Industrial Rock??

We're putting YOU in the drivers seat!

Moderators: admin, mdc, TAXIstaff

Post Reply
User avatar
mazz
Total Pro
Total Pro
Posts: 8411
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:51 am
Gender: Male
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Industrial Rock??

Post by mazz » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:00 pm

I'm shooting for Industrial music for Sports. Not my number one style to compose in comfort-wise but I do like some of Nine Inch Nails' stuff, which I've been told is Industrial, so they're a bit of a model here.It seems like a bit of a tight-rope walk because I don't hear much heavy industrial stuff a'la Nine Inch Nails in sports but I do hear a lot of high energy rock sounding stuff that is almost but not quite industrial, at least to my ears.So I need some feedback on this piece because I don't know if it's:1. Industrial enough?2. Too industrial for sports TV?3. In the ballpark for any other Electronica stuff?4. Way off base and/or too much of a hodge-podge of styles?5. Anything else that those familiar with the style can educate me onhttp://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_id=5381 ... hanks,Mazz
Evocative Music For Media

imagine if John Williams and Trent Reznor met at Bernard Hermann's for lunch and Brian Eno was the head chef!
http://www.johnmazzei.com
http://www.taxi.com/johnmazzei

it's not the gear, it's the ear!

squidlips
Committed Musician
Committed Musician
Posts: 808
Joined: Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:20 pm
Contact:

Re: Industrial Rock??

Post by squidlips » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:24 am

Mazz, you da man, you know that right? So I'd say of the above questions, my answer would be #3.Having been forced into listening to sports music for years now due to a faithful fan in the house (I'm so over it!), I know they love, love, LOVE the basic, dramatic, punchy anthem theme (ala the guitar riffs in We Will Rock You), etc. I'd go with an industrial listing, electronica, that sort of thing, unless you want to change the melody up a bit.It's got some teeth to it. I liked that a lot. Hope

User avatar
mazz
Total Pro
Total Pro
Posts: 8411
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:51 am
Gender: Male
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Industrial Rock??

Post by mazz » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:07 am

Just re-mixed the piece. Made it more agressive and up front and did some stutter edits on the entire mix at a few points.Any experienced Electro heads out there feel free to chime in.Mazz-tronicahttp://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_id=53915&stream=true
Evocative Music For Media

imagine if John Williams and Trent Reznor met at Bernard Hermann's for lunch and Brian Eno was the head chef!
http://www.johnmazzei.com
http://www.taxi.com/johnmazzei

it's not the gear, it's the ear!

jewelwing
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:42 am
Contact:

Re: Industrial Rock??

Post by jewelwing » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:16 pm

Mazz, I may spend some of my days creating and recording lyrical melodies, but I spend my nights with loud, aggressive rock music (I can't even listen to music on a computer without a subwoofer). So here's my opinion, for what it's worth: there are good elements in the first mix, but the second (stutter) mix brings out those elements much better - THAT THING'S REALLY KICKING COOL! And least you think that I'm easily impressed, the studio I often work with says the standard and quality I go for with my recording is higher than 90% of the people they work with. So apparently, I'm kind of particular.On the particular side, the static stutter does sound a lot like the sound my cable stations make when they go out, so if this music is backing sports events on cable or tv, that sound might make them think something's wrong with their equipment. The stutter idea is still a good one - maybe it could be more of a hard stop of the music, or something that's more obviously like part of the music. But I didn't need the stutter to enjoy it.Jewel

User avatar
mazz
Total Pro
Total Pro
Posts: 8411
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:51 am
Gender: Male
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Industrial Rock??

Post by mazz » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:39 am

OK, I've been corresponding with songwriter, he's been nice enough to give me some feedback on the mix and mastering so I've done a few tweaks if anyone is interested. I also bagged the stutter idea for now, thanks for the feedback that it sounded like a bad cable, jewelwing (and the other positive feedback as well!http://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_ ... trueThanks for all the help, I think I'm done now!Mazz
Evocative Music For Media

imagine if John Williams and Trent Reznor met at Bernard Hermann's for lunch and Brian Eno was the head chef!
http://www.johnmazzei.com
http://www.taxi.com/johnmazzei

it's not the gear, it's the ear!

jewelwing
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:42 am
Contact:

Re: Industrial Rock??

Post by jewelwing » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:31 am

If Buckaroo Banzai ever becomes a tv/cable series, you've got the theme music right here. (Or maybe the current Dr. Who or Flash Gordon series wants to make a change...)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests