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Weeklybeats 2016 was a 52 week long music project in which artists composed and publicly released 1 song a week for the entire year. Enjoy this archive of over 3,700 music compositions by over 260 artists.
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By louisbullock on February 16, 2016 8:33 am

Feeling pretty inspired by Burial and Volor Flex at the moment. Y'know what though? I can't be arsed fishing around for foley and noise fx all the time, so the noise in this is my laptop fan. Maybe I'll add rain fx one day, or maybe not, I should focus on my own sound and aesthetic.

Tell me if you're feeling this one.

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February 23, 2016 7:42 pm

Really digging the chordal part here, the good noise, deep bass...nice stuff  I'm getting some odd crackles, though--not sure if that's part of the effects--and it seems like there's a heavy lean to the right channel. Ah, here's some audio on the left to balance it out.  Are you happy with that balance?  Also, what about the crackles?  Those notwithstanding,  I really like both the intro and the beat-oriented section.

February 28, 2016 10:49 am

Hey @onezero smile Yeah I sometimes get left and right balancing going a bit odd at times, but I've been recently thinking I want to make things feel like they're using the stereo space a bit simply (Beatles style panning), not to such extremes as such. I've found myself losing interest in pieces that are too central if you get me.

Yep I think if I'm to work on this more I gotta layer more crackles, fill up the upper frequency part of the spectrum more, and look into some rain and radio chatter. For this one I used just a computer fan and some iPhone recordings, but they're certainly not as interesting as they could be.

I had some noise being triggered on the drum transients as well, very subtle to make it feel more organic.

I think as well I find myself switching up any overall panning/leaning of instruments sometimes, as the left can feel boring at times, and others, the right. Perhaps its me getting tired of the West's left-to-right preference. Same goes for placement of sounds, sometimes the left can feel too expected for me, the right seems not used as much. I think you get what I mean, though the thinking is a bit left field.

Are you also saying there could be more crackle fx? I think you're right.

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