Drunken studio fumble

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Drunken studio fumble

Post by clubbedtodeath » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:50 pm

Evening all

Everyone should have a fumble in the studio when inebriated. Unfortunately, mine only involved a Rhodes Electric piano, a Novation KS 4 and a sampler on drums - no pretty ladies.

After several bottles of wine this was recorded - probably all live, but I can't honestly remember. I hope you enjoy it.

No More Sauvignon Blues (mp3)

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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by ned-ryarson » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:18 am

nice man.. like the bitcrushed hiphop beats

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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by skweeegor » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:34 am

This is awesome...love the bitcrushed drums and has a great swing. That lead sound is excellent. Smooooth. What do you use for the drum effects; particularly the beat repeat (or was that just delay?)/glitchy sounding stuff?

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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by clubbedtodeath » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:38 pm

Thank you gentlemen, always nice to be appreciated!

Now to answer your questions skweeegor, the stuff was all multi-track recorded within Cakewalk Sonar.

- Drum effects: that's just a (slightly) chopped up drum loop fed through a Boss SP303, for pitch-shifting/bit-crushing/tape-delay, then some compression to tighten it up. From what I recall, I randomly switched between the different effects and tweaked knobs.

At the start, it's fed through a free VST low-pass filter on the track itself.

- Lead sounds: This is a Novation KS4 synth panned left, with some compression then FX Reverb (default Cakewalk Sonar reverb). The aftertouch is tied to the cutoff filter, which gives it a bit of expression.

- Fender Rhodes: This does the amp-distorted bass (panned centre), and the chords, which have mostly been fed through a lot of flanger and panned right.

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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by rhino » Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:08 pm

DAMN! you make better music drunk than I do sober! Where's that bottle of Jack D?????
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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by nathanscribe » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:04 pm

This is a good argument for getting drunk. On both Angus' and Rhino's counts. That Rhodes is definitely at home up there, that's for sure. Nice patch on the KS too.

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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by tekkentool » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:28 pm

If that's you drunk....

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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by clubbedtodeath » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:59 am

You know Rhino, Nathan and Tekken, I reckon I'm better drunk than sober. Playing live was just as well, I don't think I could've worked the sequencer.

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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:16 am

This is extremely cool.

I keep typing stuff, but the stuff I type doesn't do it justice. It's just extremely cool.
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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by tekkentool » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:15 am

What flanger are you using? that one sounds amazing !

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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by clubbedtodeath » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:54 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:I keep typing stuff, but the stuff I type doesn't do it justice. It's just extremely cool.
Perhaps Marc, you feel the power of the Rhodes from afar?

PS.

Tekken - it's the FxFlanger from Sonar. I've brightened up the signal with a bit of EQ before feeding it in, which made a helluva difference, and it's about 90% wet mix. I can dig out the settings later if you like.

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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:08 pm

clubbedtodeath wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:I keep typing stuff, but the stuff I type doesn't do it justice. It's just extremely cool.
Perhaps Marc, you feel the power of the Rhodes from afar?
I'm glad you have that Rhodes... you are certainly doing it justice.

Ha ha, I know I'll catch h**l for this, but I really like the lead sound (and what you're doing with it)... irrespective of its source, it's very analog-sounding!
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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by tekkentool » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:19 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:
clubbedtodeath wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:I keep typing stuff, but the stuff I type doesn't do it justice. It's just extremely cool.
Perhaps Marc, you feel the power of the Rhodes from afar?
I'm glad you have that Rhodes... you are certainly doing it justice.

Ha ha, I know I'll catch h**l for this, but I really like the lead sound (and what you're doing with it)... irrespective of its source, it's very analog-sounding!

And the melody on the lead is so perfect it's insane right?

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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:22 pm

tekkentool wrote:And the melody on the lead is so perfect it's insane right?
Agreed!
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Re: Drunken studio fumble

Post by clubbedtodeath » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:54 pm

Ha! You guys are hilarious. It's not that good; indeed, this is first on my list of tidy-ups when I get some free time. (Korg MS20, here I come)

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