There are other things in real life I'm having to deal with which are slowing my productivity down but I'm still making tracks.
I took a very rash decision and zipped up all my unfinished tracks and put them away. There were so many, some had been there years and not been completed. I wanted to try and see what happens if I had limited tracks, and tried to finish them before starting a new one. Here's the first one.
Something totally different this week. I have found that listening to really minimal ambient music really helps me disconnect and relax, get into the mood for a good sleep. So I decided to make my own sounds. Uploading this mainly because it's music and I made it this week although I really did make this for my own personal use and don't really expect anyone to listen to it.
An apt title as I'll be taking a break from this for a few weeks as I'm moving to a new flat. Should really be packing up right now but couldn't resist. Hopefully the break will get me into a position where I'm gagging to get all the creativity out.
Been having a bit of a mess with some interesting sequencers in Live 10 with Max4Live and made this very 2002-ish light FM melodic ramble. It's not a deep dive of generative melodies, quite obvious stuff, but it kept me amused and got me wanting to try something a bit more ambitious.
(I have now fixed the issues with the reverb on this. For some reason the plug-in I was using was glitchily 'gating' the tail)
One of the things I love about living in the UK is we get interesting weather, sun and rain at the same time, varied clouds, drizzle, damp sunny days. I couldn't live somewhere where it was sunny all day every day, would drive me mad.
This week I was trying to get more acquainted with Ableton Live 10, messing about with drum racks and the like, and inadvertently made this. It isn't really a track as such, more a jam. The project was not organised properly, too many effects in the drum rack for instance, not spread across tracks so they were not easily mixed, but that's because it wasn't meant to be. Similarly mastering this was a nightmare as it was difficult to alter frequencies elsewhere.
Anyway, it's a bit of work, I'd rather do something than nothing, plus I am a lot more comfortable using drum racks in Live. So there you go.
Still working on VCVRack bits elsewhere, so for a break here's a more traditional production. Mastering, as ever, leaves a lot to be desired, bit too much high end that needs taming, but generally I like the grittiness and fullness of this. Proud of the beat too, all individual samples, no breaks.