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Blue Bear Don't Care

By Ryan on January 25, 2020 1:37 pm

Last track for Digitakt month. I am not super impressed with how this turned out but I like the idea. I tried to simulate a guitar finger picking solo on the Digitakt. Tracks 1-6 have been loaded with samples of guitar notes from a particular string (eg track 1 has the low E string, track 2 has the A string etc). Using conditional trigs and micro timing I was able to simulate "strumming" and a bit of musical randomness but it just sounds a little bit muzak-ey to me... Would have been good to have more harmonic movement but oh well.

I may be pulling out for the next few weeks as I have a crap load of charts to learn for an upcoming festival gig, but we'll see.

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January 27, 2020 12:20 am
Ryan wrote:

In light of these  requests I promise to make the last week of every month "Surf Week".

January 27, 2020 12:25 am
orangedrink wrote:
Ryan wrote:

In light of these  requests I promise to make the last week of every month "Surf Week".

Technically January isn't over Orangedrink!

January 27, 2020 2:16 am
orangedrink wrote:
Ryan wrote:

In light of these  requests I promise to make the last week of every month "Surf Week".

Haha.... Nice one!


This piece is really nice and there's definitely a level of harmonic complexity which is very enjoyable, Even if there's minimal harmonic movement as a concern, I don't think this piece really needs much at all!

January 27, 2020 3:24 am

It's pretty mellow, but I don't think there's anything wrong with it. I probably would've put more bite into the top end and went a little easier on the reverb, but I don't know if that's what you're going for (my music is usually kinda nasty). The swells are really nice.

January 27, 2020 2:43 pm

The idea behind this is great and the tune itself is chill. I dig.

January 27, 2020 6:05 pm

Love that smooth reverb on the percussion line. Really relaxing stuff. I'd miss you for sure if you left but a gig sounds like serious business. Good luck with it heart

January 27, 2020 9:55 pm

I think it's definitely a worthwhile experiment to try to simulate guitar picking and honestly this sounds pretty good to my ears.  Good luck with the gig!

January 28, 2020 9:38 am
rdomain wrote:
orangedrink wrote:
Ryan wrote:

In light of these  requests I promise to make the last week of every month "Surf Week".

Haha.... Nice one!


This piece is really nice and there's definitely a level of harmonic complexity which is very enjoyable, Even if there's minimal harmonic movement as a concern, I don't think this piece really needs much at all!

Hey thanks man, yeah I think you're right, although the piece stays strictly to 1 mode it's not as boring as originally thought.

license wrote:

It's pretty mellow, but I don't think there's anything wrong with it. I probably would've put more bite into the top end and went a little easier on the reverb, but I don't know if that's what you're going for (my music is usually kinda nasty). The swells are really nice.

Easy on the reverb? NEVER!! haha. Yeah it did become a bit of a reverb worship song...

onlyjokinen wrote:

The idea behind this is great and the tune itself is chill. I dig.

Thank you!

hieme wrote:

Love that smooth reverb on the percussion line. Really relaxing stuff. I'd miss you for sure if you left but a gig sounds like serious business. Good luck with it <3

Thanks Hieme, Yeah it looks like I'll definitely be submitting next week as Orangedrink has called me out on my lack of surf tune.. I play Vibraphone in a Frank Zappa tribute here in Australia and some of the charts are killing me at the moment, hopefully i'll have a few good practices and be able to maintain the WB.

CosmicCairns wrote:

I think it's definitely a worthwhile experiment to try to simulate guitar picking and honestly this sounds pretty good to my ears.  Good luck with the gig!

Thanks so much!

January 28, 2020 12:39 pm

I really enjoyed this.

I think there's a lot of value in experimentation even when it doesn't quite work out the way you hope, and hearing how others explore their creative process is really inspiring for me, so thanks for uploading. Looking forward to hearing what you come back with if you have to take a few weeks off. smile

January 28, 2020 8:07 pm

I like the subdued atmosphere you created with this one, very relaxing! I'm sure you're going to nail your festival performance! Godspeed!

January 29, 2020 9:57 pm

Guitars sound great! I guess i hadn't doubted that they are played if hadn't read.
With this drums i could imagine some contemporary dance... Would love to see that smile

January 30, 2020 12:05 am

Guitar "plucking" is awesome - also would not have known it was sampled - great job

January 30, 2020 7:22 pm

Nice and mellow.

January 31, 2020 2:47 am

I really likey! I feel like this would a sweet tune to have playing as I explore an underground Soviet bunker in a game. The percussion has the slightest reminder of the level music for Siberia in TimeSplitters 2 =o)

February 3, 2020 12:33 am
hent03 wrote:

I really enjoyed this.

I think there's a lot of value in experimentation even when it doesn't quite work out the way you hope, and hearing how others explore their creative process is really inspiring for me, so thanks for uploading. Looking forward to hearing what you come back with if you have to take a few weeks off. smile

I agree, weeklybeats has always been a chance for me to try things, the result is less important.

Gab Manette wrote:

I like the subdued atmosphere you created with this one, very relaxing! I'm sure you're going to nail your festival performance! Godspeed!

Thanks Gab!

theGuen wrote:

Guitars sound great! I guess i hadn't doubted that they are played if hadn't read.
With this drums i could imagine some contemporary dance... Would love to see that smile

Oh really? Thanks. I'd love to see a guitarist play this actually..

orangedrink wrote:

Guitar "plucking" is awesome - also would not have known it was sampled - great job

Thanks Orangedrink! Got the surf tune done for you.

Devieus wrote:

Nice and mellow.

I have been feeling quite mello lately, thanks for listening.

Jai Cafarella wrote:

I really likey! I feel like this would a sweet tune to have playing as I explore an underground Soviet bunker in a game. The percussion has the slightest reminder of the level music for Siberia in TimeSplitters 2 =o)

Thanks Jai!

February 3, 2020 6:17 pm

I like the roomy tasteful swells of all kinds of pluggy sounds. Not like a guitar for my ears. The song is beautiful and reminds me of aphex twins work.

February 6, 2020 2:29 pm

The atmosphere sounds awesome in this.  The percussion with the lil guitar plucks has a nice open feeling to it.  Nice job!

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