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Summing Powers

By onezero on September 27, 2020 9:17 pm

75% of the way through 2020--we've made it this far. Here's a piece that chose its own direction. I started with a couple syncopated drum lines, added some keyboard lines in response (then removed them), had a plan to process the drums with severe bandpass filtering (but it didn't sound right), and after tracking, working with the arrangement view, I ended up changing the drum and remaining keyboard parts significantly. I'd also thought to do another short, pop-song-length piece (3:30 or thereabouts), but this wanted to be longer...so 5:00 it is.


Drums: Ableton 64 Pad Kit Special, little bit of Max Humanizer, and both reverb and echo sends.


Keys: one pad with Ableton's Analog synth (no preset) going to sends only, one line with Ableton's Electric (MkI2 Crunchy Piano), both with Auto-Pan, and the electric piano getting high-resonance band-pass filter around 1K.


Guitars: PureSalem Mendiola through Balls Effects KWB and Vox Wah, no inline processing, but some Echo send.


Bass: Epiphone P-J on P pickup, -9dB low-end rolloff starting at 174Hz.


Sends: High-pass Auto-Filter into Convolution Reverb Pro, large wooden room impulse. Two different settings for Echo channels. Full-Chain multi band compression and limiting on the output channel.


Title comes from the fact that 39 is the sum of the first three powers of 3.

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September 28, 2020 2:41 pm

this is the perfect cool grey rainy monday morning soundtrack to drink my coffee to & welcome break from reading the news!

September 30, 2020 2:10 am

Very cool man, this is a chill little jam.  Really digging all the guitar leads, particularly at 2:50. 

September 30, 2020 8:16 pm

Great power relaxation.

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