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Wipe My Brain Out

By Kedbreak136 on October 25, 2020 1:24 pm

CAUTION - This is speedtrash.

I spent quite some time on Saturday on a track that started as a melancholic jazz piece, which then morphed into a baroque track that started having some supernatural elements (ever seen The Brotherhood of the Wolf?) but then went its own way into 80s Japanese scifi anime, like Captain Harlock.

And I could not make it work so let it rest for exhumation at a later date.

This left me on Sunday with nothing to show. So I went for a speedtrash track, using good old FLEX and its awesome basses, a fast and furiously stupid synthwave track. When I was kinda done with the structure I dropped a lot of random samples in there until it kinda reminded me of a race track, hence the additional car like sounds and the reference to Wipeout.

I had fun in an impish way. It's not really good but hey, it's a track and that's all that matters.

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October 26, 2020 12:18 am

The bass line in this is so good. I find it really hard to make the bass line a leading element in any track, but it's front and center here and it feels great. I also really like that glitchy synth line at the end; what is that?

October 26, 2020 1:03 am

So it feels like your first created the melodic/harmonic portion then the bass. After which you removed the harmonic structure and left the bass.

I know this is very specific, but is that right?

October 26, 2020 1:05 am

The gif works really well with this.  It sounds like your zooming along a race track for sure.  The car sounds are a really nice touch.

October 26, 2020 3:43 am
hent03 wrote:

The bass line in this is so good. I find it really hard to make the bass line a leading element in any track, but it's front and center here and it feels great. I also really like that glitchy synth line at the end; what is that?

Thank you! This is an arp synth from FLEX, which I got to play more arp lines and added delays on top, all of this layering on top of each other to add to the general instability and craziness.




gesceap wrote:

So it feels like your first created the melodic/harmonic portion then the bass. After which you removed the harmonic structure and left the bass.

I know this is very specific, but is that right?

Actually I ditched the whole Saturday work and started again on Sunday from nothing. I usually start tracks with bass lines, arrange the general structure of the track and then add layers. Because of the lack of time, I could not really add much to the bass structure, that's why it certainly feels pretty bare bones. This is therefore more a case of having never added the harmonic elements rather than having removed them.

Listening to it again, I think there is some potential there after some dusting parts, removing and re-arranging other parts and then adding a few lines to make it less boring (especially the first section).


CosmicCairns wrote:

The gif works really well with this.  It sounds like your zooming along a race track for sure.  The car sounds are a really nice touch.

Thank you! This comes from Wipeout, the original Playstation game, which I would spend hours on when it was out on the first ps1. What a game this was, and what a soundtrack!

October 26, 2020 7:09 pm

October 27, 2020 3:10 am

I remember playing that game, this is definitely one frenetic track, like the use of all the samples/sound effects.

October 27, 2020 2:12 pm

Awesome bassline that def gives me the racing vibes.  Especially with the hi-hats.  The cymbals and sfx evoke all the obstacles or roadkill in the race smile  Nice work!

October 27, 2020 5:53 pm

That gif perfectly captures the feeling of the track.  It's just like being trapped in a video game on overdrive.  Like the elements of chaos thrown in. The cymbals sound like car crashes into the walls of the video game.  Action packed!

October 28, 2020 1:43 pm

Mon petit frère a tellement joué a ce jeu, il est crazy good at it... Super son de bass, la bassline est vraiment cool.

October 29, 2020 8:12 pm

The racing vibe fits so well! The speedy hats at the start immediately got me up to those high tempos. Great job on the sound effects too heart

November 1, 2020 4:20 pm

Great bassline that helps provide a sense of movement down a racetrack. While it may have been a speedy track, it has the structure and movement you usually have in tracks where you spend more time. Nice speedtrash.

November 1, 2020 4:40 pm

Nice track! Definitely gives me Wipeout/F-Zero vibes smile

November 8, 2020 11:18 pm

this feels like a lost Devo track that they never put vocals on smile

November 9, 2020 8:49 am

Wipeout!  I reckon I have a really old track of mine where I ripped the original sounds from the Playstation disc and created a song from them.  Haha.

Another fun track!

November 9, 2020 1:33 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

Hahah nice gif.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

I remember playing that game, this is definitely one frenetic track, like the use of all the samples/sound effects.

Thank you! I played this game so much to have all curves memorized, the only way to really get to the final stages. What a waste of time my younger years were. But hey at least I had some fun. smile

Tone Matrix wrote:

Awesome bassline that def gives me the racing vibes.  Especially with the hi-hats.  The cymbals and sfx evoke all the obstacles or roadkill in the race smile  Nice work!

Thank you!

NWSPR wrote:

That gif perfectly captures the feeling of the track.  It's just like being trapped in a video game on overdrive.  Like the elements of chaos thrown in. The cymbals sound like car crashes into the walls of the video game.  Action packed!

Thank you for your comment!

djippy wrote:

Mon petit frère a tellement joué a ce jeu, il est crazy good at it... Super son de bass, la bassline est vraiment cool.

Merci merci mais honnetement la basse est default de FLEX. smile C'est plus facile de faire bien sonner les choses quand y a peu d'elements dans le morceau.

hieme wrote:

The racing vibe fits so well! The speedy hats at the start immediately got me up to those high tempos. Great job on the sound effects too <3

Thank you! FLEX has this very cool preset called Speedrace bike or something like that, and it's just like a wailing guitar on fuzz. Very cool.

Anon_Buster wrote:

Great bassline that helps provide a sense of movement down a racetrack. While it may have been a speedy track, it has the structure and movement you usually have in tracks where you spend more time. Nice speedtrash.

Speedy speedtrash!

Mission Crossing wrote:

Nice track! Definitely gives me Wipeout/F-Zero vibes smile

Thank you!

emily wrote:

this feels like a lost Devo track that they never put vocals on smile

Devo is one of these bands I knew about (especially from pictures but also references and from other bands and Josh Freese plays in them) but to my shame I had never listened to. I tried it earlier and thought - WHAT HAVE I BEEN MISSING ALL MY LIFE. I'm definitely doing a deep dive into Devo.

rdomain wrote:

Wipeout!  I reckon I have a really old track of mine where I ripped the original sounds from the Playstation disc and created a song from them.  Haha.

Another fun track!

I wonder if the original soundtrack actually sounds as good as in memory. I used to think it was the best soundtrack ever. I'll need to hunt it down on youtube.

That is fun to see you used it for one of your older tracks! smile

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