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Old 27th November 2019, 12:32     #41
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Yeah this stride phase has certainly transformed his left hand. Heís actually starting to sound really good.
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Old 27th November 2019, 19:17     #42
Nich
 
Hazel is going through her Monk phase:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcr7tihox5...%2050.mov?dl=0
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Old 27th November 2019, 19:28     #43
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
So much win!
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Old 27th November 2019, 19:34     #44
Lightspeed
 
She's got rhythm!
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Old 2nd February 2020, 23:45     #45
DrTiTus
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Back to bass lessons after the Xmas break, decided to record myself "improvising"/playing to backing tracks for progress marker. One take wonders.

Reggae
Funk

Sharing not because I'm great, but because I just want to not care if people hear me playing, which I am getting more used to now. I'm definitely not as good as MadMax's Davie504 post, but hey, 4 months. Good enough to record bits for my own music and beginning to understand basslines a whole lot more than I did.

Ghetto 4x10 cabinet I cobbled together over Xmas from Trade Me bits (amp $21, cabinet $1) and new cheap woofers (4 x $23) from Surplustronics. My sister's Xmas present to me was driving over Auckland picking all the shit up and bringing it down to my parents.


Went to the Rockshop and compared with brand name (Blackstar + Ampeg) bass combo amps, and mine sounded about as good as a $1000 one (1x15), but was beaten in the low end by a $1300 one (2x10). Mine hits the low G nicely, but the low E lacks the boom I was hoping for. Probably because I used cheap speakers with higher Fs values than I should have (I just selected by price rather than performance) and no cabinet tuning, but it was an experiment. My next version will be much better with the lessons learnt. I've only done car subs before this, so I had no idea what a bass cabinet was even supposed to sound like.
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Old 3rd February 2020, 01:43     #46
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
If itís a closed back cab try porting the front. Air gotta move.
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Old 9th May 2020, 20:42     #47
DrTiTus
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Didn't sleep last night, took an acapella and made a hip hop track with me on bass [and the rest of the beat]:

Thanks Ye

I've realised bass doesn't play the role of sub bass, so this one has a separate sub bass line to boom in the car, and the bass plays its own role, but they kind of work together. Also recording is way better with a DI, even if my audio interface has a 1/4" guitar jack and invites you to plug it in directly. I've also played around recording my amp with a little condenser mic, which gave good/different results, but I wasn't recording bass through an amp at 3am, so DI it is for this one.
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Old 27th July 2020, 22:06     #48
DrTiTus
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Sunday night practice recording. Took out the "synth bass + guitar on bass" on this track, and just played a simple bassline the entire way through. One take after roughly figuring out what worked, including dirty recording noise at the end. Listened to it about 20 times in the car to/from work, and not gonna change anything. Next song.

https://drtitus.xyz/download/potions-draft.mp3
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Old 15th June 2021, 15:20     #49
Nich
 
http://undrawing.org/sketches/202106...%20-%20ndr.mp3

I actually managed to cut my god awful noise into a track! The break through was purchasing a Tascam DR-40X to just plug and play recording. Now, if I'm making noise, I'm recording it.

Eurorack (+ Make Noise 0-coast) + MachineDrum + Novation KS Rack
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Old 15th June 2021, 21:05     #50
DrTiTus
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I listened to the entire thing. I was expecting some granular Terrence McKenna samples :P
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Old 15th June 2021, 21:50     #51
Nich
 
thanks! I suck with using / managing / and sourcing samples ... and upon listening to the track on the kitchen speakers, I also suck at mastering. It's been a long time since I've wanted to make something for other people to listen to.

I'll set up the monitors and have another crack at it
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Old 23rd June 2021, 12:44     #52
Nich
 
More Richard Devine-inspired noise!

http://undrawing.org/sketches/202106...ro%20mast1.mp3
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Old 2nd July 2021, 20:40     #53
Know me.
 
rediscovered this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNl13t9ZtmA

Cowgirl in the Sand (2009 Remaster)
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Old 2nd July 2021, 21:34     #54
crocos
 
Are you teaching yourself that or something?

Or did you mean this?

Either way, good choice in music.
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Old 11th August 2021, 18:53     #55
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This came up in the my feed and I thought of your dickheads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZoQUFJCGLI
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Old 21st August 2021, 20:13     #56
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Quote:
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MHG has for some reason got the sound of early 20th-century ragtime and stride piano stuck in his head. Which is good, because now I don't have to get our family heirloom upright piano tuned, because it kinda sounds appropriate. Money saved.
Signs of a new phase: had to get the family heirloom tuned because Dad, the Dminor Bach prelude sounds wrong.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 13:33     #57
StN
I have detailed files
 
The RickGrohl.

Which nicely compliments that recent stage appearance.*

*Recent being 4 years ago???
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Old 18th October 2021, 21:04     #58
StN
I have detailed files
 
Oh God, what have I done...

Oh the algorithm.

I played SSS Love Missile F-111 the other night because beer.

Now I have had recommended "Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic".

Same old fishnetted vocalist, an aged Mansonesque lead guitar in a black g-string and pony tail (No, not on his head), and a couple of young ladies, similarly dressed in undies.

Oh Martin Degville, your beer gut belies your ancientness.

Back in the day, you could see how they diverged from Billy Idol from Gen-X.

But Billy seems to have aged.... gracefully?

2016 reform appearance...


At least he tones it down to just an orange suit and stilettos in this one. That guitarist - it's not the years, its the milage.
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Old 28th October 2021, 18:27     #59
[Malks] Pixie
 
[Checks date of last post] - so I haven't been here for two years.

Um. Produced that more danceable material Mr Muscovado Orange then finally went and purchased a proper audio interface (am now using Reaper as my DAW) and decided to experiment with midi which produced Dolphin Noir (if you can make it through the first track then it improves, and the last is actually a favourite). Also played around with generating melodies by glitching my plugins (which is where all the Dolphin Noir stuff comes from).

[I've provided Youtube links because they're more accessible but all this stuff is on Bandcamp as per usual.]

Purchased a new/old guitar - a Vantage Avenger which used to belong to Johnny Volume from The Scavengers. Have taken my old SG apart to strip the paint work a friend was experimenting with on it, it may well never get reassembled. Also finally got hold of the lost Dukes of Leisure album which was never mixed (only took 10 odd years of asking and one divorce in the band) which I am very slowly mixing (18 individual tracks for the drums alone is terrifying). Yeah.
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Old 26th December 2021, 15:33     #60
MadMax
Stuff
 
Guitar pedals

The lad has completed and passed https://www.rslawards.com/rockschool...uitar/grade-2/

through
https://rockschoolnz.co.nz/electric-guitar/

One of the test criteria is "Command of Instrument" which is described as "The quality of the sound produced from the instrument, including the consistency of sound/tone, control of sound/tone commensurate with grade". His test result for this was full marks across his 5 songs for this. (Total score 95% )

The grade 3 book introduces reverb and while I could just grab a reverb pedal I noticed you can get multi effect pedals with looper and drum pattern functions. Or is such a gizmo considered cheating especially at his age? I do know he'll love playing with all the functions.
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Old 29th December 2021, 21:42     #61
DrTiTus
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I would get a Zoom G1 FOUR, but that's me.

I have the bass version (B1X FOUR), and while I don't really rate the looper, it's good to have drums and a range of FX instead of needing to get a bunch of different pedals just to experiment.
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Old 30th December 2021, 16:21     #62
MadMax
Stuff
 
Perfect, cause thatís exactly what we got and he loves it. Such a crazy device for not too much moolah. His music teacher is gonna be happy to know heís now spending whole days playing his favoured riffs over n over.

I even thought him how to record and loop an chord progression and play along with matching notes.
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Old 30th December 2021, 17:06     #63
MadMax
Stuff
 
Wow autocorrect much
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Old 31st December 2021, 19:29     #64
DrTiTus
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Last track spam for 2021:

DrTiTus - My Mind Is Going
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Old 6th May 2022, 09:09     #65
[Malks] Pixie
 
Back on my bullshit - probably the beginning of a new EP. Trying to get that bouncy happy feeling alongside an ever increasing sense of dread.

Security & - Dolphin Noir
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Old 6th May 2022, 10:15     #66
Cyberbob
 
Long time listener, first time creator.
I got myself a Akai midi controller, so I'm trying to learn a bunch of things at once. Music theory, composition, drum pads, piano, Ableton Live (Why are DAW's a thousand times more complicated to learn than the toughest Adobe suite?).
I've created some progressive trance in the past with FruityLoops and Music 2000, but so much of this is brand new to me.

I've uploaded a short track not because I'm necessarily happy with it, but it's more to mark a starting point in this creative journey, which is something I did with photography over the course of 10+ years, and it was great to see that progress.
https://soundcloud.com/user-858005130/soberholidays
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Old 6th May 2022, 16:15     #67
[Malks] Pixie
 
That's pretty cool mate - and a good pick with the AKAI (I've got the same one myself). My one recommendation with DAWS is don't worry about all the fine control - get it running in a way that works for you and then you can build on that knowledge (I'm using Reaper myself and I still find myself going back to tutorials about how to do basic shit). One other thing I would say is learn how to use the MIDI editor (piano roll) and your life will be so much easier.

If you're looking for a good free package of instruments (the ones that come with the MPK are fine but a bit generic) then check out LABS by Spitfire Audio. They're great quality, 100% free and super versatile.
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Old 6th May 2022, 17:57     #68
Redneck
 
Don't forget to pick up your subscription for this -



[full disclosure - owner of three midi controllers ]
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Old 14th May 2022, 16:19     #69
_indigo1
 
https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/F6stB
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Old 14th May 2022, 23:50     #70
DrTiTus
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If it's not you making/playing it, wrong thread.

I was hoping it was CyberBob's next effort.
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Old 15th May 2022, 13:00     #71
_indigo1
 
Oh, whoops.
I was only wanting to spread the horror anyway - a chad-roll if you will.

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Old 15th May 2022, 20:47     #72
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
I'm contributing some guitar bits to a project. I can't share the separate tracks because they're not mine to share, but I'm really digging the guitar sound that I've settled on. It's got a sort of surfish Strat into old Fender amp turned up really loud vibe, all springy reverb and tremolo. Here's a couple of verses and a bridge from a demo, just the guitar. Listening to it in isolation there's quite a bit of RF interference from the single-coil pickup and the monitor I'm sitting in front of.

http://users.on.net/~sgarlick/files/...uitarthing.mp3
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