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Indoor Waterfall (Live Take)

By orangedrink on May 17, 2020 11:56 pm

TUESDAY EDIT: Lord have mercy I left a wrong note in the sequence!  The 9th chord is a C# and the 9th bass note is a C.  It's close enough with the overall detune vibe to sound okay but MAN that's embarrassing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I love the ending so I might try to edit that in to a different take.

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Down to the wire!


It has been raining nonstop and we found a little bit of water leaking into the basement!  Nothing terrible and no music equipment affected.  My husband went out and swept out some water away from the house and I cleaned up inside - looks like there are a few cracks that we can patch up.  Luckily nothing crazy like a few years ago where we had to have major renovations - the joys of home ownership!


All of that severely cut into my time, so I whipped up this ditty on the Model:Cycles - I performed the lead melody live by pressing the keys in chromatic mode - and things accidentally got out of hand at the end!  I really fouled up the mastering on Ozone, I was expecting to see a "soft clipping" meter and I cannot find it for the life of me!  The other thing that messes with my brain is that you are doing it in a live track environment.  My old process would be to mix down a track in Ableton, then send it over to Reason for mastering.  Now I'm mastering it as a plugin in Ableton and that just seems super confusing, for no real "reason"      I'll figure it out one of these weeks!


Thanks to everyone who listens and comments, I know I'm overdue, I'm really GOING TO TRY I PROMISE THIS IS MY YEAR TO LEAVE COMMENTS!


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May 18, 2020 12:53 am

May 18, 2020 1:08 am

So groovy. Love the pads you sneak into the mix about halfway through. (Is that a theremin toward the end there?)

May 18, 2020 1:30 am

Those claps! I had to head bang... It sounds good to me. I think Ozone (or landr) are great tool when you do not have a great listening environment (not a perfect room with acoustic treatment or crazy good monitors) and that you leave the tool do the listening for you, adjust stuff for you.

May 18, 2020 4:23 am

Solid groove, really enjoyable to listen to and actually continues to grow on me the further in I get. I'm a sucker for improvised texture.

May 18, 2020 8:08 pm

I really enjoyed this, great beat and keeps getting better as those pads come in, definitely get an early warp vibe, that Model:Cycles is getting put to some great work.

May 19, 2020 7:12 pm

Got that beat!

May 19, 2020 9:04 pm

I feel you on the leaky house.  I'm pretty sure mine needs a whole new roof.  Not that I can afford that or anything.  Love what you're cooking up musically here and I'm impressed how you've been able to incorporate so much live music into your output lately.  My process involves overdubbing to the max and usually several takes because I keep messing up.  Awesome ending, by the way.

May 20, 2020 7:48 pm

Loving the chord progression and the layers of slippery synths that thrash at the end. Everything is so chill in a Joe Jackson kind of way until the dragons come out at the end! After a couple of listens, I think the dissonance in that bass note is kind of cool and may add some texture.  What do you think after several listens? May become your favorite part smile Really like the bass and kick tones as well.  Sorry to hear about the basement issues.  I hope the OrangeDrink broadcast studio has not been impacted.

May 20, 2020 8:19 pm

groove groove groove groove groove groove

May 22, 2020 12:42 pm

Mmm loving the grittiness to the model:cycles and that clap especially.  The bendy pads spread that grittiness love about!  I'm no mastering_guru since I lazily cheat and use LANDR but I think you can get a soft clip from Ableton's Glue Compressor?  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  Don't quote me on that though, I recently saw one of those "what's this do" vids and I remember them mentioning the soft clip feature in Ab-leh-ton.  *edit before the edit* Ok here's the link https://youtu.be/ukEjdpWWFjA  I think he goes over it in detail there. 

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