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Homework
by gurdonark
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Sun, Oct 31, 2010 @ 3:23 PM

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Nickleus
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permalink   Sun, Oct 31, 2010 @ 3:31 PM
very interesting creation =) how did you do the synth part? was there any random generation there or?
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 4:35 AM
Thanks! I created the synth basic melody lines for the primary synth and then looped it, but in the later parts of the midi of the loop, I altered the melody to achieve a kind of generative effect. If I had a MIDI generator, I’d have allowed it to be random, as that was similar to the idea.
Donnie Drost
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permalink   Mon, Nov 1, 2010 @ 2:46 AM
Catchy lead synthesizer without a mellow arpeggiator.
Nice chord variations sounds very dreamy.
Just the finish sounds a bit inchoate for me, probably personal sight…
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 4:36 AM
thanks. I like those arpeggiators, but don’t use them as often as I might. The last part tries to experiment with the melody, but it may indeed be a bit inchoate rather than solid and articulate. thanks for your comment.
panu
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permalink   Mon, Nov 1, 2010 @ 3:09 PM
really lovely, G-man. i like the way you push the ‘one’ on this. it had to be said.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 4:37 AM
I’m always pushing the percussion at the wrong places, which, I suppose, means my songs will always sound like a children’s TV program rather than a dancefloor repertoire :). Thanks for the comment!
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Tue, Nov 2, 2010 @ 4:04 AM
Pretty and dreamy pads over what sounds like a funky harpsichord. :)
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 4:38 AM
Isn’t that the most synth-y harpshichord ever? I loved the way it sounded, though in the third part of the song, I wonder if I should have gone for a mellow e-piano instead.
SackJo22
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permalink   Tue, Nov 2, 2010 @ 9:38 AM
Much prettier than any alegebra II equation I was ever faced with.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 4:39 AM
Thanks! But math is lovely, I’m told. I barely survived Calculus III. If I’d been good at math, I coulda been a contender :).
VickyDan
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permalink   Wed, Nov 3, 2010 @ 4:16 AM
The musical environment that you created, is melancholic …. Unfortunately the machine back in time, would be welcome from time to time. But this is not always pleasant in his back memories …. I like your music ….
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 4:40 AM
Thanks, Vicky. I work in pads and synths, and yet a melancholy sometimes rolls in. I like the idea of time travel, but I’m mostly grateful to have memories.
colab
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permalink   Wed, Nov 3, 2010 @ 6:36 AM
The time machine reference is very applicable for me as the music brought me right back in time.

The first part with the slow, detuned pads very specifically took me back to 1984, and the drum sections brought me to 1992.

And now I find myself rather melancholic.

Lovely music.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 4:41 AM
It’s definitely an early 80s vibe on the synth melody and perhaps late 80s/early 90s on the drums. But you have to relish those times, not be filled with remorse :).
sinih
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permalink   Mon, Oct 28, 2013 @ 1:18 AM
Thank you very much, we remixed it a little bit and it was perfect for our game!