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Normal Magic

By onezero on May 10, 2020 10:18 pm

This was another week in which I didn't really think about the track until late, when I had a couple rhythms enter my head. Initially I was going to do something a lot more sparse (some of which remains with the cavernous reverb on the drums at the end of bars), but as I tracked bass (the usual Epi P-J), a groove kind of coalesced, particularly with the Echo plugins (one with LFO-Auto-Filter in front of it for extra dubbiness) behind the drums.


Drums: the 64-pad Rock kit drum rack, with Drum Buss, automation of alternating Echo return channels, and automation on two different convolution reverbs--one normal room, and one Swedish nuclear reactor.  Automation is in alternating ramps, so the drums start a bar with the highest send to the room impulse, and that's faded to zero by the end of the bar.  (Conversely, the reactor is at zero at the start, ramping to its maximum at the end of the bar.) 


Guitar was the PureSalem Mendiola, and (unusually) completely direct with no pedals, though I put high-pass Auto-Filter with drive on two of the three tracks.  Bass got the usual EQ-8 rolloff...and there's a second track of occasional auto-panned bass with sparse parts higher on the neck.  The keyboard is Operator on the Clicky Sine preset.


Title from the wikipedia page on the number 19: "there exists only one nontrivial normal magic hexagon: the one composed of 19 cells."

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May 13, 2020 6:52 pm

Smooth.

May 17, 2020 1:22 pm

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