A really weird Dream v2.0 - retro electro IDM

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layzer
KVRAF
5546 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:37 pm

so i had this really weird dream :o
nothing fancy, just a fun romp.

New in ver. 2.0:
1. using TAL Elektro for seq bass (originally used TAL-MOD)
2. 2 new samples at start and ending :D
3. faster tempo
4. punchier HQ kick drum
5. less fuzzy mix
6. still easy on the ears for :phones:

*note: Tal Elek7ro is STILL the closest vst i've
used that has that rubbery 80's bass tone of my
hardware Akai AX80!


https://soundcloud.com/layzerkvr/ramire ... -dream-v20

some usual suspects:

bass - Tal Elektro
pads - KLC M1
epiano - MDA DX10
ana lead - MDA JX10
FX - EXT2 sampler
drums - Linplug RMIV

enjoy!
:drunk:
Last edited by layzer on Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:21 pm, edited 8 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]

sjm
KVRAF
1701 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: A really weird Dream - retro electro

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:28 pm

layzer wrote:just a fun romp.
Very good fun. Also a bit weird. If you like fun, weird, dream-inspired stuff, you might enjoy this track (not mine) that I also thought was very good fun:

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https://soundcloud.com/shtreebun/profounddream
I've posted it as code so as not to confuse visitors to this thread with another embedded SC player.

I take it you don't feel like sharing your dream?
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

fastlanephil
KVRian
586 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: A really weird Dream - retro electro

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:56 pm

Yes, a fun IDM tune or for listening to. It sounds like you had fun making it. Maybe some echos of the 80’s? there also.

Hey, we spend a third of out lives sleeping and dreaming. I guess it deserves a song or two. :)

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Frantz
KVRAF
4812 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: A really weird Dream - retro electro

Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:40 pm

I loved the lead -- both the melody and the synth sound. The clattering percussion is cool too.

I am not completely convinced by the fuzzy kick and bass combo. I would prefer more clarity and punch in the low end but I guess I could get used to it.

Great track! 8)

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layzer
KVRAF
5546 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: A really weird Dream - retro electro

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:18 am

Frantz wrote:I loved the lead -- both the melody and the synth sound. The clattering percussion is cool too.

I am not completely convinced by the fuzzy kick and bass combo. I would prefer more clarity and punch in the low end but I guess I could get used to it.

Great track! 8)
thanks for the spin and input, Frantz, Sir!
i was on the fence about using the softer 808
or harder 909 type kick. i decided to focus more
on melody than kick presence on this one. *tailored for headphones*
i'll play with the kick attack however to get a little more punch in
the low end. ;)
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
5546 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: A really weird Dream - retro electro

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:24 am

sjm wrote:
layzer wrote:just a fun romp.
Very good fun. Also a bit weird. If you like fun, weird, dream-inspired stuff, you might enjoy this track (not mine) that I also thought was very good fun:

Code: Select all

https://soundcloud.com/shtreebun/profounddream
I've posted it as code so as not to confuse visitors to this thread with another embedded SC player.

I take it you don't feel like sharing your dream?
a little weird is good, i think!
well, it was so weird it cant be described in words, only sounds...
thus....... :o

thanks for the link, that was an interesting track. didnt care too much for the last 1/3 part of it as it turned into a loud blur of over brickwall limiting. :phones:
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
5546 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: A really weird Dream - retro electro

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:29 am

fastlanephil wrote:Yes, a fun IDM tune or for listening to. It sounds like you had fun making it. Maybe some echos of the 80’s? there also.

Hey, we spend a third of out lives sleeping and dreaming. I guess it deserves a song or two. :)
thanks for tuning in, phil! :oops:

indeed, 80's influence always. gated toms and snares on this
very evident. the 808 kick, seq bass, ep and lead as well.
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]

sjm
KVRAF
1701 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: A really weird Dream - retro electro

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:16 am

layzer wrote:thanks for the link, that was an interesting track. didnt care too much for the last 1/3 part of it as it turned into a loud blur of over brickwall limiting. :phones:
True, but also kinda the point, no? Especially given the ending.


I like weird stuff, although not a fan of weirdness just for the sake of it (artwank). So this was a goodie in my book; there was a reason to the weirdness.
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

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TrekStar
KVRian
1138 posts since 6 Jun, 2002 from Southern Germany

Re: A really weird Dream - retro electro

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:17 am

it was fun to listen to! reminds a Little bit to the arcade Videogame aera and its Music.
I liked especially the dialogue in the middle as a build up element and the rhythm that entered in the last part...
cheers!
wolf
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layzer
KVRAF
5546 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: A really weird Dream - retro electro

Post Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:48 am

TrekStar wrote:it was fun to listen to! reminds a Little bit to the arcade Videogame aera and its Music.
I liked especially the dialogue in the middle as a build up element and the rhythm that entered in the last part...
cheers!
wolf
thanks for the kind words on it, Wolf :oops:
yeah, it was a tiny bit chiptunish, but not quite, but def 80's arcade retroish!
i thought it was clever to include that phrase, "yea im in the middle of a really weird dream" in the middle of a song called "a really weird dream" :hihi:
it was by no means mixed to be louder than the next guys song, more attention being paid to its balanced frequency spectrum for a pleasant experience with properly aligned, wide, but flat response headphones.
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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biodiode
KVRist
390 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: A really weird Dream - retro electro IDM

Post Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:19 am

That is one helluva dream you had there retro but fresh. Nice sound choices for this track and I enjoyed the listen.

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layzer
KVRAF
5546 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: A really weird Dream - retro electro IDM

Post Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:26 pm

biodiode wrote:That is one helluva dream you had there retro but fresh. Nice sound choices for this track and I enjoyed the listen.
thanks for the play, Bio :oops:

Glad you enjoyed it! check out ver 2.0! :party:
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
4812 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: A really weird Dream v2.0 - retro electro IDM

Post Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:27 pm

The new mix is a definite improvement. Crystal clear low end. The alarm clock at the end is a nice touch. Great stuff! :phones:


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layzer
KVRAF
5546 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: A really weird Dream v2.0 - retro electro IDM

Post Tue May 01, 2018 11:43 am

Frantz wrote:The new mix is a definite improvement. Crystal clear low end. The alarm clock at the end is a nice touch. Great stuff! :phones:
thanks for pointing out things that can be improved, that challenge me to improve them! :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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