Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

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recursive one
KVRAF
4773 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:59 am

https://soundcloud.com/recursion-loop/s ... 6-master-5

A tribute to mid to late 00's melodic psytrance, inspired by Protoculture, Ephedrix, Digicult and the like. Not really very psychedelic but energetic and euphoric (meant to be :) )

Lots of Viper synth in there.
You may think you can fly ... but you better not try

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14779 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:02 am

So that's what a melody sounds like :D

Sounds great man, that 303 is killer. Is that ABL or Viper?
"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"

recursive one
KVRAF
4773 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:09 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:02 am
So that's what a melody sounds like :D
Kinda :)

303 is Phoscyon

Thanks for listening!
You may think you can fly ... but you better not try

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
14779 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:10 am

recursive one wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:09 am
303 is Phoscyon
D'oh! Almost mentioned that one too. Still sounds the business after all this time.
"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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toonertik
KVRAF
2422 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:49 am

I had a good experience listening to this...

I just came from Mushy's latest forest thingy...

He needs to shave down under...
was a very hairy experience .. :lol:

OK... jokes aside... you guys make some wicked energy happening ...

:tu:

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DJ Warmonger
KVRAF
3781 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:04 pm

Great psy vibe indeed!

I still don't quite know how to generate sequences like that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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wagtunes
KVRAF
19077 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:20 pm

Excellent as always. I was thinking of getting the Phoscyon but that GUI is a deal breaker. Do you think the ABL3 is as good or do you feel the Phoscyon is vastly superior? I can't really hear a difference between the two but since you do this genre more often you probably can hear a difference.

Also, I'm very impressed with how well you seem to know the genres as far as eras, influences and so on.

Anyway, thanks for the track.

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Bansaw
KVRian
1076 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:45 pm

High standard, great to listen to... as usual.

recursive one
KVRAF
4773 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:46 pm

Thanks for listening guys! :)
DJ Warmonger wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:04 pm
still don't quite know how to generate sequences like that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Idk, I just draw everything in piano roll. Knowing some basic music theory helps :)
wagtunes wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:20 pm
I was thinking of getting the Phoscyon but that GUI is a deal breaker. Do you think the ABL3 is as good or do you feel the Phoscyon is vastly superior? I can't really hear a difference between the two but since you do this genre more often you probably can hear a difference.
Sorry I never tried ABL nor any other 303 emu except Phoscyon. I also never had any 303 hardware so I don't know how authentic it actually sounds, but it sounds great to me, especially with the built-in distortion. Afaik there is no distortion in ABL.

The gui is fine to me, not the prettiest but the layout is decent.
wagtunes wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:20 pm
Also, I'm very impressed with how well you seem to know the genres as far as eras, influences and so on.
Iirc I was first exposed to psytrance in 2006. It wasn't always my main focus but I always had some interest in it and followed its development. Still, 2006-2013 were the best years imo (Protoculture - Circadians to U_recken - Light at the End of the World and lots of cool stuff inbetween).
You may think you can fly ... but you better not try

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DJ Warmonger
KVRAF
3781 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:13 am

recursive one wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:46 pm
Thanks for listening guys! :)
DJ Warmonger wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:04 pm
still don't quite know how to generate sequences like that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Idk, I just draw everything in piano roll. Knowing some basic music theory helps :)
Quite the opposite. I make everything too melodic, while psy barely has any melodies at all. It's about spamming unspeakable sounds in pretty much random sequences.

I don't know to to create this blipy arp from very beginning, or this very sparse sequence starting at 1:00.
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Tricky-Loops wrote: (...)someone like Armin van Buuren who claims to make a track in half an hour and all his songs sound somewhat boring(...)

recursive one
KVRAF
4773 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:25 am

DJ Warmonger wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:13 am
I don't know to to create this blipy arp from very beginning, or this very sparse sequence starting at 1:00.
Ah, for some reason I thought you meant the melodic sequences.

The arp in the beginning is not an arp, it's a long note. The synth is Serum, the "sequence" was made by modulating the warp amount (iirc it was some of the "sync" modes) by chaos synced to 1/8. The same sound later runs trough a simple trancegate.

The sequence at 1:00 is Viper, I don't remember the exact patch settings as I've made that patch a while back, but i think it uses the Viper's own arp with arp velocities linked to various things (rate reducer apparently and maybe resonance) and some LFO.

Lots of delays over everything, of course :)
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Unreflected
KVRist
130 posts since 13 Jun, 2015

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:29 am

Just fantastic.
:tu:

recursive one
KVRAF
4773 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:11 am

Thank you! :)
You may think you can fly ... but you better not try

amrita
KVRer
16 posts since 29 Mar, 2006

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:54 am

Some lovely acid sounds in there. Fantastic stuff man. Is that all software or is there any hardware used in that? Whatever, it sounds great, uplifting and trippy :0

recursive one
KVRAF
4773 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Safe Travels [oldschool melodic psytrance]

Post Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:31 am

Thanks!
amrita wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:54 am
Is that all software or is there any hardware used in that?
All software - Viper, Phoscyon, Spire, Serum, Sylenth and some bits from U-He synths.
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