[techno] - chase dobson - untitled.
You are Unregistered, please register to gain Full access.    
Advertisements


Listening Booth YOUR MUSIC ONLY. Don't post music from your label or DJ night. No podcasts or radio shows, just individual tracks. Give some feedback, get some in return. Please follow the title format: [Genre] Artist - Title

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 23-05-2017, 07:59 PM   #1
chasedobson
bulletunderabloodredsky
chasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MC
chasedobson's Avatar
Denver, CO
Posts: 3,180
MC Status: 1535327
Thanks: 1,008
Thanked 1,942 Times in 1,241 Posts
[techno] - chase dobson - untitled.



private link so....


[Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]


UPDATED:

[Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]



This tune came about as far from my normal workflow as one could imagine.

Typically i have an idea, i start to track it out, plain and simple.

This tune came about w me aimlessly dicking around with my Nord Lead2, sort of stumbled onto some cool sounds by using subtle FM on octaved saw oscillators. With some manual LPF modulation i came up w the bassline, rather than recording midi, i tracked audio in to a click and wrote the counterpoint melody right away via audio as well.

Additional synth sounds came from my Minilogue, the pad is 2 saw osc's tuned to a 5th and then run through Valhalla Shimmer and the plucky thing was just a simple repeating melody played in via the Minilogue as well.

this came together in about an hour, so its definitely not "polished" but I really like the raw character of it as is.


About the UPDATE: Percussion re-worked a bit, required some additional mixing as a result and a new Minilogue lead/layer comes in at 2:40

Last edited by chasedobson; 25-05-2017 at 07:16 PM..

Advertisements


------------------
chasedobson is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Rate this track - [techno] - chase dobson - untitled..
Old 23-05-2017, 10:48 PM   #2
Oatbag
IDMf Artist
Oatbag is a savage MCOatbag is a savage MCOatbag is a savage MCOatbag is a savage MCOatbag is a savage MCOatbag is a savage MCOatbag is a savage MCOatbag is a savage MCOatbag is a savage MCOatbag is a savage MCOatbag is a savage MC
Oatbag's Avatar
Best Coast
Posts: 4,288
MC Status: 106650
Thanks: 1,405
Thanked 2,107 Times in 1,375 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Nice! I wish I could pull this off in that time frame. Really like the evolving sounds. If you are going back to do some more arrangement work, my taste would be to have a larger and more shocking change in the sound when it gets going again at 2:40ish.

If not, it can be a subtly changing, meandering tune like it is now.

Though it's definately not the same, it makes me think of the Heat Soundtrack.

------------------
Oatbag is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24-05-2017, 03:22 PM   #3
chasedobson
bulletunderabloodredsky
chasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MC
chasedobson's Avatar
Denver, CO
Posts: 3,180
MC Status: 1535327
Thanks: 1,008
Thanked 1,942 Times in 1,241 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Thanks for listening. I'll likely be continuing to mess around w this arrangement, will pay attention to the 2:40 mark.

(:

------------------
chasedobson is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24-05-2017, 06:39 PM   #4
tehbosh
Soundwave Mangler
tehbosh is a savage MCtehbosh is a savage MCtehbosh is a savage MCtehbosh is a savage MCtehbosh is a savage MCtehbosh is a savage MCtehbosh is a savage MCtehbosh is a savage MCtehbosh is a savage MCtehbosh is a savage MCtehbosh is a savage MC
tehbosh's Avatar
Posts: 162
MC Status: 14196
Thanks: 5
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Yeah I love the motion on these sounds. I was waiting to hear some automation though. Maybe opening the cutoff of either saw synths that are used over time?

------------------
tehbosh is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24-05-2017, 08:00 PM   #5
chasedobson
bulletunderabloodredsky
chasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MC
chasedobson's Avatar
Denver, CO
Posts: 3,180
MC Status: 1535327
Thanks: 1,008
Thanked 1,942 Times in 1,241 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tehbosh View Post
Yeah I love the motion on these sounds. I was waiting to hear some automation though. Maybe opening the cutoff of either saw synths that are used over time?
i would have to re-track them. all synths were played live, recorded as audio clips and manipulated to build the arrangement.

------------------
chasedobson is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24-05-2017, 09:22 PM   #6
jbvdb493
IDMf Supporter
jbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MC
jbvdb493's Avatar
Posts: 1,706
MC Status: 25810
Thanks: 554
Thanked 516 Times in 421 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Nice tune.
Feels more happy than most of the techno stuff I typically listen to but it's all good.
Would like more changes in the sounds too.

------------------
jbvdb493 is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24-05-2017, 11:12 PM   #7
jVs
IDMf Supporter
jVs is a savage MCjVs is a savage MCjVs is a savage MCjVs is a savage MCjVs is a savage MCjVs is a savage MCjVs is a savage MCjVs is a savage MCjVs is a savage MCjVs is a savage MCjVs is a savage MC
jVs's Avatar
Scruffy City
Age: 35
Posts: 3,700
MC Status: 105317639
Thanks: 1,442
Thanked 990 Times in 784 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

I don't know how I am going to be able to put into words how thick and wonderful the synths on this track is, I mean holy shit Chase I don't think anyone should ever ask what you are doing with your life because its quite clear to me that you are living and expressing it in a fashion most wunderbar and inspiring. I love the mellotron bit you have going on throughout the track. Excellent work and thank you for making this a part of all our lives.

------------------
:notafinga: Make synths 1984 again.
jVs is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2017, 02:13 AM   #8
chasedobson
bulletunderabloodredsky
chasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MC
chasedobson's Avatar
Denver, CO
Posts: 3,180
MC Status: 1535327
Thanks: 1,008
Thanked 1,942 Times in 1,241 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jVs View Post
I don't know how I am going to be able to put into words how thick and wonderful the synths on this track is, I mean holy shit Chase I don't think anyone should ever ask what you are doing with your life because its quite clear to me that you are living and expressing it in a fashion most wunderbar and inspiring. I love the mellotron bit you have going on throughout the track. Excellent work and thank you for making this a part of all our lives.

wow. thanks man, really!

------------------
chasedobson is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2017, 02:18 AM   #9
envelope3
IDMf Supporter
envelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond repute
ottawa
Posts: 353
MC Status: 8910
Thanks: 116
Thanked 178 Times in 116 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

As always Chase, absolutely solid and beautiful. Reminds me of open eye signal by John Hopkins. He's a hero to me so that comparison comes from the utmost respect. If anything, your track is more engaging.

Thanks.
envelope3 is online now   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2017, 02:23 AM   #10
envelope3
IDMf Supporter
envelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond reputeenvelope3 has a reputation beyond repute
ottawa
Posts: 353
MC Status: 8910
Thanks: 116
Thanked 178 Times in 116 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

I'm listening to it immediately again. That's rare for me. Glorious glide...
envelope3 is online now   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2017, 09:55 AM   #11
badmotor
Savage Mad Cunt
badmotor is a savage MCbadmotor is a savage MCbadmotor is a savage MCbadmotor is a savage MCbadmotor is a savage MCbadmotor is a savage MCbadmotor is a savage MCbadmotor is a savage MCbadmotor is a savage MCbadmotor is a savage MCbadmotor is a savage MC
badmotor's Avatar
Posts: 1,046
MC Status: 31460
Thanks: 494
Thanked 629 Times in 396 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

I could tell by JV's reaction that I was going to like this track, as we probably have reasonably similar tastes.

Loved it - sounds like you are really coming up with your own style there. Really well balanced in between being both rhythmic and melodic, and the emotional mood is great. Reminds me of the Knife, in the way that they can balance catchy and a bit weird really nicely.

------------------
badmotor is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2017, 02:18 PM   #12
chasedobson
bulletunderabloodredsky
chasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MC
chasedobson's Avatar
Denver, CO
Posts: 3,180
MC Status: 1535327
Thanks: 1,008
Thanked 1,942 Times in 1,241 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Quote:
Originally Posted by badmotor View Post
Reminds me of the Knife, in the way that they can balance catchy and a bit weird really nicely.

my partner said the same, although she mentioned Fever Ray, which IMO is a HUGE complement, the loose portamento and saw wave FM (lowpassed to sound sort of growl-y) is definitely a technique I lifted from the Knife and Fever Ray material.

At this juncture I really think the percussion needs a re-work, as repeated listens have left me a little meh, I wrote the patterns as a fancy metronome to record to, I think something a little more deliberate is called for.

Thanks for the kind words sir. It is much appreciated!

(:

------------------
chasedobson is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2017, 04:59 PM   #13
jbvdb493
IDMf Supporter
jbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MCjbvdb493 is a savage MC
jbvdb493's Avatar
Posts: 1,706
MC Status: 25810
Thanks: 554
Thanked 516 Times in 421 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chasedobson View Post
At this juncture I really think the percussion needs a re-work, as repeated listens have left me a little meh, I wrote the patterns as a fancy metronome to record to, I think something a little more deliberate is called for.
:
I think the beat is fitting to the genre, so I would caution not to try and over do it from a perfectionist/ it never seems finished point of view. Not trying to tell how to live your life though, so feel free to disregard

------------------
jbvdb493 is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2017, 07:17 PM   #14
chasedobson
bulletunderabloodredsky
chasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MC
chasedobson's Avatar
Denver, CO
Posts: 3,180
MC Status: 1535327
Thanks: 1,008
Thanked 1,942 Times in 1,241 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Updated:

[Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]


see notes in the original post regarding the changes.

------------------
chasedobson is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2017, 08:31 PM   #15
Artificer
Digital Surfer
Artificer is a savage MCArtificer is a savage MCArtificer is a savage MCArtificer is a savage MCArtificer is a savage MCArtificer is a savage MCArtificer is a savage MCArtificer is a savage MCArtificer is a savage MCArtificer is a savage MCArtificer is a savage MC
Artificer's Avatar
Southern Hell
Posts: 571
MC Status: 32710
Thanks: 214
Thanked 654 Times in 380 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Totally getting the Fever Ray vibe as well, especially during the intro.

This is a bit outside my usual listening realm but the more times I spin it the more I enjoy it. I think the combination of the live performance and the movement of the synths creates these little gems to find all the way through. The weird cyclic effect that happens 3:07-3:11 is amazing.

Percussion is fine, better in the second version. I could do with a bit less 'dancy' feel - I think slower and more textured would be my preference, but it's not a huge deal and that's obviously not what you're going for anyway. The percussion seems mostly there to support the awesome synths. Speaking of, the new lead line at 2:40 really works.

If I had an overall criticism it'd be that it gets a little stale around the middle. You've pretty much got incredibly similar variations on the same riff happening for a couple minutes straight and I kept waiting for something big to happen. The vibe is great, I just think it needs more changes along the way.

This really manages to show off your playing, programming and sound design chops in a different light. Well done.
Artificer is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2017, 08:41 PM   #16
chasedobson
bulletunderabloodredsky
chasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MC
chasedobson's Avatar
Denver, CO
Posts: 3,180
MC Status: 1535327
Thanks: 1,008
Thanked 1,942 Times in 1,241 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Artificer View Post

If I had an overall criticism it'd be that it gets a little stale around the middle. You've pretty much got incredibly similar variations on the same riff happening for a couple minutes straight and I kept waiting for something big to happen. The vibe is great, I just think it needs more changes along the way.

This really manages to show off your playing, programming and sound design chops in a different light. Well done.

Thanks for chiming in. You've rolled into this forum w really well thought out posts and responses, and this one follows suit.

Appreciate the insight.

------------------
chasedobson is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2017, 12:12 AM   #17
TheHammockCrew
Learning The Ropes
TheHammockCrew is currently spamming hard
Posts: 8
MC Status: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Man, this track is pretty sweet. I enjoy the way you balanced all of your sounds to make each one very evident in the mix, however they don't run in to each other at all. Even though you haven't, say, "polished" it yet, I feel as if it already sounds fairly smooth. At around 4:30 the kick does sound a little bit muddy however, maybe some sidechaining/compression, but thats my only critique! Great job friend.
TheHammockCrew is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2017, 05:38 PM   #18
chasedobson
bulletunderabloodredsky
chasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MCchasedobson is a savage MC
chasedobson's Avatar
Denver, CO
Posts: 3,180
MC Status: 1535327
Thanks: 1,008
Thanked 1,942 Times in 1,241 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

thanks for listening!

------------------
chasedobson is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2017, 09:30 PM   #19
Derpgerpwalrus
Minor Glitch
Derpgerpwalrus is a jewel in the roughDerpgerpwalrus is a jewel in the roughDerpgerpwalrus is a jewel in the rough
Derpgerpwalrus's Avatar
Houston, TX
Age: 22
Posts: 28
MC Status: 260
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Re: [techno] - chase dobson - untitled.

Very flowy track. All these ambient pads and leads coming in and out sounds just so cool and it works really well together. Techno is typically isn't something I listen to a whole lot of, but the only criticism I had is that I personally thought that some of the lead chops were a little too repetitive, maybe some more variation on them would have been cool, but just personal preference. Overall extremely balanced track in terms of the mix - agreeing with Oatbag, this is a shit load of work in the time you did this in.

Advertisements

Derpgerpwalrus is offline   Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[Techno] - chase dobson - 06182016acidy chasedobson Listening Booth 18 03-09-2016 03:03 PM
[80's] chase dobson - Arcade Dreamer chasedobson Listening Booth 10 15-02-2016 07:52 PM
[shoegaze] chase dobson - Navigate chasedobson Listening Booth 2 07-12-2015 07:43 PM
[80's nostalgia] chase dobson - CKMY chasedobson Listening Booth 13 11-02-2015 11:16 PM
[ambient electronica techno] Chase Dobson - Parallel Lines CL19 chasedobson IDMf's User Releases 12 18-10-2014 04:02 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:33 AM.


Electronic Music Forums

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.