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N. Different (feat. Yasiin Clemens)

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Please check out Yasiin he's such a talented boy.


At Quarl's request:


I synthesized the bass myself and originally it was more of a Halftime sine with a deeper sine under and modulated at 16ths but Yasiin wanted a more analog bass which I think fit better in the end.


The analog was sequenced so it wasn't that human, I tried modal randomness but that didn't go great so I left it alone while I had my sanity.


The chords were Yasiin's he did a bunch more stuff but I personally wanted the drums, snare and hats that I made to be used as I thought they were floaty and spatial.


The chords were so bouncy and I needed to match that, once the bass was done I needed the lead. Harmonic series and saw at a high pitch in Vital, gated as a pluck and EQ'd for high frequency.


I'm super proud of the melody, I started with Yasiin's chords and worked backwards to make the rhythm more bouncy, this was a super fun project as it put me out of my music comfort zone but the song is so vibey that it's kind of ironic.


There are also some pads that in truth I got from Splice as I was racking my brain for something to layer on the bridge.


I love MUSIC


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R&B/Hip-Hop/Pop type groove...I like it!

This is a killer track. The vibes are immaculate. The chord progression is super solid. Melody rocks. The beat slaps. The bass is gnarly. Its all....good

Hairmilked responds:

Much appreciated. We killed it not gonna lie.

Gonna have to give this more listens laturz, tablet monitors at the moment. Only way I'd have made this better would be with a 2x osc saw/sine lead programmed with sweeping portamento, pitch/shift mods, and automation lanes for them. Portamento slides and pitch/shift modulators are awesome but the option to automate them on/off creates a very human feeling.

That is such specific feedback but the track itself is amazing. Chord progression is lush. Drums sound nice and full (on my tablet). Aux percussion is killing it. That vocal melody is hauntingly gorgeous. I'm curious what that is. Sample, recording, midi instruments, or something more mysterious?

I'm gonna ask you guys to gush a little bit about the creative process under author's comments. An artist's statement is an important tool to communicate ideas. Telling us to check out Yasiin is legit, he is very talented. Though, you could include some more feelings or thoughts. Newgrounds is a community of creative people and artists. They love to learn and share ideas. While it feels safe to assume that your music will speak for itself, saying a few things might attract a larger audience. Make yourself personable to some degree. I realized at a certain point that if you say nothing about your work, you are just a webpage to everyone that stops by. A webpage serves to be used. Force people into acknowledging that you are a person, not just a webpage :D

Hairmilked responds:

Hey Quarl!

Massive post so I'll do my best to break it down and any good points will be put in the bio.

I synthesized the bass myself and originally it was more of a Halftime sine with a deeper sine under and modulated at 16ths but Yasiin wanted a more analog bass which I think fit better in the end.

The analog was sequenced so I agree it wasn't that human, I tried modal randomness but that didn't go great so I left it alone while I had my sanity.

The chords were Yasiin's he did a bunch more stuff but I personally wanted the drums, snare and hats that I made to be used as I thought they were floaty and spatial.

The chords were so bouncy and I needed to match that, once the bass was done I need the lead. The mysterious piece you speak of is actually a simple synth. Harmonic series and saw at a high pitch, gated as a pluck and EQ'd for high frequency.

I'm super proud of the melody, I started with Yasiin's chords and worked backwards to make the rhythm more bouncy and infectious. I'm glad you thought it was a vocal as that was my plan hehe.

There are also some pads that in truth I got from Splice as I was racking my brain for something to layer on the bridge.

I of course want to be more personal in the future but have struggled with getting real on the songs, I will do my best in the future.

Take care,

Stache :D

Damn we went crazy 😪

Credits & Info

Artist

Listens
2,060
Faves:
15
Downloads
40
Votes
20
Score
4.43 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jan 11, 2022
11:15 AM EST
Genre
R&B
File Info
Song
2.2 MB
2 min 22 sec
Software
  • Reaper
  • Vital
Misc. Kit
  • splice

Licensing Terms

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