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Rain and concrete

By laguna on November 14, 2016 12:01 am

This week, thanks to the magic of sequencers, I could "play" bass and piano on this one... Well, don't actualy ask me to play this simple idea in real time because I'm clumsy as hell smile

Rainy weekend. Watched J.K.Rowling's "Fantastic beasts..." on the cinema and a load of sci-fi series. In fact I wanted to do a supercreepy homage to Channel Zero's "Candle Cove" horror story but instead I finally came out with this: ProTacker inspired, starting with some 8 bit samples, some vocoder and delay to create the pounding synth and a more "traditional" piano and bass arrangement.

As I've said many times, I don't know how to really play but I hope you enjoy this little, kinda melancholic piece smile

Hope to catch up with your tunes! Have a great week!

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November 21, 2016 1:58 am

Big-city sophistication. Really like that hesitant advance.

November 21, 2016 2:05 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Big-city sophistication.

Definitely has that written all over this beat. Excellent work!! Really dig the percussion samples.

November 21, 2016 3:01 am

November 21, 2016 10:31 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Big-city sophistication. Really like that hesitant advance.

Haha I like that "hesitant advance" concept. I'm really shy when in comes to playing melodies, so ...

Didn't thought of the track as "sophisticated", though I'm glad you see some "big city" in it. It was just a dude in his room abusing the MIDI science to get some nice chords on the track smile

Really appreciated, Jim! Thanks for listening every week!

November 21, 2016 10:34 am
Alphaglitch wrote:
Jim Wood wrote:

Big-city sophistication.

Definitely has that written all over this beat. Excellent work!! Really dig the percussion samples.

Thanks Alphaglitch! The original beat was done in ProTracker, starting on Amiga emulation and then moved to the native program running on OSX (but with all the quirks and "poor quality" of the original").

I slowed down the beat and messed with it until I had something more atmospheric, and then I added the "crunchy" main one, crispier and heavy on the bass. The synth, though, is modulated by the kick and snare of the original, that you could clearly hear in the intro smile

November 21, 2016 10:36 am
Ipaghost wrote:


November 23, 2016 3:39 am

Piano sounds great, really moves the track along, like the percussion that sounds like shards of glass breaking

November 23, 2016 5:43 am

This is incredible, you've definitely capture the feel and touch of rain and concrete with your production.  the twinkling delay makes me feel rain, the low resolution crunch makes me feel the concrete.

A++++  really impressed on this artistic concept execution.

November 23, 2016 5:44 am

*captured

November 23, 2016 11:40 am
Jason Nijjer wrote:

Piano sounds great, really moves the track along, like the percussion that sounds like shards of glass breaking

Thanks Jason! I use Pianoteq as my piano of choice. It is based on maths/modeling instead of sampling, so is much smaller but more CPU demanding (not so much, really).

I like the comparison to "shattered glass"... get is due to my abuse of bitcrushing and 8 bit samples

Cheers, and thanks again for listening!

November 23, 2016 11:44 am
orangedrink wrote:

This is incredible, you've definitely capture the feel and touch of rain and concrete with your production.  the twinkling delay makes me feel rain, the low resolution crunch makes me feel the concrete.

A++++  really impressed on this artistic concept execution.

Whoah, man! Thank you! It came to life from just one dude (me) staying in his room on a very nasty rainy day, so I'm glad you enjoyed it smile

Guess I can't live without some drum crunch. A middle aged guy with too much 90's hiphop on his brain wink

Thanks again for your kind words, Orangedrink. Have a great week!

November 23, 2016 5:25 pm

Great intro and the beat drops in superbly.

A proper song and i mean that to be a compliment. Absolutely 100% in every way.

November 23, 2016 6:52 pm

Enjoyed this! Love this beat and the production, agree with these comments! Looking forward to seeing "Fantastic Beasts .. " this weekend!

November 23, 2016 7:08 pm

Very very good.

November 23, 2016 11:59 pm
GrainBastard wrote:

Great intro and the beat drops in superbly.

A proper song and i mean that to be a compliment. Absolutely 100% in every way.

Haha I really appreciated that "proper song" commentary, indeed. Thank you very much smile

November 24, 2016 12:02 am
miraclemiles wrote:

Enjoyed this! Love this beat and the production, agree with these comments! Looking forward to seeing "Fantastic Beasts .. " this weekend!

I found "Fantastic Beasts..." to be a lovely movie, with all the spirit of the Harry Potter books, and with a life on it's own, nonetheless. Hope you like it!

And thank you for listening and your kind comments. I ws afraid the production was "too crunchy" smile

Q-Rosh wrote:

Very very good.

Danke schön! smile

November 24, 2016 2:26 pm

Woah! I haven't heard your stuff in a while but I'm always impressed! Great job!

November 24, 2016 2:37 pm
cfurrow wrote:

Woah! I haven't heard your stuff in a while but I'm always impressed! Great job!

I must admit the same thing, mate... I'm catching up with everybody's stuff lately

Thanks for listening and commenting. It's really appreciated

November 25, 2016 1:13 pm

Damn this is Great!
Love your Funky beatzz smile

November 25, 2016 5:16 pm
m2K7 wrote:

Damn this is Great!
Love your Funky beatzz smile

Vielen Danke, mein Freund! I should catch up with your tunes, really soon!

November 26, 2016 12:22 am

Ah yais, a nice funky (but not over the top) bassline that fits very well with those warm 8bit beats.  The piano sounds awesome too!  Love how it sits in the mix. 

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