Analog 4 + Octatrack

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rob_lee
KVRAF
7627 posts since 16 Oct, 2006 from North East UK

Post Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:41 am

It's been a while since I got the gear out and had a play so I revisited and finished this piece.
Something a bit slower this time

Synths Used:

Elektron Analog 4
Octatrack

Drum samples from Roland TR8s and MFB Tanzbar 2
Synth sounds direct from Analog 4
FX coming from A4 + OT

https://soundcloud.com/robleemusic_1/el ... ack-nebula

yellowmix
KVRian
1121 posts since 11 Aug, 2012 from omfr morf form romf frmo

Re: Analog 4 + Octatrack

Post Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:18 pm

Sounds great! Nothing like dusting off something from the vault and refreshing it.

rob_lee
KVRAF
7627 posts since 16 Oct, 2006 from North East UK

Re: Analog 4 + Octatrack

Post Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:27 pm

yellowmix wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Sounds great! Nothing like dusting off something from the vault and refreshing it.
Thanks mate I'll post some more stuff soon :tu:

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Bansaw
KVRian
619 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Analog 4 + Octatrack

Post Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:33 pm

I didn't know my headphones could emit that kind of low bass sound! Thats the thickest bass I've heard in these cans. I fancy its a bit too thick in the mix for my taste though.
Loved the intro.

rob_lee
KVRAF
7627 posts since 16 Oct, 2006 from North East UK

Re: Analog 4 + Octatrack

Post Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:07 am

Bansaw wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:33 pm
I didn't know my headphones could emit that kind of low bass sound! Thats the thickest bass I've heard in these cans. I fancy its a bit too thick in the mix for my taste though.
Loved the intro.
Using DT990 pros here sounds good on these but maybe a little bass processing later then.
This was just recorded direct to Ableton I'll have a look at it tonight.
Cheers for the feedback though its always welcome mate 👍

Rob

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vurt
addled muppet weed
46974 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Analog 4 + Octatrack

Post Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:08 am

that is some nice low end 8)
maybe too much for phones but on monitors sounds ok to me :shrug:
nice clear mix overall too, everything sitting nicely.

good work indeed :tu:

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jancivil
KVRAF
18839 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: Analog 4 + Octatrack

Post Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:17 am

I'm comfortable with the bass. ATH M-40X, not very expensive cans. :)
I don't think they're boosting it much. Nice fat sounding thing, don't castrate it.

Skyfall72
KVRist
36 posts since 14 Apr, 2019

Re: Analog 4 + Octatrack

Post Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:53 am

Great sound. Intro is catchy but I am wanting to hear more progression throughout the song it didn’t take me anywhere so far.

I think you could also use more compression n fix the synth sounds a bit jumpy still.

Good job buddy.

yellowmix
KVRian
1121 posts since 11 Aug, 2012 from omfr morf form romf frmo

Re: Analog 4 + Octatrack

Post Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:17 am

Bass is fine. Wouldn't mind it if you shared the kick.

rob_lee
KVRAF
7627 posts since 16 Oct, 2006 from North East UK

Re: Analog 4 + Octatrack

Post Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:18 am

vurt wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:08 am
that is some nice low end 8)
maybe too much for phones but on monitors sounds ok to me :shrug:
nice clear mix overall too, everything sitting nicely.

good work indeed :tu:
Thanks Jan, Vurt and Skyfall72

What I did with the bass was to layer a sampled tom from Tanzbar 2 in Octatrack with a bass sound I programmed on the Analog 4 to give the low end some oomph.. it's definitely more noticeable on headphones than on my KRK's

@Skyfall72

Yeah the progression could have been more indeed. My error was not programming a second pattern variation the the Analog 4 oops. Basic compression was used on the master track on the Octatrack.
If I had externally processed this track then I'd maybe had better results but I just played this live.
I'll be experimenting more with the Elektrons this week, already did another this afternoon, will upload later to Soundcloud. (House 121bpm)

@Jan

Good advice there I won't castrate it hehe

@Vurt

Thanks mate I appreciate that

Rob

rob_lee
KVRAF
7627 posts since 16 Oct, 2006 from North East UK

Re: Analog 4 + Octatrack

Post Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:20 am

yellowmix wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:17 am
Bass is fine. Wouldn't mind it if you shared the kick.
It's from a sample pack I made but haven't released. Layered Kick (Tanzbar 2 Kick + Tanzbar 2 Low Tom) I loaded the pack in to Octatrack, all the drum sounds are just what Iv'e sampled from my hardware. I'll sort some Kicks out for you when I'm at home at my desk tomorrow mate.

Rob

yellowmix
KVRian
1121 posts since 11 Aug, 2012 from omfr morf form romf frmo

Re: Analog 4 + Octatrack

Post Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:52 pm

Thanks! Sound reinforcement not unlike layering a trombone under a French horn for a braaam.

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