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Self Aware (8th Birthday)

By miraclemiles on May 15, 2016 7:19 pm

Spent a lot of time this week getting ready for a live gig with the folks I remixed for last weeks song. At the last minute I found out it wasn't happening because the the conga player / organizer disappeared.. $%&#&* conga players!! wink

Anyway, I finally sat down on Saturday afternoon with some new sounds I hadn't played with yet, and was hanging with my son who is celebrating his 8th Birthday this weekend. As usual I wanted to involve him in the music process if I can, so I laid down a beat with one of those new sounds -- the Purple Drums pack from Symple Sounds, inspired by Prince's use of the Linn drum machine in the 80's. I'm enjoying them so far. So the son played the main parts heard in the middle section of song on a Wurlitzer sample instrument, and the horn sounds/pad from an Afro DJ Mac and Symple Sounds Dave Smith Pro 2 sample instrument pack. Then we got to vocals. I told a story about when I turned 8, then his response was so hilarious, we had to use it. Did some tweaking of our voices, then chopped them for another part and added another couple beats on the Pocket Operator sample packs I used on my song from a couple weeks ago. So had some fun and laughs, and hope the boy has a good birthday too.

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May 16, 2016 1:08 am

Good job incorporating your son into the track and happy birthday to him.  Digging the beat and the general vibe on this one.  And damn those conga players.  They can't be trusted!

May 20, 2016 4:06 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Good job incorporating your son into the track and happy birthday to him.  Digging the beat and the general vibe on this one.  And damn those conga players.  They can't be trusted!

Ha ha, thanks so much, fun stuff!

May 20, 2016 7:16 pm

The voices scared me!

If you want to send me the vocals only of this track, I would love to use "pizza, cake.  you know how it goes." in something :-)

May 20, 2016 9:05 pm

That is one really BIGGGGG Dad. Great piece!

May 21, 2016 9:21 pm

Excellent work!

May 23, 2016 7:08 pm
orangedrink wrote:

The voices scared me!

If you want to send me the vocals only of this track, I would love to use "pizza, cake.  you know how it goes." in something :-)

haha, yeah a bit scary! Thanks for listening - that voice sample is on the way, enjoy.

May 23, 2016 7:09 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

That is one really BIGGGGG Dad. Great piece!

Thanks! It did end like a dad monster!

m2K7 wrote:

Excellent work!

Thanks for Listening!

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