My DI + a stereo ribbon mic, = my favourite acoustic guitar sound atm. When mixed with other instruments it’s easy to get rid of the boominess if it’s taking up too much of the mix, but on it’s own it can sound strong as.
Out of a bunch of jamming and experimenting I came up with like 90 seconds of a new song, which is my upload this week.
unexpected side effect of my current production setup is the tendency for sessions to get far more complex than I anticipate
so here’s week 22.
With a New Orleans style sticking pattern on the drums, this thing sort of turned into a slow, dark, Prince style track? Reminds me a bit of ‘Controversy’ if you played the vinyl back at 2/3 speed. With a vocal and guitar performance somewhere in the distant shadows of Prince tbh.
Not quite sure how to describe it.
Lots of layers and a really big mix. Some really pretty harp/string sounds from Freesound floating all over this one and a staunch 1 note bass line.
A 3 day trip to melbourne over the weekend (normally I get these done Sunday night) means all I can do this week is upload the early stages of a potentially 4-5 minute long song with a lot more changes and arrangement yet to come. I really like this one already so I’ll definitely follow it through to completion, but for week 21 you get to hear it in it’s rough unfinished glory
Keeping with my theme the last few weeks of trying to make simple grooves and elaborate on them. This one ended up very different to how I intended – and incorporates a few flute/oboe samples from Freesound.