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Schrodinger's Cat


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davajonah

 Genre: Ambient

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This one is for my son, scientist, clever bugger and all round nice guy. The title was his idea. Slow and gentle, just like him really.

Only three minutes, but it's taken me a long time to put this together. A combination of Albino, EXPS24 and Zebra synths, with a Logic bass setting.

It's not really ambient, but I don't know where to fit it in. Can't we have an"electronica" genre please? Anyway, have a listen, and thanks if you do!
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Song Stats
Hits: 3634
Comments: 31
Fans: 15
Plays: 654
Downloads: 95
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Aug 16, 2009 - 07:11:51 AM
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2009 - 07:11:51 AM Last Played: Jun 11, 2019 - 12:34:41 PM
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Hardware:
iMac, Korg Nanokey, Rokit 5s
Software:
Logic, Albino, Zebra
Comments
drakonis said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Wanted... Dead AND Alive
Glad I opened this box... I like the way this slowly unfolds, nice sets of synth voices. You keep the voicings nice and clear. Rather unusual chord progressions, but it grows on you. And yes, where is the much-needed "Electronica" genre... maybe it is still in that box somewhere?
ttfn,
Drakonis
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davajonah said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Dead AND Alive!

Ha! I like that. This tune has grown on me so much, I sleep each night with the melody ringing in my head. I've spent so much time working on the synths you see, many little glitches that were very difficult to get rid of. There are still some in there btw, but hopefully not too noticeable.

Many thanks Drak, and yes. Let's start a campaign for "Electronica."
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Re-al said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Gentle Sunday comedown music..
...just right for today. Vibra sound reminds us of the Modern Jazz Quartet with an updated twist. Oriental almost.

Chilled.....nice!

Re-aL

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davajonah said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Milt Jackson
and the MJQ are right up there amongst my favourite jazz musicians, so to be compared to them [however obliquely!] is extremely flattering. I love the sound of the vibes, and have incorporated synth versions in many of my compositions. [Too many, most likely!] I would love to be able to play them for real, instead of pencilling in the notes and tweaking velocities.

Thanks very much for stopping by!
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Henke said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Sweet is short!
Luckily there is "repeat 1"! A very nice piece of electronica(!), soothing and cool. Actually, seems the entire internet was chilled by it, cause it loaded real slow... Nice build, good sounds and dynamics. Just the way we like it :-)

(Sorry 'bout the tough start: A-E 6-1, was it? :-| BTW, they show Fever Pitch on TV right now...)

Take care.

/Henke
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davajonah said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Cheers Henke
Actually, it was E-A 1-6. We were at home. :-( It was highly embarrassing. Not seen Fever Pitch, but it's a very good read! All about the Arsenal too.

Thanks for stopping by and listening. Better luck to us next week eh? ;)
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jiguma said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Who'da thought ....
.... that two songs with this title could appear at MJ :) Here's Peter Greenstone's song (which I love also) http://www.macjams.com/song/11723

This is very nicely done Dave. Very clear clean sounds (well I think so, I have crap speakers here in Switzerland) and a lovely relaxed vibe.

Niiiiiiice!

Neil



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davajonah said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Thanks Neil
Still in Switzerland eh? I didn't know about Peter's version, but see below he has responded, I hope he doesn't mind.

Glad you listened Neil, and thanks. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
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jiguma said 3594 days ago (August 17th, 2009)
the title
I can't see that it's a problem Dave, just interesting.

:)
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Reinholt56 said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Hi Dava......
I enjoyed the Meta-state that this lulled me into.

The time you have spent putting this piece together was well worth it in my opinion.

Slow and dreamy almost. Great stuff.

Take care.

Paul
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davajonah said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Cheers Paul.
I was in a meta-state yesterday after the football results, but not in a very good one! I came home and continued working on this tune, the way you do, and all was well again!

Thanks again Paul, appreciate you stopping by.
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Peter Greenstone said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
like the vibe
As Neil pointed out I wrote a song by the same name a few years ago so this caught my attention. I really like it. Very mellow cosmic vibe. It's just being there... and not. Good choice of instruments to create a warmth while portraying such a mind-twisting concept such as Schrodinger's Cat.
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davajonah said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Thanks Peter
I was not aware you'd posted a song with the same name, so apologies. My son picked the title! I can change it if you like. I did a quick Google earlier to check and the only thing that came up was the name of an acappella band. Now I've found there's also a Tears for Fears track by the same name! Maybe I should change the title.

Your version is wonderful, btw. I've just had a listen.
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Peter Greenstone said 3593 days ago (August 17th, 2009)
Keep the title
Nothing to apologize for. "Shrodinger's Cat" is fair play for anyone to use. It's a cool scientific hypothetical for explaining existence on the quantum level. The title just caught my eye. I think there's even a band out there that is named after it.
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BossHook said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
I really
like the slow and gentle pace. Everyone can use a bit of introspection like this piece brings.
davajonah said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Thank you
Yes. Introspection is a good thing. Glad it helped you introspect!

Cheers.
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Feter said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Schrodinger's Cat
this is peaceful and relaxation moments ...
loved the bounce and clippin deep tones ..
lovely arrangement and mixing ..thnx alot for
sharin !!!!
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davajonah said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Cheers Feter
Yes. Arranging this one took forever. Synths are funny things sometimes. Glad you liked it!
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Ex_Silentio said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
The ensemble interpretation maybe?
Again, I am clonked on the head by the production quality of your music. It's fully 3-D, maybe 4-D, maybe more along collapsed dimensions. A beautiful and gentle piece. We need a genre just for your music -- davambient.
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davajonah said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Davambient!
I've actually got an "album" on Last.fm called just that, believe it or not. I haven't had a look at it in ages, but I expect it hasn't had that many plays.

As for production, well this one was a nightmare. The Zebra is a lovely synth and eminently tweakable, but there always seem to be residual sounds which are usually hidden. In a quiet piece like this, they become noticeable and can be really hard to get rid of. I managed with most, but not all I'm afraid. I've spent far too much time on this one tune, so in the end gave up and posted it. Maybe one day, when I become a little more adept at mixing and mastering, I'll come back and redo it. But not this week!

Cheers Duane, and thanks for your very kind comments.
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Dadai.2 said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Lovely tonal drops...

of music... refreshing moment, a bit of solitude with rich accompaniment.

Jack
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davajonah said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Thanks Jack
Good of you to stop by and give me a listen!
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stviemr said 3594 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
nice
very enjoyable - pleasant to the ears. Simple, gentle, but still different enough to be interesting.
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davajonah said 3593 days ago (August 17th, 2009)
Hey cheers!
Like me; simple, gentle. However, I'm not really pleasing to the ear. You should hear me singing. :)

Thanks for stopping by.
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michael2 said 3593 days ago (August 17th, 2009)
nice one
so warm sounding. your right, not ambient. not sure that electronica fits either though. when i hear that term I picture lightweight fluffy pop with an overly processed sounding girl singer (you hear it a lot in commercials for target). anyways, I am getting away from the point. this is great, develops nicely as it goes and sounds just tremendous. your making me want to upgrade to the paid version of zebra.
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davajonah said 3592 days ago (August 18th, 2009)
Thanks Michael
I love the Zebra synth and did pay for the full version! It's a tricky beast though, and does have a "residual noise" problem. The sounds you can get out of it are often really unsynth like, and very organic, but there are often little buzzes or squeaks, barely noticable unless you're working on a quiet tune such as this one. They can be very difficult to get rid of! But it has been worth the price of paying, imo. Having said that, the free CM magazine version is excellent, and yours for the price of the magazine too.

Thanks again.
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michael2 said 3592 days ago (August 18th, 2009)
hey there
found this last night and thought of you. a bunch of presets and patches for the U-He family of synths (including Zebra). loaded them into Zebra CM, and some are pretty good. i find that pre-sets can be an excellent place to start tweaking:
http://www.u-he.com/PatchLib/
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lengold said 3592 days ago (August 18th, 2009)
Truly relaxing
and warm piece of music Dave. Enjoyed the respite. This would work very well with one of your videos.
Cheers
Len

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davajonah said 3592 days ago (August 18th, 2009)
Thanks Len
Thank God, I say, for having something to do this awful weekend. Saturday was a bad, BAD day; working on this little tune cheered me up somewhat!

Cheers!
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musichead said 3590 days ago (August 20th, 2009)
just nice
Just Plain nice.well rounded tones. Very little hiss in the background.
very very clean recoding. Plus very relaxing!!!
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PaulaMunk said 2538 days ago (July 7th, 2012)
Purrfect.
It comes and goes and stays with you. Lovely sounds.
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