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Death Ray Delta

By Tone Matrix on November 1, 2020 10:51 pm

This week's track was again inspired/started from the Bass Station II.  The main patch is courtesy of Perplex On's sound design skillz again.  Threw in some Spitfire Pianos (soft & cine) and some Spitfire strings.  The other synths are from Tyrell with some added distortion and widener fx.  Tanks fur listenin!

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November 2, 2020 12:17 am

Uggggnnnhhhh that bass is straight up sick nasty. I love the distortion on the synths, gives the whole thing a darkly rich harmonic atmosphere. I've been dabbling in trip hop and I'd love to sample this piece some time and work it into a tune, massive attack style. smile

November 2, 2020 2:01 am

That distortion really is sick and has been a nice element you've incorporated into some of your recent tracks. 

November 2, 2020 2:01 am

Love the mood you've created with this piece. Love the subtle use of the piano, too. It really stands out. Really cool stuff.

November 2, 2020 4:27 pm

That is LOW. Very nice progression. I have to agree with hent03, piano stands out in a beautiful way.

November 3, 2020 3:30 am

It is a beautiful dark atmosphere on this. As others say the piano is lovely above the distortion. Good job!

November 3, 2020 1:50 pm

Dark fat detuned bass sounds great over that tight kick.  I like how the pace picks up as the underlying rhythms get more complex.  Love the simple piano lines.  They really stand out against the darker sounds. Nice evolution and great ending!

November 5, 2020 3:01 am

Killer track, bass is so grungy and thick, like the buildup and slow down with the piano, subtle strings sound amazing and used so well in the mix.

November 5, 2020 1:27 pm

what a impressive bass line. Somehow disturbing but fascinating in the same way. I was waiting for an explosion or a general change to come. But you supported it with the pretty reduced piano drops and changing beat. This was clever and consequent. Well done.

November 6, 2020 1:36 am

Sounding good! That bass is great. Great movements in those synth ... I'm drumming along on the desk, this is movin along. BAss Reminds me of the circuit monostation I use a lot. They have the same engine I think? Glad I follow you on Instagram now too (I'm creatures once), get to hear stuff there too!

November 8, 2020 9:40 pm

nice!!

November 8, 2020 9:41 pm

Amazing that you got a patch from PerplexOn... that guy was a legend on Weekly Beats 2016...

November 8, 2020 9:41 pm

yeah... love that womp sound...

November 8, 2020 11:02 pm

wow this mix is so nice - sounds great!

December 2, 2020 1:27 pm

Smooth beat. From catching up on all of your tracks, I've noticed something really cool with the way your music works. There's a progression in intensity you create within each section that makes your musical ideas grow even while staying in the same section of the song. A lot of songs I listen to use the sections to build up, but you do it through volume and expression manipulation that's really cool. Even the bass starts off low, and slightly quieter, but I can hear the velocity changes in your input, or your gain manipulation, as the phrase comes closer to the end. A couple questions on writing music: what are you doing to the sounds to create this effect. What is your thought process behind the dynamics of your instruments?

December 18, 2020 4:16 pm
Anon_Buster wrote:

Smooth beat. From catching up on all of your tracks, I've noticed something really cool with the way your music works. There's a progression in intensity you create within each section that makes your musical ideas grow even while staying in the same section of the song. A lot of songs I listen to use the sections to build up, but you do it through volume and expression manipulation that's really cool. Even the bass starts off low, and slightly quieter, but I can hear the velocity changes in your input, or your gain manipulation, as the phrase comes closer to the end. A couple questions on writing music: what are you doing to the sounds to create this effect. What is your thought process behind the dynamics of your instruments?

First off thanks for noticing all that.  I think it's just something I've gotten used to doing.  I tend to use the Auto Filter in Ableton a lot along with a normal volume fade in.  So maybe that's what you're referring to?  Basically just a simple low pass fade in especially on the bassy parts.  Panning, chorus (tal's free chorus has a nice one I tend to use).  Also Infected Mushroom's free plugin called "widener" is handy for spacing things out.  For this track I also used some distortion and overdrive type stuff.  That def gave the bassstation patch some added oomph towards the end.  Hope this helped smile  thanks again for listening!

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