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Mar 28, 2016 | 12:52 AM EDT
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3.7 MB
3 min 17 sec
5.00 / 5.00

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Rated 5.00 / 5 stars
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how I did it:
So I made this song as a personal challenge. The new Cat Empire album came in and I really was liking their new sound. So I picked it all apart and listened to what I liked and then I decided to make a song I a similar style with the Circuit Bored sound. Also I was drawing ideas up from the Gorillaz “To Binge”. The challenge is that FL-studio is a very synchronized program that wants you to stick to a strict beat in the piano roll. So I made some drums going back and adjusting every hit’s velocity and timing to make it human. Same goes for the organ and horns. That took the longest and was way out of my comfort zone. I created a sub in FM8 my using some basic waveforms and running it through a parametric EQ. The drums were all given a tad bit of reverb and were all mixed to how I felt they should be. The intro has a faint reversed synth I used to go in the first chunk of the song, and it also features some guitar octaves sliding up. The background of the whole song has muted guitar rhythm and also separate guitar chords. The synths were Sylenth1 made from a previous patch I created and messed with. Throughout the song you can faintly hear some hidden noises, synth and guitar sounds that I implemented to get some replay ability. There is a reversed organ chord which only occurs once at 1:39. The drum fills are a brand new thing for me and basically they are just patterns I made using the piano roll, kontakt and other drum hit sounds. The horns are faint and were just meant to fill a gap of sound. Overall I am super happy with how it came out and once I got the idea it took off really fast from there. Hope you enjoy it. Feel free to message me if you have question about something I did.

If you want to use my song just PM me and let me know what it is for. 99% I will let you use it no problem.

Equipment and software:
FL-Studio 12
Kontakt 5 (factory library pack) for the organ, horns, bongos.
Sylenth1 for the chord synths and noises
FM8 for subbass
a Lyon chorus pedal and a Donner Yellowfall delay pedal on my Jackson js20 electric and another custom made guitar recorded with my M-Audio fast track. Sennheiser HD 518 Headphones and some old dying monsoon speakers.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

It was this song that got me thinking about doing an animation, it seems to fit your character somehow (don't know why I didn't comment on the song earlier). The intro also seems like it would fit well for an opening. The muted guitar strumming was tasteful. No technical issues as per usual. Tasteful percussion, I like how you don't repeat drum tracks beat for beat. I keep hearing improvement with every song and still love it! All your sounds are very dynamic, nothing really sounds 'synthy' to me so props. I still don't know why I like this kind of music so much because usually I like heavy electronic music and classical. Whatever I can't wait to hear more!

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BoredMusic responds:

Thanks man! You always give such good feedback and It means a lot since I love your tunes you make.