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Liftoff

By scottux on February 21, 2016 3:17 am

Picking up a project from 6 months ago. Concept album about a satellite mission.

Equipment


Korg Gadget on iPhone

Before composition


I had originally wanted to make this a song with an ever increasing tempo, but that wasn't possible on Korg Gadget, so I abandoned that thought.

After completion

I am working on adding a lead line during blastoff, and still working on getting the mix right, but here's the song. Not a lot gonna change at this point.

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

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February 22, 2016 6:23 pm

like the naïve feel at the beginning but the sustained chords that come halfway make it more cheesy than i wanted hmm enjoyed it nevertheless

February 22, 2016 10:48 pm
yan_g wrote:

like the naïve feel at the beginning but the sustained chords that come halfway make it more cheesy than i wanted hmm enjoyed it nevertheless


Not sure I know what you mean by naïve. And I would say I was going for optimistic over cheesy, but I suppose those are pretty close together.

February 24, 2016 5:05 am

whoa, wtf - why is this so awesome?  You totally surprised me with the halftime breakdown.  I am LOVING the static sound.  I can hear the engine lifting off!!  Really makes me feel like I'm looking at the world from a hot air balloon and hearing the fire burning bright in my ear.  Beautiful work, my friend! smile

February 25, 2016 12:54 am
orangedrink wrote:

whoa, wtf - why is this so awesome?  You totally surprised me with the halftime breakdown.  I am LOVING the static sound.  I can hear the engine lifting off!!  Really makes me feel like I'm looking at the world from a hot air balloon and hearing the fire burning bright in my ear.  Beautiful work, my friend! smile


Thank you so much! That's exactly what I was hoping for, just a big build and a powerful happy sound.

February 25, 2016 9:56 am
orangedrink wrote:

Really makes me feel like I'm looking at the world from a hot air balloon and hearing the fire burning bright in my ear.  Beautiful work, my friend! smile


Also meant to mention I love your take on the theme! I had originally intended for it to be a shuttle liftoff and gentle resting into orbit, but it works great in a Hot Air balloon, high above the ground, blasting the fires for even greater heights big_smile

February 25, 2016 5:33 pm

Surprising change through the middle. Maybe soundwise the mix it's a little cluttered at the rise, but nonetheless the optimistic feeling is intact. Pretty nice harmonies and I loved the "remaining uburned" notes at the end.

Really "cute and optimistic" work, for a lack of a better description

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