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Dazza's Trailer is Buggered, Struth!

By Ryan on January 19, 2020 10:30 am

Back on the Digitakt train this week. Still coming to grips with this machine but I learned a lot making this track.


All the sounds you hear in this track were created from manipulating the little guitar riff you here at the very beginning of the song.


The second challenge I set for myself this week was to 'perform' as much of the piece as possible. Rather than just hit play and switch patterns I wanted to perform some drums and melodies right on the DT as well as manipulating effects and switching patterns. It was a whole lot of fun but took a few tries to get a take I liked.


Enjoy!

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January 20, 2020 2:21 am

I like the mellow vibe and you managed to get quite a bit of variation out of that opening riff.

January 20, 2020 3:07 am

Riffy and electro! Elements from the past and elements from the future.

January 20, 2020 6:39 pm

It's nice to read about the process, the song in itself is very transportative and gets me in a great headspace, but it's extra to know how it came about big_smile That guitar is dreamy!

January 20, 2020 11:29 pm

Some lovely guitar textures in here and cool upper percussive tones.  The sub kick/verb combo drowns a lot of the prettiness and tasty rhythmic stuff in there but hey.  Great boxes to dig into.  I'm sure I'll dig into the OT again too with this inspiration. 

January 21, 2020 12:58 am
rdomain wrote:

Some lovely guitar textures in here and cool upper percussive tones.  The sub kick/verb combo drowns a lot of the prettiness and tasty rhythmic stuff in there but hey.  Great boxes to dig into.  I'm sure I'll dig into the OT again too with this inspiration.

Yeah I made the last minute decision to add reverb to the master track, when I listened back I hated it but had already uploaded and I couldn't be bothered changing it.

January 21, 2020 1:36 am

You got some great textures out of that guitar sample. I particularly like the mid-range percussion and the chords. Pretty melodies too. I agree with rdomain's comments about the mix but I don't think it ruins the track, it's just a bit thuddy.

I appreciate your ideas to use just one sample as the source and to play as much by hand as possible. Those gave this a loose but cohesive flavor that I enjoyed.

January 21, 2020 2:26 am
license wrote:

You got some great textures out of that guitar sample. I particularly like the mid-range percussion and the chords. Pretty melodies too. I agree with rdomain's comments about the mix but I don't think it ruins the track, it's just a bit thuddy.

I appreciate your ideas to use just one sample as the source and to play as much by hand as possible. Those gave this a loose but cohesive flavor that I enjoyed.

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Mixing and mastering is definitely my least favourite part of this experience, I down right loath it, but I suppose I can allocate 5 minutes a week to it. So much to learn, thanks everyone

January 21, 2020 2:48 am

Don't beat yourself up! This track is wayyy more good than bad smile

January 21, 2020 3:21 am
license wrote:

Don't beat yourself up! This track is wayyy more good than bad smile

Thank you

January 23, 2020 3:36 pm

This is really interesting, some great ideas here.

January 23, 2020 10:08 pm

drums sound great!

January 26, 2020 10:23 am

great song. very good job.

January 26, 2020 12:53 pm

Lovely, this feels very foggy and calm. I really need to start challenging myself more, it feels a lot more weeklybeats to do so. Title on point as usual heart

January 28, 2020 12:31 pm

Digging those fluttery beats alongside the main rhythm.  Nice work!

January 31, 2020 3:00 am

You're a sound wizard, RyRy!

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