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    Default Uploading Again.

    I kinda stopped uploading music for a while because I was working on an album, but now I'm burnt out on it and want to start making some singles to recharge. Here's some music I've written in the past month or so.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J59X7sNuG-o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkqD5X9xpOo

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    I can't seem to pick my jaw up, Cody.

    I just can't do it.

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    you like. yes good. giv mi money now.

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    Good stuff, Cody! I gib yu mani.

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    This is some good music you got going here Cody!
    You are making it very hard for me to find anything wrong with it, also: Codeum, what a great artist name
    Keep up the good work man!

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    Thanks guys. I knew I was improving, but I didn't expect such good review by you picky bastards.

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    The mixing sounds great, I can't fault it. Sounds very technically achieved.

    However, this really isn't my kind of music. It's not doing anything interesting for me personally. Have you ever tried going outside of your comfort zone and composing something really different?

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    Yeah I have. I was getting kinda burnt out on trance and melodic dubstep so I learned how to play the guitar so my whole album is actually going to be Shoegaze and indie rock with an 80's uk influence. Here's a sneak peek, just because you make a valid point.

    https://soundcloud.com/codbarley/moreshoes/s-62iQq

    Everything but the synth lead is real.

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    Sounds really cool, Cody. What do you mean when you say "real"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeTox View Post
    Sounds really cool, Cody. What do you mean when you say "real"?
    I physically played the guitar and recorded it with a microphone. The drums are samples recorded in my school studio.
    Because I make trance and dubstep, a lot of my sound is done all in the box (software inside the computer), with this genre a lot of real sounds are needed. Can't get away with a synthesized guitar.

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    This is pretty sweet and smooth. ( ( ((d(^_^)b)) ) )

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    This is actually really good. It's nowhere near my style of music, but it's really well done, sorta relaxing and aspiring. I prefer this over your previous dubstepy stuff (or whatever it was already), so keep up good work and and keep experimenting and improving yourself.

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    Really smooth and relaxing to listen to. I remember listening to some of your previous works and this is a great improvement. I actually like this style of music, one that has some electronic beats but also is connected to orchestral themes, more so than the previous strictly dubstep songs.

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    I apologize for a sporadic upload pattern, and for the lack of updates here, but I've written three new tracks since january. Here you are, and I hope it pleases your earholes

    I have three videos to embed so sorry in advance for the triple post.


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    Again, not my kind of music. But I really cannot fault the technical side of it. Everything feels crisp without ever intruding on other sections of the music, I kinda wish I could do the same.

    (Also, we should really look into extending the limit on embedded videos)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polo View Post
    I kinda wish I could do the same.
    All it takes is the training of your ears. Once you find the sound you like from another artist or audio engineer, pay close attention to where everything is in the frequency range as well as spatially. Once you have a general idea, go into your DAW of choice and play around with EQ's and other plugins. Get the feel of how they change the timbre of the sound, how they fit the sound into the space. Priority 1 is being completely at home in your DAW. If the inner workings make you uncomfortable or impede your workflow, trash the program and move on to the next one. I've used quite a few programs and the one I seem to gravitate to is FL Studio. Hardware is important too. Find a pair of monitors you like and get to know how they effect the raw sound as well. You generally want to be extremely intimate with the equipment you use. After all that is done, all you have to do is produce. Keep banging out music one right after another. Analyze what you've made, where your mistakes were, and apply that to the next song. Don't fix stuff in your completed works because you'll just sit there and never make any progress. A track is never truly finished, it's ending point is where you decide it's time to move on. It takes a couple years, but it's certainly not impossible to achieve the crisp unimpeded sounds I make. Hell, I can admit that my stuff is far from perfect and probably always will be.

    Sorry for the wall of text. I may not know much about very many topics, but I definitely feel very strong in this field and it makes me feel good to share what I know.

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