• My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
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My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
on: July 24, 2016, 10:15:46
I'm influenced by so many types of music but I always tend to drift back to the heavier stuff as this seems to energise me. Having said that I like a good hard beat from an EDM track too for the same reason. So I have attempted to merge the two!

I think like most singers I don't normally like the sound of my own voice but I can't stop playing this song! Music is however such a subjective thing that I really want some honest opinions on this. Don't be afraid of upsetting me. I really want to know what people think as I may look into creating an album with this kind of sound but there's no point if I'm the only one who is going to listen to it!

Thank you all in advance!

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One minute I'm screaming a heavy metal falsetto and the next I'm being as subtle as a purring pussy cat.


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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 10:39:55
I like it a lot!
There is so many references to different genres and a great mashup of it all and still you were able to keep it all together. Well done! Really enjoyed the punk/rock combination with the edm. Somehow this reminded me of Ministry and their tracks (Jesus Built my Hotrod and so on). Somehow it has something of the same vibe.

Great track! Karma!

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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 11:02:58
Hi Juxta, great to hear this combination of styles, the first part without guitars and instruments but just beats and effects for me is a bit long, but when the guitars come in like it  ::thumb::
when you voice goes up in the last part, that is great

for some reason, the kick drum with the delay on it makes me sort of nervous, which can be a good or a bad thing, i really have to process this track some more to know what i think of it, but i have doubt whether that delay on the kick drum all over is working (i hope it is ok to say that).
The fact that this delay goes on on the kick all along the track sort of makes the track very edgy for me, i don't know how to put it, it keeps me on my toes as a listener ::) ::) ::) but that may well be what you want.

 
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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 11:14:37
Thank Marcus. Well at least that's two of us that like it :-)


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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 11:20:23
Thank you Dutchbeat and yes I want to hear the criticisms. I can't get better without them so fire away!

I hear what you are saying. Be interesting to get some more feedback and see what others think. For me I wanted it to be a bit edgy but if it makes people feel uncomfortable then they won't listen to it again so that's not good!

It's really difficult to get the balance right with the intro too. I wanted to be able to really get into the beat before it gets into the guitars. It works differently if you are actually dancing to it compared to just listening. I actually have someone doing a remix for me at the moment so it will be interesting to see what he comes up with.

Thank you again for your constructive criticism. Appreciate it a lot!


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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #5 on: July 28, 2016, 00:06:56
Hey dude,

So firstly,there will always be people who like what you like and so making that album is a must! The key is to find those peeps!

That's a crazy note you hit at the end man!!! Damn!  ;D

I like the subtle pitch shift on the kick but if I'm honest the kick had beaten me into submission by the end of the song.I get that it's the glue that holds all the cool set pieces you have going on together,but I would have loved a change up every now and then.

Apart from the kick though the song is very unpredictable which I like but I do also think it needs a hook mate.

So there you go man,both barrels,but I'm just trying to give you my honest impression on a couple of listens.

I hope it helps.
Leo  ;D


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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #6 on: July 28, 2016, 07:50:37
Thanks Lost Boy. That's all great feedback. So far between here and elsewhere it's 2 in favour and 2 against that back beat :-)
I think I might try a new version with a reduced back beat during the middle of the song. My overall idea was that the beat represents an elevated heart beat and the pitch change is one's mood. So maybe the heartbeat could reduce during the low point. I'll have a play at some point.

I'm only using Garageband and playing around so I got a bit lucky with the pitch change whilst experimenting. I might have to look into a more advanced drum machine at some point especially if I want to perform these songs live.

Thank again. Appreciate it!


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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #7 on: July 30, 2016, 00:07:52
Hey @JUXTA,

Ow yes man, this sounds crazy creative to me! Isn't it cool to expiriment
with sounds? The rockier part sounded more indie than metal to me.
Sounds really spooky at times! Would it be nice to add a nice synth bass
halfway.. Just thinking out loud...
I enjoyed the listen man!!

MM
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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #8 on: July 30, 2016, 09:05:16
Hey @JUXTA,

Ow yes man, this sounds crazy creative to me! Isn't it cool to expiriment
with sounds? The rockier part sounded more indie than metal to me.
Sounds really spooky at times! Would it be nice to add a nice synth bass
halfway.. Just thinking out loud...
I enjoyed the listen man!!

MM

Thanks MM. I have been contemplating the synth thing for a little while. Trouble is I've no idea how to do it at the moment! Was looking at some software synths the other day. The one that Syrillex uses interests me as I love the BIG sound he creates. Not saying I would copy what he does but just use something BIG :-P I've never played keyboards either so it would just be the odd sustained note and a bit of jiggery pokery in Garageband I think.

Thanks for listening and commenting and glad you liked it. In fact I just posted another experimental track last night so I might post that one on here and see what people think if that's OK and I'm not filling up the board too much!


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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #9 on: August 17, 2016, 19:10:14
Never heard this type of music before, but it's very interesting indeed. It's very well produced, my favourite part is where the metal comes in!  ::Bones:: ::Bones:: ::Bones::


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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #10 on: August 18, 2016, 00:51:05
Never heard this type of music before, but it's very interesting indeed. It's very well produced, my favourite part is where the metal comes in!  ::Bones:: ::Bones:: ::Bones::

Thank you!

I'm not sure anyone has heard this type of music before :-P

Glad you like it and metal is the main type of music that I record :-)


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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #11 on: August 20, 2016, 15:28:45
Hmm, to be completely honest, I nearly gave up on it first. But then the guitars came in and I started to like it. Like it a lot!  ::headphone::


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Re: My EDM/Indie/Metal song :-P
Reply #12 on: August 20, 2016, 19:06:58
Hmm, to be completely honest, I nearly gave up on it first. But then the guitars came in and I started to like it. Like it a lot!  ::headphone::

Maybe I should start with a quick, sustained power chord :-P
Glad you liked it in the end and thanks for listening



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