Backslide - downrempo retro electro

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KVRAF
7651 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Mon May 17, 2021 1:27 am

calling this done. it started as a charlatan bassline and
slowly evolved into this thing. backsliders of the world,
unite and take over... :idea:
https://soundcloud.com/layzerkvr/ramirez-backslide

bass - charlatan
pads - klc m1
lead - synth1
piano - zampler rx
arps - purity
guitar - synpluck through amplitube
drums - linplug rmiv
misc effects - ext2 sampler

enjoy!
:ud:
Last edited by layzer on Wed May 19, 2021 6:50 pm, 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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KVRian
652 posts since 3 Jul, 2017

Post Mon May 17, 2021 11:41 am

Charlatan vst - I really do not know why people use that plugin, but it may have its upsides, obviously. Shattering guitar solos, lots of fx going on, what else is needed for an engaging tune? Nice work!

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KVRAF
2790 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Post Mon May 17, 2021 3:18 pm

Good one!
And yeah, sounds finished to me, too.
I enjoyed it over its whole length - has lots of details and variety not to bore at all.
The guitar (synth) sound is well fitting as element.

Thanks :tu:
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KVRian
1256 posts since 11 Sep, 2006 from along the rivers edge in northern Ontario

Post Mon May 17, 2021 5:10 pm

cool, ya the bass was a good starting point, kinda the heavy backbone, the piano was a nice touch in there. I remember when I first got amplitube I ran just about every m1 patch through it. there was one called feedback, it was the guitar with distortion already on it but with amplitube it got a heavy crunch sound and if you held the note the sound morphed into a feedback type thing, played it to death, lol

KVRist
474 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Post Mon May 17, 2021 5:56 pm

I didn’t really jive with the track first time round when I listened earlier, but I gave it another spin and I kinda like it now :) I think maybe there was too much going on for me to process. :)

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KVRAF
5653 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Mon May 17, 2021 6:34 pm

This is a cool track with dark atmosphere and lots of signature sounds. That distorted guitar is awesome. Great mix as usual. :tu:

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KVRAF

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7651 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Mon May 17, 2021 8:20 pm

htcnext2 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 11:41 am
Charlatan vst - I really do not know why people use that plugin, but it may have its upsides, obviously. Shattering guitar solos, lots of fx going on, what else is needed for an engaging tune? Nice work!
hi NR!
glad you stopped by :D
i will use whatever gets the job done, as far as vsts go.
and charlatan has been a bass tool in my box for some time.
it is as cpu efficient as synth1 and imho, rivals anything else
out there for a good low end. i'm glad you found it engaging. i know my stuff
is not going to be everyones cup. but for those that do stick around
long enough, they just might wanna stay till the end :wink:
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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KVRian
1093 posts since 28 Oct, 2005 from Finland

Post Tue May 18, 2021 1:55 am

Great electro track with strong bass sounds… interesting arrangement, pleasant mood… sounds good

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KVRAF

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7651 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Tue May 18, 2021 1:23 pm

thomekk wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 3:18 pm
Good one!
And yeah, sounds finished to me, too.
I enjoyed it over its whole length - has lots of details and variety not to bore at all.
The guitar (synth) sound is well fitting as element.

Thanks :tu:
hi thomekk, thanks for taking the time
to listen and comment.
i enjoy a good low end. and many of my
songs start as basslines. usually with
charlatan or TAL elektro as the source.
amplitube is an old plugin,but boy
it has a lot of amp cabinet and
distortion and effects to really fine tune
a specific sound. syn-pluck is a real obscure
tiny phy modeled pluck synth by signal dust
that is only a few kbs and when combined
with amplitube's small footprint, it gets the
fuzz guitar job done with very little cpu hit.
glad you hung in there to the finish.
i myself rarely sit through an entire
movie where the first 5 minutes is
repeated the entire time. :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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KVRAF

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7651 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Tue May 18, 2021 2:07 pm

wavephonic wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:10 pm
cool, ya the bass was a good starting point, kinda the heavy backbone, the piano was a nice touch in there. I remember when I first got amplitube I ran just about every m1 patch through it. there was one called feedback, it was the guitar with distortion already on it but with amplitube it got a heavy crunch sound and if you held the note the sound morphed into a feedback type thing, played it to death, lol
hello, WP!
thanks for checking it out,
i pretty much coverd amplitube and bass talk
in my reply to thomekk, amplitube is a great ol
FX tool indeed. 8)
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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KVRAF
10197 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Thu May 20, 2021 3:46 pm

I liked the way that this track "broke out" of its predominantly dark vibe, and lightened up a little when the lead synth joined in. There is a great mix of patches on this one too.

Good work :)

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KVRist
132 posts since 18 May, 2021

Post Thu May 20, 2021 6:04 pm

Nice B movie soundtrack 80s vibe to this.
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KVRAF
20408 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Thu May 20, 2021 6:10 pm

Wow, it's been a long time since I've heard a Layzer-Tune. Awesome mixing as usual. Love the synth sounds. Especially that hard sync synth.

Really enjoyed listening to this one.

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KVRAF

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7651 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Thu May 20, 2021 7:58 pm

frank1985 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:56 pm
I didn’t really jive with the track first time round when I listened earlier, but I gave it another spin and I kinda like it now :) I think maybe there was too much going on for me to process. :)
hi Frank,
glad it grew on ya the second time around.
even after i heard it hundreds of times, i was
still like, wtf am i doing? i should just start over
from scratch. :cry: but alas, i went against all
good sense and posted it anyway. :dog:
thanks for the time. :hug:
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]

KVRian
902 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Post Sat May 22, 2021 2:06 am

that sound at 025 is killlller cool. I like those kind of synths.
I truly enjoyed this one, great sounds, great atmosphere :)

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