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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

Another generative experiment, although I spent a lot more time on "finishing" this track.

I like how it sounds, let's see how I feel tomorrow.

Lossless on Soundcloud here https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210222a

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!

Got one of those Yamaha drum pads and it turns out they are very nice for banging in rhythm parts.

A Quick One Before the Eternal Worm Devours Connecticut

This started off as a Volca Sample jam where I just layered 4 different kicks...

... this ended up as me trying to mix the damn kicks and bass so that all of this thing does not choke on itself.

Uploading the full mixtape of last week's "restauration" project. Hope you enjoy the trip!

Not sure what style this is supposed to be.

Another old one found on the desktop. It continues for a long time after that part, but I did not have time yesterday to finish the rest. Besides, it would spoil the suprise too. :)

I re-did a thing from 2011.

Found this in another unfinished project. There are a lot of unfinished projects...

Continuing work on finishing the old project from 2 years ago. I must have re-done the bass 6-7 times and I am still not happy about it. No more time this week to mess around, so uploading it now.

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).

I did not have time to properly finish this one, but here you go.

Decided to finish this project I found on my desktop.

Some loops I got out of the arpeggiator on the Akai MPK Mini. Spent more time on mixing this than I should have - time will tell if I hate it in the coming weeks or not.

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/

This was sitting on my desktop, waiting to be finished. All sounds from Roland XV 5080. Hope you enjoy the trip. :)

I tried to make sense of an old recording of a jam session I had. Could have done better, but ran out of time. :(

Finally got monitors again. :)

I messed around with some pianos. Tried to keep it simple today and totally ran out of time cutting and mixing (as always). Hope you enjoy this weird vaporwave trip.

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