Submissions from 2021-05-24 to 2021-05-31 (10 total)

So literal late submission as in fact I did finish the song on Saturday...but literally rushed on the door to work on the previously mentioned theatre festival and then the thought of it simply vanished out of my head. I had just two hours to work on this - so it's another solo guitar piece, but I like that it sounds more evolving and stable. Considering I had 4 wasted takes and the fifth one full of mistakes after 5 minutes...I am very pleased that this last one (as I was really getting late) ended up as it did.

An initial sketch, it took me about 1.5 hours during OHC, and then I worked on it for an additional 3h 30m during stream, and it still needs more work. I didn't really listen to the master either since it's in such a draft state.

Riding high
In the sky
with my happy heart shaped
Chocolate drop

See the world
Sweet and clear
Covered in a rain of
Chocolate gold

Happy heart shape chocolate drop
Dancing with the stars aloft
Happy heart shape chocolate drop
Around the world, we’ll never stop


A submission for Weekly Music 2021 21

I planned to have a song with vocals but life happened and I ran out of time. I was also lacking inspiration for lyrics, which didn't help. What i did was replace the vocals with guitar solos (loosely based on the melody I had in mind for the vocals). I'm not satisfied with the result but I like the rest of the mood to this track, so not all's lost. I'm happy with the bass guitar.
Lineup is Spitfire Audio LABS (Autoharp, Tape Orchestra, Hand bells, Drums), bass guitar and guitar.

Soundcloud for better audio:

Remiced and slightly condensed the intro from last Tuesday's stream. It's long but I guess the excuse is that it goes through 3-4 different moods so it's not just one loop going forever.

For a difference, I feel good about this track.

High quality on soundcloud:

Found this bit of piano noodling knocking about so built this slow, languid beat around it. That's it really.

A submission for Weekly Music 2021 21

sorry, am trying.

This one is a weird one. I started this Sunday morning with a riff in my head. Ok, I kinda knew the riff is not entirely original as it is very similar to a riff found in Big Trouble in Little China! But I went with it as it just felt really good to play.

For some reason this track takes me back to the 80s when I was little boy watching WWF (the wrestling, not the panda preserving organization), enjoying weird movies like Big Trouble in Little China and having my brothers play synthwave on their speakers.

The guitar is an Epiphone Explorer, plugged into Bias FX2. Some cool drums samples by KJ Sawka and a lot of FLEX synths.

I enjoyed making this one. Short. To the point, with little repeats. FL Studio tells me I spent 2 hours 30 minutes on this one. I really need to start working on tracks earlier in the week.

A submission for Weekly Music 2021 21

I was really trying to just stick with something atmospheric this time, but I ended up adding a whole rock section once I added the bass. I just can't help myself :P

I'm quite happy with how this one turned out. It follows the song structure I normally use (atmospheric, reverb-y A section, build up, a rock sounding B section, and a clean/reverb-y concluding section). So next week, I do want to try something a bit different.

First time using Valhalla Supermassive and I'm loving the reverb I can get with it. It makes the built in GarageBand piano synth sound so full.

Don't really know where this week's track came from. The original idea evolved to this, I couldn't even really tell what style it's supposed to sound like ? :) Sound design, recording and mixing on the Polyend Tracker. I used the various LFOs of the Tracker a lot, as well as the render-pattern-to-instrument to build more complex sounds from basic ones. It's all been really fun designing the sounds and the track, though the end result is a bit unexpected.

Kind of a lot going on this weekend, but I thought to make a trilogy of all-baritone pieces. So here's another.

Drums: Drum Rack of Ableton's Towel Kit, with Max Humanizer. Maybe the challenge here was simplifying the drums enough to work with the guitar.

Guitars: 2008 Danelectro Baritone, no effects. Some inline Auto-Filter and Glue Compressor on the left and right channels (with cabinet on one), and a bit of EQ-8 to roll off the bass.

Sends: one Echo, one Valhalla Supermassive, and one convolution reverb.

Title comes from the number of bits in the Arecibo message.