Frank Arnold - Shanti (Goa Trance + Video)

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KVRAF
5361 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Wed May 12, 2021 11:30 am

My track that I started to test the Softube Model 84 (Juno 106) is slowly getting a bit longer, so it makes now more sense to post it separately.
The basic idea was to try something in Goa Trance style (e.g. in the direction of Astral Projection).

BPM: 138
DAW: Cubase
Tracks: 34
Running time: 2:16 (so far ;))

A partial sequence of Hats was created with the TR 808 emulation Nepheton. Otherwise, Tal Bassline 101, Diva, Repro 5, Model 84, Mini V, Sylenth, Spire, Pigments and others were used.
The main lead sequence is from the Model 84 with a Bigrock Phaser (Smallstone emulation).

https://soundcloud.com/52degree/softube-model-84-goa

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KVRAF

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5361 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Thu May 13, 2021 5:07 am

So my friends... and here is the video (freshly rendered) :P
https://youtu.be/Wcr7l0QSBHs

KVRAF
5320 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Thu May 13, 2021 10:56 pm

This is very good!

Very authentic sounds and melodies for the Astral Projection style, good production, good mixing, sounds very pro.

It definitetly deserves to evolve into a full-blown 8 minute track :)

You may think aboud a stronger kick perhaps, considering modern goa production standards.
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KVRian
941 posts since 12 Jan, 2013 from Foolish Shepherd

Post Thu May 13, 2021 11:23 pm

I don't like the video.

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KVRAF

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5361 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Fri May 14, 2021 1:21 am

recursive one wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 10:56 pm
This is very good!

Very authentic sounds and melodies for the Astral Projection style, good production, good mixing, sounds very pro.

It definitetly deserves to evolve into a full-blown 8 minute track :)

You may think aboud a stronger kick perhaps, considering modern goa production standards.
Thanks and that's a good hint. I play a bit with a different psy-kick with a bit more upper frequency content.
The kick is now changed (updated it on SoundCloud)... it's now 2 kicks (1 normal and one sub kick) both go on a group and have some RBass and RComp on there. One kick still serves as a sidechain for the bass compressor (Cubase Multiband but only for one band up to 200Hz, the other bands are bypassed).
Amram wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 11:23 pm
I don't like the video.
Oh, that's a pity! At first I had a completely different idea... Some footage from one of the big events, e.g. in Goa, where people dance in front of the stage.
"Shanti" is perhaps a well-known term from yoga and means something like "inner peace", something psychedelic I thought was fitting.
Yes, I know! Making a great video is already quite a challenge :?
Last edited by 4damind on Fri May 14, 2021 4:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

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KVRAF
7648 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Fri May 14, 2021 4:18 am

the video and kick were fine for me....fwiw
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KVRAF

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5361 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Fri May 14, 2021 12:33 pm

Thank you for all the comments and have great weekend!

I do not know how Youtube transcodes the video, actually the original was AAC 320kbs. Therefore here the MP3 (320kbs)
https://4damind.com/frank/Shanti-320kbs.mp3

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KVRAF

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5361 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sat May 22, 2021 7:42 am

Almost 5000 plays on YouTube... Thanks guys :tu: Maybe I should "expand" my typical Chillout genre a bit and do Trance too :D

In the meantime I have not only layered 2 kicks, but also changed the mix. The bass (Tal Bassline 101) got a different effect chain (RBass => Blackbox HG2-MS => Multiband Comp => Lindell PEX 500 and as a test the Slate FG-Stress (instead of the CLA-2A).
The submix/stems of the synth got the SPL Iron and on the master is the Elysia Alpha.
I kicked out the Slate Virtual Mixrack with VCC and put the Lindell 80 Bus on the subgroups instead. I think it sounds better.

On the master is Teote, Vertigo VSM-3, bx_masterdesk, Elysia Alpha, Limitless (I forgot to mention that).

I'm still testing voice samples (very typical in this genre).

The latest version is always on SoundCloud. Have a nice weekend!
https://soundcloud.com/52degree/softube-model-84-goa

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KVRAF
5643 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Sat May 22, 2021 12:42 pm

It think it sounds professional and I like the video. Good work. :)

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addled muppet weed
78927 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat May 22, 2021 1:23 pm

Frantz wrote:
Sat May 22, 2021 12:42 pm
It think it sounds professional and I like the video. Good work. :)
indeed! the video fits well, lots of that kind of lighting in clubs. it helps you connect with the feeling of being at a rave!
nice work :tu:

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KVRAF

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5361 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sat May 22, 2021 2:28 pm

Thank you guys for these kind words :hug:

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KVRian
1097 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Sat May 22, 2021 3:24 pm

Effective, well produced slice of 'old school' Trance - enjoyed it!

Just needs developing into a full length trance epic!
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KVRAF

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5361 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sun May 23, 2021 7:31 am

Thank you very much, Mark!

KVRist
382 posts since 1 Jul, 2009

Post Sun May 23, 2021 7:54 am

Good: synth patches/sounds, melodies, intro
Bad: mixing, weak kick and bass (needs a stronger kick), weak hi-hats (raise OH)
If you have a good mix, you don't need all those plugins on the master bus.

KVRian
902 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Post Sun May 23, 2021 8:28 am

4damind wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 11:30 am
My track that I started to test the Softube Model 84 (Juno 106) is slowly getting a bit longer, so it makes now more sense to post it separately.
The basic idea was to try something in Goa Trance style (e.g. in the direction of Astral Projection).

BPM: 138
DAW: Cubase
Tracks: 34
Running time: 2:16 (so far ;))

A partial sequence of Hats was created with the TR 808 emulation Nepheton. Otherwise, Tal Bassline 101, Diva, Repro 5, Model 84, Mini V, Sylenth, Spire, Pigments and others were used.
The main lead sequence is from the Model 84 with a Bigrock Phaser (Smallstone emulation).

https://soundcloud.com/52degree/softube-model-84-goa
sounds awesome! i love goa, it's so out there and always pumps me up

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