Bach tune in the style of Walter/Wendy Carlos

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Bach tune in the style of Walter/Wendy Carlos

Post by UncleToad » Sat May 30, 2015 5:20 am

Hi everyone

I recently bought my Moog Sub 37, the first Moog product I have ever owned!
For many years I have loved the Switched on Bach sound so I thought I would have a try at creating a similar style piece.

It is Bach's Little Fugue in G made in the style of Walter/Wendy Carlos recorded and multi-tracked into Cubase 8. Then mastered using IK Multimedia's excellent T-RackS Grand with a touch of reverb from IK's CSR Hall module.

https://soundcloud.com/los-kiosk-bears/ ... -37-master

Your feedback would be most appreciated!
On the whole it is not too bad and it has the right kind of sound. I think the balance between some of the voices could be improved but generally I am quite pleased with it!

All the best

Paul, Cambridge UK

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Re: Bach tune in the style of Walter/Wendy Carlos

Post by GregAE » Sat May 30, 2015 7:50 am

Nicely done! :)

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Post by dave500 » Sat May 30, 2015 8:50 am

Very nice.
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Post by Flareless » Sat May 30, 2015 9:07 am

I sat at my desk this morning sipping coffee and watching hummingbirds feed outside my window as this lovely tune played in the background. A great start for my day. Thanks for doing this!
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Re: Bach tune in the style of Walter/Wendy Carlos

Post by DonutDude » Sat May 30, 2015 9:23 am

Thanks for sharing UncleToad - very nice. Also, welcome to the forum and the world of Moog synthesizers!

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Re: Bach tune in the style of Walter/Wendy Carlos

Post by Subber37 » Sat May 30, 2015 11:11 am

Nicely done! :) (clipping/distortion aside which I'm very sensitive to - too hot recording levels? too much limiter?). Anyway well done. :D

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Post by MRNUTTY » Sat May 30, 2015 11:22 am

Brought back a lot of memories hearing WC's work back in the day. Nicely done!
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Re: Bach tune in the style of Walter/Wendy Carlos

Post by Ankaret » Sat May 30, 2015 5:29 pm

This is fantastic. Ive been listening to the original Switched On record lately and it's so cool to hear something so well done at such a later date, on such a newer moog. But still has that richness of sound. Nice work!

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Post by MacAquinas » Sun May 31, 2015 2:21 am

Very well done! You can be very proud of your debut recording.

Far better than the Ill-conceived Bach To Moog by Craig Leon, the Moog sound was just buried by the strings in that. The Moogs were reduced to a subtle accent.

He had a System 55 and whole rack of Slim Phatty's and you put him to shame with your Sub 37, BRAVO!
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Re: Bach tune in the style of Walter/Wendy Carlos

Post by Sihaz » Sun May 31, 2015 1:17 pm

This might upset a few people as i did it all on my minibrute before i upgraded to a sub 37...

https://soundcloud.com/sihaz/wedding-cantata

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Post by rbmusic » Sun May 31, 2015 3:08 pm

crikey we've all been at it eh!!! I did this one a couple months back. Huge amount of fun to do.

https://soundcloud.com/russellbell/bach ... oog-sub-37

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Post by rbmusic » Sun May 31, 2015 3:10 pm

Sihaz wrote:This might upset a few people as i did it all on my minibrute before i upgraded to a sub 37...

https://soundcloud.com/sihaz/wedding-cantata
doesn't upset me,good music is good music. Very nicely done sir

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Re: Bach tune in the style of Walter/Wendy Carlos

Post by UncleToad » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:23 am

Thanks for all your kind comments! wow, I didn't expect that :D

I'll take a closer look at the recording and see if I can spot where any distortion might be coming in. It could be that I slightly over-drove the input channel on my ageing Tascam US-2000 audio interface.
Or I mastered it too hot in T-RackS.

Anyway, all comments were gratefully received.
Maybe I'll have a go at some Kraftwerk stuff next!

regards

Paul

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Re: Bach tune in the style of Walter/Wendy Carlos

Post by Sihaz » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:31 am

rbmusic wrote:
Sihaz wrote:This might upset a few people as i did it all on my minibrute before i upgraded to a sub 37...

https://soundcloud.com/sihaz/wedding-cantata
doesn't upset me,good music is good music. Very nicely done sir
Thanks rb

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