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Unmoored Influence (WB31)

By spry on August 2, 2020 11:36 am

A day and night spent on and off trying to avoid distractions while making this happen. I wasn't able to muster my usual pointed focus so the times are just the time I actually spent working on the song but it took me most of the day to finish. Use my tanpura as the recorded instrument and tuned the strings to a minor chord.

Started with the bass part and some drum patterns and that took around 20 minutes to flush something out. 40 minutes filling in accompaniment instruments and drum patterns, at this point I decided to use the tanpura and went about tuning it, messing around with ideas and recording some loops to use and that took about 1 hour, spent another 1 hour messing with the recorded loops, adjusting fx/sidechain, resampling and blending the other instruments, spent 40 minutes putting the structure together cause it took 3 passes for instruments/drums/audioloops, 20 minutes adjusting fx, pan and volumes for all the tracks,  30 minutes working on master track fx automation and adding a phaser to the beginning and end of the track, 15 more minutes polishing the transitions and done! Total work time just under 5 hours with about as much or more slacking off in between steps :-X

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August 3, 2020 12:58 am

Oh gawd the mix on this is awful lolz

August 3, 2020 7:14 pm

Tanpura! I was wondering about those strings, which sound awesome here. Great stuff, fine groove...but those strings are the icing on the cake here. Well done!

August 4, 2020 9:24 pm
onezero wrote:

Tanpura! I was wondering about those strings, which sound awesome here. Great stuff, fine groove...but those strings are the icing on the cake here. Well done!

Thanks! I really love the sound of the tanpura (i grew up calling it a tambora and there are a few other ways to say it too). you put a thread under the string as it lays on the bridge and slide it until you get this buzzing sound when it resonates giving it all those weird harmonics. makes for good samples big_smile

August 8, 2020 7:50 pm

I KNEW IT WAS YOU IN LESS THAN A SECOND smile  I love it

I don't think the mix is awful, but I can kind of envision what you envisioned and I can see that you might the want the tanpura louder, and the bass synth quieter?

Love that tom fill.

August 9, 2020 7:31 am
orangedrink wrote:

I KNEW IT WAS YOU IN LESS THAN A SECOND smile  I love it

I don't think the mix is awful, but I can kind of envision what you envisioned and I can see that you might the want the tanpura louder, and the bass synth quieter?

Love that tom fill.

Yes you nailed it. I made the thing late at night without my sub at full volume and the next day it sounded muddier than I might have liked it to :-X But the next day was Monday lolz

Glad I've got a recognizable"sound" wink

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