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Apple Sun

By Anon_Buster on July 25, 2020 5:32 pm

What a week. Here is a little diddly. I tried to make something like "Blue Vorpal," from a few weeks ago, where there is a fun melody, movement in the energy between ├▒arts, and something shorter for a soundtrack. To help the creative process, I stopped soft-locking myself by pausing to make sounds that might fit, and now have times where I make sounds for songs and for fun. This song is the result of a couple weeks of development while I made sounds for it.

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July 27, 2020 12:42 am

Damn dude, this is sweet.  The main melody is cool as fuck.  Great arrangement throughout too.

July 27, 2020 1:54 am

This track is awesome. I really like the composition; all the individual parts feel unique and also part of a bigger whole.

July 27, 2020 11:04 am

You've put some great flow into this.

July 27, 2020 2:04 pm

I took a bite of the Apple Sun and it was tasty as hell. Awesome energy, awesome track! smile

July 27, 2020 10:47 pm
Chrisfoo wrote:

Damn dude, this is sweet.  The main melody is cool as fuck.  Great arrangement throughout too.


Thanks. I feel the transitions were a little harder than I wanted, but sometimes when I'm listening to it, it sounds fine. The cymbal and "Thud" sound were actually garbage sounds that acted as place holders. But after adding in the background pads to fill space, everything blended, so I left it as is.


hent03 wrote:

This track is awesome. I really like the composition; all the individual parts feel unique and also part of a bigger whole.


Thanks. I'm trying to make songs that are more cohesive. The melody felt right for this one. I made changes to it, as not to have the same sound playing throughout. I want to do more manipulation of lead sounds to see how I can use a sound while changing certain parameters slightly between sections, for the sake of diversity and a feeling of movement in lead tone.

Devieus wrote:

You've put some great flow into this.


Flow jo ro jo. Rada rada.  Hope your week goes well. I remember something about being out or busy this or the last week.


Sodabelly wrote:

I took a bite of the Apple Sun and it was tasty as hell. Awesome energy, awesome track! smile


Be careful, if you take too big of a bite, it might burn. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad burn. Hmm. What did my doctor say about gonorrhea again?

July 28, 2020 12:24 am

omg the main melody is infectious and it cuts through the mix so well

July 28, 2020 3:17 pm
danju wrote:

omg the main melody is infectious and it cuts through the mix so well

Thanks. I think it cuts through too much, so I dropped it about 1.5 db, equalized the pads and supporting sounds, and firmed up the bass to give the track clarity and make the other sounds slightly more present.

July 28, 2020 5:22 pm

Yea, I was out last week. I'm back though.

July 28, 2020 6:18 pm

Loving that 808 smile Nice synth sounds too big_smile

July 30, 2020 3:59 pm

Love how that main synth line twirls around the snare in the beginning.  Excellent harmonies going on in the middle section.  It kind of took me back to the sound of The Postal Service's album 'Give Up'.  Nice work!

July 30, 2020 11:28 pm

Really awesome energy to this and a super catchy melody.

July 31, 2020 6:55 am

The hyper rubber lead melody is really cool. How did you compose it? Did you play it live on a keyboard or did you build it up progressively? I love how the track evolves. Fun and cool track!

July 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Mission Crossing wrote:

Loving that 808 smile Nice synth sounds too big_smile


Thank you!

Tone Matrix wrote:

Love how that main synth line twirls around the snare in the beginning.  Excellent harmonies going on in the middle section.  It kind of took me back to the sound of The Postal Service's album 'Give Up'.  Nice work!


Thank you. I need to check out The Postal Service.

CosmicCairns wrote:

Really awesome energy to this and a super catchy melody.


I'm glad it came out that way. I was not feeling any energy with music creation the past couple weeks until this track.

Kedbreak136 wrote:

The hyper rubber lead melody is really cool. How did you compose it? Did you play it live on a keyboard or did you build it up progressively? I love how the track evolves. Fun and cool track!


I used the Akai Fire midi controller for the lead melody. It gives me a button press, which helps when I wan an on/off sound, like a quick acting bassline that doesn't have much attack or release. The original take of the melody wasn't quite as note-accurate, but I had the main melody with in-between notes. The melody came about during recording, but I had a back-and-forth idea going into the recording. After finding the idea I liked, and realizing the intervals I wanted to use for the transition notes, as not to distract from the main melody, I made the section uniform in its timing and placement of notes.

August 2, 2020 9:57 pm

Big chunky sound! Really full and the drums are banging!! I like the upbeat vibe and that middle bridge rocks hard!

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