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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:54 pm

I suppose that makes some sense. I was able to come up with a couple really interesting (IMO, obviously) grooves using some drum kit and a really powerful bass synth. The trouble I have now is I want to be able to add to it, but I'm so fuzzy on the "mechanics" of music that I don't know where to begin in terms of fleshing out these grooves into some proper songs. I feel like intuition can only get you so far, you know? XD

This song is a classic of the Acid House genre, but it's a bit long.



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Postby RedPlums » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:45 pm

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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby BlockHeadLewie » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:43 am

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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Chozon1 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:04 am

I suppose that makes some sense. I was able to come up with a couple really interesting (IMO, obviously) grooves using some drum kit and a really powerful bass synth. The trouble I have now is I want to be able to add to it, but I'm so fuzzy on the "mechanics" of music that I don't know where to begin in terms of fleshing out these grooves into some proper songs. I feel like intuition can only get you so far, you know? XD

This song is a classic of the Acid House genre, but it's a bit long.

Thoughts?
Youtube maybe? At the very least, you'd definitely find some basic tools to further your skills with Ableton. I used some basic tutorials for FLS when I first got it.

I don't know. To take the song you posted, most of the body of it is a simple drum machine. I can't recall what the thingum used to make the overlay is called, but it's a pretty standard plugin combined with stepping (or slicing) and phasing effects. Combining that into a song is where the art comes in, but music being what it is...I imagine standard theory applies even to the weird sauce. :P But that's the 'wisdom' of a complete scrub, so have your salt handy. XD

It wasn't bad. Not something I'd seek out to listen to, but fair background music.
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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:26 pm

I guess that makes some sense. I'm just thinking I don't know a ton about scales, modes, keys, etc so I feel like I need to learn more about that part of music so I can learn to make better use of the effects I can create.

I can't remember if I showed you this song before, but here's an older but great Orbital song:



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Postby RedPlums » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:13 pm

A kindred soul!

I too enjoy watching P&F a lot.

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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Chozon1 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:23 am

I guess that makes some sense. I'm just thinking I don't know a ton about scales, modes, keys, etc so I feel like I need to learn more about that part of music so I can learn to make better use of the effects I can create.

I can't remember if I showed you this song before, but here's an older but great Orbital song:

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That I might can help with. Ultimate-guitar is a surprisingly great resource for perusing musical know-how (even unrelated to guitar). It's like...50/50 trash to treasure, but when I had a question about theory or scales or keys, or wanted to learn about them in a language I could understand (literally sometimes, as you'd be surprised how often musicians write only in notation and treat you like a peon if you can't read it) I kept coming back to them. I've dug through my bookmarks and can't find any specific pages, but back in the day (like...three years ago. You know, ancient times. :P ) they had lot's of good articles on the subjects.

Not bad...not a huge fan, but I would not call it bad. Sounds like really epic boss music. O_o
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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby RedPlums » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:23 pm

I am what you would call a home body.
Likewise my friend, likewise.

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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:31 am

I'll have to look into that.

So this is a live performance of an Orbital song, it has a bit of a long intro though (actual song starts around 1:30 into the video), so be warned.



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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Chozon1 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:38 am


Likewise my friend, likewise.

Doing your taxes is the worst time of the year?
I've had worse actually. At least with taxes, you can view you refund as payment for any stress incurred. Summer and its unrelenting heat, bugs, and stink bothers me far worse.

Granted, the one time I actually was employed at a large institution, I had them pull out my taxes on a biweekly basis and used their supplied forms and paystubs, so when the time came I pretty much had everything on hand. And I still live with my parents, have no dependents or other relational deductions/costs, and don't make a lot of money. I also don't do a lot of donations or claim anything as business related. And my dad helps, because he's a nice person like that. I also use TurboTax.

So I guess what I'm saying is...taxes aren't a big deal when you have no money, property, or business ventures. And you have both computers and people helping you out. But then you have no money, capital, or business ventures, so taxes are not arguably the worst problem currently steaming on your plate. XD
I'll have to look into that.

So this is a live performance of an Orbital song, it has a bit of a long intro though (actual song starts around 1:30 into the video), so be warned.

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I liked it. Looked like a lot of fun to attend, too. ^_^ I wish I had more to say, but I've got too much cough medicine in my head.
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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:01 pm

When the person you report to seems to have it in for you and only exist to make your life miserable?

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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby RedPlums » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:38 pm

Must be nice.

I was able to do my taxes pretty easily, it only took me two days. But what really kills me is the state taxes, Minnesota has the most confusing state tax forms I have ever seen.

Blizzards?
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Postby Chozon1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:07 am

When the person you report to seems to have it in for you and only exist to make your life miserable?
I blessedly have never really been in that situation.

I don't know how I'd react, to be honest. I don't take poop-headedness well, especially when it's unjust, and yet I tend to be willing to accept a lot of things in silence, complaining about it after the fact.
Must be nice.

I was able to do my taxes pretty easily, it only took me two days. But what really kills me is the state taxes, Minnesota has the most confusing state tax forms I have ever seen.

Blizzards?
This too, is probably a factor. I don't know how MS ranks on tax forms, but I know we're comparatively simple to the rest of the US. XD

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The one real blizzard we had in MS was in '94. We got like a foot of snow and ice, and the roads were shut down for a few days. My dad actually parked at our nieghbors house and walked the 1/2 mile home, as he could not make it up our driveway. O_o
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Re: Behold, the body of Adonis and the brain of a squirrel.

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:00 pm

It's really not fun. Can confirm.

So if you could pick any part of the US to live based solely on weather (let's ignore issues like jobs, politics, proximity to family, etc and just assume everything works out in your favor), where would you pick? I know you often complain about Mississippi summers (And if they're anything like Texas summers, I completely understand), so I thought I'd pick your brain.


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