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Re: For your listening amusement

I have this same issue! I listen to the tracks so much while working with them I start to find them too sparse and what to add a little more flare....then, after putting them away for a while, I discover I added too much....leaving the ambient soundscape for a contextual one.
I wish someone will build a meter for that!
Date: 02/14/05 10:28:33
Subject: Re: For your listening amusement
I really liked the choice of sounds and textures...
but for an ambient soundscape I found it busy to the
point of distraction.  Trust me, I know this topic...
becaues it's one of my biggest issues with my own
music!  I've found that what I "feel" is a good amount
of activity is often way way way too much and I need
to play about 1/4 the amount.
A few techniques I've found that work well to "thin"
out my playing are to take frequent breaks during a
performance while really listening to and enjoying the
current loop.  Spend some time tweaking the loop with
a performance orientated effects processor like an
Alesis AirFX.  Another good technique is take a nice
slow but beautiful movie or scene and score it in real
time.  You'll be surprised how little you need to do
to make a great composition.
--- Tony K <bigtony@softhome.net> wrote:
> Hello Loopy people,
> I've been doing loopy soundscapes for a few months
> and recording some of it.
> I'd like some feedback (heh) on my last one.
> It overloaded in a few places so there's a touch of
> unintentional
> distortion. :(  ah well.
> Brutal honesty is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Tony