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layzer
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Postby layzer; Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:35 pm Electronic Brain - retro electro

Imagine if you can...... :idea:
this song came about after a run of watching one too many
episodes of "The Computer Chronicles" on youtube :P
https://soundcloud.com/layzerkvr/ramire ... onic-brain

bass - Tal Elektro
Eps - Luxonix Purity
choirs - KLC M1
Blips - Synapse X-Poly
Brass - Ext2 sampler
Theremin - Mysteron
Drums - Linplug RMIV

enjoy!
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Last edited by layzer on Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:22 am, edited 1 time in total.
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]
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Frantz
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Postby Frantz; Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:58 pm Re: Electronic Brain - electro

Evoking the early 80s in perfectly mixed LayzerSound. A gem. :phones:
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Allomerus
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Postby Allomerus; Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:02 am Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

Can you watch too many episodes of "The Computer Chronicles"?
If so, I must do it myself.
Well done!
:)
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ChamMusic
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Postby ChamMusic; Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:42 am Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

"The Computer Chronicles" ....absolutely no idea whatsoever what that is, but if it inspires music this good then I'm off to watch as many episodes as possible! :0)

Loved it!
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biodiode
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Postby biodiode; Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:30 am Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

Wow flashback to the early 80's with the program, cool tune and well conceived from those episodes. Nice one.
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Postby sjm; Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:42 pm Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

Sounds great all round. Nice melodies, a catchy "hook", good storytelling in the progression. Good length too; you left me wanting more, so I listened again. That's normally a good sign :)

Is the end supposed to cut off like that though? Sounds like you didn't let the FX ring out.
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Bodhisan
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Postby Bodhisan; Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:31 pm Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

Cool - sounds fantastic. :tu:
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seismic1
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Postby seismic1; Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:18 pm Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

This was a very enjoyable and lively piece of music, with great dynamics, and lots of sonic ear-candy. I really liked the piano/arp intro and the theremin.

Good work :)
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Postby Unreflected; Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:34 am Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

A good one. Nice song.
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layzer
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Postby layzer; Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:23 pm Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

thanks all for having a listen and the nod of approvals.
this came about during a wip, which is near completion, btw
and will be posted in a day or two. stay tuned! :phones:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]
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Postby sjm; Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:36 pm Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

I finally figured out what memory this track was tapping into: about 20 years ago, a friend and I sampled the BBC recordings of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, right at the point where the mice are talking about replacing Arthur's brain. We sampled the words "an electronic brain", which sounded quite funky with the pitching effect the BBC had used for the mice.

Can't remember what became of the track, only sampling the vinyl. Probably some unfinished drivel. We thought it would make a great sample for some technoid electro beat house or whatever it was we were making back then.
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layzer
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Postby layzer; Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:29 pm Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

sjm wrote:Is the end supposed to cut off like that though? Sounds like you didn't let the FX ring out.


its a "feature" of the EnergyXT2 daw. when it renders, it tends to cutoff
the last few seconds of audio. so i usually end the song with a random sound
from the song. :idea:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]
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folderol
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Postby folderol; Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:35 am Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

Somewhat crazy... delightfully so :lol:
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)
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vurt
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Postby vurt; Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:09 pm Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

sjm wrote:I finally figured out what memory this track was tapping into: about 20 years ago, a friend and I sampled the BBC recordings of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, right at the point where the mice are talking about replacing Arthur's brain. We sampled the words "an electronic brain", which sounded quite funky with the pitching effect the BBC had used for the mice.



has me in mind of eat static - the brain is a machine (not sure if that's whats its called, been so long, but the sample is used, but in that case its a bloke)

other than that memory, which im thankful for, great days :)
the tune itself, very nice work, clear mix and nice sounds.
thanks for sharing, left me with a smile :)
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seismic1
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Postby seismic1; Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:59 pm Re: Electronic Brain - retro electro

layzer wrote:
sjm wrote:Is the end supposed to cut off like that though? Sounds like you didn't let the FX ring out.


its a "feature" of the EnergyXT2 daw. when it renders, it tends to cutoff
the last few seconds of audio. so i usually end the song with a random sound
from the song. :idea:


Just use the Left-Right locator in the Export Project popup, and increase the "Right" setting a few seconds past the last note/midi section to include the fade.
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