Old 08-17-2015, 08:28 AM   #1
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Default Synth reinterpretation of a classic. Flame on!

Okay, here's the story: I stumbled across MIDI mapping for this song while surfing one day. I happen to have Arturia's MiniLab that I've never really made full use of. This seemed like a perfect excuse to really dig into some analogue synth sounds.

What really cracked open the arrangement was a brass sound from the Mini V (Minimoog). It was releasing certain notes like grace notes on uilleann pipes. That gives the entire piece a mournful, grey quality the original only hints at. The original is very summer, mine is very autumn. Or at least that's my goal with the mix.

I'm not happy with the percussion in general. I don't have proper sleigh bells, so I used bells from Xmas decorations. They don't jingle as well as I'd like. The clip-clop isn't bright enough for my taste either. Any ideas here would be helpful.

I can't seem to get the outro snare hits in proper rhythm either. They hit where they're supposed to, but they still sound robotic.

Anyway, this is only a first mix. Let me know what you think. Be honest!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ozp0h9pscs...ws%20.wav?dl=0
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:32 AM   #2
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Here's a soundcloud for those of you who don't care for dropbox.

https://soundcloud.com/timothy-fransky/god-only-knows
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:28 PM   #3
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Here's an MP3 for those who prefer.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p22i0f4phl...%2019.mp3?dl=0
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:36 AM   #4
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Really? Nothing so far?

Well, I was playing around with aux tracks and I really like how they can gel a track together. So I made some adjustments and this is what fell out.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lky26yy76n...%2029.mp3?dl=0
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:05 PM   #5
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um, i got a weird sort of instant nostalgia in the very beginning, had to make sure it wasn't something the original track. it wasnt, and no real nostalgia for the song in particular. yeah, even on playback, something about the sound in the first 5 seconds hits some kind of emotion and i am unable to understand.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:17 PM   #6
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ok heard also throughout the song. yeah something in that tone is doing something very definite, almost like a past life memory or something. of course weirding out over stuff like this is not too out of character for me
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Awesome job my friend. Yes as Kamal says - you hit the nostalgia nerve in me too. Very good sound design and a nice, authentic sounding mix. I liked your vocals too
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