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Ennead

By onezero on March 1, 2020 11:21 pm

Once again a lot going on this week, including following through on a potentially bad idea for a cover track for the monthly cover project.  So this piece came together in little snippets of rhythms with the all-Operator kit I've been playing with, and some finger-on-snare samples.  I put down some keyboard parts that I didn't end up using, tracked bass (Epi P-J with an effect rack that's half clean, half Saturator, plus the usual EQ-8) against them.  I then put down some guitar lines with the PureSalem Mendiola through the Moyo passive volume pedal, and sent that to a couple cascaded Echo plugins, for extra swell/bloom/atmosphere to serve as a pad.  Next, I used the same setup to put down some lead lines, using a different Echo plugin and some Auto-Filter for saturation, and Cabinet for air.   Finally, I reversed those samples on another channel, for even more pad content out of a short tracking session.

Sends: three different channels of Echo, one of them with two cascaded plugins. Also one convolution reverb (a typical tracking room), and full-chain master on the master channel.

Title from the word for a group of nine.

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March 2, 2020 3:18 pm

I'm diggin' the percussion.  Really cool atmosphere of sound you created here.  I like the reversed guitar samples; definitely a nice creative us of that.  It's subtle but adds a lot to the track.  Nice work!

March 2, 2020 5:14 pm

I am an occasional dabbler in revered guitar tracks. I did it this week even.

March 3, 2020 8:14 pm

Nice atmosphere!

March 3, 2020 10:30 pm

Like those double stop or intervals on the bass in the middle.  I don't know what all those settings are that you applied to the guitars, but really came out etherial.  Those guitars are not from Earth.  They float around like spirits!  You're like a sonic scientist with a PhD in bass.  Downloading this shit!

March 4, 2020 7:38 pm

March 5, 2020 12:19 am

This is really nice and chill. I love the atmospheric pads created from the reversed guitars and from the effects added to the hi-hats. Good job! smile

March 5, 2020 1:58 pm

I like what you did with the drums.

March 5, 2020 3:42 pm

The floaty guitars have an excellent sound.  The drums keep the track moving especially with the nice percussion added.  Well done!

March 6, 2020 1:02 am
coreytrev0r wrote:

I'm diggin' the percussion.  Really cool atmosphere of sound you created here.  I like the reversed guitar samples; definitely a nice creative us of that.  It's subtle but adds a lot to the track.  Nice work!

Pheek wrote:

Nice atmosphere!

Thank you!  Glad you like it!

E-dub wrote:

I am an occasional dabbler in revered guitar tracks. I did it this week even.

Anything worth listening to is worth listening to backwards. Team-reverse fist-bump!

NWSPR wrote:

Like those double stop or intervals on the bass in the middle.  I don't know what all those settings are that you applied to the guitars, but really came out etherial.  Those guitars are not from Earth.  They float around like spirits!  You're like a sonic scientist with a PhD in bass.  Downloading this shit!

Thank you!  That's high praise!   Glad you like it!  The guitars are really simple--fading in with the volume pedal, routing to a few different send channels with echo plugins.  Ableton's Echo lets you dial in some pitch modulation as well as noise, and cascading one Echo into another makes it sustain a while, as well as making the level kind of bloom.  Bass...I do like fairly simple lines that stick.

Ipaghost wrote:

FateModified wrote:

This is really nice and chill. I love the atmospheric pads created from the reversed guitars and from the effects added to the hi-hats. Good job! smile

Devieus wrote:

I like what you did with the drums.

Tone Matrix wrote:

The floaty guitars have an excellent sound.  The drums keep the track moving especially with the nice percussion added.  Well done!

Thank you all!

March 7, 2020 7:00 pm

got all distracted on the February tributes - i really wanted to cover a song from the wiz but this month was crazy pants... nice piece - enjoying the percussion head bobbin'

 
& much nicer than these nine

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