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Kitty Attack

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:36 am
by J.D.P.
The kittens are biting my legs.

Please, someone with music experience, tell me what im doing wrong and doing right... I think it sounds pretty cool, but something is really off... like the timing?

Re: Kitty Attack

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:44 am
by Psionic
There's a whole bunch of stuff that sounds okay, but my main gripe is in Instrument 10, which you have its volume sliding in, which in turn makes the track feel like it's off by a small amount. You also have an arpeggio in that same instrument that really bothers me. In addition to this, slow down with your note timing in your VRC7 Pulse channels for the first two frames and half of the third one. It feels like its crowded with 16th notes and would benefit from more variation that allows the song to flow. The same applies to your 2A03 Pulse 1. Another issue is the lack of volume for any columns. A good thing to remember would be to always have your lead(s) stand out from the backing track(s). Your Triangle column also sounds a bit off due to the fact that I think you're trying to imitate an arp, but it's not sounding too right. You could remedy this with the "0CC" effect or just by the independent instrument arp. It's a good attempt nonetheless.

Re: Kitty Attack

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:01 am
by Teuthida
Also, you should try using more effects (commands you can input on the right side of each channel). I noticed that most of your instruments are using a single setting, like a duty of 1 or a 3 note arp. Most of these can be merged into a single 'blank' instrument that you alter in the pattern editor with effects. If you want to know more about how these work, I have some tutorials on them on my YouTube channel.