Area 51 (Synthwave)

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intermissionnexus
KVRer
23 posts since 15 Feb, 2017

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:50 am

A recent track that I created in a synthwave style once I found the vocal clips the track fell together. I released it in anticipation of the Storm Area 51 last month. Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/intermission-nexus/area-51

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excuse me please
KVRist
305 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Re: Area 51 (Synthwave)

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:18 am

Nice, but maybe there could be more variety.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
17913 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Area 51 (Synthwave)

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:21 am

Interesting. Would have liked a little more melodic development but all in all, not bad. Mix is fine. Concept is cool. I could picture this as a theme song for some show about Area 51.

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AsPeeXXXVIII
KVRian
524 posts since 17 Aug, 2015 from Finland

Re: Area 51 (Synthwave)

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:42 am

I'm inclined to agree with the two posters above, but I did quite like the track. The sounds all fit together nicely, and the little variations in the drum beat did just enough to keep the track interesting when variety was lacking elsewhere. With some more development and possibly another part with a different chord progression, this would've been perfect. But as it is, it's still a fun track to listen to. Good work! c:
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Bansaw
KVRian
861 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Area 51 (Synthwave)

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:44 am

Nice to have a story attached to a track. Always helps me personally engage with the music. I liked very much the analog sounds. The vocals I thought could have been better presented at the beginning. Like @2:00 where you have reverb, and EQ going on etc.
Liked how you ended the song with the pad.

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KVRAF
1985 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Area 51 (Synthwave)

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:50 pm

excuse me please wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:18 am
Nice, but maybe there could be more variety.
My thoughts on this is that the lead that comes in around 1:10 could go a long way to addressing this if it did more than just shadow the other instruments. Those porta synth leads are what make synthwave (at least to me), so it's a shame that the central element wasn't given more freedom to shape and carry the track. Seems like more of an afterthought than the actual lead.

There's a good basis here, but there's also a lot of untapped potential. A bit more polish and it could be more than just a "nice track".
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