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Re: Your Music
« Reply #700 on: July 13, 2021, 03:19:49 PM »
This week I wanted to try something more traditional and I began revisiting a lot of scores for Made For TV films. I wanted to try something more minimalistic but also orchestral so I used the Prophet X with a single piano patch and also some creepy quartet phrases. Some cymbal rolls with a thick Phaser to really capture that 70s mood as well.

I couldn't resist adding some analog synth hits through the piece from the Prophet 6 and then I realized it began to sound very similar to Jerry Goldsmith's score for The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud.

Overall, I'm really happy with how this turned out.

© Everett Dudgeon 2021
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhdNbWcBJNk

Re: Your Music
« Reply #701 on: July 15, 2021, 09:39:54 AM »
Improvisation #103 for Poly Evolver Keyboard and Prophet '08:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u87H5lesS3w

Epic Sacred Synthesis!   Really like the theme on this one.
Sequential Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop,   Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #702 on: July 15, 2021, 03:51:40 PM »
Thanks very much, Soundquest!
"Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!"

- Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #703 on: July 23, 2021, 04:14:47 PM »
This week I wanted to pay tribute to one of my favorite obscure Spanish flicks, Necrophagus aka Graveyard Of Horror aka Butcher Of Binbrook. It is one of the weirdest and wildest gothic horror flicks from Spain. The organ heavy score was done by Alfonso Santisteban.

INSTRUMENTS USED:

Prophet X:  Overdriven organ (done by cranking the drive of the analog filter on the PX), church bells and faux Mellotron choir.

Prophet 6 is doing a 70s analog string machine/orchestrator type patch. This is done using only a single square wave with heavy PWM and thick Phaser on it. It's also doing some slurping filter sweeps near the end run through a BBD delay.

Hope you enjoy!!

© Everett Dudgeon 2021
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlqpYXXODTU

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« Reply #704 on: August 02, 2021, 06:31:16 PM »
This week I wanted to pay tribute to not only one of my favorite horror films of all time but also one of my top favorite horror stars of all time. The immortal Jacinto Molina aka Paul Naschy and his ultimate gothic masterpiece: Horror Rises From The Tomb. I absolutely adore this Spanish icon's work.

The soundtrack to this film was done by Carmelo A Bernaola and is done entirely on organ. It has an appropriate gothic feel with lots of melodrama. The Prophet X is doing everything here, from the blown out organ (burned through the drive section of the analog filter), to some menacing cymbal rolls and percussion effects as well as an eerie ghostly whisper that's slowed down to demonic levels.

No additional effects added, everything is pure PX.

Alaric de Marnac hopes you enjoy!!

℗ Everett Dudgeon 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvew7J6gbgg

Re: Your Music
« Reply #705 on: August 06, 2021, 02:43:25 PM »
Hi all - I'm getting set to fly to Berlin on Monday, where I'll be selling off or shipping home all of my studio gear. I'm doing some audio tidying before I go, since I won't be able to do much recording while in Germany. This is a fitting track, perhaps... a touch of Berlin School meets... uh, not sure. It was a commissioned piece. I often run crowdfunding campaigns to fund my albums and one fellow always chips in, with the "I'll write a song for you!" reward as his pick. I've written silly songs for each of his two kids, and this track was written for him specifically. Allyson Seconds joins me on vocals.

The track features Prophet 6 doing the arpeggios, Prophet 5 (my wife's rev 3 - this track is from before the age of the rev 4) is doing sawtooth chords and bass, and there's an Evolver in at the end soloing its head off. The only non-Dave track is the VSM strings...

I only did a quick mix of this last night, but one thing I like is the "pizzicato" string plink. It's actually just the Pro Tools click track run through a harmonizer plug in. One of those happy accidents.

Hope you dig, and thanks!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/berlin-skoo-of-hugs-farm-2021-mix-1/s-b5c1B7foUUz

Re: Your Music
« Reply #706 on: August 14, 2021, 02:28:39 PM »
This week I wanted to try something completely different. I'm a huge fan of 1950s/60s exploitation flicks. Films like The Sinister Urge, Strange Compulsion, and one I saw recently titled....you guessed it....Violated!

The soundtrack for the film was done entirely with electric guitar by Tony Mottola and it was the main inspiration for this track.

The Fender Stratocaster is being run through the Roger Linn Adrenelinn iii Guitar Effects Box with a Fender Reverb setting, with the gain slightly cranked and a vibrato effect on it....giving it that classic 50's surf vibe. There's also some overdubs with a Maestro style fuzz sound as well.

The Prophet X is doing some slow jazz drums and some period appropriate Beatnik Bongos.

I hope you enjoy!!!

© Everett Dudgeon 2021
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2021


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NspVr6PZEcU

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« Reply #707 on: August 25, 2021, 09:31:31 AM »
One of my all time favorite films is 1958's Misterios de Ultratumba (released in the United States as Black Pit Of Dr. M)  directed by the criminally underrated Fernado Mendez. In fact I would dare say it is a contender for "greatest horror film of all time." In my eyes, it is.

In the 1950s and 60s, Mexican horror was at it's pinnacle. Films such as The Vampire, The Witch's Mirror and The Man And The Monster took elements from the 1930s and 40s Universal gothic horrors and surpassed them. It is a shame that the video label "Casa Negra" is no longer around, they were giving these films the treatment they deserve. I highly recommend tracking down the long out of print DVDs if you can get them.

One of the best element of the film (and there are many) is the riveting score by Gustavo César Carrión.  Gustavo César Carrión was a Mexican music composer for film productions, having scored for dozens of films during a thirty year career. The thunderous timpani drums and sweeping mysterious strings truly evoke the mysteries of the afterlife and the horror that might await us.

This is entirely done with the Prophet X. Mostly using factory samples with a few user samples thrown in. I'm quite proud of this one and I hope you enjoy it.

© Everett Dudgeon 2021
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2021


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSgs10h0P-w

Re: Your Music
« Reply #708 on: August 28, 2021, 01:43:06 PM »
I used the Modor NF1 synth to make this.  I was able to get a pretty convincing hammered dulcimer sound.  Only thing not Modor is the fiddle-which is done on the ASM Hydrasynth.  Did all the controlling with a Linn Instrument 128.  This helped with the slide guitar.

I wasn't aiming for any particular bird species, but this sounds similar to a bird in the woodlands here in Ohio.  Possibly a chickadee, but I'm not sure. 

https://soundcloud.com/wavescape-1/frolic-under-the-canopy
Sequential Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop,   Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #709 on: September 03, 2021, 05:10:13 PM »
Hey gang! I've been on a huge giallo kick lately with the awesome sets from Vinegar Syndrome and I decided to try my hand at a Giallo inspired soundtrack.

The Prophet X is doing electric bass, overdriven organ and also the music box at the end of the piece.

Fender Stratocaster is doing a typical Alessandro Alessandroni fuzzed out electric stings.

The Tempest is providing some nice drum rhythms to drive the piece.

Enjoy!

© Everett Dudgeon 2021
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cei-TMFP0mY

Re: Your Music
« Reply #710 on: September 13, 2021, 02:20:16 PM »
This is my first track with my newly acquired ISLA Instruments S2400 Drum Sampler. It's absolutely incredible and I've already done a few tracks with it alongside my other gear. I'll be doing a review video in the next few weeks but for now I wanted to see what this puppy can do.

This is a cover of Brad Fiedel's wonderful tribal score for the voodoo masterpiece Serpent And The Rainbow. Brad used two Fairlight CMI 2s (as he did on Terminator 2) so I imported a bunch of CMI samples into both the S2400 and the Prophet X. What you are hearing is synced percussion from both the Prophet X and the S2400. The main lead is done by use of a CMI sample of a trumpet layered with the famous Arr1 sample). There is also some slowed down vocals from the factory PX's library as well.

Hope you enjoy! Expect to hear more in the coming weeks :)

℗ Everett Dudgeon 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHgLl9XxGR8

Re: Your Music
« Reply #711 on: September 17, 2021, 02:12:46 AM »
I've no idea if "Space Goat" is the name of an Italian horror film from 1976, but this is the theme song from the song of the same name! I'm in Berlin, selling off or shipping back home all my gear. Prophet 6 is the only thing left! It's on this track for the squishy solo, plus the second-chorus riff and the arpeggio bit on the bridge. The "guitar" on the verses is a Reface CP. There's a bit of Arturia CMI running throughout the song - the "space-y" fx thing. I never use the Arturua stuff, but my old computer in Berlin has it handy so I went with it. Lots of good stuff in there, but I'm not so much a softsynth type.
Synths aside, this track kinda revolves mostly around the bass track. Before I sold my Jazz, I stuck it on a half dozen tunes.

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/space-goat-bln-bnc-8/s-E3lMb67lD5x

Re: Your Music
« Reply #712 on: September 17, 2021, 09:56:04 AM »
I like that line "space goat speakin thru my throat"   Fun weird song.
Sequential Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop,   Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #713 on: September 17, 2021, 10:02:45 AM »
I like that line "space goat speakin thru my throat"   Fun weird song.

Thanks! I admit, it was a much more gruesome line originally, but my mother-in-law is signed up for my Patreon page
 - where I first posted the song - and I didn't want to freak her out! Fortunately, the lyric change probably helped the overall song, so win-win!