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By onezero on August 2, 2020 11:46 pm

Definitely an edit-heavy piece. I had a few syncopated drums in mind earlier in the week, and put some down every now and again (initially 606 samples, but then I switched it to the 64-pad Jazz Kit drum rack). Friday night I added a few more, and...didn't have a lot of time to track much of anything until late Saturday night, when I tracked Res-O-Glas guitar through the Vox Wah, and Epiphone P-J bass Sunday. Then...a bunch of edits and collage work, duplicating one of the guitar tracks and putting snippets backwards. Then it seemed to kind of work...but the lead part only came alive when I pulled out the Glue Compressor.  Some clips also get time-stretched to half-speed for some variety.  It's been a busy week and weekend; working on this kind of took me right up to the deadline.


Processing: Drum Kit gets both Drum Buss and Max Humanizer.  Lead guitar gets two Auto-Filters, one high pass and one low-pass, to limit the range to a small-speaker sound; the low-pass comes later in the chain and gets some drive. Also there's Glue on that one, fairly aggressively.  And Auto-Pan. Rhythm guitar gets Glue, while the backwards channel gets no inline effects. Bass gets the usual EQ-8 low-end rolloff.


Sends: one channel of LFO Auto-Filter with Echo. Two Convolution Reverbs (one room-sized; one the Fort Worden cistern), and one channel of Valhalla Supermassive.  Full-Chain multi band compression on the stereo output.


Title comes from the fact that the number 31 is a centered triangular number, prime centered pentagonal number, and a centered decagonal number.

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August 3, 2020 12:31 am

Oh man... all that work paid off.

August 4, 2020 4:04 am

I love all of your titles related to the week numbers.

Reverse guitar is so good.  I can see it would be a big edit to make sure all of that stuff was timed nicely.

I think the compression is great here - gives more of a tight band feel rather than a loose jam (which is still cool)

Wow, Max Humanizer seems cool, just looked it up.

August 5, 2020 6:39 am

These guitars play all the good notes.

August 9, 2020 9:56 pm

August 10, 2020 12:00 am

Really expansive warm sound, great production! Nailed the reverb usage. Love the guitar work. Appreciate the production notes.

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