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By miraclemiles on May 31, 2020 10:17 pm

Created with the constraint this week of only using samples created to benefit Covid relief.

That sounds cooler, and harder, than it is. I just created using samples from the Noiiz "Project Unity" pack which has about 10 GB of samples from dozens of creator, and the donations gathered to download the pack go to Covid relief causes. Good idea, great they did that, and lots of good sounds to dig through in there.
I cheated a little though. There's a Max for Live synth I use for bass and kind of lead that's from the Max for Cats Stray Cats pack. Tried to be in F minor, as some samples were in F minor. Samples are drums, a vocal, flute, synth.
Started a bit late, feeling a little mellow, and this reflects that. Also was feeling a little abstract in the head space ... so there's that too.

I was ready for something mellow because I also spent some time this week putting together a song and video of a collaboration with coworkers where we all played the song "Wash" I posted here for Week 16. The bosses have been asking for this sort of thing to share what co-workers are doing in quarantine. This version has fellow Weekly Beater and co-worker License on monologue bass, samples and Bastly Thyme effects. Blowing and melting minds with that thing! I played drums and Push keys. We shared it in an all company Zoom call. Fun times. Video here on my YouTube channel where there are also new videos for songs from my EP Return to Start.

Hope everyone is doing good out there!

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

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June 1, 2020 6:35 pm

Cool that the samples are benefiting Covid relief.  Definitely some interesting sounds here and they're put to good use.  Sounds like you actually have some pretty cool bosses/co-workers, too.

June 1, 2020 7:19 pm

Hey nice video on YouTube, really jazzy jam session. This is a cool abstract piece as well. very different sound wit hall the samples.  But those little synth licks are what really cuts through shiny and bright! Also the percussion is pretty dope!

June 2, 2020 3:38 am

Sounds great! Like how the disjointed chaos still has an overall mellow vibe... It's a yes from me haha smile

June 3, 2020 12:25 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

Cool that the samples are benefiting Covid relief.  Definitely some interesting sounds here and they're put to good use.  Sounds like you actually have some pretty cool bosses/co-workers, too.

Thanks, yeah pretty good crew of people here at this software company. I'm glad they were able to stay open! A few weeks back that tried to do a sing along on an all company zoom call ... that didn't go so well (no one sang along), but cool they tried something I guess.

NWSPR wrote:

Hey nice video on YouTube, really jazzy jam session. This is a cool abstract piece as well. very different sound wit hall the samples.  But those little synth licks are what really cuts through shiny and bright! Also the percussion is pretty dope!

Thanks much - we had fun with that little session! Fun with these different samples too, glad you liked the synth, I've been loving that one, I think I need to go jam on it more now!

Podling wrote:

Sounds great! Like how the disjointed chaos still has an overall mellow vibe... It's a yes from me haha smile

Right on, glad you're a "yes" smile ... yeah sometimes there's order in the chaos maybe, hopefully!

June 3, 2020 7:05 pm

all the sounds are very nice!  great that you are doing something to help the world, literally through your music, nonetheless!

also funny/fitting that the piece incorporated a video call, because that's our life these days smile  nice job!

June 5, 2020 2:42 am

Cool idea for a sample pack, some great sounds in hear (just realized I typed hear and not here, I'll go with that like I meant it), really like the lurching beat and the crisp clap.

June 5, 2020 2:17 pm

Great sample manipulation, I like how you used gaps and silence to control the rhythm.

June 8, 2020 3:29 am

This is really pretty. I love the sparseness, lots of room to breathe and drink in the lovely textures. That disintegrating organ chord is really tasty. Almost getting some Mark Van Hoen or Seefeel vibes from this.

June 9, 2020 7:56 am

a crispy and tasty song. great sample manipulations.

June 12, 2020 8:41 pm
orangedrink wrote:

all the sounds are very nice!  great that you are doing something to help the world, literally through your music, nonetheless!

also funny/fitting that the piece incorporated a video call, because that's our life these days smile  nice job!

Thank you! Wish I could do more sometimes, but we do what we can. Thanks for checking out the video, that was fun, I want to try more remote sessions like that.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Cool idea for a sample pack, some great sounds in hear (just realized I typed hear and not here, I'll go with that like I meant it), really like the lurching beat and the crisp clap.

Yeah, they had good idea with that, glad they did that. Lol, yeah "hear" works! Lurching is perfect descriptor for that beat, nice. Thanks!

hieme wrote:

Great sample manipulation, I like how you used gaps and silence to control the rhythm.

Thanks, yeah, gotta remember and respect the silence sometimes.

license wrote:

This is really pretty. I love the sparseness, lots of room to breathe and drink in the lovely textures. That disintegrating organ chord is really tasty. Almost getting some Mark Van Hoen or Seefeel vibes from this.

Hey - thanks so much. It's kind of rare my stuff has a lot of room to breathe, gotta think about that more often. Space and silence to fill the space, good takeaways here. I'll have to check out those artists, cheers!

Q-Rosh wrote:

a crispy and tasty song. great sample manipulations.

Thanks very much! crispy and tasty, I think I'm hungry now smile

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