Another Time - trancey, 303, 909 et al.

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daniel_baum
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586 posts since 19 Nov, 2006

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:08 am

Hi all,

Thanks to the lockdown, I've started making music again 8)

This track is the the nearest I've ever got to actual trance. It is mostly made with Roland synths - 303, 909, Juno 106, Sh-101, System 8, all of the Roland Cloud variety. Also featuring Sylenth 1 and some random samples from the Ableton library.

The track started off with me experimenting for the first time with the 303 sound, and kind of evolved from that.

Produced with Ableton Live.

https://soundcloud.com/daniel-b-1/another-time

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thecontrolcentre
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27405 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Another Time - trancey, 303, 909 et al.

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:18 am

A bit slow for trance, but its a good sounding mix ... good work :)

daniel_baum
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586 posts since 19 Nov, 2006

Re: Another Time - trancey, 303, 909 et al.

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:27 am

Thanks :) All of my music is actually thinly disguised 80s synthpop with various influences from other genres. That's what I meant by "the nearest I have ever got".

D.

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wagtunes
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19077 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Another Time - trancey, 303, 909 et al.

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:33 am

Sounds good to me whatever you want to call it. Would like a little more melodic development but it's okay for what it is.

recursive one
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4773 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Another Time - trancey, 303, 909 et al.

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:36 am

Really nice track. I love the main theme, as I always had soft spot to these supersaw arpeggios. Also many great classic sounds like the 303s and the other good stuff.

The only thing that sounded out of place to me was the snare rolls. Not sure for what reason but I somewhat disliked them (too cheesy/obvious maybe?).

I think the tempo is fine for so-called "chillgressive" which is also trance of sorts.
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daniel_baum
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586 posts since 19 Nov, 2006

Re: Another Time - trancey, 303, 909 et al.

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:04 am

Thanks :) I am certainly planning to do a longer version eventually.

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Bansaw
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1076 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Another Time - trancey, 303, 909 et al.

Post Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:21 pm

If you slow Trance down from 135 bpm to 120, you do tend to get a retro-synthpop vibe.
I think the mix is pretty good. Like the arp, and acid plucks too.
thumbs up from me :tu:

daniel_baum
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586 posts since 19 Nov, 2006

Re: Another Time - trancey, 303, 909 et al.

Post Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:09 am

Thanks :)

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