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Crystal Meditation LIOLI 9


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Henke

 Genre: Ambient

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This is my first Loop it or loose it post ever. And it's a challenge, isn't it? My personal challenge was to make this loop listanable using a range of different software synths, mainly presets in Crystal - but ONLY the featured loop! Well, how is that suppose to happen?!

First of all I lowered tempo down to 40 bpm, the slider in GB would not go further, probably for a reason ;-) Then I tried out some nice synth sounds from Crystal (I am still on PowerPC) added instrument Deep Meditation lowered 17 steps for some bass and two different choirs. Tweaking some reverb and other filters, adjusting volume automation and that's about it. Took maybe two hours to make, 2 minutes 15 secs to listen to.

I am on my 16th listen now and it's kind of meditative actually. Possibly best enjoyed with headphones, where it was mixed.

Song art is the inside of the dome of The Swedish Museum of Natural History, just a few hundred meters from where I work in Stockholm. Slightly tampered with in IPhoto.

Enjoy!
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Song Stats
Hits: 3439
Comments: 57
Fans: 26
Plays: 130
Downloads: 103
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Aug 22, 2009 - 07:20:20 AM
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2009 - 07:23:29 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 01:55:42 AM
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Hardware:
PM G5
Software:
GB4 with Crystal software synth
Comments
Ren-Tin-10 said 2918 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Great Chill-out Track
You're right, it is kind of meditative, and sounds great with a good pair of cans on your ears.

Fav'd.

Cheers,
Jim
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Henke said 2918 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Oops, beginner's luck
I answered in a new comment instead of here in the Reply-form, see below... /H
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drakonis said 2918 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
slow down and sip the coffee
When you don't know what to do with a wayward loop, slow it down and adorn it with Crystal! Sounds great Henke, like a slow procession through a museum in Sweden... ooh, look up! :-) Nice photo too.

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Henke said 2918 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
That's what I thought!
As always, thanks for the listen and the comment. I like your idea of a slow procession. I like Crystal too, both glass-style and synth-wise. The downside is that the presets are called preset 1, preset 2... instead of more inspirational names. So you have to listen to them and not judge by a false name...

Take care over there!

/Henke
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Henke said 2918 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Thanks Jim!
I'm glad you liked this. I just listened to your LIOLI 9 contribution and I like it! Take care.

/Henke
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said 2918 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Tempo down
was a great idea. With the instruments and synths you've used, it made the loop another whole thing.

Good job!

. - Harold
Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thank you, Harold!
I think I learned the slowing down trick from one of the Ember-versions or maybe from former MJ Mungo. Anyway, it can really make a difference! Take care.

/Henke
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sloparts said 2918 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Meditative, yes
and very well done. For a first time, I'd say you did an excellent job on this. Actually made me feel calm and relaxed as I listened to it.

I like where you went and how you got there Henke.

Kudos my friend,

Ed
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Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Ed!
I am glad you liked this. It's not very elaborate in a musical sense, just a quick experiment to see if I could make something of this loop, but it was fun doing, and I'm quite happy with the result after all.

Stay well!

/Henke
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davisamerica said 2918 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
an immediate download ....
it is walking around in an abandoned cathedral. It is reverent but peaceful. It is a beautiful track my friend. Thank you for allowing a down load ... I did.
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Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thank you, Jack!
I am a big fan of (abandoned) cathedrals, so I feel very proud/honored by your kind comment.

Downloads are always welcome on my part, I'm like Charlie in the chocolate factory, just happy to be here, just happy if anyone cares to listen :-) Take care.

/Henke
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richard13 said 2918 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Yes indeed, meditative
and kind of seductive. Good job for a LIOLI noob (from another). Cheers.
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Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thank you!
Glad you liked it. I sure liked yours too!

/Henke
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sschedra said 2918 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Henrik
Very peaceful and moody. You are right it makes a good meditative piece. Nice effort here.
Stephen
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Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Stephen!
Thanks for listening and commenting. The effort was not very big, but glad you liked it!

You seem to have put in quite a lot of effort into your entry. Really loved that one!

Peace!

/Henke
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Feter said 2918 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Crystal Meditation
Incredible ..the sound with such octave is
too deep ...nice spheric back ground lovely
structure ...fine mix on my headphone ..ye
I agree it would be nice meditation ...thnx
alot for sharin !!!!
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Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thank you, Feter!
Glad you liked this little meditation piece.

Peace!

/Henke
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maxruehl said 2917 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
This really is...
...meditative. It also opened my eyes a bit about what can be done with a loop that can transform it into something totally different and beautiful.:)
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Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Andy
for listening and commenting. Only glad if I can be of any help for your future compositions! (Just listening to some of your previous posts as well, sounds good so far!) Take care.

/Henke
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mr_mordenus said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Slowwwwwwwwww
and dreamy, very precise and ornate, like a sky becoming a kaleidascope from horizon to horizon, peaceful and full of visions.

And you pulled this from a dance loop. Bugger all amazing, genius amazing.
Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Wow, thanks!
Nice picture you painted there! It IS kind of strange that it is all built with one dance pattern loop ;-) Most of the credit goes to the Crystal soft-synth (presets 20, 81, 84 and 102). I just did a bit of additional tweaking ... Thanks again for stopping by and for your very kind comment!

/Henke
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Diviner said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Oooh Lovely
Beautiful sounds and good use of the midi loop. This is really nice. Well done Henke, good entry.
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Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thank you, Keith!
Glad you liked it! On my speakers it sounds a bit crowded in some registers, I'm not sure how that could be fixed. Sounds better in headphones. Hm, maybe that suggest a simple EQ setting thing?

Just listened to your "Love the Loop", which was really nice too! Good use of the loop... Take care.

/Henke
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davajonah said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Very cool Henke
Good idea to lower the BPM and create some good ambientia. I love the choirs. Nice one!
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Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Dave!
Glad you liked it! These choir sounds are my summer signature this year, it seems. I have not yet quite learned how to master them, but they make a nice addition anyway, I think. Thanks for stopping by! /Henke
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musichead said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
sounded good
Sounded good in a Big PA system and well as the ear phones! I like the sliding violin sound!
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Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Nice to hear that!
And thanks for the repeated listen :-) The violin sound is one of the Crystal presets...

/Henke
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Reinholt56 said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Hi Henke......
This is a wonderful, meditative piece of music. I love listening to it.

All your hard work in putting this together has really paid off.

Take care.

Paul
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Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Yeah, don't you think ;-)
All my two hours of having fun! Still, I'm glad you liked it. It works pretty well to be put on repeat in the background while working with other stuff... Thanks for listening and commenting!

/Henke
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five_extra_arms said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Meditation Medication
Now if this were 30 minutes longer I could enjoy it even more. Wouldn't have to get up and move the needle back. click click... click click.... click click..... actually, that has it's own meditative loop too!
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Henke said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
LoL
Tip of the day: Click download, open in iTunes, click repeat button twice for "Repeat 1" :-)

Anyway, thanks for the great comment!

/Henke
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Moviz said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Wonderful
sounds combined to bring a peaceful, while lumbering feel, regards M
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Henke said 2914 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Thanks Mo
for the listen and the comment. Glad you got some peaceful feelings out of it. Stay well.

/Henke
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SmokeyVW said 2917 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
cool lava
wow - i really like this - it's like carefully observing a lava lamp - reminds me a little of some Alan Parsons Project stuff somehow

thank you
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Henke said 2914 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Alan Parsons, huh
A well known name that unfortunately didn't ring any bells so I had to listen to some 30 second snapshots on iTunes store. Sounded like Supertramp most of them, but the song "I Robot" sure was a bit like this, so thanks :-) I have actually never really tried lava lamps either, but I figure they would be quite meditative to watch. Glad you enjoyed anyway!

/Henke
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Skean said 2916 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Henke
Where have you been? I mean your meant to do this challenge, truly, this is a pure beauty,DL,d, thanks
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Henke said 2914 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Hehe,
well I don't know, but it sure was fun. Not every loop would stand this kind of treatment, though, I guess. Well, you had a couple of nice entries too. Enjoyed! Thanks for visiting. Stay well!

/Henke
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Calchas said 2912 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Nice fist LIOLI offering Henrik.
A VERY pleasant listen. Ethereal...

Be well friend!
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Henke said 2904 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Well
it sure was a couple of fun hours making it, and I'm glad you enjoyed it too. Stay well friend!

/Henke
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T_Being_esq said 2911 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Very Hipnotic
I see waht you mean about meditative. Great idea to slow the loop down. Takes on a whole new character.
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Henke said 2904 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Sure did
I just wonder what would have happened if I had slowed it down even more... I think I may test that one day. Actually I would like to play a little with different tempos inside the same song... Thanks for listening and commenting!

/Henke
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PaulaMunk said 2905 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
I think it feels reverential
as if a great or cataclysmic moment has just passed. And, people come out from their homes in gapingbawe at something..perhaps like the sun turning blue.The unexplainable teaches how little we know. Thank You for spending so much time on it.
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Henke said 2904 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Interesting perspective
I totally can envisage that scene. For all we think that we know we still haven't got a clue about how little we actually know. Thanks for taking your time to listen and comment.

/Henke
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Ex_Silentio said 2905 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
The Henke sound
I almost missed this one. I was not very present during LIOLI. Really a beautiful piece of work. Two hours? Amazing. It's takes me two hours to choose a key. Thanks for providing some of the details of the process. Fascinating. Well done, sir.
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Henke said 2904 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Thank you, sir
I'm glad you found it "eventually" and even liked it. I haven't joined any MJ challenges before and just decided to do so on the last day but one, so I did a "quicky". Usually it does take a lot longer...

Oh, I really, really, really liked your latest. Anyone into ambient at all should go listen to it. Now! (Terrarum Ellipticus)

Take care,
Henrik
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ic42 said 2903 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
as of a dream
it is a procession. each face is a story. they walk by. each face looks into my soul. each face offers a story to me. i offer a story in return. our music is our story. thank you for offering to me.
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Henke said 2903 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
It is a very poetic comment
full of insights in life and music and I thank you so much for offering it here on this little "story" of mine.

Peace.

/Henke
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Doug Somers said 2897 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Spacious and flowing
I'm blown away what you did with this loop. You've put your signature sound on it and I love every aspect except one - I would have liked it to be longer. I really like your work and find that you can paint such otherworldly spaces that I love to bask in exploring these new sonic places. Maybe another time you could develop this into a longer work?

I first listened on my speakers and now am having another go on my headphones. The wash effect is much more pronounced and the tonal colours seem to be more three dimensional. It's like soaring through the veil nebula.

Gorgeous!

Thanks and be well,
Doug
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Henke said 2895 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
Blushing
That's some really nice comment! Thank you, Doug! Considering the limitations I set for myself I guess it is kind of nice. I agree it works better on headphones if you care to listen - for pure background listening speakers work as well in my experience. I think I have to disappoint you about making a longer version, but if you like you could put it on repeat. It's rather good while you are working with other things on your computer...

Thank you again and stay well,

Henke
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Narad said 2889 days ago (September 20th, 2009)
Very beautiful atmosphere
created by this loose loop in a diving crystal ! :)
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Henke said 2888 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Thank you, Narad
For listening, enjoying and commenting. Always appreciated.

Take care.

/Henke
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Gaylen75 said 2886 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
Right out of a movie
and into my ears. This has a great ethereal quality. Love it.
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Henke said 2886 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
Thank you, Gaylen
Appreciate the comment. I've been listening to all your songs by... now (in spite of what I said in my first comment ;-) Well, you got me hooked, even if your genres isn't my everyday listen. Great voice and rock'n roll mixes.

Thanks again and take care.

/Henke
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Kody106 said 2840 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
dude
i swear my pulse and breathing was real fast before i listened to this...and then i was like....aaaaahh..and my pulse slowed down and my breathing real nice and slow..

Thankyou i am going to download this immediately!!!
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Henke said 2840 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Hi,
glad you could use this little piece. Just beware so that you do not enter coma for pure slow breathing ;-)

I went over to have a listen to some of your songs too. A bunch of talent, to be sure. Liked your version of Pachelbel's canon for example. If you like you can try my "version" of that one, called Rocking Pachelbel.

See you around!

/Henke
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Heightened said 2716 days ago (March 11th, 2010)
I like
this one much more than the recent one. Very very nice
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Parichayaka said 2693 days ago (April 4th, 2010)
Soothing with forward movement
Took me a few times listening to hear all the subtleties in the various textures, especially towards the end. Reminds me of Biosphere's work, but is somehow more bright and positive. Very nice track!
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