Very atmospheric – I dig it. I wonder how atmospheric/ambient stuff does here, it doesn’t seem to be in great demand, which I think is kinda weird (wouldn’t editors prefer atmos over claps, whistles, bells occasionally?!). My only critique is at the very start – the repeated note sounds a little robotic, maybe adjust the velocity and/or increase sustain. To my ears it reminds me of something that Eno might have released on his Obscure label in the early 80s.
Very good point! I’m in no way anti-heavyocity. In fact I use evolve mutations for some projects. Havent tried sample logic but now you’ve made me wanna click the link!
Speaking from my own experience, I find it a lot more satisfying to create my own drum loops. I’d recommend simply using stock drum hits and processing the living daylights out of them. This way you get your own unique sounds and aren’t using the (admittedly very good and time saving) loops by heavyocity that the next guy is using!
I’d recommend orchestral essentials from projectsam- cheaper than symphobia and a reliable workhorse for scoring
Great advice! I recently used my microwave as an unsettling synth pad in a thriller track, so there’s basically no limit to the fun you can have with kontakt.
I think I found out about it through Russell Bell’s twitter!
You could probably just skip the threads you’re not interested in. Seems pretty simple.
Hi, I’m no expert, but I think the track is quite good – definitely getting a Brubeck feel from it. The advice I can offer would be to lower the drums in the mix, and if possible, use a more ‘jazzy’ sounding kit (if you have one at hand, assuming you used VST ). Also, the higher, spaced out notes (some sort of synth delayed marimba/piano hybrid?) aren’t sounding like they fit in with the track – if the same notes were played on a sustained Rhodes or a real sax, I think it could work quite well. Best of luck with it!