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DudeSpirit's music

Discussion in 'Sound / Music Art' started by DudeSpirit, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. DudeSpirit

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    Hello, been a while since I've updated my intro here on my thread, was a time to do so.

    First question usually is, what program do i use? Well i used FL Studio 3 for a long time, until i found it reasonable to update, so now the software i'm using is Reason 4.0, Logic Studio 9 and Sibelius 5. I also have a MIDI-piano, I've played piano for like 8 years. I also play a little guitar, drums and sax. Actually, since jazz has grown up on me, so has sax, so been playing alot of saxophone lately. I like to mix electronic and acoustic instruments to create the perfect blend :)

    I've now worked as a full-time studio technician for the last 1.5 years, making a living out of it, and i love it! I've picked up quite alot along the way. King's College (London), gave me alot, met alot of musical people.

    I ask kindly that my works don't get linked anywhere without my permission. Thanks! (Creative Commons)


    Latest News:
    19/8/2011 - A total revamp to the thread, creating it all over again, new tracks, old tracks, good tracks, shit tracks - added. Also, people asked for me to make the pieces downloadable, so there you have it now, feel free to download!


    Tracks 2008-2011 (non-chrono)

    Detach - This is an emotional piano-driven track with some strings to it. Made it with with heart, there's a story to it, but enough about that! :p
     
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  2. Tank-Commander

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    I like them in genral, but they're a little too calm for my taste, so I dont think my opinion would help out much. but they are quite relaxing imo
    gj
     
  3. DudeSpirit

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    Thanks for the first comment!!
    I usually don't start composing something specific, i just get a feeling or a mood, and i start playing melodies around my piano, everything that's happening around me, affects my composing and the outcome of the songs.
    May sound a bit cliche but that's how it is really.
     
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    They still sound alittle 'Midi-ish' if you know what I mean. It's nothing wrong with it tho, if you like chiptunes. But the orchestra ones would probably sound better if not:)

    I like them in general though, keep up the work.
    The first song, is it inspired by a certain game, or just the Sega Genesis chiptune in general?

    Anyways, they are quite nice to listen on even though this is your first attempts
     
  5. DudeSpirit

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    Thanks for the comment, the first is just mainly influenced by SEGA, nothing specific really.
    Yeah, i understand they sound a bit 'amateurish' in a way, MIDI-ish in other words then.

    I'll upload a new song this evening or tomorrow.

    {EDIT 1}
    Added a new track, Dreams Without Sunlight.

    {EDIT 2}
    Added a new track, Morning Assassin.
     
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  6. LelouchviBritannia

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    Request? Maybe.

    I really like The Tribe of Meskwaki song, and i was hoping i could request a 1-2 minutes song? If so..

    It's for a naga/invasion type map, if you want more details just PM me, the map is around 35% completion (terrain, ideas)

    Maybe you could create a naga type invasion track for me?


    PM me back if you do :p Thanks!
     
  7. Mulgrim

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    oh your morning assasin fits perfectly for a sim's game building mode

    what did you use to record? it sounds very clean.
     
  8. DudeSpirit

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    Well it's all about the room, mic, and the distance between the mic and the instrument.

    There's some tutorials out there in the web on making your recordings sound as clean as possible.
    For the mic i used Audio Technica's 4047, and i did some room placement.


    Thanks for the comment, it actually might fit quite well in The Sims :)
     
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    I find them really good. Keep uploading! :)
     
  10. DudeSpirit

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    Cheers, yeah, I'll be taking a few day break soon, i want to get something else done, since this is quite time-consuming. :p
     
  11. DudeSpirit

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    New track, Hybrid Highway added!
    Taking a break again, i wanted to finish this one though.

    {EDIT, original date 25-Nov-2009}
    New track added, Hanging on to 8bit.
     
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  12. De.Facto

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    Discoveries is my favourite. Very chilled tune. (;

    As well as i love these ones ..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njXHzx00Z6Q
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX3A76eddUU&feature=related
     
  13. DudeSpirit

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    Thanks for the comment!
    I really enjoyed those you posted, full of inspiration too.
     
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    Nice but not my style:p
     
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    Wow, the hanging on to 8bit song sounds like it belongs in an old Megaman video game, just wondering at one part did you use like a bubble sound effect at a few parts? It seems to sound like that.
     
  16. DudeSpirit

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    Don't give too much credit to that song :p Its just a remix, and not much was done there. I agree that it sounds nice though.

    Can you point the bubble sound out? In what part of the song does it play, i'm not exactly sure what you mean.
     
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    hmmm for some reason your music refuses to buffer........
     
  18. DudeSpirit

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    Worked just fine for me :/
     
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    I'm not really a person for midi music, it just doesnt carry any emotion or any of that lovely stuff across. Anyway, I think Discoveries is an awesome track. Really gets the theme across.
     
  20. Chizume

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    I've said it before and I say it again. Awesome music! I'm patiently waiting for some cool updates. Keep the spirit up!

    Your Friend,
    Chizume