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Wintergatan Marble Machine - Remix challenge

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I've posted this up a couple of times because I think it's an amazing bit of engineering and a damn nice little tune.

Who cares?

So I delved a little deeper into it and it seems there's a piano version, which has a more convincing middle bit, although it gets all a bit over complicated for my taste. However, there were the midi files for it. So I took it apart, simplified it and turned it all into patterns that sound a bit more like the marble machine.

Why?!

Well, I fancied making a remix of it so I thought I'd start with something akin to the marble machine and simplistic before I went to town with it.

And?

Because I care I love each and every one of you deeply I thought I'd share this simple version and let the Causticites go crazy with it and post up their creations here (ideally with the caustic file so we can all use it as a learning tool).

What's in the Caustic File?

Machine 1: Lead : So the main lead loop is a single 8 bar pattern A1 (And B1 to include the lead note). A2 and A3 are the middle 16 bars.

Machine 2: Bass : This is a very basic bass line, A9-16 are the bassline on C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C and A1-8 are the sharps of those where applicable

Machine 3: Chords : Using the same sound as Lead and the same pattern organisation of Bass, this a really simplified left hand

Machine 4: Drums ; A mashed up kit from various presets and tweaked to give a more or less correct sound of the marble machine

Machine 5: Flywheel : Throughout the track is the sound of the flywheel acting very rhythmically so I included an impression of this.

 

So please go forth, download, and remix it into a trance or d&b track, so metal, or orchestral... whatever you think might work. And then share the results with the community. 

Lets get involved!

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edit bit, no change tone

edit bit, no change tune :xd

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RobFarley
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Thats really cool. i think

Thats really cool. i think you should finish it!

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Don't have beta, but do share

Don't have beta, but do share your admiration for this song and the construction. I went to a Wintergatan concert and he talked about making the machine; starting out by making a box 80 by 80 cm in a room with a door 70 cm wide... Handsawing a wooden cog for days and joining them with rubber bands. There are plans to make a packable copy to be brought on tour. They used other cool instruments on stage and overall made an impression just by the musicality.

Hope to hear some cool remixes!

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I'm tempted to try just to

I'm tempted to try just to test myself. I'll atleast attempt it, but can't promise I'll be proud enough to post it hehe. But I couldnt help looking this thing up myself. And I found someone else's 8bit cover you might have missed...

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hi mr.RobFarley

hi mr.RobFarley
please tell me how you control tempo
please sir

(sorry for my bad English)

nihal

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http://www.singlecellsoftware

http://www.singlecellsoftware.com/node/10764

Keyable BPM 

Long-press somewhere in the sequencer timeline where you want a tempo change. This brings up a little menu (bug in double-size portrait sequencer). Press set tempo key and choose the new tempo. The app will blend between tempos between keys. You can drag keys and you can modify or delete them by long-pressing at their key time and going back to the "set tempo key" popup.

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Rob, this is a really cool,

Rob, this is a really cool, community idea!  I don't have beta either so I can't contribute (yet). One thing to note on this (and all other methods and technologies for making music) is that it proves that the music itself is above the mechanism that makes it.  If an amazing machine like this was programmed to create a crummy song no one would be as impressed.  It's a fun catchy tune all on its own, upbeat with as slight melancholy or wistful air and your challenge kind of proves the point that it wasn't the machine that made it that way.

The same can be said of Caustic, as you could spend hours creating and tweaking a synth sound but you still need to used to create good music.  Anyway, thanks for this creative idea and I hope more in the community take up your challenge.

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thanx sir. I always learn

thanx sir. I always learn about caustic from you guys
thanx ............

nihal

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Hmm ... I might jump into

Hmm ... I might jump into this. I have some production ideas, and I want to see what spits out. I have a few projects on my plate already, but I'll see if I can squeeze this in too. Downloading the file.

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Cool! I'm in. It will take a

Cool! I'm in. It will take a couple of weeks to finish the version I'm working on:)

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So here's my version... Will

So here's my version... Will upload the caustic file later

https://soundcloud.com/angledsocks/marble-machine-offshore-mix

 

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I have taken Rob's file,

I have taken Rob's file, merged it with some things I was working on, and have a completed song.  It is really just a test to see how well my sounds work with the material.  Now I want to mix it up some.  It is progress.

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Your classical electro-rock

Your classical electro-rock mix was great Rob. I shouldn't have listened. It's going to be harder to just let my mine flow without comparing.

Jason
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Now look what you've done

Now look what you've done RobF cheeky

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Looks like i'll have a go ;)

Looks like i'll have a go ;)

I make orchestral uplifting trance. See for yourself on my SoundCloud, you may like it :) https://soundcloud.com/user696762693 Thanks!

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Well I was going to give

Well I was going to give originality a try but I gave up. I did do quite a bit though with Rob's original file.
First I've been testing Mike's beta app Caustic Guide which I used to copy the lead and chord tracks. Then I changed those copies to pcmsynths and used a zvon preset to add a little brightness to the originals.
Then I changed the beatbox kit to one of Mike's new kits. I never asked him if I could post it, but instead I exported it as a wav and reloaded it to the pcmsynth.
And for the final touch I added a marble track using another zvon preset.

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I need an engineering degree

I need an engineering degree

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Ok....ill give this a shot...

Ok....ill give this a shot.....

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Still working....almost done

Still working....almost done

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