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Under reflection


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Downtempo

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This song has been superseded by a version with cool guitar work.

Just some gentle meanderings.

The drums are made with Ultrabeat, and all synths are Zebra.
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Uploaded: Jul 15, 2008 - 11:00:22 PM
Last Updated: May 31, 2009 - 09:57:08 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 09:54:24 PM
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Feter said 3210 days ago (July 15th, 2008)
Under reflection
this is nice and passionate desite the beats
it hold alot of nice harmonies and themes ..
this is just so fine ...thnx alot for sharin !!!
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lengold said 3210 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
Lovely melody
and chords Vic. Like the slight oriental feel to it - nice orchestration and excellent production. Maybe some vocals would work well on this.
Cheers
Len


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Moviz said 3210 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
Love
the percussion in this and the way it all builds slowly. Nice melodies taking me on a nice mental journey. As Len said slightly Oriental in places, because of the instruments maybe, but a really pleasant piece, regards M
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davisamerica said 3210 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
right then vic...
gonna just ditto everyone so far ... this is a nice sound trip ... the balance and production are wonderful ... very enjoyable track :- ]
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HipHopMoses said 3210 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
Very Nice
I really love the chord changes around 2:45 Nice tune under reflection as I type. :D
Moses
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Gamborg said 3209 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
Nice Relaxing
Very nice. makes one mind wonder to other places.

Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards, CG
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said 3209 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
Very nice...
A good tune to cast one's mind adrift to Victor...

Engaging arrangement. Nice clean mix. Wonderful ambience...

Be well!
Vic Holman said 3209 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
A little different
then what you normally do. I highly enjoyed this piece.

a nice melodic composition and nicely mixed.

Yeah, I agree that some vocals could fit in this very well. Preferably female.
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said 3208 days ago (July 18th, 2008)
Under reflection.

I really like this. Its got some really nice meandrings:) Love the sounds.

Peace Dee.
thoddi said 3207 days ago (July 18th, 2008)
nice mood
Sounds relaxed and peaceful in here:)

Reminded me of Lady In Red by Chris de Burg for some reason...

Well put together, and a good balanced mix/production.
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VicDiesel said 3207 days ago (July 18th, 2008)
De Burgh
Interesting comment. "Lady in Red" is an excellent example of music that you can dance "nightclub two-step" to. Without having LiR in mind, I was indeed trying to write something that would fit that dance. In the end I think I didn't quite capture the beat. Maybe that general feel is what you picked up on.

Thanks for the compliments.
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rsorensen said 3207 days ago (July 18th, 2008)
nice
great mix. love how it builds. has kind of an 80s feel about it. really relaxing tune.
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dajama said 3207 days ago (July 18th, 2008)
Gentle is
the word, and very nicely done, too. Far from meandering, though, in my book. I like the patient build-up and the introduction of different instrumentation is very well done. Lovely progression, and nice bass notes. Not sure about the snare sound-seems a little intrusive to me. But that's just my taste. A lovely mood, great arrangement, and nice melody. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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guygrooves said 3207 days ago (July 18th, 2008)
Hey Vic...
The production on this is as good as I have ever heard. If I could mix half as well as you, my songs would be much closer to where I have always envisioned. This is beautiful and and melodic, I love the slow build to it that everyone else does. You are another artist I love to listen to, and have several of yours in my Itunes. I can listen to one of your songs and hear things I would like to have in mine from a production standpoint. I don't think I have it in me to write at the same level as you. I want you to know you are one of those artists, that whenever I listen to something of yours, I learn something from both a musicians point of view as well as a production one. This is a very beautiful piece sir.
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VicDiesel said 3207 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
Thanks for noticing
all the things that went right with this track.

Of course, as the maker I only hear what goes wrong. Like that bass. I wanted to make a track where all synths were done with Zebra, but that didn't really work for that bass. I've tweaked it ten ways and still I'm not entirely happy with it. Likewise, the melody is a preset that I could tweak only so far before it would lose its character, but I wish I could give it just a bit more edge.

Anyway, the trick to a full production is to listen for the loudest track, and make it softer. Rinse, repeat.... I'm kind of pleased how dense and still detailed this mix came out.
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ktb said 3207 days ago (July 18th, 2008)
meanderings
it is a wonderful night for a drive. very cool melodic synths. the progression always seem to introduce another slight tension in the chords with each pass. the asian like overtone fit it well. bravo Vic
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caroline said 3207 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
i went and fetched the earbuds and then...
restarted this .... a real treat for my ears and lots to listen to - thank you for sharing xoxo
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Lightman- said 3206 days ago (July 19th, 2008)
Great
Great, great intro.... This song is mixed very good... The intro is really building up to something.... And you manage to build it more an more up.... Something i can learn of.... What a tune.... Great....
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Komrade K said 3206 days ago (July 20th, 2008)
Languorous
Kinda like waking up after a good night and gently getting going. Lovely easy smooth feel to this.

KK
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Skean said 3205 days ago (July 20th, 2008)
I'm back
This is so good mix as I love the bass in it.... Sweet ambient tune.
I did download and I have listen w headphones and w my stereo and it sounds fine in both.

Take care
---
Kenta
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Diviner said 3198 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
Very good
I like the melodies and the sounds are nice, powerful and deep. I too like the chord changes (one thing I should do more of) and interesting oriental plucks. Very good track all in all.
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VicDiesel said 3198 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
Oriental
Thanks for the compliments.

You're not the first one to remark on oriental sounds, and I'm completely mystified. Now that you add "plucks" I think I know which synth you're referring to, but it still doesn't sound oriental to me.

Btw, check out that Zebra synth. Not free, not even cheap, but incredibly powerful.
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ziti said 3198 days ago (July 27th, 2008)
again
i find the drum sounds very brittle to the ear...and again, the rest is recorded and mixed wonderfully.

is a Zebra a keyboard?...certainly makes some beautiful sounds.

nice work, fat recording with a sweet soul feel...i could hear an Al Greene type vocal to this...

best
z
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Char said 3164 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
I love what you do.
Your work is diverse and always, always complete. You put all your effort into each song you craft. I don't think it sounds oriental. It makes you want to dance, grab someone and hold the person close and move together.
Thank you.
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