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Showdown at Electric Mountain

By NWSPR on February 9, 2020 11:58 pm

For this week's comp is played on virtual and analog synths featuring a Behringer Model D for lead melodies and added bass guitar to warm up the sound.  I think it was all to much for my DAW which crashed so I didn't get to do a final mix. This is literally where the faders were  when it crashed!

See you in the comments!

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February 10, 2020 12:05 am

Love that build-up at the start.

February 10, 2020 12:43 am

Oh damn those semitones are absolutely to die for. Loving the melody work on this one, this is great heart

February 10, 2020 1:49 am

Really cool track this week man, the mix still sounds great too.  The bass guitar sounds awesome in this, I probably wouldn't have realized it wasn't synth if you didn't point it out. 

February 10, 2020 1:54 am

The energy on this thing is crazy.  I really liked the intro also.  I could have gone for a whole track of that vibe, but then I also enjoy when the main section exploded.  Mix sounds pretty good for not being refined.

February 10, 2020 2:53 am

This is driving! That middle section was a nice change and those synths are dialed in just right!

February 10, 2020 4:22 pm

That middle section is groovy! Great track

February 10, 2020 6:30 pm

February 11, 2020 2:17 pm

Wow this one of your best in my Opinion.
Sounds are perfect and well mixed. Arrangement is on the point... Could not imagine what you could have done better with a not crashing DAW wink

February 11, 2020 8:42 pm

This is fantastic from start to finish, from head to toes! Your synth work is impeccable, it's bright and full of energy! heart Digging those clap fills too!

February 11, 2020 9:38 pm

What a great tune. I enjoy the way you play with the synths to change qualities, even if it is just filters or the way you calibrated the delay and reverb to work in the track.

February 11, 2020 10:56 pm

this is so sick. The lead synths are so smooth

February 12, 2020 3:19 am

It really sounds like you worked a lot on this one. It sounds wide, there is a lot going on but it is not muddy, I am impressed by how good many of you guys are. smile very happy to be part of it.

February 12, 2020 8:48 am

Very cool track! The mix is just great. Has a very nice Moroderlike nightly cityscape feeling. The slightly desperate sounding melody riff is great too. Postively old fashioned... very impressive!

February 12, 2020 10:44 am

Very cool drive to the track! And the mix isn't half bad. :-)

February 12, 2020 11:26 pm

sorry about the crash!  was it all midi or was this recorded?

love the middle breakdown and the surprise pitch up at 70%

February 13, 2020 8:24 pm

These synths are spot on, very in-your-face, loud but not too loud. Nice composition.

February 14, 2020 4:55 pm

Hi from the comments.

Couldn't you fix it in post or something?

February 15, 2020 10:25 am

Such a powerful track. WOW. Can`t stop listening.

February 15, 2020 10:59 am

Don't touch those faders! Its a winnnerrrr!

February 16, 2020 8:33 pm

Shame about the crash, but it's certainly well mixed and sounds perfect to me! Awesome synth choices and just a cool retro-inspired track.

February 17, 2020 12:02 pm

Been seeing more about the model D recently, hearing stuff like this only makes me want to buy one more! Beautiful tune! smile

February 18, 2020 5:52 pm
onidavin wrote:

Love that build-up at the start.


Yep, got lucky with that. Just random intro but now my favorite part.

hieme wrote:

Oh damn those semitones are absolutely to die for. Loving the melody work on this one, this is great <3


Thanks! Grace notes and double layers of mini moog for a total of 6 oscillators all slightly detuned give the melody a fat sound.

Chrisfoo wrote:

Really cool track this week man, the mix still sounds great too.  The bass guitar sounds awesome in this, I probably wouldn't have realized it wasn't synth if you didn't point it out.


Yeah, the bass is kind of buried so I was going to fix it in the mix.  Sometimes your DAW crashing is the universe telling you "Enough"

CosmicCairns wrote:

The energy on this thing is crazy.  I really liked the intro also.  I could have gone for a whole track of that vibe, but then I also enjoy when the main section exploded.  Mix sounds pretty good for not being refined.


I was lucky that when the crash happened, I was in pretty good shape.  There are just problem spots that were going to be fixed that drive me crazy!!

cfurrow wrote:

This is driving! That middle section was a nice change and those synths are dialed in just right!


Thanks! I was trying to get fancy and be sonically diverse in that middle section rather than my usual approach to keep adding more layers until my DAW crashes.

Jokinen wrote:

That middle section is groovy! Great track


Thanks!  I try smile

Ipaghost wrote:


Thanks for listening!

theGuen wrote:

Wow this one of your best in my Opinion.
Sounds are perfect and well mixed. Arrangement is on the point... Could not imagine what you could have done better with a not crashing DAW wink


Wow, thanks! That's a great compliment.  It really did crash while I was in a good place so I shouldn't complain.  I would have liked to have refined some of the transitions from part to part as well as fix a filter issue but maybe it was better that I stopped when I did smile

Gab Manette wrote:

This is fantastic from start to finish, from head to toes! Your synth work is impeccable, it's bright and full of energy! <3 Digging those clap fills too!


Thanks! Those claps are for you.  I draw huge inspiration from your music!

Anon_Buster wrote:

What a great tune. I enjoy the way you play with the synths to change qualities, even if it is just filters or the way you calibrated the delay and reverb to work in the track.


Thanks!  That's why I like analog synthesizers.  I'm a huge tweaker and can't stop rolling the knobs and controllers.  Getting better with the digital synths but it takes time because I'm a hardware guy.

danju wrote:

this is so sick. The lead synths are so smooth


Thanks! Really loving the Behringer Model D.  I doubled it on the melody lines at different octave ranges for a very complex, silky sound in the melody.

djippy wrote:

It really sounds like you worked a lot on this one. It sounds wide, there is a lot going on but it is not muddy, I am impressed by how good many of you guys are. smile very happy to be part of it.


Thanks! I have definitely learned a lot from listening to other artists on Weekly Beats.  I can't always match their technical abilities for sure, but it helps!

Ashen Simian wrote:

Very cool track! The mix is just great. Has a very nice Moroderlike nightly cityscape feeling. The slightly desperate sounding melody riff is great too. Postively old fashioned... very impressive!


Definitely going for the Moroder sound.  You nailed it.  Thanks!

Futsies wrote:

Very cool drive to the track! And the mix isn't half bad. :-)


Yep, I got lucky this week smile

orangedrink wrote:

sorry about the crash!  was it all midi or was this recorded?

love the middle breakdown and the surprise pitch up at 70%

It was both. I had an equal mix of software and analog audio with automations.  But, I think it had something to do with my Roland MX-1 performance mixer that I was using as an audio interface and mix console. I switched to my Tascam interface and all the issues seemed to have stopped. Thanks for listening!

mikememo wrote:

These synths are spot on, very in-your-face, loud but not too loud. Nice composition.


Thanks! Going for a high energy sound and I love my hardware synths smile

Devieus wrote:

Hi from the comments.

Couldn't you fix it in post or something?


...says Michael Bay about every Transformer movie. And yet, what are we left with?

Q-Rosh wrote:

Such a powerful track. WOW. Can`t stop listening.


Thanks for checking it out!

Podling wrote:

Don't touch those faders! Its a winnnerrrr!


Maybe I should crash my DAW more often?

Shorebound wrote:

Shame about the crash, but it's certainly well mixed and sounds perfect to me! Awesome synth choices and just a cool retro-inspired track.


Yeah, I think I kind of lucked out and the crashing DAW kept me from introducing more stuff and bad decisions.

Mortistar wrote:

Been seeing more about the model D recently, hearing stuff like this only makes me want to buy one more! Beautiful tune! smile


Yep, I recommend it at the price, but now Behinger is coming out with that new poly moog thingy, so may be better to go all in on that model.  Definitely watching for reviews on that one.

February 18, 2020 6:09 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Thanks! Those claps are for you.  I draw huge inspiration from your music!

I'm very touched reading this, thank you kindly! heart

February 18, 2020 6:40 pm
NWSPR wrote:


Devieus wrote:

Hi from the comments.

Couldn't you fix it in post or something?


...says Michael Bay about every Transformer movie. And yet, what are we left with?


Usually money. They'd definitely be better if they had this in it though.

February 18, 2020 7:18 pm

A tasty ride this is. This would totally save a Transformers movie.

February 26, 2020 11:20 pm


fav'd so i can dance to this later smile   nice job!

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