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phliip - refraction

By phliip on April 26, 2020 9:13 pm

26/4/20

I'm feeling good this week... made something that I can zone out to while walking in the park. Really enjoy the repetitive looping nature of this beat and that arp that I drenched in a few layers of delay and reverb.

Decided to take a week off from working on "process" to get some space from it. I liked working on it consistently; but now I feel I gotta take some space get some perspective on it. I still want to update it from time to time and make a more polished finished product; but I don't want to overwork things that shouldn't be overworked either...

One thing I think I’m really missing is the ability to get a really clean finished mix-down and pre master. I really want to take some more time with this part of the process; as I’m usually just rushing to meet the deadline and finish on time instead of developing new skills.

The the silver lining in the cloud that haas been the covid outbreak is that I can take some time to learn about new techniques and experiment a bit more; which has been very therapeutic, and enjoyable. My flatmates have retreated into video games; and I have found a lot of solace in music production.

I also started to experiment with an entirely new way of doing things. Instead of working on projects; I work on samples. I don’t get attached to ideas; and I just render out anything that I think sounds cool and put it in a little folder on my desktop. It’s a really cool way of doing things; because I’m building myself a sample pack; and I’m not committed to any ideas; but as they develop - I find myself being drawn out of sound design mode and into arrangement mode.

I really want to do some more collaboration later in the year (Laguna m8 I go my eye on you!) and one of the things I want to do is to have a shared folder where collaborators can contribute samples; or midi ideas that they think are cool; and then we can build something from that rather than having to start from scratch.

Another thing I like about doing the sample library is it gives me a chance to explore in a new and different way… I often design sounds; and patches and effects chains; but I usually do this in response to something I am trying to achieve within the tune; not just doing it for its own sake. So trying out this process enables me to play with those skills and build a bunch of stuff that might come in handy later; but is also just really fun to do. Give it a go and let me know if you make anything cool; I would love to sample it!

I’m also wondering about music licencing; has anyone got into this? Everyone is making beats weekly right? But who is pushing their beats out into the world and making them useable? I dunno about you; but I’ve been kind of secretive with my stuff. I like to be a little guarded becauseI feel like; I can be as free as I want to make whatever I wanna make; and do all the crazy experiments I wanna do; without fear of rebuttal of fear of being judged (for poor mixing and mastering quality etc).

But just recently I got inspired to actually share my music with people; play it to people; send it to people; have it appear in youtube videos and stuff like that…

I’m wondering if anyone has any success or failure stories with this?

Is there anything that is a great idea? Or anything I should avoid?

I would love to know!

Anyway… stay indoors… make beats!! SAVE Lives!!

Stay Safe music people

we got this.

Love u Xx

Philly

my favourite beats from last week were:

botanicus - Empty Stadium Disco
Ipaghost - KlassyKart
and laguna - Greenhouse

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April 27, 2020 4:12 pm

This is extremely cool. Excellent hypnotic ostinatos, great use of echo, fine deep bass...really enjoying this one. Nicely done!

April 27, 2020 6:01 pm

this is great. very satisfying. the chords are tasty, production is smooth.

I love your sample pack idea. this is something I've wanted to do myself but haven't really properly started in on it. it's really encouraging to hear that's working out for you.

April 28, 2020 9:42 pm
onezero wrote:

This is extremely cool. Excellent hypnotic ostinatos, great use of echo, fine deep bass...really enjoying this one. Nicely done!


Thank you so much for the comment; really appreciate that! I'm glad u liked it!

April 28, 2020 9:43 pm
license wrote:

this is great. very satisfying. the chords are tasty, production is smooth.

I love your sample pack idea. this is something I've wanted to do myself but haven't really properly started in on it. it's really encouraging to hear that's working out for you.

I'm glad you like it!

give it a go! It's easier than you think!

just make a folder on the desktop; and start saving stuff in it; and before you know it - it gets wildly out of hand!

April 29, 2020 3:37 pm

Ohhh this is deep.  Love this jam heaps!

April 29, 2020 3:37 pm

Ahhhh - love how it drops into the verb and out again toward the end!  Yeah - on point.  Great delays too.

April 30, 2020 12:52 pm
cTrix wrote:

Ohhh this is deep.  Love this jam heaps!

cTrix wrote:

Ahhhh - love how it drops into the verb and out again toward the end!  Yeah - on point.  Great delays too.

Thank You!! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

May 2, 2020 12:11 pm

Something about that lead's quite appealing.

I've been working on bringing out my music to somewhere with the help of someone else, someone well connected. There's no reason you can't do the same.

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