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By onezero on August 23, 2020 10:05 pm

Returning to four tracks this week. I had a few syncopated rhythms in mind, and after putting them down, tracked a lot of bass lines, a second batch responding to the first. Then in a second session, recorded even more bass, coming up with the left-channel hook that starts the piece. And after that, guitar seemed superfluous, though I did briefly try putting acoustic guitar into this...and didn't like what I was coming up with, so I stuck with two basses.


Instruments: Ableton Drum Rack (64-pad Jazz Kit) through Drum Buss. Drum Rack of hand claps, with Auto-Pan. Two channels of Epiphone P-J bass (P pickup only), both through EQ-8 to roll off slightly different amounts of low-end, Glue Compressor, and the left channel getting a bit of Ableton Cabinet.


Sends: two convolution reverbs (one with a smaller room, one with larger), each preceded by high-pass Auto-Filter, and Echo, preceded by LFO band-pass Auto-Filter.


Title comes from Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo--Edmond Dantès is referred to as Number 34 during his imprisonment in in the Château d'If.

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August 27, 2020 7:55 am

That is a sweet groove. The beat is really good, i was bopping my head while listening to the track while working. There are a lot of nice bass lines there, I think it was a good choice to not add guitars and leave as is.

August 28, 2020 6:08 pm

That higher bass feels real good. Just hanging loosely there.

August 29, 2020 3:21 am

i like the 2 basses smile

August 29, 2020 4:08 am
Kedbreak136 wrote:

That is a sweet groove. The beat is really good, i was bopping my head while listening to the track while working. There are a lot of nice bass lines there, I think it was a good choice to not add guitars and leave as is.

Devieus wrote:

That higher bass feels real good. Just hanging loosely there.

emily wrote:

i like the 2 basses smile

Thank you! Oddly...August 28th was the anniversary of the first publication of the first serialized installment of the Count of Monte Cristo--in 1844.

August 29, 2020 3:38 pm

Thank you! Oddly...August 28th was the anniversary of the first publication of the first serialized installment of the Count of Monte Cristo--in 1844.
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i love random synchronicities!

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