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The Game of Life (Live)


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This track was produced during the early 00's and I never got around to redoing the track as the original contains a backing track which was from my Yamaha Tyros Keyboard/Workstation. This has been played live before a few times and but I've never sung it live or in the studio so take my vocals with a pinch of salt as I ain't a singer.

I remade this track, for a live production I am working on called "The Worlds End" which will star guite a few guest singers and will be released also as an album in due time.

Made using primarily Vanguard, Vacuum Pro and Loom.

Produced and mixed down in Cubase 9.

Phaser for my Eminent Solina sample which was played back on the Yamaha A3000, was provided by a authentic Small Stone pedal from the 70's, a Sovtek variety, not the cheap **** today from Electro Harmonix.

Any feedback welcome

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This track is oddly compelling as it sounds like a proper danceable track, think the vocal is a bit rough around the edges. But definitely would amazing to add this to your set as I know you want to stay with your Downtempo/Dance/Electronica style. Solina and phaser/flanger effect gave me chills. Bass is impressive as well. My question is, as follows, is this Live or Semi live, and how did you go about making this track. My only gripe is that it has no fade out but the rest of the song really makes up for it. So you used Vanguard, can you tell me how you built up your voicing because I have Vanguard, obviously at work, and it doesn't usually allow you to do from completely as usually you build on other patches.

So you got Sovtek Small Stone, which is a feat in itself to get hold of one, and aren't like £200 on ebay, usually in really bad nick! I heard that Davis recently managed to buy his studio one of those Schmitt Synthesisers as well as getting hold of that CP-80 by Yamaha. Kids got money burning a hole in his pocket. That Schmitt Synth they made like a small batch of them as well and apparently he bought I think the third to last one. It's stupid because they are like 10K for a three voice synthesiser, I could buy three Moog Voyagers for that price!

I'm kind of glad that you don't care to much about the latest equipment and keep buying vintage synths. That way you should be able to pull of your live gig's more effectively. But word of warning you were talking about using your PC on stage this time around, I don't know how well that would be received as there is only a couple of bands around I know which have successfully done this kind of thing. I still think your better taking the samplers with you, as its maybe slightly more artistic.

I hope your well and I'll see you in a couple of weeks.

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Aug 1, 2017
12:56 PM EDT
New Wave
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8.3 MB
3 min 39 sec

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