Archive for the Beatscape category

Grant

Day 28: Weds 23 Sept 2015

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Abstractions:

An Abstract Beatscape.

iMPC Pro for the drums recorded with Dedalus. I haven’t used iMPC Pro much and it seemed to glitch occasionally so I’m not sure if I’ll used it much. It’s got some great sounds tho.

It was a slow and almost abstract sounding beat, so I added two abstract sounding files I had prepared earlier: one from Borderlands Granular, and one from iDensity.

Video:

People have asked about the videos so I’ll start leaving notes about those too.

I made a series of pics in PicFrame, loaded those along with the song file into Pinnacle Studio (which is my main video app). Then it was just a case of arranging, adding some choice transitions here and there, adding the titles etc, and bob’s your proverbial.

Grant

Day 27: Tuesday 22 Sept 2015

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The World Is Breathing:

An Ambient Beatscape today. With me reading a poem at the end 🙂

I found an old beat that I recorded in Feb, I don’t know what app I used. I cut out a small segment that I liked and looped it with Dedalus effecting it. Then I slowed it in TwistedWave (that old trick again).

I loaded that into Auria and jammed a baseline from iFretless Bass. Only a small segment of that was successful, so i cut that out and arranged it (and bits of it) along the timeline.

Next I jammed four different sounds from Addictive Synth. Did some rearranging. Then recorded myself reading an old poem that seemed to fit the mood.

Grant

Day 26: Monday 21 Sept 2015

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Awaiting: Named for my lovely wife, confident, best friend, and muse Lene. Who is away for a few days.

A barebones Beatscape.

My first attempt at loading my own samples into a drum machine. This is Patterning, which I recently bought and have not yet fully explored. I trawled my files in Audioshare (recorded over the last 6 or 7 months), looking for bits to trim out. I loaded 15 or so into Patterning, built a drum kit, made a pattern, and jammed that into Audioshare.

Fun Fun Fun.

I’m looking forward to trying this with other apps.

PS All references to the soundtrack of Dead Man where purely accidental (Though I do love and recommend that).

Grant

Day 25: Sunday 20 Sept 2015

Beatscape, Tracks, Videos 2 Comments

His Slender Skin:

Beatscape.

Patterning, Dedalus, TwistedWave, Audioshare, Auria, iSpeech TTS, AUFX:Space.

Grant

Day 22: Thursday 17 Sept 2015

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Stepping Lightly Ain’t My Style:

Beatscape.

Nothing but drum app. A simple beat in Patterning, using Dj Puzzles’s Funk Step drum kit,

jammed into Audioshare using Dedalus, AUFX:Dub.and AUFX:Space.

Sometimes the simplest of tools is sufficient to tell your story.

Grant

Day 20: Tuesday 15 Sept 2015

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What Winter Has Left Me:

A Beatscape with a gentle groove and some spoken word.

iDensity with AUFX:Dub, AUFX:Space, and Dedalus for the drone/soudscape.

Patterning for the drums. Two tracks using different kits, layered and panned.

iFretless Bass for the baseline.

I read a poem/lyrics straight into the iPad mike, with a few favourite quotes. For the vocals.

It felt great to being playing bass again. Must do more of that.

Grant

Day 17: Saturday 12 Sept 2015

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Mechanical Dancer:

An Ambient Beatscape.

A beat from Patterning slowed down to 70% in TwistedWave.

Two high theremin like parts from Addictive Synth jammed over the top in Auria.

A drone from Addictive Synth.

Grant

Day 16: Friday 11 Sept 2015

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Manta Mantra:

An Ambient Beatscape.

Diode-108, TwistedWave, Microbrute, ToneStack, iMashine, Addictive Synth, Audioshare, Auria.

Grant

Day 15: Thursday 10 Sept 2015

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Cityscape:

An Ambient Beatscape.

Six tracks of Diode-108; the same beat with a different drum set each time. Layered and arranged in Auria.

Three tracks of Addictive Synth and one of Xynthesir; each one jammed or recorded straight into Auria.

Grant

Day 14: Wednesday 9 Sept 2015

Abstract, Beatscape, Featuring Trudi McBoody, Spoken Word, Tracks, Videos No Comment

Old Habits:

An Abstract Beatscape with Vocals.

A poem fed into iSpeech TTs three times with three different voices, Sector, and iMascine.

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