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Driftwood

By miraclemiles on July 8, 2018 9:25 pm

Another kind of blank slate week, wasn't sure what to do. I knew I wanted to use some recordings of me tapping on some driftwood and rocks I recorded near Nelson, British Columbia, Canada where I was for few days this week (sure love that area, glad I live close). There's usually some bear sightings, but none this year. I know they were listening to my beats though smile.

So those rock and driftwood recordings start and ends the song. Then in keeping with the idea of hitting things, I recorded track playing the Cajon, and sliced into some more tracks, pitched up a couple so sounds like more Cajons. As I started playing around, this African Adungu sample pack/instrument for Live caught my ear so I played the lead line on that. Did quick Kaoss pad vocoder vocal. Wanted to do more vox but didn't have time. There's a few drum tracks but main one is on Live 10's new 64 pad Jazz kit, which I love the cymbals, so went cymbal heavy on that. And on we go.

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July 9, 2018 12:29 pm

big_smile Nice that dancing bear fit's so amazingliy good.
I love it when the vocoder comes in...
Lets make them dance big_smile

July 9, 2018 3:29 pm

This is some wide-ranging world music. Much liked.

July 9, 2018 7:37 pm

The rhythms are infectious and the vocoder sounds awesome.

July 9, 2018 9:21 pm

Super intense! That kaos vocoder track brings out a funky dimension. Sounds like an orchestra of sounds with some eastern influence, African, and western sounds. Great groove!

July 9, 2018 10:48 pm
theGuen wrote:

big_smile Nice that dancing bear fit's so amazingliy good.
I love it when the vocoder comes in...
Lets make them dance big_smile

Oh yeah, lets make all the creatures dance! Thanks!

Jim Wood wrote:

This is some wide-ranging world music. Much liked.

Mucho Gracias! Love some me some global sounds, glad you liked.

CosmicCairns wrote:

The rhythms are infectious and the vocoder sounds awesome.

Thanks, glad you thought so! I usually assume if groove is infectious to me, others may get infected too.

NWSPR wrote:

Super intense! That kaos vocoder track brings out a funky dimension. Sounds like an orchestra of sounds with some eastern influence, African, and western sounds. Great groove!

Nice to hear that, thanks! Sounds like the vocoder was well-liked all around, good thing I kept it in, I almost thought it didn't fit, but had to keep it. Yeah when I have some global kind of influences, nice to try and not have it sound like one particular place.

July 10, 2018 9:43 am

Hitting things with sticks always works. Also, that's a pretty intense harp.

July 10, 2018 9:07 pm

This is awesome, I have really enjoyed this worldy vibe you've been on for a bit.  those cymbals sound gorgeous, I just recently got live 10, will have to try them out!  this sounded really fun to make as well.

July 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Devieus wrote:

Hitting things with sticks always works. Also, that's a pretty intense harp.

Ha, yes indeed, hitting things with sticks very satisfying. thanks for listening!

orangedrink wrote:

This is awesome, I have really enjoyed this worldy vibe you've been on for a bit.  those cymbals sound gorgeous, I just recently got live 10, will have to try them out!  this sounded really fun to make as well.

Thanks a lot, glad to hear you liked! More to come in that global vain for sure. I'm loving Live 10 - are you using Push yet? Makes these 64 pad kits a lot of fun.

July 15, 2018 9:41 pm

Another fun track, like the use of different instrumentation, I’ve lived in Alberta my entire life and I still haven’t seen a bear, the bears in Nelson probably got into the wrong “weeds”

July 16, 2018 3:05 am
miraclemiles wrote:

I'm loving Live 10 - are you using Push yet? Makes these 64 pad kits a lot of fun.

I am!  64 pad kits!?!??!?  Whoa!  I have yet to try that out!

July 17, 2018 12:06 am
Jason Nijjer wrote:

Another fun track, like the use of different instrumentation, I’ve lived in Alberta my entire life and I still haven’t seen a bear, the bears in Nelson probably got into the wrong “weeds”

Ha! Yes, they probably did, there's some of those "weeds" up in the valleys. We were staying in town of New Denver on Slocan lake. When we've been there later in the year, we've seen bears roaming through town! Met some nice Calgary folks this year, will have to visit there some day too.

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