Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

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

Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:39 pm

I made this several months ago as a demo, but I think it stands up as it's own thing.

It's deliberately retro in a kind of 80s soundtrack stylee.

https://soundcloud.com/bluffmunkey/soni ... hwave-demo

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12004 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:43 pm

Oh boy, the production on that is superb. Clearer than a Maldive ocean :tu:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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wagtunes
KVRAF
16702 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:49 pm

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Music - 9
Instruments - 9.5
Performance - 10
Mix - 9.5

Overall - 9.5

Comments: Definitely sounds like what the label says. Well done.

thedeadsoul
KVRist
260 posts since 22 Oct, 2009 from Bandung, Indonesia

Re: Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:54 pm

Hi Geoff, long time no contact :D always a fan of your work!

Best,
Adi/Thedeadsoul

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

Re: Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

Post Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:47 am

A very good track, with a lot of 80s retro elements. Absolutely enjoyed listening to this track. A superb mix, and very nice sounds used, in a very good composition. Loving the guitar lead at the end of the song. Quality material, very pleased to have found this music. Good work!

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Bansaw
KVRian
668 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

Post Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:49 pm

Did you use ANA2 for everything?
I've heard this synth before and I'm not really sold on it.
0:04-0:10 The kalimba-pluck sound I think I would find unpleasant after a while. I think I have a sensitivity problem with some high frequencies in a certain range.
1:53 like that lead sound, although its slightly too much detuned for me.
5:32-5:38 very nice ending.

JerGoertz
KVRAF
2421 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

Post Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:55 pm

Gosh, that was good! All Ana2?
A well-behaved signature.

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

Re: Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

Post Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:08 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Oh boy, the production on that is superb. Clearer than a Maldive ocean :tu:
Aw fanks mate :hug:

wagtunes wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:49 pm
My Feedback

Music - 9
Instruments - 9.5
Performance - 10
Mix - 9.5

Overall - 9.5

Comments: Definitely sounds like what the label says. Well done.
Must....try....harder...!!!
thedeadsoul wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:54 pm
Hi Geoff, long time no contact :D always a fan of your work!

Best,
Adi/Thedeadsoul
Thanks Adi! Good to see you here again too! :love:
EatMe wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:47 am
A very good track, with a lot of 80s retro elements. Absolutely enjoyed listening to this track. A superb mix, and very nice sounds used, in a very good composition. Loving the guitar lead at the end of the song. Quality material, very pleased to have found this music. Good work!
Thanks a lot! :party:

Bansaw wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Did you use ANA2 for everything?
I've heard this synth before and I'm not really sold on it.
0:04-0:10 The kalimba-pluck sound I think I would find unpleasant after a while. I think I have a sensitivity problem with some high frequencies in a certain range.
1:53 like that lead sound, although its slightly too much detuned for me.
5:32-5:38 very nice ending.
JerGoertz wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Gosh, that was good! All Ana2?
Thanks guys. Yes, everything but the drums here is ANA2, but also it's only ANA2 effects as well. This was the demo for my contribution to the synthwave bank. Drums were just from Ableton packs iirc, and the only addition I made to the ANA2 source material was very simple EQ and probably a little buss compression.

That lead at 1.53 is deliberately over detuned for the cool kids making the 80s John Carpenter style stuff :tu:

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seismic1
KVRAF
9218 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: Painfully (and deliberately) Synthwave!

Post Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:12 pm

Wot? No Tarnce?

Sweet sounds. The leads are impressive - I love the detuned thang and the hard sync.

Good work :)

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