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Mandatory Funk

By onezero on August 7, 2016 10:58 pm

I wasn't going to do a funk track this week, and worked on some drum patterns and keyboard lines early on that seemed kind of trip-hoppy. Then when I started tracking bass it got more muscular, and then in tracking guitar, I couldn't lay off the wah (and now it has the squeaky hinge, so I'm going to try to fix that this week).  So the funk had other ideas.

There's a drum rack of studio kit samples, which I duplicated, using auto-filter on the original track.  The duplicate I ended up replacing with MPC samples, though I think I'm using a better kick now. There's a track of handclaps, one of a hand drum I have, and then one track of percussion (because I was hearing tambourine in places). There's the typical Rhodes in there, along with grand piano.

I added a track of bass (Epiphone, added some cabinet and reverb sends for air), and three tracks of guitar (Moderne), two with lots of wah, one straight into the converter.  Two of these got some sends for air, but one got Amp into Cabinet.  Everything got auto-pan, while MIDI channels got Humanizer.  (I had some vibraphone lines and then took them out--it just didn't fit with the funk take on things, once I'd tracked guitar.)

Sends: two convolution reverbs (one very large, one a room), and Filter Delay.  Full Chain Master on everything.

Title comes from the fact that the funk insisted on being heard this week.

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August 8, 2016 12:22 am

Where's Shaft when you need him?  Great groove!

August 8, 2016 11:55 pm

Nice, feeling the funk, great Wah! Great sounds and production. I think this could work a few bpm's faster too. Great work as usual.

August 10, 2016 3:41 am

You can't deny the funk, if it's going to be heard it's going make itself heard, always enjoy these funk tracks

August 15, 2016 4:52 pm

Excellent 70´s gangsterfilm tune
Lovely funky!

August 19, 2016 4:58 pm

This is great!

August 23, 2016 7:59 am

Damn smooth funk!

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