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Water Former

By onezero on January 7, 2018 4:59 pm

Nice to be back!  This one came together organically over the week.  Instrumentation: Ableton Drum Rack of 909  samples (parallel chains of high-pass auto-filter with different resonant peaks on the kick), Impluse of hand claps, Ableton Analog for bass, and two more channels of Analog for the melodic bits.  (I'd had a synth-string-like pad in there for a while, but it took up way too much sonic space without adding value.  So it came out.)  I wanted another melodic section, so I added a marimba with Ableton Collision, and put some bandpass Auto-Filter on it (with drive) to make it sit a bit better in the synthetic track.

Sends: Simple Delay and Filter Delay. I put in convolution reverb, but didn't end up using it. Full-chain master on the stereo bus, as well.

Title comes from the meaning of hydrogen, element 1 on the Periodic Table.

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January 8, 2018 1:43 am

Good to see and hear you back. Happ new year!

January 8, 2018 2:43 am

And back in force. Nice, catchy beat, and an excellent mix.

January 8, 2018 2:59 am

Hell yeah man! Driving without raging with that bassline and the relaxed bpm

January 8, 2018 7:46 am

Glad to see you back. Nice work

January 8, 2018 12:37 pm

Yo Maurice! It's great to have you back!

Followed you on Streak Club until I completely had to give up those 2017 weekly endevours.

Funky, sharp and punchy as usual. I missed you long detailed footnotes about production. Now looking forward to your next weekly adventures in Ableton and progressive funk smile

January 8, 2018 5:07 pm

sorry for giving up on 2017 streak club too!  so glad to be back & hear your weekly offerings!
nice start!  totally bopping around in my chair to this!

January 9, 2018 12:10 am

Awesome track! Liked everything about this, but wow that low end shakes the earth, nice! I think I need to hear it again now!

January 9, 2018 4:33 am

Great start, like the minimal sound of this one, lots of room for all the sounds

January 10, 2018 11:03 pm

You did a really good job mixing this.  Nice array of low, mid, high, rumble, crisp, distant, close.

January 11, 2018 2:30 am

Welcome back! Loving those drums and bass!

January 11, 2018 3:01 am
NWSPR wrote:

Good to see and hear you back. Happ new year!

Jim Wood wrote:

And back in force. Nice, catchy beat, and an excellent mix.

starpause wrote:

Hell yeah man! Driving without raging with that bassline and the relaxed bpm

r2me2 wrote:

Glad to see you back. Nice work

Thank you!  Great to see and hear you all, and it's great to be back!

laguna wrote:

Yo Maurice! It's great to have you back!

Followed you on Streak Club until I completely had to give up those 2017 weekly endevours.

Funky, sharp and punchy as usual. I missed you long detailed footnotes about production. Now looking forward to your next weekly adventures in Ableton and progressive funk smile

Thank you, Laguna!  I did end up doing all 52, some better, some worse, but they're done, for what it's worth.  Went through a few different things this past year, definitely.  I've missed hearing your synth and production explorations and funky jams!

kaedo sevaada wrote:

sorry for giving up on 2017 streak club too!  so glad to be back & hear your weekly offerings!
nice start!  totally bopping around in my chair to this!

Thank you, Emily!  Also great seeing yinz guys (almost a year ago!  Time flies!)  Great to see you back at WB!

miraclemiles wrote:

Awesome track! Liked everything about this, but wow that low end shakes the earth, nice! I think I need to hear it again now!

Thank you!  That bass was a touch tricky--I liked pitching it down that low, but there's that rumble from the higher partials that are still below the low-pass filter cutoff...  It felt right, though, so I'm glad to hear you like it!

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Great start, like the minimal sound of this one, lots of room for all the sounds

Thanks!  That gets to my operative thought on this one--not to overcrowd it, and if I found myself not knowing where to focus, take one thing out.

orangedrink wrote:

You did a really good job mixing this.  Nice array of low, mid, high, rumble, crisp, distant, close.

Thank you!  It kind of fell together this way...but it does point out a thing I find in some of my work--too many things in the same frequency bands.  So this one's an attempt to try more space.

Sodabelly wrote:

Welcome back! Loving those drums and bass!

Thanks!  Thank you all for listening!

January 11, 2018 6:53 pm

Great stuff, it reminded me of some 80's cop movie. The mix was great, too.

January 14, 2018 2:02 am

Super nice! Just the right amount of switching it up throughout. Your work on that kick paid off. Off to try some “parallel chains of high-pass auto-filter with different resonant peaks” now. wink

January 14, 2018 1:32 pm

Incredibly good sounding work. It has 90ies electro flave. But hope to hear your funky basswork again, too!

January 14, 2018 10:06 pm
RawTicks wrote:

Great stuff, it reminded me of some 80's cop movie. The mix was great, too.

number37 wrote:

Super nice! Just the right amount of switching it up throughout. Your work on that kick paid off. Off to try some “parallel chains of high-pass auto-filter with different resonant peaks” now. wink

Q-Rosh wrote:

Incredibly good sounding work. It has 90ies electro flave. But hope to hear your funky basswork again, too!

Thank you all!  Nice to hear that the mix is sounding good!  And thank you, Q-Rosh, for suggesting bass!  (Check week 2.)

January 15, 2018 1:05 am

Definitely got my head nodding.

January 15, 2018 3:34 am

Sorry I'm late on this, I listened last week but got distracted before I commented!

I love how the bass is simultaneously mellow and mean. Lots of tasteful space around everything makes it really pop, and makes the rhythm extra infectious. The synth stabs coming in now and then over the plucked strings is classy as heck.

Tight and professional as always on top of the rest!

January 16, 2018 3:26 am

Yeeeee. I like the sound of this Onezero! The slow swing has me bumpin this in the car!

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