[Disco ?] Uman's : FUNKYTCH (wip ?)

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Uman's
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Post 08 May 2022

Hi all,

Another one of my old tracks (2015), but unfinished since.
Everything has been reviewed and completed today.
Totally reconstructed from a melodic line for only start.

For the time being I completely saturate and don't see what to fix, maybe some instruments are missing ?

What would be your advices ?

Thx for help.

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Popey
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Post 09 May 2022

I like this but would like the drums to kick a bit more and be a bit more brought forward (but as you know i make dance music which is very beat orientated so this is just personal taste.

As for what is missing i actually dont think there is. at a pinch perhaps a bit more percussion in areas like fills at the end of 16 bars etc but i am not even sure it needs that.

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RTFX
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Post 11 May 2022

Ok uman, i listened twice before commenting.
I keep it short this time.
Throw it away. Delete it.
Haha. Joking man!
But imagine this. This track sounds to me like a band who just got together.
All members have great ideas, but theyre not on the same page.
Its like walking through an isle in an apartment building and each instrument (or mixchannel) sits in its own room with the door closed. Some scream louder than others and you hear them better while you should not.
The drum is the shy type in this track.
All doors should be opened and you should determine which instrument gets which volume.
So i guess its just a gain staging issue.
Glue them together better.
Let them shine together instead of individually.
Just my two cents!
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Uman's
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Post 12 May 2022

Popey wrote: ↑
09 May 2022
I like this but would like the drums to kick a bit more and be a bit more brought forward (but as you know i make dance music which is very beat orientated so this is just personal taste.

As for what is missing i actually dont think there is. at a pinch perhaps a bit more percussion in areas like fills at the end of 16 bars etc but i am not even sure it needs that.
Hi Popey,

Thanks for comment.
I listened to this track today on a stereo system and was very disappointed. :|
I was surprised to find the drums set back and that certain instruments stand out so much.
I think my headphones is too good because it smoothes everything.

Not certain indeed that something is missing as an instrument but the mastering is to be reviewed.
RTFX wrote: ↑
11 May 2022
Ok uman, i listened twice before commenting.
I keep it short this time.
Throw it away. Delete it.
Haha. Joking man!
But imagine this. This track sounds to me like a band who just got together.
All members have great ideas, but theyre not on the same page.
Its like walking through an isle in an apartment building and each instrument (or mixchannel) sits in its own room with the door closed. Some scream louder than others and you hear them better while you should not.
The drum is the shy type in this track.
All doors should be opened and you should determine which instrument gets which volume.
So i guess its just a gain staging issue.
Glue them together better.
Let them shine together instead of individually.
Just my two cents!
Hi RTFX

I read your comment dozens of times before replying ! :lol:
I should frame it !

What you very well discovered is the why of this track.
The first version of this track featured live instruments where before playing,
all the musicians tuned their instruments in a certain cacophony.

What you noticed was wanted at the base and I'm surprised that it still feels when
I removed the introduction in question.

I have another track in this idea, where the introduction is kept.

Very nice analysis on your part! I am flattered and surprised at the same time.

Bigga thx my friends.
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Uman's
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Post 22 May 2022



Hi everyone.

I worked on this new version.

- Shorter but denser (one minute less)
- I improved the drum game
- Many notes have been added or changed
- I took up the level differences between the instruments.
- I improved some transitions.

I leave the previous version in my first message for a while for comparison.

I hope this version is better and you will like it. :puf_bigsmile:

Ps : By the way, I would like to thank those of you who left me "likes" on Soundcloud.
This surprised me pleasantly. :oops:
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strangers
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Post 23 May 2022

The new version sounds more balanced, crisper and more polished. The only downside even with shortening the song is that it still seems too long due to how repetitive it is. I do like the drum improvements. Nice work with the added fills and transitions!

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Post 23 May 2022

Yeah much better it comes alive now compared to the original :)

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Uman's
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Post 17 Jun 2022

strangers wrote: ↑
23 May 2022
The new version sounds more balanced, crisper and more polished. The only downside even with shortening the song is that it still seems too long due to how repetitive it is. I do like the drum improvements. Nice work with the added fills and transitions!
Hi !

I too have the impression that the track is repetitive, even if it has a large number of variations of all kinds.
Finally this repetitive side, it is maybe that I succeeded in approaching the disco? :lol:
Popey wrote: ↑
23 May 2022
Yeah much better it comes alive now compared to the original :)
Thank you both !
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Hobi72
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Post 18 Jun 2022

Hi Manu,

you have a good base there. Very good snare drum, it slaps. I noted a few points that I think deserve some improvement:
- the sound of your bass, which purrs a little. I'm not a fan of his sound around 0'40. maybe go down an octave.
- The reverb on the comic strip, I would remove it, except deliberate choice on your part.
- perhaps still too repetitive. Only variations could overcome this problem.

Salut Manu,

tu as là une bonne base. Très biee la caisse claire, ça claque. J'ai relevé quelques points qui selon moi mériteraient quelques améliorations :
- le son de ta basse, qui ronronne un peu. Je ne suis pas fan de son son vers 0'40. peut-ĂŞtre descendre d'un octave.
- La réverb sur la BD, je la supprimerais, sauf choix délibéré de ta part.
- peut-être encore trop répétitif. Seules des variations pourraient palier à ce problème.

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