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Joined: 01/21/2013 - 07:09
'Headroom', ravey, hard techno made with Mastering Beta.

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I ran out of headroom in the mix and you can hear the Limiter kick in to stop it clipping. So it's called 'Headroom' laugh Remixes welcome but if someone can remaster the thing to eliminate the ducking I'll be delighted!

Been in my WiP folder for probably a year -ravey, chaotic, punchy techno with a Psy vibe. 

Uses a brilliant (not mine - may even ship with Caustic) Modular lead that I've bastardised, the LFO is set to modulate the Filter cut off and the FM Pair Feedback with Note Sync to Off which makes the lead unpredictable (and frequently out of time but in a thrilling kind of way).

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Remastering is so subjective

Remastering is so subjective but I did try to clear you some headroom while staying fairly faithful to the actual mix. You have to turn it up slightly louder but the transients are less squashed so it ends up sounding a little punchier, at least to my ears. Great thing is, if you don't agree you can just delete it, no harm done.

Aside from that, its cool sounding. Definitely a little trance element to it. It's also not completely formulaic which for me is a major plus. I like the lead sound but even more I like the slight dissonance in the melody.

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FWIW, I'm not really into

FWIW, I'm not really into doing remixes myself, not that I don't like them but it ain't my forte. Quick idea I did have was that, sometimes, if you repeat the same melody too many times it loses something.

One technique to keep the same melody but to add variation is thru the timbre like you did with the LFO as a modulator.

Another cool way is thru octave dispersion - moving a few single notes from the phrase up or down an octave. As an example, starting around measure 57 I played around with moving the entire phrase (one measure) up an octave and then back then you two octaves. This way the melody changes but still stays the same.

I attached the caustic file with a "b" at the end.

Just a thought, as with everything in art/ music its all so subjective.

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Joined: 01/21/2013 - 07:09
Wow. Looking forward to

Wow. Looking forward to listening to both! Thank you smiley

And yup, I agree that almost everything about music is inherently subjective, that said massive drop outs where a compressor and or limiter squash everything to avoid nasty clipping is probably pretty difficult to use artistically. Although I'm sure someone will have managed it too.

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Hey James,nice track.Really

Hey James,nice track.Really nice deep techno sounds there.
I would like to make a remix for it.

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Thank you and please help

Thank you and please help yourself, I'd be delighted smiley