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So long, and thanks for all the fish

By Kedbreak136 on September 6, 2020 12:12 pm

I spent the weekend in the country side, in a log house in the middle of woody mountains. That was great BUT i did not bring my computer so I ended up sitting at 7pm on Sunday night in front of my computer wondering what I could do quick and dirty for this week's submission.

And then I remembered seeing that pic, so very appropriate for 2020.

Short speedtrash, and reference to the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy if you were wondering. Awesome book, check it out. A lot of random samples from Splice, along with some FL Studio with FLEX.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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September 7, 2020 12:32 am

Pretty cool chord voicings with that pad, I think it's a pretty good idea you could elaborate on in the future. And yeah, that's a ton of samples lol. I feel like I'm at the beach, in a swamp, next to an aquarium, and on a lake all at the same time tongue

September 7, 2020 12:49 am
ViridianLoom wrote:

Pretty cool chord voicings with that pad, I think it's a pretty good idea you could elaborate on in the future. And yeah, that's a ton of samples lol. I feel like I'm at the beach, in a swamp, next to an aquarium, and on a lake all at the same time tongue

Yes I dug that chord from a draft of a dystopian blade runner like track in draft mode. I went a bit heavy handed on the samples indeed. And there is a whole pack on Slice that is called "Sea mammals". What kind of person would buy a pack of samples just about sea mammals? I mean... apart from me?

September 7, 2020 12:56 am
Kedbreak136 wrote:
ViridianLoom wrote:

Pretty cool chord voicings with that pad, I think it's a pretty good idea you could elaborate on in the future. And yeah, that's a ton of samples lol. I feel like I'm at the beach, in a swamp, next to an aquarium, and on a lake all at the same time tongue

Yes I dug that chord from a draft of a dystopian blade runner like track in draft mode. I went a bit heavy handed on the samples indeed. And there is a whole pack on Slice that is called "Sea mammals". What kind of person would buy a pack of samples just about sea mammals? I mean... apart from me?

Out of curiosity do you get all of your samples from splice or do you have other sources as well? I haven't done much digging into splice and I also don't use many samples but when I do they're not particularly great sounding, haha. Sampling is an art and science unto itself it seems. I do like the atmosphere here though with the water, it certainly accomplished that association.

September 7, 2020 1:16 am

Big fan of the hitchhiker's series.  Great stuff.  Hearing those dolphin chirps and watery sounds definitely evokes a clear mental picture.  Did they beam up at the end or get blown up?

September 7, 2020 1:17 am
ViridianLoom wrote:

Out of curiosity do you get all of your samples from splice or do you have other sources as well? I haven't done much digging into splice and I also don't use many samples but when I do they're not particularly great sounding, haha. Sampling is an art and science unto itself it seems. I do like the atmosphere here though with the water, it certainly accomplished that association.

I do rely on Splice for 99% of the time. I like the variety they have. The atmosphere sounds are very cool, they have a lot of sound effects (steps, horror sounds, etc) and high quality beats that have a great sound and can be very inspiring in themselves. I recommend trying it out!

September 7, 2020 1:18 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

Big fan of the hitchhiker's series.  Great stuff.  Hearing those dolphin chirps and watery sounds definitely evokes a clear mental picture.  Did they beam up at the end or get blown up?

They beam up, that's what I tried to convey with the transporter sound effect right before the explosion. smile

September 7, 2020 1:22 am
Kedbreak136 wrote:
CosmicCairns wrote:

Big fan of the hitchhiker's series.  Great stuff.  Hearing those dolphin chirps and watery sounds definitely evokes a clear mental picture.  Did they beam up at the end or get blown up?

They beam up, that's what I tried to convey with the transporter sound effect right before the explosion. smile

Oh right.  So that was like the Earth getting blown up and they made their escape ahead of time.  I remember them leaving, but it's been a while since I read the books.

September 7, 2020 1:31 am

I could listen to you play with that opening synth line all day.

September 7, 2020 1:35 am

Is this Ecco the Dolphin crossed with the Blade Runner soundtrack? Yes please. Nice work!

September 7, 2020 5:17 am

Great meld of synth/samples.  Very otherworldly in a way.

September 8, 2020 1:59 am

Interesting how a trip in the montanas spawned this Free Willy soundtrack. And the Glados voice from Portal. Still a good listen.

September 9, 2020 3:38 am

Nice, I like the dolphin wails and the change from the dreamy pads to almost tribal sound of the second half.

September 10, 2020 7:37 am

Is this Ecco the Dolphin crossed with the Blade Runner soundtrack? Yes please. Nice work!


I totally thought this interpretation (though the Blade Runner part is a bit redundant), except that voice made it quite clear it's HHGttG. I bet you can make it both ways if you turned the voice into Morse code.

September 14, 2020 7:11 am
hent03 wrote:

I could listen to you play with that opening synth line all day.

Now maybe I should re-use that line for a real track next time.


Mission Crossing wrote:

Is this Ecco the Dolphin crossed with the Blade Runner soundtrack? Yes please. Nice work!

It's a version of blade runner that takes place in an alternative future where cetaceans have taken over the planet. and there are replicant dolphins.



rdomain wrote:

Great meld of synth/samples.  Very otherworldly in a way.

Anon_Buster wrote:

Interesting how a trip in the montanas spawned this Free Willy soundtrack. And the Glados voice from Portal. Still a good listen.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Nice, I like the dolphin wails and the change from the dreamy pads to almost tribal sound of the second half.

Devieus wrote:

Is this Ecco the Dolphin crossed with the Blade Runner soundtrack? Yes please. Nice work!


I totally thought this interpretation (though the Blade Runner part is a bit redundant), except that voice made it quite clear it's HHGttG. I bet you can make it both ways if you turned the voice into Morse code.

Thank you for listening! I had not really thought of Ecco the dolphin and this, with the idea of Morse code, could be used in future tracks. There is definitely something weird to do there. smile

September 14, 2020 5:31 pm

love the robot voice and explosion ending smile  this would be great for a book-on-tape

September 18, 2020 7:30 pm

Love that book. We do need to check on those dolphins, damnn. Fun times here. A fitting piece. Dolphin sounds are good good.

September 25, 2020 4:15 pm

Poor phins!  I hope they didn't 'splode.  Love all the sea mammal chirps and burps.  I definitely had that under water feel listening to it.  Another cool place to get samples is freesounds.org  Tons of samples from all sorts of categories.

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