Grant

Grant’s Music Diary 30 November 2016

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Back to Gadget but still without horns, I got the new Korg app Odessei (based on the Arp Odyssey synth) recently and decided to have a play with it’s Gadget version Lexington. I must say that I am enjoying this synth much more than I usually enjoy subtractive synths.

I got 4 instances of it in this track before it began to strain my iPad. Also used were 5 instances of Darwin for the bass drone (I often craft one sound in Gadget from multiple sounds) and Bilbao for the drums.

I hope that you enjoy this gentle track.

 

 

Grant

Grant’s Music Diary 26 November 2016

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Hi Trackers, sorry for the lack of posts this month.

I have been having one of my recurring depressive episodes (which often happens with the onset of winter) and therefore have been full of doubts and self loathing, not to mention being unable to concentrate or focus for long. All of which has left my music floundering a bit; I have several unfinished pieces that I don’t have the energy to revisit (which is not like me), and I’m having difficulty sorting through my options and projects to decide what to do next.

Thank goodness for iMaschine! It’s relative simplicity and it’s comfortable workflow means that I can still produce tracks with it.

This is my favourite from this month, it has a soothing quality which may explain that.

Cheers

Grant

Grant’s Music Diary 9/11/16

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More downtempo electronica from iMaschine 2, it’s so much fun to make these.

Grant

Horns Diary #9

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Trombone and trumpet an octave apart with tenor and alto sax playing the inner voices, all using the Darwin gadget inside Gadget.

Grant
Grant

Grants Music Diary 31/10/16

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I’m still enjoying making downtempo slow EDM type things, I do enjoy making a beat. Also I sometimes still visit apps other than Gadget and iMaschine 🙂

Today I had fun with iKaosillator which I haven’t visited in a while.

PS if you would like to check out more in this series here is a YouTube playlist of Figure and iKaosillator jams:

Grant

Grants Music Diary 29/10/16

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Yes, it’s not all horn arrangements in my world, I’m still working on a number of musical approaches. Beatscapes are still a big part of my musical landscape. for example…

Grant

Horns #8

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Two horn sections again here. The one playing the punches is tenor sax and alto sax playing octaves and a ‘brass’ preset playing the thirds in the middle, while the other is the more melodic part is simply a trombone and another ‘brass’ preset in unison. I guess that, in terms of trying to learn how to write for horns, using these presets is cheating a little…but hey its early days yet.

Grant

Horns #7

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The horns are from the Marseille gadget today; a trombone with a tenor sax a third above and a trumpet repeating the trombone an octave higher.

Grant

Horns #6

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I used two horn sections here: a sax and a muted trumpet for the punches, and trombone, tenor sax, trumpet, alto sax for the melody part which I voiced in thirds which seems to work well. I used Montreal for all the horns in this one.

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