Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

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layzer
KVRAF
5541 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:57 am

fun upbeat electro NOT a cover, but an original "inspired" version.
heavy reverb on pads and the beeps was intentional to achieve the EXACT overall sound i was after on this one..... deal with it. :x

https://soundcloud.com/layzerkvr/ramire ... ns-revenge

bass - cyberfree
pads -klc M1
beeps - EXT2 sampler
synth guitar-synth1
drums - Linplug RMIV

enjoy!
:dog:
Last edited by layzer on Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:47 pm, edited 2 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]

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wagtunes
KVRAF
13400 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:13 am

My Feedback

Music - 8.5
Instruments - 9
Performance - 9
Mix - 10

Overall - 9.125

Comments: What's your wet/dry mix on the reverb for the pad and lead? About 70%? Anyway, sounds very cool, as usual. Always look forward to listening to your stuff. It's nothing deep but it's catchy, cool and easy to listen to.

sjm
KVRAF
1701 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:54 pm

wagtunes wrote:Always look forward to listening to your stuff.
+1, always guaranteed a good listen.

Is it just me, or does this have echos of a slightly weirded up "Living On My Own"? (apropos not a cover)
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

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Allomerus
KVRAF
2042 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:14 pm

Catchy and cool (Like Wag says) and nice guitar...
Echoes of Thomas Dolby too...
Great title.
Well done.
:)
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Frantz
KVRAF
4812 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:42 pm

The little motifs are all excellent. Super catchy. Great job! :tu:

fastlanephil
KVRian
586 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:10 pm

Fun to listen to edgy pop tune.

:tu:

Have you ever thought about working more in classical (orchestral) oriented genre. But maybe you already have. It just sounds like you probably have the basic skill set/instinct for it.
You just need have to have the interest. :harp:

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layzer
KVRAF
5541 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:54 pm

wagtunes wrote:My Feedback

Music - 8.5
Instruments - 9
Performance - 9
Mix - 10

Overall - 9.125

Comments: What's your wet/dry mix on the reverb for the pad and lead? About 70%? Anyway, sounds very cool, as usual. Always look forward to listening to your stuff. It's nothing deep but it's catchy, cool and easy to listen to.
firstly, thanks for taking those precious 3 minutes out of your day
to listen and review this piece.
deep is never my aim as much as a catchy, toe tapping, infectious melody and beat. if you listen close, there is some pretty deep percussion going on however. :wink:
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
5541 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:17 am

sjm wrote:
wagtunes wrote:Always look forward to listening to your stuff.
+1, always guaranteed a good listen.

Is it just me, or does this have echos of a slightly weirded up "Living On My Own"? (apropos not a cover)
ahhh thank you SJM, always nice to know i'm not the only one that enjoys my noise. hehh :hihi:

the tune is simple enough that it was bound to be similar to
something out there already. heres the thing though.
i've NEVER heard that Queen song! if i'd have used a synth bass
tone, would sound even more like it. :o
glad you stopped by for a listen.
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
5541 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:18 am

Allomerus wrote:Catchy and cool (Like Wag says) and nice guitar...
Echoes of Thomas Dolby too...
Great title.
Well done.
:)
thanks for cheking it, john

i love that synth1 for that guitar. no exteral distortion effects added,
using the onboard fx only!

and yeah, dolby is a huge influence. love his basslines and percussion :love:
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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seismic1
KVRAF
9012 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:37 pm

The pads seem to be taking more of a back-seat in this track, but that's cool, 'cos it's helping me to hear the separation between the other instruments and how good the overall mix quality is. The synth1 guitar sounds great, and has reminded me that it's probably time to give the Strat some exercise sometime soon.

Good work :)

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htcnext2
KVRist
244 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:28 am

Sounds like the music from an 80s German criminal soap (DERRICK). You might not know that, hm. But, nevertheless, enjoyed listening.
HM

Eauson
KVRian
836 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Re: Popcorn's Revenge - retro electro

Post Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:43 pm

htcnext2 wrote:Sounds like the music from an 80s German criminal soap (DERRICK). You might not know that, hm. But, nevertheless, enjoyed listening.
HM
Yes, interesting catch :)

I was hoping for a Gershon Kingsley kinda track from the title, even the salt or sweet version, nevertheless interesting listen.
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