August 1, 2016
Eating A PreMade Loop Sandwich; Shitting Out Gold:
Sorry about the cheeky title 🙂
I do on occasion post a track that comes from a loop type app where all I’m basically doing is arranging pre-made loops. Now some people object to this on the grounds that it’s not fully your’s, and I agree. I am most proud of and I strive to achieve tracks that are fully representative of my vision (that sounds pretentious) and my life. However…I’m not of a purist disposition, I enjoy playing with these apps and especially if I can give it my spin, make it feel like it belongs in my oeuvre, then I have no problem joining in and seeing what I do.
Anyway I did that today with an app I just heard about Remixlive. It comes with some free sound packs and then you can buy more as IAPs as well as an IAP to import your own loops where of course the objections I covered earlier cease to apply. However I have yet to delve into the IAPs and just used the free Dubstep sound set here. I jammed this arrangement, exported it to AudioShare then to Dedalus where I ran it at 0.70 sampler ratio which slowed the 140 bpm to 98 (more in my zone) and also lowers the pitch and stretches the samples. Finally back in AudioShare I treated it with AUFX:Dub to give the regularly occuring snare delay.
I must say that despite the fact that I had nothing to do with the making of the sounds or the loops I feel that I have made this my own. On top of the fact that I had a great time making it.
I guess I’m saying that even though I have the skills to make everything from scratch, I don’t feel that I have to that all the time. Music, like life, exists on a spectrum (in fact it’s a multidimensional spectrum) and I see no reason to artificially limit my participation.
Rant over. I hope you enjoy the sounds 🙂