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By miraclemiles on June 28, 2020 11:36 pm

Went digging through the archives for songs I wanted to polish up and someday release. Settled on this 2016 weekly beats song Onyx Drop that my Creatures Once collaborator and I both liked. It had a little of his guitar in it, so thought I'd try to bring that out a little more and see what else I could do to it. Slowed it down a little, did vocal stuff through Organelle. Some of those sound like voices, others like synths or just weirdness. Ended up saying something about power within, which made me feel good so in it went. This uses an instrument that came with Live (I think) called Pipe and Tube Percussion which was one of my faves when I was getting into all this in 2016 - its a sample of an ABS pipe with nice chain of Saturator and delays. Juno sampled bass, as well as the plugin version of Novation Bass Station. Drums some 606 samples, acoustic British Vintage kit and Electrified kit from from various Live packs. Then percussion. Beat on the djembe, talking drum and cajon. My hands hurt, and my timing is not as good as I think it is, according the the computer. But we humans are never quite good enough for those darn computers. In retrospect it may be a little too much percussion, but gotta have some fun. More arrangement and mix tweaks, and it's one step closer ...

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June 29, 2020 3:38 am

Never let the computer tell you aren't good enough! I dig all the tippity tappity bits, especially the detuned ones.

June 29, 2020 11:23 pm

I was actually going to say how much I liked the percussion when I got to the part about it possibly being too much.  Nah, the percussion is huge and really makes this I think.  I especially like the static-like super distorted sound on some of the vocals also.

June 30, 2020 8:35 pm

This is fingerlicking good. You are a genius in layering percussions.

July 3, 2020 7:30 pm

Never too much percussion!  I love layers of drums and percussion, fun vocals and great use of effects on the vocals.

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