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All These Machines

By miraclemiles on February 28, 2016 9:40 pm

This week I took a fun and weird little trip with some "machines," which contrary to what the sample I used says, aren't very much alike ... or are they?
Origin: Sat down one day thinking "space funk" (probably had some P-Funk on the brain). Tapped out a bass and drum part and liked the laid back, almost behind the beat feel to it (I think at some point I quantized a little as it was too behind the beat). Then brought this to a live jam with guitarist AM Faulks who riffed along while I noodled around on the Push. A little later I took the guitar parts he played, chopped, warped, tweaked and some of which are heard here. To add more space to the funk, or funk to the space, I used this opportunity to try out some new sounds. Included here are: "Mom's Piano", and the Korg Minilogue sampled free packs from Afro DJ Mac (www.afrodjmac.com/). Also heard: the Microtron sampled instruments from Puremagnetik (http://puremagnetik.com/post/85909426905/microtron-xl-mellotron-ableton-live-pack-kontakt-nki-key which are pretty darn awesome, can't wait to play with those more.
Drums and basses from core Ableton packs: British vintage, 808, 606, Electrified, Basses: Collision, Jun-0.
Wanted to do some sort of space funk vocals but never got it done so I tweaked and chopped up the "machines" sample that I found on sampleswap.org originally taken from an old typing instruction record.
It gets crowded in here at times and while I like the chaos, I'm trying to learn more about de-cluttering frequencies to make everything sound better. Slowly learning those mastering and polishing tricks as the weeks roll on.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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February 29, 2016 3:45 am

wow, this is superfreakin' great!

March 1, 2016 5:25 pm

You nailed the space funk vibe on this one. Looking forward to playing this on a decent system.

March 2, 2016 7:49 pm
george bowles wrote:

wow, this is superfreakin' great!

Thanks very much!

March 2, 2016 7:51 pm
license wrote:

You nailed the space funk vibe on this one. Looking forward to playing this on a decent system.

Thanks! I made this with headphones only, I should probably try and hear on good system too.

March 3, 2016 7:56 pm

Supremely, astoundingly disorienting. It's like taking a bunch of cold medicine with three TVs and six radios all on--and I mean that in a good way.

March 4, 2016 10:06 pm

That's great! What a strange, funky vibe. Loved the Mellotron chorus sounds.

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