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Offline bvanoudtshoorn

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« on: February 25, 2008, 14:00:23 »
This song was a lot of fun to write. I got to play with samples of
  • Boomwhackers (hit against the head);
  • An e-bow;
  • Washing machine and dryer whacks;
  • A drain cover (bowed, I think);
  • Assorted "glitch" percussion (which I often use);
  • A music box;
  • A grater; and
  • Assorted "normal" instruments, including a synthy lead, some pads, and a piano.
Lots of fun...

I tried to make the beginning of the track quite "cinematic", because I wanted a strong contrast between it and the "dancier" section. I didn't want this to be just another techno/dance track, so it's quite experimental (at least for me :D).

You can get it here.

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 17:16:47 »
nice track indeed. i like all the noises :)
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 17:26:50 »
Excellent mix. Where did you get the weird sounds?
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 01:10:48 »
According to my reputation I ought to say : -where were the weird noises ? :)
It all goes according to an harmonic setting and tone.
But that's just my perspective, and it doesn't matter for the experience.

It's a very pleasant piece, with a very good envelope in time, and as said, excellent mix.

I know an 'e-bow' as a rather peculiar tool used on strings of e.g. a guitar. A friend of mine has one.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 01:18:36 »
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Excellent mix. Where did you get the weird sounds?

I got them from here. Most of them are for Kontakt or GigaSampler, but you can still extract the wave samples if you want.

Glad you enjoyed it, KrazyKatz.


@Jojo
Thanks! I like 'em too. :)


@Sam_Zen
Yeah, I thought you might. :) Yeah, the e-bow makes some pretty weird noises. It's the low drone that comes in from place to place. I'm glad you enjoyed the track.

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 09:18:53 »
Awesome... Thanks for the link!
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 01:28:46 »
Hmm. I got no permission for that link, due to some security scanner.
While my system is absolutely clean. Message :
"you need to disable the Stealth Mode Browsing feature". A dangerous advice.
It's probably because I have the referrers disabled in my firewall.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 08:22:02 »
I have no troubles, Sam_Zen... So I'm guessing that yes, it's your firewall.

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008, 13:45:23 »
Looooooooooove it. L.O.V.E. it! Oh, did I mention I love it?  I love it.  This would work very well as a soundtrack for an extended trailer to a movie.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2008, 03:25:22 »
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My firewall setting indeed.
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2008, 09:32:07 »
Glad you liked it so much, tvdude. I'm guessing it's one of my better tracks, then... :D

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« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2008, 05:35:04 »
I loved it after the first few bars, and only hoped that it kept up with good development. I was not disappointed. As a scholar of music, it's nice to hear music which is nice to the ears even if it's not rated as "considered" music (in the sense of well-thought-out). Where there is a lack of melody and bass movement, this track instead caresses the ears with VERY well-engineered samples and their placement within the stereo spectrum. I can hear everything; nothing seems washed out or bleached, and the bass-to-treble ratio means i don't have to lose my attention to good music poorly mixed. IOW, cool track, dude!! :wink:

Mostly i like it, coz it's the kinda stuff i compose!!! :P (It's nice to hear it from someone else's computer....

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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2008, 15:13:06 »
Great sounds you've got here, BV! I love the percussion track. Can't say that about synth part though.
At first glance it may seem somewhat repetitive, but I imagined that as a soundtrack and everything went fine :wink:

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2008, 19:40:41 »
Nice tune -- I almost hate to say it, but I like your techno stuff better than your classical music.  It's more to me like what computer music can be -- fun, but not limited to the standard techno repetitive patterns.  Like everyone else says -- great sounds.