[MUSIC] Aminuminum

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[MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby SLD Music » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:47 am

This is a departure from what I do normally, which is much more traditional and vocal-centric.

Instead, this is my attempt at a vocal, glitch electronic piece. It's also my first piece made entirely with Cubase 7 (I usually use Cubase 6.5).

Vocal sounds are by me, cut up, pitched, stretched and mangled in a tangle of hundreds of micro-edits.
Most (but not all) synth sounds are custom patches in Omnisphere
Drums are from Maschine.

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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby Strophoid » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:28 pm

Interesting. How did you do the mangling? Does Machine help here, or is it really a matter of slicing and pasting everything manually?

I like it, the intro is a bit dry but the rest of the song sounds fine :)
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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby SLD Music » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:46 pm

Everything was done manually. The vocal stuff was cut up and individually manipulated in the project window, and then I took one of my synth sounds starting at 0:53, bounced it to audio, and did the same thing with it.

Similarly, the glitchy synth lead starting at 1:57 was a combination of three different sounds, including one with a short portamento to give it that "squeaky" sound, which I manually programmed each MIDI note for in a sort of similar way.

I find that the more automated plugins you try to use, the less interesting the music. So... it took a while, and it was a difficult endeavor, but I learned a lot from the experience. Electronic music definitely isn't my strong suit.

Agree about the intro. With the amount of time I'd spent on this song, I thought I just better call it done and move on to something else, so the intro was the unfortunate victim of that decision.
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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby SteveInChicago » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:09 pm

Really great. Very musical. I'm inspired, (and I'm not an electronic musician)
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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby shadowfax » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:30 pm

Brilliant..agree with strophoid regarding the intro and it seems a pity that such a good idea wasn't developed a bit more, but hey, great stuff...Kevin
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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby desert » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:30 pm

well done, nice crisp mix, good edit. You put a lot of effort in and that's audible. Enjoyed it. :D
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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby SLD Music » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:52 pm

Thanks to everyone for listening and the comments!
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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby weszme » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:40 am

I enjoyed this. I liked the simpleness of the synth parts but they were still interesting to me. Well done!
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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby twilightsong » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:20 am

Very cool! 8-)
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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby Jonathan5456 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:11 am

For not being your area you're off to a good start. Some really cool ideas here, particularly with the vocal stuff. I already expected to hear something interesting with vocals when I read the description. You should definitely continue building and developing it, really cool ideas.
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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby SLD Music » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:54 pm

Thanks again to all for listening and commenting!

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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby Early21 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:28 am

I liked it. But it was only 3 chords, right? Maybe you could develop it a little.
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Re: [MUSIC] Aminuminum

Postby tex » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:04 pm

yes ... listened to the end! for me a good sign, will go back to it. intro was plain but built up into a great track. mainly cross over from normal bang bang edm to natural creativeness IMO.
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