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Wide Eye

By onezero on December 23, 2018 7:35 pm

With preparation for the holiday and a number of evening activities...I didn't do anything on this track until late Friday night.  My first thought was something sparse with an intuitive structure...but I also wanted to put some bass through the DOD Wah Filter.  I threw some drum patterns together to play bass against, and next thing I knew, it was more of a dance piece.  So I went with that--and the structure is still kind of intuitive, rather than planned out.

Drums: five different channels of Drum Rack: three tracks of two different 808 samples (one half-tempo of the other), one of Ableton's Abuse Kit, and one of Ableton's GranularStretch kit.   Lotta tone-shaping on these to make them work together with that bass, and I'm still not entirely happy with it--rolling highs off snares and cymbals with Auto-Filter, high-passing kicks to get them out of the filtered bass range, weird distortion on some high-hats.  In reality, I should have used other kits.  But here we are.

Bass: Epiphone P-J through the DOD 545 Wah Filter (the beige one), with the sensitivity up.  Lot of auto-wah happening here.

Guitar: two channels of Res-O-Glas through a passive volume pedal into the board.  Some Auto-Filter and Dynamic Tube for drive and Cabinet for air.  One channel stayed clean.  Some parts worked better backwards.

Sends: two convolution reverbs (one large, one small) and three different(ly noisy) channels of Echo.

Title comes from a name (platyophthalmos) that Pliny recorded as having described antimony.  That probably comes from its early use among Egyptians for eye makeup (kohl).

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December 24, 2018 1:21 am

super chill out - so needed in the holicraze wink

December 24, 2018 4:02 pm

Yes, as in the Shakespeare play "Antimony and Cleopatra."

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