Weeklybeats is a 52 week long music project in which artists compose and publicly release 1 song a week for the entire year.
Starting December 29th 2019 GMT each participant will have one week to upload one finished composition. Any style of music or selection of instruments are welcomed and encouraged. Sign up or Login to get started or check our FAQ for any help or questions you may have.

A Shadow In the Ice

By TubularCorporation on January 11, 2020 2:06 am

Mostly played live in one take. Phenol, Mother 32, Juno 6 and reverbs.  Overdubbed a second, more dissonant drone track with the Phenol that comes in low in the mix in the second half.

EDIT: I forgot there's also a pretty bland sounding two parameter Eurorack tom module my neighbor made from a kit in there, too, just straight 16th notesbeing triggered by the clock out from the Mother 32 and run through an old Yamaha flanger pedal.  I don't have any actual Eurorack setup but I got a case with that module in it as part of a trade last year and used a couple secondhand modules to make it into a spring reverb. Not really interested in going down the Eurorack hole any time soon though. At most I'll slowly fill it up with DIY filters and just use it when I need to filter something.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

  • Play
  • Download
January 13, 2020 3:09 am

Nice reverbs!

January 13, 2020 6:35 am

Damn thats sweet. Sounds like shifting interference patterns of reverb?

January 13, 2020 10:35 am

If all drone was like this, I'd listen to more drone. Serene!

January 13, 2020 2:49 pm

Very peaceful and chill, relaxing... good stuff!

January 13, 2020 3:24 pm
ngineer wrote:

Damn thats sweet. Sounds like shifting interference patterns of reverb?

Spring reverb with modulated feedback is probably what you're hearing. I'm using a spring reverb tank, OTO BAM and Peavey Univerb (not a Univerb II, an original Univerb, for what that's worth - nobody seems to know much about this one, I sure didn't before somebody gave it to me last year).

January 13, 2020 3:25 pm
Reino wrote:

Nice reverbs!

DataJanitor wrote:

Very peaceful and chill, relaxing... good stuff!

Judgement Act wrote:

If all drone was like this, I'd listen to more drone. Serene!

Thanks for the compliments, glad you all like it!

January 13, 2020 9:21 pm

Inspiring. I just got a Mother 32 and don't hardly know what to do with it yet so my ears perked up reading the description. Nice arps.  What are you using for the bass synth?

January 14, 2020 2:18 am
NWSPR wrote:

Inspiring. I just got a Mother 32 and don't hardly know what to do with it yet so my ears perked up reading the description. Nice arps.  What are you using for the bass synth?

That one-note bass part is stock Mother32 routing, no patching at all.  What I DID do was patch the envelope, LFO triangle and VCO triangle from the Mother 32 into the Phenol, so its sounds are responding to the Mother 32. I honestly don't remember how I patched it exactly.

January 15, 2020 10:34 pm
TubularCorporation wrote:
NWSPR wrote:

Inspiring. I just got a Mother 32 and don't hardly know what to do with it yet so my ears perked up reading the description. Nice arps.  What are you using for the bass synth?

That one-note bass part is stock Mother32 routing, no patching at all.  What I DID do was patch the envelope, LFO triangle and VCO triangle from the Mother 32 into the Phenol, so its sounds are responding to the Mother 32. I honestly don't remember how I patched it exactly.

Thanks for the tips.  Gives me something to shoot for. Bass sounds amazing.  I am getting weaker sounds so need to keep working on it.  I have the DFAM and its quite eclectic but can be frustrating. Another learning curve situation.

January 16, 2020 1:06 am
NWSPR wrote:
TubularCorporation wrote:
NWSPR wrote:

Inspiring. I just got a Mother 32 and don't hardly know what to do with it yet so my ears perked up reading the description. Nice arps.  What are you using for the bass synth?

No resonance on the filter goes a long way with getting more bass. Those Moog filters lose bass as you increase the resonance.
That one-note bass part is stock Mother32 routing, no patching at all.  What I DID do was patch the envelope, LFO triangle and VCO triangle from the Mother 32 into the Phenol, so its sounds are responding to the Mother 32. I honestly don't remember how I patched it exactly.

Thanks for the tips.  Gives me something to shoot for. Bass sounds amazing.  I am getting weaker sounds so need to keep working on it.  I have the DFAM and its quite eclectic but can be frustrating. Another learning curve situation.


You need to login to leave a comment.
Login Sign-up