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MAGATAMA

 

SHOW:

 

The .caustic file

 

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/80156103/MAGATAMA%2001.caustic

 

AND TELL

 

 

 

I did this on the bus of course, to learn about doing loops, loading multiple samples in the PCM and beat box, using the piano roll and doing automation in the Caustic way. I filled up two beat boxes with loops along with kick, snare and HH. This was cool because I could pan two loops for a bigger sound. Then a PCM for pads with Mellotron a D-50 pad and a Synclavier sample. I was able to use just a single note sample for each and kept them all at one octave. I had a sound font of loops at 150 BPM and loaded another PCM synth with that. It's a demo .SF2 from a company that sells soundfont loops etc. for just a couple bucks on-line. With piano roll I was able to get that .SF2's two bar loops to play as intended and at the end the pad holds for about 8 bars, The intro was also all done in piano roll. Because I relied on that Demo sound font so much this isn't so much an original but more like a remix of a song I never heard! I resisted the temptation to remix it in my DAW because the EQ isn't where it should be thanks to my cheap headphones. Beside any critique I'd appreciate knowing what the woman in the sample says. ;~}

 

UPDATE:

 

I've check with Voice Crystal:

 

http://www.voicecrystal.com/sfengine.mv

 

And they are fine with the sounds within the soundfont being distributed as long as it is not for profit.

 

It was originally freely available as a download at Creative Labs Sound Blaster site.

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Dude! You need to send the (

Dude! You need to send the (.Caustic) file to Mike for testing in his CausticLive App he's working on. Wow you beat the pants off of me on demo content for the new app.

Nice one! Three thumbs up! oh wait I only have two.

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Really, really good!

Really, really good!

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Cool track, love the electro

Cool track, love the electro bassline.

German: something like "can you feel the rhythm" (?) sorry, I'm not very good at german.

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"You need to send the (

"You need to send the (.Caustic) file to Mike for testing in his CausticLive App he's working on."

Sure I'll happily send the file to anyone. Wouldn't I need to include all the samples, loops and that sound font as well?
I made most of the loops but since I didn't create the demo sound font it's probably under a no redistribution thing (the company is still active). So might not work for this purpose. Let me know.

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the ____.Caustic file has

the ____.Caustic file has everything in it. You can ask Mike though if you have a concern tho My demo track featured my chopped up version of Amen and Think that I made the parts and loops and FX with them myself, I'm not worried over it

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OK just have Mike tell me

OK just have Mike tell me where to send it.

"can you feel the rhythm"
Aha......thanx
I thought the first word was Cooya like Cooya Beach in Australia!
I just liked the rhythm of how she spoke

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Not sure bout that tho. It's

Not sure bout that tho. It's a bit hard to understand and I don't know german well, but I definitely heard her say rhythmus.

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> OK just have Mike tell me

> OK just have Mike tell me where to send it.

Honestly, I love the track but if there is anything you are unsure about with soundfonts or samples, I would not want to even have the idea that the project could get messed up because of copyrights.

Mike

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Honestly, I love the track

Honestly, I love the track but if there is anything you are unsure about with soundfonts or samples, I would not want to even have the idea that the project could get messed up because of copyrights.

Hi Mike
Agreed 100%
I will send them an email and see what they say.

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More i listen your songs and

More i listen your songs and less i understand how you make them ... too many sounds, rythm, energy ... if you upload the .caustic file tell us because i need to understand what is your technic ;))

My songs >> https://soundcloud.com/zicman/ << sgnos yM

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"More i listen your songs and

"More i listen your songs and less i understand how you make them ... too many sounds, rythm, energy ... if you upload the .caustic file tell us because i need to understand what is your technic "

Hi Zicman,

The techniques for Caustic are all what I learned here on the forum.
But a lot of inspiration is from both jblann1 & Andrulian in this post:

http://www.singlecellsoftware.com/node/248

Also: check your email.

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It's amazing how you put all

It's amazing how you put all of those sounds together and made it work so well. It can be very tough to pack that many sounds into one track without them cancelling each other out. Well done!

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This is strong! I like this

This is strong! I like this song, Almost get a taste of goa into my hears. Thanks a lot.

I´m from germany and after listening 30 times+ to the vocal i can say that there are no german words to understand in that voice. Maybe it´s an austrian accentn or a switzerland girl.. but not sure about that.

so long

IzMeJeremy
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Bpm?

Bpm?

wardini
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150 BPM

150 BPM

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Quick question, how did you

Quick question, how did you export and what was done to the track prior uploading to Soundcloud?

Did you open the exported wave up in another program, and apply a limiter?

I just uploaded my first tune and parts of it sound horrible and some of the high hat sounds are slightly ghosted and other percussion sounds like an effect was added.

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Hi Xevoius.

Hi Xevoius.
I exported from Caustic as a .wav and then converted to MP3 (with iTunes no limiter) before I upload to Sound Cloud. My thinking was that if anyone wanted to download it from SC they would prefer that format over .ogg, and plus I'd have a High Fidelity version .wav for back up. The first thing I uploaded to Sound Cloud straight out of Caustic was a stereo .wav thinking that the fidelity would be better but it was SLOW to upload and consequently slow for people to download. And it didn't sound any better on SC>

note that I usually compose with Caustic 'hot' and then mix/export with it below by quite a bit.

Jblann1 has a couple of posts here (do a search) with his compressor settings in the master slot of the effects section as well as for instruments, looking over those helped have the song sound closer to the way I wanted after uploading it to sound cloud. Hope That Helps!

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Thanks wardini. Much

Thanks wardini. Much appreciated.

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Thanks for uploading the

Thanks for uploading the caustic file - this is quite inspirational - you have used so many techniques here and being able to load this into my phone and see how you have done it is really helpful. I love the track too... You must have a long bus journey!

Brilliant!!

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Hello Mr. Concept!  Thanks

Hello Mr. Concept!  Thanks for the kind words and you're welcome! I’m happy to share the file and hope it helps people learn about what Caustic can do, because I think it capable of anything if you use your imagination and that's kind of what Magatama was all about. FYI: the bus ride is about an hour and a half each way / ;~P

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Love the track wardini, very

Love the track wardini, very creative use of this great software! I've not used any music creation software like this since my uni days, but since recently discovering Caustic 2 was available for my Nexus 7, I'm very keen to get back into it.

Thanks so much for providing the .caustic file for download - it's been really useful in helping me get an understanding of how you've used the software to it's full potential. Having read the user manual on this site, as well as some tips & tricks from the forum, there's nothing left for me to do now but go and get creative!

Cheers

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You're Welcome DanSeb and

You're Welcome DanSeb and welcome to the forum.

We'll look forward to hearing what you do!

Thanks