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Happy When You're High

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Coed & Kynan - Happy When You're High

Climb off your ride
And close your eyes
You seem 'much better than yourself'
You seem so happy when you're high



This is probably my favourite song by you, or even anyone, on newgrounds. I just love the lyrics and the way you made each verse different even though it's the same chords and lyrics.
I was also, just wondering exactly how you made everything go quiet when the bass drum is hit.
But anyways, love this song, and love you for making it.

mmFOOD responds:

Thank you so much!! :)

It's actually a collaboration I did with a friend of mine. That effect can be made through sidechaining which is a form of compression. Are you talking about how we cut the synths when the kick drum starts? If so, that's something called automation. It's basically programming instruments to do certain things at specific cues and is really common when it comes to recording music.

Although in this song we didn't use much sidechaining but did use lots of automation. Also, it's the way we mixed the song together that gave it that effect. :)

Good luck friend!

All right, first things first, this song has a wicked groove, man! However, I would also say that the vocals might be a little too overly effected with digital sounds. It was sort of like listening to ocean waves crash onto the shoreline, and was quite difficult to decipher at times. We will be back to listen to more of your submissions.

-PA (Rich&Brad)

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mmFOOD responds:

Truly appreciate the input! I totally see where you're coming from. We intentionally intended it to sound like "crashing waves," almost a dream-like feel to it but giving it another listen I'd have to agree it sounds a bit saturated. Let's see if we can take another shot at it and play with it a little to get a much more limpid sound from the vocals. :)

I'd still like to toy around with it and get a lucid, dream-like feel from the vocals. We'll see.

This is just a raw demo for now.

haha, i like this song and ive never been high tbh, but i like this, very chill and relaxing, i dont needa get high to like stuff like this, and im sure my neighbors love it too haha!(:

It's not bad, just not my style. I don't get high all that often, but even if I was this isn't what I'd like to listen to. But I know work went into this and some people probably would enjoy it.

mmFOOD responds:

I don't get high either. I actually hate getting high although I'm not against it either. This is my way to hopefully reach out to someone...

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4.62 / 5.00

Jun 17, 2012
1:06 AM EDT
File Info
3.6 MB
3 min 11 sec

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