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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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I rather liked this and how it didn't feel cut and paste. It was more of a composition than just a standard track. This gave it that special feel. It doesn't feel too abrasive. I will say that the kick sounds kind of thin for this unless it's intentional that's the only critique that I really have. Very well done!

GOOD !!!!!!!

ItsBurner responds:

Thanks =)

Takes some courage to make song like this, and it takes some serious skills to make it an actually amazing song! Respect

ItsBurner responds:

Thank you so much !

wtf legit chills

ItsBurner responds:

Exciting ! =]


This is dayum good bruh

ItsBurner responds:

Thanks =]


Credits & Info


4.56 / 5.00

Feb 21, 2021
1:59 AM EST
File Info
10.7 MB
7 min 39 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.