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In need of constructive criticism

Postby Electric Velocity » 26 Mar 2013 13:20

I'm looking for people to comment their opinions on my songs so I can improve. Keep in mind that I am an amateur who is trying to copy the style of Daft Punk. Please don't comment anything like "it's too repetitive" because that's what I am trying to do. I need advice on how I do my filters, mixing, and overall feeling of the track. http://soundcloud.com/electric-velocity
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Re: In need of constructive criticism

Postby Magnitude Zero » 26 Mar 2013 13:22

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Re: In need of constructive criticism

Postby itroitnyah » 26 Mar 2013 14:18

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Re: In need of constructive criticism

Postby GumsOfGabby » 27 Mar 2013 08:45

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Re: In need of constructive criticism

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Re: In need of constructive criticism

Postby JSynth » 27 Mar 2013 10:08



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I will give you one piece of advice. Don't try to copy anyone's style. If you try to sound just like someone else, then you will only end up sounding like a bad copy of them.
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Re: In need of constructive criticism

Postby itroitnyah » 27 Mar 2013 11:17

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Re: In need of constructive criticism

Postby ph00tbag » 27 Mar 2013 12:29

JSynth wrote:


^^Click and post

I will give you one piece of advice. Don't try to copy anyone's style. If you try to sound just like someone else, then you will only end up sounding like a bad copy of them.

While I agree with the general sentiment that it's a good thing to have one's own sound, I don't think pointedly not imitating is the way to go about it. You can learn a lot from trying (and failing) to imitate the work of others. You learn how they achieve certain effects and mixdown levels.

So do yourself a favor and imitate others from time to time, if not in your completed works, then at least in studies.
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Re: In need of constructive criticism

Postby prozeyic » 03 Apr 2013 10:45

JSynth wrote:


^^Click and post

I will give you one piece of advice. Don't try to copy anyone's style. If you try to sound just like someone else, then you will only end up sounding like a bad copy of them.


I disagree with that. I've followed the idea of 'Imitate, assimilate, innovate'. Meaning you would imitate the style of the artists that influence you to help you better understand what they're doing that gives their music that special something. Then you would add your own personality to it.
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