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Niaventi Dub

By CrazyBob on January 10, 2016 10:02 pm

S****y dubstep, circa 2008

Started out messing around with Operator, making different sounds. Ended up with: wobble bass, BBC square, dusty organ and voxy. Used the Greek Scales PDF, picked out a minor scale and a note: Gb Niaventi (hence the name of the track), came up with some loops, including the main, off-kilter 5-bar melody.

I think I came up with too many melodic ideas and tried to cram them all into one track. When I realized things were getting unwieldy, ballooning over 8 minutes, I analyzed the structure of an old Loefah track and tried to fit everything to that. Hence the pause every 16 bars. It almost works. Still too much going on, but it almost feels song-like...

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January 11, 2016 4:52 am

fun sounding instruments!

January 11, 2016 3:23 pm

Really enjoy how off-kilter this is. Gives it a bit more life than dub that maintains timing and swing!

Can you share a link to that Greek Scales PDF?

January 11, 2016 5:36 pm

Nice to see some dub here, funny woobling smile

January 11, 2016 7:49 pm

It's like listening to dubstep while spinning around on a broken carousel in an abandoned amusement park, after having huffed concentrated swamp gas.  Well done, Bob!

January 12, 2016 12:26 am

The scales PDF is at http://weeklybeats.com/#/forums/topic/5921/brackleforths-scale-booklet-pdfs-free-download/

January 18, 2016 4:42 pm

Thanks! It's really fun to see what people do with new scales. I like how this has a bit of reggae influence smile
My favorite part is 2/3 in - the lower pitched wubs go great with the lifting arpeggios. Legato wubs don't usually do it for me but this works

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