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Pastel Raindrops (demo)

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Video Game inspired electro-pop song! Contact me if you like this track and think we can do something great together! <(^.^<)

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You mentioned that you used Logic, a program that I know little about. I use Reason, an equally pretentiously named program that's 100 times less learner friendly than the name would suggest. I'm going to program a DAW called "Common Sense" and the learning curve will be so steep kids will literally get hurt trying to climb over it.

"Picking out instruments." It's always good when a sound bank has what your looking for but I might suggest toying with initial patches or resting devices so that you can synthesize your own instruments for a second? Presets aren't dirty or anything but learning to make your own synths is like learning to make your own food. You will never go hungry ;)

Like I said, Logic is not my baby but this little tutorial video looked like a solid bread winner.


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The arps in the second half of the song were pretty! What did you use to write them? Pure curiosity. Was it the preset instrument? Most DAWs have an arp effect or device of some kind that you can plug into most things. Usually. I'm not fact checking that but it's true. Arps are a totally legit way to compose. Just... don't let anyone know you do. Shhhh. Arps are the sexiest way to make chip tune synths from squarewave and sawtooth oscillators. Don't. Tell. Anyone.

Ahem. You have a knack for arranging musics together! Hope you hang out a while and keep composing :)

Lanmola responds:

Thanks for listening and reviewing! Actually, I tweak all the preset instruments either a little or a lot. I want to get my hands dirty building sounds from scratch more or less in the future. The arps are my favorite to mess with, getting the patterns just right for the song.

I generally start with a chord progression and build from there.

I'm not into electro pop, but this was very well thought out, subtle yet tastefully executed. Reminds me of a megaman song i can't put my finger on, also a small Justice Vibe too.

I also like how there are a lot of changes but still keeps its poppy nature.

I wish I had your dedication to picking out exactly what sound you want before you move forward with your music.

Much respect to you considering it's a genre I'm not very vested in.

Lanmola responds:

Thanks for reviewing! I'm glad you liked it even though the genre is not your cup of tea. Picking out the sounds of instruments is always a painstaking task for me, so it's great to hear it paid off! Also, I'm a big Megaman X fan; and that generation of gaming is what inspires a lot of my writing in this style.

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3.54 / 5.00

May 30, 2016
3:34 PM EDT
New Wave
File Info
2.4 MB
1 min 43 sec

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