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In da mud 4 da gruv

By laguna on January 26, 2020 11:57 pm

I spent almost the whole week preparing a video for my last week's effort in Weeklybeats, and then came the weekend. The project I wanted to finish is fortunately intact but wasn't available inside my computer at Sunday evening, so I grabbed a somewhat "groovy" snippet I made using my Volca Beat sampled into an Akai MPC 500.

No separated tracks, just one for kick, snare plus hihats and another one for toms and bass, being "the bass" some low tuned toms, doubled.

And what do you do when it's already 2 hours and a half to the deadline and you don't have a clue... YES, you use Ableton's resonator, so you look like you have some sort of imagination. Yeah, some automation, not enough variation on the beat and a really poor structure with one key variation.

I sadly almost consider this one an unfinished beat, but it was the best I could do given that time. It definetely needs more time.

By the way, good news it's some videos are almost ready and I expect to add them to my weekly releases really soon.

Tomorrow morning (Monday) I'm planning to catch up with the comments and have a listen to all the fantastic material you're putting out. Meanwhile, have a great week, wherever you are smile

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January 27, 2020 1:06 am

Lol I love the title this week. This is smooth as hell. I love reading about how you're doing your tune each week even though I struggle with the names a bit. Have a great week too heart

January 27, 2020 1:08 am

Love the bass.

January 27, 2020 10:15 am

i am fel da gruv in dis 1 m8

January 27, 2020 10:51 am
hieme wrote:

Lol I love the title this week. This is smooth as hell. I love reading about how you're doing your tune each week even though I struggle with the names a bit. Have a great week too <3

Whoah, thank you Hieme!

It's true that sometimes give your own tracks a name is quite difficult. I myself use a very organized (and boring) naming scheme, so I came out with this absurd "mood for the groove" title. Think it's groovier than the original "Sketch_VolcaThroughAkai_104bpm_24b44k_Live10_Arrangement1.flac" smile

Now some smooth GIF attitude...

Straight outta tuning Korg Volca's toms. They make sweet tones when slightly overdriven wink

Thx 4 dr0pp1n' by & c0mm3n7in' M8. Th1s g33z4 w4n7s ya 2 gruv 2 th1s smile

January 29, 2020 12:15 am

January 29, 2020 7:45 am

I like this, it’s good. don’t be so hard on yourself lol

January 29, 2020 2:09 pm
kaedo sevaada wrote:

That's probably the cutest GIF I've ever seen in a long time smile Thanks a lot, Kaedo !!!


January 29, 2020 2:12 pm
franky wrote:

I like this, it’s good. don’t be so hard on yourself lol

Thanks, Franky. I appreciate your words, and it's nice to listen to that in perspective. Maybe it's rough on the edges, but I kinda like the groove after all


February 2, 2020 11:50 am

this one is great. so laid back and mysterious. well done.

February 3, 2020 5:25 am

enjoyed this one, especially the little key switch up that happens in the middle

February 4, 2020 10:47 pm

love the synths in this, loads of body and presence - nice groove that keeps ticking along. this has a really nice quality to it

February 5, 2020 8:36 am
Q-Rosh wrote:

this one is great. so laid back and mysterious. well done.

Thanks a lot, Q Rosh! I must do something with this track and make a finished, more developed version

zirafa wrote:

enjoyed this one, especially the little key switch up that happens in the middle

Thanks a lot, Zirafa! I struggle a lot with key changes, because I'm not really versed in harmony, so I'm happy it works.

Hope it was groovy enough smile

lysdexic wrote:

love the synths in this, loads of body and presence - nice groove that keeps ticking along. this has a really nice quality to it


I'm happy you dig it! . I'd love to take this track further, though still no time to pull it out.

Thanks a lot for listening!!!


February 23, 2020 11:38 am

This is very cool, was surprised to hear the story behind it as it sounds fully formed. Agree you could do more but I suspect with this having the deadline meant you kept the vibe and didn't overtweak it.

Very cool

February 24, 2020 3:01 am

I really love this one (I know it's my second comment here smile ), the mix is great, so is the feel. We should do a collab sometime if you're into it.

March 1, 2020 12:49 am

nice beat and great switch up

March 16, 2020 11:18 pm

Sorry for replying so late to your comments, guys. My bad!

Robroy wrote:

This is very cool, was surprised to hear the story behind it as it sounds fully formed. Agree you could do more but I suspect with this having the deadline meant you kept the vibe and didn't overtweak it.

Very cool

Glad you find it "fully formed". With some weeks of perspective, I'm more pleased with the result, though most of my projects come to life as some kind of "Frankestein-esque" effort, assembling fragments from previous days.

I probably should take your advice and don't "overtweak" to much.

Again, thanks a lot for dropping by and give it a listen!!!

??? wrote:

I really love this one (I know it's my second comment here smile ), the mix is great, so is the feel. We should do a collab sometime if you're into it.

Oh, I'll be flattered ???

I'm really sorry I didn't answer your comment early. Sorry for the delay (i dropped you a PM, also)

A collab sounds fantastic, although I'm quite afraid that I'm failing way short in the melodic department. Your synth skills are quite impressive, judging from your stream.

Please let me know if you're still up to it

orangedrink wrote:

nice beat and great switch up

Thank u, Orangedrink. I'm really glad Bad Grampa approves smile

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