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Offline unfa

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[techno] Take Off Your Mask [OGG/MPTM]
« on: March 12, 2009, 22:51:07 »
I am proud of this one. It is quite finished, but criticism/advicment is always welcome :)
Here are the links:

http://www.mediafire.com/?2zefnhijdmm -   high quality OGG,    14.5 MB
http://www.mediafire.com/?xnm3zmkdtmj -    medium quality OGG,     5.7 MB
http://www.mediafire.com/?g2nzjoj0zey - source MPTM file just for fun 0.3 MB

I used Audacity for voice clip recording and piece convertion to OGG

Free plugins you can hear:
Synth1 VST - all instuments
Classic Chorus/Delay/Reverb/EQ - salt etc.
Voxengo Boogex - more power for bass

Everything done on Ubuntu Studio :)
my music Right now. I'am working with OpenMPT on Ubuntu. Just a bit harder... but still possible and I'am happy about this :)

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[techno] Take Off Your Mask [OGG/MPTM]
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 00:01:43 »
It starts very nice with fat sounds, but then a lead comes up with a kind of chiptune melody. A bit off the line.
And a small variation in the drum part couldn't harm. Things getting a bit off-beat at 4:12 for a short while.

Edit: it's very nice to add the .mptm version, but it lacks of course the VST plugins directly.
So a lot of extra dialogs are presented when opening with OMPT, about where to get the plugins.
I think it still is a bit of clumsy procedure to reconstruct a song in that way.
Even if you would have included those free plugins in the package, it would mean changing their path first in OMPT, to get it ok.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 23:13:01 »
Thanks for noticies, Sam_Zen!

I consider making it shorter or more complicated a bit; maybe some drum solo or some ultra-brainmushing-hard tune to make more contrast for optimistic chip-tune.

The rythm change at 4:16 is that every 16-bar beat becomes shorter by 2 lines. So pattern is 56 bars long instead of 64. No changes with speed or tempo.
It's an experiment. Personally i think it is cool to brake rythm in that way.
I may be wrong of course.

The next version is coming up and right now i see there will be a lot of changes for you guys to hear  :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 20:21:47 »
should i say Unfa (tm) sounding? You certainly have a interesting style developed. =)
More drum variations, as Sam stated, especially some "ride percussion" variations would come nice.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 22:33:15 »
Do you mean  the high percussion elements like hihats, cymbals etc.?
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 00:16:00 »
yes.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 02:33:58 »
I really like the variations from when it gets dark around 3 minutes and after.

The low synth slide is very catchy too.

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UPDATE!
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 21:12:46 »
Thank you for your comments!!
Here comes a big update - first uploaded version was 05. This is version 09:

http://www.mediafire.com/?flmu12y0x5m    - high quality OGG, 15.7 MB
http://www.mediafire.com/?4njjig0zmhi    - MP3 @ 128 kbps, 5.6 MB
http://www.mediafire.com/?djyxdm5ud5i    - MPTM file (I see that some people found that useful), 0.8 MB

So much time has passed that it's hard to remember everything that have been changed. I made more variations in rythm and melody, added some different elements - simply complicated the track :)
A lot has changed,  maybe some more corrections and I'll call this one finished :)
I'am slowly getting fed up with this tune...
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[techno] Take Off Your Mask [OGG/MPTM]
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 22:51:16 »
Nice improvements..
Fed up maybe because there's not much else you can do, it's ok as it is..
My suggestion about drum variations still stand for the period after 4:00.
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