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Tumbao

By laguna on February 11, 2018 11:54 pm

Well, first of all, this hasn't any "tumbao" feeling at all, I'm afraid, but just 10 minutes before the deadline I couldn't came with a better title. Not honoring the afrocuban rhythmical tradition, I'm afraid, thouht I think the swing is kinda neat.

I just came off-duty yesterday, and after attending some family matters, almost zero time for music this week, so I tossed this really quick one less than three hours before the deadline. Pretty repetitive I know, it's just a sort of "long bassline" but... maybe adding some melodies here and there it could become something.

I've got now a couple of weeks off-duty so I could be back with the music, I hope. Sorry for not hanging out in the comments section latety. I've got lot of songs to catch up!!!

Peace, everybody. Have a great week smile

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February 12, 2018 1:27 am

Very nice bed, lots of good energy.

February 12, 2018 9:07 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Very nice bed, lots of good energy.

Thanks Jim! I'm happy with the beat, though I feel the track is really naked and could use some variety or melody, but the foundations are good enough smile

Here's another nice bed wink

February 12, 2018 9:45 am

These sounds are all so effective! love the rhythms and the synths

February 12, 2018 12:04 pm

It definitely has potential to be greater. Do you have any plans for it?

February 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Abludo wrote:

These sounds are all so effective! love the rhythms and the synths

Thanks Abludo! I dug some of my own presets, for this kind of situations. After years of starting from scratch, I finally save some preset banks and share them between hardware and software instruments

Devieus wrote:

It definitely has potential to be greater. Do you have any plans for it?

Thank you Devious. It would be cool to revisit this one in a few weeks time. I think the foundations are good. Anyway, those few weeks will be here any minute, so better be planning now smile


February 12, 2018 3:31 pm

Awesome groove! Very nice, Laguna!

February 12, 2018 4:44 pm
cfurrow wrote:

Awesome groove! Very nice, Laguna!

Thank you man! I hope I could "go somewhere" with this one, having more time smile A groove worth saving ...


February 13, 2018 5:22 pm

I hope you’ll invest some more work in this one.
Although that may steal from your future masterpieces.

February 14, 2018 1:22 am
E-dub wrote:

I hope you’ll invest some more work in this one.
Although that may steal from your future masterpieces.

Thank you Edmond. Well, not because of the "masterpiece" thing, but I'm lately pretty short on time. Of course, you've got the same time as me and you come with cool lyrics plus the music, so I think I have to follow your example smile

February 16, 2018 6:14 am

Synth sounds great and nice beat, with the little time you had this sounds really good, maybe a little repetitive compared to your usual stuff, but what can you do, excited to hear what’s coming next now that you have more time

February 16, 2018 2:47 pm

Suhweet beat!  I like how the drums sit in the mix (with their swing), almost like you're playing a kit in a warehouse.  A chill bass n drum track smile

February 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Jason Nijjer wrote:

Synth sounds great and nice beat, with the little time you had this sounds really good, maybe a little repetitive compared to your usual stuff, but what can you do, excited to hear what’s coming next now that you have more time


Indeed, I felt it was quite incomplete, and I had no time or my usual "cut here and there" rhythm tricks, though I feel it has some potential to develop it further smile

Thanks for the feedback, as usual, Jason smile

Tone Matrix wrote:

Suhweet beat!  I like how the drums sit in the mix (with their swing), almost like you're playing a kit in a warehouse.  A chill bass n drum track smile

I usually leave some gaps or use breaks which are not perfectly pitched so they won't fit exactly in the bar. This way, I can program them in the grid and they still retain some swing wink

More swing here...


February 16, 2018 8:16 pm

This song makes me wonder if there will breakdancing in the cyberpunk dystopian future. Good work!

March 5, 2018 12:51 am
ecso wrote:

This song makes me wonder if there will breakdancing in the cyberpunk dystopian future. Good work!

Whoah, I guess there's always a place for breakdancing, Sir wink Thanks for listening, Ecso. I'm really diggin' your music!

April 1, 2018 12:32 pm

I Love this piece, it has a very positive´n funky atmosphere

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