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By hent03 on March 29, 2020 3:12 am

Here's the results of playing around with a Synthstrom Deluge for about a week. To get here I made the start of an 80's love song, a lo-fi track my wife calls "our cat's weekend", and some truly awful experiments I don't know why I kept. At the moment I'm just trying to put sounds in a room together and have them play nice. This is about as close to that as I've gotten so far; at least they're not fighting, right?

Portability means a lot to me when it comes to what musical stuff I buy, mainly because I live in Tokyo and I simply don't have a lot of space for equipment. This is why the op-1 and the op-z appealed to me, and it's why I decided to get a Deluge, too. I'll be playing around with it more in the coming weeks, and I've been into ambient experimentation lately (it's a mood thing), so probably expect some of that next.

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March 30, 2020 12:30 am

Very nice! I hope you get far with your new kit.

March 30, 2020 2:54 am

Yesss, those harmonies and the textures work together beautifully to create that bittersweet, gentle feeling. Sounds like you found an excellent synth, I'm all over the dusty pitch bending texture towards the end. This is great heart

March 30, 2020 7:17 am

Still very quiet. Very lovely too, though.

March 30, 2020 9:35 am
kineticturtle wrote:

Very nice! I hope you get far with your new kit.


Thank you!


hieme wrote:

Yesss, those harmonies and the textures work together beautifully to create that bittersweet, gentle feeling. Sounds like you found an excellent synth, I'm all over the dusty pitch bending texture towards the end. This is great <3


I am so glad you like it! It's a bit rough in places but exploring the new sounds has been so much fun.


Devieus wrote:

Still very quiet. Very lovely too, though.


Yeah, unfortunately it is. Hopefully will have that fixed next week though! Otherwise I guess you can throw a mathematician at me. tongue

March 30, 2020 11:44 am
hent03 wrote:
Devieus wrote:

Still very quiet. Very lovely too, though.


Yeah, unfortunately it is. Hopefully will have that fixed next week though! Otherwise I guess you can throw a mathematician at me. tongue


How about a computer scientist instead smile.

March 30, 2020 9:02 pm

The sounds here definitely work together really nicely. Very soothing, just like a cat's weekend haha

March 31, 2020 11:29 pm

I'm here listening with Ludwig and we both enjoyed it! This is Ludwig:

April 3, 2020 11:54 am

Nice work on the Deluge and congrats!  I've definitely eyed off that machine a couple of times.  If you ever decide to sell it, let me know as I may be tempted.  Did you go to one of their 'tour' shows?

Really nice track.  Lovely bit of nostalgic warble going on which I'm a fan of.  Looking forward to hearing your progress on the new toy!  smile

April 4, 2020 6:42 am
Devieus wrote:
hent03 wrote:
Devieus wrote:

Still very quiet. Very lovely too, though.


Yeah, unfortunately it is. Hopefully will have that fixed next week though! Otherwise I guess you can throw a mathematician at me. tongue


How about a computer scientist instead smile.


Thanks!


Gab Manette wrote:

I'm here listening with Ludwig and we both enjoyed it! This is Ludwig:


It makes me happy to know the track passed the Ludwig test tongue


rdomain wrote:

Nice work on the Deluge and congrats!  I've definitely eyed off that machine a couple of times.  If you ever decide to sell it, let me know as I may be tempted.  Did you go to one of their 'tour' shows?

Really nice track.  Lovely bit of nostalgic warble going on which I'm a fan of.  Looking forward to hearing your progress on the new toy!  smile


They never had Japan planned for their tour dates, so I only followed along with instagram updates, really. Really interesting pieces of equipment though; will give you my thoughts when I've played around with it some more. smile

April 4, 2020 7:33 am

Yeah I wasn't sure if they made it to Japan.  I look forward to hearing more!  smile

April 4, 2020 12:04 pm

keen to hear how these pieces develop as you become more and more familiar with this machine.

April 5, 2020 4:51 pm

It took me a while but now I can't stop thinking about Boards Of Canada when I hear your song.

April 6, 2020 12:21 am
Ryan wrote:

keen to hear how these pieces develop as you become more and more familiar with this machine.


Thanks! There's a lot in there to wrap my head around, but I'll get there slowly.

Ashtom wrote:

It took me a while but now I can't stop thinking about Boards Of Canada when I hear your song.


Yeah, a lot of the sounds I used were inspired by them, actually.

April 24, 2020 4:18 pm

Smooth and relaxing. Nice interplay of instruments. Playing some of the sounds in the same register allows a blending of notes that transitions to the next without overtaking one another; it's like the sounds are passing through one another.

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