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heart leaps like a hart (1 synth challenge)


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dimm witness

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here is my submission for the 1 synth challenge using the TAL virtual synth. it brings tears to my eyes. it's like aural heroin. it's like fake though, because it's not analog. but I guess it kind of sounds analog. but I read that playing on a virtual synth is like having sex with a condom -- it's still fun but you know it's not as real as it could be. lol. I will submit a version with 1-2-3 kick vocals for VicDiesel in the near future.

I want to say thanks for this challenge, and I haven't listened to the other submissions as of right yet, but I am really looking forward to what others have been able to do. this is really just one of my typical two chord things (stole that idea from KC and the Sunshine Band -- if this was a new fake band it would be LD and the Starshine Band. got the L S D letters all there anywho lol). I left the mistakes and flubs in so's people would know it ain't entirely contrived, that plus also I kind of don't know how to play this TAL thing. I used all presets, don't know if the real time knob twiddling worked or not after reading the forum posts from the past couple days.

I love MacJams thanks for listening, this song as others hurt my arm. I hope to be 100% able to play again sometime this year sheesh.
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Hits: 2831
Comments: 49
Fans: 25
Plays: 123
Downloads: 49
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Uploaded: Jun 25, 2011 - 06:27:42 PM
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2011 - 06:27:42 PM Last Played: May 11, 2017 - 09:05:28 PM
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iMac, Alesis Micron, MIDIsport 2x2
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alackbass said 2307 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
heart leaps like a hart (1 synth challenge)
Very melodic! Those synth tones sure sound analog to me. Mini Moogs and Arp monophonic synths come to mind.
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dimm witness said 2307 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
my buddy :-)
thank you!
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gadzooks said 2307 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
heart leaps like a hart
Pretty cool stuff Dimm. It's pretty warm sounding. You're getting some real interesting sounds out of that TAL. Enjoyed the the two chord aural heroin
journey.
SG
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dimm witness said 2307 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
lol yup
bayer brand heroin lol thanks :-)
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bud said 2307 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
I love the patient meandering
and the burbling undertow - and the starry skies - and the choir of angels - and puppy dogs - and unicorns - and warm maple syrup - and...where am I?
Great use of the tal.
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dimm witness said 2307 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
aww...
that's the way you're SUPPOSED to feel :-) thanks bud
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davisamerica said 2307 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
aural heroin
i get it and this is a beauty. does have an analog sound...man i so wish i could sit and talk to you about sounds. sorry it hurt yer arms...it made my ears smile. downloaded
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dimm witness said 2307 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
well that stuff
has gotta go in your arm first to make your ears feel better i guess lol seriously I don't mess around but i seen the edge and backed away! quickly. we can talk anytime you want I'm right here!
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Daugrin said 2307 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
Tal use it all
Hearts apart from the start is making my head spin, the leapin and beeping was keeping me freaking... ah, I dig how you left it natural... the idea of forcing your muse to fit into a defined space has nothing to do with expression, it's about plumbing or tailoring- Proof right here.

Daug
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dimm witness said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
to be honest
with apologies my heart wasn't in this -- my arm freaking hurts tweaking tiny logic parameters I'm looking into a hardware interface with real knobs and sliders etc. improper mousing poor ergonomics and teeny tiny parameter tweaking on a large real estate screen that's too far away have combined to destroy my epichondyl tendon.

that being said I appreciate the colorful description and particledots is teaching menthe beauty of making use of minimals and leaving things be. lever a and leave er be. thanks daug
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ic42 said 2307 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
pretty sparkles all in a row
great array of soundscaping... aural topiary... I feel like I'm deep sea diving through giant coral reefs that look like chocolate moose and purple tigers and upside down root beer floats with hundreds of straws. How wonderful to take that trip safely without drugs, thank you.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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dimm witness said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
queen was right
synths make it to easy to produce astonishing sounds with virtually zero technical proficiency which is why I LOVE SYNTHS

I will play electronic keyboards til the day I die :-) love ya thanks drak I'll check out your entry now
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SmokeyVW said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
music of the spheres
spacey, busy, yet calm

could be music for a remake of Cosmos or something!

thanks
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dimm witness said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
:-)
this would be great for like in Logan's Run when you turn 30 and go in for euthanization they could play this music to fade away to lol thanks smoke

btw I have heard that music of the spheres one night in 1993 SOBER believe it or not ;-)
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papag said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
shimmering
love it man...this one is so sparkly and flowing.

thanks for the download :)
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dimm witness said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
I think
that is just the nature of this synth it tends to lend itself to this sort of sound I just played the MIDI board

you know what when I am playing I do not pay attention to what it sounds like I am too busy trying to hit the "right" notes -- so RECORDING has always been my fascination -- it's the only way I get a chance to hear myself. or more accurately listen to what I'm doing

thanks papag
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VicDiesel said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
sweet!
Rest assured, the real time knob twiddling sounded great, and gave it that 70s vibe. The fake vocals were very nice too. Altogether a pretty cool downtempo track, especially given your propensity towards guitar violence.
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dimm witness said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
I AM A SYNTH PLAYER
I was going to be the Jimi Hendrix of the keyboards well that never worked out besides yes I am a product of the 70s so there you are. a fine how do you do accusing me of guitar violence unless you are referencing within the context of me murdering the instrument outside its intended use on the occasion I do strap it on.

the future is certainly better than I expected as MIDI and mp3s and Internet have truly enabled any yay-hoo who knows a white key from a black to perform successive approximations toward something musical and actually get a few people to listen to it

thanks Vic :-)
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jdholliday said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
hey Eddie!
Cool video really great to get to see you live, I think you're one very special macjammer, so positive and encouraging, really appreciate you here, this is pretty awesome dude! I'd love to put vocals to this! Not sure I could, but I'd love to try! Well done very hypnotic really pulls you in!
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dimm witness said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
blessed are the peacemakers
for they shall obtain peace :-) I am a throwback I suppose hippie wannabe I really sincerely want everyone to just get along remember Mick Jagger at Altamont -- children! children! why are we fighting!!

i'm more monterey-woodstock I just guess :-) did make it to the US festival in the 80s :-)

love ya bro thanks and you can do whatever you want to this or any of my songs -- anyone can I'm pleased and flattered -- and fascinated :-)
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Elevator_Funk said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
....
really dig this one. My favorite of all the ones I've listened to so far. You managed to find all the synth sounds that I like, plus the melody is really cool.
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dimm witness said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
lucky guesses
I can assure you I do hate a lot of my stuff -- performance/presentation wise but I admit I like how this one came out weird how that happens sometimes. just listening again and realize I subconsciously took the melody from GNR sweet child of mine lol hopefully enough layers no one will notice. we just won't tell anybody. thanks EF ;-)
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apb said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
If they
ever needed a dream sequence in Tron, this would fit marvelously. Great stuff Eddie.. loved all the manually twiddling and the liveness that brought with it... made this stand out from the rest.
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dimm witness said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
I need to watch tron
I never saw either movie I tried to play the video game back in the day in the arcades but never figured it out. my games were ms pac defender and joust ;-)

I'll tell ya I don't remember how I did this I'm certain I couldn't replicate it if i tried. it is truly like a dream. thanks for the positive feedback I live for it
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oldlibmike said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Very nice flow
There is a mosquitoey feel here and there where it buzzes off key slightly and back again - I like it - keeps it interesting. Sorry about the arms...Switch hands now and again...when keyboarding. I think you can get VERY analogish sounds out of modern digital synths. I loved using the TAL and have used the Arturia MiniMoog and Moog Modular synths for awhile. I think "VA versus true analog" fall into that CD vs. Vinyl debate these days.
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dimm witness said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
I admit
this sounds MUCH better than i thought a virtual synth could

I like the character the wrong notes bring too

too much fixing and tweaking songs to me jump the shark

I may get the arturia hardware it looks nice saw it at guitar center it is in my price range relatively speaking.

thanks friend ;-)
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Vic Holman said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
heart leaps
carl sagan would of been proud. a great track for the cosmos series. i dig the vintage early sounds reminds me of the synths used on "a wizard, a true star"
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dimm witness said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
billions and billions
don't know about the wizard true star thing I'll check it out. never really watched cosmos either. where have I been all my life. it feels like I've lived a bunch of lifetime segments each differentiated one from another. I will look into treatment thanks for listening gosh what nice things to say ;-)
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mvh9591 said 2306 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Nice___
Dimm our MJ analog synth master. :) I love the old synths and use a couple but VI's are really awesome as I can hear in what you did with this free VI from TAL. WOW - I am so impressed with the soundscape you've created - just great!

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )

PS: Two chords - woo - amazing what someone can do with just two chords - (lol - I usually do it live with three..(the blues)..lol) Peace - Thanks again - mvh
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dimm witness said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
like you play blues
they just roll out don't they endless improvisational I've been cranking out 2 chord keyboard pieces like this over 30 years. some of them sound like game show themes lol this one more science fictiony caught the vibe

needless to say? I am extremely pleased with the comments on this yours here especially and I am humbled by the sincerity of the positive warm fuzzies and yes not just my pride but the song does it for me too which really it shouldn't it is basically a throwaway filler piece (or was) I do these all the time

for whatever weird reason the stars sort of aligned this time if I knew how I'd do it every time

I may probably maybe do some more of this here thanks ;-)
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aRcTip said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
Magic!
Wow, you made that soft synth feel like a real HW analog dito for a day. We both thank you.

That oozing rhythm is magic! This is my favourite in the challange.
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dimm witness said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
never
have I been accused of having rhythm much less magic rhythm lol I am way white fumble finger ham hand lol but I confess just bumbling my way through proved charming to ms here as well I have never heard anyone else make so many mistakes lol drums by others always sound so too perfect to me. but drums are supposed to be.

oozing yeah I catch that like the fly in the ointment drowning in mollases like gooey texture ok I get it I get it

like I said i didn't "hear" this when i was making it I was too busy just trying to hit the keys and twiddle the teentsy knob things. weird listening to it now these weeks later -- thank you ;-)

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KCsGROOVE said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
spacey
I hadn't heard about the the 1 synth challenge (you should read the forums, KC, I know, lol)
but when I hear this I want to work on a tune, although I'm not really a synth man.
Enjoyed it Eddie.
Take care with that arm, my friend :-)
KC
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dimm witness said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
hi!
hey I never saw the forums until what 2009? 5 years in. I was very busy in other forums on the net which move considerably faster and filtering a TON of content -- political and conspiracy stuff. the Lord is delivering me from all that it's the 2010s I'm ready to have a GOOD TIME naive like i was in the 90s and MAKE SOME MUSIC!!! right through the pain if necessary ;-) thank you for letting me know you are inspired it's the best compliment of all really!

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sammydix said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
hart
there's that Tal again! ethereal and moody. like this one from you better than all so far. purely musical, DW. didn't understand your last sentence, tho.
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dimm witness said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
I got tennis elbow
and playing keyboards is one of the things that really hurts. ;-) logic express plus TAL synth oooo tiny parameters to adjust = mousing which can REALLY hurt. this pain is like the devil. it's like carpal tunnel only forearm/elbow

I'm glad you liked the song I did it a couple weeks ago and just started really listening to it myself I like it too -- thanks buddy;)
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awigze said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
glad to hear this
unable to jump on the challenge mobile but wish I had... so listening to this is the next best thing.
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dimm witness said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
this was kind of
a difficult challenge not to do it but to figure out what the requirements and boundaries were I still may kick VicDiesel for being a smart aleck when I asked if we could sing lol

glad you got to hear it I'm enjoying listening to them all :)
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FatherTime said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
I like your 2 chord jamming
it's psychedelic. :) Also brings back memories of my first synth and the squishy sounds. You do have a good sense of melody over top the chords. Not sure exactly what the title means, the only Hart I am familiar with is Mary Hart and I don't even think she's on TV anymore.
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dimm witness said 2305 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
lol
Mary Hartman! Mary Hartman! heart = internal organ - hart = rabbit lol there yuh go! an honor and a blessing to have ye friend thank you! I am psychedelic oh yeah permafried. some pieces never come back we can only hope to minimize the residual aftereffects and accentuate the positives garnered ;-) love ya
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Lightman- said 2304 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
nice sound
Good tight beat... And the synths melt me away... Nice sound...
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dimm witness said 2304 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
thanks!
I do like this synth. in fact this is now one of my fav-o-rite songs! I will use it again
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FEEL said 2304 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
Relaxing Listen
This morning... I like the way it flows.
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dimm witness said 2304 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
any chance
to relax is a good thing right! here the synth did all the work ;-) glad I could provide you some atmosphere this morning or rather the synth did I just played the keys and twiddled the knobs ;-)
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J_Gretch said 2304 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
heart
This has a soothing effect...That heartbeat sounds a little irregular but it seems to be right on time...enjoyed it.
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dimm witness said 2304 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
EXACTLY!!
wow you got it hence the heroin allusion

wow thanks
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egobandit said 2302 days ago (June 30th, 2011)
Sex and condoms
sometimes you just have to do it! I cant hear the mistakes, Love the beautiful floating vibes ontop of the grinding synth! I couldnt get my Tal to work, maybe next time Very cool listen on headphones it was a nice trip! The buildup towards the end was nice
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ShadowofNine said 2299 days ago (July 3rd, 2011)
heart leaps like a hart
Convinced me...enjoyed
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Bubowski said 2295 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Cool pseudo lo fi Vangelis
Nice blend of sounds. Sort of like a lo-fi Vangelis theme. Love the "gulpy" kick drum
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