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Self-Locating

By onezero on July 5, 2020 8:53 pm

Not entirely convinced about this one; a couple different tracking sessions ended up in two different keys with two different moods--one darker and more pensive, with one more rocking. But...I didn't want to throw either one out, and we're up against the deadline. So they're kind of spliced together with something too short to be a bridge. (Maybe it's a footbridge.  They really should be two different pieces.)


Drums are Ableton's 64-pad rock kit with some Max Humanizer. Guitars are Res-O-Glas and Kalamazoo KG-2 in a Joni Mitchell tuning, all through Balls Effects KWB and Vox Wah, most of them also getting Auto-Filter with drive and Cabinet. Bass is the usual Epi P-J with EQ-8 low-frequency rolloff.  Sends are two different instances of Valhalla Supermassive and one convolution reverb.  There's a lot of automation on the drum and guitar sends.


Title from the weird fact that 27 is a self-locating number in pi, if you're a programming type and start your indices at 0.

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July 7, 2020 11:48 pm

The first half so far is quite nice. It feels a little noodly - there isn't a very distinct melody. Initially I was asking myself, "where's the shift?" but it's pretty clear in the song where the transition is. I actually think it's handled well - the light strumming seems to lead the listener to expect something different. I suppose you could have used some pivot chords or something and a little more of a build-up. The second half isn't too far away mood-wise from the first half if you ask me. It's a little brighter and more rocking, but still has pensive emotions to it. I did feel that it ended a bit too soon - just as I was expecting a big solo it started to fade out. I was hoping to hear it rock out a little more there.

There was some interesting arrangement there. I think the transition sounds a little better than it might have looked in the project. Good job.

July 8, 2020 8:26 pm

The shift is subtle, but maybe a harsher one could be fun.

That is a freaky fact about 27.  Pi scares me after seeing the movie "Pi"

Good comments from Arcana!

July 13, 2020 12:07 am
Arcana wrote:

The first half so far is quite nice. It feels a little noodly - there isn't a very distinct melody. Initially I was asking myself, "where's the shift?" but it's pretty clear in the song where the transition is. I actually think it's handled well - the light strumming seems to lead the listener to expect something different. I suppose you could have used some pivot chords or something and a little more of a build-up. The second half isn't too far away mood-wise from the first half if you ask me. It's a little brighter and more rocking, but still has pensive emotions to it. I did feel that it ended a bit too soon - just as I was expecting a big solo it started to fade out. I was hoping to hear it rock out a little more there.

There was some interesting arrangement there. I think the transition sounds a little better than it might have looked in the project. Good job.

Thank you! Great take on this--there was in fact a melody that I started with, and a number of the other parts were in response to it, but I didn't end up using it in the end. That might be a good revision, in fact.  (There is that little hint at a solo at the very end, though it does end early.)

orangedrink wrote:

The shift is subtle, but maybe a harsher one could be fun.

That is a freaky fact about 27.  Pi scares me after seeing the movie "Pi"

Good comments from Arcana!

Agreed! And thank you!

July 18, 2020 2:37 pm

really lovely - 27 is my favorite #

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