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soft_shroud

By codydjango on June 21, 2020 10:22 pm

ran out of time, really messed up the drums in the last section. the rest of it is supposed to sound bad wink

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June 22, 2020 12:31 am

What did you use to record and put all of this together? I love the way it starts off feeling quite random and then comes together into a cohesive track. Especially love the high pitched blips that come in around 01:10 (Sorry I wish I knew how to describe them better).

June 22, 2020 4:06 am
hent03 wrote:

What did you use to record and put all of this together? I love the way it starts off feeling quite random and then comes together into a cohesive track. Especially love the high pitched blips that come in around 01:10 (Sorry I wish I knew how to describe them better).

I use a nerdseq hardware sequencer, which is a tracker-style euroraack sequencer. Typically I start with composing on that until inspiration strikes. then I dial in my patches, and work on transitions and fills. recently I started recording tracks to ableton live for mixing and eq'ing.

the bleepy bloop sound is a result of the nerdseq sequencer tables, which is kinda like a sequencer within a sequencer. from what I understand they were a common feature in older videogame audio systems. It's like rapidly changing the pitch  relative to the note according to a repeating sequence.

June 22, 2020 4:59 am
codydjango wrote:
hent03 wrote:

What did you use to record and put all of this together? I love the way it starts off feeling quite random and then comes together into a cohesive track. Especially love the high pitched blips that come in around 01:10 (Sorry I wish I knew how to describe them better).

I use a nerdseq hardware sequencer, which is a tracker-style euroraack sequencer. Typically I start with composing on that until inspiration strikes. then I dial in my patches, and work on transitions and fills. recently I started recording tracks to ableton live for mixing and eq'ing.

the bleepy bloop sound is a result of the nerdseq sequencer tables, which is kinda like a sequencer within a sequencer. from what I understand they were a common feature in older videogame audio systems. It's like rapidly changing the pitch  relative to the note according to a repeating sequence.


Just looked up the nerdseq and it looks wild. Going to dive into learning a little more about that this week. Thanks!

June 22, 2020 6:52 pm

This is amazing. I don't know what is happening in my head, but I love the way the note pitches are fluttering because of the uh, you said relative pitch shift sequencing? (o_O) ==> (x_x)

June 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Anon_Buster wrote:

This is amazing. I don't know what is happening in my head, but I love the way the note pitches are fluttering because of the uh, you said relative pitch shift sequencing? (o_O) ==> (x_x)

hah, thanks!  I was feeling pretty down about this one because I underestimated my time and butchered the drums in the last sequence, really nice to hear that other people are having a different experience with it.

the fluttering might be the "pitch table" arpeggio-type effect I mentioned above, but it might also be the delay effect with the modulated panning on the lead... heh there was a lot going on in this short 1:33

June 24, 2020 5:04 pm

really cool/interesting sounds and instruments going on here.  great melodies too.  nice work especially considering you ran short on time.

June 25, 2020 12:07 pm

Ah yes, good cover.

In truth, I love the sounds. It sounds like it's trying to tap into some part of my brain without my knowledge or something.

June 26, 2020 1:43 am

These sounds are wild man. The track gives me this sense of a happy retro place... Maybe like watching Bill Nye on a Saturday morning with a fresh bowl of Lucky Charms. Haha. I really enjoyed this!

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