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Visions of Antioch (Extra Virgin remix)


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Komrade K

 Genre: Ambient
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This track is two months old but I revised the mix a couple of days ago.

The ‘orchestra’ lines were a result of my experimenting with Jam Pack 4 just after I’d loaded it. The vocal is an accident. I’d been having problems with my midi interface and was trying to figure out why I was getting a faint signal when I pressed a keyboard key but no actual sound. It was at this point I realised there was probably an internal mic on the computer (!) and I just sang something to test this theory (which, as it happens, I thought was usable as a sort of sample).

At this point I combined the vocal (after treatment) and the orchestra tracks over an off the peg rhythm loop and added two lots of synth effects. I’ve also added some chunks of ambient noise picked up by the internal mic to prevent it all getting too pretty (if you listen carefully you can hear the click track).

As for the title – I was reading a book on the history of Christianity and Antioch was mentioned on a number of occasions and I liked the word (does it also get mentioned in Monty Python and the Holy Grail?) and my vocal suggested somewhere Middle Eastern.
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Comments: 9
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Uploaded: Aug 08, 2005 - 10:30:30 AM
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2007 - 03:40:22 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 01:22:45 PM
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Hardware:
iMac G4
M-Audio KeyStation 49e
Software:
Garage Band with various Jam Packs
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drakonis said 4431 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
Can you hear me?
That is a funny story, that you accidentally found out
about the internal mic on your Mac!

I liked the overall ambience, and your voice was appropos
(good singing). The mix of blips & symphonic
orchestration & kick drum was interesting. Some critiques
though... having the drum kicking panned over to the
right was distracting, you may want to bring that closer to
center. The piece was somewhat static, not much of a
buildup. You may want to try building up more layers as
it progresses, as well as intensifying the drums too. The
final acapella singing was a little too loud and sounded
like it clipped some... and you may want to leave a single
bass note (cellos?) under that final sung part, instead of
leaving it by itself... dunno, those are my personal
thoughts. :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Komrade K said 4431 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
Can you hear me?
Hi Drakonis

Thanks for taking the time to listen and for providing such thorough feedback.
When you talk about 'intensifying the drums' do you mean just cranking the
volume up - or something else?

Thanks again

KK
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Komrade K said 3933 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Hey Drak
You'll probably never read this but I've just listened to this track again for the first time in over a year and everything you say is absolutely correct - your a fine critic and I really welcome your feedback.

KK

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Rebsie said 4431 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
I think this is great!
If you hadn't said that the vocal was an accident I would
never have guessed ... it sounds absolutely right for the
song. Funny how these accidental things often turn out to
be just the job. I love the synth sounds, and I think you've
combined them really skilfully. Maybe it could do with a
bit more variety towards the end ... but it really is a great
sounding track. I'm impressed!
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Komrade K said 4431 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
I think this is great!
Well what can I say Rebsie? Thanks very much - I'm all aglow!!
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4431 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
I don't much like the genre as a rule…
… because there's so much derivative rubbish out
there. But this helps to break down some of the
cliches and goes somewhere interesting. My main
caveat is that I reckon it's a little too long. It's got
great ideas but you use them up before the end and
from there on in you're just repeating them. Maybe
shorten it a little or do something new in those last
few minutes. Otherwise, though, this helped me feel
better about the genre.
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Komrade K said 4431 days ago (August 8th, 2005)
I don't much like the genre as a rule…
Yeah - I wasn't sure about the length, sometimes it works well for me and
sometimes I'm not so sure. I have a saying which goes: "If in doubt, cut it out" -
and perhaps I should listen to myself!

Glad I've been able to act as a positive ambassador for the genre!
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nyakki said 4310 days ago (December 7th, 2005)
Wow
Nicely done. I really enjoyed listening to this tune.

You should have more accidental discoveries. They come out good.

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said 3334 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Wow
What a good accident. I say too. Your voice sounds really, really good. And some nice Garage Band sounds you got going on here too.
I like the mix very much.

Peace Dee.
Komrade K said 3333 days ago (August 10th, 2008)
This is probably the second or third track...
... that I'd recorded ever and it was really just an assemblage of various bits and pieces over a rhythm track. I haven't listened to for ages - and wouldn't have done just now if you hadn't left this comment. I think there are some nice ideas in it which perhaps I should develop... thanks for digging it up!

KK
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