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hey everyone! I just released a super chill, nintendo-style, jazz, feel-good, puzzle game soundtrack.
 
 
the whole OST is an exercise in re-harmonisation of one main theme (set out in the titles first track). I had a hellova lotta fun making it so I hope people enjoy it! There's a killer (free) remix by rukunetsu on there as well! 
 
p.s. the game's got some mindblogglin puzzles! so feel free to check it out!
 
I would love to hear feedback.
 
Thanks guys!
Calum

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Hey!  I dig this.  I wondered how you created/recorded your drum samples?  They sound really natural especially the snare flam.  Sorry, I don't have any feedback, but this sounds really tidy to me!

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I really loved the energy of Good Morning! Nice variations on the title theme. 

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Nate

 

Thanks a lot Nate! :~)

 

 

 

Hey!  I dig this.  I wondered how you created/recorded your drum samples?  They sound really natural especially the snare flam.  Sorry, I don't have any feedback, but this sounds really tidy to me!

 

Well, the drums I mainly used were logic pro 9's 'studio tight kit' as well as the standard drum kit from Yellow Tools' Independence Free (which is... free). The Yellow Tool's one has a really lovely flam and drag flam (I forget my drum rudiment names but it's something like that!)! Thanks Ollie!

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Calum Bowen strikes again!

These tracks are great, you've got a real knack in rearranging and re-instrumentating your own music and melodies, I love it!
I could listen to these tracks all day.

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Hello,

Great thing about your music is that it's always got its own kinda Calum-vibe to it. smile.png
I agree with everything that's been said, nice tracks!

Cheers,
Moritz

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Calum Bowen strikes again!

These tracks are great, you've got a real knack in rearranging and re-instrumentating your own music and melodies, I love it!
I could listen to these tracks all day.

 

Haha striking again! :~O 

 

Thanks Case, I think I have a bit of an obsession with re-arranging! I'm very glad you like it!

 

Hello,

Great thing about your music is that it's always got its own kinda Calum-vibe to it. smile.png
I agree with everything that's been said, nice tracks!

Cheers,
Moritz

 

Moritz!! Thank you! I'm very happy to be finding a distinctive voice!  :~)

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Awesome tracks man, I was pleasantly surprised how good they sound.

I want to ask you something (if someone else knows it too, feel free to answer): in track 3 - Good Evening, how do you arrange a bass like that? are there any rules for the notes he plays, because he doesn't just hit the root note and that's it; He goes to town.

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Awesome tracks man, I was pleasantly surprised how good they sound.

I want to ask you something (if someone else knows it too, feel free to answer): in track 3 - Good Evening, how do you arrange a bass like that? are there any rules for the notes he plays, because he doesn't just hit the root note and that's it; He goes to town.

 

 

Thanks Kryzon! :~)

 

OK, the bass - as with a lot of latin music (and really most other music as well) the most common bassline is one that goes from the root to the fifth and back again. That's pretty much what I'm doing in the whole song. A way to get a little variation on this is to use a leading note - so if I was going from the chord of Cmajor to the chord of F major I'd be playing C and G for the C chord then just before going to F major I'd play an E to lead up to the F. You can also use the note just above the root note of the chord you're heading to if you're so inclined.

 

So using leading notes and sticking to the root and fifth (also feel free to throw in octaves!) is how I went about creating my bassline. I feel that unless it's a bass riff or a brief run that's leading somewhere specific, playing anything other than root or fifth or leading notes messy with the harmony a bit too much for my taste! I hope this helps!

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