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Auralaxiom says

Ok, so I’m an orchestral guy primarily, but I found myself with a bit of free time and decided to get into synths a bit. About half the synths were programmed by me, while the other half are presets from various software synths.

I’m considering uploading this here, but I’m not sure how well it would sell. Thoughts or ideas to make it better? Be easy, this is my first EDM track lol (I don’t even know if this is EDM proper)...

https://soundcloud.com/auralaxiom/its-go-time
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Auralaxiom says

I used to master the heck out of stuff (i.e. way too much processing). My longest mastering chain now consists of 6 effects at most. If you didn’t get it done right in the mix, you won’t get it done right in the mastering ;-)

I use mostly Universal Audio and Slate Digital mastering effects. The UA Pultec Pro is an incredible plugin.

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Auralaxiom says

If someone builds an attic on your house, does it make him your house owner ?

Lol I like that…

And OP, yeah, not only no, but f* no. Sooooo not cool.

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Auralaxiom says

I compose full time for TV primarily, but will occasionally take on a movie or video game. It’s a fun gig!

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Auralaxiom says

Here it is, complete with fire breathing dragons, orcs, huge claymores, etc. etc.

http://audiojungle.net/item/machines-of-war/8933473
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Auralaxiom says

First off, unprofessional attitude. Second, Audiojungle is NOT a fussy library. It is perhaps one of the least fussy libraries out there. I submit to many other non-royalty free libraries and, while I’ve been fortunate not to experience any rejections so far, I know of some very good composers who have had some very good pieces rejected.

Finally, the audio quality of the piece isn’t up to par. Yes, sample quality can, and should, make the difference. Composition skills and good samples are equally responsible for the commercial viability of a track.

That said, the way you orchestrate has quite a bit to do with your mix. Over time, as I have improved in the area of composition, I have needed to “mix” less and less. You can’t fix a bad composition with more processing. Your piece in particular has improper chord inversions and note doubling that contribute to a frequency build-up in the high mids. It is lacking in warmth. There is also a near-total lack of expression. Ride the mod-wheel; if your CC data doesn’t look like a roller coaster track by the time you’re done with it, you’re not doing it right.

Best of luck to you.

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Auralaxiom says

It sounds ok to me man. I think it may be just a tad over-hyped in the highs and the bass signal overall feels just a bit weak (this could be due to slight over compression, as compression tends to hit bass the hardest). The kick definitely doesn’t hit with much force at all; I would consider some side-chain compression going from kick—> bass, raise the overall level of the kick, use some parallel compression with a nice thwacky attack, and boost a few of the bass frequencies in the kick.

But yeah, overall it’s a nice track. Best of luck to you!

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Make quality stuff ;-)

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Ok, so a score I wrote for a client recently called for an electronic “chill” cue, but it was only about a minute long. So I decided to expand on it for entry into the dub step contest.

To be honest, I have no clue what constitutes “chill dubstep” but here’s to hoping this track loosely falls into that category.

I used a combination of Massive, Logic, Reactor, FM8 and Prism synths and used Battery for the percussive elements. I also used a couple (but only a couple) pre-made loops from Evolve. I’ll admit that this kind of stuff is way beyond my comfort zone, so it might sound like crap.

https://soundcloud.com/auralaxiom/chiller-nights
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