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Grant’s Music Diary 1/01/2017

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Happy New Year Trackers. Lets hope we all have a good one.

The days are short and the nights are long here in Norway but no snow in January is a sad sight to see.

I’ve only done two tracks this week which is the quietest week in a long long time, but my mind has been contemplating sound the whole time, and I hope that contemplation will bear fruit soon.

This is one of those tracks: it is my most complex Gadget piece ever and though quite long it does go through several stages or sections and I hope it is enjoyable throughout. For some reason I have gone very ‘synthy’ lately.

Grant

Grants Music Diary 24 Dec 2016

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Merry Christmas, God Jul, Happy Holidays trackers.

I’ve made several tracks since last I posted, this beatscape is the most abstract of them so I thought I’d share that.

Grant

Grant’s Music Diary 9 December 2016

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It’s been quite some time since I made a video though I have been thinking about it a lot.

The soundtrack is a slow Soundscape made by combining two jams: The first was made with Xynthesizr, AudioShare, Dedalus, and Flux:FX. The second used Model 15, Dedalus, AudioShare, AUFX:Dub, AUFX:Space, Emo Chorus, and AUFX:Peak.

The artwork was done in iColorama.

The video was made in Pinnacle Pro and treated with CinemaFXV.

Happy Birthday My Love.

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 đŸ™‚

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…

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