Fog - Spacey, pads, some kick and hats in the distance

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mevla
KVRAF
1735 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Post Wed May 23, 2018 3:53 pm

This time around, in sharp contrast with the previous "Summer Theme", is a rather spacey piece, with long pad flights, some thump-thump kick drum in the distance, some high hat also in the distance, some voices, a synth that does some kind of a solo of some sort, a beat that comes and goes, all in all some kind of fog that covers through which some things are heard.

https://soundcloud.com/nominal6/fog

As usual, comments of any kind welcomed.

Cheers.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
14005 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Fog - Spacey, pads, some kick and hats in the distance

Post Wed May 23, 2018 4:03 pm

Spacey is right. Very cool. Loved it. Great mix. May I ask what synths you used for this track?

mevla
KVRAF
1735 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: Fog - Spacey, pads, some kick and hats in the distance

Post Wed May 23, 2018 4:20 pm

wagtunes wrote:Spacey is right. Very cool. Loved it. Great mix. May I ask what synths you used for this track?
Thanks !

The synths are as follows. The presets were somewhat modified to suit the piece. In order of appearance:

Role: Synth - Preset

Pad: Synplant - SC Planetarium
Pad 'lead': Morphine - ATM Dark II
Soundscape: Direct Wave - WeatherM Drunk
Soundscape: Direct Wave - WeatherM Lucky Dream
Sequence: Synthmaster 2.9 - Sweet Chords
Lead: Harmless - CHE's Sunday Play 04

Plus audio drones, voices, kick, hh, beat loop, etc...

Created in Bitwig, mixed and mastered in Harrison Mixbus32C using Voxengo Curve EQ, u-he Satin tape emulator and Voxengo Elephant, all on the master bus. Tried to stick to K14. Export analysis at -1 dB normalization:

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      Integrated Loudness : -13.5 LUFS
           Loudness Range :  5.5 LU
                     Peak :  1.0 dBFS
                 Top Peak :  1.0 dBTP  <-yellow
       Normalization Gain :  1.85 dB
All done on Linux.

Cheers.

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Frantz
KVRAF
4854 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Fog - Spacey, pads, some kick and hats in the distance

Post Wed May 23, 2018 6:36 pm

Weird fast droney stuff in the foreground and it sounds like dance music playing in the distance. Quite unusual and somehow you made it all work. Good job. :tu:

fastlanephil
KVRian
641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Fog - Spacey, pads, some kick and hats in the distance

Post Wed May 23, 2018 7:19 pm

It sounds like some crazy party going on in that fog. A little experimental but quite listenable.

Maybe a little subliminal pollination from The Future Sound Of London.

Nice mix!

mevla
KVRAF
1735 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: Fog - Spacey, pads, some kick and hats in the distance

Post Thu May 24, 2018 12:12 pm

Thanks for the comments !

Cheers.

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Allomerus
KVRAF
2109 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Fog - Spacey, pads, some kick and hats in the distance

Post Sat May 26, 2018 9:42 pm

Enjoyed the music and the premise.
Phil's comment sums it up nicely...
Well done!
:)
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layzer
KVRAF
5761 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Fog - Spacey, pads, some kick and hats in the distance

Post Sun May 27, 2018 1:56 am

sounds like some really whacked out middle eastern stuffs. But one of the better productions as far as mix and composition and sound design i've heard here in a while. really enjoyed :tu:
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shodri
KVRist
41 posts since 3 Mar, 2016

Re: Fog - Spacey, pads, some kick and hats in the distance

Post Sun May 27, 2018 8:56 am

Apart from the great mixing quality I'm even more impressed by the fact that you created the track under Linux :)
Bet it was done by some perl script running in a tc shell :D

mevla
KVRAF
1735 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: Fog - Spacey, pads, some kick and hats in the distance

Post Mon May 28, 2018 3:33 pm

shodri wrote:Apart from the great mixing quality I'm even more impressed by the fact that you created the track under Linux :) Bet it was done by some perl script running in a tc shell :D
He he ... Not even. That was all bash scripting written in emacs ! 8)

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated !

Cheers.

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