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By skippy (Wed Dec 05, 2007 at 08:06:42 AM EST) music, MFC XIII, drugs (all tags)
If the WFCs can do it, why can't I?  My song is Junkie Style in case you missed it before.

The theme of drugs was somewhat fortuitous, as for several years I have had a sample from the ST:TNG episode "Symbiosis" sitting on my hard drive.  One day in university, I was bored and watching TV on my computer when I recognised the beginning of that episode.  "Oooooh, there's an awesome conversation about drugs in this episode, I'm going to record this!" said I, and that was that.  I really only used some snippets of Tasha Yar(r?) from that discussion, but it fit the bill quite well.

I chose the title "Junkie Style" because I used several Junkie XL samples from a CD that he (Tom Holkenborg) gave me when I won a remix competition about 5-6 years ago.  I could have done without them, but being on a bit of a deadline, I didn't want to put in too much time trying to create new sounds.

Things I liked about my track:

  • layered instrumentation
  • mellow groove
  • samples from ST:TNG
Things I dislike about it:
  • intro and outtro are too long
  • same goes for the break in the middle
  • needs more of a build-up at the end of the break
  • drums need to be louder in the mix
Compared to some of my previous songs, I think I handled layering the instrumentation better, without making it too busy in there.  Tracks listed in order of appearance in the song: 

intro pad:  Waldorf Microwave II
low drone bass:  JXL sample
main drums:  Boss DR-202
swell: JXL sample
backing drums:  JXL sample
bassline:  Redsound Darkstar, through Line6 CrunchTone
trance pad:  ESI-2000
backing synth pad:  Juno 6
PWM synth:  MIDIbox SID, using patch "Intro"

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samples by theantix (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Dec 05, 2007 at 11:03:39 AM EST
Someone needs to make a track with samples from various episodes of Columbo where he says "just one more thing..."

It would be totally awesome.
mns: oh, dude, join my facebook group!

Combine that with Noddy Holder by Herring (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Dec 06, 2007 at 01:57:41 PM EST
shouting "It's Christmas" and you have an MFC14 #1.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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