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DAR - Start Your Engines!


Author Comments

[UPDATED JAN. 27th, 2021]




My two biggest subjects of inspiration when it comes to writing music is: Space, and racing. For jams like this especially, racing is great, because racing is rock 'n roll!!

Since this album (On Impulse) is supposed to be a throwback to my old style, I just absolutely had to throw in a racing-inspired track! When I wrote this song, I just envisioned all the race-cars positioned in the starting grid. Getting ready and eventually starting up those powerful engines. At the signal, those roaring speed-machines let loose from the starting line!

I also imagined in the (somewhat) quieter sections, the drivers would be downshifting and slowing to take some tight corners. Then once the action kicks back in, I picture them coming out of those tight turns and then just stomping on the pedal. Cars fighting for the lead as they accelerate down the straightaway!

I've got a good feeling that this track is going to be the opening song for the album. Anyways, hope you all enjoy the song! ~DAR

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Credits & Info

Waiting for 2 more votes

Apr 16, 2020
12:07 AM EDT
General Rock
File Info
8.5 MB
4 min 33 sec
  • Audacity
  • Fruity Reverb
  • Edison
  • Fruity Limiter
  • Fruity Compressor
  • SPAN
  • Maximus
  • FL Studio 12
  • Fruity Reverb 2
  • Fruity Parametric EQ 2
  • Fruity Delay 2
  • EZdrummer 2
Misc. Kit
  • Lancaster Audio Pulse (Cab Sim)
  • Catharsis Fredman Impulses (Cab IR's)
  • 6505 RED (Amp Sim)
  • TSE 808 2.0 (Tube Screamer sim)
  • Ibanez GRG120BDX (guitar)
  • Squier Affinity PJ Bass
  • TSE B.O.D (Bass Amp/Overdrive sim)
  • HeadCrusher Free by Audio Assault (analog saturation sim)
  • reaplugins (free Reaper plugins)
  • YouLean Loudness Meter

Licensing Terms

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