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Does this sound dissonant/non-musical to you?

Chords, scales, harmony, melody, etc.

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neoncortex
KVRist
 
83 posts since 14 Mar, 2012

Postby neoncortex; Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:12 am Does this sound dissonant/non-musical to you?

So I have a few synth riffs in a song sketch I was working on.. It has two Sylenth patches kind of layered on each other and I think the sounds blend together nicely. But the thing is, the other one is basically a "detuned" chord kind of sound, which means when layered these sounds are dissonant, according to music theory. Now I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on this, as I personally like the sound, even though there is that dissonance in it I think it adds a nice kind of droning, melancholic feel to it. Or are my ears just messed up :help: :x
Sound clip: (Featuring the riffs followed by the individual sounds)
https://soundcloud.com/vyboze/hook-24
budweiser
KVRian
 
759 posts since 14 Oct, 2006, from france

Postby budweiser; Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:21 am

No. Not my cup of tea, but don't sound dissonant.
klawire
KVRist
 
45 posts since 1 Jan, 2013, from Finland

Postby klawire; Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:28 am

Not in a bad way.
GeckoYamori
KVRist
 
313 posts since 22 Feb, 2004

Postby GeckoYamori; Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:21 am

I'm fairly sure the kind of dissonance you're talking about can be found in pianos depending on what tuning standards they use.
cron
KVRAF
 
2158 posts since 27 Dec, 2002, from London

Postby cron; Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:38 am

Are the first few sounds in there all locked to minor thirds? Reminds me a lot of the old 90s rave sounds where a minor third piano stab would be pitched around in the sampler. Can get quite dissonant, but it's a sound which has plenty of cultural heritage so it doesn't sound particularly unusual to most ears.
neoncortex
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83 posts since 14 Mar, 2012

Postby neoncortex; Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:15 am

Thanks for the input!

cron wrote:Are the first few sounds in there all locked to minor thirds? Reminds me a lot of the old 90s rave sounds where a minor third piano stab would be pitched around in the sampler. Can get quite dissonant, but it's a sound which has plenty of cultural heritage so it doesn't sound particularly unusual to most ears.

Have to admit I'm not sure about those minor thirds etc. :) but what you said about cultural heritage makes sense to me. Even though these "sonics" aren't based on western music theory, after these few decades of techno etc. people have got used to it.
I guess one just needs to let their ears decide what sounds good, what doesn't :)

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