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By onezero on October 28, 2018 8:10 pm

After the events of this weekend, I don't know if a rock track feels right, but it's what I had partly finished. 


I had a thought of heavily-reverbed guitar with slow drums (like "Byron"), so recorded some chordal patterns with the Res-O-Glas (three tracks, though one I ended up not using), another lead line with the Res-O, and another chordal section with the baglama-tuned Heit DeLuxe.  All of them straight into the board, but then with over-driven Auto-Filter (high-pass) and Cabinet to give them some differentiation.  Then I tracked Epi P-J bass, and arranged it.  As a last thing, I threw in some percussion.  The drums are Drum Rack (a 32-pad rock kit) through Drum Buss and Beat Repeat for some variety.  Percussion went through Drum Buss also (as well as ring modulation), and both got a bit of M4L Humanizer. 


Sends: two convolution reverbs--one studio space, and one of the Dan Harpole cistern.  There's also a channel of Echo in there.  Auto-pan on the percussion, but everything else is static.  Then there's full-chain master on the 2-buss.


Title from the medical applications of technetium.  (Almost went with "technetium cow," but that seemed sillier than the feeling of the track.)

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October 29, 2018 10:49 am

The bluesy tune and chunky guitars give it a cool bad-ass vibe. I like how you've used panning.

October 29, 2018 2:59 pm

This will be looping through my brain for some time. Faved and saved!

October 30, 2018 5:32 pm

Nice lose feel. Definitely grounded in the blues, which is appropriate after the last week. But that bass keeps reminding me of some early Gang of Four. The bluesy guitar dominates though. Good moody sound. I'm always a big fan of your bass approach. Super chill but punches through.

October 31, 2018 12:27 am

this is sweet!  smile

October 31, 2018 12:28 am

also HUGS to everyone in your neighborhood

October 31, 2018 2:40 pm

Gorgeous sounds, reverb for days, I love how the parts play off each other and have room to shine. Makes me think of Tom Waits in parts big_smile

November 1, 2018 10:01 am

Technetium Cow would totally be a Pink Floyd title that totally fits this Pink Floyd-like song.

November 5, 2018 2:30 am
Avarine wrote:

The bluesy tune and chunky guitars give it a cool bad-ass vibe. I like how you've used panning.

Thank you!  There's definitely an attitude behind the guitars and bass here, and I'm glad it translated!  Some of that panning is from the Echo sends, which adds some flavor.

Jim Wood wrote:

This will be looping through my brain for some time. Faved and saved!

Thank you, Jim!  Glad you liked it!

NWSPR wrote:

Nice lose feel. Definitely grounded in the blues, which is appropriate after the last week. But that bass keeps reminding me of some early Gang of Four. The bluesy guitar dominates though. Good moody sound. I'm always a big fan of your bass approach. Super chill but punches through.

That's quite a compliment! Thank you!  (And yes, there are definitely blues in the air here in my city.)

kaedo sevaada wrote:

this is sweet!  smile

kaedo sevaada wrote:

also HUGS to everyone in your neighborhood

Thank you, Emily!  Immediate circle is ok, but you don't have to go too many hops out to find someone directly affected. 

Gab Manette wrote:

Gorgeous sounds, reverb for days, I love how the parts play off each other and have room to shine. Makes me think of Tom Waits in parts big_smile

Oh wow--thank you!  Yeah, I wanted a kind of call and response with the pieces fitting together, but with space.  I wasn't thinking of Tom while I was doing it, but since you mention it, I can hear some of the dirt from his Joe-Gore era.  It's definitely rattling around in there.

Devieus wrote:

Technetium Cow would totally be a Pink Floyd title that totally fits this Pink Floyd-like song.

Ha!  Thank you!

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