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22 year old composer, producer, theorist, and performer who seeks to explore the threshold between acoustic and electronic mediums.

zacharyhuff   dream&bass, "DREAMSURA" out 7/5/13. FREE DOWNLOAD, United States

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  • A Comment on zacharyhuff's
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    DREAMSURA [Track 4 from Dreamsura] at 12.55
    on January 24, 2013 17:19
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    DREAMSURA [Track 4 from Dreamsura] at 10.32
    on January 24, 2013 17:19

    @Secheron Peak: Thanks a lot! I will definitely do that. I plan to release it on my website I am working on and bandcamp. It will be available for free but the ability to donate will be there! Thanks a lot.

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    DREAMSURA [Track 4 from Dreamsura] at 0.43
    on January 19, 2013 04:39

    @constantanxiety: I do a lot of my writing/producing on headphones. I love that sound as well. It becomes a symbolic almost home-inspired kind of texture throughout the album. There is a track on the album titled Raindrop that puts out this warm, cozy, fireplace. Thanks for checking it out, hope you check out the album!

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    DREAMSURA [Track 4 from Dreamsura] at 20.01
    on January 19, 2013 04:37

    @Steve Limpert: Thanks a lot! I appreciate you taking the time to listen.

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    STARGAZE 2012 [Track 2 from Dreamsura] at 1.00
    on January 07, 2013 14:20

    @Tom Flynn Music: Mix? I didn't just choose the music, I wrote it all. This isn't a mix, it's a single composition from scratch!

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    STARGAZE 2012 [Track 2 from Dreamsura] at 3.14
    on January 06, 2013 20:46

    @KIKO M: Thanks a lot! I am glad you enjoy my work. I appreciate the feedback.

  • A Comment on 403DNB's
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    LOGO - 403DNB MIX SERIES #10 - BURN DOWN BABYLON at 8.34
    on January 05, 2013 22:39

    I love the half time drop here. From what I listened to of this mix, the transitions are done well. I like the overall theme and relationship between all the tracks in this compilation. Is this for a radio show?

  • A Comment on Anubis [OFFICIAL]'s
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    Excision& Downlink - Crowd Control (Anubis Remix) at 0.07
    on January 05, 2013 22:37

    I think you should turn the ride down a bit here in the intro. The master limiter is acting on it causing it to be really bright and a lot louder in comparison to the heavy synth that comes in afterwards. I like the synth work at :35, solid build. At :50 the track clips and peaks over the limiter badly. It happens again around 1:00. Whenever you have the big subbass drop with synth you are pushing too much sound through your master limiter causing it clip sound. Try to mix the track at a low level then master it louder, that way, the transients are preserved.

  • A Comment on J. Gray (Drunken MOnk)'s
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    Cool Like Dat (Digable Planets Tribute) feat C... at 0.23
    on January 05, 2013 22:33

    The subbass is laying down a bass line that the brass instruments don't seem to agree with. Remember that bass has one of the most important functions in building sororities. The jazz samples you used belong to specific sonorties that are being solo'd over. The subbass you added doesn't really line up with the brasses. The vocal production is good, I also like the lyrical content in the verses. There is a ride cymbal in there that is killing it, in a good way!

  • A Comment on Jasmin Dolly's
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    Jasmin Dolly ft. Sef Kadi - Sky at 0.30
    on January 05, 2013 22:31

    The vocal quality is the strongest part of the track from my perspective. You did a great job with preserving diction and clarity while achieving a commercial dance sound with the vocals. I think the vocal melody could use some embellishing harmonies during some of the bigger moments. The kick stands out as being too small. Actually, the whole track besides the vocals feels a bit small.

  • A Comment on KAMBO DON's
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    Kambo Don feat Boetje Banten - Dust [Sleng Teng... at 0.16
    on January 05, 2013 22:20

    I like the hi-hat pattern, it has a nice humanized groove to it. I think the intro is a bit long, I'd suggest shortening it somehow, or gradually adding elements to give the illusion of building to the first bigger part in the texture. I love how the synths swell and move around, it's tricky mixing those kind of synths with a punchy kick but you do a solid job in this piece. Love the percussion work around 1:48. What language is this?!

  • A Comment on Frets's
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    Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen-Good Time (Frets ... at 1.04
    on January 05, 2013 22:12

    @Frets: Right on! I didn't mean to imply that I didn't think you did. I was genuinely curious. Nice production!

  • A Comment on C-LIFE's
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    C-LIFE-"T.R.O.Y. 2013"(They Reminisce Over You ... at 0.28
    on January 05, 2013 22:04

    Nice groove, I really like the rhythmic section. I think the drums could serve to come up just a bit. The vocals are nice and clear but it still has a vinyl-esque quality to it, cool. Rhythmically, the rhythms are pretty solid, I like how you sequence rhythmic motives during each of the verses. Cool stuff.

  • A Comment on KAMBO DON's
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    Kambo Don feat Omar Perry - Ragga Meditation [E... at 0.50
    on January 05, 2013 22:02

    Crisp break at the start, I like the fills. I think the strings behind it could use a bit of coloration. The subbass is sitting nicely! The synthy sound right before the change around 0:46 is a bit bright, you should try scoop some of the highs. I like how this has a reggae feel to it.

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    STARGAZE 2012 [Track 2 from Dreamsura] at 0.21
    on January 05, 2013 08:55

    @ryan-chadwick-1: Awesome. glad you dug it. The intro is in 13/8 woot.

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    STARGAZE 2012 [Track 2 from Dreamsura] at 5.31
    on January 05, 2013 08:55

    @Shuhandz: Thanks a lot, I am really glad you enjoyed the piece. Which drums?

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    STARGAZE 2012 [Track 2 from Dreamsura] at 0.39
    on January 05, 2013 08:53
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    STARGAZE 2012 [Track 2 from Dreamsura] at 1.04
    on January 05, 2013 08:53

    @Jexter the molexter: Thank you so much. I don't intend on stopping any time soon. Hope you continue to check out my work and eventually get the full length when I drop it!

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    STARGAZE 2012 [Track 2 from Dreamsura] at 0.42
    on January 05, 2013 08:52

    @Exora.: Thanks! I thought dream&bass was rather fitting as well. Thanks a lot for listening.

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    HEARTFLUX 2012 at 4.46
    on January 05, 2013 08:51

    @Snaillucinate: Thanks, if I may ask, where did you come across my music?

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    STARGAZE 2012 [Track 2 from Dreamsura] at 1.43
    on January 05, 2013 08:51

    @soundslikeshavon: Thanks! that means a lot. I am glad you found enjoyment in my work.

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    STARGAZE 2012 [Track 2 from Dreamsura] at 3.14
    on January 05, 2013 08:50

    @Toreba Spacedrift: Thanks a ton! I am glad you enjoyed the piece!

  • A Comment on gridkeeper's
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    Passion Pit - Carried Away (Gridkeeper Remix) F... at 0.22
    on January 05, 2013 08:42

    The first sound at the beginning is way too loud because it is the only element in the mix and the limiter is still turning it up. The master limiter always does that to the thin parts of my tracks as well, what a nuisance! I really like the volume relationships between the harmony and main vocals, very good blend. I like how this remix preserves the retro vibe that Passion Pit has.

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    PWEST - Sliding Glass Door (Prod. ATC) at 0.10
    on January 05, 2013 08:17

    Really feeling the beat and the harmony of the piano part. Did you write it or sample it? The vocals are clear and I am enjoying the light distortion you put on them (it could also just be the way you EQ'd it, but the vox are nice and bright). Good flow and solid lyrical content.

  • A Comment on State of Psychosis's
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    State of Psychosis- Kur at 1.08
    on January 05, 2013 08:11

    The kick and snare both lack punch and depth. It could be your samples, or your processing of them. What does your snare/kick signal chain look like? The formanty vocal synth gets a bit repetitive by the end of the track.

  • A Comment on Gritty Filth's
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    Balrog's Wrath (FREE 320 VIA TTDMD Compilation:... at 1.59
    on January 05, 2013 08:02

    Nice tune so far. The snare sticks out as being a bit brittle and muddy. I really enjoy the lush sonorities you are building from the pads. There are a couple really nice moments between the pads and the rest of the texture. Some of the dubby synths feel a bit bloated in the lower mids (300-700hz).

  • A Comment on Frets's
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    Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen-Good Time (Frets ... at 1.04
    on January 05, 2013 07:27

    What exactly did you do on this piece? Did you produce the beat? Or did you just blend the two together?

  • A Comment on JonDeaux's
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    Jon Deaux - 008 (Feat. Ether Israel) MASTERED at 1.27
    on January 05, 2013 07:18

    I dig the flow. I think the snare could be turned up a bit. I like the lyrical content, shroom references and FF4. I dig the guy at 3:20's flow as well. The vocal production quality is a bit less than professional though. However, it still sounds good.

  • A Comment on Matt Magdefrau | Composer's
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    Rise From the Ashes (Film Score) *Read Description at 0.22
    on January 05, 2013 07:02

    Some of the lower sounds around :40 are a bit harsh and cause some low end build up. Whatever that sound is, it is nice. It just needs a bit of a trim. The tambourine that builds up at 1:15 sounds too synthetic as there is no variation that matches the dynamic. All together, I thought there were some nice sounds here. It doesn't pace like a film score should, however. Think about the dramatic shape of your piece and what kind of story you are trying to tell. I also thought the ending was a bit weak.

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    Dusky feat. Janai - Lost In You (Nightshift Rem... at 1.41
    on January 05, 2013 06:59

    Good pacing throughout the composition. The strings sound nice, they are blended and mixed into the texture quite nicely! It's nice to hear some piano driven house as opposed to pure synth work. The kick is a bit shallow for my taste.

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    Tony Stringer - Funny Feelings (Original Mix) at 0.43
    on January 05, 2013 06:56

    I like the beat. I think the first build comes a bit too soon, you should let the listener stew for a bit before adding dramatic shape and climax. Good work with the sidechain sound, very commercial! The mix on this tune is solid, hi hats are sitting perfect!

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    Far behind-jimmysmix-digitalsoul at 0.51
    on January 05, 2013 06:55

    Can you define to me what kinds of sounds deep house is characterized by? I like the rhodes but I think you should do a mid scoop to it, rhodes are notorious for mid-buildup. The bassline is grooving.

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    Thony Vera - True Colors (Melody Mix) at 0.29
    on January 05, 2013 06:51

    Tight lead synths. The peak at the beginning grooves hard. This dance tune has a really solid foundation in terms of mix. I like the melodic content as well but I think it gets a bit repetitive by 1:25, I think the melodic phrase should be a bit longer. I really enjoyed the transition at 1:40ish, cool sound! I wish it wouldn't have quickly turned into a build up though, my advice is relish the ambience.

  • A Comment on The Frackers's
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    Dirt Monkey & Point Blank - BOH (The Frackers R... at 1.22
    on January 05, 2013 01:01

    Solid sound, I usually find myself turning trap music off but this is pretty nice. As others have said, I dug the brass work. I thought the low end was a bit muddy in some places. The drops are huge!

  • A Comment on Arkadium (Official)'s
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    Arkadium - Air (Original Mix) at 2.35
    on January 04, 2013 19:15

    Pretty good composition, I was glad it didn't follow the normal form of a house tune. May I ask what makes this tune progressive? The super saws sound really wide and clean, nice job. I thought the track was a bit repetitive however. In addition to that, it felt like it never really went anywhere different. Good production, however!

  • A Comment on JEDISWIFT's
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    The Dangers of DWI (prod mobbie town) at 0.26
    on January 04, 2013 19:03

    Not really my kind of stuff. I find trap music be pretty annoying and mind numbing. But regardless, I thought the production was pretty decent on this track. The vocals have a strange phasing effect that distracts me. Also, I felt like there was no continuity, the piece seemed like lots of mini pieces.

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    Turn it up [OUT NOW] at 1.25
    on January 04, 2013 08:41

    I felt like the piece didn't really say anything. It just kind of blended in as a typical electro tune. Other than the fact I felt no individuality, I thought the chimes were tasteful and the mix was clear and worked well!

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    Thony Vera feat. Katja Petri - Even Brighter (R... at 2.01
    on January 04, 2013 08:26

    Wow, this sounds fantastic. I love all the subtle production work! The synths sound fantastic, especially the dubstep drop around half way, brutal sound. The mix is great as well. The vocalist is very talented!

  • A Comment on HIIO's
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    HIIO - ELEMENTS Radio Show Episode #005 at 28.04
    on January 04, 2013 08:13

    Sounded extremely professional. Great mix, good transitions.

  • A Comment on Sp3Wy's
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    Meiko - Leave The Lights On (Spewy Remix) (FREE... at 1.04
    on January 04, 2013 08:11

    Nice hi-hat pattern. I think the stock downlifter from VES could go. I love the vocal breakdown before the drop. I think the synths during the break are a bit weak. I also think the snare/clap is too thin and dry. Try adding some mild reverb and boosting the low mids of the clap, or layer it with a snare!

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