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slow_car

By codydjango on July 5, 2020 10:27 pm

playing around with midi files

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial (BY-NC)

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July 6, 2020 2:16 am

Really like that deep sound in the background that builds up like a wall of feedback for the track to rest on. I don't know what it is but I like it.

July 7, 2020 1:49 pm

I really like the saturation. It's such gross overkill and it gives off all the right vibes because of it.

July 7, 2020 7:03 pm
Devieus wrote:

I really like the saturation. It's such gross overkill and it gives off all the right vibes because of it.


Exactly this. Gorgeous, that warm tense buzz like being too stoned.

I thought it was a guitar at first. Really lovely vibe between shoegaze and Daniel Lanois.

July 10, 2020 12:09 am

Nice guitar layers. It reminds me a little of Neil Young's sountrack for Dead Man. Is that an organ that lays at the bottom and adds further texture?

July 10, 2020 11:36 pm
hent03 wrote:

Really like that deep sound in the background that builds up like a wall of feedback for the track to rest on. I don't know what it is but I like it.

thank you! it's just general midi .mid track of tracy chapman's "fast car" being played at very slow bpm with some randomization. I turned off the midi drum tracks and built up my own with a kick, some noise and delay. The rest of it is just playing with overdrive, filters, resonance, feedback, and reverb smile

Devieus wrote:

I really like the saturation. It's such gross overkill and it gives off all the right vibes because of it.


license wrote:
Devieus wrote:

I really like the saturation. It's such gross overkill and it gives off all the right vibes because of it.


Exactly this. Gorgeous, that warm tense buzz like being too stoned.
I thought it was a guitar at first. Really lovely vibe between shoegaze and Daniel Lanois.

Thanks Devieus, License! Yep that's what I was going for! Plus this song for me has always felt so heavy (I think due to the xiu xiu cover they did back in like... 2003?) that I felt extending it into stoner/doom territory was only natural

Kedbreak136 wrote:

Nice guitar layers. It reminds me a little of Neil Young's sountrack for Dead Man. Is that an organ that lays at the bottom and adds further texture?

Thank you! No guitars here, though! Just good ol' general midi... and some analog filtering, overdrive, delay and OTO BAM reverb big_smile

There was definitely a track in the .mid file that I assigned to an organ voice, good ear!

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