This week I took a fun and weird little trip with some "machines," which contrary to what the sample I used says, aren't very much alike ... or are they?
Origin: Sat down one day thinking "space funk" (probably had some P-Funk on the brain). Tapped out a bass and drum part and liked the laid back, almost behind the beat feel to it (I think at some point I quantized a little as it was too behind the beat). Then brought this to a live jam with guitarist AM Faulks who riffed along while I noodled around on the Push. A little later I took the guitar parts he played, chopped, warped, tweaked and some of which are heard here. To add more space to the funk, or funk to the space, I used this opportunity to try out some new sounds. Included here are: "Mom's Piano", and the Korg Minilogue sampled free packs from Afro DJ Mac (www.afrodjmac.com/). Also heard: the Microtron sampled instruments from Puremagnetik (http://puremagnetik.com/post/85909426905/microtron-xl-mellotron-ableton-live-pack-kontakt-nki-key which are pretty darn awesome, can't wait to play with those more.
Drums and basses from core Ableton packs: British vintage, 808, 606, Electrified, Basses: Collision, Jun-0.
Wanted to do some sort of space funk vocals but never got it done so I tweaked and chopped up the "machines" sample that I found on sampleswap.org originally taken from an old typing instruction record.
It gets crowded in here at times and while I like the chaos, I'm trying to learn more about de-cluttering frequencies to make everything sound better. Slowly learning those mastering and polishing tricks as the weeks roll on.
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