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These chords! :O
Old 16th October 2013
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These chords! :O

How did he make the chords at 1:44 in his song below? D: They are so nice! :D
Any help on how he done this or event just a hint, there ****ing immense.

Zomboy - Raptor (Music Video) - YouTube
Old 16th October 2013
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PG warning on the video, I dislike the fact that they put stuff like this on youtube for anyone to watch.
Old 16th October 2013
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Size, immense as you say, is a perception and very contextual. Sometimes, to make something seem more than it really is, you inject it suddenly, and in a contrasting manner. Example: a boring vanilla hat pattern in mono, then automate on the unison/poly switch on my sampler and boom, instant energy. If everything is wide and has delay/reverb, then it is hard to make anything seem particularly wide. Or maybe double the chord tracks and pan each hard left/ right.
Old 16th October 2013
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Tbh I just suck at drawing chords in my sequencer, And I have been trying everyday for almost a year and still have not got better at it. :/
Old 16th October 2013
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Tbh I just suck at drawing chords in my sequencer, And I have been trying everyday for almost a year and still have not got better at it. :/
What sequencer are you using? Usually there's a chord function included allowing you to stamp out different chords in the roll.
Old 16th October 2013
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Tbh I just suck at drawing chords in my sequencer, And I have been trying everyday for almost a year and still have not got better at it. :/
Maybe you need to play them on one of those ancient MIDI keyboard things...?

Unfashionable, maybe, but you'd be amazed...

Old 16th October 2013
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PG warning on the video, I dislike the fact that they put stuff like this on youtube for anyone to watch.
Seriously, what a twisted video. Not funny at all.
Old 16th October 2013
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Ugh I must be old. I find that [music and video] cheesy, disgusting, predictable and not enjoyable at all..

I did like seeing all the knobby synths though..
Old 16th October 2013
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Seriously, what a twisted video. Not funny at all.
Yeah, it's like everybody is fakkin' Aphex Twin wannabe now.

Formula:

Quiet quiet quiet
Farty brickwall head sawing
Quiet quiet quiet
Farty brickwall head sawing
Quiet quiet quiet
Big Farty brickwall head sawing

Sigh.

And they say art is dead.
Old 16th October 2013
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Tbh I just suck at drawing chords in my sequencer, And I have been trying everyday for almost a year and still have not got better at it. :/
try playing a keyboard like a human instead of drawing music! you will get instant feedback to what you are doing allowing you to develop! Come on folks, this musical typing **** is brand new. why not take advantage of the Body of Human Knowlege
Old 16th October 2013
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To get that big sound, first off sounds like some oscillator detuning going on to get it some depth/movement...then maybe some chorus and delay to taste...also this sound like 2 things being tracked, basically same chords but with a couple slide up notes and/or ocatve'd notes on 2nd pass.

Leave one tracked version in the center , then hard pan(ish) the 2nd track to left and right (maybe 65 - 90% panned either way), compress, adjust to taste
Old 16th October 2013
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Tbh I just suck at drawing chords in my sequencer, And I have been trying everyday for almost a year and still have not got better at it. :/
Okay. I find harmony to be terribly interesting. To keep it easy at first, choose a key, use the internet to find the seven triads in that key. Since you don't sound like much of a keyboard player, just draw in half or whole note triads and start moving them around. Major chords have a capital numeral, minor are lower case. Try not to have too many major or minor in a row, and cadence at the end (V or iv ----> I). There are tons of other techniques, 7th, 9th, 11th chords, inversions, suspended, and augmented chords. I think a good progression is a lot of work and a lot of messing around. Like anything, practice. If you come up with a good one, you can build a whole track around it. A little theory goes a LONG way to making your music sound, serious.
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