'Oct 1' - New Original Music -A 5 Minute Timed Challenge from Last Night - Electronic/Instrumental + Walkthrough

in #music2 months ago

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So I was bored last night and decided

Track 3, Bass, ROLI Preset
to do a timed writing challenge; I went with 5 minutes, although 5 minutes is sort of too short to really do anything... basically I wanted a piano, bass and drums, and then spend any extra time (if I had any) on whatever else I could think of on the fly. The session was in 11/8 which I figured might result in something cool, even if by accident. I mapped out the progression below (basically just started with Dmin, Bmin, and Bb, then added some extensions, sort of randomly), which was played by a Pianoteq piano in Track 1, with a Portal preset. I recorded that audio to Track 2, then copy-pasta'ed it a few times. Track 2 was a ROLI bass synth, which I spent very little time checking out, just sorta dropped it in and played root notes. Tracks 4 and 5 are the drums, kicks and snares, and hi-hats/clicks/other sounds. I added a Thermal distortion to both of those, and had probably 30 seconds or so left, so I tried to drop some EQs on everything, though I didn't have enough time to really tweak stuff, so I had to just roll with what was there. I like this idea, not sure I'd keep playing with it, but maybe, we'll see what happens.


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Track 1, Chords in Pianoteq Demo, Audio in Track 2


Listen to Oct 1 here...