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davajonah

 Genre: Ambient

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Another short ambient tune. I made this one from a TuneToys midi file. An awful lot of tweaking and pencilling to try and make it tuneful!

I've used The Zebra 2 and Zebralette soft synths for the sounds, and a Logic bass setting.

Have a listen, why not! Cheers.

And you can have a look now too. A little movie to go with the music. Music is 256kbps, but film obviously optimised.

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Song Stats
Hits: 3330
Comments: 32
Fans: 13
Plays: 65
Downloads: 94
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Jul 24, 2009 - 09:53:02 AM
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2009 - 07:33:07 AM Last Played: Jun 25, 2019 - 07:25:40 AM
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Hardware:
G5 iMac, Korg Nanokey, Rokit 5s, teapot, cigs and ashtray.
Software:
Logic, Zebra 2, Zebralette, DubStation AU
Comments
davisamerica said 3685 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
your tweaking...
.... was magically successful!
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davajonah said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Thanks
I have a problem with my ears right now, maybe tinitus, so I'm always aware that there may be horrid noises that I'm not hearing. So it's nice to get positive comments. Thanks!
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ic42 said 3684 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
it is a memory of a dream
there is a taste of satsuma orange. a crisp sky of childhood floats above. it is close enough to touch. the trees paint clouds on the blue canvas. a touch of breeze. a tickle of grass. laughter chases children up the hill. the satsuma peel is left behind.

i hear much work behind this music to create the result. it is skillful. is there a word you used in tunetoys to create this? thank you. 0x0
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davajonah said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Wordsmith
As well as a songsmith! Your writing provides wonderful imagery, as ever. I can see what you are saying. Thank you!
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MarkHolbrook said 3684 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Yes
successful indeed. Nice!
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davajonah said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Thanks Mark
It's always good when people stop by and comment. I don't do it enough myself, shamefully.
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Skean said 3684 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Oh yes
Nice and clear as always when it come from you, thanks for sharing..Dl,d.. Cheers
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davajonah said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Thanks Kenta
I spend forever trying to place everything in the mix. I don't really know what I am doing, as I keep telling people, so it's really nice to get comments like this. Makes all the hours worth while. It's always a bonus when someone tells you they've downloaded too. Thank you.

Maybe I should go on a Logic course or something!
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Feter said 3684 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
From The Centre
fair enough to call it dreamy ...!
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davajonah said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Dreamy eh?
I'll take that! Thanks Feter, as ever.
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VicDiesel said 3684 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Sweet
nice tune and very nice sounds.
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davajonah said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Thanks Vic
I've been listening to your latest this morning. It's a cracker, btw!

Cheers for stopping by.
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lengold said 3684 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
There is quite a
contrast between the sombre bass and the bright/sparkly synths that gives this lovely piece an unusual counter balance. Enjoyed.
I had to google TuneToys - interesting.
Cheers
Len

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davajonah said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Contrast
That's what I always try to do. I think it makes sounds stand out when you do that, especially with synthesised sounds.

Tune toys provides you with raw material to work with, but it's a bit hit and miss. And the midi you get needs a LOT of work usually to make it musical. I've had a lot of failures! Here's the website url:

http://www.nosuch.com/tjt/tunetoys.html

Thanks Len.
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kassia said 3684 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Zebralette
what a cute name. i love that main tinkly synth sound - the bell-like chimey thingy. how's that for technical terminology? this is a sweet little tune you've developed and a wonderfully delicate and breathy combination of sounds. very nice work. i especially like the fade-out ending.
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davajonah said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Thanks Kassia
Cute name! It's a cute little synth too, that came along free with its big brother, The Zebra 2. "Bell-like chimey thingy"!! That's what I call them too. I know not the technical terms either. There are two of them in this tune, if you listen. The other, more echoey one, is panned slightly right. It was the hardest track to get right. I'm still not altogether happy with it, I must say. I couldn't get it sitting in there just as I would have liked. There ya go!

Many thanks.
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Reinholt56 said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Hi....
I think this is a wonderful arrangement. I like all what you have done with the mix.

You can't beat algorithmic music, unless there's too much editing and tweaking involved. Then it can become tedious. This piece was, I think, well worth your effort.

I've had the cheek to try this sort of generator for myself. I hope you don't mind.

Take care.

Paul
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davajonah said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Hi Paul
Thanks - your comments mean a lot. And heck no - why should I mind you using TuneToys? I'll look forward to seeing what you can do with it.

Thanks again.
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peacepiano said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
True Ambience
I have to say you accomplished "tuneful" and also a nice ethereal ambience. Might be nice to extend this a little. Ambient music like this is unhurried, and can take it's time.

Take Care
Bill
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davajonah said 3684 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Thanks Bill
Maybe I will make it longer. At the moment, I'm making a little visualiser movie to go with it! Should be here soon.

Cheers!


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Ex_Silentio said 3683 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
From the center, I mean centre
This will sound terrible to you, but my favorite part is the first 15 seconds. Beautiful little cascade and the resolution at 0:15 is really choice. Not to say the rest isn't nice, as well. You're covering much more harmonic space than usual, with mode changes on the tinkly thing. At 2:42 there's a jarring dissonance that takes the tune off into a slightly different direction, but only momentarily. Very clever. I agree with peacepiano to an extent, about making it longer, but it has a finished and self-contained quality already. Very enjoyable listen.
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davajonah said 3683 days ago (July 26th, 2009)
Thanks D
15 secs! Now really. Just not long enough I'm afraid. Maybe I should loop the first 15 seconds just for you!

Seriously now - thanks for your thoughts on this. Appreciated.
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Moviz said 3683 days ago (July 26th, 2009)
I like
the ethereal sounds of this Dave.... sounds like a trip around the galaxy might sound.... for someone who once told me he wasn't very musically inclined.... you make some pretty good music, cheers M
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davajonah said 3683 days ago (July 26th, 2009)
Hi Mo
Thanks!

Now; I don't think I ever said I wasn't musically inclined. I believe I am, very much! I love music a great deal, in all it's guises. Maybe I mentioned not being very skilful with fingers or voice in the music making department, but again, I make up for it [imho] by what's inside my head. And a great deal of software "cheating", if that is what it is. In the end, it's all music, isn't it? I like making it and I like listening to what I've made. If other people like it too, then that's a fantastic bonus.

Anyway - nice to hear from you, and thanks again for your kind thoughts.
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mowguy3 said 3683 days ago (July 26th, 2009)
From The Centre
What a blend of sounds. Excelent. Thank You.
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davajonah said 3682 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Thank you.
I'm having a nice blend of coffee at the mo, having just got up. Now that is excellent!
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Henke said 3682 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
To die for
At least this sounds heaven to me! Dynamics, space, sweet 'melody', great mix - it has it all. Sigh... And it's free too?! Thanks a million!!!

Nice video too, much to the (center) point!

/Henke
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davajonah said 3682 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Thanks Henke :)
Yes all free. Wouldn't it be nice to make some money doing this? I've made exactly $3 in five years! And I can't touch it until it becomes $20. :(

Thanks as ever for stopping by. New tune coming very soon.
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Diviner said 3681 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Sweet
I like all those twinkling sounds, it worked really well. Another nice ambient piece.
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davajonah said 3681 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Cheers Keith
I'm still in an ambient mood!
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T_Being_esq said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
I gave it a listen
And I liked it. My kind of noise. Drifting toward a vanishing horizon. Liked the film too.
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davajonah said 3680 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Thanks Martin
Glad you stopped by. I'll have to do the film again. About 15secs in, you can hear the sound of an e-mail arriving! I should have switched mail off. :-(

Thanks again.
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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