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No Trains Home (feat. Hatsune Miku)

By Judgement Act on February 16, 2020 1:19 pm

Seems like Sunday evening is becoming the point at which I give up on what I was working on and decide to do something experimental instead! This time I wanted to focus on some vaguely interesting sounding vocals, so I pulled some acoustic guitar loops from Splice and just wrote vocals on top of them. Tried to go with that singer/songwriter feel, but this kind of music is way out of my comfort zone so it's a bit dry. Love how Miku (sweet ver.) sounds here though!

The lyrics are basically just pseudo-emotional bullshit about a broken relationship. Wrapped up in train references because duh.

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February 17, 2020 12:22 am

I'd say its a pretty successful singer/song writer attempt. I especially liked the bits where the vocal inflections matched what the guitar played, something an actual guitar player would do since its hard to sing a melody while playing completely different rhythms. Plus an acoustic singer/song writer writer will often write with their guitar parts and vocal lines in tandum, often often resulting in them matching the rhythm and melody or creating a chord tone between the two (Major chord on guitar, hitting the 7th with their voice to make a Major 7). So yeah, good job ^_^

February 17, 2020 1:21 am

Really nice job with the vocals, beautiful sound. I like how well they tie together with the guitar's melody. Super relaxing, especially the second half with the Ahhs.

February 17, 2020 4:21 am

Nice work dude! I really love the arrangement in the second half.

February 17, 2020 9:53 am

Well that's different. Really nailed the aesthetic and sounds great. How'd you do the guitars, live?

February 17, 2020 4:19 pm

The guitar sounds fantastic. You nailed the singer/songwriter vibe.

February 17, 2020 4:36 pm

Great acoustic track! The vocal mixing sounds good too. What effects do you usually put on the vocals?

February 17, 2020 8:06 pm

This turned out great! The train + miku combo theme is absolutely choice, really enjoying these tunes.

February 18, 2020 12:43 am

February 20, 2020 2:32 am

Pretty much a memorable OVA ending credits track right here

February 20, 2020 6:58 am

Solid work on those vocals.  Never realized softer / sparser instrumentation could work so well with a vocaloid-type sound.  Great melody too!

February 20, 2020 12:25 pm

I'm not typically into vocaloid stuff but that was great. Great loop selection and great mixing. Definite end credits vibe.

February 20, 2020 11:40 pm

i like the overall weirdness of this song

February 22, 2020 3:14 am

This is *really* nice stuff. I'd love to hear this more glitched out, but for what you set out to do it's freakin' perfect.

February 23, 2020 3:24 am
ViridianLoom wrote:

I'd say its a pretty successful singer/song writer attempt. I especially liked the bits where the vocal inflections matched what the guitar played, something an actual guitar player would do since its hard to sing a melody while playing completely different rhythms. Plus an acoustic singer/song writer writer will often write with their guitar parts and vocal lines in tandum, often often resulting in them matching the rhythm and melody or creating a chord tone between the two (Major chord on guitar, hitting the 7th with their voice to make a Major 7). So yeah, good job ^_^


Thanks! Admittedly a part of that was laziness in coming up with a good rhythm, but it felt right!

Devieus wrote:

Well that's different. Really nailed the aesthetic and sounds great. How'd you do the guitars, live?


Thanks! They're loops from Splice I stumbled across.

danju wrote:

Great acoustic track! The vocal mixing sounds good too. What effects do you usually put on the vocals?


Thanks! Nothing notable on the vocals, bit of EQ on the mids, reverb to taste, and of course hit that Soundgoodizer Preset A!

Pyure wrote:

Really nice job with the vocals, beautiful sound. I like how well they tie together with the guitar's melody. Super relaxing, especially the second half with the Ahhs.


Mission Crossing wrote:

Nice work dude! I really love the arrangement in the second half.


Jokinen wrote:

The guitar sounds fantastic. You nailed the singer/songwriter vibe.


hieme wrote:

This turned out great! The train + miku combo theme is absolutely choice, really enjoying these tunes.


Ipaghost wrote:


Aday wrote:

Pretty much a memorable OVA ending credits track right here


Reilly Farrell wrote:

Solid work on those vocals.  Never realized softer / sparser instrumentation could work so well with a vocaloid-type sound.  Great melody too!


ecso wrote:

I'm not typically into vocaloid stuff but that was great. Great loop selection and great mixing. Definite end credits vibe.


Machine Gun Ibiza wrote:

i like the overall weirdness of this song


fc wrote:

This is *really* nice stuff. I'd love to hear this more glitched out, but for what you set out to do it's freakin' perfect.


Thanks for listening everyone! Really appreciate your comments.

February 23, 2020 10:10 am

Glad I caught this track on songs to click on.  A nice laid back change to the 'norm'.  Hehe.

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