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Muzakal Flourish

By Devieus on April 12, 2018 6:23 pm

So this is an odd one, I had the idea for this song for a solid few weeks prior; that is to say the first eight bars were imagined a few weeks back, after that I instantly drew a blank.

So naturally the next step was to add drums, can't go wrong with those, only to draw another blank straight away.

shit

So next I did what no other sane person would do and place a MIDI compliant sound font and connect the patch number to a random automator and see what instrument it would land on, that's how the organ came in. Then I just added the sting for the flourish and let the elevator music just carry the rest of the song.

Honestly I can do the rest of the WeeklyBeats with just those 8 bars because of how solid of a foundation it is, so hit me up if you want the files.

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April 16, 2018 12:19 am

The sting really seals the deal for me :3

April 16, 2018 12:22 am

I think this is the first time that a song without vocals makes me laugh. I can envision the elevator very well. This track's ability to create a mental image is really impressive, great job.

April 16, 2018 12:33 am

It's catchy and kind of uplifting actually.  Puts me in a good mood.

April 16, 2018 2:06 am

Ayyyy, and you've got that high-pass you were talking about when I made my muzak wink Very cheerful and just the right amount of cheese

April 16, 2018 6:59 am
gpsychosis wrote:

The sting really seals the deal for me :3

It's great, and it's taken me long enough to use one, even though it's so simple.

AYhaz wrote:

I think this is the first time that a song without vocals makes me laugh. I can envision the elevator very well. This track's ability to create a mental image is really impressive, great job.

It's ridiculous, it's silly, and it's taking you to the second floor. Thanks.

CosmicCairns wrote:

It's catchy and kind of uplifting actually. Puts me in a good mood.

I certainly hope so, it'd be terrible elevator if it didn't bring you up. Enjoy your good mood.

Mortistar wrote:

Ayyyy, and you've got that high-pass you were talking about when I made my muzak wink Very cheerful and just the right amount of cheese

It's essential to the cheesy atmosphere. It's not as involved as yours, but I wasn't really going for pure muzak either.

April 16, 2018 8:40 am

Had a music teacher who made muzak professionally, so this makes me think of him lol

April 16, 2018 1:40 pm

The muzak feel is spot on, nice and bright! Reminds me a little of 'The Girl from Ipanema''s first few bars

April 16, 2018 1:53 pm

Great track. That beginning is great and the reverb on the snare is perfect.

April 16, 2018 2:44 pm
LydiaPrimate wrote:

Had a music teacher who made muzak professionally, so this makes me think of him lol

You should show him this, or anyone really.

Gab Manette wrote:

The muzak feel is spot on, nice and bright! Reminds me a little of 'The Girl from Ipanema''s first few bars

It might be because of the bossa feel to it.

onlyjokinen wrote:

Great track. That beginning is great and the reverb on the snare is perfect.

I pride myself in my reverbs, so thanks (see also the salt analogy I made a few weeks back)

April 16, 2018 10:16 pm

Perfect elevator feel and sound! I am now elevated :-)

April 17, 2018 7:26 am

very animated music and has a great postive vibe smile

April 17, 2018 7:54 am

Really a good mood song!
And indeed the 8 bars give a solid foundation

April 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Devieus wrote:

So next I did what no other sane person would do and place a MIDI compliant sound font and connect the patch number to a random automator

LOL

Gab Manette wrote:

The muzak feel is spot on, nice and bright! Reminds me a little of 'The Girl from Ipanema''s first few bars

Agreed!  I quite enjoyed that fact.

April 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Plantrain wrote:

Perfect elevator feel and sound! I am now elevated :-)

Stick around, this thing goes both ways. This song is as good going down as it is going up.

Ashen Simian wrote:

very animated music and has a great positive vibe smile

It's what the world needs.

theGuen wrote:

Really a good mood song!
And indeed the 8 bars give a solid foundation

It's very pliable, there's definitely more stuff that can be done with it.

orangedrink wrote:
Devieus wrote:

So next I did what no other sane person would do and place a MIDI compliant sound font and connect the patch number to a random automator

LOL

The muzak feel is spot on, nice and bright! Reminds me a little of 'The Girl from Ipanema''s first few bars

Agreed!  I quite enjoyed that fact.

I didn't keep it on, of course. I should do that some day though.
I still think it's the bossa feel of it.

April 17, 2018 8:54 pm

Random comment: I also appreciate how consistent you are in listening and giving feedback to everyone!  It seems like every track I listen to and comment on, you've already left a comment.  You're a great community member! smile

April 17, 2018 10:28 pm

I like the fuzziness of the foundation. Kinda reminds me of some zydeco music. Nice!

April 18, 2018 7:14 am
orangedrink wrote:

Random comment: I also appreciate how consistent you are in listening and giving feedback to everyone!  It seems like every track I listen to and comment on, you've already left a comment.  You're a great community member! smile

Thanks!
I leave a comment on every song I like regardless of whether they have and I make it a point to listen to every song every week, which is becoming increasingly easier as fewer and fewer people remain.

Chrome Owl wrote:

I like the fuzziness of the foundation. Kinda reminds me of some zydeco music. Nice!

A surprisingly solid foundation. I fancy it more to be like a bossa nova myself.

April 18, 2018 4:31 pm

Interesting story and definitely a happy uplifting track.  It kind of reminded me of something Mark Mothersbaugh might make for Pee Wee's Playhouse smile

April 18, 2018 6:59 pm
Devieus wrote:


I leave a comment on every song I like regardless of whether they have and I make it a point to listen to every song every week

You are the hero WeeklyBeats needs!

April 19, 2018 10:02 am
Tone Matrix wrote:

Interesting story and definitely a happy uplifting track.  It kind of reminded me of something Mark Mothersbaugh might make for Pee Wee's Playhouse smile

I imagine this track can work in a bunch of shows.

orangedrink wrote:
Devieus wrote:


I leave a comment on every song I like regardless of whether they have and I make it a point to listen to every song every week

You are the hero WeeklyBeats needs!

And also the one it deserves.

April 19, 2018 4:58 pm

This way lies madness.

April 20, 2018 10:44 pm

... And we've reached the top floor of Hotel Ipanema ... watch your step, and enjoy this mai tai. Sometimes 8 bars is all you need. Reminds of Girl from Ipanema.

April 20, 2018 10:52 pm
miraclemiles wrote:

... And we've reached the top floor of Hotel Ipanema ... watch your step, and enjoy this mai tai. Sometimes 8 bars is all you need. Reminds of Girl from Ipanema.

You and two others. I can see it from the point of view of the genre, but little more beyond that.

Jim Wood wrote:

This way lies madness.

You'll want to get to the third floor.

April 22, 2018 11:27 pm

Awesome Muzak sound. You got the EQ down perfect. Cool how it all comes together.  Starts with the Muzak sound but gets a little Disney Electric Light Parade-ish in the middle, all while maintaining a saucy swagger. Also, like the aspect of chance you throw into your productions!

April 22, 2018 11:42 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Awesome Muzak sound. You got the EQ down perfect. Cool how it all comes together.  Starts with the Muzak sound but gets a little Disney Electric Light Parade-ish in the middle, all while maintaining a saucy swagger. Also, like the aspect of chance you throw into your productions!

Decisions are hard to make sometimes, so if you can offload that responsibility to random chance the whole process becomes so much easier.
The EQ isn't that hard, put a high pass on anything and it'll become elevator music, but you're right about the Disney magic.

April 29, 2018 11:56 pm

April 30, 2018 5:08 am
kaedo sevaada wrote:

The party's on every floor.

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