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By onezero on August 28, 2016 11:59 pm

Worked on this one up to the last 30 seconds.  Timing.

Monday evening, I had a bit of a funk thing in my head, and wrote drums and tracked bass.  Once I put some bass lines down, I started hearing additional bass lines against them, so went on with two simultaneous lines. Occasionally during the week I added a few additional lines with Ableton's Electric (Rhodes) and Tension (clavinet), vibes (Collision), as well as a line of handclaps.  Late in the week, more bass and some guitar lines (Res-O-Glas, now with modified Bigsby, which I didn't use on this track).

The drum samples are probably better than I'd been using, but needed a lot of massaging on the levels, and to sound right I used high pass and low-pass with drive to squeeze the spectrum a bit, and make it sound a bit more like they're off a record.

Bass processing: both got different Cabinet plugins; the low one got low-pass auto-filter, while the high one got high-pass auto-filter and a different cabinet.  Both got different levels of convolution reverb send for some air.  Both the Electric and Tension instruments got auto-filter with bandpass and sine-wave modulation for a wah effect. 

Sends: Convolution reverb (A&M chamber), and two different filter delays, one of which had automated auto-filter on it (bandpass).  I sent drums to that with an automated send (and also to the other with a different periodicity). Claps also got some automation. 

Everything got some auto-pan as well, and all MIDI channels got M4L humanizer (though at different pre-delays).

Weekend scheduling meant that I didn't get a lot of time to ruminate, so I put it together pretty quickly. In retrospect, maybe one bass line sounds too much like an earlier one, or there's too much going on, or I could have a bit more variety in the mix, or repeated a few sections to better effect...but here we are.  The result... possibly funky. 

The title, of course, from Rule 34.

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August 29, 2016 5:59 am

so groovin.  nicely done.  watch out for that timer!  it's not forgiving!

August 29, 2016 3:07 pm

Nice relaxed funk!
I like this bass... I've just bought a bass myself. I think I will download this one for practicing...


August 29, 2016 7:03 pm

Very cool funky stuff. Very good retro-sounding with the use of your DAW effects. Like the drumming in the back of the mix.

August 30, 2016 9:25 pm

Amazing funk.

August 31, 2016 10:32 pm

Sweet.

August 31, 2016 11:52 pm

Is funky indeed. A nice simmering slow funk burn. Great interplay with the basslines. And love the wah guitar. Can't have enough bass! Or wah guitar for that matter smile

September 2, 2016 4:49 am

Great funky track, as always great mix and nice movement to everything, I always enjoy how your tracks have so much depth, like listening in 3D

September 8, 2016 8:14 am

Lovin' the grit and texture!

September 19, 2016 2:17 am
orangedrink wrote:

so groovin.  nicely done.  watch out for that timer!  it's not forgiving!

You're not kidding!  That might be the closest I've cut it. Thank you!

theGuen wrote:

Nice relaxed funk!
I like this bass... I've just bought a bass myself. I think I will download this one for practicing...

That's a heck of a compliment!  Glad to be of some inspiration!  (I do try to keep lines simple--the simpler, the more impact. The challenge, though, is consistency.)

Q-Rosh wrote:

Very cool funky stuff. Very good retro-sounding with the use of your DAW effects. Like the drumming in the back of the mix.

Thank you!  On listening back, I think the bandwidth filtering helps, though it's sounding a bit weird in contrast to my Week 37...

Devieus wrote:

Amazing funk.

Jim Wood wrote:

Sweet.

Thank you!

miraclemiles wrote:

Is funky indeed. A nice simmering slow funk burn. Great interplay with the basslines. And love the wah guitar. Can't have enough bass! Or wah guitar for that matter smile

Thank you!  I've been laying really heavily on the wah, I admit.  It's getting to be a way of life.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Great funky track, as always great mix and nice movement to everything, I always enjoy how your tracks have so much depth, like listening in 3D

High praise!  Thank you!

Max Normal wrote:

Lovin' the grit and texture!

Thank you for listening!  Glad you like it!

October 15, 2016 5:50 pm


 
Beauty jazzy piece!

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