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Ragathol

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[Music] Raga fools around with Ableton
« on: January 07, 2014, 02:19:03 AM »
Yes, like that. I've been wanting to make music for a long time, but haven't really gotten my ass in gear and found a program I liked. Now I'm using Ableton Live 9, which is rather pleasant.
I'm a total novice, but I'm practicing by making Touhou arranges, which of course is really damn hard when you're on "baa baa black sheep" level. So far, I've mostly done a bunch or intros.
It's mostly trance-like. I'm still figuring out how stuff works.

I have one finished song, an arrange on Orin's stage melody. I think it turned out pretty nice, with a little help from a friend:
https://soundcloud.com/ragathol/lullaby-of-the-abandoned-hell

Some other starts/practices:
https://soundcloud.com/ragathol/lullaby-wip4 Earlier WIP of Orin
https://soundcloud.com/ragathol/unowen-wip2 U.N. Owen was her? I dunno.
https://soundcloud.com/ragathol/bridge-wip1 That bridge no one longer crosses... sort of
https://soundcloud.com/ragathol/bamboo-forest-wip1 It kind of is the bass line from DDC stage 3
https://soundcloud.com/ragathol/love-magic-wip2 This should be recognizable

You can see a bunch of other little bass lines and earlier WIPs if you poke around there, too.
Will update when I have something more, if anyone's interested.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2014, 02:24:15 AM by Ragathol »

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Re: [Music] Raga fools around with Ableton
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 11:26:17 PM »
The melody of Orin's theme is just *WOW*


SO WOW!!


You did a great job on the arrange, I hope this keeps up! :D


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Re: [Music] Raga fools around with Ableton
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 03:42:06 AM »
You should have varied the harmony throughout the song, as it is it's pretty much one chord the entire way. You could easily use the wave at 3:44 earlier as well and use that to vary it up.

The snappy percussion added at 1:52 is really nice with the ambient feel, I like it.

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Re: [Music] Raga fools around with Ableton
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 01:25:02 PM »
Yukiro: Thanks! Cool that you like it.

Drake: Yes, I basically have no idea what I'm doing. I agree it's a bit repetitive, I'm working on learning some new tricks.