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In flight

By laguna on July 15, 2018 11:58 pm

This week I discovered the Discord server where a lot of WB people hang out. Still getting the grip of it, though it sounds quite fun!

I started this one more less 2 hours and a half prior to the deadline, so I grab some other incomplete impulse tracker stuff and mastered it, giving some more structure and a few cheats, like those sweeps to distract the listener about the sloppy parts smile

Two free days left and I'll have to return to work. A 14-days-straight shift, twelve hours each... Wish I have more time free for music smile

I hope you enjoy those arpeggios and the really basic melody. Guess it's not that bad for less than 3 hours... but what I really want is to get back to my Akai s3000 and some old school sampling (It will take those 3 hours just to chop one break and name all the files though... slooooow workflow on hardware samplers)

have a great week, everybody. Lots of love!

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July 16, 2018 3:37 pm

Solid results for 2.5 hours of work!

What you said about the amount of time required to do things on hardware reminded me of the "bad old days" splicing tape loops. Gah.

July 17, 2018 1:53 am

really nice!

July 22, 2018 4:41 am

again quite complete sound for the limited time, 14 days with 12 hour shifts, that rough, what do you do for work?  Hope you get a chance to get on the akai soon, I always enjoy your "old school sampling" beats

August 8, 2018 12:30 pm

First and foremost: thanks guys and girls for the lovely comments, and please excuse me for my lack of feedback. I'm really struggling to keep up with live, work and WeeklyBeats smile

Jim Wood wrote:

Solid results for 2.5 hours of work!

What you said about the amount of time required to do things on hardware reminded me of the "bad old days" splicing tape loops. Gah.

Oh, yes indeed. I myself struggle with the idea of getting rid of most of my hardware units because frankly I can't hear any differences other that some muddier EQ on the old samplers. Guess some twenty-somethings are looking for he holy grail of "warmth and character"... whatever those word means smile



kaedo sevaada wrote:

really nice!

You always choose the cutests GIFs...thank you. I would love to check back your stream, though your music is better enjoyed in a calm environment, and I don't wnat to give it a rushed listening. It deserves better smile



Jason Nijjer wrote:

again quite complete sound for the limited time, 14 days with 12 hour shifts, that rough, what do you do for work?  Hope you get a chance to get on the akai soon, I always enjoy your "old school sampling" beats

Thanks a lot for the compliments, Jason. It's an old trick of mine, build arpeggiated phrases and trigger them one octave up or down appart, then resample the whole thing. Gives an illusion of space smile

I'd love to chop sme stuff on the Akai, but the process is quite slow and I always end not finishing the stuff on time. Guess I'd bounce some breaks in and out of the machine smile

As of my job, I'm a helicopter pilot, working for the Public Health emergency service in the South of Spain... An ambulance driver, basically, but in the air smile You probably call it Medevac/Medivac/HEMS in North America.

Shifts are long and sometimes hard, though I usually have half a month off, so I guess I can't complain.

This is more or less what I do, in one GIF:


August 9, 2018 2:31 am

"In Flight" makes perfect sense now!  That is a very intense job, I'm sure you have some incredible stories to tell and the people you help are very grateful for what you do.  My son would be so jealous, he is 2 years old and rescue helicopters are the coolest thing in the world to him, I'm a dentist, he doesn't think that's very cool.

August 9, 2018 11:23 am
Jason Nijjer wrote:

"In Flight" makes perfect sense now!  That is a very intense job, I'm sure you have some incredible stories to tell and the people you help are very grateful for what you do.  My son would be so jealous, he is 2 years old and rescue helicopters are the coolest thing in the world to him, I'm a dentist, he doesn't think that's very cool.

haha thanks Jason! Yes, usually kids do think is somewhat like being a professional Mission Impossible's Tom Cruise or something, though it has exciting moments and dull tasks aswell, as any regular job. Anyway, I won't deny I love flying and it's not like in the back of a random storehouse, labeling boxes in desdain smile

And maybe it doesn't come as a I surprise to you, but for many of my colleagues who have kids, helicopters seem to be like "meh"... they're more interested in being Gaming Youtubers (whatever that is, actually) smile

August 13, 2018 12:27 pm

Love those arps and sparkly they immediately sound.  This takes me back a bit and reminds me of listening to Plaid when I first got into them.  Excellent bassline with the drums as well.  Woah never realized you were a helicopter pilot.  I hope you're catching up on your sleep more lately.  Do you ever get to listen to your music while flying?  Maybe the Airwolf theme? tongue  One of my fav old school tv show themes btw.

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