This may be an FM thing that can’t be avoided, but sometimes tracks get a little boomy, not muddy but a lot of bass stacked up. I find myself wishing I could carve out some space for low end to sit better in mix. With chord & tone I can stumble across a way to thin out the sound, like a makeshift bandpass or HPF. I like mid-range to stay clear. Might just need less tracks playing.
Some of my Model:Cycles projects suffer from this, too. I’ve just planned to multitrack and EQ those, because those tracks tend to have a darker mood on purpose.
However, I have made plenty of patterns where it sounds like everything’s occupying the proper place in the spectrum, so in many cases this can be achieved by changing the sound design.
After a year of owning Cycles, I have learned to:
limit the Vol/Dist to over 60 on only 2 instruments per pattern.
Never INF reverb until a transition in a live set.
set some Tracks in the Tracks menu to half time
Use Punch sparingly
And make different patterns instead of recording parameter changes.
A lot of the punch and distortion can be added to the low end easily with a daw in post
Thanks those are solid tips…where on Track menu can you change them to half time?.