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Lights Turn On

By Anon_Buster on May 8, 2020 10:36 pm

Since I've been working 6 days a week and have little to do work-wise, I made a track learning how to use a the Arturia Jup8 V. There was a lot of time automating volume to place instruments up front or move them back, as I had issues with that last week. I like how this turned out, but only learned how much more I don't know, like why my bass loses low end and filters to only high end with low volume randomly.

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May 11, 2020 12:59 am

I really enjoyed this. Love the way it builds at the start to the main melody, which has a really nice sense of momentum to it. Lots of interesting variation, too. Awesome work. smile

May 11, 2020 5:56 pm

I'm really digging that lead. Not sure about the mystery of the bass without knowing what you're doing, but I hope you fix it.

May 11, 2020 9:21 pm

This hauls! Cool tune. Great intro!

May 11, 2020 9:40 pm
hent03 wrote:

I really enjoyed this. Love the way it builds at the start to the main melody, which has a really nice sense of momentum to it. Lots of interesting variation, too. Awesome work. smile


Thanks. This track was going to hit the garbage can, but I forced myself to finish it, and rework it multiple times.

Devieus wrote:

I'm really digging that lead. Not sure about the mystery of the bass without knowing what you're doing, but I hope you fix it.


I spent more time on crafting the melody and and making lead tones that felt intense without being piercing.

The phenomenon with the bass: I played around and noticed even with 1 oscillator, the frequencies are moving around. Playing a sine wave, I see the frequencies roll from 12k back to 6k. They slowly drop 3-5db before the frequencies build up at 12k and roll back again. I notice the bass seemed to do the same but, at one point, something more extreme, where it seemed to lose all low frequencies for 2 seconds before the frequencies re-surged in the low end. I only noticed the low end drop out completely once during the song.

May 11, 2020 9:54 pm

And that just sorta happens?

May 12, 2020 4:17 am
Devieus wrote:

And that just sorta happens?


It looks like I didn't have the Fine Tuning set the same, so something was oscillating(?) the frequencies by that 0.01 tuning difference. Interesting.

May 12, 2020 4:23 am
codydjango wrote:

This hauls! Cool tune. Great intro!


Thanks! I've been learning a lot thanks to having less than 50 employees to manage and absolutely nothing to do at work, except tell people to stand 3 feet from my desk and to not pull down their masks when they talk.

May 14, 2020 12:36 pm

Big beefy synth sounds! Loving those punctuated percussion bass hits. Bass is tricky and your bass is tight.  Worse if too much low end wrecks the mix.  Anyway, I struggle with similar bass mysteries. But this track sounds great.  Big full sound and strong melodic leads. Faved smile

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