Jump to content
Why become a member? Read more... ×
Sign in to follow this  
Skol303

June Composition Challenge - GET WRITING

Recommended Posts

ok, i got one for this month. i think i got the keyboard to sound reasonable, although i can still hear moments of cut-off sustain but hopefully they get lost a bit with the touch of extra reverb. i really like the verse bass line, it was surprisingly fluid to play and just felt nice. i am liking messing around with ambient guitar techniques at the moment too as the string effects on the keyboard are laughable, and i think the guitar made for a nicer sound. it is a strange thing given that something so slow can be messed up by a slightly mistimed movement and i still find it hard to get a consistent sound. i think it came out ok given that i am only using a single effects processor and most of the guides use multiple delay and reverb pedals to get the sound.

https://soundcloud.com/christofloffer/the-forgotten-king

as for the VST's and things, i honestly have no idea how to use them. i have watched a load of guides and tried a few times but they never seem to work. besides i like to do things in such a way that in theory i could pack up my gear as it stands and head out to play it live without it being far from the recordings. thats why i always play each track as a single take and start again if i mess up. i will catch up with the tech one day, but i still enjoy the neanderthal methods for now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In early for a change!
I mixed the track and it doesn't seem as disturbing as it did on first listen. Was going to add more stuff, but decided a 12-string and screwdriver was enough. It's no meisterwerk, but it does evoke some kind of dour mood. Here you go:
https://soundcloud.com/julian-moss-511168525/descent-into-entropy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I managed to turn my already very warm music room into a sauna recording the guitar for this.

[url="https://soundcloud.com/kieran-spriggs/dominion"]https://soundcloud.com/kieran-spriggs/dominion[/url]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='WILD FROG SHOT' timestamp='1497944228' post='3321420']
I managed to turn my already very warm music room into a sauna recording the guitar for this...
[/quote]

Echoes of 'Genesis play Pink Floyd' in there. Good Stuff; will do well. B)

Edited by Dad3353

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"I managed to turn my already very warm music room into a sauna recording the guitar for this."

Gotta love class-A valve amps, eh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1497945496' post='3321436']
Echoes of 'Genesis play Pink Floyd' in there. Good Stuff; will do well. B)
[/quote]

Thank you very much! Have been listening to a fair amount of Floyd recently.

[quote name='MoonBassAlpha' timestamp='1497957929' post='3321583']
"I managed to turn my already very warm music room into a sauna recording the guitar for this."

Gotta love class-A valve amps, eh?
[/quote]

I was thinking I could go for an acoustic outside in the garden right about now. The sun must have really started to get to me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='WILD FROG SHOT' timestamp='1497982151' post='3321800']


Thank you very much! Have been listening to a fair amount of Floyd recently.

[/quote]

I was hearing some Mogwai there, nice one :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='Chiliwailer' timestamp='1497986089' post='3321839']
I was hearing some Mogwai there, nice one :)
[/quote]

Thanks! That is always partially the goal!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really didn't think I was gonna get anything done for this month, but I had some free time tonight so pulled my finger out.
I'm not posting yet, as I'm off on Friday, so I hope to pop a vocoder vocal on it (I still can't sing).
I think I've captured a mix of beauty & destruction so far.

Looking forward to listening to the other entries too. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't get a mic set up to record vocals, so Logic had to help me out.
I've put a kick through a broken speaker emulator, so don't panic.

Here's my entry...

https://soundcloud.com/gxmix/one-last-note

I might actually work on this with the band & see if we can work the arrangement. It's a fun bassline to play (though I've added a synth bass alongside).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='xgsjx' timestamp='1498214704' post='3323158']...
I've put a kick through a broken speaker emulator...
[/quote]

... and now I've a broken speaker. :angry: Serves me right for being deaf and turning up the wick, I suppose..! :(

...

Nah, not really..! :P So, neo-grime grunge is the new 'black', it would seem. B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I managed to sneak a late one in last month. You might get away with it if you get something together over the weekend. I am on one strike though... :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/307747-june-composition-challenge-voting/"][b][size=6]VOTING IS UP![/size][/b][/url]

Be gone and make merry :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='Skol303' timestamp='1498307684' post='3323772']
[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/307747-june-composition-challenge-voting/"][b][size=6]VOTING IS UP![/size][/b][/url]

Be gone and make merry :)
[/quote]

Can I add a track a bit later this afternoon ?...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1498310692' post='3323798']
Can I add a track a bit later this afternoon ?...
[/quote]

Very welcome G, but I might not be able to add it to the roster until later this evening or tomorrow morning :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='Skol303' timestamp='1498311729' post='3323802']
Very welcome G, but I might not be able to add it to the roster until later this evening or tomorrow morning :)
[/quote]

Ok Paul, that's fine. Cheers mate.

:)

https://soundcloud.com/garrycribb/the-lonely-chateau

Edited by lowdown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had a prolific month. I've managed to knock out two more since I did the one for this month's comp. (Here if anyone's interested - also these are NOT entries for the challenge! https://soundcloud.com/mornats/insurrection and https://soundcloud.com/mornats/dark-forest). Insurrection features my new plugin - Tantra along with Replika XT taking a fairly decent orchestral drum pattern that was played through a Maschine kit and twisting it a tad. Dark Forest was an extended playabout with some Massive synth presets and Ethera.

I also grabbed 4 of Mike Verta's masterclasses on sale. Two on composition and two on orchestration and they're proving to be inspirational.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='Mornats' timestamp='1498341272' post='3323994']
I also grabbed 4 of Mike Verta's masterclasses on sale. Two on composition and two on orchestration and they're proving to be inspirational.
[/quote]

Mike Verta's videos are excellent.
My oldest boy has a couple and they are a great watch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1498314127' post='3323811']
Ok Paul, that's fine. Cheers mate.

:)

[url="https://soundcloud.com/garrycribb/the-lonely-chateau"]https://soundcloud.c...-lonely-chateau[/url]
[/quote]

Now added! Sorry for the delay... traveling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='Skol303' timestamp='1498501588' post='3325075']
Now added! Sorry for the delay... traveling.
[/quote]

Cheers, no problem
Top man...
(Dads big massive blue thumb)
:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×