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Fifth Power

By onezero on August 14, 2016 11:55 pm

Lots of pizzicato--from Operator, a cheap electric guitar, and a cigar-box cloth-string bass, along with feedback from a show I did this week.  Mid-week, I started with some rhythmic patterns with a few new sounds...and it wasn't happening.  So I added hand drum, and was hearing those more.  That suggested hand claps, and the pizzicato Operator sounds from week 29.  That led to my putting in some Street (non-)Klein, busting out the old cigar box bass, and then...it needed work. I added a bit of percussion and kick/tom, and then for an x-factor, faded in some snippets of the 1/4-speed version of the feedback show I did this week.  Does it add up?  Well, you're not wasting too much time with it.

Sounds: hand drum and kick/tom got some Dynamic Tube, and I put some LFO on the drive for that, so it'd vary a bit.  I also automated the send to the simple delay.  MIDI channels got M4L Humanizer, though on one percussion line I might have turned it off temporarily and forgot to re-enable it.  Street Klein got Amp and Cabinet, while the cigar box bass was a difficult to control beast, and needed high pass and low pass to carve out some weirdness. (Also intonation is a very relative concept with this instrument...so I had to tweak a couple notes to be less obviously out.)  Nearly everything got a healthy amount of convolution reverb (room depth), and everything got auto-pan.  Mastering was, as usual, Full Chain Master, but this time I bumped the drive on it a bit.

Title from the fact that 32 is the fifth power of 2.

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August 15, 2016 2:05 am

It all sounds just about perfect together.  Doesn't sound cheap at all.  Great job... downloading.

August 15, 2016 3:28 am

All that auto-pan on that percussion is perfect, works really really well. And the interplay between all the rhythms is awesome. Great job on this one!

August 17, 2016 4:31 am

This is really cool!  I want to see Blue Man Group perform this live smile

August 18, 2016 6:36 pm

August 19, 2016 1:02 pm

Love everything about this, grooves, tones, samples, the bottom end... Nice!

August 19, 2016 6:57 pm

this is super!  great job!  would not have guessed that was a cigar box bass - that sounds so neat - love the hand-claps & other percussion! totally adds up! like 2 to the 5th power!

August 21, 2016 11:16 pm

Like that bass sound and the production you did on the hand clap percussion. Everything works together well.

August 22, 2016 8:52 am

Awesome! Abstract African vibes.

August 26, 2016 12:19 am

Love this!

October 15, 2016 5:56 pm

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