Alpha Centauri - space electro

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layzer
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5541 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:13 am

once upon a time in a galaxy far far away......

https://soundcloud.com/layzerkvr/ramirez-alpha-centauri

bass - tal elektro
pads - klc m1
piano - sampled kurzweil 1000px
trumpet - mda jx10
arps - energy pro
stabs x-poly
drums - RMIV

enjoy?
:?:
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
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13404 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:42 am

My Feedback

Music - 9
Instruments - 9
Performance - 9.5
Mix - 9.5

Overall - 9.25

Comments: Stephen Hawking needs more reverb. LOL. Typical LayzerSound (c)

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PatchAdamz
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4249 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:05 am

layzer wrote:once upon a time in a galaxy far far away......

https://soundcloud.com/layzerkvr/ramirez-alpha-centauri

bass - tal elektro
pads - klc m1
piano - sampled kurzweil 1000px
trumpet - mda jx10
arps - energy pro
stabs x-poly
drums - RMIV

enjoy?
:?:

Nice tones, music and arrangement of parts.
Like the dialog as well, and concept.
Very well constructed, excellent track!

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

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:06 am

Effective little blast of Vangelis -esque electronica....works well musically and the production seemed nicely balanced throughout!

The only extra thing I wanted was an improvised synth solo at some point, but hell, I wanted one of those in my recent choir piece, so just ignore me! :0)
Mark Taylor
Chameleon Music

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layzer
KVRAF
5541 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 pm

wagtunes wrote:My Feedback

Music - 9
Instruments - 9
Performance - 9.5
Mix - 9.5

Overall - 9.25

Comments: Stephen Hawking needs more reverb. LOL. Typical LayzerSound (c)
thanks for giving an ear or two, wags...
i wanted the voice part to be as clear as possible since it is synthesized, but i guess a little more verb wouldnt hurt much :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]

sjm
KVRAF
1701 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:00 pm

ChamMusic wrote:The only extra thing I wanted was an improvised synth solo at some point, but hell, I wanted one of those in my recent choir piece, so just ignore me! :0)
Isn't that becoming a bit of a theme in your comments? "The one thing I was missing was a synth lead" :lol:
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

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ChamMusic
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887 posts since 12 Jun, 2006 from Birmingham, UK

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:24 pm

sjm wrote:
ChamMusic wrote:The only extra thing I wanted was an improvised synth solo at some point, but hell, I wanted one of those in my recent choir piece, so just ignore me! :0)
Isn't that becoming a bit of a theme in your comments? "The one thing I was missing was a synth lead" :lol:
I know!!!

I've said as much in another thread today! :0)

And this comment was also trying to be self-deprecating about that very issue! :0)

TRUTH is though...I find it seriously frustrating that I hear so many EDM / club dance pieces on here without a strong catchy / hooky melody to lead the way...it's bloody weird, frankly...as if the art of writing a strong melody has suddenly vanished! I often find myself playing along as I listen and trying out what might work!

OK, on the other hand I fully realise that NOT every piece of music needs a melodic lead, but it does help enormously in most!!!

Writing a good, well-constructed, flowing melody often takes time and various levels of redrafting / tweaking...I suspect that in some cases there is an element of:

'it's not quite working'
'the sounds, groove and texture are pretty good on their own'
'f**k it...doesn't really need that melody'
Mark Taylor
Chameleon Music

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

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:31 am

Sounds good Layzer.
Nice to listen to will working...
Well done!
:)
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sjm
KVRAF
1701 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:43 am

ChamMusic wrote:TRUTH is though...I find it seriously frustrating that I hear so many EDM / club dance pieces on here without a strong catchy / hooky melody to lead the way...it's bloody weird, frankly...as if the art of writing a strong melody has suddenly vanished! I often find myself playing along as I listen and trying out what might work!
I can subscribe to that. You'd think poppy stuff of all things ought to have a decent hook (to me, what goes by the EDM moniker really is just modern pop).
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

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ChamMusic
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887 posts since 12 Jun, 2006 from Birmingham, UK

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:09 am

ChamMusic wrote:Effective little blast of Vangelis -esque electronica....works well musically and the production seemed nicely balanced throughout!

The only extra thing I wanted was an improvised synth solo at some point, but hell, I wanted one of those in my recent choir piece, so just ignore me! :0)
Just to make it VERY clear, (after the snotty and very stupid DM I got recently from someone I've never even heard of on KVR), this was meant to be self-deprecating humour...taking the piss out of myself and a wave of my recent suggestions about 'melody'.

For me, this piece (unlike a few others on KVR at the moment) does NOT need any more melodic content and certainly does NOT need an extended improvised solo! :0)

Some people just need to 'f**k off'....no other way of phrasing it really! :0)
Mark Taylor
Chameleon Music

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Bombadil
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1865 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from The Schwarzwald of My Mind

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:15 am

Nicely done. Moves well, keeps my attention.
“Not all who wander are lost.”


J.R.R. Tolkien

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layzer
KVRAF
5541 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:21 pm

Allomerus wrote:Sounds good Layzer.
Nice to listen to will working...
Well done!
:)
thanks for dropping an ear , John.
always appreciated. and glad
find it well done! :oops:
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
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5541 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:23 pm

sjm wrote:
ChamMusic wrote:The only extra thing I wanted was an improvised synth solo at some point, but hell, I wanted one of those in my recent choir piece, so just ignore me! :0)
Isn't that becoming a bit of a theme in your comments? "The one thing I was missing was a synth lead" :lol:
well, it has 4 micro lead parts, 2 piano and 2 horn solos that
are short and similar so mark has a point. sometimes im just lazy layzer :clown:
Last edited by layzer on Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:33 pm, edited 1 time 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: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:30 pm

The one thing I was missing were some bagpipes.
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

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ChamMusic
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887 posts since 12 Jun, 2006 from Birmingham, UK

Re: Alpha Centauri - space electro

Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:24 pm

sjm wrote:The one thing I was missing were some bagpipes.
Aha! I'll add that to the list for my next choir piece....

Now up to: choir, cowbell, 909 kick, Moog Bass, bagpipes! :0)
Mark Taylor
Chameleon Music

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