November 30, 2016
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.
November 26, 2016
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.
November 9, 2016
November 3, 2016
November 2, 2016
October 31, 2016
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 🙂
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:
October 29, 2016
October 21, 2016
Two horn sections again here. The one playing the punches is tenor sax and alto sax playing octaves and a ‘brass’ preset playing the thirds in the middle, while the other is the more melodic part is simply a trombone and another ‘brass’ preset in unison. I guess that, in terms of trying to learn how to write for horns, using these presets is cheating a little…but hey its early days yet.
October 19, 2016