September 24, 2015
Dance Like Nobodies Watching:
I don’t know what genre to describe this as; it doesn’t fit into my scheme (which I guess means my scheme needs changing)
It’s made using only Addictive Synth for the sounds, and Auria for the arranging.
A rhythmic arpeggiated bass part plus two other synth parts; and I dance like a silly billy 🙂
The Video: Filmed with Imaengine, processed twice with CinenaFXV, all three versions put into PicFrame, finally finished in Pinnacle Studio.
September 23, 2015
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.
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.
September 22, 2015
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.
September 21, 2015
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).
September 20, 2015
September 19, 2015
September 18, 2015
Something a little different today, an arpeggiated synth track.
I don’t use arpeggios, sequencers or midi much. Partly because I find it difficult to make the sounds I want, and partly because it begins to have a cliched ‘electro’ sort of sound. But I’m keen to explore all the possibilities on offer. So here goes 🙂
I started with an arp patch in iSem which I recorded into Audioshare while altering parameters. Then I did it again, then again.
Next I loaded them all into Auria and lined them up as best I could.
Then for a little spice I imported a track I had created earlier with iSpeech TTS reading a random group of phrases. I cut that up and spaced it around the track as it seemed to fit.
My mixing is flawed here, some distortion is creeping in; I think because some frequencies are overloading (there is no distortion on individual tracks). But I’m coming up against my lack of skills in the mixing department here.
Some research and learning to be done.
But thats part of the fun 🙂
September 17, 2015
Stepping Lightly Ain’t My Style:
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.
September 16, 2015
September 15, 2015
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.