Alright guys, have fun, and if anyone has any questions about my layout, don't hesitate to ask. No rush, of course; I certainly didn't rush for y'all.
From Texan to Texan, I'll give this a spin.
Nice, I would love to see what you do with it.
Also madfishguy and Andy had asked about my mental processes so let me try and articulate them...
I wouldn't say this is a song with any deep meaning or purpose; some of mine are, at least they're intended as such, but this one was meant to be fun, to rock the house, and to seem simple, yet unconventional, in construction. Instead of a bass and snare sound you have the 3 sounds on the second beat box, which function like a drum kit. What I really love is how the one "windy" sound keeps going in the background, when the beat box stops for a couple patterns. I eventually did add a snare in the other beatbox, though i use it sparingly... Then you have the robot like FM sound generated in one modular and routed through two others. Why all this routith? Well, once I decided on this as the sound that would carry the song, I noticed that it had too many lows to play with the aforementioned beatbox, but when playing by itself not enough low frequencies. Instead of trying to automate the eq, I have the first channel for lows, the next for mids, and the third for highs, AND now I can use formant filters in the additional two channels to give the sound more unique timbres. That's why the two dummy channels have patterns with no notes - for the automation of the formant filters. The first channel, although important as the original source is actually kept almost inaudible until the "solo" section because otherwise it masks the 2nd beatbox, which is the backbone of this piece. The first beatbox, which is the higher percussion, includes a one note sample which functions as percussion, and is always preceded by a subtler whooshing sound, to the degree that the listener perceives the two as one sound. This also provides a structural counterpoint to the whooshing sound in the other beatbox, and i believe that solid structure helps the listener tolerate unconventional sounds. Also in the first beatbox are three noise samples I made that do the job of hi hats. Everything else in the song is superfluous, seriously... And there are multiple channels left open, wow! That's unusual for me Am I getting better at this or worse? Lol
One thing I intended was to route the beatbox named "low end" through a modular for parallel compression, but once I was already late in my self imposed deadline, it seemed less important.
And the kssynth in the last channel may seem like an afterthought because it is. Same with the padsynth which is rarely even audible. I know the song should have a simpler pattern in the high mids on another synth to parallel the modulars melody. A big part of rocking the house is being able to rock on different size systems - even laptop and phone speakers. That being said, I never got this nailed down.
¿que onda, pachuco?
Gimme a couple of days.
Hmmmm that was fun
I tripped out on that WAY too hard.
Get it away!
I'll let you decide if it should be on SoundCloud. Let me know and I'll generate a fractal for the cover art.
Nice! I'll have what he's smoking please.
Nary do I smoke anything, anymore. But, after effects linger from the stuff dreams are made of.
It sounds really fucked up on my iPad. But, it sounded normal fucked up on my Galaxy s5. Let me know if there's any file corruption and I'll re upload it.
Actually, I just added two beatboxes and will post the link. D: