Not gonna lie, I have never ever in my whole life listened to TD so yes I have a lot of studying to do in their enormous discography before I can go and even think about emulating them. This is the moment for all the TD boffins here (admin, pol , robertlanger , ...?) to shine.
The brilliant thing here is that they have such a broad range you can do just about anything and call it TD! It definitely does NOT need to be Berlin school, you could even do vocals (with or without vocoder) and of course, always emulate one of their cover versions of other artists songs - Norwegian Wood anybody?!
A pretty basic reply for this challenge, to lower the bar after maydonpoliris excellent effort.
I did intend to put everything through the multifx, and add spring reverb to the main sequence but got to a point I was happy with it so stopped! The Solina is the pad, and the chord is varied manually by turning the knob, (no pitch change). My favourite bit is the "heartbeat bass" which is why it ends the piece... This was the Wonkystuff Baestledrum module. the 8 note sequence was the wavetables through the Kuzmin filter and Lo-fi delay. Basically several of the modules I banned myself from using on the regular patch challenges!
Post by maydonpoliris on Feb 14, 2023 21:21:53 GMT
Thanks very much mathias will be cool to hear your interpretation.
I was in the same boat and after listening to TD I knew I couldn't reproduce what they do so I listened to what elements I liked (sequencing, transition, bass melody, FX etc) and then interpreted those elements into what I thought I could do so in that way it was a track inspired by TD rather than disappointingly trying to match it.
Here is my Tangerine Dream "inspired" track (I use quotes because the inspiration is very loose). Most of the melodic sound sources are Grains firmwares sequenced by SuperCollider (clocked by AE), with some Wonkystuff micrograms and filtered noise for the hi-hat-ish sounding percussion. MultiFx fading in and out in certain places.
I enjoyed listening to everyone else's tracks a lot! Didn't know this was happening, I'm glad I tuned in for the online meetup to hear about it.
All raw sounds are out of AE, some FX added on top in my DAW (reverb, delay, EQ). Sequencing was done in my DAW as well and sent to AE.
I tried something different when doing this one, I first made the whole track (sound included, not only MIDI) in my DAW. Once I was happy with it, I bounced the MIDI tracks and sent them to my AE with the goal of achieving something that sounded as close to the original as possible. Here's how the DAW version sounds like
I managed to come pretty close with the AE version which I'm quite happy about (I do prefer the AE version BTW, it sounds a bit more balanced in general).