A huge hello to all weeklybeaters out there!!! Glad to see both regulars and new faces around!!!
This is my first submissision, including some original CGI artwork (just started with Blender...)
The whole melody is quite simple, so I ask all of you real piano players out there not to laugh at my really lousy playing. I Kept the uneven timing to give some human feel to the whole thing (I guess)
I've been working lately on what I call the "fake modular" technique, which really is just sampling semi-random audio snippets from modular synth videos from Youtube into my brand-new second-hand '94 Akai s3000xl sampler. Then I try to mess with the audio until I have some usable patch (no UNDO and not too much thinking). All samples should be small and fit into one floppy disk if possible. Later I create a simple sequence, bounce it to the DAW, leave it to rest, so next day I could chop it or maybe even dump it back to the hardware sampler and repeat the process.
Audio quality should be OK, but I'm more concern about having fun than "not leaving the digital domain".
The track started with that bass drone you could hear in the backgroud, then I added another fake 606/808 beat made with a Yamaha RM1x (get one, guys, is one of the most underrated cheap boxes out there) and chopped up with the Akai sampler into simple drum breaks. Finally the piano, which with my limited harmonic knowledge was difficult to fit along with the bass. I did some trial and error until it was "kinda listeneable".
All sequencing, FX and mastering was done in Ableton Live 9.5. Four tracks and 3 FX sends with various cross-sends inbetween so feedback was always around the corner, much inspired by fellow WB synthetist OneZero.
Hope you enjoy it. Looking forward to hear your new stuff!!!
This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Share Alike (BY-SA)