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Calm

Postby davefk » Mon May 30, 2016 2:25 pm

Hi guys

Here's another original work in progress, with a summer theme called 'Calm'. I started working on this track in 2014. About half way through there are some sax samples from the Mixcraft library of sounds. I hope you enjoy it and as always, please feel free to give constructive criticism or ideas on how to pad the track out.

https://soundcloud.com/davlinste/calm
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Re: Calm

Postby outteh » Mon May 30, 2016 3:45 pm

Well done, Dave! Your'e really cranking them out these days. Love the melody! :D

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Re: Calm

Postby davefk » Mon May 30, 2016 3:53 pm

outteh wrote:Well done, Dave! Your'e really cranking them out these days. Love the melody! :D


Thanks Tom I appreciate you taking a listen and for your support :-)

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Re: Calm

Postby AHornsby » Mon May 30, 2016 6:16 pm

Ah. So that's how 'chill' is done. :D Thank you. -h

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Re: Calm

Postby davefk » Tue May 31, 2016 3:23 am

AHornsby wrote:Ah. So that's how 'chill' is done. :D Thank you. -h


Well, that's how I do it. :-) Thanks for listening. The track really needs some type of melody so I may re-do it.

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Re: Calm

Postby msnickybee » Tue May 31, 2016 3:28 am

I like this... a LOT.

Definitely something that George Michael would put some lyrics to. I know it's Chill/Ambient, but that's a real possibility with this, I think it's that good. Seriously. Would love to hear a better version than SoundCloud offers, why not put a simple video together, and get it HD video/sound on YouTube?
The sax is really interesting. The ending is fab. I was wondering how it would end, and it didn't disappoint. Unlike some, I listened to the end! I like all the sounds - the rhythm track, the various synths and pads. Would I break down the drum track at one point? Add classical guitar or some simple notes (maybe Ample Guitar Lite) then bring the drum track back in? Maybe.
Love it!!!
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Re: Calm

Postby M@rkus » Tue May 31, 2016 7:44 am

Nice tune, and well produced! Is that a vst saxophone?
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Re: Calm

Postby Mab098157 » Tue May 31, 2016 9:30 am

Good work Dave. Nice smooth groove. Assuming the sax is loops again? Its weird how the wave form doesn't seem to fit the tune? When I looked at it I thought I had a good idea of the dynamic flow, but it does seem to fit? Do you see what I mean?
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Re: Calm

Postby davefk » Tue May 31, 2016 11:03 am

msnickybee wrote:I like this... a LOT.

Definitely something that George Michael would put some lyrics to. I know it's Chill/Ambient, but that's a real possibility with this, I think it's that good. Seriously. Would love to hear a better version than SoundCloud offers, why not put a simple video together, and get it HD video/sound on YouTube?
The sax is really interesting. The ending is fab. I was wondering how it would end, and it didn't disappoint. Unlike some, I listened to the end! I like all the sounds - the rhythm track, the various synths and pads. Would I break down the drum track at one point? Add classical guitar or some simple notes (maybe Ample Guitar Lite) then bring the drum track back in? Maybe.
Love it!!!


Thanks for your generous comments Nicky, and for taking the time to give your thoughts. I'd love George Michael to take it on..If only..... :-) I've been thinking of putting my tracks on YouTube, so that's something I will more than likely do.

I've put a mixed 44.1 16bit wav version online for you and anyone who wants a copy. Here is the link:

https://mega.nz/#!XMklGD7K!7h0BVO5oSNAMqZ9GmrO3q2o_XPYgvTEa6YoPTCbR_dw
Choose the option to: 'Download through your browser'

All the best, Dave
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Re: Calm

Postby davefk » Tue May 31, 2016 11:04 am

M@rkus wrote:Nice tune, and well produced! Is that a vst saxophone?



Thanks M@rkus! No the sax is a couple of Mixcraft samples from the sample library.

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Re: Calm

Postby davefk » Tue May 31, 2016 11:05 am

Mab098157 wrote:Good work Dave. Nice smooth groove. Assuming the sax is loops again? Its weird how the wave form doesn't seem to fit the tune? When I looked at it I thought I had a good idea of the dynamic flow, but it does seem to fit? Do you see what I mean?


Mark, thanks for your generous comments. I think I know what you mean?.... I used those sax loops in my last track ErinAva and they worked well in that. I added those sax loops to 'Calm' in 2014.

I sometimes stretch them to fit (CTRL and drag) and change the key if needed. I think It's the last time I will use those sax samples though. The thing that astounds me, is that you can use the same samples in different tracks and make them sound totally different depending upon the song style tempo etc...


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