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*taps microphone* It's been a few years since I posted music actively. I've dallied with different setups and it's starting to come together, but having the right inspiration is probably a bigger deal. Some difference in workflow and my focus is on a more H/W-centric jammy process (looks like I'm not alone in that shift). The dream of going DAWless is alive but multitracking is so handy. The loudness war was apparently won (hooray) and dynamic range is a good thing. I try to refrain from excessive fiddling. Other than that, just having fun and laying grooves down. Expect a varied output as usual! 

 

 

 

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Immediately dig, the opening pad on the first one is lushh. Love those fluffy cloud-like pads. It turns into a real farkin groove

Second one is minimal beauty

I kind of feel you on the whole DAW thing, I'm trying to move away from it but I end up using one again and again just because it is so fucking useful that it feels stupid not to.

 

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Thanks for the comments & likes y'all!

Live jam that ended up as an ominous drone right out of 70's Sci fi. Maybe someone's cup of tea.

 

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4 hours ago, Stickfigger said:

Crystal Rain is a nice track man; do you post to any hardware facebook groups?

Thanks! No, should I? Any one you can recommend? I talk shop on gearslutz on occasion but gear-obsessed crowds and their studios can be intimidating. 

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New shit! Working on longer Digitakt compositions typically nets you weird little patterns from late-night experimentation, that take completely different directions from the parent project. They usually don't survive the various clean-up purges a DT is subjected to, but I managed to breathe life into this lazy dub jam.

 

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9 hours ago, chim said:

Funky joint!

 

Yeah definitely funky, very laid back. It feels like it properly starts around the 1 minute mark, I really like the rubbery bass that comes in around then. I feel like it maybe takes a bit too long to get there, and overall it's perhaps a little longer than it needs to be. At the same time, music like this lends itself well to longer, hypnotic grooves so it's a tricky balance to strike...

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This turned into quite the whopper! Not a lot of free time so it took months to finish. The song structure grew at an early stage and rather than kill any darlings, I took it as a challenge... Very happy with how it turned out. 

 

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I'm pro big-long-song. The parts feel like they lead to the next nicely, almost like a dj set but spinning your own material. Liking the section around 10:00

One thing to maybe consider, it'd be nice to have a bit more atmosphere in the track, it's good you didnt go overboard with reverb but you could also go a little more wet. 

Good job 👍

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In the middle of a move, sold a bunch of gear, no time to make music due to work, yadayada. I was thinking up song ideas based on an old riff and remembered a delay-heavy house organ patch I played around with on a microkorg way back, probably 15 years ago, with a vocoder line. I also stole the idea from Kavinsky to combine a whisper with the vocoder patch, but the execution turned out different... Beefing up cheesetastic CR78 drums with a 1176 was really fun.

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Let's take a stroll down memory lane. Figured I could consolidate some old releases, thia is my thread after all.

If there's one track I've made that's worth listening to, this is the one. This SC link is just a repost, the track was made in 2014 and was loved by a lot of people, from label owners to 4chan: 

Made this collab with another WATMMer:

Another WATMMer remix:

My contribution to a MSF charity comp of my making. 

In the 2000's, Drill was an acronym for Drill & Bass, not for aggressive UK drug dealer music. We're far enough into the future so that's switched, but here are two releases from that period, my most prolific one. 

https://idiotisterecords.bandcamp.com/album/xenocrates-fat-guys-with-cigarettes

I'm especially proud of this, part of the Project 168 challenge (make an EP in one week):

https://idiotisterecords.bandcamp.com/album/xenocrates-idiotiste

In the period afterwards, I made this dubstep-centric album. 

https://sharee.bandcamp.com/album/life-macro

My favorite track from that album: 

https://sharee.bandcamp.com/track/same-ol-halfstep

A live set from 2008:

As part of the 432hz challenge on WATMM, I made this track. It was made using only FM8 and tuning every instrument to my own just intonation tuning.

My enormous bossa nova track for the CHATMM space age bachelor pad comp: 

I was commissioned for a video game soundtrack in 2014: 

 

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