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Cali Outro

By N_ronvaldez on April 7, 2024 11:27 pm

Okay i am back for another quarter of WeeklyBeats.com.

[blah blah blah, I've been (passively) psychotic, have been starting but not finishing anything for the last several weeks blah blah blah.]

Stuff that went into this track includes the Roland SoundCanvas, a graphical score doodled at work, Synplant 2, the recently-released Amigo plugin, and parallel fx using SunVox. Independently quantizing separate (prearranged) voices through different grain sizes on SunVox's pitch shifter creates unique swing values that can be phrased in various ways over the course of loops, i guess.

Hopefully the dynamics on this one don't suck, i gainstaged and did all the fx concurrently thru earbuds in the kitchen. Some of the samples i'd exported from Ableton were synthesized in my bedroom where there's an air purifier constantly running so i realized i had to really work on diffusing some of them probably.

Audio works licensed by author under:
CC0 Creative Commons Zero (Public Domain)

WOW such a wild surprise at the end.

loved it.

this is like a train ride underground - into a mine shaft, and then you get there, and it's a

....surprise birthday party???

and everyone is joyfully chatting and laughing


that was my experience with this track

orangedrink wrote:

that was my experience with this track

Aw, great! Glad to hear, & thanks for listening!

Welcome back! Cool track. These types of complex, glitchy, percussive beats really fascinate me, it sounds difficult to get that effect.

How'd you make the "hi hat" sound?

pineapple_dan wrote:

it sounds difficult to get that effect.

Thanks for listening, Dan! I'm just brute-force wingin it!

Drum Bender wrote:

How'd you make the "hi hat" sound?

So, Synplant 2 has a feature where you can import an audio sample and it will attempt to recreate it as a 2-oscillator (+ FM) synth patch. In this case I fed it two separate ADSR/MIDI instances of a reverse-cymbal roll with ride-cymbal transients:
• https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QDe6XOC7BF6LjyG4_145uN9jKEmP8MWX/view?usp=drivesdk
• https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iIEBClXuqgfuRcBg1I2ZqlO0e8RKK2qX/view?usp=drivesdk

And tinkered with/exported these two synth patches:
• https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WUFrdjAoIU9BFCkD80mTDYqiKHYB953c/view?usp=drivesdk
• https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Nm6tSL9i13XqNnRVU_DB172kGGOuZxAa/view?usp=drivesdk

which were each themselves split into two variations using Amigo's ADSR/downsampling/timestretch/playback parameters.

Lastly, here's the FX chains i used in SunVox to sculpt their "final" WeeklyBeats-grade forms:
• https://youtu.be/OJUBR8_I8TM?si=_8LLUU9LbHJJnM31

(I guess the video uploaded in 240p... i used pitch-shifter + compressor + reverb + EQ in one chain, and echo + pitch-shifter + EQ in the other).

tasty sounds and fun ending!

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