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Tower of Ocon

By Brackleforth on March 19, 2016 2:17 am

5/4, 4/4, and 3/4 time. Beat is divided into triplets. Scale is Purvi Thaat. Transposition numbers are 1 3 2 1 1 3 1.

As it turns out, putting the hi-hat on the first and third triplet makes it easy to switch time sigs.

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March 21, 2016 12:39 am

I'm continuing to enjoy your work with strange scales and time signatures.  It's interesting how "un-strange" they sound.  I really like the part that kicks in a little past the halfway point on this one.

March 21, 2016 7:37 am

This is really cool, I love how, despite the time signatures and such, it still sounds really - for lack of a better word - natural. Awesome job on this, fav'd!

March 21, 2016 12:12 pm

Really interesting work again - ditto in that I dig the changes past the half way point.

This reminds me of a game bonus level that involves quite a lot of tension and/or confusion smile

March 21, 2016 6:16 pm

March 21, 2016 8:42 pm

As mentioned above, your mastery is indicated by the fact that these complicated multi-rhythms and scales DON'T sound all that strange ::)

March 22, 2016 2:56 am

The hats are pretty cool and the snare!

March 22, 2016 4:02 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

I'm continuing to enjoy your work with strange scales and time signatures.  It's interesting how "un-strange" they sound.  I really like the part that kicks in a little past the halfway point on this one.

Thank you very much! smile That's the part where it switches to 3/4 time - did the melody by subtracting notes. Was fun!

Martiln wrote:

This is really cool, I love how, despite the time signatures and such, it still sounds really - for lack of a better word - natural. Awesome job on this, fav'd!

Thank you very much! This scale doesn't have a Western equivalent, but it does seem to have a jazzy feel to it imo. Thanks for listening smile

tim koch wrote:

Really interesting work again - ditto in that I dig the changes past the half way point.

This reminds me of a game bonus level that involves quite a lot of tension and/or confusion smile

Thanks Tim. I do enjoy tension, and an augmented 4th always helps!

Ipaghost wrote:

I agree!

Jim Wood wrote:

As mentioned above, your mastery is indicated by the fact that these complicated multi-rhythms and scales DON'T sound all that strange ::)

I encourage you to try the 5/4 beat out - it is remarkably versatile! I learned it from a youtube video "5/4 Drum Beats - Advanced Drum Lessons"

Naikymusic wrote:

The hats are pretty cool and the snare!

big_smile The drums have some effects. Tuned up 8 cents with the medium range boosted above the lows and highs, then layered over itself.

March 22, 2016 4:45 am

Nice drum
Scary good strings

March 22, 2016 4:24 pm

Tastey drums.  Never come across Purvi Thaat before!!   I like how the ride cymbal sits :-)

March 23, 2016 8:35 am

Nice sounds!
I wonder how you actually work with getting the SNES sounds... soundfonts? how how how?? smile

Feeling very Secret of Mana-esque

March 23, 2016 5:39 pm
zyuuziro wrote:

Nice drum
Scary good strings

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cTrix wrote:

Tastey drums.  Never come across Purvi Thaat before!!   I like how the ride cymbal sits :-)

Thanks! Purvi Thaat is cool because, in C, it has the C E G tonic dominant thing going for it, plus the C# and F#/G# are perfect intervals from each other so the scale sounds strong despite the string of semitones in the middle

Aday wrote:

Nice sounds!
I wonder how you actually work with getting the SNES sounds... soundfonts? how how how?? smile

Feeling very Secret of Mana-esque

Yup, it's soundfonts smile I use SynthFont as my primary DAW

March 24, 2016 5:36 am

5/4 is one of my favorite time signatures. this track was a lot of fun and i love it when you can find out ways to shift the hihats and do seamless transitions. downloaded!

March 24, 2016 6:19 pm

would love to hear this in the bg of an rpg or something, really cool composition smile

March 26, 2016 12:06 am

Interesting!

March 26, 2016 4:07 am

Very cleverly constructed.  Nothing worse than when people try to compose in odd signatures and it sounds forced.  I'd love to hear it with a different sound set, that would be very cool.  The fm sounding bell tones at the end are sweet.

March 26, 2016 4:17 pm
george bowles wrote:

5/4 is one of my favorite time signatures. this track was a lot of fun and i love it when you can find out ways to shift the hihats and do seamless transitions. downloaded!

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it George smile

ice smashing wrote:

would love to hear this in the bg of an rpg or something, really cool composition smile

I like to think of settings for my songs smile Happy that you can hear it!

crabsound wrote:

Interesting!

B)

rdomain wrote:

Very cleverly constructed.  Nothing worse than when people try to compose in odd signatures and it sounds forced.  I'd love to hear it with a different sound set, that would be very cool.  The fm sounding bell tones at the end are sweet.

We all have to start somewhere. Even if it sounds forced, you can get better! smile

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