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By onezero on January 6, 2020 12:01 am

This one came together late--bit of a crowded week, so I had just a bit of time in the late evenings to put together some drum patterns and a bit of keyboard...put down some bass that I was hearing (though parts might be too busy). Then I had the idea to put a bunch of contrapuntal guitar on (Epi Moderne through Vox Wah), most of which...didn't sound all that good.  So I rearranged it with less emphasis on guitar, more electric piano VST, but it was missing something, so at the last minute (1/2 hour ago) I pulled out the PureSalem Mendiola and put it through the Reuss RF-01 and Vox Wah, tracking some distorted lead.  And here we are.

Sends: one convolution reverb, and two instances of Echo with different values (1/8 dotted slightly out of sync, vs 1/4 + 1/8 dotted in sync).  Some automation on drum sends, and auto pan on clean guitar and keys. Bass got the usual EQ8 100-and-below rolloff, with some Cabinet for air.

A couple hours after the deadline, I listened to the rendered file, and found that I'd rendered it with one of the Echo sends solo'd--so a whole bunch of instruments were just plain missing.  That's fixed now.  (Actual upload time was something like 10PM GMT on January 12.)

Title from the two-ish nature of two, but also the duality of clean and fuzz guitars.

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January 13, 2020 5:08 am

January 13, 2020 7:05 am

haha that gif is great for this. bass tone is xcellent

January 13, 2020 12:58 pm

much chunkier and funkier! that fuzz is wicked and the bassline moves just right

January 13, 2020 1:17 pm

Very nice, this bass tone is just buttery smooth.

January 13, 2020 4:21 pm

Funky! very well done. The way you program drums is really organic, feels good. Love the fuzzy guitars...

January 13, 2020 7:48 pm

That kick sounds great. Youre dipping your bass out below 100hz and giving it to a very fat kick? Sounds great!

January 13, 2020 7:53 pm
ngineer wrote:

That kick sounds great. Youre dipping your bass out below 100hz and giving it to a very fat kick? Sounds great!

Thank you!  Yep, that's totally the reason.  Sub-100 bass sounds great to me...but it totally gets in the way of the kick, so...I usually roll off between 6 and 9 dB, occasionally more. (These particular pickups are weird with flatwounds.)

January 13, 2020 8:44 pm

SO you had to delete your upload BEFORE it went online? I've always wished if WB allowed to substitute a currently online and already uploaded song.

That "dirty" drum kit shakes my table. This jam reminds me of the best "Ill Communication" era Beastie Boys. Really funky

January 14, 2020 9:56 pm

That's one hell of a funky psychedelic jam. There's a lot of cool stuff in here, I like the way the instruments are panned, the echos make it psychedelic, the crash has a nice crunch, that bass kick dominants, the bass funks along, the electric piano is super tasteful, etc. Etc.

January 15, 2020 2:08 am
Ipaghost wrote:

Haha I second this Steve Coogan gif even though I have no idea what it's from (Alan Partridge?). Great track, very funky!

January 15, 2020 3:55 pm

I know I've mentioned it in the past but often when I listen to your music, a whole movie starts unfolding in my head! You're telling stories with your music and I love it.

January 15, 2020 4:22 pm

like that vox wah!!! nice touch!

January 15, 2020 5:18 pm

Yeah this is funky!

January 17, 2020 8:43 am


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