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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby selfinflikted » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:37 pm

Speaking of carp...

This is one of my favorite scenes from any movie, ever. The acting is brill, the writing is stellar, and it just makes me giggle uncontrollably every time I see it. It's a scene from The Exorcist III. (it's not really in full context, but this is the only bit I could find.)

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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby ElectricPuppy » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:53 pm

The guy playing the priest is barely keeping it together there. :lol:
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby MetroSonus » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:47 pm



This is my second version of this. Much happier! I wanted a drifting, meditative feel and I think i got it pretty good in this one.
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby selfinflikted » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:35 am

So, I know you guys aren't fans of posting unfinished tracks, but I want your opinions on how the lead in Crockett's Theme is going. I *think* I'm getting pretty close. I've mixed it a bit loud in this sample for critique purposes. So far, I have a couple of PCMs from the KK layered - a marimba, an "airy" choir, and then layered with a square wave with slight modulation, warmed by the KK's tube. What else, if anything, do I need to do to the lead?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48199679/Music%20in%20Progress/Crockett's%20Theme(3).mp3

I still have lots to work on. Gotta put in the bass, guitar, lots of other percussion thingses, and a couple of effects.
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby ElectricPuppy » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:03 pm

That's some good dronin', Metro. I do like that one.

SI: :mad: I hope to remember to check it out when I get home.
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby selfinflikted » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:35 pm

Sorry for dropboxing, EP. :cry:

If it makes you feel any better, this mix is really bad at this point lol. So you've not missed much. Just wanted feedback on the lead noises.
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:06 am

Lead sound is really, really close, SI, nice work. If I were to tweak it at all, I might aim at making the attack partial just a *hair* more "donk" than "plunk". But if you didn't, it wouldn't really matter, it's certainly very close already.
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby ClavAnother » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:09 am

is this the smooth jazz version?

did I miss something?





I think I missed something...







that happens sometimes.






...I thought that tunes was more..........rokkin'


:idk: nevermind it's been a loooong day
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby christianrock » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:44 pm

I like the lead sound (I know we can't comment on the mix yet but with added effects and the lead blending better with the other instruments it will sound fine). Maybe a hair of a portamento just to slide into the notes might bring a bit more expression to it. I don't know. Don't listen to me :) It just sounds a bit... mechanical (maybe too quantized?), but it's probably how it's sitting in the mix.

It's the bass sound that is a bit too clean I think. Hence Clav's smooth jazz comment :) That's my guess. I would work on that bass sound a bit - make it more aggressive and fat (does anyone still use the "phat" term? :lol:). I mean it sounds good and it's not the final mix yet. Nice to see how it's coming along :thu:
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby christianrock » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:47 pm

MetroSonus wrote:

This is my second version of this. Much happier! I wanted a drifting, meditative feel and I think i got it pretty good in this one.


Also, forgot to comment. That sounds great. I wouldn't change a thing :smoke:
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby selfinflikted » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:52 pm

Jazz? I don't even.

I'm gonna overdrive the arp bass. Though it's not really THE bass in the song. There's a much deeper, bassier bass that I haven't added yet.
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby ClavAnother » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:34 am

snappy
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby Plink Floyd » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:56 am

The answer is tempo. After minutes of exhaustive research, I see Hammer made moar than one version of Crox Theme. I guess I've only heard the snappier opening credits one, of which it's tempo is about 120 bpm. SI's is wut, 96? Which one is cannonical? idunno... I think I prefer the fast.
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby selfinflikted » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:39 am

Yes. Doing some research, I also see that he did at least two versions, and I believe the version I'm using for reference was a re-recording for a later release. Off hand I can't remember the tempo, but it is in the 90's somewhere.
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby MetroSonus » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:00 pm

dudes, thank you for the kudos. Si, as ususal, if it weren't for a couple small things, F'ed all if I know the difference.. :lol:
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby selfinflikted » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:46 pm

WHAT SMALL THINGS? I MUST KNOW.

On a serious note, thanks, Metro. :like:
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby Plink Floyd » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:25 am

MetroSonus wrote:

This is my second version of this. Much happier! I wanted a drifting, lighter-than-air feel and I think i got it pretty good in this one.


Ah! I finally figured out what this reminds me of:


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(play em together & see if they aren't totally in tune)
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby selfinflikted » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:43 am

It reminds me of the creepy background noises to all those 60's NASA films they used to show us in grade school. Fond memories, those. :thu:
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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby gregwar » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:24 pm

MetroSonus wrote:

This is my second version of this. Much happier! I wanted a drifting, meditative feel and I think i got it pretty good in this one.


sounds epic in my tundra like a bass blanket

i feel very good about this

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Re: Jam With Tapes™

Postby MetroSonus » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:04 am

thanks man :)




I posted this to cheer up mike. :) It's a side, side, side thing I've been wanting to do for a while.. just a garage band sounding industrial thing with a bit of halloween thrown in.
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