July 20, 2016
Awash (In The River Of Tears):
The second of my flying home tracks, this was made on the Bangkok to Oslo flight; a nightmare of lack of sleep, lack of leg room, back and neck pain, and a general feeling that I was in danger of loosing my humanity.
A simple, gentle, sparse electric piano plays tangentially over an almost chaotic rhythmic ground.
Made in Gadget the piano is a combination of two Darwins and a Salzburg, while 2 Bilbaos, 1 Tokyo, and 1 Abu Dhabi make the beat. I love Bilbao and Abu Dhabi 🙂
I’m very happy with this track.
Also used to get the final result were: Twisted Wave, AudioShare, Dedalus, and ApeFilter.
July 20, 2016
Beautifully slow and sparse, this downtempo piece of electronica via Gadget really soothes my soul. I hope it does for you too.
The first of two tracks that I made on the flights home, this one was made on the Sydney to Bangkok leg of the journey.
July 20, 2016
Concentrated Work Ethic Rots (from the inside):
A downtempo, almost dubby track from Gadget, I love how the bass ostinato feels slightly awkward at times against the rhythm.
I wanted to try out two Gadgets that I never use; Berlin and Phoenix, because they got a of love in a post on the iPad Musicians Group, but I quickly found that neither of them is to my taste. So I added 3 instances of Kiev plus some London and Amsterdam for the drums and I quite enjoy the result.
I just noticed that I accidentally posted two tracks for Sunday when I caught up with my travel posts on the wednesday morning. Never mind, let us leave it and consider this a bonus 🙂
July 13, 2016
Today I decided to explore another Gadget that I don’t often use in Korg’s Gadget, today it was Wolfsburg; this has 6 instances of that and one of London for the drums. I also used Dedalus.
July 12, 2016
More from my Holiday Gadgetfest.
An interesting side effect of some one like me, who has no idea of the intricate tangle of electronica and EDM genres, using an app like Gadget which is equipped with a plethora of sounds from across that arcane spectrum, is that I use the sounds with no knowledge of those original contexts and therefore create a mishmash; one that is perhaps painful to the aficionado. This idea is interesting and fun to me.
An interesting side effect of getting up in the early hours of the morning because I can’t sleep, is that my mind runs along funny lines like this.
No matter, I am definitely embracing my inner EDM guy with this current Gadget fixation and I hope you are enjoying the ride.
July 9, 2016
Blue Jack Ramble:
Downtempo EDM from Gadget once more. I’m still on holiday which means I have limited time at the moment. It’s just so quick and fun to do these whip these up, I can’t resist 🙂
Assistance also from AudioShare, ApeFilter, Dedalus, and TwistedWave. You know, the usual crew.
July 5, 2016
More Gadget based downtempo electronica made with the assistance of AudioShare, ApeFilter, Dedalus, and Auria.
In other words the usual suspects.
Sorry if things seem to be stagnating, it’s because I’m on hols and out of my comfort zone. I’ll try something different tomorrow I promise.
July 5, 2016
Untrue Development (Edition):
Today feels like a downtempo version of an 80’s Synth Pop track. Not my usual cup of tea to say the least but my current flirtation with Gadget is taking me to some strange places indeed. I used TwistedWave, AudioShare, ApeFilter, and Dedalus to try and bring it a little closer to my usual texture. Not sure if that helped or not 🙂
Anyway it is what it is, I hope it brings you pleasure.
July 2, 2016
June 29, 2016
Laxative Is The Key:
There’s a beat and a bassline and some vocals, does that make it a song? Not the way I do it.
iElectribe for the drums, iFretless Bass for (you guessed it) the bass. The vocals is on two tracks, one effected by VoxSyn and the other by Harmony Voice. Assembled in Auria.