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Now available on Youtube in 4K !


I tried my hand at Synthwave/Retrowave, I admit it wasn't as easy as simple 8-bit melodies as I had to work with multiple layers and sound textures. You can hear different time signatures (the drums), I wanted to give a feel of tension and uneasiness.


Inspirations :


  • Hotline Miami 1 & 2 soundtracks. I really liked how most tracks sounded melancholic and sometimes "harsh" as opposed to the feel-good cookie cutter Synthwave songs we got in the past 6 years.


  • The Alien 3 on Sega Genesis soundtrack.


The reason for the lengthy song duration is that I also wanted to incorporate elements of ambient music, separated by "phases".


I almost exclusively used the u-he Diva VST and Ozone 9 for mixing.


Though there are some things I wish to modify, such as the non-existent buildup in the beginning where the drums simply start playing and it sounds really abrasive imo.

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GOOD !!!!!!!

Burner98 responds:

Thanks =)

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Uploaded
Feb 21, 2021
1:59 AM EST
Genre
Synthwave
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Song
10.7 MB
7 min 39 sec

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