Trying to get back on my bullshit and have some more faster motorik krautrock going.
High quality on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210608-feat-lagoon-city
Spiritual successor to last week's track, again taken from our jam session this week. It's long but it's 2-3 tracks seamlessly blending to each other so I feel it makes this OK, right? :)
High quality on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210601-feat-lagoon-city
Also check out the full jam session on Youtube or Soundcloud.
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: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210525-feat-lagoon-city
Re-arranged and mixed intro part from our jam last Tuesday. I am happy with it but also I feel like the drums don't sound correctly at all, and some elements are not nicely balanced.
High quality on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210511-feat-lagoon-city
Another reverb experiment, this time based on a part of our jam last Tuesday.
High quality on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210504a
Full jam session (with links to video): https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/lagoon-city-x-trent-hawkins-20210504-weekly-audiovisual-livestream-tuesday-830pm-cet
So I decided to experiment with some reverb as a sound design method, and I am quite happy with the results. I mean, of course I should be a lot more tasteful and not drown everything in it but hey this is just the first experiment, please give me a break. :) (Also I think it sounds gooood)
High definition on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210429a
This is the plugin I used: https://www.kvraudio.com/product/orilriver-by-denis-tihanov
An outtake from this week's Tuesday jam. Very quick and rushed because I spent a lot of time rebuilding my studio setup after replacing my main audio interface.
High definition on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210420-feat-lagoon-city
Full audiovisual livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKxorhbir0k&t=2927s
This is the final part of our this week's stream, edited and arranged (and barely mixed).
High quality on Soundcoud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210413a
The jam session in question (including some technical difficulties): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efwTANSdAvg&t=3877s
Incredibly rushed job to make a "track" out of the intro part of our Tuesday jam as I have been busy moving apartments for the last 3 days.
Also I discovered some incredibly annoying Ableton Live behaviour that still sends recorded MIDI CC to hardware even if the clip that sends it is muted. Or at least I think I did.
Link to the full jam session here: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/lagoon-city-x-trent-hawkins-20210406-weekly-audiovisual-livestream-tuesday-830pm-cet
Quite happy with this one - once again it seems that the less time I have to make a track, the better it will be.
Better quality on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210330-feat-lagoon-city
This is a part from our live stream on Tuesday, with some tweaks in arrangement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cahuMvsxNV8
My hard drive is almost full, so under the circumstances I needed to finish something older instead of creating yet another unfinished project.
This was an experiment from January that I did not finish back then. It's really minimalistic and uses a lot of randomness and two PG8X VSTs (you can get it for FREE here: https://sites.google.com/site/mlvst0/pg8x-2/). In the end I just added some random drums from Yamaha DTX12M and recorded some minutes of the output.
Lossless here: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210116a
No change this week - once again I worked on a part of our stream with Tubular Corporation.
Lossless here: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210302-feat-tubular-corporation
Stream recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4chxnYC8vHM
I tried to apply the tricks from this article to mixing https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/mixing-pink-noise-reference
Not sure about how the arrangement and the track structure holds up, but I liked the sounds.
Lossless on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/20210223a
Hear the original jam session as streamed earlier this week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K39P03Mt3A (or just audio here https://soundcloud.com/trent-hawkins/tcorporation-x-thawkins-20210223-weekly-livestream-tuesday-830pm-cet)
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!