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Events in Places

By Devieus on February 24, 2018 7:59 am

This is a song in 3,5/4. It's not 7/4 or 7/8, but specifically 3,5/4; something I've done before in 2014 and was just the right amount of devious for me to revisit.

I just took a bunch of soundfonts at random and worked with that. I have about a thousand of them, so I guess it's time to retire some. I have them categorized by type of instrument and took one of each type, then had to give each of them some time to do stuff. Some fared better than others.

I also added a bit of my melodica because reasons. Only in short hits because I can't find a way to kill the noise reducer.

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February 26, 2018 2:43 am

The odd tempo really works on this and the entire track manages to have an upbeat and happy feel to it. 

February 26, 2018 7:09 pm

I like this song! Especially the ending with melodica I have to follow with clapping smile

February 27, 2018 3:53 pm

The flute part is my favorite... Drums are pushing nicely...

February 27, 2018 4:31 pm

because Mmmelodica! It goes well with that big snare smile

February 27, 2018 6:27 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

The odd tempo really works on this and the entire track manages to have an upbeat and happy feel to it.

Thanks. The tempo is really not that weird, just 140bpm (I've done much worse, I'll revisit that sometime as well I suppose). The signature is definitely unusual though.

zlatovlas wrote:

I like this song! Especially the ending with melodica I have to follow with clapping smile

Much appreciated. I should really find a better way to record it so I can make even better sections.

theGuen wrote:

The flute part is my favorite... Drums are pushing nicely...

I actually hate that flute, but if that's your jam, I can give you the soundfont. The drums certainly exert a certain force.

Tone Matrix wrote:

because Mmmelodica! It goes well with that big snare smile

Most things go well with snares that powerful, a very underappreciated feature. The same goes for the melodica for that matter

February 27, 2018 8:00 pm

Full of energy! Much liked.

So, 3/4 + 5/4, or something else?

February 28, 2018 6:57 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Full of energy! Much liked.

So, 3/4 + 5/4, or something else?

Three-and-a-half quarter, so 3,5/4. Every measure comes down to three quarter notes and an eighth. It's made obvious in the short transitions and the melodica part.

February 28, 2018 4:22 pm

this is the ultimate mind flood music

March 1, 2018 2:58 am

can't write this in tuxguitar

good shit

March 1, 2018 3:39 am

like the melodica section!!!   smile

March 1, 2018 6:24 am
tac wrote:

this is the ultimate mind flood music


It certainly goes places.

VBO wrote:

can't write this in tuxguitar

good shit

Thanks.
I've never used tuxguitar, but I don't see why it'd be impossible. Sure, most DAWs don't allow for 3,5/4 settings, but if it can be set to 7/4 and you maintain the right mindset, it should be doable.

kaedo sevaada wrote:

like the melodica section!!!   smile


It's a keeper for sure, I'm definitely going to keep doing it through the year, sometimes unconsciously.

March 1, 2018 3:45 pm

great creativity thru the eras of keyboards

March 1, 2018 8:29 pm

Oh man, those horns at the 3/4th mark were the best kind of ridiculous.

March 2, 2018 9:27 pm
underground Luau wrote:

great creativity thru the eras of keyboards

I guess that's one way to look at it, although I'm pretty sure a guitar isn't a keyboard. Nor the flute. Nor the entire brass section.

scottux wrote:

Oh man, those horns at the 3/4th mark were the best kind of ridiculous.

Only the highest quality ridiculous, maybe a bit short though.

March 4, 2018 11:42 am

Nice quirky track. The rhythmic layering is very tastefully done.

March 21, 2018 5:46 am

Wow, the guitar was great.  Loved the buffet of sound here.

March 21, 2018 8:52 am
orangedrink wrote:

Wow, the guitar was great.  Loved the buffet of sound here.

Yea, guitars are great, although this was just a sound font. I also have one featuring major chords I could do something with.

Ryan wrote:

Nice quirky track. The rhythmic layering is very tastefully done.


Thanks, apparently I know what I'm doing.

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