Kind of a crowded week--busy with work, and with wrapping up a cover/remix/homage for a community project (the subject was U2, so of course I thought it'd be amusing to cover Negativland covering U2).
This one started with two lines of single-hit drum samples and filter delay, with the thought of doing something dubby. Of course, I ended up throwing in a bunch of stuff: handclaps, percussion, a line of organ (Operator), bursts of noise (Analog), Electric (MK2), and fake Clavinet (Operator), as well as bass and three tracks of guitar (Moderne, straight into the board, but also through Reuss RF-01 with and without trem, and through Vox Wah).
Lots of inline processing here--Max Humanizer on MIDI channels, along with a bunch of overdrive and saturator, as well as EQ (Auto-filter and EQ-8) to carve out some space. Non-fuzz guitars got Overdrive and Cabinet plugin to give them air.
Return channels: two channels of M4L Convolution Reverb Pro (Dan Harpole cistern impulse and TVC33 Mid-size Ambience impulse), one channel of Filter Delay with automated-on-and-off Beat Repeat, and one channel with two stacked Simple Delays on 1, 2, 3, and 4. (Must be that The Edge influence from the U2 cover--try it!)
Biggest challenge: the two drum kits were Impulse with the same kit, so there were comb-filtering problems once I dropped in the Humanizer. I solved that by swapping samples on the second kit with some other real-kit samples that weren't too over-processed.
Title comes from the 13 Archimedean Solids, since this is week 13. Does it work? Well, it didn't end up as a dub piece, but in drifting toward tropical funk, it may work on its own terms. (Am I just treading water with the funk stuff? I really am going to try something somewhat different this week.)
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