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Ow Utsquuc Thuk

By Devieus on April 17, 2020 10:22 am

Had a talk with my benefactor and now there are bells. It's definitely a step in the right direction, but I need to reign it in. I need to set up domains, procedurally generate environments like beaches and the sorts. I guess this one's a little more mountain than sea.

Maybe the birds'll fly in next week.

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April 20, 2020 12:24 am

I really enjoy the minimal percussion in  this track. It fits nicely with the droning notes.

April 20, 2020 12:50 am

Song title sounds like it  could be a Magma song tongue

I  like the addition of the bells, very effective at adding atmosphere over the held chords.

April 20, 2020 1:07 am

Hey! Thanks for taking the time to listen to my stuff all the time!!! So I did listen to a lot of you songs, and here are some comments! It would be really interesting to hear more of the "modulation" that can happen in the usual chip sounds. I'm pretty sure you can emulate them with whatever software or synth you're using. Things like pulse width modulation (with one of several square wave lfo),Having some pulse width change in a sounds let you emphasis some part of it (like a kick that goes from 50% pulse, then to a really narrow PW). Speaking of kick, some pitch modulation would also be nice for some more percussives elements (not with noise), of some sweeps and vibrato here and there. Or anything quirky, maybe look at some table modulation tutorial, it's really great to get new ideas. It's all good, but would benefit from more "spice" through modulations. Keep up the good work! Peace heart

April 20, 2020 1:41 am

Sounds especially smooth this week!  Loving the sparse percussion, and the bells add a neat bit of character. big_smile

April 20, 2020 2:12 am

I'm really liking this procedural stuff man.  Its oddly serene and ominous at the same time.  I think its how the pads kind of waver throughout their duration, almost like an exaggerated bowed string instrument. 

April 20, 2020 5:09 am

Mysterious. Nice percussion and harmony in this one.

April 20, 2020 8:39 am
hent03 wrote:

I really enjoy the minimal percussion in  this track. It fits nicely with the droning notes.


It wouldn't be meditative if it started drowning out the drone.

ViridianLoom wrote:

Song title sounds like it  could be a Magma song tongue

I  like the addition of the bells, very effective at adding atmosphere over the held chords.


Yea, I'm glad LMMS just randomly has it.

??? wrote:

Hey! Thanks for taking the time to listen to my stuff all the time!!! So I did listen to a lot of you songs, and here are some comments! It would be really interesting to hear more of the "modulation" that can happen in the usual chip sounds. I'm pretty sure you can emulate them with whatever software or synth you're using. Things like pulse width modulation (with one of several square wave lfo),Having some pulse width change in a sounds let you emphasis some part of it (like a kick that goes from 50% pulse, then to a really narrow PW). Speaking of kick, some pitch modulation would also be nice for some more percussives elements (not with noise), of some sweeps and vibrato here and there. Or anything quirky, maybe look at some table modulation tutorial, it's really great to get new ideas. It's all good, but would benefit from more "spice" through modulations. Keep up the good work! Peace <3

Thanks for listening!

Those're some pretty good ideas. I'm not limited to just what the chips can do, but I am to what LMMS can. I haven't really dug into the kicks, drums are pretty secondary to the melody to me, so I like to focus on that more. I'll check out the table modulation, see what spice it'll bring.

Reilly Farrell wrote:

Sounds especially smooth this week!  Loving the sparse percussion, and the bells add a neat bit of character. big_smile


The longer chime is actually a second instrument track, and at this point the drum track might as well be as well, since the drum pattern literally spans the entire song now.

Chrisfoo wrote:

I'm really liking this procedural stuff man.  Its oddly serene and ominous at the same time.  I think its how the pads kind of waver throughout their duration, almost like an exaggerated bowed string instrument.

Yea, it'd be very bland without all the stuff happening to it. I should try using a different LFO for the different parts.

Mission Crossing wrote:

Mysterious. Nice percussion and harmony in this one.

Thanks, I'm making LMMS work for it.

April 20, 2020 9:28 pm

April 21, 2020 12:26 am

Some of the bell hits sound a tiny bit harsh to my ears (at least in my headphones), but I like them as an overall aspect to the aesthetic.  I would love to hear some birds next week.  I'm actually working on a bird-themed track right now so perhaps there could be a little synchronicity in the air.

April 21, 2020 1:42 am

Nice piece. I could see a futuristic  type cartoon of a stylistic 1930’s organ grinder monkey playing on a street of robot houses. The monkey & the organ are the only living things in the cartoon. Good luck on your bird themed piece.

April 22, 2020 7:51 am
Ipaghost wrote:

Bellcore!

CosmicCairns wrote:

Some of the bell hits sound a tiny bit harsh to my ears (at least in my headphones), but I like them as an overall aspect to the aesthetic.  I would love to hear some birds next week.  I'm actually working on a bird-themed track right now so perhaps there could be a little synchronicity in the air.

Working on it.
I guess the bell does peak now and then.

OleJazzer wrote:

Nice piece. I could see a futuristic  type cartoon of a stylistic 1930’s organ grinder monkey playing on a street of robot houses. The monkey & the organ are the only living things in the cartoon. Good luck on your bird themed piece.

Not even the monkey is real.

April 22, 2020 9:57 pm

Rock the bells! Makes me think of clock works and automaton. Alas, the birds will have to wait, but this is maybe better. Has a surreal, dreamlike quality.

April 23, 2020 3:07 pm

I enjoyed the drawn out pads with the contrasting bells.

April 23, 2020 10:11 pm

Really cool composition and track some of the bell sounds reminded me of slamming down an old phone smile

April 24, 2020 4:48 pm

I like how the droning note isn't persistent throughout the entire track. It cuts out at the chiming of a bell before rising again.

April 24, 2020 7:23 pm

THere's something kinda peaceful about this. Great track!

April 26, 2020 7:12 am
NWSPR wrote:

Rock the bells! Makes me think of clock works and automaton. Alas, the birds will have to wait, but this is maybe better. Has a surreal, dreamlike quality.

I'll rock them, gently.

I'll add a bird, but we'll enjoy watching this automaton dance for a bit first.

Tone Matrix wrote:

I enjoyed the drawn out pads with the contrasting bells.


Thanks. It's the contrasts that make it work better.

Women of the Night wrote:

Really cool composition and track some of the bell sounds reminded me of slamming down an old phone smile

Thank you. I can take that to something else and add the slam sound as well.

Anon_Buster wrote:

I like how the droning note isn't persistent throughout the entire track. It cuts out at the chiming of a bell before rising again.

That's mostly coincidence, it's just that the drone has always had a big attack in the envelope, but the bells don't. The chime plays one of the notes of the drone at the same time as the drone (the lower one, in fact), but that's not what it sounds like for sure.

That's exactly what I like about it as well. It's like the chime heralds the drone.

danju wrote:

THere's something kinda peaceful about this. Great track!

I should hope so, it wouldn't be meditative if it wasn't. I think.

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