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Sand in my Backpack

By halfbyte on June 29, 2024 1:16 pm

Still made with relatively little time, but at least I took the time to properly record and edit a more complex lead improv. I did not play this in via a keyboard, though. Instead, when I recorded the adlibs, I just scatted along with the chords and then used "slice to MIDI" in Ableton to turn it into MIDI, it then took quite a bit of editing (I am not a good singer as can be heard in the end of the song, where I offer you a glimpse into the process).

I started this with a completely different set of chords and then had to go back to some preset chords of the latin variant to turn it around because it wasn't working at all. Then I processed the beats a bit more and was reminded of the Underdog Remix of Risingson by Massive Attack. The switchup in that remix is obviously much more refined, but I liked the idea of going double tempo in the middle of the song.

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