I'm still undecided as to whether this is brilliant or mediocre?
Mainly because I made it.
It's so complex & strange, in a fantastic way, that I couldn't think of a title. Other than experimental techno, what genre would this be?
Enjoy my weirdness.
And, the obligatory hyper-extended mix. Sometimes I can't quit thinking about sequencing & automating in different combinations. This version has a slightly higher bpm. But, now, it has a more laid-back feel to it.
I think it's great, electronic, experimental sound with a more organic driving beat. I mean this in a positive way, your tracks are often like one-way streets. There's no turning back to where you were, they keep moving forward and morphing so that at any point in the track you can't really remember how you got there or how it all started. Very creative.
Thank you for understanding my work. Each one is intended to be a journey. And, believe it or not, I hardly ever use more than one or two patterns per instrument in a song. It's, in my mind, like running the stings & gears for an automaton. Then, I have time enough to sit back and watch the show too. I manage to make songs so quickly because of my ADHD being bad enough to have figured out the quickest way of getting what's in my head to a point of being useful is by letting the machines do the work. This is how, and hopefully it helps you & any others reading this to better make music with Caustic. After all, we're all in the forum for the same reason.
With each beatbox, first, I'll make a complete pattern. Then, letting my dyslexia work for me, I copy/paste each of the channel's patterns in the order they'll be brought into the track. Other instruments are started with the slow, four or eight measure, background notes. Those notes & their pattern are copied, pasted, shrunk, placed at different octaves, and shifted left or right to make melodies. Along with that, all of the individual instrument's semi tuning is matched & I shuffle, shuffle, shuffle the shit out of all but one drum kit. For me, that one kit (usually the main kit) doesn't just break up the breaks better. It sets where the start is. Shuffling also seems to make smoother automations. Especially for modular, 8-bit, vocoder, and the organ. Limiters & compressors come in handy for the main controls. But, don't be afraid to slap anything else on there too.
There is something to be said for music that is of a more understandable nature, i'm certainly not a snob in any way regarding music, the old adage if it's good, it's good, your music possibly comes under the heading "challenging" but to me this is the point which you bring to the table it makes it appealing, the very uniqueness,is it's selling point, good stuff
Lots of new stuff! Great track, sir.
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Thank you kindly, gentlemen.
I'm consistent, and yet unpredictable, with any of my creations. Everything I make is deeply layered enough to surpass expectations. Sometimes, things get ruined. Other times, something greater than the sum of its parts emerges. For example, I make & sell srirachas. Sriracha has a smooth consistency because it's ran through a sieve. What's left from that process is sold as sambal oelek, or garlic-chili paste. I had an idea to jazz my "byproduct" up by adding ginger, galangal, fresh lime leaves, lemongrass, and additional garlic & soy sauce. It turned out great like that! Then, it was put into a dehydrator until dry enough to powder. I'm selling that, mixed with some mesquite smoked salt I made, as a season-all for chiliheads.
I'm the first to admit that I've made some absolute rubbish for music. You've got to break an egg to make an omelet too. That's why I keep making so many different songs. How can so many people, each, get stuck working on one damn song for months? I bet they microwave everything too. I cook best with four burners, and an oven, all going whilst running forth & back from the garden to pick food and herbs. But, I can burn a one pot meal in a heartbeat.
Either way, I always have something to bring to the table. ;)
Come on here your better off selling crack to retarded kids. no but no joke this is good nice work man
Wanna buy some crack?
i like it
Really amazing movie-esque track! Stange route but in the end it leads to somewhere unexplored. You're a kind of soundfood explorer, bringing back some fresh exotic meal.
Thank y'all. Each one is a journey inside my mind. Which often gets busier than this track.
Three, of the five, drum kits used were Mike's creations. Along with his BreaksBank & an individual cowbell presets were each used on pcm's. He put an immense amount of thought into those kits! They really get my mind going...if you can't tell. Each beatbox sound has already been cross loaded to pcm samples. Totally worth the price!
Diggin this one. Its got a sorta augmented/demented Rabbit In The Moon feel to it. You sure made good use of that breakbeat
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Thanks, mang! Every time I listen to it something else is heard...and I made it!
Has anyone even noticed that there aren't any changes in the last minute and a half, minus the very end? That part makes me zoooooneout.
I'm really digging the pan effect!!!
I'm having a dark techno idea..maybe we should collab in the future and make something out of this world!XD
Another sinister AZ masterpiece. Hearing lots of reverb and space in this one and I like the way it keeps evolving
Thanks guys! I knew at least a decade ago that I wouldn't be too bad at making this music. And, not to sound like a bragger. But, damn! The more I listen to it the better it gets. There's so many layers. Yet, whilst making it, I could follow each sound with no problems. Now, I'm hearing it from an audience's perspective.
It's almost a weird & intense as me in person.
I hooked a vocoder to the only modular slot used on this track. Then, an auto wah effect was used on the vocoder. That effect's settings were: speed set to 11 o'clock, and cutoff & reso set to 7:30. That, and reverb & delay, are what sounds like in the back. There is a method to my madness. The same basic outline was used for Beam Me Up.