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Silicon dawn

By laguna on December 4, 2016 11:55 pm

I think I came with a pretty nerdy piece, sampling Youtube's The 8 bit guy and making almost everything with a Drum Rack.

I started with some mediocre samples from a mediocre drum machine: the Alesis DM4. Usually when I'm out of ideas I browse through those lame collections of dull sounds and try to twiste them the best I can, until I get something somewhat decent.

When the song was almost finished, I placed a little bit of Native Instruments Rounds synth over it. Maybe the pad is too subtle, but the song started very minimal and beat-based, so I didn't wanted to lose it going the ambient route.

I was almost finished and still didn't have a title or a common theme, so I wondered through some of my favourite subscriptions looking for some catch phrase. I love David' show about retro computers (and 80's cheap toy keyboards) and that line had some potential for an EP/album opener.

Hope I get the guy's approval to make it publicly available beyond the WB community.

Well, tomorrow's workday so no more typing. Let's go to sleep now smile

Have a really good week, wherever you are !!!

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December 5, 2016 2:07 am

Sweet. Drums perhaps up a little much in the mix?

December 5, 2016 8:40 am

December 5, 2016 11:02 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Sweet. Drums perhaps up a little much in the mix?

Well, I thought they didn't sounded punchy enough, as always... Maybe I'll raise the pad a little bit, because as I said, it all started as a very minimal, almost melodyless drum jam

Thanks for listening and commenting, Jim!







December 5, 2016 11:11 am
Ipaghost wrote:

Yeah, that's the idea, Sir!

December 5, 2016 6:00 pm

Ionly had chance to listen on small speakers but it did sound punchy!!! Enjoyed it smile

December 6, 2016 4:57 am

Nice job, drums certainly don't sound lame anymore, have to love YouTube for finding some last minute vocal samples or soundbites

December 7, 2016 5:05 pm

I personally think the pads are at a good volume since you have the trap-like drums with their dancing hats.  It's like the drum kit is the center piece and the pads are just lightly holding it up smile  A cool laid back track!

December 7, 2016 8:50 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:

I personally think the pads are at a good volume since you have the trap-like drums with their dancing hats.  It's like the drum kit is the center piece and the pads are just lightly holding it up smile  A cool laid back track!

That's exactly what I was aiming for, man! I built the track like a beat from a drum machine, even letting some moments without any pads. In fact, I added the pads because it sounded too "dark" and minimal, so maybe those really simple chords would add some emotional warmth to the whole piece.

I wish I had your skills to build great chord progressions smile

December 18, 2016 5:36 pm

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