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Place of Birds

By onezero on November 6, 2016 10:34 pm

This week I wanted to make sure I did something different, forcing myself to work in a way I don't usually work, or at least not relying on some things I've been relying on--in this case, auto-filtered drums, claps/snares on 2 and 4, certain go-to sounds and kits, bass, guitar, wah, filter-delay...  So I first started with a drum rack of a few backwards drum samples, and a lot of tracks of Collision and Tension instruments, along with the Ugandan Behr recorded by Emile Hoogenhout as part of his Ableton Instrument of East African strings.


Sends: convolution reverb, M4L Speed Shifter, M4L Buffer Shuffler, and M4L Space Echo, with varying levels of send automation. Everything except the Behr got M4L Humanizer, and everything got auto-pan as well to make things a bit varied.  The Master also got Full Chain Master.


The title comes from the fact that there's a place in a Ugandan national park, the name of which translates to "Place of No Birds," but it in fact has a lot of birds there, so...Place of Birds.

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November 7, 2016 9:32 pm

Well done: exotic in a non-colonizing approach. Great use of the Behr.

November 8, 2016 9:21 am

Always good to force new direction and ideas.  Almost reminds me of the Dexter theme with the behr in a weird kind of way.  Cool.

November 8, 2016 4:51 pm

Cool use of the reversed samples to create the rhythm. Nice work.

November 9, 2016 4:17 am

Like how the reversed drums were used, very relaxing piece of music despite all the different sounds

November 11, 2016 1:13 am

wow great work under some neat constraints!

November 25, 2016 5:37 pm

Beatiful mood!

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