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Weeklybeats 2016 was a 52 week long music project in which artists composed and publicly released 1 song a week for the entire year. Enjoy this archive of over 3,700 music compositions by over 260 artists.
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hands

By leafo on February 21, 2016 11:57 pm

phew, did this one in one sitting, didn't really have time for polish. Here's a slightly updated version on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/leafo/hands (I tried to fix the vocals with melodyne, which I might be addicted to now, but I really don't want to use it since it breaks my linux-only workflow)



I keep saying to myself I'll spend more time on lyrics and singing but naturally I waited til' the end and only had time for one line of singing. Composition wise I think it's a mess, like most of my songs, but I still like how it turned out.


Still refining how I do vocals: using compressor mic, stood far back, and sang loud. I like the results, will definitely try this again next week.


I spent a lot more time making bass melodies on this one. Normally I do all the guitar first, then add the bass, which results in just following the root notes of the power chords. For this song I wrote the some bass parts first.


I also like the mix a lot more than the other stuff I did this year, I think I need to start reusing my presets instead of recreating them for every song, so I can get a more consistent sound. For this one I picked some device chains from previous songs.


Nothing else new from the regular workflow.

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February 22, 2016 12:58 am

Rad. I've really been loving your tunes. Not many others doing 90s flavored alt rock. Glad someone is.

February 22, 2016 6:26 am
mechlo wrote:

Rad. I've really been loving your tunes. Not many others doing 90s flavored alt rock. Glad someone is.

thanks, it's the only kind of music i know how to write

February 22, 2016 8:37 am

I used to listen to this kind of music, growing up in the 90's. Reminds me of some pixies/sebadoh stuff! Nice work

February 22, 2016 5:04 pm

Agreed^^

February 24, 2016 1:10 am

yo this is dope, I love this

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