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At the End of All Days

By NWSPR on July 1, 2018 11:58 pm

Hot hot summer day... this week I focused mainly on using my Yamaha DX7 since I haven't really used yet this year. Everything except the bass, which was Arturia Micro Brute, was performed on the DX7 including most of the drums. Kind of sparse but punchy. Hope you like it and are doing well!

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July 2, 2018 12:12 am

The music has a catchy and upbeat feel to it and I really liked the spoken word part as well.

July 2, 2018 12:51 am

Innovative use of the DX7 (is that what's doing the telephone tones?) and the voice snips.

July 2, 2018 1:15 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Innovative use of the DX7 (is that what's doing the telephone tones?) and the voice snips.


Yes, the DX7 is doing the telephone tones, strings, brass, bells, some grindy guitar-like sound, and most surprisingly the noisey snare and synth drum toms. A very percussive machine.

July 2, 2018 1:16 pm

Oooh this is lovely! You definitely nailed the 80s summer vibes! big_smile I'm a sucker for FM-synth drums, they have a nice crunch and bounce, particularly the toms. The spoken lines and the dial tones are a great touch to complete the mood, I would easily imagine this as the intro for a lost John Hughes movie.

July 2, 2018 4:06 pm

Nice summer synth vibes! Tempo of a hot day. Cool to hear the DX7, sounds good, I like the drums and sparkly tones and spoken word.

July 2, 2018 5:37 pm

nice! totally digging the uplifting chord progression and xylophone-y synth. still waiting to try a DX7 heart

July 2, 2018 6:17 pm

Hot here in Chicago, too. Great track, my favorite is the riff right after the voice.

went back and relistened ... that's text to speech?  wow

July 2, 2018 7:25 pm

The lower than usual tempo sounds nice. Really visiting each note.

July 3, 2018 8:17 am

Cool, don't know that the dx7 could do drums. And they actually sound nice.
Your chords and and the vocals are real nice.
Could imagine this as an Intro or interlude... And than turn up the tempo and rock the same thing with guitars...
I think this could be another 80 Pop Banger big_smile
But nevertheless great work!

July 4, 2018 5:30 pm

very uplifting stuff... that is some cool soundwork on a dx 7...

July 6, 2018 10:03 pm

The best soundtrack for a hot summer day (or in my case right now, a warm summer's night). Didn't know the DX7 could do all those sounds, well done!

July 9, 2018 12:16 am

Gab Manette wrote:

Oooh this is lovely! You definitely nailed the 80s summer vibes! big_smile I'm a sucker for FM-synth drums, they have a nice crunch and bounce, particularly the toms. The spoken lines and the dial tones are a great touch to complete the mood, I would easily imagine this as the intro for a lost John Hughes movie.


John Hughes movie is the highest compliment I could possibly get. Thanks!

miraclemiles wrote:

Nice summer synth vibes! Tempo of a hot day. Cool to hear the DX7, sounds good, I like the drums and sparkly tones and spoken word.


Thanks! Just me sweating it out with the DX7 and no air conditioning. You have to have your priorities straight smile Spoken words is compliments of the AT&T text to speech website.

daniarnica wrote:

nice! totally digging the uplifting chord progression and xylophone-y synth. still waiting to try a DX7 <3


Thanks! I got this DX7 off of ebay from a guy in the next neighborhood in Brooklyn. Picked it up and it was fire sale cheap so no complaints smile I don't know how to program it from the digital parameter controls. It's a beast. I prefer knobs and sliders.

mikememo wrote:

Hot here in Chicago, too. Great track, my favorite is the riff right after the voice.

went back and relistened ... that's text to speech?  wow

Thanks! Yes, text to speech from a website. I manipulate it in the editing. You getting a cool breeze off lake Michigan?

Devieus wrote:

The lower than usual tempo sounds nice. Really visiting each note.


Yep, trying to slow things down. Not break a sweat smile

theGuen wrote:

Cool, don't know that the dx7 could do drums. And they actually sound nice.
Your chords and and the vocals are real nice.
Could imagine this as an Intro or interlude... And than turn up the tempo and rock the same thing with guitars...
I think this could be another 80 Pop Banger big_smile
But nevertheless great work!


Thanks! I like the way you're thinking... I'll need to give it another pass.

Ashen Simian wrote:

very uplifting stuff... that is some cool soundwork on a dx 7...

When ever I write anything sounding uplifting, you can be certain it is the opposite. This ones about everyone dying in the end. Only difference is some get a gold watch and most nothing at all. At least according to the text to speech robot vocals.

Plantrain wrote:

The best soundtrack for a hot summer day (or in my case right now, a warm summer's night). Didn't know the DX7 could do all those sounds, well done!


Thanks! The DX7 ruled the 80s... Well done Yamaha!

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