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Re: Not sure about this 80s return...

Post by MBantle » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:37 pm

Peterg wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:21 pm
Thanks Matt,
It’s a really nice track.
It’s like a pastiche of 80s AOR, and I guess that’s what sync is all about.

Thanks Peter
Hi Peter,
Thanks for your comments. The listing was so 'wide' in terms of requirements so I thought all-guns-blazing-80s-cliché was the right place to start with :D

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Re: Not sure about this 80s return...

Post by Ted » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:28 pm

JohnV wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:53 pm
Here's a couple that I submitted and were returned for the same listing. I'd welcome all thoughts ... ake-flight ... n-the-80-s ... treme-team
Hey John, I'll take a bite.

I think these are overall pretty good-- but there are a few things that sound to me like possible reasons for a return.

"Take Flight". The arpeggiated bass part in the intro is decent I think, but that particular patch isn't doing it for me. It's a bit cheesy, but not cheesy enough to be kitschy I guess. Sounds too "in the box". Also the music has a lot of dramatic minor chords too-- which don't really sound fun or cheerful or whatever-- though it does sound 80's. I like the guitar part-- that's right on target I think. There are some nice layers to the keys. I think maybe the screener wanted to hear more build toward the end-- started to get a bit static and programmed sounding.

"Sax in the 80's". I think this one is great-- my favorite. It was giving me Hall and Oates vibes. Very nice. But I did hear one problem that slipped through. The kick drum is off time at around :07 seconds. Make sure you quantize. Good melodies on this one.

"Extreme Team" Good 80's sound. I thought the lead line was kinda repetitive from about :30 to :40 in a way that stuck out to me. The timing of the keyboard phrase at 1:22 sounded a bit off. Overall this one sounded like it was pretty on-target. Maybe it needed a little more variation and build toward the end.

Good effort--probably not far from the bar on these. Keep at it.

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Re: Not sure about this 80s return...

Post by JohnV » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:40 am

Thanks Ted,

I appreciate the feedback.


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