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I would certainly be safe from putting my foot in my mouth if I wrote with
pencil and paper.
Nobody could read it! (Including me, a day or two later.)
Talk about plausible deniability...
Now back to the regular program...uh...what was it again?
On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Louigi Verona wrote:
> Barney, thanks for the review! It was very interesting to read, I rarely
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tting my foot in my mouth if I wrote with pencil and paper.Nobody=
could read it! (Including me, a day or two later.)Talk about pla=
Now back to the regular program...uh...what was it again?ch=
eersPeteOn Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Louigi Verona <l=
Barney, thanks for the review! It was ver=
y interesting to read, I rarely get feedback on my music, especially that d=
Two things to comment. One - I am not a very good sound engineer so whil=
e I do learn and my productions become better and better, overall I do need=
services of a sound engineer or a tutor. I do get that sometimes from my f=
riend who is a sound engineer. He did specifically help me out with Uranium=
, however, fixed version did not make it to the album since the eq plugin w=
e used crashes on project reopen and I had to release the tune as it is.
Two. This album aimed for the 1990-1994 trance feel. That explains 303 w=
ithout distortion. I actually like 303 without distortion. So I guess no us=
e comparing it to mixing techniques of today as I specifically listened to =
1990s trance music collections when preparing for the album.
Cheers and super thanks again for the review!=
On Oct 29, 2013 10:19 PM, "Barney Holmes&qu=
Quoting Louigi Verona <email@example.com>:
Those guys should check out my album, this is exactly why I made it - to
promote Linux Audio and to show that you can do this kind of music on it:
Hello. This is great ! Reminds me of my copy of "trancentral four a tr=
ip to goa. In the mix with Tsuyoshi Suzuki", Doof, Bass Chakra, etc ..=
I notice music productions rarely contain logo's of services and/or app=
lications used to produce them, but films and video games do ... Nvidia and=
Avid logo's !
Here is my "review" of your album keeping Linux audio use in mind=
Note I was listening to this with an ear attuned to the production techniqu=
es and mastering heard on places like Proton Radio - http://protonradio.com/ - and recent mi=
xes such as The Konstrukt by Danny Oliveira a talented Miami/Brazilian DJ/P=
roducer - https://soundcloud.com/dnyo/sets/the-konstrukt
Elementary Waves ... problem with intro. not as high quality as later on in=
the track, but gets good ~3:30 minutes where you start using the sample.
A note here. 303 and Distortion ? Distortion filter can make a massive diff=
erence to the 303 sound. The 303 in Rebirth could do some REALLY strange th=
ings, don't know how that compares to a real 303 because I've never=
used one, but plan to get a 303 clone - http://greatsynthesizers.com/en/general-en/2013/03/bass-=
Another reality. Nice use of synth !
Production in this one - this is gonna be honest, but please remember I'=
;m taking something in isolation here, and only this track. Percussion soun=
ds are too regimented (think of those bad MIDI demo's that come with so=
me software) and need to be made more dynamic, richer and randomised - see =
blog post - http://djbarney.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/generating-synthesi=
Incredible Things - hey breakbeat ! Again there's some fine detail and =
depth missing in the breakbeat. But this track sounds nicely upbeat with go=
od use of sample and composition.
Solar Traveller - hang on, this break beat is MUCH better. You should proba=
bly look into exactly why that is, and keep on doing it. Rolling !
Seaside - sorry got distracted when listening to this one. I'll go back=
to this later.
North Pole - I can hear this one being played on Proton Radio - http://protonradio.com/ - an=
d it would stand up nicely amongst all the other tracks.
Acid Astronautic - love the 303 in this, very spacey. Goa Trance. the drum/=
percussion could maybe be a bit more dynamic or randomised but that may jus=
t be my own personal listening tastes.
Uranium - this is a good rich sounding 303 line that starts this. This is t=
he best one. This should be first track on your album if you ask me. It rea=
lly sounds like it could have been produced on Mac, Windows or Linux, or a =
Was thinking some more about this. I think in a lot of track production the=
trick is the final mix down and mastering that gives everything that "=
;silky smooth" sound. It's a work of art like a painting, a well d=
esigned building or a cordon blue/Gourmet meal - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gourmet
Thanks for your album ! This is exactly where I am heading at the moment. I=
want to produce quality dance music that will enhance people's life=
9;s and help them. I started thinking of producing music to be much like st=
arting a good bakery. If it tastes and smells good then it will sell. If I =
start putting the Linux logo on my releases, well I don't know yet ;) Y=
ou have also inspired me to look at modular synths (Linux of course) for mo=
delling the 303 sounds, and building the PCF filter in Propellerhead Rebirt=
h which I've never seen anything else do. There are circuit diagrams av=
ailable for the 303 which can be worked from. I'll also check out Nekob=
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