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Cosmogenic

By onezero on January 28, 2018 10:08 pm

Messed around a bit early in the week with some beats that weren't all that inspiring, but then late in the week had a little melody pop up in my head, which I got down quickly--first on keys, but it then seemed like a good bassline.  That led me to come up with a stronger drum machine line, and then further assertive basslines.  That led to Rhodes and finally some sparse guitar.  Arranging all of it became a bit of a juggling exercise. 


The 909 kick got the usual two parallel high-pass Auto-Filter signal chains, but the beater part was much higher cutoff than before, and I put a lot of drive on it, bringing the level down with Unity.  The snare got some high-pass as well.  Bass was the usual Epi P-J on P, while the guitar was the Epi Moderne through the Vox Wah. One Rhodes got bandpass Auto-Filter with an LFO on the cutoff.  I uploaded, then realized that I hadn't put M4L Humanizer on some of the channels, so I put 20ms humanizer on the hand claps, percussion and two Rhodes channels.  EQ8 on the bass, notching out the 44.7 Hz fundamental shared by the kick.


Sends: Two convolution reverbs, one with high-pass to avoid boominess, the other with some modulation. Also some simple delay that a lot of percussion went to (as did the Rhodes).


Title from the cosmogenic origins of beryllium, element 4.

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January 29, 2018 12:32 am

Groovy, it's always interesting to see how the music is progressively composed throughout the week. Normally one assertive melody/bassline is the spark for the rest of the piece.
PS : Possible soundtrack for an 80s crime show? ;P

January 29, 2018 12:38 am

Full on funky drum line makes it. Got some good percussion licks that come in an out of places that make it really fun. That bass is up front and a good groove, but the drumming makes it a fun jam.

January 29, 2018 2:16 am

This is funky as hell, I love it. I like that the bass is up front and the guitars are minimal, just kind of there for texture.

January 29, 2018 3:46 am

Nice textural development.The bass emphasis was a great choice.

January 29, 2018 5:42 am

OH FUNK YEAH

January 29, 2018 3:23 pm

Grand! The groove is strong in this one. smile

January 29, 2018 3:54 pm

positively radioactive!  feeling the funk!

January 29, 2018 5:35 pm

Solid funk in 70ies manner. Very much like the Rhodes and the crying Curtis Mayfield wah-wah. Sounds really authentic.

January 30, 2018 7:54 am

Those are some sexy baselines.

January 30, 2018 8:54 pm

Loving this funk as usual, great bass, and love that wah and little panned percussion hits!

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