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Normal Things

By ENC_ on December 17, 2016 12:55 pm

I made this track in an hour after watching what I felt to be a lack luster "Sounds of Stranger Things" synth tutorial after it popped up as a suggested video on youtube. It might be because I am a synth nerd or maybe just a hater (probably both) but, I just felt like the instructions were obvious and it frustrated me for having watched all 15 min of it.

IDK. Whatever it was I decided to put together a 80's movie style synthwave track for fun as a proof to myself that I could do it.

I'll stop being such an unfair stick in the mud now smile

Gear used:
Ableton Live tongue

The youtube video in question:

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December 19, 2016 12:54 am

I think you can master that kind of sound almost with no effort. It really sounds wonderful, though. I'm somewhat familiar with your gear and I guess you have some of the pieces mentioned in the mini documentary. It's of course not targeted to synth nerds like us, but to a more broader audience.

I could somehow relate to the "hate" feeling, though being optimistic let's just think they're just trying to earn their bread with some click-bait and sincerely some "kids" would be truly surprised like we were when we were sixteen and discovered the 60's and 70's.

I'm myself 39 now, and it's funny how "everything is 80's" now for some hipsters. I perfectly remember how my friends and I, though we loved the Knight Rider theme, never enjoyed that "Carperter-esque" sound as we prefered the more epic orchestal "Star Wars" soundtrack... Now some people think we all wore eyeliner and girls at school were dressed as Madonna, but wouldn't believe a movie could take more than a year to arrive on VHS, and they probably would laugh at Huey Lewis "Power of love" or Footloose OST.

Suddenly, we were all "synth-based" and lived on MTV !!! ... Our grandkids would think one day everybody in the early 2000's were founding Facebook, probably smile

December 20, 2016 12:47 pm

Lush production. I've not watched that video yet - as a synth newb maybe it may be more relevant to me.

December 26, 2016 1:27 am

agreed on the lushness of this!! really dig the arps. Now I feel like watching a long movie. When does season 1 of Normal Things come out?? big_smile

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