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SITARI - when the reality becomes worse than the nightmare

By george bowles on January 23, 2016 9:49 pm

used FL Studio patterns and vst plugins on the fly into a newly acquired zoom recording device. stereo outputs from scarlett audio interface plus reamping with jbl speakers into the built in stereo mic on the zoom.

after the beat session was created, i did two overdubs: first korg poly 800 into some guitar effects pedals plus a lexicon reverb/delay unit. then a gakken into pretty much the same outboard fx chain.

used plugins mostly as a performance device and the sequencing was more like when i first started playing around with fl studio and didn't have it registered, except back then i recorded into a cassette dubbing deck instead of a zoom portable recording device.

this is one of the best sitari tracks i've ever made, pretty happy with how it came out. was on a creative rampage last weekend and worked from home last monday as it was only like 3 degrees fahrenheit outside. wasn't too busy at work so i made this instead. the bulk of the work on this was done on 1/18, and the whole thing came together rather quickly. i've worked on many tracks for months and months before and this ended up being more interesting.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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January 25, 2016 12:11 am

This is really cool. Enjoyed.

January 25, 2016 4:27 pm

Yes, this is pretty much reality. Also enjoyed.

January 25, 2016 6:48 pm

Interesting stuff flying in and out of my speakers! Cool

January 25, 2016 8:35 pm

This is pleasantly like being stuck in a giant, malfunctioning alien pinball machine.  Extremely cool.

January 25, 2016 10:58 pm

Love this.

January 26, 2016 1:57 am

I like it!

January 26, 2016 3:55 am
vinpous wrote:

This is really cool. Enjoyed.

Jim Wood wrote:

Yes, this is pretty much reality. Also enjoyed.

cfurrow wrote:

Interesting stuff flying in and out of my speakers! Cool

onezero wrote:

This is pleasantly like being stuck in a giant, malfunctioning alien pinball machine.  Extremely cool.

Sodabelly wrote:

Love this.

Edmund Snyder wrote:

I like it!

muchos gracias! yeah 'tis a fun piece despite the name. it's like being crammed through some kind of atomic pulveriser/reassembler perhaps somewhere between the tech levels of the fly and star trek, but while really intoxicated. sleep deprivation and no expectations other than making something that i was practiced at produced an interesting construct based on weekly compositional rates.

January 26, 2016 12:19 pm

Those intense glitchy heavily repeated/retriggered rythmic sounds .... they blow my mind... !!

January 26, 2016 5:28 pm

Maybe you did learn something from WB2014? lol
Sometimes the best things come in like a gust of wind. You never know when itll happen and when it does its  impressionable and unforgettable. And just like that its gone again

January 26, 2016 5:30 pm

Also on the track I really like your sense of progression. At this point you're telling stories to my ear. Its constantly changing yet holding to the same idea throughout. Even at the end i was begging for more as it quieted down. I foresee this into freakout album

January 26, 2016 10:51 pm
Aday wrote:

Those intense glitchy heavily repeated/retriggered rythmic sounds .... they blow my mind... !!

good to hear! one of these weeks i'm gonna tone down or do another type of glitch, because this one will be tough to top smile thanks!

January 26, 2016 10:55 pm
Mr Mort wrote:

Maybe you did learn something from WB2014? lol
Sometimes the best things come in like a gust of wind. You never know when itll happen and when it does its  impressionable and unforgettable. And just like that its gone again

yup, creativity and inspiration comes in waves, and sometimes you are just going through the steps. ebb and flow of the universe. both 2012 and 2014 weeklybeats were great growing experiences, since doing this helps development methodologies that work for you, since there are many different ways to do things.

Mr Mort wrote:

Also on the track I really like your sense of progression. At this point you're telling stories to my ear. Its constantly changing yet holding to the same idea throughout. Even at the end i was begging for more as it quieted down. I foresee this into freakout album

i find this interesting because my improvised work has a different feel from my sequenced work... my improv stuff is much more human, naturally. i am working on telling stories more in real time through an instrument, whether it be bass, guitar, or performing on a laptop. i have done great stuff sequenced, but it always sounds more planned out and programmed of course. some are better at programming human sounds, for me it always comes out in different ways when i actually compose, but never as human as the improv stuff.

January 27, 2016 1:07 pm

that is goodity, grabbing!

January 28, 2016 12:35 am
yan_g wrote:

that is goodity, grabbing!

usually after a track i don't want to hear it for a while, but this one i keep wanting to hear once a day or more, weird

January 28, 2016 12:58 am

Sounds great dude!

January 28, 2016 4:00 am

This is so rad and clearly the sickest track title.  I loved your description of all your sound experiments.  Definitely downloading this!!  Great stuff!

onezero wrote:

This is pleasantly like being stuck in a giant, malfunctioning alien pinball machine.  Extremely cool.

Exactly this. 
[youtube]https://youtu.be/WNP4qNuYwuk?t=16s[/youtube]

January 28, 2016 4:01 am

Whoops. 
[youtube]WNP4qNuYwuk?t=16s[/youtube]

https://youtu.be/WNP4qNuYwuk?t=16s

January 28, 2016 5:13 am
orangedrink wrote:

Whoops. 
[youtube]WNP4qNuYwuk?t=16s[/youtube]

https://youtu.be/WNP4qNuYwuk?t=16s

awesome! haven't thought about turbografx16 in a long time, that was a cool system. the thin cartridges were neat, and i think it was the first 16 bit console?

January 28, 2016 5:14 am
george bowles wrote:

awesome! haven't thought about turbografx16 in a long time, that was a cool system. the thin cartridges were neat, and i think it was the first 16 bit console?


Correct on all accounts!

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