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Water Waster

By Catthew O. on February 7, 2016 11:58 pm

Super chaotic week, to the point where I didn't actually get to start this until about 5 hours ago. Aye!
No hardware at all this time. I was actually going to just do pure Quicktime General MIDI to save myself the struggles of sound design, while also avoiding my own presets and soundfonts, but I fell off of that horse 8 bars into this and ended up using a combination of sounds I designed specifically for this, preset jump-offs, and previously created and acquired soundfonts.

Weird week, weird feelings, good and bad. Certainly reflecting on my experiences with friendships new and old, performance, and travel while writing this one, even though it pretty much boils down to kinda repetitive "level music"

Had I had more time, there's plenty of things I'd expand on of course, especially drums and some of the format of the song, but hey. I'm pretty happy with it for five, occasionally interrupted hours of work.
As an added bonus, while bouncing this thing, my program select commands for the tracks that did end up as General MIDI sounds kept switching to piano and upright bass. Some other errors are abound and still present, but hey! I can regret them when I'm dead.

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February 8, 2016 12:11 am

YES

February 8, 2016 1:46 am

damn good for a 5 hour track yikes

February 8, 2016 2:20 am
danieldavis wrote:

YES

ice smashing wrote:

damn good for a 5 hour track yikes

thank you!

February 8, 2016 5:21 am

This sounds like the soundtrack to your chaotic week!  I can see you running around, trying to finish the track, pay the bills, mow the lawn, by groceries, ALL AT THE SAME TIME

February 8, 2016 3:56 pm

I especially like the slowing/syncopation you put in there sometimes. Solid track, and appropriately frantic. Hope you get to chill some more.

February 8, 2016 7:30 pm
orangedrink wrote:

This sounds like the soundtrack to your chaotic week!  I can see you running around, trying to finish the track, pay the bills, mow the lawn, by groceries, ALL AT THE SAME TIME


Haha, pretty much!


colorful grey wrote:

I especially like the slowing/syncopation you put in there sometimes. Solid track, and appropriately frantic. Hope you get to chill some more.


Thanks! There were some weird things I did with rhythm (mostly related to drum and bass interaction) due to time constraints that I'd normally never do, but I actually liked how it turned out. Tools for the future!

February 9, 2016 12:21 am


Always a fun ride!

February 9, 2016 11:10 am

Yeah!  Dat bass.  Super legit variation on a GM theme :-)  Would love to hear this played out in parts though an old Ensoniq work station :-D

February 10, 2016 10:56 pm

Pretty exciting for GM. Do you actually dump your GM programs to audio and then apply post production? great frantic track

February 11, 2016 7:02 pm

The epic adventures of GM man.

February 15, 2016 10:55 am
Ipaghost wrote:


Always a fun ride!


heart heart heart


cTrix wrote:

Yeah!  Dat bass.  Super legit variation on a GM theme :-)  Would love to hear this played out in parts though an old Ensoniq work station :-D


Me too, haha. If someone happened to just be getting rid of an MR-Rack I wouldn't mind helping them out...


laguna wrote:

Pretty exciting for GM. Do you actually dump your GM programs to audio and then apply post production? great frantic track


I'm using Logic which can use something called the DLS Music Device, which can run Quicktime's well known GM sounds like a soft-synth in a channel strip, so it's processed in real time along with the MIDI.


Devieus wrote:

The epic adventures of GM man.


I'd watch or play that. Especially if GM man could travel to different GM based, multitimbral workstations.

February 20, 2016 3:18 am

Nice slap and square !! cool cutoff. love  GM.

March 17, 2016 9:42 am

Peeeeeerfect!

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