August 15, 2016
August 14, 2016
Silent Sound – featuring Trudi McBoody:
Another Gadget foray into the land of beats and bass, this time with a little spoken word thrown in thanks to the ever fictional Trudi McBoody.
Most sounds were made in Gadget, though today I used iFretless Bass as a midi controller to record the second bass line. I added a little AUFX:Dub in AudioShare before I decided to try that second bass, so I exported just that track and used Auria to mix the two parts together.
Then I felt it needed some words so I called in Trudi. In the form of iSpeech TTS and TwistedWave.
August 13, 2016
Becky (For What It’s Worth):
Something a bit different today, a track made entirely with guitar; though sifted through my iPad mania.
I recently got my beautiful 12 string electric guitar back after 2 years of separation and this is the result of our first play together. I haven’t changed the strings yet, and one broke as I tuned it up, I just plugged into my iPad with AudioShare and BiasFX and we got reacquainted for a while. It’s a little rough, you can hear how my hands aren’t used to this anymore but that imperfection lends a little charm, to my ears at least.
Anyway, I effected it with FLUX:FX, put it into Auria where I rearranged it a bit, then I did my little fav trick of slowing it down in TwistedWave before adding some occasional delay with AUFX:Dub.
August 12, 2016
A solemn Soundscape takes a melancholy turn with the introduction of melodic and beat elements.
Soundscaper recorded with AUFX:Dub, FLUX:FX, and Dedalus in AudioShare using a Gadget file as sound source. Combined in Auria with an iMaschine jam.
August 12, 2016
Standing In A Glass House: Stone In Hand:
This slightly paranoid Beatscape struggles with itself before the Lithium kicks in.
The beat was made with DM2 and then flavoured with Dedalus, ApeFilter, and FLUX:FX (twice). Also used were AudioShare and Auria.
August 10, 2016
An Abstract Soundscape that somehow goes to prove that toads can tango too.
Made primarily with Borderlands Granular and Idensity, both using a Gadget file as the sound source. Some effects courtesy of AUFX:Dub and Dedalus. And finally of course AudioShare was the facilitator and Auria was the queen bee.
Most of today was taken up with ‘housekeeping’, the boring but essential behind the scenes tasks like filing, making space on the iPad, tidying the hard drive etc etc.
It’s not all glamour and glitz at TrackaDay you know 🙂
Keep on truckin’ Trackers.
August 9, 2016
August 8, 2016
A simple little unassuming piece of electronica today.
Gadget was where it all began but I also used AudioShare and FLUX:FX to mess it up before moving things to Auria for mixing and arranging,. Then I added a Patterning beat, then another, before finally rearranging everything as you hear.
August 7, 2016
Made To Measure:
An Ambient piece today.
I started with the bassline that I made with iFretless Bass recorded into Auria, then I added the electric piano using Module which I recorded as both audio and midi, then I gave the midi to a glockenspiel (using Auria’s inbuilt sampler) and two different sounds from Addictive Synth. Finally I added a drum hit from my ‘beat snippets’ folder in AudioShare where I collect bits for just such an occasion.