EP Challenge - Pick your own theme

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Wobbleburger
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Post 26 Jul 2019

diminished wrote:
26 Jul 2019
I did it! Before the deadline, yay!

After finishing the first song with all the new tools that have never gotten used before, I was in a rut. The Reason-Lite-only song I first made didn't interest me anymore, then I went to a little vacation, came back sick and stayed it for more than another two weeks.
When the current heat wave hit my corner of the planet two days ago, I dreamt of simpler times back in the days: Acid DJ Pro. Effortlessly putting loops together and calling it a day... if only... hold up! Why wouldn't I be able to do this in Reason? Spoiler alert, I did exactly that and it was a lot of fun. Again I proved my theory, that the less you care, the more fun the journey is.

So, I'm happy to announce that I've finished my challenge with only one exception, which is the self-sampled hardware n stuff. I'll save that for another time.
I'll listen to all of your achievements later, but for now I'm just happy that I can put a checkmark behind that topic.

The following song was made using only loops and samples from the FSB, two free loops from Loopcloud, one Subtractor bassline and the red legacy delay & reverb. Everything chopped up and rearranged in the sequencer :)

Oh, and I give myself bonus points for dabbling in a genre I've never touched before: (Chill?)House!
Just the right kind of music to survive these hot days.

Love this. Nice work.
I like jungle.

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Post 26 Jul 2019

Wobbleburger wrote:
26 Jul 2019

Love this. Nice work.
Thanks Wobble! That means a lot to me, coming from you.
I've got some DnB in the works, my first "real" one. Once it's finished, I'll shoot you a message and beg for critique and tips :D That's a promise!

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Post 27 Jul 2019

diminished wrote:
26 Jul 2019
Wobbleburger wrote:
26 Jul 2019

Love this. Nice work.
Thanks Wobble! That means a lot to me, coming from you.
I've got some DnB in the works, my first "real" one. Once it's finished, I'll shoot you a message and beg for critique and tips :D That's a promise!
Hey, you earned it! Excited to hear the dnb!
I like jungle.

Reason 10 - Win10 - i7 9700k - 32gb DDR4 - Novation Launchkey 25 - Korg Nanokontrol 2 - Scarlet 2i2 2nd Gen - Shure SM58 - Currently obsessed with Phase Plant

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Post 30 Jul 2019

good stuff, aeox! i like in goldwave and snap where you have the quiet parts that switch over to the beat and that synth sound you got going on.

tritone, wild och is definitely my favorite. i really love the first 40 seconds of magical rock, too. sounds awesome.

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Post 03 Aug 2019

r1381 wrote:
30 Jul 2019
tritone, wild och is definitely my favorite. i really love the first 40 seconds of magical rock, too. sounds awesome.
Thanks. Wild och Crazy is probably my personal favorite too.

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Post 06 Aug 2019

Okay...Here goes...

I want to create an Ambient/Dystopian EP/Album using only the Zebra 2 synth from u-he. Deadline is October 1st.

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Post Today

Sorry guys. I missed my deadline. The exciting musical adventure about Greger the service technician will have to wait a bit longer. Partly because of some near tropical heat sweeping through Sweden during my vacation, partly because of laziness. Some of the material is starting to... materialize... but since the EP plays out as story, I want to wait until all five tracks are finished before I publish them. New deadline: 6th of October. The idea is to finish the project earlier than that, but we'll see. I will complete the project and post my result here when it's ready. Promise.

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Post Today

retreed wrote:
14 Jul 2019
It's done. :o :lol:

Nice work. I like the sound overall. The electric guitar thing in track 1 "late night" sounds a bit thin or high in the register, in my opinion. I think it needs more midrange. Track 3 "hangover" is my favorite. I particularly enjoy the sections where fewer instruments fight for the space - where things calm down for a bit. Those sections carry more dynamics and tension. Such as at 2:20-2:35 and especially 3:22-3:36. Those last seconds are the best part of the whole EP! :-)

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