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Animate (rough mix)


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Download: https://midnightsocean.bandcamp.com/track/animate

Energy and amazing directing force from the unknown, organizing life into existence in the ancient sea.

so this is a little piece I've been working with on and off. This is mostly live playing. in fact the only automated instruments (outside of a digital shaker, because my time isn't super) was the MS2000 run on a custom midi pattern. finally got to rough mix stage with the newest junker synth I picked up (might have the return it, if the seller gets grumpy). Still needs the gong I bought but it hasn't arrived yet, so, expect an update to this some time.

Produced in logic pro using a Meinl aqua udu, Hugh Tracey kalimba, Korg Triton-rack, and one very beat up Korg MS2000.

Feedback always welcome, so long as it's detailed. "this sucks" is not detailed enough. just sayin'

peace :D

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Not sure why ratings are so low! It's not unpleasant, is it? Got a weird, spacy, alien feel to it. Like a religious ritual from another galaxy. I mean, it's not my thing, but it's so interesting and crispy! I wish I had equipment like you :(

Thanks, and have fun!

Midnights-Ocean responds:

lol because it's newgrounds. This place kinda has a reputation for being, well, nuff said. XP

Thanks! Yes sci-fi spiritualism is exactly the kinda thing I go for. I appreciate your kind words and good rating!

PLEASE never let the idea of what equipment you have or have not, limit your creativity. I speak from experience. After 10 years of working in a professional studio full of ridiculously expensive equipment, my rig is peanuts. Laughable really, but I put time, brains and heart into what I do. It shines through sometimes It think, as your comment is evidence. :)

Even for a rough mix it sound pretty good. Not sure how I like the vocal, maybe its too in front. If you can, put some reverb on it so it has some more space. I really really like the flow of this song, like it's telling a story of some sort. Good for animations I guess :)

Midnights-Ocean responds:

yes! thank you! I had similar thoughts about the vocal. though not much needs doing there. I thought it maybe could be blended with the background, just a little more. there's actually a lot of minor little details I want to tweak and fill in on this but like I said, it'll wait till I have my cheepass used gong I just bought, so I can replace the stock sound on the time keeping drum track. Thank you for the feedback. Yeah this would be great for a game or animation, if you are working on any or know of someone who needs music. :)

Credits & Info

3.70 / 5.00

Jun 27, 2018
12:09 AM EDT
File Info
10.4 MB
4 min 33 sec

Licensing Terms

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