I’m a techno detroit freak, I never could do this music because when I do it I think that there is too repetitive, but ironically I can hear it without problems 😯
My comments about your track (hearing it from headphones):
The base beat, which you start the song, is very nice, although it seems a wav loop due to you don’t change it at all during all the song. If this is true you can benefit from filters (I love Tone2 BiFilter) and slicers (as IL SliceX) or tools as IL GrossBeat or Glitch. With those you could do enought alterations for keep the attention.
I absoluty love the hats and the small breakdowns (with a nice hp filter on the base beat). However the synth with delay that I hear through the most of the song it a little boring, maybe it need more life. I like it sound.
To be honest, I just can’t get into this. It’s way to repetitive. I think you’ve done some nice work with altering the hi-hat, and that mid-range rhythm is cool. But, arrangement wise, its the same beat and nearly the same production throughout. It needs a lot more variety and dynamics.
thanks for the replies! this track was written to meet the criteria for a remix assignment on my music technology degree (it’s a remix of a local band we recorded in the college studio). it was composed purely as a dancefloor piece of techno with specific requirements for intro length ie. a set amount of bars so that a dj has sufficient time to mix it etc. it is a very clinical piece as a result of all the rules we had to follow. i just wanted to share it as one of my only pieces completely realised and mixed in podium. (i got a 90% for it :shock:)
LiquidPro3ct – hi btw! yes, very repetitive indeed… the delayed sound is in fact a guitar stab sent through a filter and the beats (kick, hihat etc) were all synthesised in oatmeal so no wav loops!
Paradoxically this track remembered me to the Blade movie main theme, in the way that hihat comes in, but instead a sqr 303 you use that Oatmeal loop. Anyway you can benefit from filters and tools as Glitch, imho. Anyway it sound good.
Now that I’ve heard your track I’m motivated for do another techno tune – I always say the same but later I get bored about it and I do trance/dance 😛
btw i wanted say that I seem the only person in the world that hates oatmeal, the knobs cannot be centered easily and it’s bored program it, I like more inmediate and easy synths, as Firebird
the knobs/sliders on oatmeal can be centred (or reset to their default value) by using shift + right click. you can also hold shift for tiny adjustments on any knob/slider. it can be a bit of a chore programming it but the fact that you can draw your own audio and modulation waveforms makes it immensely powerful. i do use easier synths too though 😉