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fastlanephil
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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:53 pm Funkatronic

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Frantz
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Postby Frantz; Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:12 pm Re: Funkatronic

Sounds like a mixture of funk, the Peter Gunn theme, and T-Rex's "Bang a Gong (Get It On)." Surprising and fun! :)

At times, the drums and bass sound out of sync. The mix is a bit messy.
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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:40 pm Re: Funkatronic

Thanks for the comments Frantz.

I just went with the flow on this one.

Yeah, I started with a rhythm patch which looks to be out of sync a little so I need to line up the beats better. I've already found a track that was playing the wrong sounds in one place. I'll try to whip into shape.
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layzer
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Postby layzer; Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:46 pm Re: Funkatronic

groovy! it has a very "live" feel to it. *the loose timing*
i enjoyed the varied instrumentation.
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Postby fastlanephil; Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:37 pm Re: Funkatronic

I think this revision is a little cleaner.



https://soundcloud.com/fastlanephil/funkatronic-rev2
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Postby fastlanephil; Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:42 pm Re: Funkatronic

layzer wrote:groovy! it has a very "live" feel to it. *the loose timing*
i enjoyed the varied instrumentation.


Thanks lazer!
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Postby fastlanephil; Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:36 pm Re: Funkatronic

Messed it Up!
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Googly Smythe
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Postby Googly Smythe; Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:10 am Re: Funkatronic

Sounds very 60s, so looking listening to this in that context, the only criticsm I would make is that there is a little bit too much reverb on the "sax" - it sounds as though the sax player has been banished from the studio and is playing from next door!

In the Good Old Days, timing (and tuning!) was often awry, even in the best of bands. There were also a lot of tempo changes - listen to All Right Now by Free, they really speed up during the guitar solo, then slow right back down for the final choruses.

From a 2018 perspective, of course it's a rubbish mix! But I think it's a mistake to approach this track with 2018 aesthetics.

I would've liked to hear a key change - cliched but can be effective.

:tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: out of 10!
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markkuja
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Postby markkuja; Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:21 am Re: Funkatronic

Cool! Nice song with versatile parts.
The tune and ambiance gave an imagine like the theme of an sixties agent TV series
An agreeable soundtrack.
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Postby fastlanephil; Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:02 am Re: Funkatronic

Thanks for the comments Googly Smythe. I'm glad you enjoyed the listen.

I know the sax is way back there but that's the baked in nature of Ebertone's crazy Sensual Sax with it's "Sex Controller". :D

I borrowed from a few R&B/Rock tunes of that time period for sure.
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Postby fastlanephil; Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:06 am Re: Funkatronic

markkuja wrote:Cool! Nice song with versatile parts.
The tune and ambiance gave an imagine like the theme of an sixties agent TV series
An agreeable soundtrack.


Thanks markkuja!

The bass does give it a Peter Gun theme feel that probably influenced that genre.
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layzer
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Postby layzer; Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:18 pm Re: Funkatronic

Rev2 is an improvement, the band sobered up :party:
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Frantz
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Postby Frantz; Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:33 am Re: Funkatronic

The bass and drums synchronization is improved in Rev 2.

Rev 2 still sounds very lo-fi like playing an old cassette tape.

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