First of all, I want to give proper greetings to fellow WBeater m2k7, who kindly give me his superb wavetable synth pMEX. That synth is really a lbour of love and an excellent instrument, and I wish I had a more mature track to show up its possibilities, but I had both severe time constrains and CPU limits. The bass and some transitions were created with m2k7's pMEX, and I'm sure I'll be doing intensive use of it in the future, as long as my i5 processor allows me
About the track itself... Well, I'm afraid this one's a little messy. I had a few hours on Sunday to work on this. Tried and tried to achieve certain strenght in the sound but I felt it lacked enough low end. I would have layered more drums but the deadline demanded me to keep working on the structure.
As a post the arrangement, you'll see the idea is very basic: just one break plus some melodic line heavilly filtered, gated and bitcrushed. That synth line is the cloned, "phasered" and sent to a resonator. All that mess is sent to a delay with is sidechained to the bass drum, separated in an aditional track.
DOn't know if it makes enough sense. I'm really sleepy and tired. I'm really looking forward to catch up with your music and comments and learn from your work, which I'm sure will be quite more interesing than this.
Deep respect to all WBeaters out there and thanks again for your generosity, M2K7.
* Short edit: some further details on the track, taken from my response to Q-Rosh kind comments
"The track was based on a sketch project from my early days of Ableton, back in 2009. I was following a tutorial on "Follow Actions", which allowed me to trigger one different slice randomly every 1/4th note, so I could let the machine "create the breaks". Fortunately, automated breaks are varied but not very rhythmic-friendly (a lot of misplaced snares) so I let it run for maybe 16 bars and then edit the most interesting parts. Along with the breaks there were other loop (meldy plus break) that was triggered along. That generated enough variation for a start.
I'm quite disciplined when it comes to organize old projects. Quite often, when I'm blocked, I open old projects (starting from the late 90s!) and convert them in a sample bank, a set of clips or a basic arrangement. Once I've moved that sketch it "rises" in importance so I know quite quickly which ideas are close to completion. "
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