Reply To: Lamp Sessions (Monthly Challenge #001) – submissions due June 20 at 11:59PM UTC


Thank you for the feedback.

I agree there are some way too harsh sounds in the higher frequencies. I think it’s because I ended up finishing the demo during a night with headphones and my ears were probably already too tired to realize I am actually making it worse.
Glad you appreciate the rough style. I still haven’t learned how to make something musical (I suck at melodies), but I am coming from old-school (~2002) techno, hardcore and death metal history, so I simply enjoy when the music is hard and groovy.

Your entry also has a dark&hard vibe (well maybe besides that warhead synth ‘melody’, which is trying to save you from the ‘darkness’ :D). Unfortunately, the mixdown doesn’t provide much ‘punch’ and clarity. I think I already wrote this somewhere.. I also struggle with the mixdown. Finding the balance between punchiness, loudness and clarity seem to be an eternal struggle for me. My entry is overdone imo. It’s pushed a bit too much so the punch/dynamics and clarity also suffer. Of course, I heard that only the day after I submitted it 😀 I like it, but at the same time, I know it’s not right.

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