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elkanah77
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56 posts since 3 Jul, 2016, from Norway

Postby elkanah77; Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:21 am 80s synth-pop/retro with Korg DW-8000, Roland JX-8P, Juno 2 and Akai S1000

More retrowave synth-pop with references to PSB, ELO and more. All done with hardware synths and samplers from the 80s.

https://soundcloud.com/espenkraft/espen ... -the-score
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Frantz
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Postby Frantz; Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:37 pm Re: 80s synth-pop/retro with Korg DW-8000, Roland JX-8P, Juno 2 and Akai S1000

Good song! There are lots of nice details in the arrangement that make this enjoyable.

Should a song about settling a score sound so cheerful? I think the snare is too prominent in the mix.
Richard deHove
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Postby Richard deHove; Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:21 pm Re: 80s synth-pop/retro with Korg DW-8000, Roland JX-8P, Juno 2 and Akai S1000

The autotune vocals are fighting against the 80s feel. Let's have the 'Detuned' remix :)
elkanah77
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56 posts since 3 Jul, 2016, from Norway

Postby elkanah77; Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:35 am Re: 80s synth-pop/retro with Korg DW-8000, Roland JX-8P, Juno 2 and Akai S1000

Frantz wrote:Good song! There are lots of nice details in the arrangement that make this enjoyable.

Should a song about settling a score sound so cheerful? I think the snare is too prominent in the mix.


Thanks! Valid point about the cheerfulness vs settling the score. On the other hand, I enjoy opposites in arrangement vs the subject matter myself when I listen to music. :)
elkanah77
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56 posts since 3 Jul, 2016, from Norway

Postby elkanah77; Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:38 am Re: 80s synth-pop/retro with Korg DW-8000, Roland JX-8P, Juno 2 and Akai S1000

Richard deHove wrote:The autotune vocals are fighting against the 80s feel. Let's have the 'Detuned' remix :)


My reason for the noticeable autotune is that I found the opposite just didn't feel right. Ironically. I liked the slight bended feel of some of the notes I sing.
If you listen to some of my other released tracks I don't always go for this kind of vocal sound, but here it seemed to be the right thing even if it goes against a 80s vocal sound obviously. Thanks.
sjm
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Postby sjm; Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:14 pm Re: 80s synth-pop/retro with Korg DW-8000, Roland JX-8P, Juno 2 and Akai S1000

This is a nice little retro thing.

You could - not that it bothers me personally - try a vocoder instead of autotune for more period authenticity.

But isn't it more interesting to give it a twist?
elkanah77
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Postby elkanah77; Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:11 am Re: 80s synth-pop/retro with Korg DW-8000, Roland JX-8P, Juno 2 and Akai S1000

sjm wrote:This is a nice little retro thing.

You could - not that it bothers me personally - try a vocoder instead of autotune for more period authenticity.

But isn't it more interesting to give it a twist?


Interesting that you mention a vocoder. I make use of vocoders quite often. I have several tracks where I use a vocoder exclusivly for the vocals.
I don't think it would work optimally here, but the little "bend" in the AT due to a fast correction setting is something I really liked, 80s or not. :)

Thanks!
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phreaque
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Postby phreaque; Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:20 am Re: 80s synth-pop/retro with Korg DW-8000, Roland JX-8P, Juno 2 and Akai S1000

Adore it. Great work thanks..
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elkanah77
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56 posts since 3 Jul, 2016, from Norway

Postby elkanah77; Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:55 am Re: 80s synth-pop/retro with Korg DW-8000, Roland JX-8P, Juno 2 and Akai S1000

phreaque wrote:Adore it. Great work thanks..


Thank you so much! :)

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