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Difficult

By zabutom on January 12, 2020 10:40 pm

I was sick the entire week, so decided on the last day to record something "acoustic" based on a sketch I made earlier in the week.
       
No metronome used, mostly first takes.


Instruments used:
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Bass
Ride Cymbal
Analog Synthesizer (Korg MS-10)
Digital Synthesizer (Yamaha DX11)
   
The whole piece is basically just the acoustic guitar on it's own repeating the same sequence a few times, while I then kept adding layers. After the guitar I added another guitar layer with the melody, then the synth bass, another synth lead to double the guitar melody, ride cymbal and bass guitar to accentuate rhythm, then organ chords. The layers where then edited/mixed in time to make up the full arrangement.

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January 13, 2020 1:08 am

Oh wow this is suuuuper cool, almost getting some serious dwarf fortress vibes from this. Love the guitar/bass combo, extremely FAT, and that lead... wow.

January 13, 2020 4:05 am

Difficult like dwarf fortress

Love the instruments !

January 13, 2020 4:52 am

Love the vibe here. Hope you get better!

January 13, 2020 7:56 am

I like this a lot. Really good mix of instruments, nice acoustic playing and love those heavy bass tones

January 13, 2020 11:14 am

That's some great guitaring. Get well soon.

January 13, 2020 11:40 am

Woah, when those extra instruments join in it brought a big smile to my face! Great vibes in here!
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January 13, 2020 8:49 pm

Well done. Really like the relationship between Synths and the guitar.

January 14, 2020 1:58 am

A film is playing in my head while listening to this one... Nicely established mood and arrangement!
I’ve followed your work for over 15 years and I must say that I’m mighty impressed with your vast span of sounds throughout your repertoire; no genre, instrument or production technique seem to be a hurdle for you, not even a seasonal sickness! Well done!

January 14, 2020 9:34 pm

Honestly the thing I really dig about this the most is that there's not a lot of music I've heard that combined synthesizers and acoustic guitar in the way you just did. Even the tone choice on the synths were extremely complementary to the guitar.

January 16, 2020 1:24 am

This was almost very Diablo, and I was loving it, but I think I love where it went even more. Bravo!

January 16, 2020 7:23 am

cool timbres here, has a bit of an 80s synth-prog vibe to my ears

January 16, 2020 3:28 pm
ScanianWolf wrote:

A film is playing in my head while listening to this one... Nicely established mood and arrangement!
I’ve followed your work for over 15 years and I must say that I’m mighty impressed with your vast span of sounds throughout your repertoire; no genre, instrument or production technique seem to be a hurdle for you, not even a seasonal sickness! Well done!


Thanks for the kind words! Glad to hear you've been following my work for so long. smile

January 16, 2020 3:34 pm
ViridianLoom wrote:

Honestly the thing I really dig about this the most is that there's not a lot of music I've heard that combined synthesizers and acoustic guitar in the way you just did. Even the tone choice on the synths were extremely complementary to the guitar.


Thank you! It's a fun challenge to make it work. The whole piece is basically just the acoustic guitar on it's own repeating the same sequence a few times, while I then kept adding layers. After the guitar I added another guitar layer with the melody, then the synth bass, another synth lead to double the guitar melody, ride cymbal and bass guitar to accentuate rhythm, then organ chords. The layers where then edited/mixed in time to make up the full arrangement.

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