Started 145 days ago (2018-12-31T05:00:00Z).
Ends 219 days from now (2019-12-31T05:00:00Z).
Compose and produce a new piece of music each week. Your submission is due every Monday at 04:59 UTC (Sunday 11:59EST). You should aim for at least one minute of music, and should be created that week.
Late submissions: Late submissions are open. If you miss a deadline you can still submit by clicking the week on the calendar to the right. If you submit late, your post will get a big Late tag, but it will still count for your streak.
(Description lifted from Leafo's 2017 description--thanks, Leafo!)
A very busy week, including beginning prep for my upcoming performance in Chicago, so I've had my head in Max/MSP (particularly developing performance interfaces I can use on the iPad with Cycling74's Mira). So it was fairly natural to do some improvs with the input shifter patch, and this is one of them. Max/MSP -> file, Ableton Live for tweaking levels and compression, and adding a bit of convolution reverb to the mix. (And it's a rehearsal opportunity.)
Title from one of the uses of this week's element hafnium--as the electrode in plasma cutting.
Pretty happy with this ambient-type thing. Lead line could do with some polishing, but that'll have to wait, away for the next week or so.
Blofeld on main pads, Medusa on more pads, PreenFM2 on the twinkly arp, PO32 for the drums, Wavestation and Nord Rack for the piano parts.
Might come back to this, I think it has some potential.
almost didn't get this in for silly reasons (thanks onezero), and it's pretty sloppy but i had fun and mostly like it.
guitar thru Guitar Rig 5 which is pretty damn sweet for free, bass clean except for a little compression, and then some Symptohm synth for flavor
This one was difficult to finish--I didn't want to fall into a retread, and some aspects are similar to a lot of other this-tempo guitar/bass/keys/drums things I've done. So...what to do? I started editing stuff out, and this start/stop approach seemed to pull it into having an identity.
64-pad jazz drum rack, 64-pad special kit (both with M4L Humanizer and Drum Buss, two Puremagnetik Rhodes instruments, Epi P-J bass through the Balls KWB (still pulled down bass with EQ-8), two tracks of Res-O-Glas (KWB and not, one with Auto-Filter drive and not), Sends: two Echo and one convolution reverb. Full-chain master on the master.
Title from the difficulty of extracting this week's element lutetium, but also kind of a difficult track to extract, so it fit.
Finally! It's only taken about two months.
Quick hip hop loop using the PO32, Neutron and Medusa with the new 2.0 firmware. The updated smoothed wavetables are lovely, making these basic three note chords much more interesting thanks to a synced LFO.
Love weekly beats/streak club for getting my arse into gear! Have barely done anything music related all week and barely made it to this deadline. But I did and am now super amped again for tunes ;D
Here's a nice and mellow acid jam for Monday morning ;D
So this month I'm doing something different. During the month of May I will still be writing a song a week, but all songs will tie into each other in a concept/story EP in the end. During and after may I will hopefully continue to work on all of the songs if they turn out good!
The title for this one is a work in progress as I'm still working on story details.