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[Music] Apollo 11

Post by Mobius » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:09 pm

Hello,

I sketched this track out 20 years ago and worked on it on and off over that period. About 2 months ago (end of May) I decided to try to finish it and have worked on it every day since then.

Any pointers on whether the mix is bad/good, has any issues I could work on. My objectivity is very much gone now due to my closeness.

Also, please could someone help me identify the genre? EDM/Orchestral is the best I can do but EDM isn't a genre as such, just a very general label for electronic dance music I guess.

https://soundcloud.com/neondreamstar/apollo-11

Thank you very much,
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Re: [Music] Apollo 11 (what genre is this?)

Post by Early21 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:44 am

It's great timing, Mobius, glad you finished it. I liked it from beginning to end, especially the little tribute to 2001 Space Odyssey at the end (I did hear that, didn't I?). Mix is great. I would give the snare a lttle more punch/compression, but that's pretty minor. Thanks for posting.
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Re: [Music] Apollo 11 (what genre is this?)

Post by Mobius » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:17 pm

Early21 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:44 am
It's great timing, Mobius, glad you finished it. I liked it from beginning to end, especially the little tribute to 2001 Space Odyssey at the end (I did hear that, didn't I?). Mix is great. I would give the snare a lttle more punch/compression, but that's pretty minor. Thanks for posting.
Thank you very much. I really appreciate your comments.

I've just uploaded a new version with deeper kick drum, improved middle section with added choir. I have also increased the snare volume a bit, although it still might need tweaking more as it's a bit low at the end.

I must have channeled 2001 and Richard Strauss unconsciously because I think I was going for immense boldness and might. But now that you mention it, it does have a lot in common. I knew it was not original, but wanted a dramatic ending so allowed myself the inevitable comparisons.

Thanks again!

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Post by Stephco » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:57 am

Yes, Early21 is fully right. I enjoyed the progression. For the genre, well, in line with some Vangelis perhaps and Alan Parsons sounds perhaps...
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Post by Stephco » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:58 am

Yes, Early21 is fully right. I enjoyed the progression. For the genre, well, in line with some Vangelis perhaps and Alan Parsons sounds perhaps...
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Post by Suprawill1 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:53 am

Nice recording! Transparent, good separation and clarity. It has a nice infusion of rotating instrumentation that moves you around and in and out of the stereo field nicely.
My description is not a viable genre but I would classify it as Galactic Trance. :)
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Post by Mobius » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:32 am

Stephco wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:58 am
Yes, Early21 is fully right. I enjoyed the progression. For the genre, well, in line with some Vangelis perhaps and Alan Parsons sounds perhaps...
I’m a big Alan Parsons and Vangelis fan, so not surprising I guess. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.

Now on to the video I need to make. :)

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Re: [Music] Apollo 11

Post by Mobius » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:35 am

Suprawill1 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:53 am
Nice recording! Transparent, good separation and clarity. It has a nice infusion of rotating instrumentation that moves you around and in and out of the stereo field nicely.
My description is not a viable genre but I would classify it as Galactic Trance. :)
Galactic Trance eh? I like it :D

Thank you for your kind words. You’re very good at describing in detail what you hear - it’s not an easy thing to do!

Best wishes and happy composing. 8-)

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Re: [Music] Apollo 11

Post by Suprawill1 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:24 pm

Mobius wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:35 am


Best wishes and happy composing. 8-)
Thank you!

If I may ask, what interface are you using?
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Re: [Music] Apollo 11

Post by Mobius » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:32 pm

Suprawill1 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:24 pm
Mobius wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:35 am


Best wishes and happy composing. 8-)
Thank you!

If I may ask, what interface are you using?
My audio interface? I’m rocking a MOTU 828es. It replaced my aging 828 mk2 FireWire which died on me last year. Seems pretty good so far. 8-)

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Re: [Music] Apollo 11

Post by Suprawill1 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:22 am

Cool. I see it's got good ratings. I'm using the Roland Studio Capture but I still sniff around to see hat's out there.
Thanks.
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