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Chai Sunday

By Anon_Buster on September 26, 2020 3:30 pm

It has been a while since I had fun making a track. I wrote this in under an hour and enjoyed it, and I've never been able to write and arrange a track that quickly! With me starting a new job after three months out of work, I've been wrapping up loose tasks before I start this job on Monday. With a better grasp on priorities and how to balance them while working, I was able to make the decision to start playing Persona 5 and the 100+ hours of gameplay it involves. The tracks in the game inspired me to work on drums and finally take interest in the low-mid sounds of the epiano.

This week's work:
1) Writing drum lines - using more than kick on 1s and 3s and snare on 2s and 4s
2) Drum mixing
3) Harmony - melodies and chords

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September 28, 2020 1:28 am

This reminds me of "at home" tracks in RPGs when you're at your homebase between missions or quests. It's got that same kind of catchy vibe that isn't so loud or extravagant that it gets in the way of you chatting with your team or sorting your inventory, but it's got the right mix of elements for you to happily listen to it for long spells. Best of luck with the new job!

September 28, 2020 8:54 am

The piano is on fire and the e-piano did it. Great job.

September 28, 2020 3:49 pm

haha I definitely hear the Persona 5 inspired drums in this
Hope you kill it on the new job!

September 28, 2020 5:25 pm

I've found a lot of the best tracks are the ones that come the quickest and are the easiest and most fun to make.  The interaction between the piano, bass, and drums was great on here.  I wouldn't have minded if it continued on a little longer.  Good luck on the new job!

September 29, 2020 2:14 am

Drums sound awesome man, really well mixed and a very non-vanilla beat.  I seem to always forget that the hi hat opens, so good job incorporating that.  Digging the bass line too.  Its very much the kind of sort of busy, riffy thing that I'd play too on a tune like this.

September 29, 2020 6:30 am

Fantastic how the drums, bass and epianos work together. This is a very solid jazzy track with lot of smart melodies and chord changes. Love it.

September 30, 2020 6:24 am

The drums is really good. It has a lot of groove, good job. Great great open hihat accents, very tasty. This track really sounds good and it's interesting to see it took you only one hour. Good job there.

October 1, 2020 6:35 pm

Excellent mix of the bass, drums and epiano.  I agree with hent03 it has that "at home" feel.  I like the lofi outro as well.

October 11, 2020 10:32 pm
hent03 wrote:

This reminds me of "at home" tracks in RPGs when you're at your homebase between missions or quests. It's got that same kind of catchy vibe that isn't so loud or extravagant that it gets in the way of you chatting with your team or sorting your inventory, but it's got the right mix of elements for you to happily listen to it for long spells. Best of luck with the new job!


I understand. I can see this as something of a menu screen, home base chill out song while working through inventory revisions, little "game plan" scenes between characters. I hadn't thought of that.


Devieus wrote:

The piano is on fire and the e-piano did it. Great job.


Thanks! I never liked the dull sound of an epiano until I heard someone do something cool with it. (Jazz is neat, but not something I'm in tune with).


danju wrote:

haha I definitely hear the Persona 5 inspired drums in this
Hope you kill it on the new job!


The P5 drumming got me moving. Native Instruments' Studio Drummer had a similar room sound to it, which helped me think of drum ideas in line with the game music.


CosmicCairns wrote:

I've found a lot of the best tracks are the ones that come the quickest and are the easiest and most fun to make.  The interaction between the piano, bass, and drums was great on here.  I wouldn't have minded if it continued on a little longer.  Good luck on the new job!


Yeah. It seems like without forcing it, the music came out a lot more easily.


Chrisfoo wrote:

Drums sound awesome man, really well mixed and a very non-vanilla beat.  I seem to always forget that the hi hat opens, so good job incorporating that.  Digging the bass line too.  Its very much the kind of sort of busy, riffy thing that I'd play too on a tune like this.


Non-vanilla is what I like, unless it's cookies and cream. Then I'm cool with it. I wasn't sure if it would be too busy, but I liked it.

Q-Rosh wrote:

Fantastic how the drums, bass and epianos work together. This is a very solid jazzy track with lot of smart melodies and chord changes. Love it.


Thanks. I am new to mixing organic sounds, so I'm glad things seem to have turned out alright.

Kedbreak136 wrote:

The drums is really good. It has a lot of groove, good job. Great great open hihat accents, very tasty. This track really sounds good and it's interesting to see it took you only one hour. Good job there.


I listened to a few sample ideas for drum parts and hear this open hi hat sound that clapped shut when using another hi-hat sound. I tried programming something similar into the FPC beatpad in FL Studio, but it didn't have the same effect. It turned out a'ight here.


Tone Matrix wrote:

Excellent mix of the bass, drums and epiano.  I agree with hent03 it has that "at home" feel.  I like the lofi outro as well.


The radio crackle was what got me started with the track. I accidentally chose a cinematic piano VST. One of the presets had a toy radio filter as an output speaker, which grabbed my attention right away. I liked the idea, so I kept it and added the epiano later.

October 11, 2020 11:58 pm

Yea, e-pianos are definitely more for groovy stuff.

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