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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-30 04:04 [#02583163]
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i'm just having a moment with this album. i recorded it in
2012. honestly, i am more happy with it that absolutely any
other album i have ever put out, and so i'm just spamming it
because.

LAZY_TITLE


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-07-30 07:06 [#02583166]
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kule man, just getting my head together (not a mornings guy)
but i've downloaded it for proper listening later


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-07-30 19:27 [#02583180]
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this is great, every track has an organic kind of "grown
together" vibe, not just sequenced. on my second listen now,
i like all the little chance / found sound elements


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-07-30 20:36 [#02583181]
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nice one

i have a pg300 for sale on ebay now £350

i downloaded this on my phone earlier but it wouldnt show up
in vlc, will try again tomorrow

gonna download it to my shit old slow laptop now

did you ever consider soldering opensource eurorack? maybe
you could build up a cheap case and system that way.


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-07-30 20:53 [#02583182]
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5 minutes left on the download

yeah the artwork is great btw,i love pics of gear lol


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-07-30 20:57 [#02583183]
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belb recommendation got me excited lol


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-07-30 20:59 [#02583184]
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tracks 1, 6 and 8 are my faves i think


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-07-30 21:11 [#02583185]
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cul de sac is lush


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-07-30 21:23 [#02583186]
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every track has a unique sound to it ,though they all gel
together really well


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-31 02:16 [#02583200]
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it's actually about a specific cul de sac near where i was
living at the time. i had a music video in my hed -- i
wanted to have a camera at the center of the cul de sac,
gradually rotating around with the houses in time to the
beat; edit the video so it seemed like there was no exit.
then, come back across all the seasons -- summer, winter,
spring, fall -- and repeat the process, so i could crossfade
and mashup with the contrasts

i drove by the area about a year ago. it hadn't changed a
bit. still harbor a distant urge to go knock on their doors;
ask to do a video. but even ensuring the camera shot would
be seamless across sessions... i guess you'd have to use a
stepper motor to rotate the camera too? too much

albums kind of sync with a particular season, sometimes, and
this is very much a summer album.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-31 02:31 [#02583201]
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this is great, every track has an organic kind of "grown
together" vibe, not just sequenced. on my second listen now,
i like all the little chance / found sound elements


thanks! in this era, it was all hardware. usually i'd just
have a 2 or 4 bar loop with perhaps a B section. i'd spend
hours building layers on that loop -- how does this drum
layer sound with this synth layer? adjust a bit. now how
does it sound with this other synth layer. adjust a bit. now
how do both synth parts sound together? adjust. now what did
that do to how they sound with the the drum part? adjust

eventually, i'd wind up with sixteen faders' worth of parts
that all interstacked with each other in ways i found
pleasant. as i built it up, i spent plenty of time laying it
out as a song: i'll start with this. then i'll fade this in.
then i'll cut that and bring both these in. no, no, i need
to adjust that one for satisfying build. some fx. sort of
building up a giant simon streak in my head.
simultaneously practicing how i was going to move all the
knobs and faders, and deciding how i wanted to move the
faders.

then there would be a crucial window: if i waited too long
to start recording takes, well, i'd have been going ten
hours at that point, and i'd be getting tired; drugs wearing
off, etc. and the takes would go to crap. too early, though,
and i simply wasn't ready.

in working the loop into a song, here and there i'd discover
a cool corner; incorporate it into the final bee waltz that
would beecome a take. but i would improvise and riff every
time -- "afraid of bees" for example, i channeled my
anxiety. as i was winding the bee drone from the intro down
via filterz, i thought of bees and got myself all
sdfgjkldfkg and with this feeling, pounded my hands all over
the prophet vs, which was waiting for arp input. it was
intended to be a practice take, but i was like "that was
perfect and why try again"


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-07-31 02:53 [#02583202]
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and you've seen these before, from that era

ocean breeze -- stuck tight to the mixer on that one;
usually i was all over the pg300 and juno as much as the
mixer

john paul revere had some loops but not early as much of a
plan, just sort of winging it

it was definitely better when i had a specific plan that i'd
practiced over and over vs. winging it


 


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