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Trance Dance 9


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Doug Somers

 Genre: Electropop

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Yes, I bought Remix Tools Jam Pack, and yes, I just had to try them out. Not being really familiar with this genre I wasn't sure how to end the piece so I pulled a 70's style long fadeout out of the bag. I'm open to other suggestions and comments.
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Hits: 2925
Comments: 17
Fans: 6
Plays: 120
Downloads: 131
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Sep 22, 2007 - 07:50:02 PM
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2007 - 11:00:23 PM Last Played: Jan 26, 2018 - 12:30:55 PM
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Comments
gwhoose said 4100 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
cool
but sounds a little heavy for trance. like all the variations. first part a little like what the guy who intros logic does. second variation after dead pause dynamik. good. need to take down the pitch and roll with rythym a little more. strongest point is rythym integration. think you should empasize that more. wonder how automatic this package is? will have to get it to try out. loses some interest near the end. need more repetition and dogged determination. like it won't let go. why don't you collab with a voice? get caroline to collab. sometimes it not how a piece is constructed but how it sets off a performance. integration is a mover sometimes.
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Doug Somers said 4100 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Thanks so much for the feedback.
I appreciate you having a listen and taking the time to comment. As I rework this one I'll come back to your post for the next list of refinements.

Keep well,
Doug
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cjhoose said 4100 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
perhaps electropop?
would be a better genre for this track.

Trance usually has a very driving beat, strong repetetive bass, and an intense melody - written in a minor key, but pulled off oddly, you don't notice it's minor so much but it creates a state of tension that is just longing to be released. I have a lot of trouble making that work.

Fadeout works alright for this one.
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Doug Somers said 4100 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Thanks for listening!
You're probably right. I'll change the genre.... BTW, love your work! Take care, Doug
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MKVX said 4100 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Great... but..
its not trance. I have to admit it, this very very catchy at parts, but unfortunately its not really trance. But as far as suggestions go, if you want a more of trancey song, you need some sort of pulsation. I would move this to electropop actually. You'll get a much better response and critique of it there. But don't give up with the trance thing if you're into trance. Remix Tools offers you some good tools to work with in the trance/dance genre, chiefly the almost propellerhead reason-quality drum kits. Keep at it.
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Doug Somers said 4100 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Thanks for the encouragement
I decided to put this into a new genre and work up improvements within it's current structure. I think I will have another go at a trance piece from scratch, which should be fun! Thanks for listening and providing the feedback! Keep well, Doug
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dynoMYSTIC said 4100 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Jeez
I really loved this tune; powerful dance drive, I thought. I love the richness in sounds; sonically clean, nice stage separation.
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Doug Somers said 4100 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thanks!
After listening to your post of Safety Dog that is quite a compliment! Thanks for your feedback.

Take care,
Doug
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Reinholt56 said 4100 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
A great mix....
I enjoyed this mix very much.

There were plenty of things happening to make it interesting throughout.

The silences between sections were very effective.

All in all it worked very well.

Paul.
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Doug Somers said 4100 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Glad you stopped by again
Thanks Paul, appreciate the feedback! This posting experience and receiving comments from yourself and others here whose music I admire has been great at getting my half finished work dusted off, brought back into the sunlight, and reworked. Cheers,
Doug
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Moviz said 4100 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I like
this and I'm not suprised you get confused with genres, so do I,especially with Trance/ Electro/ house etc. Seems to me a very fine line. I recognised some of the loops you used as the ones I too used in 'Downtown 10 a.m.' and it's suprising the different effects with same loops can give. cheers M

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Doug Somers said 4100 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Agreed....
Although I like a variety of these genres, I haven't paid a lot of attention to what each one was called. One one hand labels can never capture the essence of something, but on the other without labels we would all have to spend a lot of time experiencing the same things - not too productive!

After checking out your page, I did notice the similarity of loop selections to 'Downtown', which is part of my iTunes at the moment. I appreciate the feedback!! Keep well,
Doug
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lengold said 4099 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Really
like this Doug. I thought it stood out from the crowd. The production is excellent especially the phasing/panning effects.
Cheers
Len


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Doug Somers said 4099 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Thanks Len
It means a lot to me to receive such encouragement. Cheers,
Doug
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said 3958 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Me Likes
Lots of familiar loops in this piece, nicely put together reminds me of my very first GB piece where I used a lot of the same loops, perhaps I'll upload it just for the heck of it (or not LOL)
Doug Somers said 3958 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Thanks Dave
This feels like ancient history now.... Trying out the loops, hearing what sounds there are available, stringing them together....Fun at the time.

I'd love to hear you piece - if you upload it send me a message.

Cheers,
Doug
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Heightened said 3892 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
Gee, I love anything in trance too
But to be honest I'm shying away from loops now and try not to use them for originality sake - at least the older ones. Other than that this is a cool piece.
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I make music for pleasure, usually using a computer to create soundscapes around all kinds of music. I used to jam with a local celtic group, playing bodhran and 12 string guitar, but I find that my technical and live performance skills fall short o... [see more]

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Genre Info
Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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