This week was busy, so I ended up reworking the intro part from our regular live stream.
Lossless on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210216-feat-tubular-corporation-live-stream-intro
Full stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITwsutmml50
I was quite stuck for inspiration last night, but I stumbled upon these two chords and that provided enough juice to finish this track.
Any parallels to War On Drugs are completely coincidental and all names-places-personalities are strictly fictional etc.
Lossless on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210213a
This is an edited-songified version of the intro part of our stream this week (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrELyNmfyjo).
You can find it losslessly here https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210202a
I feel it came out nicely as a really laid back ambient lounge something something tune, a nice end to this really busy week I have had.
(lossless version here https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210121a)
Even though it says 2021.01.21 I still worked on it this week so it counts, right? :)
This is the intro part from our streaming jam session that takes place every Tuesday evening 8.30PM Central European Time at https://www.twitch.tv/tubularcorporation.
Past episodes can be found on this channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-zzia1LKspJRLsu0wGFP6w
I am continuing with experimenting with the generative device I built in Ableton Live (see my previous submission for more info). This time it is the drums (Yamaha DTX Multi 12 with the new custom kits from Yamaha) doing random things as the other instruments are played more or less manually.
I did not spend a lot of time on this track, because I did not want to ruin it by overworking, but now I am quite happy with how it turned out. Also my main laptop is in repairs so I took out my 10y old backup which somehow managed to run Ableton Live 10 with all the bells and (not so many) whistles I like to have.
Find it in full lossless glory on my Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210114a
This was a really really quick track that I made to test out a generative plugin/rack I built for Ableton Live.
I put this thing on the rhodes, guitar and bass tracks, let it play for a while then recorded some drums.
Basically what I want to say is randomness is a great thing for kickstarting your insipiration if you are stuck. I hope you find this tool useful. :)
Finishing up this year by absolutely totally cheating and building a Pure Data patch that shoots generative MIDI sequences at my Roland XV-5080. I did not have time at all to mix and work on this more, so here you have a quite "raw" version of it.
Thanks to everyone who has listened, liked and commented. I hope you have a nice year end holidays time and that next year will be even better than this one!
I "finished" an old project this week because I am trying to get used to my new monitors by mostly mixing and listening to things.
This is kind of hiphop or something I don't know. The song itself does not make a lot of sense (or maybe I just spent too much time on it and now I can't see the point).
For this week I have a live set (with all the warts and cringy mistakes left in - I did adjust the gain on 2 tracks but nothing else) that I performed yesterday.
Also in high definition glory here: https://www.mixcloud.com/trenthawkins/20190928-live-set-krautrock-psychedelic/