I'm too old for this shit.

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Been having a bit of a mess with some interesting sequencers in Live 10 with Max4Live and made this very 2002-ish light FM melodic ramble. It's not a deep dive of generative melodies, quite obvious stuff, but it kept me amused and got me wanting to try something a bit more ambitious.

This again wasn't really mean to turn out like this, was originally me just trying to test out some ways of getting out of some bad production habits I've accumulated down the years. Not even going to bother with the tags on this one.

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

(I have now fixed the issues with the reverb on this. For some reason the plug-in I was using was glitchily 'gating' the tail)

One of the things I love about living in the UK is we get interesting weather, sun and rain at the same time, varied clouds, drizzle, damp sunny days. I couldn't live somewhere where it was sunny all day every day, would drive me mad.

Another track that sort of just happened, started out with the underwater plonking noise and went from there really. Yeah.

This week I was trying to get more acquainted with Ableton Live 10, messing about with drum racks and the like, and inadvertently made this. It isn't really a track as such, more a jam. The project was not organised properly, too many effects in the drum rack for instance, not spread across tracks so they were not easily mixed, but that's because it wasn't meant to be. Similarly mastering this was a nightmare as it was difficult to alter frequencies elsewhere.

Anyway, it's a bit of work, I'd rather do something than nothing, plus I am a lot more comfortable using drum racks in Live. So there you go.

Was making a track for something else and began messing with the samples and ended up having a bit of fun with this instead. Serendipity!

This one got away from me a bit but I still like the thickness of the sound. It was a nightmare to separate out the frequencies when mixing so I just gave up. Enjoy the mess.

More lo-fi easy-going sounds inspired by this time of year. Experiencing a mini warm spell in the UK, dusty sunshine through still-bare trees. Beautiful time of year.

Still working on VCVRack bits elsewhere, so for a break here's a more traditional production. Mastering, as ever, leaves a lot to be desired, bit too much high end that needs taming, but generally I like the grittiness and fullness of this. Proud of the beat too, all individual samples, no breaks.

More VCVRack fun, maybe not good to listen to, again this is me getting used to it. Getting beyond the "what does this do?" stage and onto something a bit more organised, I hope.

More VCVRack sounds, nothing spectacular but every patch I make adds to experience, that's my philosophy.

Been messing about with VCVRack, I'm no expert on it at all and this is really me just learning the ropes and having a bit of fun. Might be getting the hang of it but it's early days.

Busy week again, really didn't have time to do anything I am proud of. When I do get into production is trying to experiment with other things and not really towards any finished work. But I messed with a few bits here and it's alright.

Busy week but enjoyed making this.

It's been a hectic week and I've not been able to lavish much time on my submission.

This came together quickly but fell apart in the final mix, but by that point I'd decided this was not 100% but as with anything creative it's all good experience. Better to do something than nothing.

First track of the year is some click-n-cut action.

Not sure why, not feeling very Christmassy at all this year.

Unexplained hardware issues, computers are too complex.

I like to thinks most things are, but I have my doubts.

Love autumn and winter, plus I've been listening to a lot of stuff on the 12k label at work, and I'd been wanting to do something a little more free-form and live than previously. Really like this if I'm being honest.

Sadly had to break my streak last week due to an ear infection that, sadly, I'm still not quite over. In fact my hearing is borked, everything sounds out of tune, almost chipmunk-y. Hopefully that'll sort itself out soon. Anyway, made a simple 90s thumpin' beat to get through the murk in my middle ear.

Was feeling I was slipping into a bit of a rut so I just thought I'd do something a bit different and see what happened.

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