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Old 10-25-2019, 07:47 AM   #1
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Default The Final Wave - Eighties rock-ish track done mainly with free instruments/FX

This is my new track, an eighties inspired power-ballad kinda rock track. Of course done with Reaper and mainly free plugin instruments and FX.

Instruments used:

- Tyrell N6
- Synth1
- Ragnarok
- The Deputy
- DeadDuck E-Piano
- Revitar
- SSDS-5

... and loads of FX, I'm happy to share FX-chain information for specific parts of the song.

https://soundcloud.com/gridlockmomentum/the-final-wave
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Old 10-25-2019, 10:55 AM   #2
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Sounds great. I had a studio full of first gen midi synths back in the 80s and this sounds just like the kind of stuff we were doing with all the synths back then. It does sound like there are a couple of spots where the timing gets a little loose, but it still sounds great.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:26 PM   #3
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Sounds great. I had a studio full of first gen midi synths back in the 80s and this sounds just like the kind of stuff we were doing with all the synths back then.
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It does sound like there are a couple of spots where the timing gets a little loose, but it still sounds great.
Yep, timing is a bit loose but that's on purpose. I don't like to edit everything up to the millisecond as I rather like that 'live' vibe There are a few other minor things, particularly in the vocals but I decided to leave those because I really liked the sound of the takes I had.
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Spot-On! 80-90's vibes, mission accomplished!
Absolutely Love your voices for this stuff next an attempt at a-ha - Take On Me?
Good job!
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:09 AM   #5
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Spot-On! 80-90's vibes, mission accomplished!
Absolutely Love your voices for this stuff next an attempt at a-ha - Take On Me?
Good job!
Thanks SmajjL.... and no, I'm not going to do a A-ha cover

This track was the first done in my new studio and with a lot of new plugins and production techniques/tricks that I'm learning. Still tweaking a few things, so a (very slightly) better mix will come sometime soon
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.. no Depeche Mode?... m'key
This song is Worth the trouble, can't wait to hear v2
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Nice and really cool tune! I hear all kinds of 80s influences there. There's one keyboard part that occurs that also reminds me of Rush/Subdivisions - took me awhile to figure that out so that's a good thing. I really dig the guitar solo or whatever that is.
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.. no Depeche Mode?... m'key
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Nice and really cool tune! I hear all kinds of 80s influences there. There's one keyboard part that occurs that also reminds me of Rush/Subdivisions - took me awhile to figure that out so that's a good thing. I really dig the guitar solo or whatever that is.
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Yep, others picked up that Rush Subdivisions vibe. It wasn't intentionally but I guess me being a huge Rush fan shines through no matter what

The guitar solo thingy (totally agree that's the best description) is a guitar emulation plugin (Revitar) played on keys. However, I try to play notes a real guitarist would play, seems to work. Picked some things up about that from a Jan Hammer demonstration video from the Miami Vice era.
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Tbh, I had seen it previously and thought I had replied already. Gettin old!
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