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holy shift

By Q-Rosh on May 12, 2018 4:52 pm

There was always the wish to listen to the hundreds of classic vinyl records that I inherited a while ago. I was to engaged and did not have the right mood. This week I started with this chapter and worked on an archive production "ave regina" pro cantione antiqua. First of all, I did the choppig on 64 pads and I started to get a flow with the stuff. Using 4 chops for a phrase seemed to work best for the guitarline. So I had roundabout 16.777.216 combinations to play with. But what happend then, was something like a magic experience. While triggering the samples, the song developed by itself into the right direction, whatever I pushed. So I only needed one take for it. I created a soft weird ambience around the vocals and the track worked fine.
I left the version as long as it was recorded, because I was going down so deep into it and do not want to cut it.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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May 14, 2018 12:30 am

The choir mixed with the kind of underwater sound of the guitar is really cool. 

May 14, 2018 1:56 am

Wonderfully creative repurposing!

May 14, 2018 8:55 am

That choir is beautyfull. Is that deep bell like sounds the glockenspiel? Sounds much bigger than what i have in mind for a glockenspiel.
Very nice sound!

May 14, 2018 12:03 pm

This choir is gorgeous, and the rest of the mix complements it really well heart

May 14, 2018 2:26 pm
theGuen wrote:

That choir is beautyfull. Is that deep bell like sounds the glockenspiel? Sounds much bigger than what i have in mind for a glockenspiel.
Very nice sound!


es stimmt, hier kam auch e-piano drin vor!!

May 14, 2018 7:11 pm

awesome story, the chops are very clean! i didn't think it was done how you described until i read it. i find that any time i get to work with my MPC i seem to let the tracks build themselves as you described. nice work!

May 14, 2018 7:51 pm

Sounds like the choir from hell is on the loose again.

May 16, 2018 12:55 pm

The guitar and choir take on a dual drone-like quality.  I calmly zoned out to the guitar line smile  The pace of the guitar line reminded me a bit of Pantera's Planet Caravan instrumental.  Which is weird I even remembered how that sounded because I just spent 10mins googling "90s video with computer generated seed" tongue annnnd upon further investigation I just learned that Pantera covered Ozzy.  Woah, so thanks to your cool track I just totally learned something smile  That's a sign good track when it takes you places smile

May 17, 2018 6:34 pm

Gorgeous work--the guitar reminds me a bit of an underwater Codeine, while the chorus adds this immersive lost-Optigan-disc-from-the-archive feeling. That's a great ostinato in the guitar line, and complements the vocals wonderfully. Beautiful melodies and textures!

May 19, 2018 7:58 pm

this is so cool!  what a cool combination of sounds - angelic choir 

May 20, 2018 8:48 am

i really like this.  Quite mediative.  The length is totally fine!

I've got a project I'd like to do one day with my Dad's record inheritance I got a few years back.  Such a weird collection and not purposefully weird!  There'd be some gold amongst it I'm sure.

May 20, 2018 2:57 pm

I was really taken away by this track, fantastic.

May 22, 2018 8:42 pm

Sounds like a great intro for an album or a song if to make it shorter. Puts you in ambivalent trance

May 24, 2018 2:25 am

very beautiful. wow

May 28, 2018 5:34 pm

Lovely!
I agree 100% at NITZ comment

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