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By onezero on May 6, 2018 9:16 pm

Job search comes to a close; starting a new contract gig tomorrow.  Thank you for all the good vibes and well wishes!

This week's track started when I heard a track from the Shields/Eno collaboration, and thinking that I kind of wanted to hear what I was subliminally expecting.  So I made what I was expecting.  First I started with a simple drum beat to keep the pulse (drum rack of acoustic session single-hit drums), and then put down four tracks of Res-O-Glas guitar...but sent the output to the return channels only instead of going to master.  Return channels were two convolution reverbs (one of them the Fort Worden cistern, another a medium sized room), Echo (on Dub Syndicate preset), and a straight channel to blend in a touch of unprocessed signal. 

Three of the Res-O tracks are chordal, heavy on the Bigsby, while one is a little ostinato, which I then reversed for the first half.  Two Res-O tracks got hard tremolo, auto-filter distortion, and cabinet simulation, while the first two just went to the sends. I also put down a track of Heit Deluxe in Turkish baglama tuning, wobbling the neck a lot while playing.  That one is a bit more present in the mix, since a touch of it goes through the clean send. 

I also tracked Epi bass, giving it a touch of room sound, and auto-filter to roll off deep lows.  Drum rack went through Drum Buss, and while I at first gave it a hard tremolo, opted to take that off again.  I waffled on putting drums on at all, so went with a lot of rests in there...but what the hell; put on drums.  (At the last minute, I also put M4L Humanizer on the drums as well.)

Auto-pan on all guitars, and Full-Chain Master on the output. 

This week's element is argon, used in light bulbs, so I named the track after Byron the Bulb from Gravity's Rainbow.

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May 7, 2018 3:00 am

great news!!!  this piece is gorgeous! 

brother the lights are working wink

May 7, 2018 5:54 am

Yes great news, congrats. Delicious track!! Love it

May 7, 2018 10:01 pm

Yes, congrats on the gig. As kaedro said, incandescent piece!

May 8, 2018 1:53 am
kaedo sevaada wrote:

great news!!!  this piece is gorgeous! 

brother the lights are working wink

Thank you, Emily!  High praise!

Podling wrote:

Yes great news, congrats. Delicious track!! Love it

Thank you!  Glad you like it!

Jim Wood wrote:

Yes, congrats on the gig. As kaedro said, incandescent piece!

Thank you!  And thank you for the well-wishes!

Entering a period of intense learning now...

May 8, 2018 6:48 pm

Ayy congratulations! Great to hear that you got that sorted out heart
Ooo, the tune this week is sick. The ambience reminds me of Hammock, and those drums fit perfectly. Somehow this fits with the theme of argon really well. I'm seeing deserts as the Sun disappears beneath the cliffs in the distance heart

May 9, 2018 4:25 pm

One of my favorites so far, really.  Sounds great

May 13, 2018 10:27 pm

ditto, this is one of my favorites this year of your work.  downloaded!

May 13, 2018 10:30 pm

(congrats on the job!)

May 21, 2018 8:51 pm

Brilliant track! Great work on the guitar ambience.
And congrats on the new job!

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