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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