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KVRist
56 posts since 16 Nov, 2011

Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:54 am

Easy track for easy listening :)
Includes elements of downtempo, acoustic, jazz
Also, I would be glad to hear your opinion, ideas, or maybe a critical approach

https://soundcloud.com/artemgstuff/lightly

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wagtunes
KVRAF
17677 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Lightly

Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:00 am

My Feedback

Had to turn it off almost immediately. The tremolo back and forth between the speakers on headphones is murder.

Get rid of it and I'll listen to the track.

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jacqueslacouth
KVRian
1106 posts since 18 Nov, 2004 from The Liberated People's Republic of Straya

Re: Lightly

Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:08 am

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wagtunes
KVRAF
17677 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Lightly

Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:11 am

jacqueslacouth wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:08 am
I actually really liked the stereo width and movement in this mix. I was listening through my monitors which sit pretty close to my listening position and I actually found myself enjoying the sensation of space and movement through the track. I did find myself, however, waiting for something more to happen and the track could certainly afford to be longer with some additional structures, but all in all, I really liked the vibe. :tu:
Monitors and headphones are two completely different things. Try headphones and see how much you like it.

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jacqueslacouth
KVRian
1106 posts since 18 Nov, 2004 from The Liberated People's Republic of Straya

Re: Lightly

Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:26 am

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vurt
addled muppet weed
55071 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Lightly

Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:08 am

/wishes he owned headphones.

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
13059 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Lightly

Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:10 am

vurt wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:08 am
/wishes he owned headphones.
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KVRAF
2896 posts since 17 Apr, 2005 from S.E. TN

Re: Lightly

Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:57 am

Sounds good. Stereo FX do not seem excessive. Rather common "classic" pre midi Rhodes stereo tremolo plus some stereo echo and stereo phaser.

Very pleasant for what it is. Not everything has to be a big production number.

Reminds of the numerous little segway earworm snips used by USA NPR (natl pubic ratio). Nice little earworm grooves with no motion or chord development but interesting enough for the 15 seconds or whatever the silly thing gets airplay before some idiot announcer starts talking over the clip.

I mean, depending on the purpose of the track it might even be perfect looped for minutes on end with no further development.

For instance it might be a perfect pleasant pad behind a long detailed how-to video. Or a good telephone on hold music loop. In such uses, excessive musical development might become distracting, counter productive to the porpoise?

However for a tune intended for a human to sit down and pay attention to it for several minutes then maybe a little more melodic and harmonic development could help hold attention? At least for "repeat listens", rather than listen once then never again because after the first listen you already fully grokked the loop?

Even then depends on listener mood. Set and setting. Time of day. Have noticed that long after midnight with a proper tequila titration, very simple repetitive earworm ditties can become endlessly fascinating. :)

Good job!

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Frantz
KVRAF
5246 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Lightly

Post Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:06 pm

Quite pleasant. Getting late afternoon summery vibes from this. It doesn't really develop but perhaps it doesn't need to.

I thought the drums and bass were slightly too loud for this kind of mellow piece.

fastlanephil
KVRian
828 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Lightly

Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:39 pm

I enjoyed it! As others have stated it could use some more interest. I was thinking of maybe a dramatic break of descending chords that interrupts the mood and then a return to it.

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