Weeklybeats 2018 was a 52 week long music project in which artists composed and publicly released 1 song a week for the entire year. Enjoy this archive of over 3,700 music compositions by over 260 artists.
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By Ashen Simian on December 30, 2018 4:44 pm

It´s done! All the bricks are ready... I have completed the WB wall smile  Not so happy with my last track here, a bit half-baked... but as I said...the WB 2018 is done now.

I thank you all sincerely for the encouraging comments and support. And I thank you for the opportunity to find a lots of new, cool music that I wouldn´t have heard otherwise.

Did I learn anything, thanks to my first year in WB? I think I did... I can work more efficiently and faster nowadays and I understood again that many ideas stay fresher, if you do not work them to death. And that the inspiration and the feeling is often much more important factor than the time one has available for a certain track, I already knew that but had forgotten it somehow.

This was mostly very enjoyable experience, both as a music maker and listener. I certainly will try to be here again in 2020 if humanly possible.

Thanks and see you there!

I certainly will be following the work of some of you WB friends in 2019 and here´s something for you as well:

a bunch of free download codes for an album I made of some of my WB contributions (full lenght versions, sometimes remixed and tweaked, wavs, etc.) The codes should work at nemesis3.bandcamp.com/yum... just let me know if you need more.

w32p-gpwl
svm8-3nde
sf8y-cmx3
pdn3-xges
u7sq-by8l
x54f-wu7j
h8px-wpqk
qn7s-hry8
9w5s-5dnn

Cheers!

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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December 31, 2018 12:52 am

It's what WeeklyBeats is about, being a better musician by constantly making music.

January 1, 2019 3:02 am

Don't let that wall stop you, please. And thanks for the codes!

January 1, 2019 10:21 pm

This has a nice triumphant vibe like we've reached the end and it's time to celebrate.  Thanks for sharing your music.  I've greatly enjoyed many of the journeys through outer space you've taken me on this year and look forward to hearing more!

January 1, 2019 10:47 pm

Great beat driven comp for this week. Really clean and more electro-pop than some of your more recent tracks. Good depth of sounds under the surface which keeps it interesting while the beat makes it all stick.

Congratulations on making it through the year with all 52 tracks. I have certainly enjoyed your tracks and learned from the compositions. You are a true synthesist and master of analog gear (and how best to use it). Thanks for the codes!  Will definitely take advantage of the offer and hope to hear more in WB 2020. Happy New Year!

Okay, One last thing for the year. If you had to pick one or the other...

1. Linn Drum or Roland 808?

2. New England Digital Synclavier or Fairlight CMI?

3. Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 or Yamaha DX7

4. Moog Source or Sequential Circuits Pro One?

5. Yamaha CS-10 or Korg MS-10?

6. EDP WASP or Electro Harmonix Mini-synthesizer?




January 2, 2019 10:08 pm

This sounds full and intricate, wouldn't call it half-baked at all! You make synths shine whenever you compose, I've enjoyed your tracks a lot! Your music is inspiring and makes me want to further my knowledge in synthesis. Have a great 2019 and thank you for the code! (I took 9w5s-5dnn)

January 3, 2019 9:09 pm

Awesome synth work. I'm late in discovering your tunes, but its great. The lessons you said you learned this year - yeah, I second that, great benefits to doing the weekly work! I have much respect for those using analog gear. I'd like to see answer to nwspr question.

January 5, 2019 9:19 am
Devieus wrote:

It's what WeeklyBeats is about, being a better musician by constantly making music.

Yes, I totally agree... thanks to the time limit, one has to think quickly and trust the original vision as it appears. Great experience and certainly worth the trouble.

January 5, 2019 9:30 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Don't let that wall stop you, please. And thanks for the codes!

You are welcome, thanks!

January 5, 2019 9:30 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

This has a nice triumphant vibe like we've reached the end and it's time to celebrate.  Thanks for sharing your music.  I've greatly enjoyed many of the journeys through outer space you've taken me on this year and look forward to hearing more!

Thank you very much! Likewise, your music has been a constant source of enjoyment in 2018!

January 5, 2019 9:50 am
NWSPR wrote:

Great beat driven comp for this week. Really clean and more electro-pop than some of your more recent tracks. Good depth of sounds under the surface which keeps it interesting while the beat makes it all stick.

Congratulations on making it through the year with all 52 tracks. I have certainly enjoyed your tracks and learned from the compositions. You are a true synthesist and master of analog gear (and how best to use it). Thanks for the codes!  Will definitely take advantage of the offer and hope to hear more in WB 2020. Happy New Year!

Okay, One last thing for the year. If you had to pick one or the other...

1. Linn Drum or Roland 808?

2. New England Digital Synclavier or Fairlight CMI?

3. Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 or Yamaha DX7

4. Moog Source or Sequential Circuits Pro One?

5. Yamaha CS-10 or Korg MS-10?

6. EDP WASP or Electro Harmonix Mini-synthesizer?

Thank you! Yes, I was actually quite surprised by the poppines of it all.. now later I noticed that some of it´s sound and beats remind me a little of Depece Mode´s Enjoy the Silence! That was not what i was after, at least consciously smile

I am a great fan of your work, it has always something surprising things combined with good old driving beats... Hope to hear more from you in the future!

Regarding the choices between those synths, I try to cive you my opinions as follows:

1. Linn Drum or Roland 808?

- I have a 808 and use it very often...great sound and nicely tweakable. I have used also samples of it, but somehow you can´t beat the original, it has certain groove of its own which does not translate so well, if you try to put the same beat together from samples. I have got my hands on the Linn just once and much of the same comments apply. Instant 80´s in the box and it sounds awesome live. Also the design and the user interface is very very good. Clearly a professional unit in every way. But I would go with the 808, probably because it has more real time tweakability and analog sound.

2. New England Digital Synclavier or Fairlight CMI?

Haven´t seen either "in the flesh", but those who have, often say the CMI is the better one... my only experience is the ipad version of the CMI smile

3. Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 or Yamaha DX7

Haven´t really got to know the Prophet too well, but I have a DX7 (the first version). The presets are soo familiar to everybody, but if you find the time to learn the programming, it a really weird thing! Full of surprises still, after three decades... hook it to proper effects and you´re instant Eno.

4. Moog Source or Sequential Circuits Pro One?

Haven´t got either, but have tried the original Pro One. Waiting for the Behringer one now smile Moog has better stuff than Source (which isn´t anyway bad either), but Pro One is a classic, I think.

5. Yamaha CS-10 or Korg MS-10?

I have got MS-10 and the CS-15, so it´s very close. MS-10 is really fun machine with the most aggressive filter I have heard anywhere. Great for squelchy basses and higher sequences. Yamaha CS-series is the middle-of-the-road of the monophonic synths... nothing unique, but very high overall quality and technical robustness. Of these, the Yamaha would be the sensible choice and MS-10 the fun choice smile

6. EDP WASP or Electro Harmonix Mini-synthesizer?

These I have not tried personally, but I choose WASP just for the color scheme smile

Thanks for asking!

January 5, 2019 9:54 am
Gab Manette wrote:

This sounds full and intricate, wouldn't call it half-baked at all! You make synths shine whenever you compose, I've enjoyed your tracks a lot! Your music is inspiring and makes me want to further my knowledge in synthesis. Have a great 2019 and thank you for the code! (I took 9w5s-5dnn)

Same to you and I am humbled by your great encouragement... see you here in 2020!

January 5, 2019 9:57 am
miraclemiles wrote:

Awesome synth work. I'm late in discovering your tunes, but its great. The lessons you said you learned this year - yeah, I second that, great benefits to doing the weekly work! I have much respect for those using analog gear. I'd like to see answer to nwspr question.

Hey, Thanks! I will check your stuff too... Actually I love digital too, but having been grown with analog stuff, it is probably what I love the most. But I am not a purist in anyway... whichever works for you is the right way smile  I just added my opinions to the synth choices... cheers!

January 10, 2019 2:42 am

Lovely closing track. Have a wicked good 2019 and catch ya in 2020! Stay cool... I am Moon Cube Design on instabam if you wanna stay in touch... peace

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