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By onezero on October 18, 2020 11:41 pm

This week I spent some time accumulating syncopated rhythms from single hit samples, and didn't have a lot of a sense of where they'd go by the weekend. One related group of clips wanted to be in 6/4; the other two related groups were 4/4, so...it was interesting to switch back and forth.  I'd had the keyboard lines, and a few guitar lines and bass lines as of Saturday night, but wasn't sure how they'd go together. This assemblage seems to work as an atmospheric groove to hang out to.

Drums: Ableton's 64 Pad Kit Rock, and a few accents with the very abstract Kit Wood. Both got a bit of Max Humanizer.

Keys: Ableton's Electric (MkI2 Crunchy Piano), Simpler's Grand Piano, Operator's Organ5 Slow Decay.

Guitar: PureSalem Mendiola, some parts with neck pickup, some with both. Bit of high-pass AutoFilter with drive, and 50% blend Cabinet for atmosphere.

Bass: Epiphone P-J, EQ-8 for bass rolloff.

Sends: two return channels of Valhalla Supermassive, one of Echo, and one room-sized convolution reverb. Full-chain compression on the output.

Title comes from the Egyptian tradition about the 42 body parts of Osiris being scattered by Seth. (Kinda dark, I guess.)

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October 20, 2020 1:04 am

Very cool man, love the panning and reverb on this.  Gives a really cool spacial feel.

October 23, 2020 11:01 am

Yo, I love how upbeat this is.

October 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Chrisfoo wrote:

Very cool man, love the panning and reverb on this.  Gives a really cool spacial feel.

Devieus wrote:

Yo, I love how upbeat this is.

Thank you! Glad you like it! Curiously...I wasn't aware of this: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/20 … oid-bennu/

October 25, 2020 9:09 pm

I like those jazzy chords. Sounds almost like a lot of the reverb is doing some of the harmonizing for you. Trickery of the ear, I say. This also has a real math rock feel to it. The lead's immensely satisfying - the combination of the really loud initial transient and that super super long tail is just fascinating.

If I had to suggest something, I'd consider making some of the drums less wet (especially that snare). I liked how the the rim and hat were relatively dry (compared to many of the other instruments) so putting the snare in that area too might also add to the effect. The upfrontness of the bass is not what I would have normally done but it's really cool here.

This is a smattering of random thoughts. I liked listening to this.

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