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Grain Bastard

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About Grain Bastard

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  • Birthday 08/23/1973

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    Staffs, UK
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    Music, Staffy Bull Terriers, Curry, Glitch, Ae

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  1. No idea why it’s rotated?? Maybe orientated to match my state of mind 😂
  2. Absolutely brilliant 😂 I just watched a hippy lady playing the tambourine, a little kid saying how much they hate cops and then some dude demoing the talk box..... thanks for the link 👍🏼
  3. Fun mastering tip :- Use any track off Syro as a reference and spend eternity trying every single plugin in the world trying to get even remotely close 😂 I’m all for quick and dirty home mastering though - for that I believe that being gentle with tools is the key. A couple of dB if gain reduction here and there and light touches with eq. Any more is probably best fixed in the mix. It always seems to be discouraged and I agree with many of the obvious points like a ‘proper mastering engineer has better gear’ (duh!) etc but people can learn and improve, buy better stuff etc. A good mix is essential but even basic home mastering ‘should’ sound better than having none applied at all. just mho.
  4. One of my favourites 👍🏼
  5. Nice find thanks. My old four track had an immense pause button that you could stop the track really solid and the motor had plenty of torque that got it up to speed really quickly. Allowed for this type of thing quite easily when you got used to it. I think the motor in 4 tracks was a big part of the cost - a more expensive units usually had better motors.
  6. Really sad to hear about your health issues mate. I have to take immunosuppressants too for ulcerative colitis and I’m actually in hospital as I type this having an infusion....obviously my situation isn’t as severe but I know how they can effect you. Just wanted to say that the artwork you did for Fragments is one of my most treasured possessions, even being just 1’s & 0’s. Speedy recovery mate.
  7. I am being serious and I find it curious that you aren’t signed etc - do you gig/DJ or anything like that?? Have you sent off any demos to labels? A friend of mine who has worked at a few labels always said that if you want to be ‘big’ then spend 90% of the time you spend on music on promotion. I always hated the idea and hoped it isn’t the truth but I feel he has a valid point. I can’t imagine a label that releases similar stuff wouldn’t be interested in your output.
  8. Have no fear mate, very enjoyable listen so far. If you are a bit worried obviously focus your gig/performance in the right setting with the correct crowd who either know you or you support a similar act etc. Heckling isn’t nice and I have even seen/heard a couple of times people giving Russel Haswell some unnecessary shit at Autechre gigs! - I know Ae and Haswell are quite different a lot of the time but I would have thought the crowd would have at least been respectful of it even though I appreciate it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Every time there was some place they could have fucked off to and not listened but they chose to shout etc which I imagine is a bit distracting etc i can imagine chilling listening to you play a set this at a festival and being very happy. may I ask what was the setup? Am I hearing a Red Panda Particle??
  9. Apocalypse Jungle is sweet. old skool vibes with some nice old skool production techniques (the time stretched beat etc) I haven’t listened on proper speakers yet, only on my iPad which struggled obviously with the sub bass. The sound is important to capture the old skool vibe so I can fully understand how and why etc but to cover more of how people listen these days, potentially look at tweaking the mix slightly. It’s not mentioned much now but something like Maxxbass from Waves is good for these kind of things. Mostly now with the modern synths designed specifically to overcome this issue by layering sound etc it’s not such an issue when your bass line covers from like 20hz upto 5k, with loads of squealing midrange cack but simple sub bass can be difficult to translate across to small speakers. I wouldn’t waste your time tweaking it now as the track is good but might be something to think of in the future if you’re doing more stuff like it.
  10. Oh and it’s run through software distortion, either the UAD Raw or the UAD TS808, can’t remember which but both sound good for acid duties.
  11. Thanks everyone! The 303 is hardware, a mk1 TT-303 (the one that looks like the Roland) I recommend them if you need a 303 although the other clones sound good. I would definitely be looking at the Behringer clone due to the price. The TT-303 seems to have a touch more range on the knobs than a real 303, so for example at full resonance the sound is too extreme but back it off and you get the sound you’re looking for. It wasn’t until some time later after buying it I read a report on the DevilFish site where Robin (I think that’s his name) did actual measurements on a unit he had to test and pretty much confirmed what I heard. Interestingly he said he could mod them exactly as he does with the real ones and that one of the things he changes is to give a higher range on certain pots. I will add that the Roland cloud 303 vsti sounds extremely good too and if you are looking for software. One final point, I just noticed that when I start typing the word ‘confirmed’ on my iPad, when i get to ‘conf’ the autosuggestion offers me Confield.... How fucking idm is that!!!! ?
  12. Realising I should give more feedback than just saying that I like it, here goes :- I don’t normally listen to pure ambient, i like rhythms and percussion mostly but a combination of it being nice and sunny here at the time I listened and as I said previously the image you used I find very appealing, so I clicked play. I won’t comment on the actual composition as it’s obvious you know what you’re doing and you are well aware it is a very good piece. Fwiw, I was in a pretty good mood when I listened and I found it very uplifting. I should probably try listening again when I’m a bit angry about something and see how it effects me as the track does have plenty of emotions. Next time someone parks outside my house I will have another listen ? It might be because of video/youtube but I thought it could go louder and still keep the dynamic range ? - Overall the mix sounded good on my hifi which is pretty decent (floor mount speakers & sub) Nice work!
  13. Sampled some government bloke off the telly, he was going on about some bad trip he had.... So I made some techno, put them together. i believe I behaved reasonably. (Probably only people from uk will understand ?) Any comments welcome ?
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