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Twilight at Marmalade Palace

By roboctopus on January 21, 2018 9:28 pm

I was sort of aimless this week. Worked on multiple tracks in disparate styles and didn't really finish any of them. This one is closest. Two Gameboys running LSDJ. Working on some new tunes that feature heavy use of WAV channel samples, because 4-bit samples are awesome lol.

I think the build-up/ending needs work for certain, and the levels are sort of weird on some instruments. And it needs a lot more attention to detail, but it's deadline time!

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January 22, 2018 12:45 am

Oooh, lovely composition as per usual, loving the ideas in this!

January 22, 2018 1:33 am

Im so in awe of how well you make samples work on lsdj. Would love to learn more myself. Just a fun track. smile

January 22, 2018 4:06 am

the sample editing is top notch.  im stoked to see where this style goes

January 22, 2018 4:10 am

awww yissss, I love these sounds! I am convinced you possess the power of some type of magic

January 22, 2018 6:01 am

Lovely, chill track. Great stuff as usual. I'm sure you get this question frequently, but is there anything you do specially to prepare your samples? I've been doing the same stuff I stole from little-scale's tutorial for years now.

January 22, 2018 7:11 am

Cool track, great title and I love your melodies big_smile

January 22, 2018 8:32 am

WHOA! Gloriously mellow, and it's utterly amazing how much you get out of 2xLSDJ. Would love to hear this on an album.
And yes, one can never have too much snaps and claps in gb tracks cool

January 22, 2018 1:31 pm

Whoa, super cool sample work!

January 22, 2018 9:27 pm

Very impressive

January 23, 2018 3:29 pm

loooove those samples, this track has such a nice forward-moving groove to it. seconding @antler that i'd love to hear this on an album, you're doing such unique stuff w LSDJ sampling i can't get enough!

January 23, 2018 4:53 pm

I otterly love it.

January 24, 2018 7:24 am

It's so sophisticated.

January 24, 2018 2:07 pm

Those wav samples are CAHHHH-RUNCHY!!!

January 25, 2018 8:45 am

The break and the melody starting after is really my favorite here... So nice.. I skipped back a few times smile
That bit crushed sound is awesome...
Great work!

January 26, 2018 12:43 am

the scene needs more of your plunderphonic style!  those snaps are super-clear and sound surprisingly non-GB.

January 27, 2018 2:07 pm
Mortistar wrote:

Oooh, lovely composition as per usual, loving the ideas in this!

spry wrote:

the sample editing is top notch.  im stoked to see where this style goes

antler wrote:

WHOA! Gloriously mellow, and it's utterly amazing how much you get out of 2xLSDJ. Would love to hear this on an album.
And yes, one can never have too much snaps and claps in gb tracks cool

Sam wrote:

awww yissss, I love these sounds! I am convinced you possess the power of some type of magic

LydiaPrimate wrote:

Cool track, great title and I love your melodies big_smile

purelygrey wrote:

Whoa, super cool sample work!

Monkeynauts wrote:

Very impressive

Parallelis wrote:

loooove those samples, this track has such a nice forward-moving groove to it. seconding @antler that i'd love to hear this on an album, you're doing such unique stuff w LSDJ sampling i can't get enough!

Jim Wood wrote:

I otterly love it.

Devieus wrote:

It's so sophisticated.

Nestrogen wrote:

Those wav samples are CAHHHH-RUNCHY!!!

theGuen wrote:

The break and the melody starting after is really my favorite here... So nice.. I skipped back a few times smile
That bit crushed sound is awesome...
Great work!

Thanks guys!



spOOked wrote:

Im so in awe of how well you make samples work on lsdj. Would love to learn more myself. Just a fun track. smile

hypnogram wrote:

I'm sure you get this question frequently, but is there anything you do specially to prepare your samples? I've been doing the same stuff I stole from little-scale's tutorial for years now.

People do ask me frequently about preparing samples. I should do a video. But honestly, I don't do very much. I use Audacity. I usually normalize the samples and then add light compression, sometimes add a light low-cut EQ (too much bass sometimes makes the samples sound worse), and boost the volume till it clips and back off just a bit. That's pretty much it.

HOWEVER, I want to point out that the samples you hear me use are the ones that actually *worked* and sounded good in LSDJ. In my experience, a lot of stuff is going to sound like hot horse shit no matter how carefully you prepare the sample. So you might hear one of my tracks and think "whoa, that sample sounds good in LSDJ," but what you're not hearing are the 5 other sample kits I made that sounded like bit crushed ass haha. Like...I make a LOT of experimental kits that don't work out XD



bryface wrote:

the scene needs more of your plunderphonic style!  those snaps are super-clear and sound surprisingly non-GB.

Those snaps are the best thing about this track tbh XD

January 28, 2018 11:10 pm

Huge kick + BIG Anthem Sounds = Awesome! Glissandos, verry very nice. Drums and melody takes the prize.

March 5, 2018 12:04 am

This is super beautiful!!!

March 14, 2018 8:50 am

This is gorgeous, very disappointed in myself that I'm only getting around to listening to this now!

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