Started planning toward a dark ambient piece, and then wrote a funky bassline. Whoops.
Drums: Drum rack of dry funk drums, with auto-filter high-pass with resonance on both the kick and snare. This also went through a bit crusher, which I automated to vary throughout the track. There's also a 909 kick in places, and some hand claps.
Bass: Epiphone P-J into the Focusrite, with a bit of convolution reverb. Sidechained to the kick.
Keys: Ableton Electric (Wurlitzer) getting Auto-Filter with drive and Auto-Pan for tremolo, Ableton Analog (Glass2 Hollow), Bastl Kastle
Guitar: Epiphone Moderne into the Focusrite, Ableton Auto-Filter (band-pass with drive) and Auto-Pan (tremolo).
M4L Humanizer on all MIDI instruments except the keys, Auto-Pan on almost everything for spatialization, and Full-Chain Master on the two-channel output.
Title...from the election in France, which was better news than not. And it's the anniversary of Dien Bien Phu, so there's that too, if you prefer.
Sunday, May 7, 2017. 13:00 - 15:00. Looking at the Oberheim Xpander. This is a beast of a synth that I don't entirely get. It's from 1984 and it has a totally different UI than most modern synths - tons of menu diving.
At this rate, if I make one or two good sounds with it in an hour I should be pretty happy, as I haven't ever really gotten the mental model of it before.
OKAY SUCCESS I think I managed to figure the Oberheim out. It's playing the organ-like lead in this song.
Lots of weird stuff in this song overall...
Total time: 2h
Edit: The file didn't upload.
[UPDATE] Picked a cover image (see below), this one seemed to be the most popular. Also finished tweaking the mix, but if anyone has any further suggestions feel free to drop them in the comments.
Happy Star Wars Day and May the Fourth be with you! How would you describe this song? Dubtronica? Jazztrap? Pretty happy with how this track turned out, though I'm not really sure what genre you would call this.
For this song I used the following:
-DM - The Drum Machine
- Logic Pro (DAW/various effects)
- Alto Saxophone
*I think it's pretty obvious where this week's movie sample come from.