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WB 01 - Rain

By Jamatar on January 1, 2020 10:20 am

Woo! First one of 2020! So I'm getting my philosophies straight for this 2020 WB. Even though I only did 50% of 2018's WB, it was a massive success for me, I got a full EP out of it as well as tons of other tracks that found their own homes in indie projects and games.

I'm keeping it free and easy this year. Writing everything from my couch with a laptop and a bluetooth keyboard. Dog sleeping on my leg as I write smile

I'm also not going to stress about completing melodies and lead lines and overloading everything, as I know I'm going to come back to this stuff later.

So this track I'm writing in Cubase 10.5 with some nice fancy new toys and some proven favourites. The main synth is TAL-U-NO-X with a new Valhalla delay plugin that is very, very excellent and warm.

I got some sort of rompler lofi hiphop piano I saw on an instagram ad and it's actually very good! Lots of inspirational sounds to start a project with.

Today I bought the Korg Wavestation plugin as 2018 I had such a great time with the JV2080 that I wanted a wave rompler to play around with in the box. I'll crank out the JV later in the year once I get my studio tidied up.

For bass, I'm using the trusty Arturia Mini V to emulate my Behringer Model D. Later, I can run it through hardware if I need. It's very accurate, but not as giant and gooey as the real thing.

Lastly, I'm using Retroplug, the very, very excellent Gameboy Emulator that Tom here in Melbourne wrote that lets you run Gameboy roms right in your DAW. I'm using it to emulate MGB so later I can take it to hardware.

But for now, it's all about getting in front of the computer. Everything in the box. Just a midi keyboard and ASIO4all running off the in built soundcard. Not even an interface for now!

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January 6, 2020 12:20 am

This is hella groovy, great stuff! heart

January 6, 2020 12:32 am

Very nice!!! Get The People Movin!

January 6, 2020 12:48 am

nice chord voicings!  some deep and relaxed grooves here

January 6, 2020 12:48 am

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January 6, 2020 12:59 am

2020 is the year we do finger snaps on every track.

January 6, 2020 1:16 am

this sound design is so smooth i'm in love

January 6, 2020 1:16 am

Slick, very chilled and relaxing

January 6, 2020 1:23 am

Smooooooooth love this sound!

January 6, 2020 3:04 am
Mortistar wrote:

This is hella groovy, great stuff! <3


heart thanks!! great to see you back on board too big_smile

Joelfern808 wrote:

Very nice!!! Get The People Movin!


heart cheers big_smile

bryface wrote:

nice chord voicings!  some deep and relaxed grooves here


thanks bry!!! hopefully things will keep getting deeper big_smile

Calavera wrote:

<3


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godinpants wrote:

2020 is the year we do finger snaps on every track.


that's my secret, i never stopped doing finger snaps

muzak_efron wrote:

this sound design is so smooth i'm in love


thanks so much heart heart got some fun new tools this year!

Aisjam wrote:

Slick, very chilled and relaxing


heart we all need a chill right now!

Jingle wrote:

Smooooooooth love this sound!


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January 6, 2020 3:23 am

Fuck me, you've only gone and done it!

January 6, 2020 4:29 am

Jam!
I'm so glad your here doing music!! exciting ++
Lovely track, signature sound, awesome build and melody, living in a neon 80's's color pallet forever.

January 6, 2020 5:05 am

This is real tasty and smooth. Great instrumentation and effectery all over the place.

January 6, 2020 6:58 am

yo how do you make everything you do sound so dreamy and goood what the HECK

January 6, 2020 7:25 pm

Glad to see you here for another year. Pretty much still enjoying your "Journeys" album on a regular basis smile

This one's gorgeous and pretty optimistic. Good vibes for starting the day. Goes straight into my phone

Agreed on the neon sunset feeling

January 6, 2020 7:29 pm

Cool groove and awesome sound design!

January 6, 2020 7:31 pm

The melodies in this are absolutely gorgeous. Love that bitcrush on the bells, proper lofi feels

January 6, 2020 7:31 pm

Yes, that's lush stuff. Simple as that really.

January 7, 2020 12:46 am
Judgement Act wrote:

Fuck me, you've only gone and done it!

Aday wrote:

Jam!
I'm so glad your here doing music!! exciting ++
Lovely track, signature sound, awesome build and melody, living in a neon 80's's color pallet forever.

scottux wrote:

This is real tasty and smooth. Great instrumentation and effectery all over the place.

midimachine wrote:

yo how do you make everything you do sound so dreamy and goood what the HECK

laguna wrote:

Glad to see you here for another year. Pretty much still enjoying your "Journeys" album on a regular basis smile

This one's gorgeous and pretty optimistic. Good vibes for starting the day. Goes straight into my phone

Agreed on the neon sunset feeling

Mission Crossing wrote:

Cool groove and awesome sound design!

RoccoW wrote:

The melodies in this are absolutely gorgeous. Love that bitcrush on the bells, proper lofi feels

vimster wrote:

Yes, that's lush stuff. Simple as that really.


heart heart heart heart looking forward to making some chill stuff with y'all this year!

January 7, 2020 1:38 am
laguna wrote:


Agreed on the neon sunset feeling

Almost used that one myself!

January 9, 2020 5:01 pm

Sounds like rain falling in the city.  A nice drive and beautiful productions... had to listen twice!

January 10, 2020 6:29 am

Great sounds top to bottom. Damn.

January 10, 2020 12:24 pm

i could listen to this for hours

January 11, 2020 11:16 am
NWSPR wrote:

Sounds like rain falling in the city.  A nice drive and beautiful productions... had to listen twice!

slutdragon wrote:

Great sounds top to bottom. Damn.

tac wrote:

i could listen to this for hours

Thanks so much guys smile I'm going for chill this year smile

January 12, 2020 7:18 am

It's smooth. I really like the arp sounds.

January 13, 2020 1:13 am
Jamatar wrote:


<3 thanks!! great to see you back on board too big_smile


Great to be back, hope you have a fantastic year, 2020's the year of the TUNES!

January 13, 2020 1:57 am

January 14, 2020 11:09 am

Nice stuff. Sometimes I wish doing everything in the laptop worked for me, but I need hardware to get inspired...great results anyway.

January 16, 2020 3:33 pm

Had me at the lovely arps and chord progression right away.  I wish I could work on my music from the couch tongue  I'm always craning my neck awkwardly and stiffening up at my desk haha.  The bassline with those synth stabs are a suhweet combo!

January 19, 2020 11:16 am
Tone Matrix wrote:

Had me at the lovely arps and chord progression right away.  I wish I could work on my music from the couch tongue  I'm always craning my neck awkwardly and stiffening up at my desk haha.  The bassline with those synth stabs are a suhweet combo!

I feel you dude! I'm totally forcing myself to do this, but it's kind of working. I usually fall back to my my hardware synths for that definitive "tone" but to be devils advocate, by the time I'm up to mixing, I couldn't do an A&B between hardware and software and tell you the difference tongue PLaying it however....

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