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The Rift


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davajonah

 Genre: Ambient

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Tune in a day. Rather short for an ambient track at three and a half minutes. Made with the Zebra 2 soft synth and a logic bass setting. There are only seven tracks in this one.

It's sort of how I feel right now.

Thanks for stopping by!

[Cover art by Taran Rampersad.]
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Song Stats
Hits: 2834
Comments: 15
Fans: 9
Plays: 87
Downloads: 88
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Feb 08, 2009 - 01:49:45 PM
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2009 - 01:49:45 PM Last Played: Apr 12, 2019 - 02:03:27 PM
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Hardware:
G5 iMac, Korg Nanokey, Rokit 5s
Software:
Logic, Zebra 2 softsynth
Comments
Henke said 3783 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Cool synth pads
Some very nice sounds here, slowly merging in and out of each other, with a bit of edge to them as well. The bass is good for the dynamics but for me (with head phones) takes away attention from the rest in a slightly disturbing manner. A more drone-like bass could possibly work even better to my ears, but all in all a very sweet piece (which could have gone on for a couple of minutes more, yes)! Thanks!

/Henke
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davajonah said 3783 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
I agree...
...about the bass. I find bass the most difficult thing to get right. And I love good bass too. I wanted it to stand out, but yes, it's perhaps a bit in-your-face and wooden! I may re-mix and try out some different settings.

Thanks, Henke, for stopping by. :-)
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Henke said 3782 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
My pleasure!
About the bass again, I am not sure there's anything wrong with the actual sound, but rather the rhythm of it? I mean, the rest is so verrry ambient, and there comes the bass with a melody/rhythm..? Just a thought... Looking forward to the enhanced full-length version :-) /H
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lengold said 3783 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Very majestic
piece Dave. I can imagine this as part of a film score. Conjured all sorts of pictures.
Cheers
Len


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davajonah said 3782 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Thanks Len :-)
A film? A majestic one? Maybe one about the queen? I live in hope....
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Feter said 3782 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
The Rift
This is so brilliant ...the control of the waves from the keys
where so effective there ...wished the bass were a cello ...
very nice spherics feels all over ....wonderful work ..thnx
alot for sharin !!!!
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davajonah said 3782 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Cello?
Yes, that would be good. I do want to change the bass - I'm not so happy with it.

Thanks, as ever Feter, for you kind comments.
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caymanjazz said 3782 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Waves of Excellence
Beautiful Synth sounds, Nice sense of space and width. Good arrangement also. Overall excellent piece.
Thanks Mike
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davajonah said 3782 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Thank you!
This was one of those "tunes in a day" were you have to stay at your keyboard and fiddle until it's finished. It took maybe 12 hours to put together. Trouble with doing that is when you listen the next day, you notice all sorts of mistakes! So I will remix it at some point. It's not too good for your back either!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :-)
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Ex_Silentio said 3782 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Cool rifts.
I have no problems with the bass track. In fact, I like the whole thing, with the possible exception that it should be twice as long. I get a little distortion in my headphones, but they might be the problem, not the piece. Time to shell out for a decent set. So, my take on this is that it's something different for you (at least in recent memory), much more ambientish ambient. It has a big majestic sound, with a serious air about it, not as playful and upbeat as usual. And it's just my bias, of course, but I like it very much.
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davajonah said 3782 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Thanks D.
Nice comments and much appreciated. I've not noticed any distortion or clipping, I must say, but as it was a "tune in a day", it may need a remix. [I'm also going deaf...]

If you are thinking of buying new phones, then get something really decent: m-audio do some in-ear monitor phones that are just brilliant. Completely uncoloured. Downside: they cost more than my iPod, and you can hear every glaring mistake, more so than the Rokit monitors I have.

I may do some more work on this and indeed make it longer. Make it a tune in TWO days!

Thanks again. ;)
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Muse Ritual said 3774 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
Okay Im not
going out on a limb here. I think youre someone who has been at this a very long time (way longer than your mj history). The bass for me was tops especially that incredibly warm swell.. I lost myself in it and there was no hard re-entry .. no no this is very close to sitting perfect.. on my crappy comp speakers anyways! Be gentle on its remix :D
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Muse Ritual said 3774 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
and!

(I had to DL it cant wait to feel that swell on a nicer subbie )
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davajonah said 3774 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
Thank you!
A download is a huge compliment. As for my history, well it is as you see it! I've been listening to music all my life, of course, but only realised I could actually make some noise when I stumbled upon Soundtrack, then Garageband. I've moved on to Logic now and I love it!

I'm pleased you liked this tune - thanks again. :-)
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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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