never coming back

January 24, 2010 9:35 PM

I wrote this electronic track over the course of this evening, working on getting the right sound textures- I was going for a warm, low-fi fuzzy sound. Strangely, it just poured out of my head.
Inspired by Nathan Fake, M83 and Superpitcher.

Made with FL Studio 9 and the Crystal VST plugin.
posted by dunkadunc (6 comments total)

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This is such a cool track. Overall I think you've got a great low-fi sound, the drums and bass especially. Some of the synth is still a little to cool / modern to fit in, though, especially at the beginning. Did you put some kind of noise track on the synth to dirty it up? It sounds dirty, but dirty in a high-tech way, if that makes any sense.

I love the little melody in the breakdown, too.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 8:41 PM on January 25, 2010

awesome, can definitely hear the m83 influence.
posted by pwally at 8:42 PM on January 25, 2010

Actually, when I looked at the effects chains I used, there wasn't any kind of distortion on the main synth- I used the Crystal synth on "Acid Trumpet", which is basically just a filtered saw wave. That then gets run through the Gross Beat plugin, which in this case is playing every odd beat over again on the even beats, as a delay of sorts.
Since I uploaded this I've slowed it down from 150 to 140bpm and done some slight tweaks, but if anyone has any synth/effects chaining advice, that would be great.
posted by dunkadunc at 6:49 PM on January 26, 2010

This is great. Really like the chord at 1:54.
posted by escabeche at 3:19 PM on January 27, 2010

Well done. This is exactly what I was hoping for from your description. Would sound great with some high pitched vocals, I think.
posted by Corduroy at 11:24 PM on February 3, 2010

I've made a more polished version here, slowed down the tempo a bit and balanced the EQ so it wouldnt' sound too murky. Still waiting on a good mic.
posted by dunkadunc at 12:40 PM on May 5, 2010

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