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Re: Your Music
« Reply #160 on: January 26, 2017, 12:40:27 PM »
It's tempting to go the way of multi-tracking, and I certainly will experiment with it.  But no doubt, something will be lost.  I like the clarity, directness, and simplicity of compositions that are performed all at once.  If there's one thing I don't like about synthesizer music, it's the seemingly endless layering that is common.  Layering in moderation?  Fine.  But still, I'm interested in a fresh and original approach to this, to rethinking synthesizer music, and clarity of sound is front and center.  I want every measure of music to be easy enough to follow with a moderately musical ear, and every note and sound that doesn't substantially contribute to the piece to be removed.  Multi-tracking brings with it the temptation to do just the opposite.  Just as much, is it even necessary?  What need do I have of multi-tracking.  I don't consider making things easier to be a need.

Regarding engineers, I was actually going to teach my wife how and when to make various changes for me while recording.  I'm sure she'd be happy to do it, but then I'd have to take her out for dinner afterwards.  ;D
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #161 on: February 19, 2017, 09:03:49 AM »
Here's a new piece that features the DSM03 quite prominently. Actually, pretty much everything I do now features the DSM03 in some capacity, but here it's front-and-center as a rhythmic instrument, in conjunction with a low pass gate.

This was recorded directly into my Tascam DR-05, which is another thing I've become quite fond of.

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #162 on: February 19, 2017, 09:57:37 AM »
Hi all - I posted this in "Prophet 6" as well. A simple A/B comparison, re-recording an old song of mine, first with only Juno 6 and then with only the P6. Tech details are up on the SC page linked here. Cheers!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/sets/you-can-move-a-mountain-juno-6-vs-prophet-6

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« Reply #163 on: February 19, 2017, 12:25:50 PM »
Hi all - I posted this in "Prophet 6" as well. A simple A/B comparison, re-recording an old song of mine, first with only Juno 6 and then with only the P6. Tech details are up on the SC page linked here. Cheers!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/sets/you-can-move-a-mountain-juno-6-vs-prophet-6

I love the song, and I'm glad you gave me an excuse to hear it twice. I can't say which version I like better. The Prophet 6 clearly does a great job with the bouncy synth baseline, though.
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #164 on: February 19, 2017, 04:51:58 PM »
Hi all - I posted this in "Prophet 6" as well. A simple A/B comparison, re-recording an old song of mine, first with only Juno 6 and then with only the P6. Tech details are up on the SC page linked here. Cheers!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/sets/you-can-move-a-mountain-juno-6-vs-prophet-6

I love the song, and I'm glad you gave me an excuse to hear it twice. I can't say which version I like better. The Prophet 6 clearly does a great job with the bouncy synth baseline, though.

Thanks, Chysn! I did hold things back, keeping tones simple in a square-or-saw kinda way, but the P6 does love being a bass machine.

I'm pushing my luck, perhaps, but here's the original version - bass and drums from the guys in Cake, backwards guitars (Kimberley Rew!) and loads of Wurli. Very organic, not a synth in sight!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/you-can-move-a-mountain

Hope you enjoy it as well!

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« Reply #165 on: February 23, 2017, 09:55:01 AM »
Hey gang - an updated version of my "Prophet 6 vs Juno 6" track, You Can Move a Mountain. This new version def. favors the P6. I've re-done a few parts, augmented bits etc. New bass-line from the P6, plus some Evolver and 808 thrown in. Long story short, I'm not presenting this as a "vs" battle by now, but instead am shaping up the track into a more proper form. That said, it's still a work-in-progress. Still, I figured maybe a few here might be curious to hear the development. It feels more like a proper song than a synth demo by now... Hope you enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/mountain-p6-vs-j6-all-in-rough-mix

Re: Your Music
« Reply #166 on: March 14, 2017, 05:23:51 AM »
A new piece from me, an Evolver-driven instrumental. I posted this also on the Evolver page, so I won't say much here. Hope you folks enjoy it a bit!
https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/plonkee-trawl-mix-3-no-vx/s-Mr4Jw

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #167 on: March 21, 2017, 12:28:21 PM »
Did a quick demo over the weekend. https://youtu.be/ICPLMQYpM9s

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« Reply #168 on: March 21, 2017, 06:50:57 PM »
Cool, that gets intense. I like the Pendereckiesque lead bwaaps. Is that the Prophet 6?
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #169 on: March 22, 2017, 03:42:25 AM »
Cool, that gets intense. I like the Pendereckiesque lead bwaaps. Is that the Prophet 6?

Yup. It's actually a factory patch that I really enjoyed. I need to mix it properly still but it's actually a layer with a low male choir patch on the Kurzweil as well underneath.

The bouncing arpeggiated notes, the "Tom Sawyer" filter sweep and the pipe organ sound are also the Prophet 6 as well. The Moog is just the repeated bass line.

Re: Your Music
« Reply #170 on: April 23, 2017, 08:25:05 AM »
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #171 on: April 24, 2017, 10:50:58 AM »
An all-Evolver piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOGd3v-rC_M

Makin'  the Evolver proud of it's bass!  At ~9:00 very deep
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #172 on: April 24, 2017, 11:10:08 AM »
The bass enters at 6:32.  That would be the Evolver Desktop controlled by the Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard.
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #173 on: April 28, 2017, 07:02:13 PM »
This is a musical cue for an animated series, for a parodic scene in which a dinosaur tramples a plastic city. I listened to a bunch of musical cues from Godzilla et al destroying cities, and the one I liked the most sounded like a half-speed clip of a microphone placed inside a hanging piano which was repetitively dropped onto the ground while its strings are scraped with guitar picks.

The only audio here is the complex oscillator through the DSM03, which is the handling the ringy abused piano duties. A couple function generators are patched into each other's rise CV, so they're sort of fighting over who gets to control the VCA.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/creaturey-destroys-the-city
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« Reply #174 on: April 28, 2017, 09:56:07 PM »
This is a musical cue for an animated series, for a parodic scene in which a dinosaur tramples a plastic city. I listened to a bunch of musical cues from Godzilla et al destroying cities, and the one I liked the most sounded like a half-speed clip of a microphone placed inside a hanging piano which was repetitively dropped onto the ground while its strings are scraped with guitar picks.

The only audio here is the complex oscillator through the DSM03, which is the handling the ringy abused piano duties. A couple function generators are patched into each other's rise CV, so they're sort of fighting over who gets to control the VCA.

https://soundcloud.com/beige-maze/creaturey-destroys-the-city

I know the exact cue. Akira Ifukube-Godzilla Comes Ashore (1954) Am I right? https://youtu.be/FFHJh8hxaJA

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« Reply #175 on: April 29, 2017, 03:31:39 AM »
I know the exact cue. Akira Ifukube-Godzilla Comes Ashore (1954) Am I right? https://youtu.be/FFHJh8hxaJA

YES! Isn't that amazing?
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #176 on: May 01, 2017, 03:59:07 PM »
I know the exact cue. Akira Ifukube-Godzilla Comes Ashore (1954) Am I right? https://youtu.be/FFHJh8hxaJA

YES! Isn't that amazing?

I love how they used it in the new Shin Godzilla film too. I think the effect was achieve by smacking the piano strings with something and modifying the speed later. A similar effect was used for his roar. It's a wet leather glove being scrapped against a detuned upright bass and played back at half speed.
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Re: Your Music
« Reply #177 on: May 06, 2017, 07:52:33 AM »
Back at it with the Birds :)   Kind of odd actually that I didn't get DSI in here somewhere, but I figured I'd post anyway

Nord Lead 4 -  main bright pad melodies, bright keys, pipe organ,  horns, wind chimes
Behringer DM12- mellow pads w. flutes, violin, cello, harp, wind, first two bird tracks (multi birds)
Analog Solutions Red Square assisted by Vermona Lancet - all remaining birds towards end (solo birds), talking, little sequence at 4:07.
Roland Gaia- crickets
Drum- acoustic large tom

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Re: Your Music
« Reply #178 on: May 29, 2017, 08:13:01 AM »
This isn't new, nor is it finished, and there's not a single synth on the track at this point... BUT it's got a couple Mellotron M400 tracks squished up in the mix at the moment. We'll be adding more guitars, real drums and who knows what else, but the rough mix here has a nice feel. Adrian Shaw from Hawkwind on bass. Hope you enjoy!
https://soundcloud.com/anton-barbeau/summer-of-gold-mellotron-and-ade-bass

Re: Your Music
« Reply #179 on: June 23, 2017, 01:04:00 PM »
Just wondering if we spread the music out too much on this forum?   On the old forum all the music postings were in one spot and somehow seemed easier to navigate.  I thought it seemed easier to check the whole posted population if you wanted to see a particular posting.  What I'm saying is that with everything being a reply versus a new thread in a category it makes digging thru posts to find something harder.   This is not a problem for most of us "daily users", but for somebody new,  who  lets say just wanted to browser thru some OB6 music, needs to sort thru a lot of reading.
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