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week49

By theGuen on December 11, 2016 11:45 pm

I feel like I was drunken the whole week wink I had two birthdays and one christmas party...

This Track was made with a serious hangover and the need for something smooth.

I didn't play anything on my own this week, so i consider this more as remix or dj work.


As the bass is part of the used drumloop I started to make a new one...
Just now i have noticed that my drums are way to clean on most of my tracks.
I think a fair amount of the flair of this drumloop comes from noise.
Most likely it is some vinyl sampled to an old mpc or sp12000 wich is something like 12bit and 27Khz.
So maybe I could use a bitcrusher and maybe some reverb to deseperate the sounds like using microphones on a real drumkit. I think I will experiment with that... If you have any thoughts please let me know.

Have a nice week!


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December 12, 2016 1:18 am

Just the right amount of grunge on the drums (and I love the vocal snips). You might try band-pass filters to separate the layers; then you can rough up different frequency ranges to your taste.

December 12, 2016 9:37 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Just the right amount of grunge on the drums (and I love the vocal snips). You might try band-pass filters to separate the layers; then you can rough up different frequency ranges to your taste.

You are really up that long every Sunday?

Thanks I will try the bandpasses. Did I get it right that your suggestion is to make 3 or four effekt busses with different bandpasses and send the mix of my clean drum loop to that with different amaounts or would you put the filters directly on each drum sound?

December 12, 2016 5:18 pm

Another smart beat!!! Really good - has a Bangzilla vibe to it without MMMike's cuts.

December 12, 2016 5:25 pm

As for bit crushers - they don't exactly create the same vibe as old samplers do as they include the converter quality etc. to get their sound.

Saying that though a little here and there does add a vibe along with all othe subtle distortion devices like tape machines, compressors, some eq's etc.

Like when mixing to tape - each track gets recorded as well as possible to tape but the tiny amount of distortion etc on eqch track adds up over the mix to give a polished sound that we associate with 'records'. Adding subtle amounts adds up to the sound rather than bollocking the whole mix thru a 12bit reducer plugin.

That said, you should just carry on doing your thing mate - it's good enough to stand on its own.

December 12, 2016 6:44 pm

Like this vibe!

December 13, 2016 1:07 am

Another great track to chill out to.  Your beats always get my head bobbing.

December 13, 2016 2:13 am

dude you had two birthdays in the same week?  how is that possible?!?!?  smile

i swear all those samplers have secret characteristics that modify the sound.  so good.

December 13, 2016 6:43 pm
orangedrink wrote:

dude you had two birthdays in the same week?  how is that possible?!?!?  smile

i swear all those samplers have secret characteristics that modify the sound.  so good.


If I were President I would have birthday every day! wink

More like birthday parties of course...

December 14, 2016 10:04 am

A titanic beat, Professor G.
I did not get the point, do you play the beat on your MPC?
I wound not reduce the quality.

December 14, 2016 8:28 pm

at it again! great beat this week, A+ downtempos

December 15, 2016 9:34 am
Q-Rosh wrote:

A titanic beat, Professor G.
I did not get the point, do you play the beat on your MPC?
I wound not reduce the quality.

Hehe Professor G is nice smile Maybe I should change the alias for next year...
No this one is a drumloop... that's why I call it a remix...

I just tried to redo the drums but didn't get this vibe... cause my own drums are sound always to clean and seperated.

December 15, 2016 9:36 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

Another great track to chill out to.  Your beats always get my head bobbing.


If your head is bobbing, i've done right smile Thanks for this simple but great compliment!

December 15, 2016 9:40 am
GrainBastard wrote:

As for bit crushers - they don't exactly create the same vibe as old samplers do as they include the converter quality etc. to get their sound.

Saying that though a little here and there does add a vibe along with all othe subtle distortion devices like tape machines, compressors, some eq's etc.

Like when mixing to tape - each track gets recorded as well as possible to tape but the tiny amount of distortion etc on eqch track adds up over the mix to give a polished sound that we associate with 'records'. Adding subtle amounts adds up to the sound rather than bollocking the whole mix thru a 12bit reducer plugin.

That said, you should just carry on doing your thing mate - it's good enough to stand on its own.

Thanks man you've pointed me to the right direction... for my new Track I've send my drums through a tube preamp for a bit of noise than to a small room reverb for deseperation. Than I used some tape saturations.
Quite nice!
You can judge next week smile

December 15, 2016 8:38 pm

Another great beat, drums sound good to me as is, love the flute sample and the kung fu movie sample, I thought Rza or Gza was about to bless us with some lyrics

December 17, 2016 8:31 am

Great groove to this, I like the sound. The noise adds the little extra something.

(Looking forward to hear what your drum beats will sound like next week with your new process.)

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