• "Circulate" - demo to be finished
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"Circulate" - demo to be finished
on: December 02, 2016, 13:04:39
Hi there Kitchen people,
https://soundcloud.com/oorlab/circulate-demo
is a quick demo that needs some tweaking. I hope to work on it the coming days. Any feedback, on the mix, lyrics, instrumental setup etc is welcome. I'd be happy to share credits if anyone has a good idea.
Cheers
Dick
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Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 17:00:43
wow...the start of this track is great, great way to draw a listener in


and extremely smooth and groovy instrumentation

this is bloody fantastic, I also like that hooky lyrical idea very much: "I am gonna circulate...("he is gonna to circulate"")

just awesome  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: a like from me on your soundcloud and extra karma points for you in the kitchen here (mind you  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D, these karma points are going to be big one day....)

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Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 22:43:56
I'm with @Dutchbeat - great song @oorlab and I was pleased to hear it wasn't a disco track (your SC tag has it as "disco") and this is more of a loose bluesy thing.

Nice gritty, lazy guitar (and I mean that as a compliment). Your vocals are good as well.

I don't really have anything to offer re advice on mixing etc. but I am looking forward to the results.

Great stuff

cheers


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Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 22:56:10
Thanks @Jurgen  and @Dutchbeat  - I will post the next phase on this song here, and change the tag into "Loose Bluesy"  ;)


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Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 02:12:08
Heeey @oorlab ,
Sounds like a nice funky/jazzy concept to me!
The instrumental setup (esp el. guitar soloing/licks) reminds me of Living Colour's 'Love rears up it's
ugly head'.
I can hear a dutch accent in the english singing (guilty of that myself).
Not sure of the intro, the used synth sounds somewhat lo-fi to me, but that can be
a creative choice I'm not aware of. Have you tried to add a real brass for those short
synth chords?
I love the organ! Drums sound like the real thing to me, nice details in the bass.
Overall it sounds to me like a live song played in a club late at night. I liked it
a lot!
I hope thats helpful Dick!
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Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 10:27:08
most certainly @Mar T.  - good feedback, will take it with me. Ik "neem het mee" :-)


Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 10:59:13
Groovyyy!

Agree with @Dutchbeat about the "I'm gonna circulate" lyric and it's cleverness! I would do a more polished vocal response to that, female vocals definately (He's gonna circulate)...

And why don't you post the lyrics too, helping us non-native English speakers understand the lyrics better?

Great!  ::thumb::


Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #7 on: December 03, 2016, 12:15:38
I'm really liking the intro groove, and specifically the rotation between minor and major.. but the chord the keyboard is playing at 0:07-:0 8ish doesn't line up harmonically with the bass, at least not to my ears. The keyboard switches to Dm while there's an F# in the bass lick.  It may be intentional on your part as you might have a dom7#9 chord in mind, but the F# is in the same register as the F natural and the minor second makes it sound more like a functional disagreement than a tension in an altered chord.


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Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #8 on: December 03, 2016, 18:21:08
Hi @M57  - thanks for the deiatled feedback. Will check on that chord and hormony. Certainly not intentional to combine Dm and F#.
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Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #9 on: December 04, 2016, 10:16:23
Hi, this is a cool song, The things i prefer are the guitar that sounds great fuzzy but not too much staying always smooth and your voice that fits with the style "slacker" (do you like the bands Pavement or Parquet Courts) it reminds me these bands a lot... The minor point could be the backing vocals in the first refrain but i can't say more .. Anyway nice job man  ::thumb::


Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #10 on: December 04, 2016, 11:23:45
Nice groove to this one @oorlab

The mix sounds good.  The next time you're mixing though, try putting a compressor on the bass guitar, then activate the side chain.  Then send the kick drum to the side chain.  Adjust the threshold and ratio until the bass slightly ducks in volume every time the kick drum is hit.

This will allow the kick drum to cut through the mix more.  A subtle effect that creates definition in the low end. 

Thanks Dara


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Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #11 on: December 04, 2016, 12:17:15
Thanks @Dara  - I have read about sidechaining but never used it myself. Will definitely look into this and use it for Circulate 2.0 !
Greetings
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Re: "Circulate" - demo to be finished
Reply #12 on: December 07, 2016, 01:53:00
most certainly @Mar T.  - good feedback, will take it with me. Ik "neem het mee" :-)
'Doen!' @oorlab  ;) Glad I could be of help Dick!
Cheers,
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