cheers again guys
Agree with previous comments, possibly... something about the mix on all three sounds a little 'mushhy', less 'bang'.. dunno if that makes sense?
Make 'em longer too!
Yeah, they do need some mastering compression to be fair. Had a quick mess about with a few compression settings earlier, it does make it more "ready" for the dancefloor if compressed well, though too much is horrid!
And don't worry on the length front, these were short just to test a few ideas mainly. When I get the sounds that work well together, the 5/6 minute DJ mixes will be made, complete with more dynamic builds and drops.
I think all three sound a bit too 'neat', likevdubber says they need compression or more layers, but a damn fine effort anyways!
I am just listening to Diggers on Proton though, so hard to judge against that class really!
mboy, you do a bit of dj'ing?
There's actually a lot of layering going on in at least 2 out of the 3 tracks, it's just I've actually worked so hard engineering them to sound like they fit, I think I've made them too subtle! Think I'll start noising them up a bit, then just start gating the sounds so that you can hear them at different times, creating a bit more "pulse" or swing...
And I used to do a lot of DJing, not so much any more, trying to get back into it as such, but you very much have to be a producer these days as well to get gigs as you probably know.
Ref the synthesis, I used to run a number of Music Tech Higher Education courses for a Creative Industries college (although I'm not skilled enough to teach on them!) We used to run whole year modules on synthesis alone. It's a true art form in my book.
I'm at Uni now doing an HND in Electronic Music, just started my first year. Sadly gotta wait til next year to do the modules on Synthesis, though I thought I'd get started early... My tutor has already showed me a couple of things that ES2 is capable of though, you DO NOT need to buy Massive or any other host of Synths that's for sure, just twiddle a few knobs (with the knowledge of what they do and how they shape the sound) and you can get the sounds you're after. You're just buying someone else's presets with most synths. It's funny, I remember back 10 years ago, way before I started even having a go at making music, I remember everyone banging on about the Novation Supernova. Having a play with the soft version of it, the V-Station, today and it's easy to see where everyone got their sounds from. That said though, it's still easy to make more contemporary sounds on it too if you know what you're doing (youtube is your friend), just that fashion (and the magazines) dictate what people buy! Still be nice if it had an arp though...