Something something Synthwave

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andrew71
KVRist
491 posts since 16 Jun, 2003

Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:16 pm

I put this track together in a few hours almost exclusively using Avenger's Retro 80s, Synthwave and Analog expansions. It could definitely be mixed better and is clearly structured to be a song (but I'm no singer). Knowing me it's probably something I've heard somewhere before.

https://soundcloud.com/looneyjetman/synthwave

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Bansaw
KVRian
668 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:27 pm

Like it. I have the Retrowave 80s expansion. Its really good. I listened to Vengeance's Analog 1 expansion, I was really close to buying it, but its demo didn't quite push me over the line.
Not wanting to plug myself to you but you might like my Avenger "Modern Analog" expansion ;)

andrew71
KVRist
491 posts since 16 Jun, 2003

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:39 pm

Bansaw wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:27 pm
Like it. I have the Retrowave 80s expansion. Its really good. I listened to Vengeance's Analog 1 expansion, I was really close to buying it, but its demo didn't quite push me over the line.
Not wanting to plug myself to you but you might like my Avenger "Modern Analog" expansion ;)
Thanks. There are some nice sounding patches in your bank - just purchased!

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Bansaw
KVRian
668 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:47 pm

andrew71 wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Thanks. There are some nice sounding patches in your bank - just purchased!
thanks, hope you enjoy it. :tu:

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wagtunes
KVRAF
16702 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:23 pm

My Feedback

Music - 8.5
Instruments - 9.5
Performance - 9
Mix - 9

Overall - 9

Comments: I like it. Has a definite 80s feel.

andrew71
KVRist
491 posts since 16 Jun, 2003

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:36 am

wagtunes wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:23 pm
My Feedback

Music - 8.5
Instruments - 9.5
Performance - 9
Mix - 9

Overall - 9

Comments: I like it. Has a definite 80s feel.
Thank you!

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EatMe
KVRist
168 posts since 9 Aug, 2013 from The Hague, The Netherlands

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:15 am

Absolutely digging this very 80s vibed track. The mix is pretty alright.. I like your approach, sounds like a typical 80's mix. Could have been done more crisp and clear, but then the 80s-alike setting would be lost.. I like the composition and the sounds used, good harmonic framework with good synthesizer sounds, very nice lead bells performing a good melody. I'm glad you did not sing over the track. Surely worth the 9/10!

andrew71
KVRist
491 posts since 16 Jun, 2003

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:55 am

Thanks EatMe. I actually used a bitcrusher to bring the drums and bass down to 12bit 22khz to try and emulate older samplers and add some crunch.

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EatMe
KVRist
168 posts since 9 Aug, 2013 from The Hague, The Netherlands

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:00 am

andrew71 wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:55 am
Thanks EatMe. I actually used a bitcrusher to bring the drums and bass down to 12bit 22khz to try and emulate older samplers and add some crunch.
/me smiles, I love "modern" audio techniques. Your song has something amazing to it, well done. The effect worked pretty well, it adds to the 80s feel of the mix.

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tehlord
KVRAF
7750 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:00 am

Love it. I'm getting all sorts of influences here from PSB's to A-ha to OutRun!

andrew71
KVRist
491 posts since 16 Jun, 2003

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:52 am

Thanks Tehlord!

Rogue2030
KVRer
1 posts since 22 Aug, 2015

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:51 am

Nicely done. Captures the vibe perfectly. It took me right back.

andrew71
KVRist
491 posts since 16 Jun, 2003

Re: Something something Synthwave

Post Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:13 am

Thanks Rogue. I'm honoured that you've been registered for nearly four years but it's the first post you appear to have made!

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