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Created December 13, 2018

Sound Check

Welcome to Sound Check, a Premium group where you can get feedback on your work by a professional music producer!

This group is all about helping you learn, improve and grow. Whether you’re a noob trying your hand at music production for the first time or an experienced studio head, getting feedback on your songs is the key to getting better at what you do.


Every week our in-house producer I Awake, a Stockholm-based producer with over 20 years of experience up his sleeve, will offer pro feedback to one chosen track. You’ll get feedback and tips on your mixing techniques, track arrangement as well as choice of instruments and melodies. So keep an eye on your track’s comment section!


If you’re already a Premium user, here is all you need to do:

• Publish a track on your profile and post it in this group. A complete track with more than loops is preferred!


• Tell us a little bit about your track on the description. What are your thoughts? What is it you’re aiming for? What is it you want to develop further?


Terms

• This group is open for Premium users only. If you’d like to join, please PM KaI and we’ll send you an invite to the group. If you’re currently not on Premium but would like to join, feel free to upgrade here!


• Your tracks have to be made using Soundation.


• Please follow our Community Guidelines. Failure to do so will result in a ban.


Don’t be afraid to share your work. We’re all here to help each other grow. Join this group and get ready to take your music further!

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Thank you for reviewing my track i will try and improve it as much as possible

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I Awake
Soundation Crew
5 days ago

This week's review goes to "Noises" by Archie-harris-milnes9313 - a trap beat made from our Starter Kits that's so well arranged it's a perfect base to be personalized further. Today I'll give some input on how you can personalize this track even more.

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I Awake
Soundation Crew
5 days ago

(1/5) Sound Check Feedback on "Noises" by Archie-harris-milnes9313:

• For someone who just joined Soundation one month ago, there’s no question you have a good ear and a great sense of music!

• The intro works fine but instead of slowing down at 0.49 I’d go for another round. On that round, I would choose a bass from the Wubmachine to add an extra layer of deepness. If it's your first time using a virtual instrument, don't be scared. Try it out.

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I Awake
Soundation Crew
5 days ago

(2/5) Sound Check Feedback on "Noises" by Archie-harris-milnes9313:

• The synth sound that leads up to 1.00 can be improved with a bit of automation.

• Try adding effects like reverb and delay on that channel and play around with their respective automation lanes. You could also try to pan it back and forth a bit just to keep listeners engaged.

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I Awake
Soundation Crew
5 days ago

(3/5) Sound Check Feedback on "Noises" by Archie-harris-milnes9313:

• At 1.17, a new theme is introduced. That’s all fine but then it goes away and another new theme is introduced. I think a new theme comes in slightly too fast. I’d repeat the first theme once more before taking the track into a new direction.

• If you choose to repeat the first theme once more, adding a new element on top of that could be useful. I recommend using a synth pad from the GM-2 Synth for this.

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I Awake
Soundation Crew
5 days ago

(4/5) Sound Check Feedback on "Noises" by Archie-harris-milnes9313:

• The overall sound quality in the mix is already really good. However, I would play a bit with Parametric EQ and compression on the drums. To add depth around the end, try adding effects like reverb on the vocals.

• Something I really miss is a deep sub bass which is really common in trap. I would look up a sub bass, once again in the Wubmachine. Subs make wonders!

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I Awake
Soundation Crew
5 days ago

(5/5) Sound Check Feedback on "Noises" by Archie-harris-milnes9313:

• To develop your arranging skills further, check out other trap songs and follow their structure. You’ll soon find out that you can easily become a master of arrangements. Keep the tracks coming!

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tacocat
5 days ago

Thanks for the invite!!!!!!

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I Awake
Soundation Crew
10 days ago

This week's review goes to "Top of the World" by JosHakam - a dreamy slice of melodic escapism made without any audio loops! Check out my feedback on the production below.

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I Awake
Soundation Crew
10 days ago

(1 of 3) Sound Check Feedback on "Top of the World" by JosHakam:

• The intro part feels a bit dry in my opinion. I’d add reverb with a long tail here to capture listeners' attention.

• The long notes that starts at 0.16 could benefit from some side chain (or fakie here on Soundation) to get the atmosphere a bit more dynamic.

• At 0.32 try adding a deep bass. It would add another level of richness to the composition!

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