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Automorph

By onezero on March 6, 2016 8:40 pm

Initially I had been planning on a rather different piece this week--it kind of sounded like an 80s synth-rock thing, but when I hit it with the guitars...it veered into Bush of Ghosts territory, and got somewhat funkier--kind of odd to hear the piece shifting that way, but I went with it.  I resisted the urge to put some Freesound/archive.org muezzin vocals over the top.  But it was a temptation! 

Four tracks of Ableton impulse: one with a decent-sounding real kit, one Kawai K3M, one 808, and one of handclaps. Three tracks of Analog (one pad, and two melody lines, one of which started as a string pad, but was a little too 80s in the later context).  One track of Epiphone bass. Three tracks of Res-O-Glas guitar (one through the Amp plugin on the Blues preset, one--just doing syncopated chords in a couple places--through the Dynamic Tube, and one doing muted string strikes throughout, through the Overdrive plugin), and one track of Moderne through the Reuss RF-01 and Vox Wah.  Interesting thing about the Res-O: there's so much high end off the Alumitones that I tend to have to roll off a fair amount of them when I'm working with plugins.  The very high frequencies seem to confuse a lot of the amp modelers.

As I tend to do, I used a convolution reverb as one return channel (Real places/Power station Berlin bright LR), one Filter Delay, and one Beat Repeat used on the drums.  Everything went through the Full Chain Master, as usual. 

Maybe it's really time to nudge myself out of the comfort zone for this coming week.

Title comes from the fact that nine is an automorphic number.

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March 7, 2016 6:16 am

this is awesome. could hear it as the intro to a great cable tv show. really excellent work.

March 7, 2016 11:10 am

Nice jam, yet I'm missing some of your "modular-esque" stuff. ABout the Kawai K3R... so eighties, man! I was toying with a K1 a few weeks ago.

That sort of progressive funk bass sound you get... so solid!

March 7, 2016 12:56 pm

Great piece of music!  heart

March 8, 2016 10:00 pm

I want to drive around slow in a big old ride with this blasting. Yeah, I could hear this as a title theme/soundtrack for something. Smooth, nice flow, sounds and guitar work as usual. And I learned what an automorphic number is! Nudging out of comfort zone is good idea for everyone once in a while I think, but easier said than done.

March 11, 2016 5:09 am

Serious funk, kind of track dolemite would roll to

March 11, 2016 10:35 am

great track. faboulous sound. 3D.

March 12, 2016 11:17 pm

love the automorphic number theme! what a cool number fact!  i was feeling a bit anxious tonight & listening to this really relaxed me - thanks!

March 13, 2016 6:31 pm

dude, chill grove, perfect for the first clear evening of spring. niiiiiceee.

March 14, 2016 12:04 am
george bowles wrote:

this is awesome. could hear it as the intro to a great cable tv show. really excellent work.

laguna wrote:

Nice jam, yet I'm missing some of your "modular-esque" stuff. ABout the Kawai K3R... so eighties, man! I was toying with a K1 a few weeks ago.

That sort of progressive funk bass sound you get... so solid!

Thanks, Laguna!  Yeah, I'll have to do the subtractive synth stuff again.  I've been in a funk thing.  The bass sound is really just flatwounds on that Epi, on the P pickup (well, an EMG Select P pickup), straight into the Focusrite. It's best when I don't do anything else to it.

Naikymusic wrote:

Great piece of music!  <3

miraclemiles wrote:

I want to drive around slow in a big old ride with this blasting. Yeah, I could hear this as a title theme/soundtrack for something. Smooth, nice flow, sounds and guitar work as usual. And I learned what an automorphic number is! Nudging out of comfort zone is good idea for everyone once in a while I think, but easier said than done.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Serious funk, kind of track dolemite would roll to

minaret_kid wrote:

great track. faboulous sound. 3D.

is nothing sacred? wrote:

love the automorphic number theme! what a cool number fact!  i was feeling a bit anxious tonight & listening to this really relaxed me - thanks!

alonemusic wrote:

dude, chill grove, perfect for the first clear evening of spring. niiiiiceee.

Thank you!

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