3am - quititit (guitar+modular synth)

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KVRAF
11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:30 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXg-aeATWzo
http://soundcloud.com/justin3am/quititit
Another one-take jam. This time, I play a few notes on the guitar (while doing my best not to look at the camera, :lol:). I'm not that good but it provided the ambience I was looking for. The modular pretty much plays itself in this one. Kinda like auto-accompaniment. :hihi:

I thought that the mix sounded okay last night (at 2am) but now I think droney synth sound is too loud. Oh well...

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KVRAF
4148 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Post Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:01 am

Suprisingly it gets together quite nicely. If you recorded it as a multitrack and edited a bit, coould be really good ambient.
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Boss Lovin' DR
7965 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:20 am

Blimey, lots of flashing stuff, quite mesmeric. I was more disturbed by the fact that you do appear (at least from the side) to look unnervingly like me. :o :hihi: You handsome chap...

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:30 am

Thanks for listening!
DJ Warmonger wrote:If you recorded it as a multitrack and edited a bit, coould be really good ambient.
I did a multitrack recording at the same time, so I'll probably edit and remix it later. Maybe after doing a few more of these I'll put together an EP or something.
donkey tugger wrote:I was more disturbed by the fact that you do appear (at least from the side) to look unnervingly like me.
Dad? Is that you?! :lol:

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KVRAF
9392 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:44 am

For me, the guitar didnt work. I think it was the FX more than anything, and it was a bit forward in the mix. I'd prob bring it down a tad, smooth the verb out quite a bit (less metallic). The modular stuff was nice, tho it did seem a bit long imo.

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:33 pm

Thanks for your thoughts. I agree it's too long. I had only planned on doing a 5min thing but I guess I got in the zone.

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KVRist
489 posts since 16 Dec, 2003

Post Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:34 am

I listened and didn't watch. :wink:

The sounds were really nice. Interesting and highly varied. Even though the piece has a loose structure, it kept my interest throughout. I think you have the implicit rhythm thing going on. I've noticed in some Autechre pieces. What's left unsaid in the tune gets filled in by your brain.

Nice one.

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:35 pm

Thanks, I appreciate the Autechre reference but they are much more skilled than I. Everything is clocked to a master tempo, so yeah things sync up occasionally. I had to play to a click track to keep in time (didn't do much good though). :hihi:

I'm glad that it could be the kind of listen where your mind fills in the spaces. I always enjoy that feeling.

KVRian
1256 posts since 11 Sep, 2006 from along the rivers edge in northern Ontario

Post Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:15 am

cool stuff, its like a cv seq with an evolution, and I like getting the guitar involved with mass effect it can become a puzzle piece. man I dreamed of a room like that in 1977 when I went to steves music in toronto, with limited funds I ended the day with a pro one politely married to a big muff and a panasonic drum machine, yup panasonic had a drum machine, lol, it could glitch too if you held the 3 buttons down together, I thought I'd stepped into the future

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KVRAF
2080 posts since 25 Feb, 2005 from Ganymede

Post Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:31 pm

Very Nice, I love the fact it has a life of it's own and thought the guitar was a great contrast.

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:37 pm

Thanks a lot for listening guys.

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KVRAF
10194 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:01 pm

For a single-take jam, I think this turned out very well. I don't think there's anything wrong with the drone synth level. It's got a full sound that adds energy to the piece. I loved the percussion which, in places sounded almost like it could have been generated by a mere mortal, with a Mastelotto-type vibe from the ProjeKct 4 stuff in '98-'99. The guitar worked well, both musically and within the mix.

Good work :)

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KVRAF

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11412 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:45 pm

Thanks! I don't do this kind of thing very often so I appreciate the feedback. The drum pattern is simple but the trigger signals are compared and modified with digital logic, to get more variation. Also modulated delays. :)

I don't think I've heard that King Crimson Projekcts stuff before. Very interesting! I saw King Crimson, with Tool in 2001. It was a great show.

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KVRAF
2634 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Post Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:11 am

Wow, you have lots of cool gear that makes a fabulous sound.
Great use of guitar adds nicely to the feel...
Love the beeps...
Enjoying this as I cool down after hot day...
Mix sounds good to me. Not sure which bit you thought was too loud.
Well done!
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KVRAF
8000 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Post Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:38 am

You skirted the right side of random all the way through there! :D

The quirky percussive synths sound really good. The guitar gels perfectly.

Actually I was thinking that it sounded like Dr Who meets the original Borderlands OST.

Well played sir! :tu:

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