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Black Rain

By Plantrain on May 8, 2016 9:16 pm

A different process than usual for me this week.
Started out with a recording of rain falling on an umbrella, not immediately musically usable in itself. Took small samples from that and processed them to make the sounds working as the drum beat in this track. And processed fragments of the original recording to add more textures to the track. Then I added fragments of a mixdown of an abandonded song from last year to give the track some harmonic elements.

Then I made four tracks with Paulstretch based on a segment of the mixdown of this that ended up at about twice the length of the original track.
Repeated the parts from the original track to match the new length, and finally made some minor adjustments to make everything work together.

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May 9, 2016 2:42 am

Whoa!  This is really fantastic!  downloaded and favorited.

May 9, 2016 10:05 am

Interesting process to a beautiful and vaguely disturbing result. Impressive soundscape and ambience buildup

May 9, 2016 10:07 pm

The texture of the raindrops works really well in context with the music bed. I manipulated a recording of hail on a metal roof last WB, but this is infinitely better.

May 10, 2016 2:26 am

Nice build around the Paul stretch elements!

May 10, 2016 10:52 am

Exciting dark atmos smile
Excellent!

May 10, 2016 3:58 pm

hovering through the dangerzone. Great.

May 10, 2016 9:43 pm

Cool ominous feel.  The way you incorporated the rain is awesome. 

May 15, 2016 8:59 pm
orangedrink wrote:

Whoa!  This is really fantastic!  downloaded and favorited.

laguna wrote:

Interesting process to a beautiful and vaguely disturbing result. Impressive soundscape and ambience buildup

Jim Wood wrote:

The texture of the raindrops works really well in context with the music bed. I manipulated a recording of hail on a metal roof last WB, but this is infinitely better.

tim koch wrote:

Nice build around the Paul stretch elements!

m2K7 wrote:

Exciting dark atmos smile
Excellent!

Q-Rosh wrote:

hovering through the dangerzone. Great.

CosmicCairns wrote:

Cool ominous feel.  The way you incorporated the rain is awesome.

Thank you for listening and your kind comments!

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