There’s still something missing for the song to sound as I would have liked, but after trying and trying I still couldn’t find that thing.
Songs made in: Spring 2014
For this week I decided it was time to try out a new softsynth. When I went to look which was a popular free one, Synth1 was an obvious choice. So all the sounds (including drums) on this song come entirely from Synth1. At first I was having a hard time finding sounds that I thought sounded good, but by the end I think I managed to get some good sounds out of it.
I had most of the song done using minimoog-v but then there was still something missing and couldn’t find any sound in minimoog-v to add the last touch. That’s when I decided to try SampleTank and with the piano sound it ended up becoming the main part of the song.
Started a bit like a hip hop kinda song but then turned into the more usual mysterious electronic sound of me.
Instead of using automation to have different volumes in different parts, this time I simply created duplicates of the same track and set the volume on each.
Nothing special to this song. As in no interesting melodies or anything. It was just about layering sounds and trying to make it interesting. 6 of them from Reaktor only. And added samples from freesound.org to make it even more interesting.
I used a sample of a female singing which I found on freesound.org and used VariAudio to change it into something totally different. Then added some delay and reverb to it to make it sound nicer.
I kept it quite simple but I think it’s a pretty cool song. I thought of adding more to it but then decided it was not necessary. 3 layers playing the same thing all using minimoog-v make it sound full.
This week there was Dynamic Range Day. I continue recording my songs with no compression or maximizer or anything like that on the master out channels. Hence the low volume of the songs, but instead they have a good dynamic range. This song has DR: 11.
A bit mysterious but funny kinda song. I think I will start using Prologue more often again. It helps come up with some interesting things.