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I Hate To Lose You Now

By NWSPR on April 26, 2020 11:22 pm

Hey Virus People, hope you're all well in the lands of social distance. Sadly, my songs are now a product of late night television viewing so this week is a mash up of the Jeff Lynne ELO concert on Netflix and Kyle Mooney's SNL music video clip from last night. Maybe next week I'll do a Joe Exotic inspired country tune, who the fuck knows.

I'm happy to get anything done this week, and this track has some successful areas of focus for me. Primarily in the bass department.  The song has four separate bass lines, two being synths and two on bass guitar.  The bass guitar is split between wah wah filter effect and 70s jazz bass modeling.  After that, about half the synthesizers and the vocoder is all King Korg, which I  had forgotten what an enjoyable keyboard it is to play.

If you have a chance, please check out an EP of 7 tracks I just put up on Bandcamp.  They're slightly better mastered tracks from my WB submissions during the Quarantine thus far.

nwspr.bandcamp.com
https://nwspr.bandcamp.com/album/quarantine

Hope you are all in good health and staying sane. Hang in there kitten!

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

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April 27, 2020 12:35 am

Even before I read the description I thought I heard a little bit of "Don't Bring Me Down"in there.  Sounds big and fun and the ELO vibe is definitely there.  Love that vocoder.  I pulled up the bandcamp page.  I'll try to give it a listen later this week.  (I'm trying to get through a bunch of WB tracks right now.)

April 27, 2020 12:50 am

Very cool, super catchy.

April 27, 2020 2:37 am

This is very very nice, I love the bass and synths. And the vocoder has a nice retro vibe. Welcome nice vibe today.

April 27, 2020 4:46 am

Really nice work on that bass! Sweet melody too.

April 27, 2020 11:26 am

What a jam. I dig the vocoder.

April 27, 2020 5:07 pm

haha, I'm already looking forward to your Joe Exotic tune!

That being said - digging the vocoder! Did you do that yourself or is it a sample? Sounds amazing. It does have a bit of an ELO vibe to it. But then again: who doesn't love some good ole' ELO, right?

April 27, 2020 5:32 pm
dj someguy wrote:

haha, I'm already looking forward to your Joe Exotic tune!

That being said - digging the vocoder! Did you do that yourself or is it a sample? Sounds amazing. It does have a bit of an ELO vibe to it. But then again: who doesn't love some good ole' ELO, right?

ELO is comfort food for the ears! The vocoder is hand played on the KingKorg using three separate vocoder patches, and then layered with human voice.  I do a pass of chords for a backing chorus feel, then two different talk boxes played to a melody by hand and then duplicated at a higher register.  Then finally human voice.  All panned to different points and individually mixed low to create full sound.  Most of that is lost in my shitty mix but sounds really awesome in the pre-mix where I'm having fun pretending to be Jeff Lynne smile Tahnks for checking it out!

April 28, 2020 12:12 am

April 28, 2020 3:45 am

Damn, this is such a solid jam dude.  Right when I hit play and heard the bass, I was like "fuck yes." Do you have the 4 bass tracks layered?  Awesome job on the mixing if so because it doesnt sound muddy at all like you'd expect with 4 bass tracks.  So many other awesome synth sounds too, that KingKorg is paying dividends. I'll be rocking your EP tomorrow during work man, looking forward to it.

April 28, 2020 1:46 pm

Gotta love that lead when the chorus kicks in.  The bass(es) line is super catchy too. I'm all for a Tiger King jam too haha smile

April 28, 2020 3:40 pm

very catchy indeed. love all the retro sounds in here.

April 28, 2020 4:29 pm
Chrisfoo wrote:

Damn, this is such a solid jam dude.  Right when I hit play and heard the bass, I was like "fuck yes." Do you have the 4 bass tracks layered?  Awesome job on the mixing if so because it doesnt sound muddy at all like you'd expect with 4 bass tracks.  So many other awesome synth sounds too, that KingKorg is paying dividends. I'll be rocking your EP tomorrow during work man, looking forward to it.

Yes, 4 layers of bass.  That was really my main effort here so thanks for picking up on that.  I wanted to get a super fat, warm bass that has elements of synth but attack and warmth of electric bass. I think it works best when all playing is in unison.  Gets chaotic when the electric bass goes off on its own.  Also, I cut all the bass frequencies below 100 hz in the mix to eliminate mud.  It is not ideal, but a hail mary mix technique when confronted with a deadline smile

April 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:

Gotta love that lead when the chorus kicks in.  The bass(es) line is super catchy too. I'm all for a Tiger King jam too haha smile


Meoooow to that!  Just watched an old Paul Newman western at 2 am last night, called Hombre. Maybe that will be my next inspiration.  Check it out if you're running out of things to watch during isolation https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061770/

April 28, 2020 10:34 pm

loving this!  that photo is amazing too...is it your original work as well?

April 29, 2020 12:44 am
demonzor wrote:

loving this!  that photo is amazing too...is it your original work as well?

Thanks, no I did not do the illustration, just the titling.  The illustration is by an artist in Thailand that goes by the name Grandfailure.  He licenses his stuff to stock, and has an amazing collection of work.  Perfect dystopian image of isolation

April 30, 2020 1:36 am

VIRUS PEOPLE UNITE

Nice album cover.  Bass is really dope!!

I really like the vocoder vocals, obviously fitting for these times.  Great tune!

May 1, 2020 3:41 pm

Great writing on this, the main theme is so catchy. Will for sure check out the EP, props for getting it out so fast lol.

May 2, 2020 6:46 am

Top stuff! Will listen to your bandycampy! Be well!

May 2, 2020 6:01 pm

Wunderbar!
Love that 80´s Vibe in your Songs.
Great Vocoding wink

May 3, 2020 8:10 pm

Man, if you'd do country, it'd be the most futuristic country ever if this is anything to go by.

May 4, 2020 12:06 am

Nice work! All that work on the bass definitely paid off. Super bright and satisfying sound/mix.

May 4, 2020 7:24 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Even before I read the description I thought I heard a little bit of "Don't Bring Me Down"in there.  Sounds big and fun and the ELO vibe is definitely there.  Love that vocoder.  I pulled up the bandcamp page.  I'll try to give it a listen later this week.  (I'm trying to get through a bunch of WB tracks right now.)

ELO is comfort food for my soul.  Thanks for checking it out... I'm still trying to catch up on my listening as well.

djippy wrote:

Very cool, super catchy.


Thanks for checking it out!

Kedbreak136 wrote:

This is very very nice, I love the bass and synths. And the vocoder has a nice retro vibe. Welcome nice vibe today.


Thanks, I was very happy with the bass, although wish it was a bit more fluid and well thought out.  Maybe on a re-edit.

Mission Crossing wrote:

Really nice work on that bass! Sweet melody too.


Thanks! It's a bit sappy sugary sweet melody but I'm a sucker for such things. Go for the hook!

Jokinen wrote:

What a jam. I dig the vocoder.


Thanks!  Love every opportunity or excuse to use the vocoder smile

dj someguy wrote:

haha, I'm already looking forward to your Joe Exotic tune!

That being said - digging the vocoder! Did you do that yourself or is it a sample? Sounds amazing. It does have a bit of an ELO vibe to it. But then again: who doesn't love some good ole' ELO, right?

I just couldn't do it this week sad Was not feeling the Joe Exotic vibe.  Maybe next week.  Thanks for listening!

Tone Matrix wrote:

Gotta love that lead when the chorus kicks in.  The bass(es) line is super catchy too. I'm all for a Tiger King jam too haha smile


It's in the works!  Thanks for the kind words!

Q-Rosh wrote:

very catchy indeed. love all the retro sounds in here.


I'm retro.  For me this is cutting edge smile

orangedrink wrote:

VIRUS PEOPLE UNITE

Nice album cover.  Bass is really dope!!

I really like the vocoder vocals, obviously fitting for these times.  Great tune!

Thanks! Enjoying the Friday evening shows. Orangedrink is the only FDA approved treatment for COVID-19 induced boredom. Missed last friday's start but caught two tracks and the comedy set! 

hieme wrote:

Great writing on this, the main theme is so catchy. Will for sure check out the EP, props for getting it out so fast lol.


Thanks... got some time on my hands smile

Podling wrote:

Top stuff! Will listen to your bandycampy! Be well!


Thanks for checking it out!

m2K7 wrote:

Wunderbar!
Love that 80´s Vibe in your Songs.
Great Vocoding wink


Cool, I was going for 80s ELO vibe with a touch of Super Tramp maybe smile

Devieus wrote:

Man, if you'd do country, it'd be the most futuristic country ever if this is anything to go by.


Joe Exotic is a space age tiger cowboy with his trusty robot leopard side kick. This stuff writes itself.  Congrats on a bad ass bird jam last week.  Seriously next level Devieus!

Simon Koehn wrote:

Nice work! All that work on the bass definitely paid off. Super bright and satisfying sound/mix.


Thanks! Love working with bass (low frequencies) but it's the hardest part to get right. I got close, and keep improving bit by bit.

May 7, 2020 5:05 am

Got me dancing!

May 7, 2020 9:17 pm

Yes, yes! We virus people need these good good synth jams. Approve. I'm uplifted. Great vocoding and overall awesomeness.

May 9, 2020 4:51 am

All the instruments in this song blend really well.

May 10, 2020 4:00 pm

Amazing mix of colors and moods! I liked that sweet & sour vibe between the lyrics and the melody.

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