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Occam's Steampunk Razor - 1st 2017 Track

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This is my 1st track of 2017, To be honest not really sure of a description, that is apt. Used certain elements that I like and have used before, I used a choir preset in my last  track and quite liked the sound so I've used it again in this track, though the feel in this is quite different, well that's what I reckon, any thoughts as usual will be well received...ta

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What a great start to 2017!

What a great start to 2017!  It is true that there is a "Wellsley" feel even though it's not really exactly like other songs of yours. Partly its the trumpet lines and some lead sounds, but it's also a certain rhythm groove that is in the DNA of your compositions.

I liked it very much but it deserves another listen when I can crank the volume a bit more.  There is a track of yours, that this reminds me of and if I can figure out which, I'll report back. Thanks for kicking of the new year with something new!

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Agreed, great first Caustic

Agreed, great first Caustic track for 2017.   Well done.

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A great track to start the

A great track to start the year, indeed. It's like you're telling a story with every transition. I can picture a chase scene in a steampunk environment. blush

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Thanks a lot guys, great

Thanks a lot guys, great descriptive comments are always welome and appreciated. it is certainly fair to say there are certain elements that consistently run tgrough my stuff, but as long as I can add little different twists and angles, I will be happy

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Euphoric, hypnotic Caustic

Euphoric, hypnotic Caustic Prog! I love that Eastern droney string / wind sound that weaves in and out of the guitars. Is it the PCM Synth?

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Thanks James, nice one...err

Thanks James, nice one...err I think you may be asking about the sound which is a mellatron choir pcm preset, think it's in the preset section, hmm if not I'm not entirely sure which other sound you might mean. there is another pcm witha preset called electric guitar dx, which actually sounds a little windy, which could be it...it's using the beta...not sure the add the caustic file is up and running at the moment or i would let you have the caustic file

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there's a piercing lead /

there's a piercing lead / melody sound around 00:35 that you use throughout the tune. Has a kind of Muzzein Wail and / or Middle Eastern Clarinet type sound smiley

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Can't stop listening to this.

Can't stop listening to this. Were you visualising a story while making this?

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http://singlecellsoftware.com

http://singlecellsoftware.com/node/15068

@James...ok I got it,it is a guitar preset that the user drumfil posted see the link above. So i used the basic preset took off his effects and put on a whah and distortion and equed it a little bit, and also automated the whah a little to try and get it a bit more organic..

@TH...Glad you're digging it..that's a great question, .but to me that is always a hard question to answer, I think on this I had the introduction part but when I got the lead part that James has been asking about I suddenly got the picture in my head about a steampunk razor kinda racing through time, it just seemed to match up, and the rest as they say is history...lol..

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Chill track;)

Very chill and interesting track;)
A great start for 2017!

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OK, it got it's well deserved

OK, it got it's well deserved listen on phones with volume cranked.  Awesome track. I love the different sections, all connected melodically but each with their own voices and feel.  Panning and placement is great. I love the choir.

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@Wellsley

@Wellsley
Yeah, I guess that vibe is subjective. It's giving me memories of playing Xenogears from PlayStation 1, which was setup in a steampunk environment, but less cartoonish, more grounded.

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@ LifeUp Thanks mate,

@ LifeUp Thanks mate, appreciated

@ JH thanks, it's a funny thing, I seem to spend a lot of time trying to make electronic patches and presets sound more organic, or altering them in some way to reflect more the sound I am after

@ TH, probably one of the few on here that never really got into Playstations...oh well...lol

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Nice tune Wellsley! A lot of

Nice tune Wellsley! A lot of different influences going on in this one but resulting in something quite unique, great job!

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Thanks Mindfool, I sometimes

Thanks Mindfool, I sometimes think I have too many different influences...lol..but yeah hopefully they all meld into the melting pot that is Wellsley's brain