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Sleeping subaquatic creature

By laguna on May 24, 2020 10:38 pm

Not much time for music this week, though work is getting easier and quieter and there's some more calm moments. Getting things ready. Just nine days to end the shift smile

This one's pretty simple. Sort of a "laptop live performance". I didn't have any suitable control surface so I had to do it with the mouse, one slider at a time.

All made with VCV Rack and just slight limiting and final subtle delay with Ableton 10, mostly in order to hide certain glitches and pops. It seems that my computer is not powerful enough for the resource-hog that is VCV Rack (maybe if I use some real reverb and delay pedals) combined with it, I could ease the CPU load a little bit and really "perform" it, so to speak.

Imagine a colossal octopus/jellyfish-like creature, all peaceful and slow, quietly swimming underwater, the size of a big ship, just dreaming its own underwater dreams. Imagine you could dive next to it and feel the ocean while the creature breaths.

Maybe I'll dream about it tonight. I should be sleeping now, surely.

Lots of love to all of you, WB creatures, wherever you are around the world. smile

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May 25, 2020 12:39 am

Soundtrack for wandering around an aquarium looking at the jellyfish tanks.

May 25, 2020 12:40 am

LOL I wrote that before I read your description, looks like you did your job perfectly with this tune. Pretty cool that you managed to communicate that idea.

May 25, 2020 12:56 am

May 25, 2020 4:15 am

he's literally just vibin' - lovely LFO usage and perfect underwater feel! really enjoy the way the tempo fluctuates

May 25, 2020 8:51 am
hieme wrote:

Soundtrack for wandering around an aquarium looking at the jellyfish tanks.

LOL I wrote that before I read your description, looks like you did your job perfectly with this tune. Pretty cool that you managed to communicate that idea.

Whoah, I'm quite flattered you got the same vision as me. This started as a quick jam, but somewhat was nice to "perform" it instead of just "sit there and watch". I will work on my VCV setup so I could have a glitchless setup next time.

Thanks a lot for all your continuous feedback and words of encouragement, Hieme!!!

Ipaghost wrote:

That's EXACTLY my kind of sleeping subaquatic creature!!! Made me laugh in this Monday morning smile

Thanks a lot Ipa!!!

midimachine wrote:

he's literally just vibin' - lovely LFO usage and perfect underwater feel! really enjoy the way the tempo fluctuates

I'm really glad you dig the vibe, MidiMachine smile

One of the things I really love when using modular is using an LFO as a clock source, to get that "breathing" effect smile

May 25, 2020 6:40 pm

I feel like the clicks and pops add to the overall experience. Really sweet ambient tune, man.

May 29, 2020 10:19 pm

Think I might take some scuba classes.

June 10, 2020 3:04 pm

oh wow... it's gorgeous...

I've never managed to get into vcv rack... but this is really enticing me... it's so etherial and serene...

June 10, 2020 3:04 pm

I downloaded it; because I need it in my life somehow...

August 30, 2020 3:55 pm

I'm back for more...

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