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Avience - Reef (Original Mix)
Just finished my first solo production in Cubase. Its an uplifting 135 bpm trancetrack. It took me quite a while to finish it. I am really curious what you think. Any commentary is appreciated!
Last edited by Sevari; 05-31-2012 at 23:37 PM.
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First of let me say that musically it's a wonderful track! IMO it just lacks two things, depth and clarity.
To target depth i would add delay to just about everything. The bass will sound much more dynamic and flowing. And the leads will gain a lot of depth and fill in all of the empty space.
For clarity i would get a good mastering suite, i use Ozone, but there are many other good ones. Ozone comes with many close presets to get you started then you just need to spend a few hours tweaking everything and getting it all dialed in.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for your nice reply. I am not yet experienced with mastering. I tried to limit and compress the track a little but the result is not perfect yet. Adding delay to different layers might be something to try. I'll definitely take that into consideration for my next track also.
I would agree with Aurora - it's a really nice track and could be brilliant. just needs to be filled out and widened to the sounds really hit you.
other suggestions to try. add more reverb to things. I also have a stereo enhancement pluging as a send unit in cubase and send different sounds to it in different amounts as that open them up well.
also maybe duplicate the lead channels twice.... have one panned a long way left and one a long way right. that will also help.
bit of chorus on the bassline too.
like i say that could be a very good track. just needs more depth
Nice track indeed! I agree with the above comments, but you're on the right way! The second lead sound (that square synth) could use a more unique signature too in my opinion, it's sounds a bit too default now =)
Even though it has just a tad psy elemnets in it (sound choises), i still like the musical design. It lacks some techincal aspects as these guys above me said, but keep going!