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  1. How would you rate 2017 when it comes to psytrance?

    imho it's rather a year of quantity. besides those mentioned above we have skizologic and goa tree. if you also look beyond goa we have releases by martian arts, ovnimoon, protonica, braincell, tron, daniel lesden, e-clip, lunarave, chameleon; plus ajja, alwoods, dubsalon, gmo vs. dense, profondita, astral waves and saafi brothers on the downtempo side. the sheer quantity makes up for the lack of any truly outstanding albums.
  2. How would you rate 2017 when it comes to psytrance?

    it's been an above average year for me. there are plenty of ok or interesting releases, even though 2017 is lacking spectacular albums such as earthcall, dream telepathy or read more from 2016. many things are only discovered later, others need some time to grow so i don't see any reason to complain about 2017 just yet.
  3. Astral Projection - Y-Salem Ep

    neither microhouse nor trap are new. what used to be called microhouse in the 90s is now part of "minimal techno" (i'll never get tired of mentioning that it still sounds like house). trap used to be called crunk in the 90s. it's just rebranding - like with chicago hard house being renamed as jumpstyle
  4. Psytrance vs Full-On

    there are quite a few of us
  5. Who still listens to Psytrance dj sets at home?

    exactly. same thing for mixes without tracklist (with few exceptions).
  6. Who still listens to Psytrance dj sets at home?

    i'm listening to a dj set at home right now. a good dj set tells a story and puts tracks you wouldn't usually listen to into a context that makes them shine. ideally you also discover new artists/albums in mixtapes. so i see no reason not to listen to them at home.
  7. i wouldn't change it too much either. your track is melodic enough not to depend too much on overly fat bass. it's funny you choose e-clip as example of good bass balance. i use e-clip's most recent album as reference for too much bass, but i guess e-clip changed his mixing style in the years in between. i rather take logic bomb's the grid as example for nicely balanced kick/bass.
  8. good if you're comparing it to melodic fullon. ok if you're comparing it to modern progressive that focuses more on bass sound rather than melody. to compete with them you could use a little more low end and a more cohesive sound. right now there seems to be a sort of hole between the layers. maybe not cutting the low mids that agressively would fix this? maybe putting all bass layers though some distortion together? i find that just dropping the whole thing a few semitones also makes the bass sound more fat and "modern". this is good on festival rigs but makes important sounds disappear on smaller systems...
  9. i was lucky. when i came halfway through blastoyz set they had apparently decided tha,t since the "big names" had already played, most of the party was already over so they didn't ask for money anymore. it is. kinda reminds me of eskimo back ten years ago. it's also somehow how dutch trance consisted of mainly breaks and builds before the bubble popped and no one was interested in the genre anymore. iirc ilsa gold once did something similar at a big festival. they only played the builds of different well known tracks of techno/trance/... history and switched to a different track every time before the climax. i guess they had similar views as we have now
  10. i don't know. i thought that it seeks to maximise the opportunities for the crowd cheering (as in "give us the beat now"), but the crowd wasn't impressed at all.
  11. so i've been to this event the past weekend. tristan was good (even though the sound system emphasised the bass so much that everything else was in the background or even inaudible) and blastoyz (at least the second half of his set) was as expected. what i have noticed is that what serves as buildup to a climax in a tristan track is the "drop" in "futureprog" tracks. this explains why even the parts of a track with beat aren't at all suited for dancing for someone used to other kinds of psytrance. in tristan's music a break often leads to a short groovy bass/kick pattern which leads to a climax with the hits and some psychedelic percussion coming in. they are accompanied by a steady regular kick/bass pattern which keeps you dancing for the coming few minutes. for blastoyz on the other hand a break is followed by a goovy bass/kick pattern (most often lacking any melody and even hats) which is then followed by another break. it's intensely frustrating. the best part of his set was the melody of prodigy's voodoo people and even that was painfully slowed down.
  12. skipping through the album on youtube, three quarters of the album sounds as if it's the same pads all over again. no matter if you listen at minute 14, 34, 53 or 69: it all sounds exactly the same. those pads are present on earlier cbl albums but so far, i don't see the non-beatless tracks with interesting melodies. i guess i'll skip this one.
  13. Logic Pro 9

    the easiest way to get a kick, and the only way to get a good one in the beginning, is to just use a sample (both exs24 and ultrabeat work nicely for this. ultrabeat has an a bit steeper learning curve but is also the more powerful tool). the much more satisfying method is to make it yourself. ultrabeat is your best friend here. there are lots of other kick synth utilities such as bazzizm/bigkick/... but i find that properly tweaked kicks out of ultrabeat need less processing. you can set the osc2 to a sine wave that sweeps from a high note in your scale to your root note. this is done by setting the one of the envelopes to control the pitch of the note. you can then adjust the curve of the envelope to your liking. additionally you can use one of the other envelopes to control the volume. i rarely see the need to use any other method. if i hear a psy kick i like i often manage to recreate it using ultrabeat. this is the kick i use in the track i'm currently working on. here i used to env1 to control the pitch and env4 (and curiously also env2... interesting) to control levels. the eq bell curve serves to reduce the "mud" frequencies around 500hz a bit. i'm not quite sure what you mean by syncing the bass to the kick. you create a region with the kick playing on every 1/4 and a second region for the bassline with the pattern you'd like it to play (most likely a note on every 1/16 except 1,5,9 and 13). once you've done that they should be perfectly in sync.
  14. How difficult are reissues?

    thanks for the offer. but even though it's not too practical to use and the result is often barely understandable, google translate is still good enough to help me find a few rare releases that aren't avaiable elsewhere
  15. genau. yeah, 20 for such an unusual location is quite ok. in vienna you'd pay that for a smaller venue with a shitty sound system and only one international headliner. that's why i'm considering going. normally i'd simply stay home, but i even missed out going to a festival this year and i've been at a total of 2 parties this year. so i've become less picky than usual sounds like a good plan.
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