Lockdown Lunatic - downtempo retro electro

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KVRAF
7564 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:03 pm

one bored man, one room, one midi controller, one laptop, one internet connection.
been a while, not my best by any stretch...but something.
feel free to pick it apart. thanks for listening.
https://soundcloud.com/layzerkvr/ramire ... wn-lunatic
synths used:
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bass - tal vintager2
organ pads - klc M1
synchoir pads - ravity(s)
phazor lead - Zampler //rx
tine stabs - oxe
synbrass - synth1
arps - energy pro
drums - linplug RMiV

OS & DAW - WinXPSP3 running EnergyXT2.7F
enjoy!
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Last edited by layzer on Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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KVRist
227 posts since 2 Sep, 2012

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:28 pm

I like it, feel like I should be solving a mystery to it 😀

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KVRAF
20343 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:07 pm

These days, I'm happy to listen to just about anything.

Anyway, sounds fine to me. I don't hear any "drop in quality" next to the usual stuff you post. Mix is still excellent. Musically interesting enough. If you hadn't said anything, I'd say it was a typical Layzer tune.

So I give it a thumbs up. :tu:

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KVRian
1024 posts since 28 Oct, 2005 from Finland

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:20 am

Pleasant stuff. I like the arrangement and orchestration. Good mix and sounds.

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KVRAF

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7564 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:32 am

DMG68 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:28 pm
I like it, feel like I should be solving a mystery to it 😀
hello, and thanks for taking the time, i've always been a
sucker for a good mystery, so i can indeed hear this as an intro
on unsolved mysteries :?:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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KVRian
971 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:28 pm

That side chained pump effect is so overdone I just couldn't listen past 20 seconds!

BUT SERIOUSLY...

Good stuff...yeah, I get the futuristic mystery thing as well...I think it's the rippling D E F D E F // G A Bb G A Bb melody line that does it!

Well mixed as always...if you ever do use a ######### side chain pumpin' effect I'll never listen to ya stuff again! :)

Plenty of good ideas in there, but maybe the overall flow stuttered a little bit from time to time?
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

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KVRAF

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7564 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:48 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:07 pm
These days, I'm happy to listen to just about anything.

Anyway, sounds fine to me. I don't hear any "drop in quality" next to the usual stuff you post. Mix is still excellent. Musically interesting enough. If you hadn't said anything, I'd say it was a typical Layzer tune.

So I give it a thumbs up. :tu:
glad to get the :tu: from the wagmaster.
i would have expected you to detect the less
than graceful flow of it, but i guess you were not
feeling too knit picky. and i did mention its not my best.
could have been much worse had the mix not
been decent. :phones:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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KVRAF

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7564 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:39 am

markkuja wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:20 am
Pleasant stuff. I like the arrangement and orchestration. Good mix and sounds.
thanks for stopping bye, Markku your comments are very inspiring! :hyper:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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KVRAF

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7564 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:54 am

ChameleonMusic wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:28 pm
That side chained pump effect is so overdone I just couldn't listen past 20 seconds!

BUT SERIOUSLY...

Good stuff...yeah, I get the futuristic mystery thing as well...I think it's the rippling D E F D E F // G A Bb G A Bb melody line that does it!

Well mixed as always...if you ever do use a ######### side chain pumpin' effect I'll never listen to ya stuff again! :)

Plenty of good ideas in there, but maybe the overall flow stuttered a little bit from time to time?
thanks for the listen , Mark.
you hit the nail on the head on the flow, which is
why i feel its "not my best" although i was very happy with
other ideas as you mentioned, the drums in particular....
there was a transitional key change where it felt stuttered
like it was missing a bridge and i did try to smooth out the transition with some drum fills but it was not enough. imo
and yeah, the dreaded side-chain compression!
you know, back in the day, the first thing i did when i bought a new
depeche mode cassette was leave it on the dash in my car in the hot sun
to get that cool volume fading in and out effect.
NOT. i do despise the unnatural mutilated effect it has on
otherwise perfectly good produced music. kinda like how big fake boobs
dont look natural. :idea:
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

KVRist
304 posts since 20 Mar, 2019

Post Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:54 am

Feels epic. Could see this playing in a scifi space scene. Like the changeups.

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KVRian
971 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:25 pm

layzer wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:54 am
ChameleonMusic wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:28 pm
That side chained pump effect is so overdone I just couldn't listen past 20 seconds!

BUT SERIOUSLY...

Good stuff...yeah, I get the futuristic mystery thing as well...I think it's the rippling D E F D E F // G A Bb G A Bb melody line that does it!

Well mixed as always...if you ever do use a ######### side chain pumpin' effect I'll never listen to ya stuff again! :)

Plenty of good ideas in there, but maybe the overall flow stuttered a little bit from time to time?
thanks for the listen , Mark.
you hit the nail on the head on the flow, which is
why i feel its "not my best" although i was very happy with
other ideas as you mentioned, the drums in particular....
there was a transitional key change where it felt stuttered
like it was missing a bridge and i did try to smooth out the transition with some drum fills but it was not enough. imo
and yeah, the dreaded side-chain compression!
you know, back in the day, the first thing i did when i bought a new
depeche mode cassette was leave it on the dash in my car in the hot sun
to get that cool volume fading in and out effect.
NOT. i do despise the unnatural mutilated effect it has on
otherwise perfectly good produced music. kinda like how big fake boobs
dont look natural. :idea:
An, eerm, 'interesting' side-chain analogy! :)
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

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KVRian
1498 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Post Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:19 pm

layzer wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:03 pm
one bored man, one room, one midi controller, one laptop, one internet connection.
"There can be only one".
(Highlander if you didn't know)
Very nice intro, some good retro sounds. Mix very good.
Well done sir.

KVRian
1423 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:01 pm

The intro sounds like late Christmas music, haha. But then it slowly
develops ... more dynamically. Maybe the kick is a little loud? The
repetitive elements make the song concise. A nice instrumental. :tu:
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KVRAF
5596 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:20 am

There are some appealing melodic motifs here. This could work very well as TV theme for a sci-fi or mystery show.

As noted previously, there are some transitions where it felt like it was running out of steam. This could be resolved by editing it down to a shorter piece focusing on the core elements.

The mix was very good. Nice work. :tu:

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KVRAF

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7564 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:50 pm

enroe wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:01 pm
The intro sounds like late Christmas music, haha. But then it slowly
develops ... more dynamically. Maybe the kick is a little loud? The
repetitive elements make the song concise. A nice instrumental. :tu:
christmas is right around the corner, yo! :party:
i thought about adding sleigh bells but went with the bongos
instead :wink:
kick volume is always a personal preference, but if its
only a little loud to ya, i wont sweat it.
thanks for giving it a spin and taking the time :)
Last edited by layzer on Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
HW SYNTHS [KORG T2EX - AKAI AX80 - YAMAHA SY77 - ENSONIQ VFX]
HW MODULES [OBi M1000 - ROLAND MKS-50 - ROLAND JV880 - KURZ 1000PX]
SW [CHARLATAN - OBXD - OXE - ELEKTRO - MICROTERA - M1 - SURGE - RMiV]
DAW [ENERGY XT2/1U RACK WINXP / MAUDIO 1010LT PCI]

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