80s Inspired Synthwavish Track Attempt

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baalisoda
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164 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Post Thu May 25, 2017 8:43 pm

Hi Friends,

An 80s inspired music attempt from me.

Thanks for listening and I hope you guys like it :)

https://soundcloud.com/baalisoda/memories-single

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Vortifex
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1120 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: 80s Inspired Synthwavish Track Attempt

Post Fri May 26, 2017 5:50 am

The 6th and 8th notes of that first riff are out of tune with the rest of the music, but the rest of track does a good job at sounding very 80s. I will always love those toms 8)

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baalisoda
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164 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Re: 80s Inspired Synthwavish Track Attempt

Post Fri May 26, 2017 6:45 am

Vortifex wrote:The 6th and 8th notes of that first riff are out of tune with the rest of the music, but the rest of track does a good job at sounding very 80s. I will always love those toms 8)
Thanks for the valuable feedback, sir. I will try to incorporate your suggestion for correction :tu:

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baalisoda
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164 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Re: 80s Inspired Synthwavish Track Attempt

Post Fri May 26, 2017 10:09 am

Friends,

Revised version of my track (changed Arp and Melody Arrangement, removed chords altogether) is here.

https://soundcloud.com/baalisoda/memories-revisited

Thanks for listening :)

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thecontrolcentre
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23514 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

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Post Fri May 26, 2017 10:39 am

Sounding very 80s poptastic. I was waiting for the girls to come in on vocals. Mix is ok but it needs a "hook" imho.

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baalisoda
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164 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

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Post Fri May 26, 2017 8:30 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:Sounding very 80s poptastic. I was waiting for the girls to come in on vocals. Mix is ok but it needs a "hook" imho.
Thank you so much for listening and giving your precious inputs. I will sure look into the suggestion you've made :tu:

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annode
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6133 posts since 29 Mar, 2003 from Location: Location

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Post Sat May 27, 2017 5:52 am

The 2nd version I liked better.
I would have suggested to side-chain the arp bass but that would have brought the track into the `90s. :)
The toms were from the Fairlight, am I correct? If so,what are you using, are there more Fairlight samples?
Nicely done. :)
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baalisoda
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164 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

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Post Wed May 31, 2017 7:45 pm

annode wrote:The 2nd version I liked better.
I would have suggested to side-chain the arp bass but that would have brought the track into the `90s. :)
The toms were from the Fairlight, am I correct? If so,what are you using, are there more Fairlight samples?
Nicely done. :)
Hi,

Sorry for the late response. thanks for the kind words, the toms were from 200 drum machine samples pack, which I have used directly on FL Studio (only a mild Fruity Reverb 2 was applied on them) :)

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layzer
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Post Wed May 31, 2017 8:17 pm

cool Miami vice vibe and toms :hihi:
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baalisoda
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164 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

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Post Wed May 31, 2017 11:15 pm

layzer wrote:cool Miami vice vibe and toms :hihi:
Thanks Sir :tu:

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Allomerus
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2145 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

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Post Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:29 pm

layzer wrote:cool Miami vice vibe and toms :hihi:
Yes! :)
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baalisoda
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164 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

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Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:50 pm

Allomerus wrote:
layzer wrote:cool Miami vice vibe and toms :hihi:
Yes! :)
Thanks :)

Jesse Gorter
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778 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Re: 80s Inspired Synthwavish Track Attempt

Post Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:58 pm

i really like it, the intro threw me a bit offguard because of the offkeyness, but then later it gets really cool poppy.

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baalisoda
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164 posts since 7 Apr, 2017 from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

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Post Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:12 am

Jesse Gorter wrote:i really like it, the intro threw me a bit offguard because of the offkeyness, but then later it gets really cool poppy.
Thank you very much for being so kind. I am happy that it made you feel that way :)

ChamMusic
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893 posts since 12 Jun, 2006

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Post Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:46 pm

Great 80s summer vibe - love it!

Overall I think it works very well - opening of the new version is definitely better.

OPINION ALERT:
If there is one area I would work on further if it was my piece it would be the melodic content...it works quite well, but some of the phrases don't quite cut it for me in terms of melodic hooks...probably just needs one or two notes adjusted / removed here or there.

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