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We, the People
by Mr_Yesterday
Recommends (22)
Sat, Sep 12, 2020 @ 11:20 PM

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spinningmerkaba
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permalink   Sat, Sep 12, 2020 @ 11:35 PM
You really underlined a lack of emotions with the mechanical feel of this mix. And when the strings come in, the color comes out for a brief moment. Theatrical! Nice work!
 
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permalink   Mr_Yesterday Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 9:32 PM
Somehow it seemed to me Kara was singing of the woke Zeitgeist, a hint of despair over an abiding faith in humanity. I’d hoped to lift that out of our current microcosm of rapid-fire crises and months of isolation.
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 9:44 PM
You did just that. By lack of emotions I meant to convey the numbness felt by the rapid fire crises we’re living through…overwhelming and hard to assimilate. The contrast of faith and despair is captured in your mix for sure.
 
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permalink   Mr_Yesterday Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 10:51 PM
Thanks for that. And, having just reviewed so many of Kara’s titles, I read “The contrast of faith and despair” and immediately thought of improbable duets such as “ The Rumble of Ukulele and Trombone” and “ The Scuffle of Mouth Sounds and the Magnificent Uke”…
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Sep 14, 2020 @ 11:52 AM
Aren’t we so lucky to have Kara’s talents here with us!
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Sat, Sep 12, 2020 @ 11:51 PM
Funny how a mix sometimes takes its own direction. Thank heavens for MIDI. :)
 
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permalink   Mr_Yesterday Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 9:39 PM
Ah, MIDI, a blessing for machine-music practitioners in search of equal temperament. This started out as a dogleg on a more extended journey I quickly realized could not be completed in two weeks; if I ever finish it, that one will feature fireflies.
Scomber
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 1:51 AM
Love how you resisted using any drums.
Adds to the impact of the pella!
 
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permalink   Mr_Yesterday Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 9:41 PM
Thanks, Scomber. Yeah, I reserved all percussion for dramatic effect. Maybe ‘cause my brothers were drummers?
panu
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 2:22 AM
feels very modern and avant garde and a perfect addition to a sci-fi soundtrack. the tempo changes are brilliant…
 
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permalink   Mr_Yesterday Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 9:46 PM
Thanks, Panu, glad the tempos worked for you. I challenged myself (and Reaper challenged me right back) trying to tweak them…
Speck
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 4:38 AM
An excellent take on Numbers, somehow more… intimate?… raw?… thought provoking? than the original.
 
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permalink   Mr_Yesterday Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 9:54 PM
Kara is *always* singing of something bigger than what she’s singing about, I just got lost chasing it with my eyes closed…
Siobhan Dakay
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 5:42 AM
Somehow I recognize this vocal track for the firs time with this intensivity. Your track seems to have kind of an unlocking power.
I like it very much.
 
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permalink   Mr_Yesterday Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 10:00 PM
Thanks, that means a lot. All the source for this originated in Kara’s post, where I found everything I needed.
Kara Square
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 6:07 AM
Your stark re-imagined arrangement pushes the intensity… as does the tempo change. Excellent mix all around. Thank you, Mr_Yesterday.
 
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permalink   Mr_Yesterday Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 10:02 PM
Maybe I’ve said this before…good sources make good remixes? Thank *you*, Kara.
SackJo22
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 9:56 AM
A moving and powerful arrangement. Creative. Thank you for sharing.
 
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permalink   Mr_Yesterday Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 10:03 PM
Thanks, Susan, glad you liked it. It may not be entirely finished, may spawn some future work, we’ll see.
Snowflake
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permalink   Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 10:49 AM
i’m jealous of your MIDI manipulation skills (would love a lesson). your fugue-style production makes Kara’s vox shine — like a firefly in the dark. the pizzicato section is really powerful, impressive and just a huge wow!!
 
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permalink   Mr_Yesterday Sun, Sep 13, 2020 @ 10:43 PM
Thanks, and glad you liked the pizz “break”. My MIDI skills owe more to OCD than to classical training, but I’m always happy to share a complementary skill set.

I *did* learn a lot last week about “key-switch articulation” in Kontakt (on YouTube) and incompatible octave-numbering in Reaper [ack!].