidifier to dry out the track a bit ;)
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Post by Razmo » 09/11/2012 - 2:26

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Razmo wrote:Yes... this you should continue with, no doubt :) ... nice atmosphere... but maybe a bit too much reverb to my ears, otherwise very very good.
I'll run a dehumidifier to dry out the track a bit ;)
It's not very much... just sounds like too many instruments are "drenched" to my ears... the lead seems fine, ... I think it's the pads that I find have too much reverb... like you can hear it when they change register and the "ringing" of the verb makes a bit of a "dissonant" chord because the previous chord's "verb-ringing" is blended in with the new... or something... but don't take my word for it :) ... maybe it's just my setup... others don't seem to have noticed anything.

It could also be the release time on the pads that is the culprit... it's most noticeable when then pads take that large drop down in pitch... but again... it's not much... probably just me ... :lol:
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Post by Chris Abbott » 09/11/2012 - 9:04

That's one reason I always used to use delay rather than reverb on pads if I wanted spaciness, I didn't like most reverb tails on pads.
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Post by Razmo » 09/11/2012 - 9:28

Chris Abbott wrote:That's one reason I always used to use delay rather than reverb on pads if I wanted spaciness, I didn't like most reverb tails on pads.
I agree with you on that one... in fact I use reverb only on sounds that have a relatively short duration, or where the volume envelope has a significant decay curve.

Reason is that sounds with a rather steady (organ or pads like) contour usualy do not benefit much from reverb (or delay for that matter), as it's just constantly playing anyway... If these organ or pad sounds benefit, it's usualy because they leave enough space in the frequency spectrum to allow the reverb to add something to the tone that is not already there. There need to be some silence or "room" in the frequency spectrum to be able to actualy hear the reverb tail as a seperate and transparent sound, rather than just a wall of muddy and phasing blur.

Also, some EQ to remove the lowend can do wonders so that the reverb does not muddy up the bottom end.

Reverb has (to me) always been something that should be used with care and the right amount, or stuff will start to degrade soundwise.

A golden thumb rule in music creation is that "Less is More"... and it's actualy true many times.

When I mix, I always see the arrangement as a "box", and the sound sources as "ghosts" to put in this box. The box has a certain amount of room (frequency spectrum), and the ghosts need to be placed in there, so that they don't stand too much inside one another, or they will become "blurry" to the eye (ear).

You just have to remember, that reverb and delay are two FAT ghosts that is always behind all the other ghosts, so they need to be put in the background and slimmed down to allow better transparency.

Well... sometimes my analogies are a little weird... just like me... maybe I just see too many ghosts :lol:
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