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The Brief and Glorious Adventures of Sam Rockmuscles

By scottux on January 17, 2016 11:52 pm

Please TURN UP your volume, I ended up mastering it quite quietly, so just crank your volume to make up for that. I will probably re-master it and upload that version to SoundCloud soon enough.
Equipment: Elektron A4. Composed in the A4, with parameter modification and mixing performed live. All sounds and effects are recorded straight out without compression or effects.
Before composing: I wanted to get my mind around the A4's workflow. A lot of ideas came out of this effort.
After completing: This song goes all over the place! And some of the things I'd normally tweak in mastering were left to the old fashioned ways (twisting knobs while recording into a DI). I might mess with Overbridge for my next A4 song. This writeup is sadly more stilted than I'd like since I just got the recording done with barely 10 minutes to spare.

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January 18, 2016 10:52 am

Super cool, I love how it sorta feels like a mix between synthwave and some sort of hip hop.

January 18, 2016 12:30 pm

I think you managed to achieve a really energetic vibe here. I'm not an analog zealot in any way but this, Sir, sounds quite huge.

IMHO you're doing quite well without Overbridge, which is something of a glorified VST controller in some ways.

Nothing wrong with the mastering to my ears. You SHOULD trademark your own line of fat-burning diet pills and workout accesories under the Sam Rockmuscles brand smile

January 18, 2016 10:15 pm
laguna wrote:

Nothing wrong with the mastering to my ears. You SHOULD trademark your own line of fat-burning diet pills and workout accesories under the Sam Rockmuscles brand smile


I still think it's too quiet, but the overall mix does seem gooder than I remember when writing this up. Just have to crank the volume, which a decent compression might fix. Considering there's only two instruments (plus kick and snare), I think it's doing ok!


NekoTheory wrote:

Super cool, I love how it sorta feels like a mix between synthwave and some sort of hip hop.

NekoTheory wrote:

Super cool, I love how it sorta feels like a mix between synthwave and some sort of hip hop.


January 18, 2016 10:17 pm
NekoTheory wrote:

Super cool, I love how it sorta feels like a mix between synthwave and some sort of hip hop.


Sorry about that last post, accidental submit. Yeah, the genre is all over the place! I think that might sorta just happen whenever you write each pattern in its own space.

January 19, 2016 1:34 am

One of my favorites this week ;_00

January 19, 2016 4:24 am
Jim Wood wrote:

One of my favorites this week ;_00


big_smile heart!!!

January 19, 2016 9:56 am

love the build and mystery of sound man.  unpredictable . makes it very interesting .

January 21, 2016 6:08 pm

Good sound and nice, unpredictable melodies in the higher voices.

February 1, 2016 8:24 am

love that obstinato, a bit too much "cloudy" for me but I really dig the vibe

February 1, 2016 6:34 pm
wagsys wrote:

love the build and mystery of sound man.  unpredictable . makes it very interesting .

onezero wrote:

Good sound and nice, unpredictable melodies in the higher voices.

XC3N wrote:

love that obstinato, a bit too much "cloudy" for me but I really dig the vibe

Thanks! Some great feedback in here.

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