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East Winds Cannot Be Silenced
by Djaii
Recommends (6)
Wed, Aug 23, 2006 @ 12:10 AM

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permalink   Mon, Aug 28, 2006 @ 5:52 AM
This track is amazing. Heard till end. Would be curious to know which soft-synths you used…
permalink   Djaii Mon, Aug 28, 2006 @ 9:53 AM
Quote: IFWould be curious to know which soft-synths you used…

Waldorf Attack mainly. With Attack + a good reverb unit you can make almost any cool perc sounds. For pads and drones, nothing does it quite like Absynth. There are two public domain east indian loops sliced and diced in there (sitar and hand drums), and some further percussion treatments from my Roland MC-307.
permalink   Sat, Aug 26, 2006 @ 7:54 PM
I like those ethnic drums. In another time, one might ruminate about the significance of ideas like “tribal ambient”, but, frankly, I’d rather just enjoy the song.

I was just about to write that you need an oud sound to sell this, when you put in a faux middle-eastern horn, a vocal track, and then a nice bit of melodic drone to really get this going. It might have been more fun to do this earlier, because it works.

The transition to the stringed instrument is a bit disjointed, but the tabla-kinda sounding percussion really works.

This is interesting, cinematic in an old-fashioned way. It’s a great thing about remixing that you can
find your way among several different genres and instrument patterns and yet create an integrated song this way.

The mix has a clean sound, and it’s solid. In some ways, it begins to have the feel of a “jam” rather than a fully-integrated piece, and I wonder if you might have done 2 or 3 pieces with all these great ideas. Still, well done.