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Doctor Good


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Electropop

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Description
All sounds made with the Remedy synth. This is my entry in the KeyToSound contest. (Search the forum for "Track Creation Contest")
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Open wide.....
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Hits: 3661
Comments: 25
Fans: 10
Plays: 295
Downloads: 170

Uploaded: Apr 28, 2007 - 10:21:59 PM
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2007 - 09:44:15 AM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 08:06:16 AM
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Hardware:
My trusty G5
Software:
Logic, 10 instances of the Remedy synth, and a bucket full of effects.
Comments
composerclark said 3737 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Fun
My son (age 6) and I are groovin' to this; sounds like a really fun piece. The sounds are kind of classic sounding, like maybe a moog, but a heck of a lot cleaner. Nice job!
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VicDiesel said 3737 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Moog
Thanks!

Check out the Remedy synth (keytosound.com). It's a freebie. Kinda limited, but easy to program and it sounds nice.

Re your son grooving: I played a renaissance gig yesterday. Lots of Holborne, Praetorius. At one point a couple of little children were dancing in front of the stage. If you can get little children to shake their tiny booties (so to speak), then you know you're doing something right.
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drakonis said 3737 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
bounce, sway, gliss, swirl, echo...
This is pretty darned cool... Hmm... well-chosen synth voices for the different parts, really fun score, argh, and a fade-out, oh well.

"Doctor, good." "Remedy, good." "Music, great..." "why are you talking that way?" "I thought you wanted to."

Anyway, very fun bouncy piece, I like it! Definitely sets the bar up there for composition and use of synths... speaking of which, what is that blue bottle in the upper right? I can't read the label... Abby something... ab-synth?

ttfn,
Drakonis
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VicDiesel said 3737 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Drakonis funny
Thanks for the comments.

And I apologize for the fade-out. I needed to finish this piece, it was getting late, and inspiration wasn't coming.

I know, I'm a lazy bones.


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Vic Holman said 3737 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
for what ever ails ya
cool mix of synths. a lot of retro sounds but with a nice funky melody. excellent work on the arrangement. heck the thing was over before ya know it.
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Joe Brady said 3736 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Very nice Vic!
Has great balance and placement of the various parts. Good groove to get it going too. Good luck!
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jgurner said 3736 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Fun!
The synth voices almost give this a retro 70s feel at times with splashes of something a little more modern here and there. Good luck in the contest!
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elektronix said 3735 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Groovy...
groovy and I love the synth. Sounds great, I have to take a look at Remedy!

Thank you for sharing!

Bernd
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craft said 3735 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
remedy or poison
This song is a poison a damn good poison.. I love it.. great groove
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said 3735 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
Enjoyed
LOve the experimentation in this. Remedy synth will have to check it out.
branchgraft said 3734 days ago (May 2nd, 2007)
progressive
an interesting arrangement... a good balance, very positively charged.
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dreadmon said 3731 days ago (May 5th, 2007)
Bright shiny!
This is like an aural Disney ride! It gave me some awesome visuals - nice use of the synth architecture and sweet time change!
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VicDiesel said 3730 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
Time change
Thanks for the compliments.

Since you're the first to remark on the time change, I'll insert a technical comment: I've been doing lots of renaissance music, where the music switches from 4 time to 3, and typically the beat does not stay the say, but rather the whole 3/4 measure is as long as 2 beats out of the 4/4 time.

That's what I did here. So the ratio is in fact exact.

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timothy devine said 3731 days ago (May 5th, 2007)
Hey vic
I love what you have here. Very funky. You kept it interesing all the way, then it ends too soon.
You got me lookin for more.
Nice groove
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announcer said 3727 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
hiding in here
Hiding in this peice is some little dark parts that indicate that there is a down side to Dr. Good. Cool writing. The beginning of the synth sounds in the 70s were some of the best sounds because they were new and fresh and never heard before. They still work especially on a piece like this.
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VicDiesel said 3726 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
Dark side
You bet! The doctor smiles very friendly, but have you ever trusted someone with that many gold teeth? And don't trust the labels on his bottles either.

There is something about analog (subtractive) synths. Sometimes they sound a bit dated, but other times I still find them fresh sounding. I'm often enjoying them more than FM or Additive synthesis.

Now granular synthesis is a different story altogether. The lead in the middle section has a granulat delay on it. It's my favourite effect.

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SmokeyVW said 3726 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
Sherman, set the WABAC machine to 19...
love the splatty sounds here

and i'm a fan of echoes - very nice

wow - pretty jazzy chordage there in the middle

thanks

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VicDiesel said 3725 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
For your amusement
Here are the chords of the middle section:

Bm / F / C / F#m / D G#m / Em B11 / F F#dim7 / G

I have no idea how I came up with that.

Thanks for listening.

Victor.

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sherrill56 said 3724 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
the tone
of this piece is extremely strong, smooth, solid, sultry, smiley, and anyother sweet s synonym you can think of ...

ver nice
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spruce said 3715 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Brill!
This is really cool - I love the vintage sounds and how you kept them fresh. I'm going to listen to it again!
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Tribrix said 3449 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Very inventive
I quite enjoyed this playful tune and think it's quite original, offering a nice variety of themes and a lot of fun. The production was great, simple, clean, and well put together. Very nice stuff.
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Monkaton said 3157 days ago (November 29th, 2008)
Experimental
Although the synth sounds are traditional sounding, the composition is more experimental to my ears than electropop. But, that doesn't matter much does it?

Interesting exercise.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2718 days ago (February 11th, 2010)
Synth
Very cool stuff happenin in this one. I wasnt too sure about it at first but when those sharp plucks come in panned in that way it just creates such a cool enviroment. Fun synth. sounds like phantasy Star music.
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SmokeyVW said 2149 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
sparkly
hey - i really like the jazz chords in the middle - very good

thanks
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SmokeyVW said 2149 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
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guess i already said that :)
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Genre Info
Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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