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Take the Chance

By miraclemiles on September 16, 2018 11:57 pm

Started creating this with thinking some kind of power pop rock thing, with a 1, 4, 5 type progression, something I've never done but thought I might enjoy. So my attempt at that is the "chorus" in this. Used a power chord guitar instrument built by Afro DJ Mac to build the guitar part. Get to press one pad on the Push and get a power chord, neat. Bass is my current favorite, made with Wavetable. After doubting the validity of that power pop part, I jammed some more and came up with the "verses" for this, something a bit more like what I would usually do. Just to make life difficult, I changed keys during the "verse" jam from G minor (the chorus) to Eb minor. So they sound a bit different, but decided to put them in the same song, why not. In the verse parts I found this MFL Pluggo device called Super Strum to chop up the power chords. For transition from the disparate parts, I tried something also have been eager to try - some noisey riser type transition and drop into chorus. Improvised some quick vocals, put some in vocoded and dry. I'll call it a good week if I try something new and have a little fun in the process.

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September 17, 2018 2:23 am

I like the changeups.  Whatever that high pitched synth sound is that kind of flies in and out is really cool.  Actually the whole thing is pretty sweet.  Nice job.

September 17, 2018 4:32 pm

Cool transitions between the different sections especially with the panning fx.  Nice work!

September 18, 2018 3:22 pm

All that thinking/prep work really paid off. Excellent.

September 18, 2018 9:01 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

I like the changeups.  Whatever that high pitched synth sound is that kind of flies in and out is really cool.  Actually the whole thing is pretty sweet.  Nice job.

Thanks very much!, glad the changeups didn't sound too extreme. I think that sound you like is the power chord samples put through a max for live device that chops them up, plus maybe some magic happening in there that was mostly a happy accident I think.

Tone Matrix wrote:

Cool transitions between the different sections especially with the panning fx.  Nice work!

Thank you. appreciate the listen and comment. I love a fun transition, the anticipation!!

Jim Wood wrote:

All that thinking/prep work really paid off. Excellent.

Thank you! Was hoping to get that across in my description, that I did almost as much thinking throughout the week as I did actually producing. Sometimes the thinking is as good as the doing, I've heard that before, and heard of many books on the topic, but I suppose I believe its true now.

September 22, 2018 6:05 am

fuuuuun!

December 3, 2018 1:07 am
kaedo sevaada wrote:

fuuuuun!

WOOO yEAH! Thats the feeling!

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