Description : A friend of mine just disappeared one day. But that was no surprise. He belonged to no one, and no one tried to keep him. If he's *gone*, I imagine he went down in a battle against the gods.
Here's to you, mister. Wherever you are.
Oh, yeah...the song. It's all Sylenth1, Piano One, and EzDrummer. That's it. Nothing else.
Description : This is a dark, droning, sub-bass dominant, ambient piece I made to help myself fall asleep after I couldn't find what I really wanted to hear. It's an experiment in frequency oscillation for a hypnotic effect. This is the 18 minute short version so it would fit on the site. I don't expect this track will go over well, but it's here anyhow. I'm not sure where the clicking is coming from. It's not in the original. Somewhere in the conversion to mp3, maybe? Oh well. Take care. V.
Description : Hurry, hurry, hurraayyyy! Step right up and hear this dark D-n-B tune that's FILLED with circus side show samples and ample audio aggression! Hear the bass wobble, Hear the kick drum hit, Hear the funky-ass breakdown in the middle! This is a tune you won't want to miss! If you've got the dime, you can catch the whole show, but only if you HURRY, HURRY, HURRAYYYYY!
Description : When someone lives in your walls, watching, waiting. Not one of my darker tunes, but it's a little menacing at the very least. All synths, and basslines created by me in Serum, sylenth1 and massive...like always. I suggest speakers, or headphones that can pick up deep sub bass.
(Edit: I adjusted some of the melody synth levels. They were buried too deep in the mix. I also brought the percussion down a touch. Hopefully this is better)
Description : This is my city. The city of Portland, Or. Right now. The audio clips were taken from today's (July 23) news coverage of the last 56 days of protests, and the unmarked federal officers "detaining" people and disappearing with them. Some of which, still to be heard from. This is my city. Right now.
This is a true-to-form Valvedriver track. Heavy, Raw, and driving. All synths were made with Serum. By me. Just for this track.
Description : About five years ago I made a dubstep track called Labyrinth Of The Absurd. This is part 2. Check out part 1 if you haven't yet. This is a Dark D-n-B. Or whatever.
I used Serum, Massive, Sylenth1. I used no presets, and no prefabricated loops. This is all original content from scratch. The only exception being the vocal samples.
Description : I'm just workin' through some shit, man.
I used some VST's and stuff to make it. Headphones suggested, but not required. (Edit: I adjusted the vocal track volumes. You should be able to at least understand some of it. Transcript is under "Lyrics" tab if you have trouble.)
Description : For those of you who remember Valvedriver's earlier electronic work, then you should dig this one. It's all in my old pre-metal style. All electro, all synths, all VSTs. I used Sylenth1, Massive, and Serum for all synth leads, basslines and accents. All sounds created from scratch just for this track. (Except for the Toy Piano). I suggest headphones for this. Enjoy, and take care. V.
Description : Living in the Pacific Northwest, USA, I am surrounded by countless acres of forests and mountains. Having experienced them, I know that with as beautiful and serene as they can be, so too, they can be cold, deadly and unforgiving. That's what this song is about. The wide spectrum of emotions one can feel when alone in the forest. Whether you want to be or not. Let me know what you think. --- Take care. V.
Description : I had some fun with a wah-pedal effect in this one. It's nothing too remarkable, but a fun little Rock piece none the less. Enjoy. V.
Description : part 3
Description : I'm not sure how to describe this one. Listen to it, and then maybe you can describe it for me in the comments. Everything, with the exception of the drums, I made from default settings in both Sylenth1 and Massive. Everything from the E-piano sounding synth, to the chimes, to the "vocal" synths, and everything in between. Enjoy. Skol. V.
Description : Part two of three. EDIT - 04/05/2018: I went back and adjusted a few things. I cut some of the hi-mids in the guitars. Boosted the overall low end bass frequencies, and brought the drums forward a little.
Description : Part one of three.
Description : I used Serum and Sylenth1 to create all the synths and basslines. I used random percussion samples for the drums. It's not dubstep, and it's not Drum and Bass, but it's elements are heavily drawn from both to create an experimental industrial track in it's own class. It's heavy, aggressive, and driving. Some will like it, others won't. As always, mixing tips, suggestions and advice is welcome. Take care. V.
Description : A typical Valvedriver synth track.
Enjoy. Take care. V.
Description : If you're looking for Skrillex and his cronies, you've come to the wrong place. It's not that kind of dubstep. This track opens with a nod to my fellow Vault Dwellers and Wanderers of the Wastes, and transitions into a deep, dark celebration of the Horror movie genre. Some of you will get it. Some of you won't. Either way, I hope you all enjoy it. Thanks for listening. Take care. V.
Description : For a while I've been wanting to do a track like this one. Just a nice mellow groove jam without the foreboding darkness that is present in most of my work. Well, mostly without it, anyhow. If you liked my last track, "Cyclamens Laid In Stone" then you might like this one. It's a completely different tune, but carries a few similarities. But, it's not nearly as electronic heavy. Also, if you have any suggestions on the mix, let me know. I didn't check this one against all my different systems, so, it may be a little off in a few places. And, for those of you who like, and miss the aggressive, chest kicking ValveDriver sound, don't you worry, there's a storm brewin' in them thar hills. Take care. V. (I don't know in which genre this best fits, so I'm going with "Rock" If you have a better suggestion, tell me.)