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Blowing Bubbles in the Rubble

By roboctopus on January 7, 2018 8:13 pm

Trying WB for the fourth time! Gonna try and chill and play things loose and not sweat details much. Sometimes I feel like I get bogged down in details making chiptunes.

This is Novation Circuit for bass, pads, and drums. Finally got around to programming some custom patches and I'm happy with how they sound. I played a Korg MS-20 mini for the lead, tweaking the knobs. I'm not a great keyboardist so there are some flubs haha. There's some totally lazy random-ass guitar in the background. I meant to add some arps and sounds from LSDJ but my Arduinoboy crapped out on me this week. Oh well. I might revisit this and give it some more polish and add the LSDJ stuff. Maybe!

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January 8, 2018 12:15 am

oooooh, prettyyy

haha space dookie lol

January 8, 2018 12:43 am

Happy to see you back. Always enjoy your music. Cheers!

January 8, 2018 3:28 am

fun hearing your style in a more lose way, and without the chippiness. loose and chill.

January 8, 2018 3:38 am

Love the korg. Fat bass. Sounds like a magical space ride.

January 8, 2018 4:01 am

Always great to hear music from you Michael! I like the looser feel of this, beautiful pads. Looks like taking the playful, experimental route this year is already shaking out to be a great choice.

January 8, 2018 4:05 am

nice and lush big_smile

January 8, 2018 4:16 am

really lovely to hear you in a different medium, looking forward to more! super laid-back vibe.

January 8, 2018 9:54 am

Love these sounds.

January 8, 2018 11:09 am

Favorite chord
love it

January 8, 2018 4:16 pm

Good use of tension/release.

January 8, 2018 5:42 pm

It's put together pretty damn tastefully...as usual.

January 8, 2018 7:10 pm

Oh yeah, a new Roboctopus track a week? Sign me up!

January 9, 2018 12:42 am

This is wonderful!

January 9, 2018 6:09 am

Loving the rando guitar licks!  Hi Roboctopus! smile

January 9, 2018 3:45 pm

too chill for this world :')

January 10, 2018 12:43 am

Mmm, I really dig this a lot. It's actually really nice to hear you do something without any chip at all, despite my great preference for it. This has a very human feel to it, warn and inviting.

January 10, 2018 3:54 pm

So chill! The lead synth is so Roboctopus and the name too smile You should do a non-chip album someday. I think this will also make good vaporwave

January 10, 2018 4:57 pm
Sam wrote:

oooooh, prettyyy

haha space dookie lol

NWSPR wrote:

Happy to see you back. Always enjoy your music. Cheers!

spOOked wrote:

Love the korg. Fat bass. Sounds like a magical space ride.

spry wrote:

nice and lush big_smile

Judgement wrote:

Love these sounds.

zyuuziro wrote:

Favorite chord
love it

Jim Wood wrote:

Good use of tension/release.

Nestrogen wrote:

It's put together pretty damn tastefully...as usual.

antler wrote:

Oh yeah, a new Roboctopus track a week? Sign me up!

Mrwimmer wrote:

This is wonderful!

midimachine wrote:

too chill for this world :')

Thanks guys!



minikomi wrote:

fun hearing your style in a more lose way, and without the chippiness. loose and chill.

Parallelis wrote:

Always great to hear music from you Michael! I like the looser feel of this, beautiful pads. Looks like taking the playful, experimental route this year is already shaking out to be a great choice.

Tri Angles wrote:

really lovely to hear you in a different medium, looking forward to more! super laid-back vibe.

hypnogram wrote:

Mmm, I really dig this a lot. It's actually really nice to hear you do something without any chip at all, despite my great preference for it. This has a very human feel to it, warn and inviting.

purelygrey wrote:

So chill! The lead synth is so Roboctopus and the name too smile You should do a non-chip album someday. I think this will also make good vaporwave

Thanks guys! It was fun ditching the chips and not worrying too much about the details and letting the track be looser. I'll definitely be doing more of that.



orangedrink wrote:

Loving the rando guitar licks!  Hi Roboctopus! smile

Thanks! I was just recording noodles trying to figure out what to play along with the track and just decided to leave them as-is haha.

January 10, 2018 9:39 pm

A Very loose and interesting rhythm but it kind of works! The sound is very warm and beautiful. Great work!

January 12, 2018 2:06 am

Lovely sound!

January 14, 2018 11:36 pm

Hey, it's both nice to see you back this year and outside the chips! Glad you got back, Roboctopus

You did a quite loose chilled piece, very "human" as some others have pointed. What's your take on the circuit? I've been seeing some units second hand and I was tempted.

I'd wish the guitar was a little more prominent in this one, sounded so lovely...

And is it me or there where some moments of instant "Spandau Ballet" with that pad and the guitar?

Welcome back, man!

January 19, 2018 6:15 pm
laguna wrote:

What's your take on the circuit? I've been seeing some units second hand and I was tempted.

I'd wish the guitar was a little more prominent in this one, sounded so lovely...

And is it me or there where some moments of instant "Spandau Ballet" with that pad and the guitar?

Welcome back, man!

re: the Circuit - it's a super fun little box. It is crazy easy/intuitive to use and the interface is loads of fun. You can have a bassline, pads, and basic drums down in no time. Runs on batteries, which is nice. I've taken it on vacation and used it as a musical sketchpad, sitting on a beach chair. You can load your own drum samples to personalize the sound. The synth engine is pretty good. You have to use a computer program to edit it, but once you set up some of your own synths and assign parameters to the knobs,it's easy to tweak and sculpt sounds. it has MIDI in/out so you can sequence external gear with it.

It definitely has limitations though. No song mode, for instance, FX limited to reverb, delay, distortion, and chorus on the synths. Samples can only be altered by pitch, decay, distortion, and a low-cut EQ sort of thing.

So it's a fun box with limitations. Good for what it does I'd say. A fun, easy-to-use sequencer, two nice sounding synths and 4 tracks of one-shot samples.

January 21, 2018 8:58 pm

Love the chord proggresion and the lazy random-ass guitar wink

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