Japanese-ish soundtrack-ish tune :D

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thedeadsoul
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290 posts since 22 Oct, 2009 from Bandung, Indonesia

Post Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:49 am

This tune was originally made around early 2000 using my Roland E-96. I decided to remake it using my current set up as this is one of my personal all-time favorite tracks. It has that Japanese feel, and I'm always a big fan :)

Hope you can enjoy the work!

Best,
Adi/Thedeadsoul

https://soundcloud.com/thedeadsoul/relentless

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Frantz
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5399 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:55 pm

Great composition! A relaxing melody with a nice arrangement.

I would like to hear this with drums that sound more natural.

Morgaxx
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482 posts since 29 Feb, 2004 from Toronto

Post Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:35 am

Excellent music. I agree with everything Frantz said. The hi hat was especially distracting to me. Still much enjoyed.
Reverbnation
see ya 'round...

Music Bird
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438 posts since 23 Apr, 2017 from Eastern US

Post Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:35 pm

Nice, reminds me of Getek’s Group (pop Sunda band) for that synth shakuhachi, what did you use for those sounds?
Synth1, PG8X, Dexed, Sound Canvas VA, FB-3x00 series, blooo, scrooo, qyooo, SQ8L, GTG FM4, DSK Asian and Indian DreamZ, and much more VSTs. Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Alesis HW.

thedeadsoul
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290 posts since 22 Oct, 2009 from Bandung, Indonesia

Post Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:28 am

@Frantz and @Morgaxx: many thanks! Yes, I can understand what you mean about the drum sound. I was thinking about adding Taiko sound, but then again I don't really know what I'm doing, so it sounds strange and I cancelled it. At least I know a bit more in playing drum digitally, I will look more into this and make some changes :hihi:

@Music Bird: Many thanks for this, I'll listen to Getek's. I used the embedded DSL Softsynth on my DAW for shakuhachi, luckily the sound is quite good.

Best,
Adi/Thedeadsoul

DanielPersson
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38 posts since 27 Jan, 2016

Post Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:50 am

I like this!

I think the drums i kinda fine as it is. The hihat could be a little lower in volume, perhaps.
Everytime it opens it distracts me from listening to the rest of the song.
Or add some reverb and try to push the hihat back a bit.

Otherwise, thumbs up!

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layzer
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6905 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:54 pm

can easily hear this as the opening theme to some new drama series.
a very pleasant listening experience. nice one, Adi :tu:
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Music Bird
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438 posts since 23 Apr, 2017 from Eastern US

Post Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:15 am

Yeah it reminds me to something I’ve heard in a sinetron or telenovela before.
Synth1, PG8X, Dexed, Sound Canvas VA, FB-3x00 series, blooo, scrooo, qyooo, SQ8L, GTG FM4, DSK Asian and Indian DreamZ, and much more VSTs. Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Alesis HW.

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MalToné
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57 posts since 5 Dec, 2017

Post Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:03 pm

This is a really nice sound!
"I can't listen to the Ninth anymore at all."

thedeadsoul
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290 posts since 22 Oct, 2009 from Bandung, Indonesia

Post Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:53 pm

@DanielPersson: many thanks for listening..indeed, I would look more into lowering the hit hat sound...or maybe training other drum vst, let's see how it works..

@layzer: Many thanks for the kind comment. Haha, hopefully it's a samurai themed drama :D

@Maltone: Cheers!

Best,
Adi/Thedeadsoul

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seismic1
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9710 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:35 pm

Good thing you didn't go with the Taiko, Adi. I think it would have completely changed the character of the piece. You might have inadvertently strayed into "Black Rain" main theme territory. Remember that one? 1989 puts it squarely into the Tom Selleck era :wink:

I think I agree with the points raised regarding the hat. It seems to be driving the piece along, but I think it should be taking more of a back seat here after the drum intro. The rest of the instrumentation sounds great.

Good work :)

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ecamburn
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473 posts since 16 Dec, 2003

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:44 am

Love the melody. The lead flute line is a great of how effective simple lines can be. Find a movie to put this behind!

thedeadsoul
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290 posts since 22 Oct, 2009 from Bandung, Indonesia

Post Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:06 pm

@seismic1: Hi Tim, many thanks again for your comment and feedback. I think I've watched "Black Rain", will need to re-watch it, haha...Yes, the 80s'90s is always my music range of time :D On the Taiko, I was thinking about putting it in the background, but that indeed did not go as planned, so I delete it. As for the hat, I yet to find the time to experiment with the volume, reverb, or maybe change the VST...but this is definitely on my agenda!

@ecamburn: cheers, mate, many thanks for the kind comment! I think when I first made it in 2000s the flute has more melodies, but then I cannot remember them. I can only still remember the ones in the current version, so glad those work out :lol: And yes, let's look for the movie in need for this tune, haha!

Best,
Adi/Thedeadsoul

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