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Released: Aug 6, 2017 | 2:09 PM
Category: Electronica
Application: [unknown]
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 9.16 MB

Plays: 356
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Weekly Plays: 9
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Many wise people have said many wise things down the millennia, but philosophy only gets you so far. One day you'll lose something dear to you, and the only way out is through...

Demo of track 4 from my forthcoming album 'Brighter Days'.

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If you've been following the Brighter Days project so far, and in particular its origins as the metal album Dark Days, you probably won't be too surprised to find a darker track in the mix. Whereas 'Inner peace..?' and 'Only forward' have both received substantial make-overs, and 'In the blink of an eye' was always relatively chipper, this one is pretty close to its progenitor in mood - and that mood is pretty dark.

Truth is, the positive philosophy I espoused on the previous track is all well and good, but the fact remains that a significant loss hurts, and there's no way around it. Different people deal with loss in different ways - some people wallow in their sadness, others throw themselves into energetic projects to take their minds off what's happened (both of which are represented musically here). Really, though, it's a matter of time more than anything else.

Sonically, I was looking to try a new experiment with this one (especially since we're likely venturing back into high-octane trance territory on the next song), and it just so happened that IK Multimedia released a new software instrument, Syntronik, as I was starting to think about arrangement ideas. Syntronik is a huge collection of sampled classic synths, which caught my attention because I've been listening to a lot of synthwave recently. So I decided to see whether I could make a whole track using only Syntronik instruments (apart from the drums - Syntronik doesn't have any drum sounds), and this is the result.

Enjoy!


(Made in MuLab.)


(Artwork by Richard Taylor, kasterborous.deviantart.com.)

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becwil Moderator

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Rich. Pulling up stuffed down emotions. Relentless. Then, Pop!, the emotions tumble out, spinning and lighting the room, relieved to be free.

The story is visual and visceral.

You've put together wonderful sounds from this synth package.
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1 month ago
eido Moderator

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@becwil: Thanks! And yes, I can highly recommend Syntronik if you fancy some vintage synth sounds. There's a free edition which has a pile of basic models - the number of presets is pretty limited but the synths are fully functional so you can tweak (or layer up to four synths together) to your heart's content.
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falconep Artist

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As I've believed for some time, positive thinking can't get you past the uncertainty of every minute. Just accept it and know that it's harder to hit a moving target. At some point, looking back, it's actually amusing.
As for IKM Syntronik, I would never buy or add it since I'm overloaded on synths. So far, I haven't heard anything I can't duplicate. I'll keep my ear open to anything you record with it, just in case. They will normally throw in "The Grid" with any purchase which is almost all drums/patterns. Thanks - Phil
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eido Moderator

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@falconep: Thanks for the listen! I'm still pretty much a newcomer to electronica and most of the presets in MuLab are geared towards a modern sound rather than a vintage one, so Syntronik gave me a lot of new tones for free. I'm starting to learn more about how synthesis works, though, so hopefully at some point I'll teach your level and won't be so dependent on minor tweaks to canned sounds...
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starrackerman Listener This track made from Syntronik is the best I have heard from a musician yet! Thank you so much for sharing! We would like permission to use it, if possible, and feature you. I would need you to email me your information. If there is a way to send me a direct message in here, I will give you my email address for IK Multimedia. If not, it is likely you can figure it out just by looking for my name...
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eido Moderator

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@starrackerman: Thanks for listening, Starr! I was able to track down your email and have dropped you a line. Glad you enjoyed it!
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pharmakeus Artist

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Wow! So lush! The production is so friggin' detailed
Very cool build and mood
Amazing arrangement.Loads of shifts and action
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eido Moderator

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@pharmakeus: Thanks, I appreciate it!
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dirigent Artist

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Fantastic work, really enjoyed all these shadows of synth!!
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eido Moderator

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@dirigent: Thank you, sir!
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ReadandReturn Artist

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I'm a sucker for eighties-esque synth pop. Digging the melodic content in this! Sounds very "Stranger Things" / "Turbo Boy" soundtrack vibe!
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eido Moderator

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@ReadandReturn: Thanks! Syntronik was a big help for the vibe - a bushel of vintage synths all in one place. The 'vintage' stuff in MuLab, my DAW of choice, doesn't sound nearly as authentic. I'm a big Stranger Things fan but hadn't heard of Turbo Boy so I'll go hunting for that...
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