Weeklybeats is a 52 week long music project in which artists compose and publicly release 1 song a week for the entire year.
Starting January 1st 2018 GMT each participant will upload one finished composition per week. Any style of music or selection of instruments are welcomed and encouraged. Sign up or Login to get started or check our FAQ for any help or questions you may have.

In the Sand

By onezero on April 8, 2018 8:18 pm

This was a week of job-searching (and related travel and meetings) ending in an amusing cold picked up on an airplane.  As such, not an elaborate track.  I wasn't sure which direction I'd go in for this until I took some photos of my Phosphene Audio street-Klein fretless guitar--a friend made it from plywood, pieces of a smashed 12-string acoustic, a bargain-bin hair-metal humbucker, whatever electronics and copper plate happened to be lying around, zither pins, and JB Weld. It's primitive.  He brought it to a local pedal swap I stopped in at, and I knew I had to have it--surely there'd be some songs in there. I traded a Boss Chorus for it.


I was messing around with the street-Klein and happened on this bass ostinato, which I put down with a few variations, one of which I used.  Then I did some other parts on two other tracks.  Each got a low pass and high pass auto-filter with drive to simulate an amp, and all got room-sized convolution reverb.  I also put down some Impulse-based percussion with samples of hand drums I have, and there's a bit of Korg Minipops in there, too.  In addition to the convolution reverb for the room, there's Echo on the Nostalgia preset.  Minipops got auto-pan, but otherwise I kept the guitars static, so they'd sound a bit more like a field recording.


Title comes from element 14, silicon--it's in the sand.

This submission is licensed by author under Copyright All rights reserved

  • Play
  • Download
April 9, 2018 12:30 am

A desert caravan in sound. Very intimate (I mean in-your-face intimate).

April 9, 2018 2:09 am

Totally cool and laid back... *raises glass of bourbon, smiles, winks

April 9, 2018 5:40 am

Love the slidey guitars.  Great lounge feel here.  Candles lit - outdoors - Hawaiian breeze - sound of the ocean - tropical drink in your hand - conversation with a cute stranger....I'm there!



"an amusing cold picked up on an airplane."

OMG

April 9, 2018 6:08 am

i love it!

April 9, 2018 1:51 pm

Nice, all kinds of guitar action here. I love hearing it since I know almost nothing about guitar! The reverb is sounding great, you did a fine job of mixing this stuff down! Well done heart

April 9, 2018 3:44 pm

Very intricate track, onezero!

April 11, 2018 9:53 pm

Slick slides, boss bass; great track.

April 16, 2018 1:04 am

the Phosphene sounds great! 

You need to login to leave a comment.
Login Sign-up