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Synth You've Been Gone



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Another in the MIDI-over-loops group of my melodic meanderings, this one meandered down a little by-way, by way of some educational recycling. You may recognize the drum track: I recycled it from a previous tune which was all loops ("Once Around the Kitchen, Quickly"). The midi file first appeared in "Nuit d'Alger" and sounds completely different here. Well, you be the judge.

The lineup of four tracks is: Three loops from Modern Rock Drums, played by a rock kit; a Woody Latin Bass loop played by an acoustic bass; a Crystal synth AU playing the melody through the Siberian Night preset; and a manually adjusted TAL-Bassline AU providing periodic warbles and bleats to an arrangement also of mine.

To be honest, I put this together during a creative low point and was grasping at straws. I remember wanting to use the drum track again and I wasn't inspired to play anything. So I cut and pasted; changed a little, adjusted a little, added a little, and voila!

This experiment, BTW, led to the deliberate/intentional composition of my "Variations on a Theme in Three Parts" which I will post in the new year.

The image is from parentsconnect.com.
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PaulaMunk said 3097 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
is seductive. Like a roller coaster ride moving in and around thunder clouds and space junk. Watch your head. Incoming. That was a "Trip"! Thanks.
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Catalina22 said 3097 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
So glad you were able to create something pretty enjoyable to listen to during a creative low point! I think it's so important to just keep going and throw anything we can together during those low points; otherwise, inertia sets in. This is really fun and, to use Char's word, trippy! :)
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magnatone said 3097 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Synth You've Been Gone (GREAT TITLE!)
hi rich - well this is pretty darned cool, and i will look forward to your variations soon!
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H3nry said 3097 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
When you're stuck
loops can be an ice-breaker, and you never know where they will lead you. You may wind up doing a kind of music completely new. This is nice and if I hadn't read your description, I'd have thought it was planned from the git-go.
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hackneybloke said 3096 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
ha richard....good title. listening while writing....hang on, the cat just threw up. wow...what a mess...ok am back. this sounds great on headphones. i like the beat and the little flute noises and the electronica and the panning. i like how you manage to get that acoustic bass to cut in and have its space for those few bars. in your description you say, 'to be honest'....don't be honest....tell everyone you're a creative genius and so it shall be. voila indeed.
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Social_Ice said 3096 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
not sure who sung the original "since you've been gone" Foreigner ?? Rainbow?? - a song I never enjoyed hearing on the radio...but now when I do, I'll visualize a bunch of guys w/ lisps.....great title!

And a great tune...always enjoy hearing your compositional versatility.. ~barbara

RAVENS said 3095 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Very cool tune, out there & trippy. Just my kind of thing to listen to on a boring Sunday, you livened it up nicely for me. Great stuff! Adorable pic too!

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tokai said 3094 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
I am loving those spacey vibes, Yeah this is interesting. I am fond of tunes that meander as this does, i could have done with a bit more.
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ramonaji said 3092 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
very interesting trip
through my speakers! : ) Thank you for sharing...
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alackbass said 3088 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Synth You've Been Gone
Very creative track. I really enjoyed reading the description. One of the many great aspects of this site is the opportunity to share our music making process as well as our music. You've given me some ideas how some of my older ideas could be recycled into new pieces. This is a very cool contribution to the community.
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