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Grant

Day 343: Friday 5 August 2016

Audio, EDM, Tracks No Comment

Megatron Bitemiester:

This one has an angry feel, hence the artwork to match 😉

I used a slightly different process today; recording my MicroBrute into AudioShare via BiasFX. It’s a simple arpeggio that I played with the sequencer while adjusting settings. I then added some drums.

AudioShare, BiasFX, TwistedWave, Auria, DM1, Caramel.

Grant

Day 342: Thursday 4 August 2016

Ambient, Audio, Beatscape, Soundscape, Tracks No Comment

Lost:

A playlist for you today, a mini album, an EP. Four tracks that take you on a journey, or rather lose you on one.

The apps used: Moodscaper, Gadget, AudioShare, Dedalus, ApeFilter, FLUX:FX.

I hope you enjoy the experience. Rock on Tracklings.

Grant

Day 341: Weds 3 August 2016

Abstract, Audio, Beatscape, Tracks No Comment

The Crucible Burns (Slow & Dark):

Slow and dark, mean spirited and painful; this Beatscape borders on the chaotic and the abstract, it punishes the pure and the wicked alike, it lavishes it’s disinterested brutality on all comers. You have been warned.

iMaschine 2, Dedalus, ApeFilter, AudioShare.

Grant

Day 340: Tuesday 2 August 2016

Audio, EDM, Pianoscape, Tracks No Comment

Relentless:

Another minimal piece.

This time a relentlessly simple (hence the title) beat from Patterning is overlaid with an equally simple electric piano bass line which is echoed by simple chord voicings. Korg’s Module is the piano app.

Grant

Day 339: Monday 1 August 2016

Audio, EDM, Tracks No Comment

Eating A PreMade Loop Sandwich; Shitting Out Gold:

Sorry about the cheeky title 🙂

I do on occasion post a track that comes from a loop type app where all I’m basically doing is arranging pre-made loops. Now some people object to this on the grounds that it’s not fully your’s, and I agree. I am most proud of and I strive to achieve tracks that are fully representative of my vision (that sounds pretentious) and my life. However…I’m not of a purist disposition, I enjoy playing with these apps and especially if I can give it my spin, make it feel like it belongs in my oeuvre, then I have no problem joining in and seeing what I do.

Anyway I did that today with an app I just heard about Remixlive. It comes with some free sound packs and then you can buy more as IAPs as well as an IAP to import your own loops where of course the objections I covered earlier cease to apply. However I have yet to delve into the IAPs and just used the free Dubstep sound set here. I jammed this arrangement, exported it to AudioShare then to Dedalus where I ran it at 0.70 sampler ratio which slowed the 140 bpm to 98 (more in my zone) and also lowers the pitch and stretches the samples. Finally back in AudioShare I treated it with AUFX:Dub to give the regularly occuring snare delay.

I must say that despite the fact that I had nothing to do with the making of the sounds or the loops I feel that I have made this my own. On top of the fact that I had a great time making it.

I guess I’m saying that even though I have the skills to make everything from scratch, I don’t feel that I have to that all the time. Music, like life, exists on a spectrum (in fact it’s a multidimensional spectrum) and I see no reason to artificially limit my participation.

Rant over. I hope you enjoy the sounds 🙂

Grant

Day 338: Sunday 31 July 2106

Abstract, EDM, Soundscape, Tracks, Videos No Comment

Barabbas:

A slightly off beat and abstract track today made in Gadget but using primarily my own samples loaded in to Abu Dhabi and Bilbao. Only the electric piano is from other Gadgets; I made that with a combination of two Montreals and two Darwins. No other apps were used, just Gadget.

The video was made with Fluid FX, Pinnacle Pro, and CinemaFXV.

Grant

Day 337: Saturday 30 July 2016

Ambient, Audio, Tracks No Comment

Gently Does It:

Sweet and gentle, minimal and restful, simple and warm, like the sun on your skin as you sip an Earl Grey in your backyard on a summer morning.

iSEM into FLUX:FX in AudioShare, this is simply an arpeggio with slight adjustments to the VCF frequency from time to time. Originally intended as a background, I loved it as is and decided it could stand as a track in it’s own right. Minimal simplicity is really attracting me at the moment.

Grant

Day 336: Friday 29 July 2016

Ambient, Audio, Tracks No Comment

Falling Slowly Into Dawn:

Temple drums heard through the mist. The forest damp; cold. Dawn emerging, reluctant.

There you go Tracklings, a free poem 🙂

Ambient and ethereal, this track was made with Addictive Synth and flavoured with Dedalus, AUFX:Dub, and AUFX:Space in AudioShare.

 

Grant

Day 335: Thursday 28 July 2016

Ambient, Tracks, Videos No Comment

Felicitations:

A video for a change!

This Ambient track meanders along like a walk through a vague forest; meanwhile the walls between the self and the other fade, becoming indistinct, amorphous…inviting osmosis.

Apps used: Noatiki 2, AudioShare, ApeFilter, Dedalus, Caramel, TwistedWave, Auria, Patterning. Also Pinnacle Pro and CinemaFXV for the visuals.

Grant

Day 334: Weds 27 June 2016

Audio, EDM, Tracks No Comment

Get Out Of Here!:

My friend Nick Lau introduced me to Skram. It’s a new free app for making, in his words, Mindless Electronica. I love that description!

It’s another of those simple and rather limited but fun apps that I enjoy using from time to time. I also enjoy trying to work within and around their idiosyncrasies and limitations to try and make something that sounds like it’s mine and not just the product of the app. Not that I feel I’ve achieved that here; this is the very first thing I’ve made with the app the very first time I opened it. I’m posting it simply because it was fun to make and I hope will be fun to listen to, imperfect jam though it is.

Nick’s music is amazing by the way, he is one my favourite discoveries of the last year, and can be found here: https://thedeadsociety.bandcamp.com/ and if you want to explore a more noise based approach here: https://n0isedive.bandcamp.com/

I ran the jam through the old AudioShare/ApeFilter/Dedalus secret sauce trick to finish it off.

Peace Out tracklings.

 

 

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