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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:44 AM
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The only work that I have uploaded to a public site can be found at my soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/dakota-potts
The first one is a test I sent to a guitarist regarding a rock/metal bass tone.
The second is an original work, It has basic guitar and bass guitar parts written, but I lack an interface to efficiently record real instruments.
I had previously avoided posting it because my work needs a lot of... well, work. I like the idea of the song I have posted, but I just feel it isn't enough. There's nothing technically wrong with it that I can point out, but it sounds empty and amateur. I feel this way about a lot of my tracks.
Perhaps we can start there. What are some ways you would suggest to start to develop a more mature style of writing? Obviously things like dynamics, tempo changes, key changes etc. aren't even addressed in that recording.
Also, how do you go about learning the feel of instruments you've never played? For example, if I wanted to incorporate a brass section in a song, I have no idea what the nuances of that would sound like. I also tend to use the same couple of virtual instruments because they're familiar.
A final question: Is there anything wrong with having music be all electronic or all "real"? Is one or the other expected?
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