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Nyquist magic

By laguna on May 15, 2016 11:57 pm

Uploading on the last minute, as always. I really want to catch up with your music though I'm struggling to keep up with both life, work and of course WB. This last month it's been hard, really.

Enough self pity: This week I had to dig into the vaults for some abandoned projects and ideas. I recycled this sampling session based on The Captain and Tennille's "Deep in the dark", a fantastic 70's classic which I recommend without hesitation, though I hope my version is different enough to be admited as original. You judge:

My usual tools of the trade: Ableton Live 9 Suite and a vinyl album.

The main samples are heavily chopped, downpitched more than an octave -> then "vocoded" -> then "beatrepeated" and then send to a "chorused grain delay" to add some movement and variation. Drums are edits from some unused stock Ableton drum banks.

Almost no mastering but subtle limiting and dinamic compression above -8 db. Tried to make it punchy from the early mix, simple and crunchy.

Hope you like it, guys and girls. Have a great week!!!

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May 16, 2016 1:29 am

I was never a fan of C&T, but I'm a big fan of your version. Excellent work.

May 16, 2016 4:44 pm

Great work

May 17, 2016 3:42 pm


Really getting a dj shadow feel here!

May 17, 2016 4:48 pm

Better than the source material.

May 18, 2016 3:28 am

Great use of the source material, drums sound great, as they always do on your tracks

May 18, 2016 6:54 pm

A tasty mellow jam, all sunny 1970s Southern California afternoon.

May 18, 2016 9:18 pm

Great music. Very well done. Relaxing indeed.

May 20, 2016 1:30 pm

I second the Shadow feel fo sho!
The drums sound awesome and tight, especially that snare!
Cool use of the chopped samples as well. Nice work!

May 20, 2016 8:46 pm

ugh, i know, i'm catching up on 3 weeks missed of people's tracks SORRY EVERYONE I'M NOT EVEN LISTENING TO THIS TRACK LAGUNA I'M JUST COPYING AND PASTING

HEY [name] GREAT TRACK!  I LOVE THE [element]!  so moody!  great rhythms and sense of musicality.  CHEERS


jk
I love the cutups and and nice moment when the ride cymbal comes in smile  (i really listened i promise)

May 21, 2016 8:43 am

Love it, really solid arrangement and an awesome vibe. Awesome work!

May 25, 2016 4:37 pm
orangedrink wrote:

and nice moment when the ride cymbal comes in smile

This is what did it for me. Awesome as always!

May 29, 2016 2:13 pm

That beat is so tastey!!  I want to eat it.... *NOOOOOM*  *NOOOOOM* .... EAT  TEH  BEATTTT!!  Great addaption tho.  Really diggin it

May 31, 2016 6:34 am

Lots of nice sampling crunch! Sweet textures.

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