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Tiger Bunny

By miraclemiles on March 18, 2018 8:42 pm

Another name from my 9 year old. He looks around my music room and combined things he sees while we critique the song. There's a tiger and a bunny in there, so there we have it. When he said it though, it reminded me a bit of the the ebb and flow of this tune. It never gets as ferocious as a tiger, or perhaps as soft as bunny, but its a story about a new hybrid animal. A Tiger Bunny. One who is on some sort of journey. The kind that only Tiger Bunnies can go on and sing about in their language.

On the process and creation: Nice to try and have routine. My brain resists routine, but they are helpful. Like past few weeks, started this on Tuesday night. It's a tradition now. Actually found time to noodle around a couple other nights during the week, but find that being tired from a work day doesn't always lead to much creative output, but there's usually a little nugget in there. For getting started, it's been really helpful to have a default project in Live that loads sounds that I like so I can just start creating and not worry about picking sounds and shifting gears from creating to sound design. Wanted to play around with some of the Korg Monologue samples I used a few weeks back in Return to Start track. Started with those, and they can be heard in the beginning and end of song. I wanted play with some changes in mood and some changes in intensity. I think I achieved it a bit. One thing I had a lot of fun with and has a lot of potential is taking the same drum beat, duplicating one onto a new track with different sounds, then starting one of them a sixteenth note (or some other amount) after the other to achieve more poly rhythmic, stuttery affect. Tried to play with that to get some tension and release. Sliced a sample of me playing live drums up and added that for some more drum fills. Also enjoyed recording outputs of an arpeggiated sound into audio on new track, then converting that audio into drums, and harmonies to use on other instruments, and pitch down for basslines. Kind of recycling one idea vs. needing to come up with more. Once again get to the weekend with a lot of sounds to work with, different directions to go in, and it can be hard to make decisions. Is it a tiger or bunny? Keep as much as I can and keep it all. Played around with vocals processed through the Kaoss pad again, as well as through Izotope Vocalsynth plugin, which is powerful but I haven't gotten comfortable with it yet. Certainly not as fun as playing with the Kaoss pad. Did a lot of slicing vocals and other instruments  and samples and tapping out new parts.
Resisted the urge to make it a Cumbia influenced track. Stay focussed.




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March 19, 2018 10:30 am

This is a sweet dangerous animal song indeed. I remember my honey shark WB2016 had the same motive.

March 19, 2018 3:24 pm

Tiger Bunny indeed: playful yet faintly ominous (that ground bass pattern).

March 20, 2018 10:39 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

This is a sweet dangerous animal song indeed. I remember my honey shark WB2016 had the same motive.

Thanks you! Honey Shark does sound sweet and dangourous, I'll have to check that one out.

Jim Wood wrote:

Tiger Bunny indeed: playful yet faintly ominous (that ground bass pattern).

Thanks! Glad got that, yeah that bass part does feel ominous. Almost kept the whole vibe that way but I like the sweet too much I guess.

March 20, 2018 11:02 pm

Just the right amount of sweet and scary.  Like I imagine a Tiger Bunny might be.  It has a really nice flow as well.

March 22, 2018 10:43 am

Lovely synths.

March 23, 2018 12:42 pm

Absolutely grogeous the way the strings come in over that techy beat heart Really reminds me of the dreamy tunes on VoicedOut's channel on youtube. Would love to hear more in this style! Really great work heart heart heart

March 25, 2018 9:54 pm

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March 26, 2018 2:00 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

Just the right amount of sweet and scary.  Like I imagine a Tiger Bunny might be.  It has a really nice flow as well.

Thanks for listening - embracing that good ole sweet and scare flow smile

Devieus wrote:

Lovely synths.

Thanks!

hieme wrote:

Absolutely grogeous the way the strings come in over that techy beat <3 Really reminds me of the dreamy tunes on VoicedOut's channel on youtube. Would love to hear more in this style! Really great work <3 <3 <3

Thank you! I'll have to check that out, thanks for the tip, and for listening, glad you liked it.

March 26, 2018 2:02 am
kaedo sevaada wrote:

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Those two know what's up! Thanks!


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