(synthwave/retro) Sugar Fix

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raymondh
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Post 14 Mar 2019

Hi everyone,

A new track, mostly using Roland synths (System 8, JX-8P, D-05, JP-08) but also Antidote, Way Beyond Fairlight, Korg Mono/Poly and Polysix RE's, and Kings Of Kong.



cheers!

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Noplan
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Post 14 Mar 2019

I like the song and sound, but I don`t like the timing of the synth that starts at 0:08.

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raymondh
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Post 14 Mar 2019

Noplan wrote:
14 Mar 2019
I like the song and sound, but I don`t like the timing of the synth that starts at 0:08.
Thanks for the feedback! That sawtooth based synth has a slow attack, so I am playing the notes a bit ahead of the beat so it didn't sound sluggish. Is that what doesn't gel for you?

cheers!

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DrGOA®
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Post 15 Mar 2019

Very good track!

FHtH
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Post 15 Mar 2019

Nuts!

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diminished
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Post 15 Mar 2019

Noplan wrote:
14 Mar 2019
I like the song and sound, but I don`t like the timing of the synth that starts at 0:08.
I agree :mrgreen:
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Noplan
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Post 15 Mar 2019

raymondh wrote:
14 Mar 2019

That sawtooth based synth has a slow attack, so I am playing the notes a bit ahead of the beat so it didn't sound sluggish. Is that what doesn't gel for you?

cheers!
Yes. I would rather set the patch so that it has a fast attack so that you can play it on point. If it still has too much attack for you, you can weaken the attack a bit with a compressor or in the synth. But right now it sounds rushed to my ears.

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raymondh
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Post 15 Mar 2019

Noplan wrote:
15 Mar 2019
raymondh wrote:
14 Mar 2019

That sawtooth based synth has a slow attack, so I am playing the notes a bit ahead of the beat so it didn't sound sluggish. Is that what doesn't gel for you?

cheers!
Yes. I would rather set the patch so that it has a fast attack so that you can play it on point. If it still has too much attack for you, you can weaken the attack a bit with a compressor or in the synth. But right now it sounds rushed to my ears.
That's excellent advice - thank you!

I will update the song and report back!

cheers!

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raymondh
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Post 15 Mar 2019

Done! You were right, an improvement. Thanks again!

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TheGodOfRainbows
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Post 15 Mar 2019

I assume the soundcloud link is to the fixed version? Because it doesn't sound rushed to me. Nice synthwave track!!

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raymondh
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Post 15 Mar 2019

TheGodOfRainbows wrote:
15 Mar 2019
I assume the soundcloud link is to the fixed version? Because it doesn't sound rushed to me. Nice synthwave track!!
Yep the link is the fixed version. With the Soundcloud subscription you can replace an audio file which is handy! Wish we could do that with Youtube!

Thanks very much for listening and your comment!

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jappe
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Post 16 Mar 2019

Very tasty sound!
That wonderful bass drags me in immediately.
Perfect pop!

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raymondh
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Post 16 Mar 2019

jappe wrote:
16 Mar 2019
Very tasty sound!
That wonderful bass drags me in immediately.
Perfect pop!
Thanks!!
The bass is from the Roland System-8 engine using their modelled Juno filter.

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Scoobyman II
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Post 16 Mar 2019

I enjoyed its rich think sound.

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raymondh
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Post 17 Mar 2019

Scoobyman II wrote:
16 Mar 2019
I enjoyed its rich think sound.
Thanks!

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Noplan
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Post 17 Mar 2019

raymondh wrote:
15 Mar 2019
Done! You were right, an improvement. Thanks again!
:thumbs_up:

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