Seasons

Seasons

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Seasons at archive.org

Download the entire EP as a ZIP file

Sample audio:

Welcome to slice-of-life desktop pop, presenting a collection of four songs for the four seasons, with synthesized lead vocals using AquesTone and UTAU.

Upon completing “Feel Sunshine” for the Minna no UTAU “United Together Around UTAU” project, I noticed that I created a song for each of the four seasons and resolved to make this EP, which collects them. The versions heard are new for this release, containing edits and new instruments and voices.

[Minna no UTAU 2013] United Together Around UTAU

I’m glad to have been a part of this project, a CD sold at an event in Japan. Much thanks to everyone involved for all their hard work.

Includes songs by nostraightanswer, CircusP, XueLotte V,Plus/Minus, GowitheBeat, MystSaphyr, Aster Selene, Cdra, donotcrossP, EmpathP, Halo, KANGDAMIN, KreamMisha, PandaLolii, 赤シャツP, and others.

My song is called “Feel Sunshine.”

Full credits are at http://vocadb.net/Album/Details/6331 Details about the event at http://utau.blueskywings.net/index.html

Now that the event is over, it can be purchased via mail order to addresses in Japan though Melonbooks. News regarding rest-of-world distribution is forthcoming. Details will be provided once available.

When New Ideas Don’t Work Try Old Ones

For SounDevotion Competition Round 85

This round featured Dexed, a great DX7 VST. Though I learned synthesis on a 4op Yamaha, 6 operators make a world of difference I wish I had a long time ago, to a point that I priced TX802s…. (For the price, a bunch of Dexed instances in Renoise beats trying to control and mix a TX or two, no doubt.)

Many of the tones have a Renoise LFO adjusting a modulator’s ratio. This causes the overtones of different hits to change slightly, creating a more realistic sound in some cases, an effect I exploited often when I was in college.