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By onezero on April 19, 2020 8:23 pm

I didn't think of anything for this week until Friday evening, when I had a half of an idea for a guitar line (PureSalem Mendiola, neck pickup), so I put up a fairly simple beat (TR-606, after trying a few other drum machine samples) and tracked a few things to it.  Then I responded with another channel of guitar (same guitar, bridge pickup), both through the EHX LPB2ube.  I'd been thinking that I was relying a bit too much on the wah lately, so I opted not to tone-shape with it this time.  Saturday evening, I added a bit more guitar and some Puremagnetik grand piano, with both high-pass and low-pass filtering for a more narrow range.   To fill in some space, I used a Puremagnetik tine-based piano sample, and a backwards grand instrument.  Finally, I tracked the usual Epi P-J bass Sunday, playing a bit less funky and more melodic than I have lately.   And here we are.

The PureSalem neck pickup (left channel) got some Auto-Filter with drive, while the bridge pickup didn't need any additional shaping.  Drum machine got some Drum Buss, and the bass got some roll-off with EQ-8.  Sends: one Echo, and two convolution reverbs (one large space, one small), both with high-pass Auto-Filter in front.

Title from the sweet-sixteen idea in US culture, but also because this piece has a kind of sweetness to it.

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April 20, 2020 7:29 pm

Great delay effects on the 606, really brings it to life. Enjoying the laid back mellow vibe. As usual, bass saves the day!

April 20, 2020 8:34 pm

Nice piece. Builds nicely.

April 21, 2020 10:53 am

Love this track, love the bass tone in particular, so fat. Very sweet track indeed.

April 24, 2020 4:33 pm

I like the drum beat and the way the piano and guitars work together.

May 4, 2020 2:40 am

sweet song!

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