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offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-07 23:05 [#02470947]
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i know many on xlt (me included) have been working on music
since before we became members here, but never had the
chance, time or talent to become officially released. since
that is more than a decade ago for us old-schoolers, i'm
curious to hear what you would consider to be your best
track ever.

so please - post your personal single favorite/best track,
since you began making music all those years ago.


 

offline larn from PLANET E (United Kingdom) on 2014-05-08 01:40 [#02470948]
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I wrote this track in 2007

lost configuration

it's good from the middle to the end, so if you get bored
fast forward it


 

offline jnasato from 777gogogo (Japan) on 2014-05-08 09:41 [#02470950]
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Clips from my unfinished album from 2010:
part 1

part 2

Clips from my unfinished album from 2009:
here

The 2010 one is my most meaningfully-cosmic-- the 2009 one
was like 2 hours long, and full of some popish styles with
tangent lazer to late 90's electronic vibez- all killer no
filler, etc.

longer clip of 1 track from 2009


 

offline jnasato from 777gogogo (Japan) on 2014-05-08 10:24 [#02470951]
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Nice chill-trip vibes into glitch-hoppish, mang.

Was this recorded to tape? Done on hardware?


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 10:44 [#02470952]
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well, you have to make up your mind and post a full track ;)


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 10:46 [#02470953]
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I like the vibe. DL'ing.

If there's more than 10 xlt-users in here that wants to
share tracks, i could make it into a compilation.


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 10:49 [#02470955]
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correction; i like it a lot. could you put it up in
flac/wav/aiff?


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 10:52 [#02470956]
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I have good mastering-gear if someone wants me to master one
of the tracks


 

offline melack from barcielwave on 2014-05-08 11:03 [#02470957]
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post yours, junktion!

here my favourite, dunno if good, or my best, but
at least the one i get closer to what i pretended...

great tune, larn!

and also your sound, jnsato, even itd be better to post a
finished track, more than just clips...


 

offline melack from barcielwave on 2014-05-08 11:03 [#02470958]
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*closest


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 11:27 [#02470959]
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nice track - i like the way it has an uneven feel to the
beat. Very good verbs.


 

offline melack from barcielwave on 2014-05-08 12:09 [#02470960]
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tx! what is uneven?


 

offline Haft from Tublin (Ireland) on 2014-05-08 13:39 [#02470964]
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Here's wan of the first couple of tunes I churned out when I
got into Reason 2 or 3 years ago: Acheron

One of the more complete ones from that period, but the
finish on it is rough as a dog's dick


 

offline Haft from Tublin (Ireland) on 2014-05-08 13:40 [#02470965]
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Uneven is staggered or unsteady, like not-even or not-level


 

offline Haft from Tublin (Ireland) on 2014-05-08 13:45 [#02470966]
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Also, wery nice track dude. Super atmosphere


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 14:09 [#02470967]
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I like it. Very glitchy on the pads. Subtle progression and
nice harmonies (or disharmonies?). Do you have a
wav/flac/aiff laying around?

I would like to make a XLT compilation with these tracks if
possible, and then put them on Bandcamp for people to
download in high quality.


 

offline drill rods from 6AM-8PM NO PARKING (Canada) on 2014-05-08 14:34 [#02470968]
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I made some corkers in my late teens, mainly Plaid-like
stuff but I had a go at dub, ambient, gabber and jungle too.
I never had any proper software so most of it was just
constructed from samples and assembled in Audacity lol

It's all as WAVs on an old laptop that is currently 1000km
away, so you'll just have to believe me for now



 

offline Haft from Tublin (Ireland) on 2014-05-08 14:45 [#02470969]
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Cheers, yeah it's available for download in wav off
Soundcloud there brah


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 15:08 [#02470970]
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great! cheers


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 15:09 [#02470971]
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having a laptop 1000km away requires long arms


 

offline EVOL from a long time ago on 2014-05-08 18:09 [#02470973]
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we should cross post this in the fb group, maybe aengus
could pin it...


 

offline jnasato from 777gogogo (Japan) on 2014-05-08 18:26 [#02470974]
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melack- nice atmo, mang~

Thx to anyone who listened to my clips and shiz.

But okay!!!

"Just one completed track", it is.....

Electric Body

Hard to choose a "best", but....
I chose Electric Body (from 2011) for this thread, because
it's an example of a lot of the musical goals that I only
dreamed of being able to execute when I first started making
music, as well as higher goals that I wanted to accomplish
later on: efficiency of melody/harmony, flow, thematic,
guiding the story with intention, catchy/memorable,
everything forward (i.e. not hiding behind dsp and other
pseudo-complex "cool" bullshit), +whatevz.

And a general comment about failed career, haha:
After 15+ years of making music- despite no major releases-
I'm REALLY HAPPY AND PLEASED that I can fiiiiinally express
what I want to express with music. And to me, despite no
career with moneyz from it, I can flow pretty fluidly and
efficiently in my own sonic realm. I never "got signed" as
of yet, but all my other electronic music goals, I've
accomplished. I'm high-fiving my high school self so hard
right now. Feels good, man.

Godspeed, all.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2014-05-08 20:21 [#02470979]
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please, never mention that horrible site again.


 

offline yann_g from now on 2014-05-08 20:37 [#02470982]
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hard to pick just one, i made many great tracks :)

20130726
untitled #082
melodification
unt022, part 2
shut one


 

offline melack from barcielwave on 2014-05-08 20:46 [#02470986]
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thanks for nice comments, mates :)

i will properly check all these tunes when properly compiled
on a bandcamp with a beautiful sleeve and stuff ;)


 

offline melack from barcielwave on 2014-05-08 20:46 [#02470987]
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properly properly


 

offline yann_g from now on 2014-05-08 20:56 [#02470988]
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finish that shit jnasato


 

offline khrimson from the fridge on 2014-05-08 21:03 [#02470989]
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I have several of mine tracks I dig, this i probably the one
I like best

funky acid rmx

this one is also good, in a totally unrealted genre

larn's track is killerslowpoke

both tracks from larn and melack are killer, go for the
comp, if you need wavs I can host mine somewhere


 

offline JivverDicker from my house on 2014-05-08 21:13 [#02470990]
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Too much limiting khrimson, it's not nice to listen to.


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 21:16 [#02470991]
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VERY funky acid. Good stuff. Wav?


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 21:21 [#02470992]
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Well, depends if that is the sound he wants to have right? I
could surely remaster it in to some smoothness if i had the
pre-master, but if thats the sound he wants...


 

offline JivverDicker from my house on 2014-05-08 21:25 [#02470993]
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What do you use for mastering? khrimsons sound is
uncomfortable in the same way a pure sine wave is. Do you
know the tricks to take away limiting and and compression?


 

offline yann_g from now on 2014-05-08 21:26 [#02470994]
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speaking of sines, how do you get rid of that annoying
effect?


 

offline JivverDicker from my house on 2014-05-08 21:31 [#02470995]
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Slight modulation. A S&H LFO on the amplitude or pitch works
the best. You only need a bit but it really does feel
better.


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 21:33 [#02470997]
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untitled #082 is good. i would vote for that one


 

offline yann_g from now on 2014-05-08 21:34 [#02470998]
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i'll try that, thanks!


 

offline khrimson from the fridge on 2014-05-08 21:35 [#02470999]
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I think soundcloud put a layer of normalization/compression
over uploaded tracks, anyways here is the wav if you want to
play with it:

wav


 

offline yann_g from now on 2014-05-08 21:35 [#02471000]
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thx junktion! i can send you a wav if you want to master it.


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 21:39 [#02471001]
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Say Hello is really great too I think...

If anyone wants to send me anything, just mail me at
steven@stvn.net


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 21:44 [#02471002]
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i use equalization together with compression to make the
peaks less limiting - multiband can also work, but i try not
to use that too much. i use kramer tape plugin for some peak
compression because it saturates more than limits.


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 21:46 [#02471003]
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sweet - yeah the wav doesnt seem as limited as the
soundcloud. wonder if it's because of the bit-reduction in
the streaming quality of soundcloud


 

offline JivverDicker from my house on 2014-05-08 21:56 [#02471005]
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It sounds like you need to get into mid/side processing on
different bands before you start eq'ing and the rest of it.


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 22:03 [#02471006]
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i have the Bob Katz book... if there's something i can't get
to sound right i turn to that. I usually make it sound right
(to my ears and system anyways). My test rundown is like
this; I have a set of Tannoy Reveal Passive with a Cambridge
Audio amp, a set of Yamaha HS50M and what i use the most -
the Beyerdynamic DT990PRO. Then afterwards I usually check
on my livingroom setup which is a NAD/MiniPod-conbination,
and in-ear Beyerdynamics for my mp3-player. Works for me and
my clients.


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 22:07 [#02471007]
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...but i haven't been much into the math of M/S mastering i
must say. It's still a mysterious thing for my. I have to
make the SOS test-setup one day to really hear the effect.


 

offline JivverDicker from my house on 2014-05-08 22:10 [#02471009]
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I'm not criticizing, I just wondered. Whatever works, works.
I think you might get a bit from mid - side processing
though. I don't know how to write it without sounding
condescending but look up some stuff about it.


 

offline Junktion from Northern Jutland (Denmark) on 2014-05-08 22:12 [#02471010]
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yeah - I''m actually checking up some videos on it now.
Thanks.


 

offline yann_g from now on 2014-05-08 22:21 [#02471011]
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btw Jiv what do you mean S&H LFO? some random modulation or
a more specific use of the S&H?


 

offline JivverDicker from my house on 2014-05-08 22:29 [#02471012]
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Yes, a really fast Sample and hold LFO on things make a big
difference to your ears. If you can use that on the pitch
and volume slightly with whatever you are using it's a
massive improvement. It just adds a random thing to
everything that makes it more real. I can't explain it
properly as it's really boring but give it a try.


 

offline cx from Norway on 2014-05-08 23:20 [#02471014]
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limiter or not, i really dig that track khrimson. the new
synth from 1:13 lush! good tones


 

offline JivverDicker from my house on 2014-05-08 23:38 [#02471016]
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Limiter or not? Would you limit it to that extent?


 


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