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Small Abundance

By onezero on March 22, 2020 7:43 pm

This one started late in the week with a rhythm that...seemed to want to become a Purdie Shuffle.  (Hey, there's a 12 in there...)  I added and removed Rhodes, started over with Res-O-Glas guitar (with and without Vox Wah), and did two separate tracking sessions of bass, of which I used the second.  Lots of Auto-Filter on guitar to try carving out some space, the usual EQ-8 on bass, more M4L Humanizer than I would have thought on drums, and another pass of Res-O-Glass with Moyo volume.  Three return channels of Echo, one of which has two cascaded Echo plugins.  And a return channel of Convolution Reverb. 

Title from the fact that 12 is the smallest abundant number.

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March 24, 2020 12:54 am

I really want to learn how to purdie shuffle - I should put that on my to-do list now that I have all this free time.

how are you recording your bass guitar?  are you plugging straight in or do you mic an amp?  what kind of bass amp do you have?

your bass has a lot of sonic range imo

March 24, 2020 6:00 pm

Today's song is extra smooth.

March 27, 2020 2:44 pm
orangedrink wrote:

I really want to learn how to purdie shuffle - I should put that on my to-do list now that I have all this free time.

Don't forget those ghost notes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1j1_aeK6WA

orangedrink wrote:

how are you recording your bass guitar?  are you plugging straight in or do you mic an amp?  what kind of bass amp do you have?

your bass has a lot of sonic range imo

I go direct.  I'm recording at home, in a small room, so...direct is the way to go. Old flatwound strings (GHS), EMG Select (80s) passive P-bass pickup. Then I use Ableton's EQ-8 to roll off 6-9 dB below about 150 Hz.  There's definitely massive low end, so much that I have to roll a lot of it out.  I'm not totally sold on these pickups, really, but they do work in this context. I'd like not to have to do so much attenuation, but at least the frequencies are there.  (Maybe just new strings would help...)

Devieus wrote:

Today's song is extra smooth.


March 27, 2020 2:45 pm

Thank you, Devieus!

March 29, 2020 8:07 pm

hope you are hangin' in there!   lovely "keep calm & carry on" kinda piece

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