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Walkie-Talkie Hands

By CosmicCairns on May 10, 2016 9:18 pm

I found an old Casio keyboard in my girlfriend's parents' garage and I thought I'd try to rescue it.  It looks like it was pretty cool in its day, but I couldn't get it to change any of its sound settings.  Nonetheless the one sound it was stuck on was kind of cool and I figured I could manipulate it in other ways.  So I built this track around a couple melodic lines I plinked out on it.  I also added samples of walkie-talkie static and chatter.  At the end I did a little vocal harmonizing with myself. 

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May 16, 2016 1:21 am

Failed technology can be wonderful. Nice save, and some great transformation.

May 16, 2016 2:28 am

Really cool. It has a slightly creepy aesthetic when those clean melodic lines come in over the static, and those vocal harmonies at the end are great, really change up the mood IMO.

May 16, 2016 7:45 pm

Beautiful song mate!

Love the sidechain and panning effects. big_smile

May 16, 2016 9:41 pm

May 17, 2016 1:55 am

Lovely piece, E! Awesome progression and sweet sweet bonus ending smile

May 17, 2016 8:39 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

Failed technology can be wonderful. Nice save, and some great transformation.

  It's always nice to salvage something, even if it's not working up to its full capabilities.  There can still be something of value for sure.



Martiln wrote:

Really cool. It has a slightly creepy aesthetic when those clean melodic lines come in over the static, and those vocal harmonies at the end are great, really change up the mood IMO.

Thanks!  I wasn't sure at the start what I was going to end up with, but I knew I wanted to create some contrast between the clean keyboard sound with some sort of noise.  I also knew I wanted to get those vocals in somewhere and they seemed to fit best at the end.



Naikymusic wrote:

Beautiful song mate!

Love the sidechain and panning effects. big_smile

  Thank you.  I was trying a bunch of different little tricks to play around with the pre-set keyboard sound.  Glad they worked!




cfurrow wrote:

Lovely piece, E! Awesome progression and sweet sweet bonus ending smile

  Thanks, man.  I had no idea what the end result was going to be, but I just kept messing around and it came out surprisingly decent.  smile

Ipaghost wrote:

  Of course.  Simpsons did it!  Simpsons did it! 

May 18, 2016 3:15 pm

The pianosound is pretty nice, even it is garage garbage. Your singing is beautiful. Great job.

May 18, 2016 6:45 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

The pianosound is pretty nice, even it is garage garbage. Your singing is beautiful. Great job.


Thanks.  Yeah, I was hoping the keyboard would be a little more functional, but it is what it is.  Maybe I can figure out a way to fix it.

May 20, 2016 4:11 pm

Nice job - really interesting engaging sound and atmosphere//mood created here. It's great when inspiration comes from unlikely sources like a garage find.

May 21, 2016 3:13 am
miraclemiles wrote:

Nice job - really interesting engaging sound and atmosphere//mood created here. It's great when inspiration comes from unlikely sources like a garage find.

  Thank you kindly.  Yeah, it is great and a little strange to think this track wouldn't exist if I hadn't found that thing.

May 21, 2016 8:49 pm

Great textures and vocals

May 21, 2016 9:54 pm
m2K7 wrote:

Great textures and vocals

  Hey, thanks for listening and commenting.  I appreciate that.

May 22, 2016 9:00 am

Very cool way to get some good music from failing technology!

May 22, 2016 6:42 pm
Plantrain wrote:

Very cool way to get some good music from failing technology!

  Thanks!  I should do a whole series where I revive broken down musical instruments smile

May 30, 2016 4:29 am

Wow, this is very creative and surprising.  Very nice change of pace.  Funny to think that you would have never made it this way had the machine not been stuck.

May 30, 2016 10:48 pm
orangedrink wrote:

Wow, this is very creative and surprising.  Very nice change of pace.  Funny to think that you would have never made it this way had the machine not been stuck.

  That is kind of crazy to think about.  This most certainly would not exist like this if the machine had worked properly.

May 31, 2016 5:25 am
CosmicCairns wrote:
orangedrink wrote:

Wow, this is very creative and surprising.  Very nice change of pace.  Funny to think that you would have never made it this way had the machine not been stuck.

  That is kind of crazy to think about.  This most certainly would not exist like this if the machine had worked properly.

Destiny?

June 28, 2016 2:25 am
orangedrink wrote:
CosmicCairns wrote:
orangedrink wrote:

Wow, this is very creative and surprising.  Very nice change of pace.  Funny to think that you would have never made it this way had the machine not been stuck.

  That is kind of crazy to think about.  This most certainly would not exist like this if the machine had worked properly.

Destiny?

  Goodness, I somehow only just now saw this comment.  I guess I wasn't "destined" to read it right away.  But yes, the song was most certainly an act of destiny.

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