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Ascend into madness

By Devieus on January 20, 2018 12:20 am

Sometimes madness isn't something you suffer, it's something you achieve.

This week I returned to LMMS with a connection to my Yamaha PSR-550 keyboard. LMMS is interesting in that it can automate the dumbest things, like signature, or the type of arpeggio or stack (or both) that plays when holding a key (in case you wanted to play every single chord known to man in the span of a single bar). In this case it's the pitch of a track that you'll hear at the end of the song; as well as a few other things like tempo, this knob in the reverb FX of the arp, and an automation LFO (because automating an automation is totally okay).

For comparison, the only other DAW I have is Magix Music Maker and it only automates the most rudimentary stuff. I will be using that sometime in the future because I should.

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January 22, 2018 12:29 am

If this is madness you've managed to somehow make it sound delightfully cheerful.  Sign me up!

January 22, 2018 12:49 am

Great melodies and fx! Really communicates the emotion of the trazk heart

January 22, 2018 12:52 am

nice sound

January 22, 2018 7:09 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

If this is madness you've managed to somehow make it sound delightfully cheerful.  Sign me up!


I can pencil you in 5 pm standard Jupiter time.

Mortistar wrote:

Great melodies and fx! Really communicates the emotion of the trazk <3


Thanks. I like the idea of a reverb that gets stronger over time, it goes well with the linear tempo increase.

kaedo sevaada wrote:

nice sound


Thanks, I make them myself.

January 22, 2018 6:34 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

If this is madness you've managed to somehow make it sound delightfully cheerful.  Sign me up!

Ditto for me!

January 22, 2018 7:52 pm
Jim Wood wrote:
CosmicCairns wrote:

If this is madness you've managed to somehow make it sound delightfully cheerful.  Sign me up!

Ditto for me!


Alright, but my schedule is getting pretty full, how's 5:01pm standard Jupiter time sound?

January 22, 2018 7:57 pm


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Alright, but my schedule is getting pretty full, how's 5:01pm standard Jupiter time sound?[/quote]

Sorry, I've got an appointment with my shrink.

January 22, 2018 10:05 pm

There's an episode of Twilight Zone where a guy thinks he's in Heaven but turns out he's really in Hell. This track reminds me of that -- and I like it a lot.

January 23, 2018 6:19 am
Sodabelly wrote:

There's an episode of Twilight Zone where a guy thinks he's in Heaven but turns out he's really in Hell. This track reminds me of that -- and I like it a lot.


I've heard of its existence, but never seen it myself. I think it's because of the minor chords, which creates a sort of unresolvable tension.

January 25, 2018 5:45 am

square is a good job

January 25, 2018 7:44 am
zyuuziro wrote:

square is a good job


Square wave is best wave.

January 25, 2018 10:55 am

This melody is awesome nice!

January 25, 2018 6:00 pm

a nice haunting melody that would fit well in a Tim Burton flick smile nice job!

January 26, 2018 6:33 am
Tone Matrix wrote:

a nice haunting melody that would fit well in a Tim Burton flick smile nice job!


I guess it would at that.

theGuen wrote:

This melody is awesome nice!


Thanks, it is awesome.

January 27, 2018 5:24 pm

Interesting mood. This is how madness could sound. I imagine Lovecraftian ascending of a mind when listening to this. Also, final modulations are pleasant to hear.

January 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Coauctor wrote:

Interesting mood. This is how madness could sound. I imagine Lovecraftian ascending of a mind when listening to this. Also, final modulations are pleasant to hear.


Gotta have that final push, otherwise you won't truly have achieved madness.

January 27, 2018 9:41 pm

really love the melodies in this one.  great work!

January 28, 2018 8:18 am

As previously stated this is a great melody. I would hardly call it madness though. It seems you have taken the large amount of flexibility available to you through automation and achieved quite a musical result. Well done.

January 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Ryan wrote:

As previously stated this is a great melody. I would hardly call it madness though. It seems you have taken the large amount of flexibility available to you through automation and achieved quite a musical result. Well done.


Everyone experiences madness in their own way, to some this song resonates well enough with it. As for the automation, I like to explore the things you can do with it because there is so many things that can be automated (I think the only thing that cannot be automated is the connections themselves).

January 28, 2018 11:00 pm

Beautiful chord progression and waltz like rhythm really sets it apart. It has a very sinister, dark under current beneath the cheery veneer. Like the more abstract space jam synth that comes in the second half. Very well done.

January 29, 2018 12:26 am

Digging that filter sweep!  Also very nice support for that melody--there's a very haunting thing going on here...that seems to lead to an unhinged carnival. Well done!

January 29, 2018 6:57 am
NWSPR wrote:

Beautiful chord progression and waltz like rhythm really sets it apart. It has a very sinister, dark under current beneath the cheery veneer. Like the more abstract space jam synth that comes in the second half. Very well done.


Waltz is always better suited as a 4/4 signature, the rest are just mad I tells ya!

onezero wrote:

Digging that filter sweep!  Also very nice support for that melody--there's a very haunting thing going on here...that seems to lead to an unhinged carnival. Well done!


Now I feel like I should've added some cheesy organs somewhere.

January 30, 2018 1:18 pm

giving off a cool castlevainia vibe here. love a good waltz

February 6, 2018 10:30 pm

This is beautiful smile

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