WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 23, RibbonTone

Week 23 – RibbonTone

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.

 

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 22, Nola

Week 22 – Nola

Fark
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.

Simple tracks soon, this one was a lot of work!

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 21, Nawlins Beat Draft

Week 21 – Nawlins Beat Draft

sad
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

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 18, Quantized Pt.II

Week 18 – Quantized pt. II

Picks up where last week left off.
I like this whole song-fading-into-song thing, dunno how long I can keep it going for, but I’m enjoying working on a new album from left to right.

Thinking of coming back to this one with a friend who plays saxophone and record a couple of stabs in harmony + a wandering solo.

Repetition Repetition Repetition Repetition Repetition!

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 17, Quantized

Week 17 – Quantized

beginnings of a new larger-scale project
Thanks to Mel for the help w/ harmonies!

Noticing lots of other people around town going for a huge epic sound, spending lots of money in the studio to pull it off.

Trying that big production sound myself on a budget of 0 in an apartment.

Really cool old drum beat I have been wanting to use for a long time – essentially a half-time shuffle with the accent halved again. A quarter-time shuffle I guess. (Whole-time shuffle?)

An Opeth-style outro section. (Just quietly possibly my favourite guitar lead I’ve ever made) – also attempting to fade this track into next week’s.

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You don’t know why
But you’ve got nothing at all
You think you’re flying
But you’re in free fall

I heard you got a new song on the radio –
You’re getting played almost every day, I don’t know how it goes.
You’re in tune and on time
Quantized – and holding on the market line.

Yeah it’s good
But I can’t feel it.