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Postby Nitrax » 22 May 2014, 21:00

After about 2 years of not so serious producing, and 1 year of somewhat more serious producing, I think I'm going to try and send in my first tracks to a label. I would've posted this in the producers section of the forum but this is techno, so...

There's 3 tracks in the set I've linked to below, note that this set has been exported for listening purpose, not label-ready at -3dB or w/e. It's set to private, let me know if you can't access it.
https://soundcloud.com/ferramus/sets/fe ... 01/s-5d3qr

What I'd like to know: is this up to par with what you guys would consider a good release? Doesn't necessarily need to apply to techno, but it should be a good quality set of tracks.
As a goddamn perfectionist I hate everything I make so it's hard to judge, but I think I'm getting closer. Just not sure. I'm mostly worried about the mixdowns. I've been practicing a lot on that, but it's still a big struggle. Any other feedback highly appreciated of course :)

After you've listened: this spoiler contains my personal thoughts on the tracks, so you know how I'm currently looking at it:
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1. Caves - Most recent work, hence the mixdown is by far the best. It's a lot cleaner, and I generally like it the best from this set. Creatively I think it could use some more little details, but I haven't figured out a way to do that without making the details sound out of place.

2. Colossus - Started out with this one 2 months ago I think, it's changed a lot. This one heads more into the direction of the industrial rhythmic sound. Mixdown wise it sucks balls though, I've tried improving it today and it's already a lot better, but still it's missing a lot. The distorted hard perc sound that starts at the first kick is the thing that's eating the most space in the mix I think, but I have no clue how to fix it without removing the rough sound.

3. Titans - Creatively-wise my favourite, but it might be a bit too different from the rest to be accepted in the same EP if it were to be released. Another problem is that the way these kind of tracks sound the best is with a different style of mixdown than regular techno - less sharp high frequency sounds, more low-mids and industrial hits.


I hope to hear from some of you :) I'll give you feedback on your own tracks if you want, I'd just like to get things figured out lol. Thanks in advance!
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Postby Done Heavy » 23 May 2014, 09:55

Cool sounds, on all three of them. I'm not into techno a lot but to me it sounds like they are demo worthy. At some points the tracks lack creativity or extra elements, but on the other hand I also like the fact that you've kept them very minimal.

About the mixing; it's not that bad as you say/think it is. I'm no expert at this, often struggling with my own mixdowns aswell but apart from some sounds ''clashing'' it's really not that bad.

I would give it a shot and try to send it to someone. If the label thinks you're having some minor issues with the tracks they will reply you, positive. All three tracks are in some way similar that they def. would fit on an EP.

Good Luck! :)
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Postby Nitrax » 24 May 2014, 15:13

Thanks man :)

Yeah it's the lack of additional elements that's mainly bothering me about the tracks, I'm not sure if they're interesting enough to listen to multiple times. I'll see if I can make some effects and extra hooks, maybe some vocals.

I know the mixdowns aren't that bad, but they surely could be better. Ah well, I guess I should just try and see what labels say.
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Postby Done Heavy » 24 May 2014, 15:45

Don't be so hard for yourself.. you've heared your own track a million times. Being a perfectionist is good, but when you hear the same parts over and over again you'll get deaf (sort of).

You will learn the best from feedback from others, who haven't heared the track before and have a clear mind ;)
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