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Airlock Protocol

By CrazyBob on July 10, 2016 10:06 pm

I write from the midst of a weird computer crisis, in which my USB hub has apparently bitten the dirt. So I can have internet or access to my external HD, but not both (well, I could if I were willing to give up my mouse or keyboard...)

Aaaaaanyway. I've been listening to a lot of Autonomic lately, so I thought I'd try my hand at something Autonomic-ish. It sounds more like my usual junk sped up to 170BPM, but hey, at least it's a change of pace.

Pad made in Operator, with autopan and some reverb

Bass is a tuned 808 kick with some beat repeat

Drums are an LD kit with autopan on everything but the kick, plus flange on the hi-hats and tambourine

Everything run through Ableton's "warm analogue" master

The title probably inspired in part by the airlock-based climax of Ann Leckie's "Ancillary Justice," which I'm a few pages from finishing... but mainly the combination of spacey pads and jittery rhythm gave me the sense of some tense situation on a spaceship, with somebody trapped in an airlock or something...

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July 11, 2016 1:02 am

It all came together for you, this is awesome.

July 12, 2016 3:37 pm

Very cool--great kick, bass, pads, and panning, digging that beat-repeat jitter!

July 14, 2016 3:39 am

love it! very cool

July 15, 2016 1:29 pm

Oooh, I like the way those drums come in.

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