My latest Live Trance Electronic gig performance

Bobby Summa

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Coming back from illness managed 4 tracks during my 3rd live gig. This was my only trance performed that night. My synth playing ( analog novation basstation 2) was completely improvised as i was playing it. Nothing had been planned or practiced for any tune. I knew a few notes that fit but got confident at the end, extended the Release on the sound and really went into the vibe!
Starting to enjoy gigs now & have a little one this Sunday evening in Brighton. But….. with a new toy involved! A nice Akai MPD 232! ( not used it yet tho so hopefully i can get it to do what I want)

A version of my new track ‘Airdrawn’ The video is from my YouTube channel. 👍

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The actual track in the video is unfinished but i played bits over it and did enough for a live performance.

ive worked on it a little since ( but its not got the sound i played live). It does however have other sounds /percussion not on the video version.

Still unfinished but im really liking it so far.

i think everything apart from the hi hat works.

 

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im really liking it so far
Me too.

What I am seeing from you though, is always these weird short arrangements. There isn't really any logical build from a dj perspective. It's like a good demo with excellent parts, that you need to expand on, and finish it into a real track.

It's a shame really, because at lets say 3:00 minute (in the soundcloud clip) it really sounds cool. Nice melodies and atmosphere. The production itself isn't bad either. (But I don't like the bitcrushed clap)

It just lacks a good arrangement to be an actual endproduct.
 
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Bobby Summa

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Me too.

What I am seeing from you though, is always these weird short arrangements. There isn't really any logical build from a dj perspective. It's like a good demo with excellent parts, that you need to expand on, and finish it into a real track.

It's a shame really, because at lets say 3:00 minute (in the soundcloud clip) it really sounds cool. Nice melodies and atmosphere. The production itself isn't bad either. (But I don't like the bitcrushed clap)

It just lacks a good arrangement to be an actual endproduct.
Cheers

Hey! you posted this at my favourite time of the day! 9.09 ! (aka Roland drum machine)

Sure man, I completely agree. And often my stuff is like that and remains too un structured, but im working on it. The ‘Airdrawn’ track as i said is Unfinished.
I just put it up so it could be heard more clearly in a WIP fashion.

The way i write tracks is often il leave space to add things later. On This track i don’t yet know where it will go but quite often il change an intro & have ‘just started adding beats at the start of tracks to get used to potential dj use. I love remixing so changing bits isn’t too severe for me. But yes. Structuring a track to the finish line with good arrangement has always been my weakness. But ive made a friend who lives near me who has an entire grading system for trance music and that grading system is 95% structure based as he sees it as the most important element of trance. From him i am learning also.

You may have heard this one, maybe not. But it was an experiment to see how quickly i could write a ( hopefully) reasonable trance track. It took 7 hours and starts with a beat / Kick. I also Mastered it a little .
I haven’t got back to work on it …. Just listening now i can tell it needs more fills and risers etc to introduce new sections, but i think im on my way to getting the arrangement/structure issue sorted. Im about 25% on my way to learning structure in general id say, as listening to this i see many potential improvements can be made to rise energy and introduce sections via sound fx like white noise swooshes etc.

 
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Sasha reference?
Or are you just on a Shakespeare kick at the moment? :LOL:

Would love to be able to pull something like that off live myself. I seem to have 5 thumbs on each finger though, so live performance isn’t for me!
Sasha Thats it! I thought the first sound I designed sounded reminiscent of certain sounds or atmospheres on Airdrawn Dagger. ( I actually wonder if its more down to the reverb configuration. Nice one!

Well, im 6ft 2 with large hands and fingers but did get piano lessons as a kid for 4 years so maybe i developed a way round my fat fingers by often twinkling the ivory! 😂.

i got a Akai control surface mpd 232 last week, so now am trying to do more live improvised bringing in of beats sounds and lots of filter and fx. Plus it has DRrrruuuMmmmm Paaaadz! Sample trigger heaven! It also has inbuilt sequencer analog style all for£190! 3F6D6947-2839-46F3-A66B-CCE76D1360B2.jpeg
 
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