Thanks for that feedback and thanks for the comments.
I actually prefer to get some longer feedback, so no complaints here.
I think this checks all the minimal techno boxes.
Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
It’s not a genre I listen to, so I’m going on instincts.
(Still haven’t really had a meaningful listen to Modeselektor yet. Do you any particular recommendations?
I’ve flagged a documentary about them on YT for watching later, when time, energy and the stars all align.)
The chord-progression popped into my head this morning and it felt like it would suit an uptempo 4/4 with a little bounce in it. Tight, simple and incessant rhythm to underpin the track and keep things moving along.
Wanted to keep thing bouncing, so came up with a simple counter-melody that I think feels quite compelling against the chord-progression.
In terms of structure, I softened the first half, to allow for the pay-off later.
In terms of ‘sound’, I want it to feel quite lo-fi, but still feel a little like a dizzying, blissed-out ‘wash of sound’. I’ll need to pay a lot of attention to the drop/peak to avoid having too much clashing resonance, making the whole things muddy with rez.
Want to keep it with only a few moving parts, using layers and swapping out sounds for melodies to keep the interest there.
Fingers crossed the new APs have some stuff I find interesting – otherwise, I’ll be shifting this one over to Ableton Live sooner, rather than later.
…so I gotta say you’re braver than me in even putting anything out (I’m holding steadfast).
The idea came to me this morning, and was able to get the core idea/progression down.
I’ve been coming back to it for a few mins at a time throughout the day and I think I have the core ideas in there now. Needs some extra love and attention.
…though I’m still open to all thoughts and ideas.
It’s rough as hell and the transitions and mix levels are currently garbage, imo — and a lot of the ‘effect’ sounds are placeholders.
Just wanted to get something ‘out’, even if only privately, as I’ve got 5–6 semi-formed pieces (range of genres) waiting for further development, but they’re now on hold till the new pack(s) drop, as my inspiration for the tracks has kinda stalled due to the lack of inspiration I’m getting from the current soundpacks.
(Because I create in a range of genres, I risk having all my stuff sound the same (‘Auxy sound’) due to the limited sound palette available.)
Knowing the new APs are so close, and that I’m likely to dive into it/them for this track, I took the unusual step of calling this one a WIP, even in the SC name, and keeping it private.
I’ve not actually been spending much time in Ableton Live.
I’d love to be disciplined enough to sit down and work some of the public pieces through to a more finished (by my standards) state, but I’m too frequently interrupted by a new idea for a new piece — that means I’m back on Auxy exploring it.