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Sturmovik Strut


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Youra

 Genre: Techno

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This is a dance track, made for my best friend's birthday. Not really an intellectual stuff, so don't expect anything else than beat, riff and sound. All electro-minded, with a bit of greasy guitar coming through the middle. Hope you going to like it. Stomp your feet, do the strut !
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Song Stats
Hits: 3583
Comments: 25
Fans: 6
Plays: 293
Downloads: 145
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Nov 23, 2006 - 09:46:07 PM
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2006 - 12:00:20 PM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 04:11:11 PM
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Hardware:
Ibanez Artist direct plug
iMac keyboard
Software:
GB
Comments
FEEL said 4654 days ago (November 24th, 2006)
Really nice beat
This has a hard beat to it. I find that lacking in a lot of dance music and usually there is more electronics than percussion but I think this one fixes that issue. It has a nice little change in there to revive the senses. Great mix, I'm not much into dance music cause this white man can't, but I really like this one. The guitar is a nice touch... should we call this dance rock?

Down laoded and Fav'd.
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Youra said 4654 days ago (November 24th, 2006)
To be 100% honnest
I HATE dance music, or precisely what is commonly labeled "dance-club". I find most of it vulgar and boring. I'm much more into rock, blues, jazz, funk, classical (Ravel, Debussy, Mahler) or in the Electro department, techno (the New Rock for me, I dig FatBoySlim), ambient, house (Underworld), whatever is cleaver. Question of age, I guess. So I don't know exactly the kind of dance thing I made, but it is easily understandable that I did'nt want to put this under the "dance-whatever" genre. I do what I can do more than the things I'm really crazy about (as the vast majority of artists, I'm afraid).
The thing I like in dance music is the repetitiveness and the new sounds computers made possible (or some of them). For this, GB is a New Frontier, gives me tons of possibilities and mostly, have FUN !
Happy you liked it !
Let's dance !
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DWL said 4652 days ago (November 26th, 2006)
Does its job
This is great, I like the way you move away from the first beat you set up yet still keep it going al lthe way through.

Guitar could have been much dirtier :)

Cheers

Dick

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Youra said 4652 days ago (November 26th, 2006)
I don't know
how to make it dirtier... my Ibanez is'nt really fit for that, I'm afraid, and I'm far from knowing all the tweaks possible with GB... thanks for stopping by.
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Slotogenic said 4652 days ago (November 26th, 2006)
Nice
Sometimes a beat, riff, and sond is all you need. I'm with you on dance music. I think a lot of it is computer generated masturbation. This definitley dosn't fall into that category. You borrrowed elements from dance, but there's substance and variation here. Some great sounds as well. I love the change where the descending bass sound comes in. Well done!
Youra said 4651 days ago (November 27th, 2006)
Happy you came across
Gave me the opportunity to pay more attention at what you're doing. I mistakingly put you in the electro-experimental department, and did'nt realize you where such a gifted songwritter and performer. Listened to all your songs. Gee ! I really missed something ! I dig your wit, sense of composition and your curiosity in expending the field of what we commonly call "pop songs". I understand it can be hard for you to find a space to label your work, but it is exactly what I like about it. Really happy you stopped by, and definitively waiting to hear more from you.
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thetiler said 4648 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
lots of funkness
your tune is making me type to the beat :)

Thanks for sharing
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Youra said 4648 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Thanks, tiler.
Blushing to receive this comment from a such a gifted guitar player. I love MJs !
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gregd said 4648 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Smooth!
Bring up the bass and this will kick, I think.

The synths are finely mixed, and the beats are tight:
variety is a key to interesting dance music, and you got it.

I like the phrasing of the guitar lines, but I feel like it over-powers the rest of the tune. In other words, I think it is lacking an effect that fits it into the rest of this synthesized tune. I'm thinking of the way K.M.F.D.M. mixes their guitars and synths.

I likes.
-g
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Youra said 4648 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Hi greg !
I will pay attention to KMFDM (never heard of them before). I'm afraid you're right for the guitar, sounds too rocky (greasy?) for the overall tune. I'm very new to mixing music, and the bass is always a hassle. Sounds ok in my phones (not great ones) but terrible in other systems (iMac or CD) Too loud, not enough... a nightmare. I can't never find the good balance ! Thanks for your accurate comments, helps always a lot, and happy you liked it.
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gregd said 4648 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
K.M.F.D.M.
Youra,

K.M.F.D.M. is an industrial band. They mix synths and guitars in a format that sounds similar to your tune.

"KMFDM is an acronym for the nonsensical and grammatically incorrect German phrase "Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid", which literally translates as "no majority for pity" but is typically given the loose translation of "no pity for the majority" or "no mercy for the masses"." --Wikipedia

I love 'em.
-g

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If you find yourself lacking finesse, a big rock will usually make a sufficient substitute.
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ktb said 4648 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
greasy is good
whats food without the taste? nice all around groove-a- matic number. Love the syncopated rythyms and the slower pads to nice affect. the guitar sounds great. really sweet mix/production.
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Youra said 4646 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
thanks, Karmatoburn
Nice to have you aboard. Feel I'm going to have great time here at MJs. Never get the chance to meet so much musicians in such short amount time !
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Schello said 4647 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
,-)
Beat.... great Mix on each GB, im dancing...YUM!
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Youra said 4646 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Hi Schello !
thanks for lending me your ears, nice words and message. Cheers.
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racerat said 4646 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Dance Music
Youra, you are man after my own heart--OK I forgot you're French--don't take that the wrong way...;-)

I HATE dance music too! That's why I have decided to make the world a better place by making Dance Music (when the mood strikes me--which isn't too often) that is Rockin' kick A$$ dance music like this ROCKIN track right here. Excellent work. This is a fav and going right onto my iPod.
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Youra said 4644 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Dance Muzak
Hey, no sweat ! I get colloquial american, as long it does'nt turn into sheer banter for me ! Thanks fo stopping by and droping these friendly and energetic words. Rock rules, Racerat ! (even if we sometimes wander somewhere else, the world is wide...)
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blaky smith said 4645 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
Nice beat
Bravo, very well done Youra, really very good mix and production. Thanks to share... Marc
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Youra said 4644 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Merci
pour tes mots et ta gentillesse. A plus, camarade !
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VicDiesel said 4642 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Groovy
It took me a second to realize why this track sounded strange: you're using real drums instead of 808 or 909 samples. It mixes well with the guitar, but in the beginning it bothers me a bit. Maybe it's just that I'm not used to the combination. Considering that you're regularly processing the drums, maybe tinker with the basic sound in the main "theme" a bit? Just a suggestion, for you to try out or to ignore.
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Youra said 4642 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Groovy
Thanks Vic for stopping by. I don't know what are 808 or 909 samples. I work only with the basic loops given with the software, added with some free TUMI stuff and Fitch cello. I'm really new to GB, which I had in hands only 2 month ago. This is probably why a lot of stuff I do sounds strange or awkward. Do you mean I should look for a new set of loops ?
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VicDiesel said 4642 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
History
The 808 and 909 are really old Roland drum computers. (The 303 is the bass synthesizer.) Samples from these are rather standard in electronic music. You were using samples from a real drum, as opposed to from electronic drums. Not necessarily bad, I just wanted to remark on it.

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Monkaton said 4640 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Good and Refreshing
This is an interesting and compelling song. It stays fresh throughout, unlike a lot of dance music. Really good sounding guitar.

I really liked the bass break about a fourth of the way in and then the repeat. It's so good, I probably would have overdone the riff. You used it very effectively.

Good sounds and well produced.

Did you use drum loops?
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Youra said 4640 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Hi Monkaton
Thanks for stopping by and kind words. Yes, drums are all loops, as well as most of the bass. For the moment, I only use the basic set given with GB3, I play the rest with the keyboard of the Mac and the pen tool (kinda of hassle, I'm planing to buy a real midi keaybord). The main motive was inspired by "Dandelion" from the Stones. Thanks again for your support.
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said 4602 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
READY TO GO
this song makes me want to put my shoes on and walk across the world at a steady, relentless, i-will-never-run-out-of-energy-as-long-as-i-listen-to-this-song pace. wonderful drone on bass. i strutted, i stomped. i thank you! anne
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