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Welcome to my web page. I am melcom or also Andreas melcom Urban.
I am a member of the Demoscene and create electronic music that can be downloaded here for free.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

► Stroke

Stroke
Stroke is a new mod file by me.
It took a long time, but now the track is finally ready.

You can download this track in .it and .mp3 format:
💾 https://www.melcom-music.de/p/music-2022.html#stroke

The announcement of this track was a while ago. I also had to postpone the release because I wasn't 100% satisfied with the track until just before it was finished. In my last few blog posts on my website, I've stressed several times how important it is to me to stand behind every title 100%. I've released a lot of tracks in the past that I wish I had spent more time on to make them better. I don't want to say that Stroke is my best track. That's ultimately a question of taste. But I feel wonderful about the release because I know I put all my skills and knowledge into this track. 

I was also accompanied by SagaMusix, who always provided me with tips and even better samples. But enough now. Enjoy this - in my eyes - wonderful track and also watch the video
 
//EDiT:
I just got an email. Someone said the track sounds too wide on their system. Please make sure that you deactivate your surround sound under your system. It is very important that you listen to the tracks of a music artist without filters or even Dolby Access. Thanks for your understanding.

PS: I use headphones and turn off all sound filters, room sounds, Dolby Access, etc. I always turn them off. Always!

 📧 Send me feedback if you feel like it.

Regards,
melcom

Friday, April 15, 2022

► Happy Easter

  Guten Morgen, 🙋‍♂️

I know there are one or two people waiting for my new track. I had recently announced this. But I've resolved, as I've mentioned here before, not to release a track anymore that I'm not 100% behind. So what does that mean exactly(?) ... I've been way too quick to release my music in the past. I didn't deliver a hundred percent in a lot of my tracks. With that, I don't want to say that my music was bad in the past. Absolutely not! But the tracks could have been even better if I had invested a) more time and b) more work. So a quick release won't happen anymore. And if I end up releasing only one or two tracks in a year, so be it!

My new track "Stroke" ... is currently 5:48 min long. I've been polishing this track for a few days. Actually, I wanted to release my track at Easter, but I just can't do it anymore. I know the announcement was made a while ago. But even after I finished it, I still found important things I wanted to change. For example, I have little experience in "vibrato" (Hxx). I found that I did not always set this vibrato cleanly and efficiently. In addition, I will rework some parts regarding the loudness. What I'm really happy with is the panning. The panning in my track is incredibly well done. 😊 

I have worked on my track (at this point) 86 times and over 47 hours! That's an incredible amount. Normally, most musicians in the demoscene work between 10 and 20 hours on their track. Rarely, however, sometimes 30. You can look up my data later in OpenMPT in the history (under View > Edit History) and see for yourself. Why am I working on my track for so long? Well, see the beginning of this post.

But for now, I'm taking a break. Over Easter, the Revision Party will take place and I will watch the online event on Twitch or CCC. I can't say exactly when I'll be there. But definitely on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 1pm (13 Uhr) for the Tracked Music Compo. If you see me on Twitch or Discord during the event (April 15-18), you can also write me privately and leave me a greeting. 🙈 

Okay, enough writing. I wish you all a happy Easter! 🐰🥚🌻
And have fun at the Revision (Online) Party this year.

PS: Sorry, for my bad English.

Yours,
melcom

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

► The new track delayed

 Guten Tag 🙋‍♀️

My new track, which I announced here, will unfortunately be delayed. I have not been well the last few days. Now that I'm recovering, I listened to the track again, and I decided to change or add a few more things. I won't release any more tracks that I'm not 100% satisfied with. That is very important to me. OpenMPT has given me the opportunity to get so much more out of my tracks, and I want to take advantage of that. The samples / instruments I use are of the highest quality! Among them are samples from the Roland D-50 synthesizer, the third best-selling synthesizer in the world. So now I have the possibility, thanks to OpenMPT, to make much more out of my track. 

Thank you for your understanding. 💙

Regards,
melcom

Saturday, April 2, 2022

► My self created samples / instruments, are now also available as .flac files

 Guten Tag 🙋‍♂️

For some time now, I've been publishing my own sample creations and making them available for you here on my site. In the meantime, I already got some messages from you if I could not convert the .wav files into .flac files. Today, I finally found the time to provide you with my sample creations as .flac files.

PS: If there are any questions about the files, you can reach me here and write me anytime.

💾 You can download the files here:
https://www.melcom-music.de/p/muzax.html#samples

📌 One more small thing ... my track, which I announced here, comes a little later than I had planned. I haven't been well lately and haven't found the time to take care of a release. As you know, my tracks appear not only here, but also in other places on the net. If I feel better after the weekend (I suffer from severe depression that I can't just turn off 😒), I'll see I can release the track next week.

📌 Another small note: Night Air and Haunted are now available on ModArchive.org.

Greetings,
melcom

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