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Refractions

By laguna on May 1, 2016 11:02 pm

Pretty tired and sleepy to write a proper intro, this week I built everything on Sunday, based on an unedited Eurorack jam from 2015. I extracted 2 phrases that were interested enough, then faded them and sent the transition to my Boss RE-20 tape echo emulation. With some automation, heavy reverb and M4L Diffuse, an ambient track was born, though it was kind of lame.

So I made a kick glitchy beat and choose some basic loops from my colection for modulating the modular signal through the vocoder, giving some rhythm and swing to the otherwise shapeless synth layer. Added some heavy sidechain in order to make the beat shine, and tried to make something less boring yet still quite drony... Let's call it ambient hip hop, maybe smile

aybe doesn't make much sense anyway... I'm going to bed, guys. Hear you all tomorrow smile

Take care and keep the good music coming!

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May 2, 2016 12:03 am

nice atmosphere

May 2, 2016 1:19 am

Very lullaby-ish. Your process sounds intriguing.

May 2, 2016 1:42 am

very nice! good use of the vocoder

May 2, 2016 3:57 am

A+ process. Desert outside a base on a moon less traveled

May 2, 2016 4:45 am

this sounds really well produced and knowing what all went into it is really cool. i clicked over after listening to it for a bit wondering if you were somehow using the refractions to trigger some other samples or some kind of reverb convolution effect. sounds like it was close to that with the use of the vocoder and sidechaining. regardless, the end product turned out great.

May 2, 2016 11:41 pm
Abludo wrote:

nice atmosphere

Thanks for listening, Abludo! It was all a simple monosynth and several layers of delay, repitched.

Jim Wood wrote:

Very lullaby-ish. Your process sounds intriguing.

Thanks Jim. I usually use some old tricks to give some movement and rhythm to otherwise plain pieces. In fact, a lot of my atmospheres came out of drony pads which were not suited for some beat oriented work. Hope to develop the process a little further...

Glad you found it lullaby-ish. Maybe some children would even like it smile

7506 wrote:

very nice! good use of the vocoder

Thank you, 7506. Your work is pretty experimental and inspiring, full of creAtive textures too!

Catthew O. wrote:

A+ process. Desert outside a base on a moon less traveled

Hah! Wish I'd thought about that scene... Mind if I quote you on another song? "desert outside a base on a moon less traveled"... Excellent start for a story smile

May 3, 2016 5:45 am

haha, feel free. Just an image that came to mind listening to this (^^

May 4, 2016 4:25 am

Great job, they may have been some simple pieces but you made the best of it with all the manipulation, created an interesting track

May 4, 2016 2:22 pm

May 6, 2016 1:51 pm

Great job, wunderbar. I Love Vocoders smile

May 7, 2016 8:57 am

Wonderful feel to this, the beat works really well with the ambient elements

May 14, 2016 4:50 pm

Love the initial opening rhythm of the synths even before the Kick (kicks) in.
Once the hats come in, I got a visual of a heist film or something along those lines smile  Laying out the traps etc..
Nice work as always!

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