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Tiny dub

By laguna on January 28, 2018 11:41 pm

This week's been pretty busy, going back on duty and rewiring and redistributing my studio on my spare time. I'm discovering the joys of using a looper and slowly learning how to lay ideas on it. I've practiced every day but just a small part of that is recorded.

So, after a very musical week, Sunday came and I had nothing to show, so I made this tiny dubby jam 5 hours prior to the deadline, from start to finish.

Guitar, bass and some lame pad mashing for the "riddim"... I know it's very sloppy in some moments but I wanted to keep it simple and don't overdo things. It's a "new" thing for me to actually PLAY, so remember I am NOT a guitarrist by any means. I just know how to place my fingers and do some extremely easy basslines.

Started on Ableton 8 and finished with some maginal Max4Live reverb and some minor tweaks. Nothing fancy, really.

27 minutes to the end of the deadline. Will press "submit" and go straight to bed. It will be a long day tomorrow.

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January 29, 2018 12:06 am

It's got a good groove and I like the sound of the wah guitar.  The atmosphere gives off some rastafarian lyrics echoed in my head.  Jah!  Nice job! smile

January 29, 2018 1:40 am

It’s got a beat and you can dance to it.

January 29, 2018 1:45 am

Yeahhhh! Sweet track, man! Especially considering the time contstraint! big_smile

January 29, 2018 3:55 am
E-dub wrote:

It’s got a beat and you can dance to it.

Damn, he beat me to it.

January 29, 2018 9:32 am
Tone Matrix wrote:

It's got a good groove and I like the sound of the wah guitar.  The atmosphere gives off some rastafarian lyrics echoed in my head.  Jah!  Nice job! smile

Indeed, I'd love to have some good "toaster" vocals on it, "One love Selasi I coming to ya crew" kinda thing, but my raggamuffin skills were limited smile

Thanks for listening!

E-dub wrote:

It’s got a beat and you can dance to it.

Well, that's quite a compliment for me, Edmund, considering my highly limited instrumental skills. Thanks!!!

Martiln wrote:

Yeahhhh! Sweet track, man! Especially considering the time contstraint! big_smile

Thank you Martiln smile I guess it wasn't that bad for a tiny rushed jam. Maybe I'll do a chiptune rendition someday smile


Jim Wood wrote:
E-dub wrote:

It’s got a beat and you can dance to it.

Damn, he beat me to it.

Thanks for your constant feedback, Jim smile It's nice to hear you dig that riddim smile

January 29, 2018 1:05 pm

Very chill B)

January 29, 2018 1:19 pm
antler wrote:

Very chill B)

Thank you man! Laid back and enjoy smile


January 29, 2018 7:01 pm

Good vibes. There cannot be enough dub music. Seen.

January 31, 2018 6:02 am
Q-Rosh wrote:

Good vibes. There cannot be enough dub music. Seen.

Yes indeed!!!

January 31, 2018 11:35 am
Q-Rosh wrote:

Good vibes. There cannot be enough dub music. Seen.

miraclemiles wrote:
Q-Rosh wrote:

Good vibes. There cannot be enough dub music. Seen.

Yes indeed!!!

Thank you guys. Indeed, some rhythms need to receive some more love around here smile


February 1, 2018 11:42 am

Not bad. It's an easy way of constructing a song that usually produces adequate results, so there's no shame in it.

February 15, 2018 4:08 am

February 15, 2018 10:14 am
kaedo sevaada wrote:

Beautiful!


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