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San Agustin by chunter

Round 46
Author chunter
Title San Agustin
MP3 Link http://www.loopproject.com/filebase/sdcompo/chunter/sdc46_sanagustin.mp3
Module Link sdc46_chunter-sanagustin.zip
Filesize 9243KB
Score 4, 2, 1, 1Total Points: 8 (4 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes

SounDevotion Competition Round 46

Airmann's pack was way better than the tune I made from it. I'm looking forward to using many of these samples in the future and I hope he makes more packs.

Named because my gf thought it sounded like background music to a spy show she likes (which is set in Miami. I didn't want to call it "Miami.") Includes my mediocre guitar playing. (I can't wait for 2.6 to go final so I can use the cabinet sim.)

Oddly, my xrns file is bigger than the rendered mp3...

Comments

Comment by Airmann on 2010-02-03 18:27:07

Another understatement ^^. Really I absolutely like your usage of the guitar samples in this one. Also, and this is most important 1:30+ Sweet melody ROCKS ! Morover your drum programming is great. Only thing to complain about are maybe some transitions which are a bit rough, and maybe a bit too many song elements - but this makes it also interesting on the other hand. Who wants always this predictable ABACAB stuff. This is for radio stations.
The mix is very clean and transparent - I really enjoy it with my new headphone preamp.

Chunter indeed, I like this tune a lot ! Especially the Guitar melodies.

Good to hear that you like the pack. Would like to hear your results if you use it on other tunes. Send me a link !
I'll think about releasing another pack, but surely not soon (was much work and cost time - maybe next time without index).
BTW: FYI some samples in the pack were not tuned as described (e.g. Predator Samples). They were recorded an half tone too deep.

Comment by tenfour on 2010-02-04 04:27:31

ditto to Airmann, the use of samples + recorded guitar really are a treat. Really nice musical elements here and there... The melodies are crafted really nicely without being complex.

some of the background sounds are a little random to me (wobble / sweep stuff), but others are really perfect like the beep-beep thing in track 17.

fav moment: 2:16, pattern 17, the totally random harmony / melody here seems so perfect.

Comment by Knetter on 2010-02-05 19:03:29

Nice mixing of guitar chords sample and solo guitar. The chill trancey beat makes it an interesting total.

Nice work!

Comment by irrelevnt on 2010-02-07 21:02:21

I liked the guitar on this, actually.

Comment by Marko on 2010-02-08 06:42:45

Some guitar samples were obvious (from sample pack), but no matter because they fit there.

Comment by juolac on 2010-02-08 14:45:22

I liked your guitar playing too. The melody is nice. The overall composition seems a bit "merged" to my ears, but the parts them selves sounds well crafted.

Comment by chunter on 2010-02-08 18:01:56

@juolac: By merged, I think you mean that I took many extreme ideas and put them together; if so, you're right, I did.
@tenfour: The blips were the last element I added, I should have deleted some of the more random-sounding ones.

Not to knock down my own piece too much again, but I regret that I can't really play like the guitar phrases from the samples- I can't strum like that, though perhaps I could if I spent a lot of time to practice with a nylon-stringed guitar. Funny thing is, I used to own one, but don't anymore; it frustrated me when I was really young and so I gave it to a friend. (I didn't learn to properly play stringed instruments until I was about 19 years old.)

In the meantime, I suppose should show my 12-stringed guitar a bit more love and attention. I want to install a proper jack on it instead of having a cord dangle from the pickup. I'm looking forward to Renoise 2.5 becoming official so I can use the cabinet sim next time!

Thanks for the comments!

Comment by Chotoro on 2010-02-08 18:58:46

The bridge at 2:17 is awesome, and the sweeping bass after that too!

You seem to miss some notes, and rush forward a little at points, but otherwise the guitar lines are nice. They seem a little out of place in the mix though. Maybe a doubling part an octave lower, or with harmonies?

Comment by chunter on 2010-02-09 00:07:45

There already is a lower octave, it is a 12-string guitar! The lower octave string doesn't seem to sound that loud, maybe it's my technique or a problem with the pickup... next time I think I will try to use a microphone.

Comment by Airmann on 2010-02-11 15:39:54

I think this really has deserved a better result. But taste differs.

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