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KVRAF
11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:34 pm

This is the first track I've done that really shows what the Octatrack can do. This whole thing was constructed live, in one take. Not a single preset pattern, everything was sequenced live via Numerology and the Octatrack. Enjoy!

http://soundcloud.com/justin3am/toronto
http://www.3amnoise.net/toronto.mp3

The two main synth sounds cam from my Eurorack modular.

1. Hertz Donut->Triple Wavefolder->QMMG->Eventide PitchFactor
2. Piston Honda->QMMG->EH The Worm pedal->EH Deluxe Memory Boy pedal->Line6 DL4
These were both sequenced from Numerology using Silent Way with an ES-3. Live step editing via Novation Launch Pad.

Those synth parts were then sampled into the Octatrack for further manipulation.
The pad is from my V-Synth, also sequenced with Numerology.

The synth drums came from my MFB-503. Some sounds were sampled ahead of time then sequenced with the Octatrack, others were sequenced in Numerology and sampled as loops on the fly for further manipulation. The break beat is an old recording of a friend of mine playing a song that we did when we were in a band together (ahh, nostalgia).

That's pretty much all there is too it. I may add an electric bass and guitar part but that would be tough to reproduce live, trying to get this going made me sweat as it is. :lol:

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:15 pm

I forgot to mention that I haven't given this a good "release ready" mix yet so if you hear anything that sounds like shit please, don't hesitate to let me know.

Also, too, this is the first time I've used my UBK Fatso on a track. This thing makes obesity effortless.

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KVRist
448 posts since 30 May, 2002 from Scotland

Post Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:06 pm

very nice 8)
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KVRAF
16978 posts since 23 Jun, 2010 from north of London ON

Post Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:25 pm

Like how that works out here...the bottom end sounds really low endish here..I like it!! :love:
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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:50 pm

The low end is pretty heavy but not very tight. I'm going to have to leave it alone for a few weeks and come back to it. My ears are burnt right now.

Thanks for listening!

KVRAF
6587 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from the bridge of sighs

Post Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:27 pm

quite a bit of this appeals to me ...
other parts , not so much ...
i am , however , completely enamored by the process ...

i would love to hear you introduce elements of
your earlier track , 'omitted' , as a replacement for the breakbeats ...

the oscillator sync , towards the outro , caught my attention ...
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KVRAF
8072 posts since 12 Dec, 2003 from Canada

Post Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:16 am

Let's get this out of the way first...
justin3am wrote:this is the first time I've used my UBK Fatso on a track.
I hate you!

There, that feels better. ;)

Beautiful! I love the delicate layers mixed with heavy beats idea. The uniqueness of each sound is awesome, beats the hell out of looping.
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KVRian
1477 posts since 16 Jul, 2007 from In limbo

Post Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:43 am

Great stuff Justin, excellent live performance.

KVRist
297 posts since 2 Nov, 2008

Post Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:49 am

great track! sounds like it was interesting to conjure it up, too.

on an almost related note, found a link to your "I am mystery" stuff on muffwiggler a few weeks ago, and I really, really like that stuff, been playing this'n'that from it every other day. keep 'em coming! :tu:

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KVRAF
4714 posts since 2 Sep, 2005 from city of lights (nl)

Post Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:25 am

Loving every bit of it, fav'd!
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KVRAF
2645 posts since 21 Jul, 2004

Post Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:46 am

beautiful...just beautiful.

i don't know what else to say 8)

neil.

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:29 am

normal wrote: i am , however , completely enamored by the process ...
It's been an incredible challenge for me. Performing music doesn't come naturally to me so it requires a lot of practice and determination. I went through about 24 takes over two days to get this one right. I still think I can do better.
normal wrote:i would love to hear you introduce elements of
your earlier track , 'omitted' , as a replacement for the breakbeats ...
I'd do it if I had enough patch cables. :lol: The breakbeat has sentimental value to me so it stays. ;)

Thanks!

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:46 am

polyslax wrote:Let's get this out of the way first...
justin3am wrote:this is the first time I've used my UBK Fatso on a track.
I hate you!
:lol: :P

Thanks Matt. :)

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:49 am

Lunatic_Machinist wrote:on an almost related note, found a link to your "I am mystery" stuff on muffwiggler a few weeks ago, and I really, really like that stuff, been playing this'n'that from it every other day. keep 'em coming! :tu:
Thanks man, I appreciate it. This will be the first track off my next album. Each track for the new one is based around the same idea of performing the songs in one go. Thanks for listening!

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:50 am

Thanks also to Ronnie, Niel and Doug.

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