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#667979 - 08/10/21 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Romance Anónimo 2021
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I didn't post this tune for several months, because I was in a state of depression after all what happened to me, my family and close friends in 2020 - the Covid-19-year.

I made the track in the beginning of this year (2021) - I wanted to somehow reflect the anxiety and confusion most of us felt during the pandemic year of 2020 - how would a classic romantic piece have sounded if it had been composed this year?

Romance Anönimo 2021

Normally I would now list a number of RealTracks that I have used, but it doesn't really make sense in this case. I sampled a bunch of RT's and used them as inputs for a granular synth so I could create my own unique sound for this track.

The piano is Stage-73 from Arturia.

Let me know what you think!

Will

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#667994 - 08/10/21 08:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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Very atmospheric sounds - not sure if that's a word.
Pretty track Will, it sounds like a movie scene score.
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#668070 - 08/11/21 12:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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Hey Will,

Sounds great. Good to see you back!

This is cool. I think this is one of the first guitar pieces I learned as a kid.

smile

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#668110 - 08/11/21 05:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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Will,
Interesting and dark meditational interpretation. Probably the most unusual Anónimo I have heard. Cool.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#668462 - 08/14/21 04:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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Will, excellent work on a very cinematic sounding track! A lot of care went onto your production and it has paid off! Thanks, Torrey
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#668478 - 08/14/21 06:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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Nice capture of those anxious and confusing times, Will. Man, there is so much feeling in this piece. Such a wonderful production. Take care, and thanks for sharing this. It speaks for so many.
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#668528 - 08/14/21 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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Will,

A beautiful piece. Your sampled-RT-synth sounds are super.

Sounds really cool in headphones. Good work. Relaxed with a slight tension.

fj

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#668577 - 08/14/21 08:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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I thought it was a scene from The Birds at 1st.
The backing is sombre and dark with a sad melody riding it but I think you overplayed your hand with the FX - they are unrelenting and do conjure anxiety but, on my part, that morphed into annoyance because I wanted the melody to have some space and provide some resolution.


Edited by rayc (08/14/21 08:47 PM)
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#668579 - 08/14/21 09:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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Nice work - like David I learned this on classical guitar.

Interesting use of synths sounds and technology.

Peter

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#668732 - 08/16/21 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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Very cool song Will. One thing for sure is the embracing music in tough times one can have moments of peace. Well done

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#668798 - 08/16/21 05:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Will Josef Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Very atmospheric sounds - not sure if that's a word.
Pretty track Will, it sounds like a movie scene score.


Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Hey Will,

Sounds great. Good to see you back!

This is cool. I think this is one of the first guitar pieces I learned as a kid.

smile


Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Will,
Interesting and dark meditational interpretation. Probably the most unusual Anónimo I have heard. Cool.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.


Thanks a lot for listening and commenting! Very much appreciated!

Will

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#668799 - 08/16/21 05:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Will, excellent work on a very cinematic sounding track! A lot of care went onto your production and it has paid off! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks a lot for your kind words, Torrey!

Will

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#668800 - 08/16/21 05:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: BabuMusic]
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Nice capture of those anxious and confusing times, Will. Man, there is so much feeling in this piece. Such a wonderful production. Take care, and thanks for sharing this. It speaks for so many.


Thank you for your kind words, Marty!

Will

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#668801 - 08/16/21 05:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Will,

A beautiful piece. Your sampled-RT-synth sounds are super.

Sounds really cool in headphones. Good work. Relaxed with a slight tension.

fj


Hi Floyd,

Your kind comments are much appreciated! Thanks!

Will

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#668826 - 08/17/21 06:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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It definitely captures the anxiety and depression of the period in a very cinematic way.

Using the RT's for samples is something I don't recall anybody else doing. Very interesting.

Janice says she is picturing huge swarms of blackbirds....

Well done!

J&B
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#669261 - 08/20/21 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Nice work - like David I learned this on classical guitar.

Interesting use of synths sounds and technology.

Peter


Thanks a lot for listening!

Will

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#669262 - 08/20/21 04:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool song Will. One thing for sure is the embracing music in tough times one can have moments of peace. Well done


Thank you for the nice comments!

Will

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#669263 - 08/20/21 04:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
It definitely captures the anxiety and depression of the period in a very cinematic way.

Using the RT's for samples is something I don't recall anybody else doing. Very interesting.

Janice says she is picturing huge swarms of blackbirds....

Well done!

J&B



Thank you for listening and commenting! Very much appreciated!

Will

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#669265 - 08/20/21 04:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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Will,

This should be in a movie. It’s that good…

Creative and excellent sounding.

Thoroughly enjoyed.

Bob

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#669266 - 08/20/21 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: Romance Anónimo 2021 [Re: Will Josef]
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Will, this is fantastic! I can see this one being used in a sy-fy movie. An excellent listen through headphones: I normally don't listen through headphones but I took Floyd's advice and I'm glad that I did.

This is a fantastic song - loved it.
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