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Midnight


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aRcTip

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This is an idea that I wanted to try out. The speech is a speaking clock accessed over telephone, refered to as "Miss Watch" in Sweden. She tells the time in this track from 23:57:40 - 00:00.

It wasn't supposed to be as upbeat. My plan was to temporarily use a simple drum loop while it was put together and then do my own drums last, but it ended up being too entwined with the rest so I kept it.

This was a good exercise in sample chopping, editing as well as keeping myself in a shorter time frame of a song.
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Uploaded: Aug 22, 2011 - 05:55:24 PM
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2011 - 05:55:24 PM Last Played: Nov 07, 2016 - 10:15:37 AM
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egobandit said 2309 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
Electronic echo madness
But what great madness it was! really cool use of the echo and the sampling is cut just right, at the same time it makes you float away with the high synth that carries throughout, great song!
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aRcTip said 2309 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
Hmm
Deja vu.
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egobandit said 2306 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Deja vu?
Oh you mean the echo, I thought maybe you noticed I same the same things to everyone I listen to, just kidding great song oops there I go again
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michaeljayklein said 2309 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
Very effective!
Rather reminded me of the soundtrack from "Blade Runner" but with a Swedish slant. Good build ups in this--thanks!
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aRcTip said 2309 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
Thanks
Bladerunner, yes! Thanks Michael. Glad it wasn't the swedish chef ;)
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davajonah said 2309 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
Like this
It's very well put together and most effective. Catchy too. I think though, it sounds too much like the start of something. You could easily extend this into a full blown trance epic. Well, maybe not easily! But that's how it sounds to me - like it should be much longer.

Real nice though, the delays are brilliant and there are some lovely touches throughout. An excellent mix as well. Nice one!
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aRcTip said 2309 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
Dave
Thanks! I've thought about a longer version. The voice recording sort of dictated everything in this track, and I had to leave out many things. We'll see.
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PatriciaGirl said 2309 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
Chilled nicely!
Very cool track to chill too!! Love the lesson in time with Miss Watch, interesting use of her voice, (for me) almost reminiscent of the album computer world.

Thanks for sharing!
patty
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aRcTip said 2309 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
Chilled
Thanks for chilling and commenting Patty!
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XMaramena said 2309 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
midnight
really nice track here - would have liked some panning reverb on the telephone vox at the beginning, but awesome all the same!
aRcTip said 2308 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
Panning reverb
Thanks for the mixing tip, wasn't familar with that technique. Appreciate it.
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Reinholt56 said 2308 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
Hi aRcTip.......
Non, non, och non!!! This mix is brilliant. You've put this together very well. Very interesting. Each moment added to those that came before.

The backing was just perfect against the talking.

Excellent.

Take care.

Paul
aRcTip said 2308 days ago (August 24th, 2011)
Thanks Paul!
This one was a bugger to arrange and mix so I'm glad it turned out ok in the end!
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Corporal Beef said 2308 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
Midnight
What a great piece! Very downtempo, and I love all the tiny sounds you've crafted. That was a great idea using Miss Watch; I love the language. Thanks for posting.
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aRcTip said 2308 days ago (August 24th, 2011)
Thanks Corporal!
I pondered briefly how the language would be recieved by non-swedes. Silly, laugh out-funny or possibly (and hopefully), a little oddly exotic? ;)
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Corporal Beef said 2307 days ago (August 24th, 2011)
Language
Exotic, yes, but comforting than anything else.
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Henke said 2307 days ago (August 24th, 2011)
Min klocka går visst fel...
But the song is pretty cool. Who hasn't been thinking of using Fröken Ur in a song ;-) I know Vangelis did it (with an English speaking cousin) on an early album (Albedo?). I thought it would be too much "talking", but you've got it quite right, I think, and the music is very midnight-ish, so well done!

/Henke
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aRcTip said 2307 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
Hehe
Thanks Henke!
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michael2 said 2307 days ago (August 24th, 2011)
nice one
i really like this one a lot. i think the drum loop running the length of the song is perfect. i also saw the comment about how this should be longer; I actually think that it would be cool if you were to butt it up against a completely different song (maybe a slower one). would feel like it was longer but would be 2 separate songs. very nice track though, reminds me of the vibe of Royksopp for some reason.
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aRcTip said 2307 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
M2!
Thanks for comment M2. I actually started an ambient version as a test with the voice recording so it might pop up again sometime. Based on your comments here I can tell you're a true music junkie, who's listened to a lot music from different genres. :)
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Narad said 2304 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
Midnight
A whole spectrum of twisty sounds in a ghostly pinball machine turned on at midnight. Very well done ! :)
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aRcTip said 2302 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Narad
What a cool description, one extra credit for you Narad :)
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gadzooks said 2304 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
Midnight
I like the upbeat underneath your palette of cool sounds. I like the odd and interesting chordal pattern on the keys. Very enjoyable thru my phones this morning with my coffee.
SG
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aRcTip said 2302 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Gadzooks
Thanks for listening Gadzooks!
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Denny Borsboom said 2303 days ago (August 28th, 2011)
Blown away
by this. So cool! The chord progression sits very nicely in this track. Really, a very nice production.
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aRcTip said 2302 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Denny
Glad you liked it, thanks for stopping by!
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SomeMadGirl said 2302 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
Right at home
This would be right at home on Sirius/XM's "Chill" channel....my absolute favorite! This is very well crafted. I agree with the Bladerunner comment. I can't wait to check out more of your music!
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drakonis said 2302 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
simple sample gives some pull!
Compelling for such a seemingly simple idea... which of course shows great craftsmanship in arranging and writing this. Very intriguing temporal journey.
ttfn,
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aRcTip said 2300 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Thanks
for the compliments guys!
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Kicbal said 2300 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Yeah man
I like this kind of ambient stuff. Good sounds used here. Has a pretty dark feel to me in a kind of dystopian way. Sometimes short songs do the trick and don't outstay their welcome. Downloaded.
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aRcTip said 2300 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Kicbal
Thanks! Yeah, the dark feel was my intention (well, even more so) but all my dark stuff still seem to land on the brighter side.
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Doug Somers said 2300 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Love the build and sounds
Hej! Understated, with a nice soundstage, clean and it pulls me in right from the start. The play between the voice and the musical accents is timed well - had to download it!

Thanks,
Doug
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aRcTip said 2300 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Tack
for comment and download, Doug :)
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Moviz said 2299 days ago (September 2nd, 2011)
Very
'Space-Age' and futuristic sounding.... I like everything about it, the keys, the pace and the voice.... love it..... very well put together, regards M
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papag said 2297 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
On the Tip
Love all the bits, can't wait to listen again in headphones.

Thank you for letting me download :)
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falcef said 2295 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Midnight
Salve good ideas and song spazial eletronic, very nice music sound. Bye
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PeterB7858 said 2295 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Clever concept
Love the concept and how well you executed it. Nice mix, too. Enjoyed, Peter.
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oldlibmike said 2285 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
The voice does sound exotic
at least to this American :) I like the mix too. Big fan of chill. I never get to Sweden but my company's HQ is in Copenhagen so I do get close by. I'll set my watch next time I go! I think the mix is great - maybe some white noise or a sweeping pad would give it some more motion.
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Stinvurger said 2285 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
So cool.
This track is great! The time reading makes it more interesting, though without it's still an enticing song. I do like the drums you stuck with, though it would be cool to see what you originally intended. What software did you use for this?
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rdalin said 2276 days ago (September 24th, 2011)
delicious
This is a lovely track. I wouldn't call this upbeat, more moody but also very positive feeling, with a bit of nostalgia in there. Miss Watch is great, and I really love the synth that pulls it all together. This is quality!
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SunD3viL said 2276 days ago (September 24th, 2011)
Yeahhhh
What a cool idea for a track. I have respect for you for even imagining this as a basis for a track...really original. Glad you were able to learn a bit about sample chopping from this one (I really need to work on mine). Now I'm off to check out the rest of your tracks :)
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GTRocker said 2193 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Time . .
. . a lovely twist with the 'time voice' keeping time within the music frame - another very original and super cool piece of music
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say said 883 days ago (July 19th, 2015)
Midnight !
Haha ! så roligt att höra svenska !
say said 883 days ago (July 19th, 2015)
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Like this alot !
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