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Asteroid Excursion (Shorter Mix)



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This piece started out as a test of a new soft synth, Diva, from U-he. I had it in early December 2011 and played with it lots. This mix originally lasted 18 minutes, but I shortened it. It is one of the many finished tracks that I have from a creative period that started around the beginning of December and is still going now, when I let it. (I enjoy reading and watching DVD's so I have to give time to them too). There isn't enough time in the day for me and I can't wait unitl I retire (Four or nine years, depending on if I finish work at 60 or 65). The earlier finish I'm hoping to do but it's in the lap of the Gods.

This Diva synth is a beast!!! It has so much power that if I crank up the volume too much half of Sheffield has a power cut. I now have a permanent hole through from one ear to the other. Someone said they could see the moon when I was walking by.

This mix is a jaunt around the asteroid belt. Enjoy the trip.
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Uploaded: Feb 05, 2012 - 11:28:49 AM
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2012 - 11:28:49 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 06:24:39 AM
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Energy XT2, Reaper, Goldwave, Diva plugin
richard13 said 2141 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
A quick jaunt
for a change. That Diva plug-in sounds interesting Paul; is it responsible for the recent spate of creativity? Or is that just one of those ebb and flow things? Whatever, keep it up, though to be honest, I'd like to hear you try some other genres like you did in earlier times.
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Reinholt56 said 2141 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
Hi Richard.....
I still do the classical stuff but not really much else. Over the last two or three years I have had problems with Dupuytrens Contracture, originally in my left hand but now in my right as well. It makes the fingers stiff and slow to move. It's just easier to do electronica stuff than play proper keyboards. I haven't sold any of the keyboards yet and have another one on order now, so there may be some classical/choral work coming over the next few months. I've something like a dozen finished Ambient pieces as well so they may rear their heads in the next few weeks plus I work on one or two pieces nearly every day, so they seem to mount up rather than become less!!

The Diva plugin added to the creative period. It is too powerful for me as yet so I tend to go with the Zebra 2 synth. I prefer laid back to in your face music.

Take care.

Narad said 2141 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
Asteroid Excursion
Excellent stellar excursion ! Much enjoyed ! :)
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Reinholt56 said 2139 days ago (February 6th, 2012)
Hi Harald.....
Thanks for taking the trip.

Take care.

davajonah said 2141 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
Powerful soundscape, very melodic. I have the Diva, but haven't paid for the registration as yet, so it makes annoying hissing noises at regular intervals. Maybe I should splash out, if this work is anything to go by!

Quite simply brilliant. One of your best works, I would say. Downloaded for the commuter run, thank you. :-)
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Reinholt56 said 2139 days ago (February 7th, 2012)
Hi Dave.....
I coughed up the dosh and bought myself an 'analog' beast. It runs away with processing power if used in 'divine' mode. I can put 3 instances together then lights start going out down our street!! I tend to use it for bite and rhythmic things. I've a couple more tracks that I did whilst still evaluating the plugin before Christmas. These also have a rhythmic element although I don't normally put this sort of thing in my mixes.

I'm not sure if I want to do many using this rhythmic format. I prefer wide, sweeping soundscapes with an implied rhythm.

Take care.

rok41 said 2140 days ago (February 5th, 2012)
Bad-Ass!,,,,Really solid and broad, love the wideness of this. Another cool post!
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Reinholt56 said 2139 days ago (February 7th, 2012)
Hi Chris.....
Yeah. It is a bit 'in yer face and space funky'. Not sure if I like this type of track. I've put together a few over the last few weeks and have some more to upload, at some stage.

Take care.

aRcTip said 2140 days ago (February 6th, 2012)
Asteroid Excursion
I get a feeling of mysterious wonder here, like a soundtrack to a celestial body being born!

Nice work Paul. I like the sounds and pace.
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Reinholt56 said 2139 days ago (February 7th, 2012)
Hi aRcTip......
I thought you might like this piece. Whilst I was arranging this I thought of your style. Yours have more panache though.

I like your thoughts on this mix; mysterious wonder. Hmmmmm.

I have another rhythmic piece that I may upload next, based on the train idea of Harald (Narad).

Take care.

PeterB7858 said 2140 days ago (February 6th, 2012)
Asteroid Excursion
Hi Paul. Does the asteroid belt need loosening like most of mine? :-) Certainly evokes a trip in space with the insistent (heartbeat-like) synth part keeping things real as the big boys fly by. Majestic. Take care, Peter.
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Reinholt56 said 2139 days ago (February 7th, 2012)
Hi Peter......
I hope you are well and are able to get on with living life. My belt has the same problem.

The majestic sound never came to me but you're correct with this observation. The sounds of the Diva synth are good quality and 'full/rich'. I just hadn't listened from this point of view. I just listen for the arrangement. The atmosphere comes later.

Take care.

Henke said 2139 days ago (February 7th, 2012)
This asteroid is overlooking a fast pulsar represented by the rhythmic element (which I like for a change to other stuff, but not saying it should always be there - of course). Nice trip anyway. Thanks.

Take care,
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Reinholt56 said 2133 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
Hi Henke.......
Yes. I'm trying different things and seeing how they add to or take away from the overall sound of the mix.

Some stuff I'm doing is totally not me but that's ok for now. I hope something better comes out of it all.

Take care.

Doug Somers said 2139 days ago (February 7th, 2012)
Rock belt
Isn't it amazing how a new instrument can get the old creative juices flowing rapidly. This synth has a really organic feel which is cool and suits the theme you have established here. I feel like I should keep ducking my head every time an asteroid goes by! (I can already hear my heart pounding).

Nice one Paul.

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Reinholt56 said 2133 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
Hi Doug.....
The rhythmic capacity of this synth is amazing. There are hundreds of presets that come with the plugin and templates to create your own. The rhythmic presets had my ideas flowing straight away. Expect more to come.....

Take care.

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