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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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Second Wind

By mattnida on January 17, 2016 2:13 pm

So this week I had planned to do a bit more work with my Volcas, but I ended up getting sidetracked by Reaktor 6 (which I upgraded to as soon as it was released, but never got round to using). I finally ended up getting my head around building a custom synth from scratch (using the awesome new Blocks functionality), so ended up making my own sequenced synth with lots of LFOs (and a built in sequencer) to keep the sound evolving and interesting.

There's two channels on this project - one is my custom Reaktor synth doing its thing, the other is some drums and percussion from the Korg Volca Sample (which really is a fast and intuitive way to get a drum track going). A light bit of compression and EQ in Ableton, and that it.

Really enjoyed putting this together - hope you get a kick out of listening to it as well! And thanks for all the lovely comments on last week's track. It's good to be back!

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike (BY-NC-SA)

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January 18, 2016 12:42 am

I've had the Volca Sample for a couple of months, with no time to load new stuff on it. This one's really inspiring, after I see how you manage to get that fat and solid sound from such a sparse setup (hardware speaking).

I'm sure this one will work really well in a club context smile

January 18, 2016 3:20 am

January 18, 2016 11:11 pm

Straight up cool. Great stuff!

January 19, 2016 12:36 pm

Lately I've been playing quite some electro (Fantasy Records, Frustrated Funk, ...) I would totally put this one in my mixes. Like it a lot!

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