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Are You Sarah Connor? (One Synth)


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I jumped right into One Synth Challenge when it was first announced and then let the track sit for at least a month. Recently I got hooked by Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series on Netflix and hated the music - though the show was decent for crap TV.
When I reopened the song yesterday to see if I wanted to change anything I realized it was what my version of the Chronicles music might sound like.
So - I used only the TAL NOISEMAKER synth modifing the presets and creating a few new sounds. Some midi loops were used to drive and an Oxygen8 Midi keyboard was used to play the synth. No other sound sources, plug-ins, filters or effects were used. I did do a pre mix and load it to Audacity where I altered the pich and slowed it down - importing back into GarageBand and mixing it with itself to create the counterpoint and harmony that you may hear.
I'm not sure who's the man behind the curtain anymore - but thanks for sparking the challenge - and thanks for listening.
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Uploaded: Jun 24, 2011 - 05:53:16 PM
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awigze said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
sublime
weird and wonderful. Definite Bud signatures here.
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bud said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Thanks Andy
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magnatone said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Are You Sarah Connor
the wizardry of the great bud, fully realized!
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bud said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
The ghost was in the machine
I just had to let it out. Cheers.
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SmokeyVW said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
my shoe
ominous in the extreme

wow

thanks

for some reason i feel like there's a stone in my shoe
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bud said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Just because you're paranoid
doesn't mean someone isn't following you. Thanks Bill.
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jdholliday said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Pretty Freakin" Cool Bud!
I don't even understand what you said but wow, really cool stuff dude!
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bud said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
It's all simple enough
it just doesn't have strings and a pick does no good. It's a killer little soft synth.
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Vic Holman said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Are You Sarah Connor?
very cool for just one synth Kevin. some great sounds at the half way point with the melody line comes in it really pulls together

is this a free synth? i wasn't paying attention i guess
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bud said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Yep - it's a freebie
posted by Michael2 last year. Been having some fun with it.
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alackbass said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Are You Sarah Connor? (One Synth)
I just watched the 3rd Terminator movie this afternoon on cable. My wife and I both got into the TV series as well (I can never get enough Shirley Manson). This track would completely fit the show. You gave it plenty of sci-fi edge and suspense. The whole time all I could think is judgement day is coming.
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bud said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
I was sad to see that there was no
third season. I mostly watch TV streaming years after the fact. Thanks for dropping by.
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gadzooks said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Are You Sarah Connor?
Wow ... pretty intense. This is real great stuff to listen to through my phones. Would work well for film.
SG
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bud said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Definitely a phones piece
glad you enjoyed it.
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egobandit said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Bud
I wanted to join in but I didnt have the hutspa, This does have a terminator soundI like the pad sounding synth
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bud said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
Thanks Tim
You woulda killed this challenge - still can - just pull an all nighter - that's about what I did.
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Parichayaka said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
It's funny you should ask...
I actually watched that show and boy, with this soundtrack I think people would have actually gone insane watching it! It was intense enough with a melodic soundtrack, but I totally get the gray, atmospheric, static and tangible tension you create. You almost feel transported to an empty, dusty hall full of half finished robots.

Surprised you didn't like the soundtrack - I thought, besides the Battlestar Gallactica soundtrack, it was one of Bear McCreary's best works. Junkyard, metal percussion, electronic violin and a theme that was better than the silly movies the series was (needlessly I thought, would have been a stronger show without the constraints of the storyline, no?) based on. Check out 'Derek's Mission' from the soundtrack, even if you don't change your mind:)

Love the description of the track - not my genre so it's very interesting to me how you come up with soundscapes like that!
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bud said 2132 days ago (June 24th, 2011)
The atmospheric percussion worked for me
but I didn't care for the orchestration. I would have preferred something more along the lines of Nine Inch Nails. But that's just me and probably would have sunk the show. I'll have to listen to the music on it's own to give it a fair chance. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment here.
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Parichayaka said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
just to clarify
...when i said 'people would have probably go insane' i simply meant that your soundtrack is very intense and the show was already almost funny because everyone in it is either unhappy, dying or dead! ha! anyways, excellent addition to the one synth challenge.
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racerat said 2132 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Sarah Connor
Definitely soundtrack fare. Eery and haunting. I like when the pads come in. Sounds like you broke out of the box in how you created it. Limiting the tools sometimes really d=brings on new inspiration. This is outstanding.
RR
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bud said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Thanks Philip
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Kicbal said 2132 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
By the gaping jaws of robot hell
This works in relation to the Terminator universe and also by itself. I agree with you, too bad the show didn't go for a more acidic soundtrack, at least in in parts. Great sounds and technique from one synth.
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bud said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
It didn't start that way
but it seemed to fit.
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Reinholt56 said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Hi Bud....
This is a cool track. Having sat through all Terminater-related films and series I do find a hint of Bear McCreary's style in the piece but more intense, busy and Budlike. It's a striking contrast to the series music and would have fitted in well in certain places.

I'll have to play with this synth some more now you've sparked my interest.

Take care.

Paul
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bud said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
I need to check out Bear McCreary
he seems to have a following. I think you'll enjoy the synth - though Crystal is more fun in my opinion. Thanks for dropping by.
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michael2 said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
for
some reason this seems so much more tense than the version you previewed. perfect sci-fi soundtrack material. love the drum sounds you got, and the general clanky atmosphere. if they ever remake Bladerunner I'll be livid, but this will work nicely with it.
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bud said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
I tweaked the mix a little
but didn't change much since you first heard it. They'd better not make a Blade Runner 2.
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Jarvoid said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Freaky and
awesome at the same time....come with me if you want to live....and play some rocking synth...cool dude.

Jarvo
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bud said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Great line
there are a number of them that are cool. Nice of you to take the time to comment.
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Narad said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Are You Sarah Connor?
Awesome stuff ! Bravo ! :)
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bud said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Cheers!
Thanks for taking a listen.
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SISTERS said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
if i want to live, i come with you..
at 1:30 i started looking over my shoulder for a big metallic thing coming my way - and there it was at 1:45. i liked the deep dark roiling undertones of chaos. great job of stretching the tension, Kevin, and then leaving us with its aftermath. enjoyed your mind! anne
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bud said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Glad you enjoyed my mind
I'm stuck with it. Thanks for dropping by.
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apb said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Firstly ..
no I am not Sarah Connor.. phew, glad I got that off my chest.. great atmospheric stuff- would've been very fitting in the Terminator flicks right enough- Ennio would be proud. Enjoyed.
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bud said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Sorry - I have to ask everyone
people are not who they seem to be. Please come back.
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VicDiesel said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Raging machine
Wonderful track. I really like the use of abstract sounds over more melodic/harmonic matter.
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bud said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Thanks Vic
It really sounded like a big mess to me for a while - but I think it fixed itself while I was sleeping.
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dimm witness said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
wow
bud that is really good :-)

huge terminator fan here but never got into the TV series :-( do love the movies :-) they should use your song on any further endeavors.

you know Arnold is coming back he needs to hear this
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bud said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Arnold has other fish to fry
like his reputation and future. Thanks for dropping by.
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ic42 said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
ominosity
This has a frenetic dark pace, as though we are tunneling visually through the past memories of a serial killer, looking for clues.
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bud said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
I like that image
thanks!
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RAVENS said 2131 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Wild
Wow, this is cool, wild & intense all wrapped up into one! I'm a sucker for synths, this is too cool for school. Awesome piece!

RAVEN ;-)
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bud said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Hey Dani
Really nice of you to comment.
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lavalamp said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Absolutely
Could be used as a film score. Sci-fi at its best.

LL
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bud said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Cheers Dave
thanks for the kind words.
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mowguy3 said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Are You Sarah Connor?
This holds together well and I don't know why. A fine weave of sounds and music with a tone of it's own.. A fine listen. Thanks for the ride.....
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bud said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
As long as you are not Sarah Connor
you don't have to have the answer. Thanks for dropping by.
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ted23 said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Yup
I'm getting the terminator vibe.
I dig this kind of cinematic sci-fi music.
Very cool.
I'll be baaack!

bud said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Hey Ted
glad you dropped by. Self Diagnosis is a killer.
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mvh9591 said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Nice____
Hypnotic soundscape. Well done Bud.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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bud said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Just caught you walking down the street
very nice - thanks for stopping in on your way.
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oldlibmike said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Nice metallic sounds
I like the metallic sounds you got - did you figure out the FM synth features of TAL or was the metallic sound at the beginning from a preset?
This does build up a mood of tension. Haven't watched the series but the mood is definitely dramatic. Nice job.
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bud said 2130 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
The metallic sound
is a tweaked preset - I forget which one. The series was not bad - it's streaming for free on Netflix.
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aRcTip said 2129 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
Good stuff!
The sound/mix is impressive.
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bud said 2128 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
Thanks much
nice of you to listen and comment.
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sammydix said 2128 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
SC
man that Tal is one versatile synth. I've heard some pretty nice sounds from it from the other challenges, but the way you used this makes it sound totally different. gave me vertigo, like i was floating. very cool.
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bud said 2128 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
Hey Sammy
glad you stopped by. I'm afraid my tendency is to turn everything into some kind of psychedelic experience these days. Beats actually doing drugs I find. Hope the vertigo wasn't too heavy. There's a drug for that you know. he he
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dave_b said 2128 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
Are You Sarah Connor?
Has a very ominous feel. I can hear this as a sci-fi soundtrack right before all hell breaks loose. Cool stuff.
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five_extra_arms said 2127 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
Sarah Connor
Wow bud, I really love this. Sarah Connor Chronicles was my most favorite series and it inspired many 5X tunes as you might've noticed. I was really sad when it didn't continue.

This is a good option for the sound track to the show. I hope a cyborg from the future visits you and takes you back to 2024 so you can twist the future so it effects the past and the series continues and your music appears in the soundtrack and when you show up back here at MacJams in 2005, I'll have already been a fan of yours and when we meet in NYC in 2008, it'll be more of a reunion and you'll have a bigger home with "servants" and I could stay for a few weeks and watch you twist your stuff around in your studio and possibly play some egg shaker.

Yeah, it would be cool.

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five_extra_arms said 2127 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
Sarah Connor
Wow bud, I really love this. Sarah Connor Chronicles was my most favorite series and it inspired many 5X tunes as you might've noticed. I was really sad when it didn't continue.

This is a good option for the sound track to the show. I hope a cyborg from the future visits you and takes you back to 2024 so you can twist the future so it effects the past and the series continues and your music appears in the soundtrack and when you show up back here at MacJams in 2005, I'll have already been a fan of yours and when we meet in NYC in 2008, it'll be more of a reunion and you'll have a bigger home with "servants" and I could stay for a few weeks and watch you twist your stuff around in your studio and possibly play some egg shaker.

Yeah, it would be cool.

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five_extra_arms said 2127 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
Double Poster!!!
Hey this is my first double post!

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five_extra_arms said 2127 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
I could've deleted it
Sure, that would've been easy enough, but since when did I do the easy thing?




Sorry to mess up your tidy page bud.




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KCsGROOVE said 2127 days ago (June 29th, 2011)
cool soundscape
I'm not familiar with the TAL, but it seems to be an awesome synth. Great sounds here. I love that deep bass sound :-)
Spacey stuff
Cool mix!
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ktb said 2124 days ago (July 2nd, 2011)
Are You Sarah Connor?
This would jack their ratings ;-) I'd love to have my own cyborg like John's bodyguard in the series. Nicely done. Killer blend of industrial menace and ambient good guy.
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Bubowski said 2119 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Dude
I'm freakin out. What a trippy bizarre soundtrack, manipulating the hell out of that poor softsyth. I saw it running home to mommy after listening to this.
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papag said 2118 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
TV Music?
Sweet extraction of TAL goodness! Soundtrack-esque but also an enjoyable mini-journey.

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