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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby Aled Hughes » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:06 pm

Wow, very impressive!

I’m not going take a stab at the composer or the synth - I’ll give my general impression of the tracks.

This’ll take three sittings I think - listened to the first five:

1. Great intro to kick things off! Great energy, and I love when the snare comes in. Can easily imagine some vocals on this.

2. Absolutely love this! Brings to mind Air, Royskopp, Plaid and the Stone Roses. I demand an album this instant!

3. This goes to unexpected places! Fascinating sounds, very vivid. Filmic, dreamy and Vangelian.

4. So accomplished and complete. Sound to me as if it was made to picture. Widescreen, beautiful and jarring enough to maintain interest and paint a picture. Wonderful!

5. Agree will BillB, very Moogy. Love the little random elements. I like where it takes me
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby RichardT » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:45 pm

Lovely stuff. This is of a very high standard.

I have few guesses....

Cinco - Folderol
Ffenestrol - The Elf
For the Love of it - Eddy
Misty Mountsin Pass - CS70, for no reason I can think of!
Mr Tickle - Martin
Wood walk - The Elf
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:24 pm

I'm listening through now, great stuff everyone!

I think I hear the work of tiny elfish hands on 'Everest', but then again think I do on 'Nimrod' as well so I'm not so confident now! I'm pretty sure I know which one Folderol did and I'd venture a guess at Rich on "Ain't Fooling No-One".

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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby Dave B » Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:55 pm

The sharp eyed among you will notice that track 6 has had its play count reset. This is because the composer noticed a mistake and asked for a modified version of the track to used.

Nothing to see here. Move along ... :D
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby Folderol » Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:17 pm

Hmmm.

No.1 something modular.

No. 6 {Stab in the dark} Eddy on Hydrasynth.

Even more a a wide range than previously. Great stuff folks.
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:55 pm

Listening through the list again, I'm guessing Rich for 'Infamous Last Words'!
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby Folderol » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:09 pm

bearing in mind we often hove a few people with two submissions, I wonder how many we have this time.

Oh and No. 4 either the Elf or Logarithm... maybe :tongue:
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby Logarhythm » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:20 pm

I'm going to listen again tomorrow before making any wild speculations, but overall I'd say it's a bumper crop - excellent work everyone :clap:

I've no idea who or what it was, but I loved Nimrod :thumbup:
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:30 pm

I very much like 'Nimrod' too. I think that's The Elf based on the arrangement skills and there is a vocal sound in it that I swear was used on his lovely version of Once Upon A Time In the West, though someone else could be using the same library/synth, or I might be mistaken. Whoever it was, that's a beautiful piece of work.

I've got to give a shout out to whoever did the 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' cover as well. Props for vocals and it's always a song I liked.

And now I'm listening to 'Resonating Over Time' and digging that. Much as we all have our favourites, there isn't a track in the collection I don't like.

I love the OSC :-)
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:13 pm

An observation; one of the tracks has a secret message in it. I noticed it on the second listen. I'm mildly surprised nobody else mentioned it, but I liked it. You know who you are :thumbup:
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby BJG145 » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:26 pm

Currently listening to Ffenestrol. Sounds like the percussion came from a chewed-up cassette. :thumbup:

It's a great selection of tracks; a lot of creativity and production skills in this lot. And some warped imaginations...
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby Aled Hughes » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:28 pm

Listening to the next batch:

6. Just gorgeous! Whatever synth this is, I want one!

7. This reminds me of a game I used to have on the Amiga. Nice build up. Like it!

8. Great organ-like sounds. Would like to hear some vocals on it.

9. Very clever. Love the bass at 0:55 as well as a million other little gems floating around. Wonderful.

10. Mad. And why not! Great tension towards the end too.

11. Excellent, full marks!
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby RichardT » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:36 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:An observation; one of the tracks has a secret message in it. I noticed it on the second listen. I'm mildly surprised nobody else mentioned it, but I liked it. You know who you are :thumbup:

I missed that - but I did hear a quote from Scotland the brave.
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby blinddrew » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:56 pm

This is my make-the-day-bearable listening tomorrow. :)
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Re: One Synth Challenge VI : The Undiscovered PulseWidth

Postby Folderol » Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:19 am

I too especially enjoyed Nimrod, and a good take of Tomita-fying it. Tomita was one of my musical heroes, so I have a special fondness for those types of sound. I can think of (at least) three people on here who would have the chops to pull that off, so mulling that over.
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