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Arcadia

By ahhsumx on January 17, 2016 8:53 pm

I've been working on this beat on and off but basically did a complete drums rewrite over the last week, tried to do some mastering (which I'm very new to) and then threw some samples in for a little bonus. All the parts are written and composed by me. Enjoy!

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January 18, 2016 7:24 pm

Definitely cool--and an interesting vocal quality to the bass synth line.  Formant filter?  Or were you actually singing that part with a synth inflection?  Impressive!

January 23, 2016 1:21 pm

dat hi hat pattern, really interesting work here. It could definitely do with a little more variation but maybe the unique quality of this one is just how minimal it is. The (sax?) part is a nice addition but some of the notes just feel a little off in timing. Are you using a grid for all of this or is it all played out live and unedited in a DAW?

January 24, 2016 5:17 pm
onezero wrote:

Definitely cool--and an interesting vocal quality to the bass synth line.  Formant filter?  Or were you actually singing that part with a synth inflection?  Impressive!

Thanks, no singing here, all just instruments I "found" synths and brassy type synths. Glad you enjoyed.


DjjD wrote:

dat hi hat pattern, really interesting work here. It could definitely do with a little more variation but maybe the unique quality of this one is just how minimal it is. The (sax?) part is a nice addition but some of the notes just feel a little off in timing. Are you using a grid for all of this or is it all played out live and unedited in a DAW?

The lack of variation is because I modeled the structure after a hip hop structure (leaving 16 bars for a vocalist), but I have no vocalist hah. I call the part a "lazy trombone" you're talking about, it's supposed to be brassy but it's cheap. I played live with quantization on, but this is something I'm trying to get away from for the reason you stated. I agree there's more fine tuning that could be done. Thanks for listening!

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