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#1 Type-A

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 00:07

 ive decided that Land of Bits its going to be a

 

#synthwave #retrowave artist

 

 


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 23:28

Nice track mate, nice choice of synth sounds as well, but just a tip for pulling this stuff off with more authenticity, try to avoid heavy side-chaining and gating effects cause that was never part of the sound of the 80s.  Having those effects in your track makes it sound very hybrid and modern rather than retro.  A tip for drums is to use samples of machines such as the LinnDrum and DMX.  If you want it even more authentic, they'd generally pump those drums through plate-type reverbs with carefully controlled reverb tails, just enough to make it crisp and lively without washing it out.

Really nice track though, and there can never be enough artists doing Retrowave.  I just wish more of them would be more strict in what they call "Retrowave", cause a lot of them compose tracks that feel retro in their composition (as yours does), but don't sound retro in the audible sense, and very often it's due to that stuff I just pointed out.

BTW, what synth did you use for the lead?
That sound was very nice and definitely worthy of a Retrowave track :walkman:

 


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 23:54

Nice track mate, nice choice of synth sounds as well, but just a tip for pulling this stuff off with more authenticity, try to avoid heavy side-chaining and gating effects cause that was never part of the sound of the 80s.  Having those effects in your track makes it sound very hybrid and modern rather than retro.  A tip for drums is to use samples of machines such as the LinnDrum and DMX.  If you want it even more authentic, they'd generally pump those drums through plate-type reverbs with carefully controlled reverb tails, just enough to make it crisp and lively without washing it out.

Really nice track though, and there can never be enough artists doing Retrowave.  I just wish more of them would be more strict in what they call "Retrowave", cause a lot of them compose tracks that feel retro in their composition (as yours does), but don't sound retro in the audible sense, and very often it's due to that stuff I just pointed out.

BTW, what synth did you use for the lead?
That sound was very nice and definitely worthy of a Retrowave track :walkman:

 

 

 

thank you for this super nice comment man :)

 

well yeiii i kinda identified pretty fast that the drums weren't on point for this genre

and i found out late that the Linndrum LM1 drum machine sounds were hidden in an ensemble in reaktor :(

 

 

well im aiming at   a sound similar to Scandroid ...you know ....Klayton's project  aka Celldweller and Circle of Dust

which sounds really heavy and modern but at the same time retaining the nostalgia in the synth sounds ......:)

 

like this sound for instance

 

 

butt super thanks for your advice i'm working on a nu project now ..more faithful i think to the retro sound :)


oh im going to put the project available for download in the Renoise downloads

 

but im using Serum and Reaktor .


 

 


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:28

You're welcome, and I see what you were going for now :P

Looking forward to your new project then, but you don't need Reaktor to get LinnDrum, here's a free one (and there's others out there as well):
http://www.vst4free...._vst.php?id=175

 

Just whack that through some plate reverb and you'll have instant 80s!

As you like side-chaining and gating, something you need to know is that most music in the 80s got it's 'punch' from the SSL buss compressor, so seeking-out a good SSL buss compressor VST will definitely help replace the punch you might feel is missing by not using side-chain etc.  You'll notice that if you play around with those three ingredients, LinnDrum (and stuff like it), plate reverb, and SSL buss compression, you'll get a very authentic thing going on cause that's basically the way it was done back then most times. 

That, and VSTi of synths like the DX7 and JX-8P will really set you up for some authentic Retrowave!
There's more than that to choose, obviously, but those are really fail-safe Retrowave synths.

 


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 16:52

 ive decided that Land of Bits its going to be a

 

#synthwave #retrowave artist

 

Good move!


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 15:34

enjoyed this track 

 

also check out OBS Studio :-) 


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 15:40

enjoyed this track 

 

also check out OBS Studio :-) 

 

glad you like it bro :)

 

yeah i use OBS for my tuts 

 


 

 






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