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ROMELU

By dj someguy on June 19, 2016 3:10 pm

Had very little time, so did a quick jam. Not sure yet how I feel about this one. Hope I'll like it when i wake up tomorrow morning ...

Made this with my mfb522 and some Volcas.  Analog doesn't need to be expensive! smile

Have a great week!!

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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June 20, 2016 12:31 am

I dig it! Great groove - sounds like some early Cristian Vogel or Mille Plateaux stuff.

June 20, 2016 7:44 am

Thanks man! That's a huge compliment! I've always LOVED Mille Plateaux ... I guess I should have gone easier on the bass on the kick, though. But my monitors are dead and I mixed on crappy headphones. My bad ... smile

June 20, 2016 11:21 am

Do you still like it this morning?

I do!!!

Have downloaded it for nightly skate sessions... would be nice for cruising through the dark empty city big_smile

June 20, 2016 11:33 am
theGuen wrote:

Do you still like it this morning?

I do!!!

Have downloaded it for nightly skate sessions... would be nice for cruising through the dark empty city big_smile

Aw, Thanks so much. I still like it, yes. I do hear some mistakes, and I'm not very happy with the mixing, I also think there's way too much bass on the kick, but in the limited time frame I had making it, I must say that I am still quite happy about this one, yes.

I used to be a skater too (skateboard, don't know how to rollerblade), always liked the whole culture around it. Would be nice to have a skatevideo to this track smile

June 20, 2016 11:39 am

Effective minimalism, sounds very good!

June 20, 2016 12:02 pm
Plantrain wrote:

Effective minimalism, sounds very good!


coolio! Thanks!! smile

June 20, 2016 2:49 pm

Drums and bass against the squishy lead seem perfectly balanced to me!

And yes, prices on a lot of recent hardware synths are remarkably low; I bought an MS-20 in 1978 for the 2016 inflation-adjusted price of… 2,700!!!

June 21, 2016 9:09 am

Definetely feeling that Christian Vogel influence. That low end is killer, man.

I think this would fit perfectly on a Legowelt set, no doubt

June 21, 2016 9:11 am

and +1 on the skate video. I'm a skater/long boarded myself, though very calm and smooth because now I'm not so thin anymore and 40's are really near smile

June 21, 2016 10:29 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Drums and bass against the squishy lead seem perfectly balanced to me!

And yes, prices on a lot of recent hardware synths are remarkably low; I bought an MS-20 in 1978 for the 2016 inflation-adjusted price of… 2,700!!!

wow, that's quite a lot of money!!!!
Better not think too much about it! smile

June 21, 2016 10:30 am
laguna wrote:

Definetely feeling that Christian Vogel influence. That low end is killer, man.

I think this would fit perfectly on a Legowelt set, no doubt

christian vogel, legowelt, ... not too shabby as far as compliments go!! Thanks so much! And I hear you on the skating ... I'm also getting a bit older and wouldn't dare doing anything crazy on a board anymore these days!

June 21, 2016 3:37 pm

Lovely and minimal this, nicely propulsive.

June 21, 2016 3:55 pm

This is cool. Really nice.

It's slightly worrying that we all seem to be ex-skaters though!!! I've still got my last deck, so showing my age it was a P+P Lance Mountain deck, Venture trucks, OJII Street wheels, Flypaper grip tape, Grind King kingpins and Thunderbolt fixings smile - old skool!!!!

June 21, 2016 6:04 pm
mysterioso wrote:

Lovely and minimal this, nicely propulsive.


Thanks man. Really appreciated


GrainBastard wrote:

This is cool. Really nice.

It's slightly worrying that we all seem to be ex-skaters though!!! I've still got my last deck, so showing my age it was a P+P Lance Mountain deck, Venture trucks, OJII Street wheels, Flypaper grip tape, Grind King kingpins and Thunderbolt fixings smile - old skool!!!!

Haha, yeah i noticed that too. I guess we all grew up a while ago. My last deck is still around, a Geoff Rowley one (yup, thát long ago), no idea about THE rest tbh, way too long ago. Sometimes i think about giving it another go but then i get visions of me in a hospital in one big cast, that i always reconsider. Something for my midlifecrisis i guess ...

Were you a punkrock Skater or already into other stuff?

June 21, 2016 8:04 pm
dj someguy wrote:
mysterioso wrote:

Lovely and minimal this, nicely propulsive.


Thanks man. Really appreciated


GrainBastard wrote:

This is cool. Really nice.

It's slightly worrying that we all seem to be ex-skaters though!!! I've still got my last deck, so showing my age it was a P+P Lance Mountain deck, Venture trucks, OJII Street wheels, Flypaper grip tape, Grind King kingpins and Thunderbolt fixings smile - old skool!!!!

Haha, yeah i noticed that too. I guess we all grew up a while ago. My last deck is still around, a Geoff Rowley one (yup, thát long ago), no idea about THE rest tbh, way too long ago. Sometimes i think about giving it another go but then i get visions of me in a hospital in one big cast, that i always reconsider. Something for my midlifecrisis i guess ...

Were you a punkrock Skater or already into other stuff?

Lol, i had a couple of goes on a 'modern' deck - my mates brother in law is a shit hot skater and the first time i met him he had his deck with him and asked for a go - lol, he thought it was hilarious when i popped a kickflip smile - still good mates now.

I started of dj'ing (scratching mostly) when i was about 12 and when the acid house scene hit the uk, I got into that. First tried producing with trackers on my Amiga A500 smile

Still doing the same now but with Cubase and better decks!!!

June 21, 2016 10:04 pm
GrainBastard wrote:

I started of dj'ing (scratching mostly) when i was about 12 and when the acid house scene hit the uk, I got into that. First tried producing with trackers on my Amiga A500 smile

Still doing the same now but with Cubase and better decks!!!

Sorry to pop in smile I also started on an Amiga 500 back in... '96 i guess. Skate came very late for me, when I was about to become 30!!! It was a lifetime dream and I thought it wouldn't be possible to learn, but here I am. Don't expect any decent ollies or kick flips, though smile

My Lakai board is under my bed and I'm still tracking with my refurbished Amiga 600, discovering AHX

Peace!!!

June 22, 2016 4:28 pm
dj someguy wrote:
theGuen wrote:

Do you still like it this morning?

I do!!!

Have downloaded it for nightly skate sessions... would be nice for cruising through the dark empty city big_smile

Aw, Thanks so much. I still like it, yes. I do hear some mistakes, and I'm not very happy with the mixing, I also think there's way too much bass on the kick, but in the limited time frame I had making it, I must say that I am still quite happy about this one, yes.

I used to be a skater too (skateboard, don't know how to rollerblade), always liked the whole culture around it. Would be nice to have a skatevideo to this track smile

At least on my Headset the bass sounds very good. But they are not the best...
It's one of my big Problems, on headphones the bass is sometimes not present or it is a bit to heavy on a decent hifi setup...

cheers,
Gunnar

June 22, 2016 4:30 pm

Quite a lot skaters here,
maybe someone has camera for a litte vid big_smile

June 23, 2016 8:37 am
theGuen wrote:
dj someguy wrote:
theGuen wrote:

Do you still like it this morning?

I do!!!

Have downloaded it for nightly skate sessions... would be nice for cruising through the dark empty city big_smile

Aw, Thanks so much. I still like it, yes. I do hear some mistakes, and I'm not very happy with the mixing, I also think there's way too much bass on the kick, but in the limited time frame I had making it, I must say that I am still quite happy about this one, yes.

I used to be a skater too (skateboard, don't know how to rollerblade), always liked the whole culture around it. Would be nice to have a skatevideo to this track smile

At least on my Headset the bass sounds very good. But they are not the best...
It's one of my big Problems, on headphones the bass is sometimes not present or it is a bit to heavy on a decent hifi setup...

cheers,
Gunnar

Yeah, it is quite difficult mixing with headphones. I mix with my Technics headphones that i use for dj'ing and they re pretty decent, but for producent i find it easier on good monitors. Oh well ... It s a first works problem, obviously, and to be honest, my Turning up THE kicks in this one was a very last minute decision, right before saying and uploading, and one i regret a bit now. Though i kinda got used to it now.
Thanks for listening in any case!
And skate videos would be cool, for sure. Though i am 100% sure noone wil want to see me failing a kickflip wink)

June 23, 2016 5:13 pm

Although the bass of the kick at first, I think once the hats and other synths and percussion kick in, it's a great mix smile  I enjoyed the development of it too as it pushes on.  Never learned to skate, but this def has a good cruising feel to it.  smile

June 23, 2016 5:15 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

Drums and bass against the squishy lead seem perfectly balanced to me!

And yes, prices on a lot of recent hardware synths are remarkably low; I bought an MS-20 in 1978 for the 2016 inflation-adjusted price of… 2,700!!!

Not to add salt to the wound, but did you see on synthtopia.com recently some dude found a MS-20 in the dumpster!? Pretty crazy, that would be christmas in a dumpster for me lol smile

June 23, 2016 5:55 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:
Jim Wood wrote:

Drums and bass against the squishy lead seem perfectly balanced to me!

And yes, prices on a lot of recent hardware synths are remarkably low; I bought an MS-20 in 1978 for the 2016 inflation-adjusted price of… 2,700!!!

Not to add salt to the wound, but did you see on synthtopia.com recently some dude found a MS-20 in the dumpster!? Pretty crazy, that would be christmas in a dumpster for me lol smile

Saw that article. Sold my MS-20 through Craigslist in 2015 for $850 and was feeling kinda smug, until I realized that in 1978 that would have been roughly $230. ::)

June 24, 2016 1:06 pm

Nice hypnotic dance tune!
I like the soft arpeggios in background

June 26, 2016 6:40 am

Cool late 90s analog vibe to it.  Korg's got some nice value bits of kit for sure.

June 26, 2016 10:46 am
Tone Matrix wrote:

Although the bass of the kick at first, I think once the hats and other synths and percussion kick in, it's a great mix smile  I enjoyed the development of it too as it pushes on.  Never learned to skate, but this def has a good cruising feel to it.  smile


Thanks! smile

June 26, 2016 10:46 am
m2K7 wrote:

Nice hypnotic dance tune!
I like the soft arpeggios in background

rdomain wrote:

Cool late 90s analog vibe to it.  Korg's got some nice value bits of kit for sure.

Thank you for the nice comments!
And yes: Korg rules! smile

June 27, 2016 6:15 pm

This is great. It seems like you always run out of time yet you manage to pull something splendid out of the limitations! Perhaps time gives you none of it so you can come up with crazy analogous ritual sounds for your listeners. There's this 8th note cymbal/white noise sound that comes in on the one every other measure that brings the flow of the song together for me, especially how it pans (or at least that's what it sounds like to me).

June 28, 2016 3:42 am

Great track, love the evolving synth, got me inspired to use my volcas some more, funny about all the skater comments, I just bought my first skateboard a few weeks ago to learn with my daughter, I love it, I try to get her to go every day, and I'm 37!

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