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By onezero on July 15, 2018 8:22 pm

A busy week meant that I didn't start in on anything until Saturday night.  I've been listening to a lot of slowcore lately, so I figured I'd invert my usual process and start with guitar against a slow click, rather than starting with drums and bass.  (My more successful recent pieces have gotten away from that rhythm-first approach anyway.)

I played Res-o-Glas (bridge pickup) into Ableton Live, putting some Auto-Filter and distortion on for tone shaping and Cabinet for air.  (That first set of lines shows up in the left channel.)  Next came some rudimentary drums (drum rack of Rock Drums into Drum Buss). 

Next I put down some Res-o-Glas guitar lines responding to the first set (neck pickup), going through the new tremolo pedal, along with more Auto-Filter and drive for tone-shaping, plus Cabinet for air; these show up on the right channel.

Bass came next, Epi P-J into EQ-8 for low-end rolloff and some Cabinet.   Then I did another pass of Res-O through the Reuss RF-01 and Vox Wah.  Some more drum lines for variety, including M4L Humanizer to make it a touch more organic.

Rather than doing auto-pan, I kept things panned statically--one guitar on the left, one on the right, and the distorted one in the middle. Everything got varying degrees of send to one or another convolution reverb, one with a concert venue profile, and one with a small tracking room profile.  Everything got full-chain master.

Title from the reason why there isn't more nickel in the universe--apparently nickel disintegrates in stars, rather than accumulating as it should.

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July 16, 2018 7:55 am

I love the guitar tone, really great sound. Also the groove is super cool, nice vibes!

July 17, 2018 3:21 am

Very beautiful, wistful compo, well done!

July 17, 2018 4:20 pm

The panning plays very well for this. The tremolo also adds a nice touch. As much as I love the guitars, I really enjoy the snare tone as well.

July 18, 2018 3:00 pm

An elemental requiem?

July 21, 2018 8:59 pm

very dreamy!

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