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Volplane

By orangedrink on January 12, 2020 11:43 pm

I took a guitar line and the vocals from last week's track and put them in this one!  This was mainly an exercise for me to learn more about the Digitakt and the JU-06A (Juno reissue module).  Had a lot of fun, but lots of headscratching and instruction manual reading.  160bpm for that footwork feel.  I figured out how to use conditional triggers to add a little spontaneity for the clap, cowbell, and hi-hat patterns.  I cut this song time about 30 seconds down because I realize it was droning on for too long without real development.  Feels good to truncate it and get to the point.  I love the warble sound you can get with the Juno!

Couldn't figure out how to get the keyboard working with the Juno, but that's for another time.  I played the chords by putting "auto chord" on and pressing the buttons on the module itself.

I can't believe this is week two and I'm already behind on listening to people's tracks and leaving replies to comments!  Thanks for listening and your positive feedback.

smile

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January 13, 2020 12:25 am

I just imagine myself walking though a castle turning around to see a a monster as I'm running away the suspense keeps changing around ever corner. Also can't believe it's been a year since we hung out

January 13, 2020 12:29 am

Definitely got that footwork vibe and I dig the warble synth.  Nice work smile

January 13, 2020 12:54 am

Ooo this is a lovely wavy tune, love how the pitch wow absolutely sends you flying smile

January 13, 2020 1:02 am

January 13, 2020 1:48 am

Love the wavy pad! 8-|

January 13, 2020 2:35 am

Interesting drum patterns you're getting there, man. Wish you the best in your quest to master the Elektron sequencer

January 13, 2020 3:12 am

Sweet af serving for week 2... you did good kid... you did real good.

January 13, 2020 7:38 am

This is very cool. Like, I can't pinpoint anything specific because there is so much happening and changing, but, it's all very cool.

January 13, 2020 11:18 am

Nice work on the Digitakt, love this machine. Might steal some of these ideas....

January 13, 2020 6:19 pm

January 13, 2020 11:34 pm

oooh. makes me want to bust out my juno 106 for next week smile

January 14, 2020 12:13 am

It didn't feel long but what was necessary to get the point across. You cut it's length down well. Thanks for sharing. This reminds me of something I'd hear as a child mixed with my more recent understanding of these sounds, which would be a weird scene from a movie where someone is tripping on illicit drugs.

January 14, 2020 1:11 am

Feels like you're taking us to a higher plane!

January 14, 2020 2:51 pm

Learning new skills on new machines or software is the best part of the game.

January 14, 2020 5:13 pm

Really cool new territory and exploration. I like how it comes together from the sparse somewhat disjointed beginning and halfway through really meshes together and takes off.  The guitar lines in the background soaking through in swells are my fav part.

January 15, 2020 8:45 am

The pulsing pad sounds are super sweet And drums are crazy i love the part where you filtered out the base...

January 16, 2020 7:40 am

this is a new sound i haven't heard from you, i'm likin' where you are going with the layering of synths & vocals

January 16, 2020 4:18 pm

Oh yais! Loving that warm warbly juno sound especially as the filter comes in.  The beat has a life all it's own too.  High five!

January 19, 2020 10:40 pm

Awesome tune, tight drums and funky as hell !!! 

January 20, 2020 2:13 am

fully caffeinated XD

January 23, 2020 7:28 pm

luvin the speedy drums the most but yeah great track over all, wurkinit!

March 30, 2020 12:15 am
CatchinAshes wrote:

I just imagine myself walking though a castle turning around to see a a monster as I'm running away the suspense keeps changing around ever corner. Also can't believe it's been a year since we hung out

Awesome description - also wow

rdomain wrote:

Definitely got that footwork vibe and I dig the warble synth.  Nice work smile

ty!

Mortistar wrote:

Ooo this is a lovely wavy tune, love how the pitch wow absolutely sends you flying smile

Thanks, I was getting a little drunk on dat WOW

Ipaghost wrote:

BOSS MODE

spry wrote:

Love the wavy pad! 8-|

Thank you!

laguna wrote:

Interesting drum patterns you're getting there, man. Wish you the best in your quest to master the Elektron sequencer

That's my face when I read the instruction manual!

Podling wrote:

Sweet af serving for week 2... you did good kid... you did real good.

Thanks, Coach! smile

Tweaklab wrote:

This is very cool. Like, I can't pinpoint anything specific because there is so much happening and changing, but, it's all very cool.

U R da best

March 30, 2020 12:20 am
Ryan wrote:

Nice work on the Digitakt, love this machine. Might steal some of these ideas....

Please do!  Team Digitakt & Surf Rock

everything-else wrote:

That is so cute heart

Phil Harmonic wrote:

oooh. makes me want to bust out my juno 106 for next week smile

Jealous!

Anon_Buster wrote:

It didn't feel long but what was necessary to get the point across. You cut it's length down well. Thanks for sharing. This reminds me of something I'd hear as a child mixed with my more recent understanding of these sounds, which would be a weird scene from a movie where someone is tripping on illicit drugs.

Thanks!  Glad it was a good length for you and evocative!

Judgement Act wrote:

Feels like you're taking us to a higher plane!

I see what you did there smile

E-dub wrote:

Learning new skills on new machines or software is the best part of the game.

Try to learn something new every track!

NWSPR wrote:

Really cool new territory and exploration. I like how it comes together from the sparse somewhat disjointed beginning and halfway through really meshes together and takes off.  The guitar lines in the background soaking through in swells are my fav part.

Thanks so much!

theGuen wrote:

The pulsing pad sounds are super sweet And drums are crazy i love the part where you filtered out the base...

That was like a little palate cleanser smile

zirafa wrote:

this is a new sound i haven't heard from you, i'm likin' where you are going with the layering of synths & vocals

Huge compliment, always trying to do something WILD

Tone Matrix wrote:

Oh yais! Loving that warm warbly juno sound especially as the filter comes in.  The beat has a life all it's own too.  High five!

*FIVE COMPLETED*

AdB wrote:

Awesome tune, tight drums and funky as hell !!!

Thanks!

Graabthar wrote:

fully caffeinated XD

Some spicy OD

starpause wrote:

luvin the speedy drums the most but yeah great track over all, wurkinit!

Thanks fwendd heart

May 2, 2020 4:03 pm

lovely, what you have done with new devices!
it is a steep learning curve.
You have to get to know the Digitakt & Juno

May 12, 2020 9:50 pm
m2K7 wrote:

lovely, what you have done with new devices!
it is a steep learning curve.
You have to get to know the Digitakt & Juno

Danke schön!  Love the Digitakt and Juno, but I have to READ THE INSTRUCTION MANUALS smile

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