The Unsealer - Stalag 218 (7" for free download)

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The Unsealer - Stalag 218 (7" for free download)

Post by merikebi » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:00 pm

Greetings,

The Merikebi studio offer as free download the single "Stalag 218".

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It is available on multiples platforms from the official website:
http://merikebi.crabdance.com

You can listen to the two titles directly from YouTube (lossy format):
- The Unsealer - Stalag 218
- The Unsealer - 218 Dub

On the official website you'll also find archives of the master recordings and the audio/midi sources.

Bless

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Re: The Unsealer - Stalag 218 (7" for free download)

Post by interruptor » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:13 pm

Nice! I like the horn and flute playing. also great use of the phaser.. :clap:
A few of the drum fills seem to be not very tight. Maybe the groove is slightly different on those, or at least different than the other instruments.
Also the guitar-like synth sound is interesting with it's glass-like texture. It could be a karplus strong sound from a digital or modular synth?
Overall it's a very nice track and dub mix.

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Re: The Unsealer - Stalag 218 (7" for free download)

Post by merikebi » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:38 pm

Greetings The Interruptor,

Thanks so much for your feedback, it means a lot to me :)

I definitely agree about the drum fills, to be quite frank it's the first time I ever play drum fill from scratch so I was already pretty happy to reach something not completely off, I did notice what you mention (some inconsistency, I literally played different grooves on purpose thinking it would give more diversity, but that did sadly decrease the overall quality and don't quite match the general groove).... then was not in the mood to improve it, but I'm training specifically on this for the next riddim, I hope to get better on that!

Just to be sure we are talking about the same instrument, as there is two guitar-like synth sounds in the mix:
- The riddim sound, which follow roughly the bassline
- The skank, sometime the sound alone, sometimes with horns and hammond.

Which one are you referring to? Intuitively from your mention of "glass-like texture", I would guess the riddim one, is that right?

Glad you like it, and thanks for this fantastic website and forums. 8-)

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Re: The Unsealer - Stalag 218 (7" for free download)

Post by interruptor » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:54 pm

hi merikebi

I was refering to the sound that follows the bass line.

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Re: The Unsealer - Stalag 218 (7" for free download)

Post by merikebi » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:55 am

Hi Daniel,

This one comes directly out of a preset from Reaktor SteamPipe2:
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It have truly amazing sounds, I'm using it again for the next riddim... there is some mind blowing glass sounds.

It is a default synth included with Reaktor, I highly recommend "blocks" if you look into it. In case you don't know it yet that's basically a software version of a modular synthetizer.

Cheers

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Re: The Unsealer - Stalag 218 (7" for free download)

Post by interruptor » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:56 pm

I actually have Reaktor installed, but never tried out steampipe. I will need to have a go with it..
Most times I am drawn to physical instruments, rather than software these days. I am staring at screens far too often anyway :-)

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