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Plastic Loveless

By roboctopus on May 31, 2020 10:54 pm

I've actually been working on this stupid track for years. I played an early version of it at 8static in 2017. I don't think it had bass and the outro was trash and it was missing a lot of detail work. It was a fun thing to stick in the middle of a live set for a sort of change of pace and to surprise people with Gameboy sampling.

This week I wanted to really flesh it out and make it into a full-fledged track. It's not quite finished but it's close. The panned percussion bothers me in places. Definitely still needs some detail work, but I think it's really close, at long last.

A technical detail: In the middle when the vocals are allowed to play out--that set of samples was actually treated with FX before loading into LSDJ. All the bass and mid was cut out to make it sound tinny. I wanted the actual vocal part to sound even weaker than what the Gameboy could play. This stupid song has gone through so many revisions and iterations to get here haha.

This song takes so many sample kits haha.

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June 2, 2020 12:28 am


This is some claaaaasic Roboctopus!  You did the right thing, filtering out the sample makes it sound xtra huge when you come back in - that's the battle of the GB, how to creatively expand beyond it's harsh limitations and you certainly made it happen (AS YOU FREQUENTLY DO)

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