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Syzygy One


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sammydix

 Genre: Ambient

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trying something new.
i recorded a bunch of acoustic guitar clips (a few with the capo on the 12th fret
to match a high mandolin sound)
added verb, effects, and looped myself with some of them.
but the main panned acoustics i played throughout because the riff was fun to play.
not one note to be sang!

Me: acoustic/electric guitars
Kontakt: percussions and "sounds"
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Uploaded: Apr 27, 2013 - 09:53:39 AM
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2013 - 09:53:39 AM Last Played: Sep 09, 2017 - 08:08:02 PM
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richard13 said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Hey, hey, hey!
Sammy's back and there's gonna be new stuff! Good to hear from you bro: I was starting to worry.
This is a cool ambient experiment from you: stretching your wings. The guitar parts, even though used kind of like loops, sound good but the star here is the percussion: nice sounds and rhythms. Welcome home ;-)
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sammydix said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Rich
thx Richard. things are more settled now and i can start trying some music writing again. haven't written a completely new song in ages!
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gadzooks said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Syzygy One
Sammy!
cooooooooooool...
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sammydix said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Gadz
hey Stan. yeah, a bit of something different. all i've been doing musically is remixing old trks and singing on others' trks. felt good doing something original again.
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alackbass said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Syzygy One
The place was not the same without you! We need your bar raising talent here! This is ambient magic!
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sammydix said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Andrew
i started out by going to the front page and listening to what's been going on recently. dunno how much "bar raising" i can do after listening. been missing out on some good stuff!
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magnatone said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Syzygy One
WELCOME BACK SAMMY!!! what a thrill to wake up to YOU on the music page at MJ! this is so "sammy cool", full of creative ideas and inspired experimentation. i love this and it's going straight to the motorcycle trip playlist - it'll get LOTS of play through the riding season. so great to see you here, hope all is well with you!
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sammydix said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Ms MT
hey Karen! all i've been doing is singing and just been dying to do music again. this little tune fulfilled that. thx so much.
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spitlogic said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
This is hot
I'm really digging the percussion on this jam. Very full ad organic. The lead guitar in this carries the jam. I found myself freestyling to this....lol
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sammydix said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
SL
man, you *gotta* send me the wav files! heh
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TvRicky said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Dix Slix
Yeah my friend this is lake whoa! Sound magic deep resonate free space..Funke and grooved to the nines..Digging me in baby...Yeah! A real Leap Forward...

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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sammydix said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
TV
thanks Ricky. now maybe in another few months i'll write an different song. heh.
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Sigmund said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Syzygy One
Welcome back to MJ - your talent was missed. Interesting piece - and (I hate to say this because it sounds so cliche but) this has lots of potential! Even if that isn't your plan it is still pretty cool - enjoyed!
Sig
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sammydix said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Sig
good call man. i actually do have a musician from my DAW site adding more and re-arranging. gonna post his added version there, but i kinda wanted to 'release' my starker version first.
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egobandit said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
one
like the middle slow down and drop out, kind of circular in nature a Sammy song of the highest order good to see you around
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sammydix said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
EB
that guitar was just 'engineering'. i played a ringing distorted chord, then stretched it a bit. added a pan and pitch envelope so that as it panned, i lowered the pitch. sorta wanted to give it movement.
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Alannah said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
I really like this ....
.. and while listening I got all sorts of crazy ideas in my head for how well this style of music would sound on the cover challenge of a tune I would LOVE to cover ... but dont know how to make the music for myself .....
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sammydix said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Alannah
hey Alannah. didn't know about the challenge. is that still going on, or did i miss it? if you could have covered this, you would have been more than welcome.
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Corporal Beef said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Earthy
I love the relationship between the guitars, and the guitars with the synths. You managed to keep an organic feel, and I found myself just listening to the music rather than analyzing the playing or production. Thanks for posting.
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sammydix said 1610 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
CB
thanks man. that was exactly my goal: keep it organic. even the "synth" sounds were acoustic instruments with HEAVY effects so that they were unrecognizable (i think). stretching, pitching and verb can do wonders--along with CamelPhat and CamelSpace.
...except for the guitars, of course.
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Les_Kloo said 1609 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Sysy ..ssys ...sisa ... ummm
Some astronomy term. OK. Ambient ... hmmm. Well, whatever the hell it is or means, it is very enjoyable. It reminds me (again) of your range and versatility. And, yes indedd, it is nice to see you here again. I hope you'll stick around. I agree with Andrew L. Bass about the bar.
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sammydix said 1609 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Les
i'll be around, just not as prolific, but that means i get to listen more, so no big loss. (your SBW song art should come with a warning!)
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PeterB7858 said 1609 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Syzygy One
Good that you are back around, Sam. Glad things are going OK, too. Some nice creative ambient groove work here. Liking the sound of the middle eastern flavoured acoustics. The percussion works well, too. Seems like a prelude to something bigger... Let's hope. Take care, Peter.
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sammydix said 1609 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Peter
hopefully, the "something bigger" will be "getting better/improving." thx Peter.
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Vic Holman said 1609 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Syzygy
excellent. very imaginative creation!
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sammydix said 1609 days ago (April 28th, 2013)
Vic
thx VIc. the most fun was trying stuff in new ways (for me).
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4nglo said 1609 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
Dixon fix

Man, it's been too long since. Hope you are well

Dig this!

∠ō

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sammydix said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
Harochaglo
thx man. i was scratching my head until i received your pm.
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papag said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
Hangman
Syzygy is my go to word when i must when hangman.

This piece has some nice edges and screeches. I like the conga/bongo contrast.

thanks for the download
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sammydix said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
papag
it was also the name of my very first band back when i was in the military. we were a trio of 18 yr old kids trying to be a more modern-day Genesis. funny since Genesis is not one of my favorite bands for that genre. and get this--we were one Asia, one German, and a black guy. haha! we shudda made it!
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Bob Rodgers said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
Good
to see you back at MJ making music Sammy.
A wonderful piece, nice guitar parts and I love the percussion.
Very creative and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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sammydix said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
BR
thanks for dropping in to check it out man. i missed the place.
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J_Gretch said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
Syzygy One
Made my day man....Creative as ever.So good to see you back in the fold.
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sammydix said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
J_Gretch
i "feel" better here J. dunno what it is...
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paul f. page said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
Who needs words...
...when the track is so much fun just as it is? I wasn't prepared to enjoy this so much because I never use loops for anything, but you have so cleverly woven together this interesting fabric of sounds that it's impossible to not get caught up on the delightful twists of harmony and rhythm. What a great track. Glad I hear it.

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sammydix said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
Paul
well, i can say they were loops of myself at least and not anonymous. it was just something i never really tried much and thought it would fit a song like this. thx Paul.
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tokai said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
Different
Interesting combination of sounds and directions. You don't mention about the percussion which I think is outstanding on this. Lovin the Eastern vibe.
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sammydix said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
tokai
the percussions are from a Kontakt library. like i stated above to Paul, i recorded a bar i played by hand, then looped myself. then i loaded a 2nd and 3rd set of samples and played two more different bars and looped me. this was pretty much a "make it up as i go" thing.
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lyzak said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
Wow!
"... i played throughout because the riff was fun to play."
I knew I'd enjoy this before I even listened. Was right!
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sammydix said 1608 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
Mr Charm
finger picking's always fun for me. it's the closest i feel to playing piano--which kicks my arse. but that feeling of the fingers walking across the strings don't hurt me too bad. thx dude.
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Philip18 said 1608 days ago (April 30th, 2013)
Syzygy One
Interesting work, Sammy, the percussion especially. I like the development in the piece - you are thinking about where it might go and what you need to get you there. Nice crisp guitars and good use of the stereo spectrum. Glad you're back!
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sammydix said 1607 days ago (May 1st, 2013)
Philip
thanks Philip. i figured the daw i use (Reaper) has a *ton* of features, why not use them?
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grah3am said 1607 days ago (April 30th, 2013)
Stellar Sam
I could listen to a whole album of this. What a surprise - an all - instrumental Sam. Good to see you back and taking the standard higher still.
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sammydix said 1607 days ago (May 1st, 2013)
Grah3am
hey Graham. i think i surprised myself the most. i hear any music and usually instantly fade to "melody mode." for once, that didn't happen.

i missed seeing that convertible. heh
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Char said 1606 days ago (May 1st, 2013)
A total treat.
Vibrant and upbeat. It is very enjoyable. Thanks.
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sammydix said 1605 days ago (May 2nd, 2013)
Char
thanks for giving a listen, Char.
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FEEL said 1605 days ago (May 2nd, 2013)
Almost Bossa Nova
I really like the percussion and the guitar fits nicely, wrapped up with some fitting synth. I can almost hear a choro (cry) which is a type of Brazilian genre, but this takes it to another level.
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apb said 1604 days ago (May 4th, 2013)
Yup
I'm with John and Steve.. ambient bossa nova (or bossa "super" nova) might be appropriate for the spacey theme? The percussion/groove is really well done. I would love to hear Mitchell free-styling over this.. that would be very cool. Welcome back Sammy!
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awigze said 1570 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
SammyDix
What TvRicky sez- except I would add, that there is a sophistication here that is fluid.
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scaustrita said 1529 days ago (July 17th, 2013)
S1
Your talent is evident here. I wonder what's going on in your mind. The rhythm is hypnotic! I am still numb with the beats still in my mind.

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say said 777 days ago (August 9th, 2015)
Syzygy One
Love the way this begins! Really enjoy this, there's some hiss here&there otherwise perfect, definately takes me on an adventure, thankyou !!
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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