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moodswings

By theGuen on January 28, 2018 9:49 pm

Hmmm, my goal for this week was it to make a Song without samples...
So i decided to pick up my guitar, which i haven't plyed for maybe 20years. But i put on new strings 5 years ago wink
It's really disgusting how clumsy my fingers feel on the frets... But i have played every evening half an hour and came up with this melody...
I recorded everything on the SP-404. I used an external mic, but it is still very noisy. For drums i used an Aturia drumbrute.
I finished up in my DAW with some synths and effects.

I am not really happy with my guitar play... but it's what i have done this week. Also it motivates me to keep on practicing, so i can do better in a few weeks wink

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January 29, 2018 1:38 am

I like the texture of the guitar with the more hip-hop oriented beat.  Also has a vaguely middle eastern sound to it or something which is quite nice.

January 29, 2018 5:54 pm

Die Aufnahme lebt von dem wunderschönen Lofi-Charme. Sehr organisch, angehnehm, vinylknisterig. Die Stimmung geht für mich in Richtung griechische Inseln. Soetwas kann man fast unmöglich nach 20 Jahren aus dem Ärmel schütteln. Der Hiphopbeat ist super, nur die vocalsamples passen nicht so richtig in das Stimmungsbild, würde ich mal so behaupten. Wie wäre es mit einer anderen Sprache gewesen??? Trotzdem volle Punktzahl.

January 29, 2018 11:59 pm

the drumbrute sounds fantastic! i like the pacing of the beat a lot, just needs some of that hiss cleaned up. i always have trouble getting an SP-X0X to not sound that way though (202 in my case). i typically use it to make some thing cool, then send it to the MPC1000 for the beat making. awesome to see you busting out the old guitar, weeklybeats has made me do the same on more than one occasion. looking forward to more!

January 30, 2018 12:18 am

this is really pretty & playful! dig it!

January 30, 2018 5:44 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

Die Aufnahme lebt von dem wunderschönen Lofi-Charme. Sehr organisch, angehnehm, vinylknisterig. Die Stimmung geht für mich in Richtung griechische Inseln. Soetwas kann man fast unmöglich nach 20 Jahren aus dem Ärmel schütteln. Der Hiphopbeat ist super, nur die vocalsamples passen nicht so richtig in das Stimmungsbild, würde ich mal so behaupten. Wie wäre es mit einer anderen Sprache gewesen??? Trotzdem volle Punktzahl.


smile Danke Dir!
Grade von Dir bedeutet mir dieser Kommentar wirklich etwas... Du bist bei mir unter Gitarrengott gespeichert wink
Danke für den Tip mit den griechischen Inseln. Werd mal n bisschen Musik suchen, damit ich das vom Feeling besser hinkriege... Meine Frau sagte einige Töne klingen als würden sie um Erlaubnis bitten big_smile
Vocals in anderen Sprachen sind immer so'n Ding... Man weiß ja nie was die erzählen, wenn mans nicht versteht...

January 30, 2018 10:49 pm

Nice! Love that guitar and the textures here. I can dig it!

January 31, 2018 4:28 pm

I really dig the sort of lo-fi sound of the guitar with the beat. I think they compliment each other nicely.

I am also a fan of the drumbrute. Played around with one for a while and liked the sound and the workflow a lot. Cool piece of gear.

February 1, 2018 4:54 am

Good job pulling out the guitar, I wish I knew how to play any instrument, the drumbrute looks like a lot of fun to use, would like to hear some more of the drumbrute

February 1, 2018 4:15 pm

I think the hiss/crackles are a nice effect to the guitar.  Sort of like you sampled yourself smile  Gotta love the sound of the drum brute but i'm also a fan of the sp404.  Not sure if you've seen the verysickbeats youtube channel, but he's got some cool tips. 

February 2, 2018 3:54 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:

I think the hiss/crackles are a nice effect to the guitar.  Sort of like you sampled yourself smile  Gotta love the sound of the drum brute but i'm also a fan of the sp404.  Not sure if you've seen the verysickbeats youtube channel, but he's got some cool tips.


Thanks a lot man! These vids are cool. You have get creative on the SP so tips are always nice!


Jason Nijjer wrote:

Good job pulling out the guitar, I wish I knew how to play any instrument, the drumbrute looks like a lot of fun to use, would like to hear some more of the drumbrute


Thanks man! Will use the drumbrute for sure some times this year wink
Just start an instrument... maybe ukulele is not so expensive and fun if you are a singer... I am not singer wink

roboctopus wrote:

I really dig the sort of lo-fi sound of the guitar with the beat. I think they compliment each other nicely.

I am also a fan of the drumbrute. Played around with one for a while and liked the sound and the workflow a lot. Cool piece of gear.


Yeah this stutter function is also real nice!

miraclemiles wrote:

Nice! Love that guitar and the textures here. I can dig it!


Thanks for diggin! wink

kaedo sevaada wrote:

this is really pretty & playful! dig it!


Thx for the pic !!!

ahhsumx wrote:

the drumbrute sounds fantastic! i like the pacing of the beat a lot, just needs some of that hiss cleaned up. i always have trouble getting an SP-X0X to not sound that way though (202 in my case). i typically use it to make some thing cool, then send it to the MPC1000 for the beat making. awesome to see you busting out the old guitar, weeklybeats has made me do the same on more than one occasion. looking forward to more!


On the 404sx you have endless recording time that's cool. And if you use the line in sound is real good...

CosmicCairns wrote:

I like the texture of the guitar with the more hip-hop oriented beat.  Also has a vaguely middle eastern sound to it or something which is quite nice.


Cool, thanks !!!


Big thanks to all of you for digging the feeling not the technique smile

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