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Smarter

By miraclemiles on November 22, 2020 11:59 pm

I've been wanting to incorporate the tongue drum into a kind of laid-back hip-hop beat. I have also been wanting to play and record the drum set since it's been too long. So started out putting in simple beat on the Circuit, then playing along with the tongue drum. Did that in the dining room, so picked up the family talking about stuff, and eventually telling me to stop (bedtime), which was fun. Then played along with that beat on drum set and recorded audio/video of that as well. Then added bassline and some bloopy sounds on the Circuit. Converted tongue drum to midi for some clavinet and arturias mini-moog emulation soft-synth (the deep rich pad). Vocals through new toy, TC-Helicon talkbox pedal. Trying it out still, can get a talkbox voice sound with no tube in the mouth, plus some other vocodery sounds. Fun. Some gibberish words, then something about getting smarter everyday. Wishful thinking? True statement, we hope smile Used the Circuit as carrier for that. Captured video for most of this. Going to pull that together now, will add here soon!
Thanks for listening. In the home stretch of the year here!

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November 23, 2020 6:32 pm

This is history live. I am glad to share it. Killerbeats and monumental sounds. LOOOVVE it.

November 23, 2020 10:15 pm

Awesome drums and the crazy vocal effects are great.  It's fun to be able to see you making them on the video.  That talkbox thing sounds like a really cool toy.

November 24, 2020 6:06 pm

You've got some crazy sounds going, don't stop now.

November 27, 2020 8:23 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

This is history live. I am glad to share it. Killerbeats and monumental sounds. LOOOVVE it.

Thank you so much! Awesome comment to read smile. Glad you are hear to share with, looking forward to listening to your latest creations!

CosmicCairns wrote:

Awesome drums and the crazy vocal effects are great.  It's fun to be able to see you making them on the video.  That talkbox thing sounds like a really cool toy.

Thanks, glad you liked! Appreciate hearing the video was fun too. They add a little work, but its been a cool learning process.


Devieus wrote:

You've got some crazy sounds going, don't stop now.

Thanks for comment. I do like me some crazy sounds! "Don't stop now" is a great comment, thanks for that. I think most creators could stand to hear that sometimes.

November 27, 2020 8:54 pm

Acoustic drums are great with some saturation. smile Nice track.

November 29, 2020 9:50 pm

Beats sound fantastic, that tongue drum just has such a unique sound, nice smooth yet deep bass, and yes love the crazy sounds.

November 29, 2020 10:42 pm

The boombap drums here are really sick. You got the most interesting sound selection I've heard here.

November 30, 2020 2:19 am

I missed this kind of musical experimentation last week. Glad to have it back this week! Really cool sounds, man.

December 1, 2020 1:37 pm

Excellent funky drums that had me finger drumming along on my desk.  The tongue drum sounds great and fits so nicely with that synth bass.  Nice work! 

December 22, 2020 10:39 pm
djippy wrote:

Acoustic drums are great with some saturation. smile Nice track.

Thanks much. Yes to saturation! I gotta remember to add that more ... acoustic drums are tricky (especially with just a mic or two), but trying to use them more often!

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Beats sound fantastic, that tongue drum just has such a unique sound, nice smooth yet deep bass, and yes love the crazy sounds.

Thank you, that's great to hear, I plan on doing more like this!

danju wrote:

The boombap drums here are really sick. You got the most interesting sound selection I've heard here.

Wow - that's really cool to hear that, thanks. Appreciate that and glad you like this beat and sounds!

hent03 wrote:

I missed this kind of musical experimentation last week. Glad to have it back this week! Really cool sounds, man.

Back for some experimentation. It's fun! More to come, always!

Tone Matrix wrote:

Excellent funky drums that had me finger drumming along on my desk.  The tongue drum sounds great and fits so nicely with that synth bass.  Nice work!

Passed the drumming on the desk test! That's good. Whenever I drum along with a song I know there's something right!

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