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Under special circumstances

By laguna on March 1, 2020 11:54 pm

This took me about 3 days of hard work. It's still rough on the edges, specially the sound, but I run out of time.

Just an old (maybe "classic") 90's Yamaha RM1x groovebox, sequenced via MIDI by Renoise running on Linux.

I dreamed I could bring a piece of Detroit to my speakers. The title... totally random.

No post processing. Just the sound of the box, straight to the soundcard. All mixing and EQ is done messing with the internal adjustments, so this one is kind of "in the (groove)box".

*( Actually I applied a small limiter under Audacity because I had clipping and hadn't enough time to re-record it. Believe me, I just gained a couple of db's using the compressor/limiter preset at -4 db threshold / 1,8/1 ratio )

I'm sure this one could sound crispier and clearer splitting the tracks and applying some needed sidechain (the low dumble is all over the place) but, on the other hand, I feel kinda proud of getting the best sound I could in that moment.

Expect a video of the groovebox and a couple of pictures as soon as possible. Maybe tomorrow I can shot the whole thing. I really need your knowledge about some weirdness: the recordings from the box are asymetrical (top to bottom), like it could not generate high frequencies if the output voltage is positive.

Anyway, I'll post everything real soon. Now I definitely should be sleeping (I'm on duty).

Please excuse me if I haven't answered all your comments. It's been hard to get some spare time lately (You know: life, work, the laundry, aliens... you name it!)

Stay tuned and thanks a lot for dropping by. Have a great week, wherever you are around our planet!

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March 2, 2020 12:50 am

stellar, really dig the groove! feelin' it!

March 2, 2020 1:20 am

I’m lucky if I can put in 3 hours on making tunes so far this year.

March 2, 2020 6:50 pm

The beats are fantastic. The synths so nice. The hard work was worth it. love it.

March 3, 2020 3:58 pm

Awesome dude! Dig the sounds here, nice work making this all "in the box" big_smile

March 4, 2020 7:08 pm

GROOVY BABY

March 4, 2020 8:04 pm

March 5, 2020 3:58 pm

Excellent groove to the drums indeed and enjoyed that bassline when it comes in soloed.  Nice work!

March 8, 2020 5:47 pm

Cool sounds and groove. This is fun for me because I lusted hard for an RM1X for years ('99 to '06 or so) but never got one.

I really need your knowledge about some weirdness: the recordings from the box are asymetrical (top to bottom), like it could not generate high frequencies if the output voltage is positive.


I believe for what you're describing you just need to DC filter it. This is like basically high pass filter set to a super low (I think subsonic) frequency. It should bring everything back to the middle.

March 14, 2020 10:47 am

nice beats! yep sounds like there may be some dc offset, most DAWs have a "zero offset" tool...(sometimes found under the "normalize" tool)

March 16, 2020 10:32 pm

You sure know how to get a huge sound from a small box! Excellent beats, top layers are deliciously crisp and you've got that low end nice and full! heart

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