New tribute to YMO song "Mr. Sakomoto" fedback welcome

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Gucky
KVRAF
1792 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Post Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:15 am

In my youth I was a big fan of the "Yellow Magic Orchestra"
This a little tribute o YMO
https://soundcloud.com/musikus/mr-sakamoto

Your feedback is welcome. :-)

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ChamMusic
KVRian
886 posts since 12 Jun, 2006 from Birmingham, UK

Re: New tribute to YMO song "Mr. Sakomoto" fedback welcome

Post Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:00 am

Like that opening sound and the rhythmic groove.

Very effective melody that enters at around 15 seconds...tight with the groove! One point here - the melody's sound is too similar to the background sounds for me...I'd want something more contrasting.

I enjoyed the overall vibe of this piece a lot and felt that it's melodic content was very strong.

For me, it could maybe be developed even further in terms of the sound combinations + a little more variety in texture.
Mark Taylor
Chameleon Music

Gucky
KVRAF
1792 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Re: New tribute to YMO song "Mr. Sakomoto" feedback welcome

Post Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:59 pm

Hi ChamMusic,
thanks for your feedback.
I changed now some little things.
I added to the melody sound now another sound.
And I made a little variation on the melody.
I also changed the vocoder sound. And some othe things. :-)
Hope you like it.
https://soundcloud.com/musikus/mr-sakamoto

Your feedback is welcome.

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ChamMusic
KVRian
886 posts since 12 Jun, 2006 from Birmingham, UK

Re: New tribute to YMO song "Mr. Sakomoto" fedback welcome

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:37 am

Melody line is much clearer now...nice!
Mark Taylor
Chameleon Music

Gucky
KVRAF
1792 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Re: New tribute to YMO song "Mr. Sakomoto" fedback welcome

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:43 am

Hi ChamMusic,
many thanks for your help. :-)
I just finished the final version of the song.
I made a little change at the end: I deleted the glitch loop and added a TR77 loop.
Here it is:
https://soundcloud.com/musikus/mr-sakamoto

Chemik
KVRist
200 posts since 18 Mar, 2003 from Jacksonville, FL

Re: New tribute to YMO song "Mr. Sakomoto" fedback welcome

Post Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:05 am

I really like this song. When the extra arps kick in around 1.00 it gets more interesting. A couple comments. With YMO, especially early, the drums always had extra programmed bits Takahashi would trigger from his pads. I think it would add to my second point. For me at least, it seems that this is needing about 1 or 2 more sections with some variance. It gets a little samey by the end.

Still, good job, neat song.
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Gucky
KVRAF
1792 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Re: New tribute to YMO song "Mr. Sakomoto" fedback welcome

Post Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:25 am

Hi Chemik,
thanks for your feedback.
To make more variance I added now at the end some reversed crash cymbals and a whistle sound.
Hope you like it. :-)
Last edited by Gucky on Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:38 am, edited 1 time in total.

Gucky
KVRAF
1792 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Re: New tribute to YMO song "Mr. Sakomoto" fedback welcome

Post Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:38 am

I was not very happy with the sound quality of the song "Mr. Sakamoto".
So I started to make it better.
I changed one sound, made some panorama changes and some other things.
I hope that it sounds now much better.
What do you think?
https://soundcloud.com/musikus/mr-sakamoto

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