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Crystal Twin

By onezero on December 9, 2018 7:10 pm

A going on this week, so here's one that's fairly simple--just drums and guitar, with guitar recorded in a very short tracking session.  Late in the week, I threw together some rhythms (Acoustified Drum Rack 04), and Friday night tracked some Univox hollow-body in modified Fahey C tuning (B F# B F# B D) through the EHX LPB2ube.  I found melodic figures fairly quickly, and figured they'd be compatible, so arranged them late Saturday and early Sunday. 


To clean up the mix, I used a bit of high-pass auto-filter on some guitar parts.  Drums went through Drum Buss with the drive cranked up.  Sends: one Echo (automation on the drum parts to send this at the ends of phrases), and two convolution reverbs.  Full-chain master on everything.


Title from the crystalline structure of indium, which (like tin) emits a sound when you bend it.

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December 10, 2018 1:29 am

Tight and energetic, but now I'm wondering what this piece would sound like if it were done with indium samples.

December 10, 2018 2:18 pm

I'm really digging those drums, they really complete the whole thing.

So is next week going to be similar?

December 11, 2018 1:42 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Tight and energetic, but now I'm wondering what this piece would sound like if it were done with indium samples.

Thank you, Jim!  Now...that might be a project for tin...

Devieus wrote:

I'm really digging those drums, they really complete the whole thing.

So is next week going to be similar?

Thank you!  Next week similar? I wasn't thinking that, but given how crowded this week is, it might be an interesting approach.  (That said, I have no furnace right now, so...tracking is a bit unpleasant and tuning will be a challenge.)

December 11, 2018 10:36 am

More like tin is next week, so it'd only be fair if you gave the other twin some work.

December 16, 2018 1:59 pm

Woa, I had no idea indium and tin did that. I don't think I ever said this, but your element theme for the year is so cool. It's a shame you'll only get up to tellurium!

December 17, 2018 1:25 am
Devieus wrote:

More like tin is next week, so it'd only be fair if you gave the other twin some work.

Good point!  Definitely a similarity this week--same bpm, same guitar, same tuning.

hieme wrote:

Woa, I had no idea indium and tin did that. I don't think I ever said this, but your element theme for the year is so cool. It's a shame you'll only get up to tellurium!

Thank you! I intend to keep on going in some fashion this coming year (for 2017, I posted tracks over at Leafo's streak.club), so...there's no reason I can't keep going. That'd take us up to Rutherfordium.

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