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Cinebient
KVRAF
3731 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Post Fri May 11, 2018 12:40 pm

A 100BPM trip inside Logic´s Step FX plus Phat FX (and of course a´some other tools :D
But this started mainly with playing with them....
https://soundcloud.com/user-790535032/gated-universe

himalaya
KVRAF
4856 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Re: Gated Universe

Post Fri May 11, 2018 1:20 pm

This is very good! Loved those brassy sounds at the beginning...then how the track develops...so many layers...the vocals towards the end...The track is so rich, atmospheric. Perfect!
http://www.electric-himalaya.com
VSTi and hardware synth sound design

JKillz
KVRist
181 posts since 30 Dec, 2017 from USA

Re: Gated Universe

Post Fri May 11, 2018 2:30 pm

This has a ton of goodness going on with it, very much enjoyed it from start to finish!

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Allomerus
KVRAF
2099 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Gated Universe

Post Fri May 11, 2018 6:55 pm

Lovely sounds. Logic has many great synths that sound cool. Haven't really played with Step FX plus Phat FX yet. My mistake...
The blatty bass is great!
Thanks for sharing.
:)
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biodiode
KVRist
422 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: Gated Universe

Post Sat May 12, 2018 12:53 am

Interesting composition that moves along nicely. It is amazing what turns up when you experiment. Nice job.
Check out more of my work at https://www.biodiode.com where you will find tips, tricks on the blog and more of my compositions.

Cinebient
KVRAF
3731 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Gated Universe

Post Sat May 12, 2018 2:37 am

Thank you all :)
This came out better than i thought.
For sure i will use Step FX and Phat FX more now.
I loved already Camel Space especially and Step FX is really awesome since it´s kind of version 2.0 from it.
The basses and brass sounds are mainly P900 here which really goes well with these FX.
The FX are also just mainly a simple bass sounds from P900 played trough Phat FX and Step FX as well. But ES2 can quite achieve similar results with this FX.
The vocals are from Heavyocity Vocalise 2 mainly with the intern FX plus a few sound mangled also trough Step FX.
Also again i used my favorite delay and reverb, Replika XT and B2 (but just tiny bits here on some tracks).
The rest is Logic intern stuff.
This track actually has 9 tracks included while 2 of them are even just some notes.
I really love the rhythmic and moving stuff you can get out of these FX with a single sound.
Amazed that i got this all for free now with Logic (but i payed already for Alchemy and Camel Space in the good old days :D ).

himalaya
KVRAF
4856 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Re: Gated Universe

Post Sat May 12, 2018 2:45 am

I'm on my 3rd listen. :D
http://www.electric-himalaya.com
VSTi and hardware synth sound design

Cinebient
KVRAF
3731 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Gated Universe

Post Sat May 12, 2018 3:16 am

himalaya wrote:I'm on my 3rd listen. :D
:) Nice to hear, thx!
It´s indeed a short version. The first "raw" track ended in about 10 minutes or so.
I like long atmospheric electronic while half of the tracks are just a giant build up.
Just some days ago i played with Himalaya Pads inside Alchemy. Still inspires me these days.
Damn i wish for a second one for Logic´s Alchemy with all the new things added.

himalaya
KVRAF
4856 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Re: Gated Universe

Post Sat May 12, 2018 3:26 am

A second Pads bank for Alchemy 1? Is this what you mean? BTW, Alchemy 2 has all my banks for it by default. You should check out Luftrum's banks for Alchemy too, He makes superb atmospheric sets, or check out his Solaris Konakt library, if you haven't yet. It's sublime!


and regarding the track, you could definitely make it longer since you have a knack for keeping the interest going with all those changes that this track goes through.
http://www.electric-himalaya.com
VSTi and hardware synth sound design

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wagtunes
KVRAF
13918 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

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Post Sat May 12, 2018 3:39 am

Now that's what I call an adventure. Excellent! Creepy, ominous, beautiful, all in one package. Loved it!

Gonna have to check out your Soundcloud page.

Cinebient
KVRAF
3731 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Gated Universe

Post Sat May 12, 2018 3:43 am

wagtunes wrote:Now that's what I call an adventure. Excellent! Creepy, ominous, beautiful, all in one package. Loved it!

Gonna have to check out your Soundcloud page.
Thx. Most of the tracks there are more synth demos and experiments.
Most of my "real" tracks are on Logamp since i don´t like soundcloud but seems still the most used and supported and good for demos of all kind.
The sound compression is not good mostly.
It lacks a lot of the vibrating bass here for me after soundcloud upload.
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Cinebient
KVRAF
3731 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Gated Universe

Post Sat May 12, 2018 3:48 am

himalaya wrote:A second Pads bank for Alchemy 1? Is this what you mean? BTW, Alchemy 2 has all my banks for it by default. You should check out Luftrum's banks for Alchemy too, He makes superb atmospheric sets, or check out his Solaris Konakt library, if you haven't yet. It's sublime!


and regarding the track, you could definitely make it longer since you have a knack for keeping the interest going with all those changes that this track goes through.
Nah´, i meant for the Logic Alchemy but i still often would prefer v 1.55 because i like microtuning and importing waveforms but Apple removed that for some crazy reason.
I have all the official Alchemy 1.55 preset banks because it always was like a journey to explore them. Alchemy in Logic is in general better but also lost a bit the magic it gave me when there was a new official preset bank.
Most of the old presets are there indeed, sometimes slightly changed and/or under a new name as well. But in general it feels like third party sound designers lost interest since it´s Logic only.

himalaya
KVRAF
4856 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Re: Gated Universe

Post Sat May 12, 2018 3:51 am

Ah, I see.
Personally, I do have plans to support Alchemy 2 with my own sets it's just that I don't have the time (there are other sound design jobs on my full plate...).

I love Alchemy. My desert island synth.
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Frantz
KVRAF
4841 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Gated Universe

Post Sun May 13, 2018 12:12 pm

Why live in a gated community when you can live in a gated universe? It's the best way to keep out the riffraff from other universes. :ud:

Very cool and surprising grooves. I enjoyed this. :)

Regarding the mix, I thought the strings and vox seemed quiet compared to the bass stabs.

Cinebient
KVRAF
3731 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Gated Universe

Post Sat May 19, 2018 9:18 am

Frantz wrote:Why live in a gated community when you can live in a gated universe? It's the best way to keep out the riffraff from other universes. :ud:

Very cool and surprising grooves. I enjoyed this. :)

Regarding the mix, I thought the strings and vox seemed quiet compared to the bass stabs.
Thank you! Yeah, the bass is very dominant here (even tamed at -24 db or so) and it might be a bit over the top in places here :o :D

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