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Les Productions Zvon - Journey Forward (Hope)

Sound designer Les Productions Zvon did an improvisation in TC-11 that sounds like an upbeat version of the Stranger Things theme. He then added samples from his Memory Collection packs. The Memory Collections packs are still on sale now for 50% off.

Video Description:

An optimistic ambient journey, improvisation with the TC-11 synthesizer (iOS) sprinkled with a few samples from Memory Collection packs 02, 03 and 05.
Final audio montage made on a PC running Orion (Synapse Audio) and Native Instruments Battery 4 drum sampler.

Image switches from the TC-11 synthesizer (iPad) to the Orion screen when samples are playing. When Orion is seen, the TC-11 audio waveform is on top and the piano roll with samples below.

Memory Collection sample packs contain audio samples from from Public Domain movies, documentaries, TV shows and TV ads. Many have a theme, like Sci-Fi or Horror movies. They include voice/spoken word/dialogs, sfx/foley and music.

Packs have downloadable demos, visit this page to access all the individual packs including the free ones!

NOTE: Memory Collection packs are currently 50% off (2020/03/23) and will be for a while!

March 24, 2020  | person_outline Tim Webb
Could you do an upbeat version of the Bee Gees song Stayin' Alive?

I'm a-stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' ali-i-i-i-ive

Thanks and Happy Hoarding.
March 24, 2020  | person_outline Crowfly
The strangest thing is that I have never watched Stranger Things and had never heard it's theme before yesterday when I went to listen to it after reading Tim's comment. Indeed the arpeggio I used is similar to the one in the Stranger Things theme. The one I used is an unedited TC-11 arpeggiator factory preset. But besides the arp, both track are quite different.

Another coincidence, I pre-selected 60 samples from the MC packs that I could use in the track and used 20. One of them is the word "strange"!!!

@Crowfly, thanks for your comment, glag you enjoyed it! I don't know about a Stayin' Alive cover though...
...but I urge everyone to stay safe and stay alive!
March 25, 2020  | touch_app Zvon
Rest assured, good sir, you are in full compliance with the Law-of-Very-Large-Numbers.

There is good article that covers this thing called coincidence, but it may be behind a paywall. Maybe you will be allowed to view it if you haven't read anything else from that domain recently (at least that's how the NYT paywall used to work): https://www.nytimes.com/1990/02/27/science/1-in-a-trillion-coincidence-you-say-not-really-experts-find.html
A less entertaining look at the odds behind what we sense is a coincidence: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Improbable_things_happen

Grok that. Then consider the tools used, the context, and the fact that all parties involved are conspecifics and it is more of 'miracle' we don't recognize that similarity is closer to the rule than exception.

Maybe attributing seemingly unlikely events to coincidence is satisfying some other need or desire? Any-old-way consider this, despite an insane number of possible alternatives we all wind up pretty much having nearly the same preferences. "... the human auditory system can distinguish hundreds of pitches over an octave, meaning that in principle billions of scales could be used in making music. Why musical practice includes only a few dozen of the enormous number of possible tone collections humans might have used is not known...., however, a good guess would be that the intervals that define musical scales are those that provide the greatest collective similarity to human vocalization." -- Dale Purves, _Music_as_Biology_
March 25, 2020  | person_outline Crowfly

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