it happened one summer night in 1987 - retro mystery electro

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layzer
KVRAF
5521 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:03 am

haven't done a fast waltz tempo tune in a while, so here ya go...
this one uses 4/4 on kick and 3/4 on hats and arps!

https://soundcloud.com/layzerkvr/ramire ... ht-in-1987

bass - tal vintager
pads - klc M1
EP - digits
arps - KLC M1
organ stabs - combo v
brass - PlasticZ
drums and FX - Linplug RMIV

enjoy!
:?:

reskinned Digits VST! :P
digits.gif
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Last edited by layzer on Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:39 am, edited 4 times 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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wagtunes
KVRAF
13271 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: it happened one summer night in 1987 - retro mystery electro

Post Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:40 am

Love the tune. Great mix. But you do realize that a waltz is in 3/4 time.

While you may have technically written this in 3/4, the 4 on the floor kick and lack of accent on the first beat gives it a definite 4/4 feel. At best, I could go with very fast 6/8. But this doesn't have a waltz feel by any stretch of the imagination.

Still, enjoyed the track. Well done.

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biodiode
KVRist
383 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: it happened one summer night in 1987 - retro mystery electro

Post Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:02 am

I enjoyed this track a lot. Just goes to show you don't need cutting-edge synths to make a great sounding track. I'm with wagtunes on the feel however as I'm not getting that Strong/Weak/Weak relationship. No matter this is still good to listen to.

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layzer
KVRAF
5521 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: it happened one summer night in 1987 - retro mystery electro

Post Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:32 am

Wagtunes wrote: While you may have technically written this in 3/4, the 4 on the floor kick and lack of accent on the first beat gives it a definite 4/4 feel
specific time signature information more accurately reported in description. :wink:

glad you stopped by for a listen and loved it. :oops:
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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layzer
KVRAF
5521 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: it happened one summer night in 1987 - retro mystery electro

Post Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:12 pm

biodiode wrote:I enjoyed this track a lot. Just goes to show you don't need cutting-edge synths to make a great sounding track.
I did the kontakt with terabytes of libraries years ago and even tried Dimension pro...
but dumped them both for lighter stuff... kind of like in my
network tech days i used to tote around a huge tool belt
with every tool imaginable weighing me down.
bigtools.jpg
but then realized i could still
do my job with just the basic tools. And so i switched to a smaller
pouch with the bare necessities on one side...
smalltools.jpg
basically simplified and streamlined.
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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
KVRAF
4809 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: it happened one summer night in 1987 - retro mystery electro

Post Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:28 pm

Cool groove whatever the time signature. I liked the sounds and mix. You seem to be staking out new territory these days. :)

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seismic1
KVRAF
9007 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: it happened one summer night in 1987 - retro mystery electro

Post Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:20 pm

Nice tune, layzer. It's definitely got an '80s TV mystery soundtrack vibe, and the soundset is cool too.

Good work :)

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Aleatoriac
KVRAF
1662 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from betwixt

Re: it happened one summer night in 1987 - retro mystery electro

Post Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:46 pm

Nice thick bass, not overly low-mid
Loved the quirky chirp percussion and the synth horns, definitely an 80s ish sense

Thanks for sharing your music

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37115 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: it happened one summer night in 1987 - retro mystery electro

Post Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:24 am

before i listen, can i ask how you knew when i lost my virginity?
that info isn't even on my wiki :o

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