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Swollen (ElectroProg - Seismic Elbow Lamentation - Now with Video)

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KVRAF
 
6093 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:54 pm

10 hours to record in July 2010, the December 2012 Edit/Remix/Master took 12 hours, and was beset by many technical problems (lost patches, updated synths etc.) I did get to use the beatrick firmware for Permut8.

mp3/192Kbps/6:25/8.8MB

or, on SoundCloud:-

http://soundcloud.com/whatsisname/swollen

and now, on video :!:

Many thanks to M.Brösel for the video :tu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHChUrwxnW8


Recorded in EnergyXT2.5.2/Remixed in EnergyXT2.6
Texture 1.2
SynthMaster2.5
Cubix
EnergyXT Drum Sampler
Amphetamine
Bass Maker 2
Permut8
EnergyXT Reverb
IK Classik Studio Reverb
FerricTDS
T-Racks Linear Phase EQ
T-Racks Opto Compressor
T-Racks Vintage Equalizer
T-Racks Brickwall Limiter

Happy New Year :)
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KVRAF
 
7978 posts since 11 Dec, 2003, from Canada
 

Postby polyslax; Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:25 pm

Wonderful piece Tim, lots of great synth sound design and processing in there, love the busy basses too!
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KVRAF
 
2226 posts since 18 Jul, 2008, from New York
  

Postby Frantz; Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:00 pm

Kicking off the New Year with another superb, seismic stunner. Wow! :love:

I'll give it another listen later and add some more comments. If I don't get ready for dinner now, my wife will shoot me. :smack:
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KVRAF
 
6093 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:41 pm

polyslax wrote:Wonderful piece Tim, lots of great synth sound design and processing in there, love the busy basses too!


Thanks very much, Matt. Glad you liked it. All of the sounds were originally presets, but I had to make o lot of changes for various reasons. There is a lot of frequency overlap on here, so I had to be careful, especially with the 3 basslines running in parallel at the end. I think I got away with it :)
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KVRAF
 
6093 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:10 pm

FrantzM wrote:Kicking off the New Year with another superb, seismic stunner. Wow! :love:

I'll give it another listen later and add some more comments. If I don't get ready for dinner now, my wife will shoot me. :smack:


Thanks for listening and commenting FrantzM. Glad you liked it :)

Happy New Year
KVRAF
 
2500 posts since 21 Jul, 2009
 

Postby mrblitz; Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:37 pm

this sounds quite original, particularly harmonically (as opposed to the rhythm bits, which are solid). it's at once mentally engaging and having a pulsing rhythm section.

if you haven't already, maybe give the one synth contest (OSC) in the instruments forum a go.
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KVRAF
 
2977 posts since 19 Aug, 2008, from USA-lien In the 8th Dimention
 

Postby abstractcats; Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:50 pm

Wow! Great piece ,Tim. Love the very subtle glitches. More please :D

Happy New Year :)
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KVRAF
 
6093 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:13 am

mrblitz wrote:this sounds quite original, particularly harmonically (as opposed to the rhythm bits, which are solid). it's at once mentally engaging and having a pulsing rhythm section.

if you haven't already, maybe give the one synth contest (OSC) in the instruments forum a go.


Thanks very much for listening and commenting, mrblitz. Glad you liked it :)

I thought about OSC, but never seem to have time. I have so many little projects on the go, and work commitments too, so deadlines can be extremely difficult to manage :(

Having said that, I have made 4 or 5 tracks which would probably satisfy the rules, but not during the required timeframe.
KVRAF
 
2273 posts since 21 Jul, 2004
 

Postby macmurphy; Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:23 am

lovely piece of music Tim. if i was able to drive i imagine this would be perfect for late night excursions. splendid :)

neil.
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KVRAF
 
6093 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:48 am

abstractcats wrote:Wow! Great piece ,Tim. Love the very subtle glitches. More please :D

Happy New Year :)


Cheers, Scott. Thanks for listening and commenting. Glad you liked it :)

A Happy New Year to you too :)
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KVRAF
 
2226 posts since 18 Jul, 2008, from New York
  

Postby Frantz; Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:25 am

Just listened again. This is a fantastic piece with lots of interesting developments. It all flows beautifully with not a single dull moment. The composition, mix, and sound design are all first rate.

seismic1 wrote:There is a lot of frequency overlap on here, so I had to be careful, especially with the 3 basslines running in parallel at the end.


Oh, I was wondering why you were using all of that sub-bass at some points. Three basslines is a pretty wild idea especially for a guy who was shy about using bass on Gates of Distraction.

It occurred to me, given all of the staccato parts, a flowing string line with long sustained notes would have made a nice contrast. Perhaps something to think about for the next one.

Great job on this. Happy New Year!
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KVRAF
 
6093 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:34 pm

macmurphy wrote:lovely piece of music Tim. if i was able to drive i imagine this would be perfect for late night excursions. splendid :)

neil.


Thanks for listening and commenting, Neil. Glad you liked this :)

Late night journeys along the M23 in the pouring rain with the wipers going hell-for-leather, accompanied by oncoming headlights and the road-works. That's the way it's been lately.
KVRist
 
404 posts since 8 May, 2012, from Shanghai

Postby Shangsean; Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:55 pm

One of your best for sure. This would work well in an arcade racing game. That's the first thing that came to mind when I listened to it. Pretty much the same theme carries all the way through, but you somehow managed to keep it interesting.

I don't really do or listen to electronic music, but this makes me feel like looking into it more.
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KVRAF
 
4236 posts since 5 Aug, 2006, from UK - Here!
  

Postby folderol; Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:33 am

Typing as I listen - for me this really picks up after the first minute. Some delicious sounds interleaved. Nice drop around 3:00. I get the feeling it sort of levels off a bit from about 4:40 onwards, but still very enjoyable.
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KVRAF
 
6093 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:54 am

FrantzM wrote:Just listened again. This is a fantastic piece with lots of interesting developments. It all flows beautifully with not a single dull moment. The composition, mix, and sound design are all first rate.

seismic1 wrote:There is a lot of frequency overlap on here, so I had to be careful, especially with the 3 basslines running in parallel at the end.


Oh, I was wondering why you were using all of that sub-bass at some points. Three basslines is a pretty wild idea especially for a guy who was shy about using bass on Gates of Distraction.

It occurred to me, given all of the staccato parts, a flowing string line with long sustained notes would have made a nice contrast. Perhaps something to think about for the next one.

Great job on this. Happy New Year!


Thanks very much for listening and commenting, FrantzM. Glad you liked it :)

That's funny about the bass comments. When I started remixing this a couple of weeks ago I thought "I'll show that FrantzM some bass" :) Seriously, I don't usually load up my tracks with a lot of bass, but with this one I just felt that the vibe of the track would suit it, and I was thinking about those earlier comments, so I went ahead and voilà.

I decided to leave the higher frequencies off here (until the introduction of that amphetamine pad late in the track) as I thought it gave the track a slighly anaesthetising feel, mirroring what was going on in real life at the time when the track was originally written (my elbow was the size of a tennis ball).

I think I have some strings on the next track, Critical Mass, but flowing is probably not a suitable descriptor.

Happy New Year
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