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I Hope You Sleep Well

By onidavin on August 16, 2020 5:01 pm

Working out-of-genre, I'm happy with the synths but mixed on the digital bass.

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August 21, 2020 12:42 am

I kinda like the sound of the digital bass. It can have a good round sound with some edge, slightly funky. There are some cool riffs like around 1:35. I was wondering through the track whether it was consistently in key though?

August 21, 2020 4:01 pm
Kedbreak136 wrote:

I kinda like the sound of the digital bass. It can have a good round sound with some edge, slightly funky. There are some cool riffs like around 1:35. I was wondering through the track whether it was consistently in key though?

The track is all in G Major, but the synthy whistle howl thing that makes up the lead has some semitone going on to make it spooky and off. What part made you wonder re: key, I'm still learning all this and would love pointers big_smile

August 22, 2020 4:48 am

I think you are right. The bass definitely sounds firmly in G major, but the synth lines tripped me. For instance around 0:30, it sounds like the bass is directly on the G major but the synth lines at that point and the pad like synth around 0:40 seem to imply something else? I may be wrong there. smile

August 22, 2020 5:45 pm
Kedbreak136 wrote:

I think you are right. The bass definitely sounds firmly in G major, but the synth lines tripped me. For instance around 0:30, it sounds like the bass is directly on the G major but the synth lines at that point and the pad like synth around 0:40 seem to imply something else? I may be wrong there. smile

Ah yeah! The MIDI notes are in the same key, but that synth at 0:40 has an oscillator at +3 semitone slightly quieter than the oscillator at +0. For the 0:30 one the notes are also in the same key but there's another adjusted oscillator making it sound different. I think for the 0:30 one it'd actually be better without that now that I fiddle with it some. Very helpful, thank you!

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