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Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:33 pm
by Soul_Slip
burst__of__indigo wrote:Long time lurker, finally joined a few months ago, but recently I've been working on an EP of sorts, demos if you will. Also do video work which has inspired me to really get back into the music composition/production aspect.

Always welcome constructive criticism or suggestions. I'm still a novice with producing electronic music.

https://bay-of-the-east.bandcamp.com

How did the cassette run go??
I like the style dude! Sounds similar to what I have been doing! :)
Very droney.... what equipment do you use?
I may pick up one of your cassettes if you still have any available.
My cassette runs sold out immediately with my band Kevlar. I master from reel to reel and analog summing to high speed cassette master then to short run.

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:51 pm
by burst__of__indigo
Soul_Slip wrote:
burst__of__indigo wrote:Long time lurker, finally joined a few months ago, but recently I've been working on an EP of sorts, demos if you will. Also do video work which has inspired me to really get back into the music composition/production aspect.

Always welcome constructive criticism or suggestions. I'm still a novice with producing electronic music.

https://bay-of-the-east.bandcamp.com

How did the cassette run go??
I like the style dude! Sounds similar to what I have been doing! :)
Very droney.... what equipment do you use?
I may pick up one of your cassettes if you still have any available.
My cassette runs sold out immediately with my band Kevlar. I master from reel to reel and analog summing to high speed cassette master then to short run.


I'm waiting for my custom loaded tapes and cases now. Working on the j card art and getting a good master file ready for dubbing. Haven't sold any yet, so there's still some available! Any support would be appreciated.

That's awesome your run sold out quickly. Hoping I get some traction when I have a sample to show.

Equipment wise right now I'm using a Volca keys & keystep, and a few softsynths. I was using a Casio H700 but it's died on me. I don't have a big gear collection beyond that. A sampler, my Midiverb II, various VCR, tape decks etc. I'm working on getting some hardware synths in the coming months; got a Pro 1 pre-ordered.

I'd love to get reel to reel but they're so hard to find without paying an unreasonable amount, or taking a gamble on something off Goodwill. Someday when I have some excess cash.

Thank you for listening tho, I appreciate the comments!



TheStatPow wrote:
burst__of__indigo wrote:Just wrapped my first release last weekend. I "rebranded" for lack of a better term. I'm proud of the result as a first time working through the experience. Always appreciate constructive criticism, suggestions. In my personal sphere it's hard to gauge who would be into what I produce so I don't spread it around much.

As an aside, has anyone done a DIY cassette release? Any tips/pointers? I'm planning a very low run but part of me thinks the cost and effort may be best avoided this early on...

https://surveychannel.bandcamp.com

Stuff is also on the various streaming services.


I really like the percussions on Rt-26 :]

Good vibes troughout the whole album, enjoyable Ambient!


Thank you for listening! Rt 26 was one of the last songs I was working on and I'm particularly happy with the drums. I had to think a bit different differently, having played drums for many years, about how to write them without a kit.

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:02 am
by Soul_Slip
burst__of__indigo wrote:
Soul_Slip wrote:
burst__of__indigo wrote:Long time lurker, finally joined a few months ago, but recently I've been working on an EP of sorts, demos if you will. Also do video work which has inspired me to really get back into the music composition/production aspect.

Always welcome constructive criticism or suggestions. I'm still a novice with producing electronic music.

https://bay-of-the-east.bandcamp.com

How did the cassette run go??
I like the style dude! Sounds similar to what I have been doing! :)
Very droney.... what equipment do you use?
I may pick up one of your cassettes if you still have any available.
My cassette runs sold out immediately with my band Kevlar. I master from reel to reel and analog summing to high speed cassette master then to short run.


I'm waiting for my custom loaded tapes and cases now. Working on the j card art and getting a good master file ready for dubbing. Haven't sold any yet, so there's still some available! Any support would be appreciated.

That's awesome your run sold out quickly. Hoping I get some traction when I have a sample to show.

Equipment wise right now I'm using a Volca keys & keystep, and a few softsynths. I was using a Casio H700 but it's died on me. I don't have a big gear collection beyond that. A sampler, my Midiverb II, various VCR, tape decks etc. I'm working on getting some hardware synths in the coming months; got a Pro 1 pre-ordered.

I'd love to get reel to reel but they're so hard to find without paying an unreasonable amount, or taking a gamble on something off Goodwill. Someday when I have some excess cash.

Thank you for listening tho, I appreciate the comments!



TheStatPow wrote:
burst__of__indigo wrote:Just wrapped my first release last weekend. I "rebranded" for lack of a better term. I'm proud of the result as a first time working through the experience. Always appreciate constructive criticism, suggestions. In my personal sphere it's hard to gauge who would be into what I produce so I don't spread it around much.

As an aside, has anyone done a DIY cassette release? Any tips/pointers? I'm planning a very low run but part of me thinks the cost and effort may be best avoided this early on...

https://surveychannel.bandcamp.com

Stuff is also on the various streaming services.


I really like the percussions on Rt-26 :]

Good vibes troughout the whole album, enjoyable Ambient!


Thank you for listening! Rt 26 was one of the last songs I was working on and I'm particularly happy with the drums. I had to think a bit different differently, having played drums for many years, about how to write them without a kit.

Social media is my current enemy but also was a great friend/tool to get my cassettes sold. I posted a few soundcloud embeds on a few ambient and boc groups on facebook and twitter along with my cassette images and that is what really got them sold. Some got sold on the analog recording and cassette groups and surprisingly many older folk wanted them and bought them and now my customer base expanded from youngsters to older folks.... a few said it reminded them of when they used to make and buy Pink Floyd tapes and the like.... it was a little surreal actually haha

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:19 am
by burst__of__indigo
Soul_Slip wrote:
burst__of__indigo wrote:
Soul_Slip wrote:
burst__of__indigo"]Long time lurker, finally joined a few months ago, but recently I've been working on an EP of sorts, demos if you will. Also do video work which has inspired me to really get back into the music composition/production aspect.

Always welcome constructive criticism or suggestions. I'm still a novice with producing electronic music.

https://bay-of-the-east.bandcamp.com

How did the cassette run go??
I like the style dude! Sounds similar to what I have been doing! :)
Very droney.... what equipment do you use?
I may pick up one of your cassettes if you still have any available.
My cassette runs sold out immediately with my band Kevlar. I master from reel to reel and analog summing to high speed cassette master then to short run.


I'm waiting for my custom loaded tapes and cases now. Working on the j card art and getting a good master file ready for dubbing. Haven't sold any yet, so there's still some available! Any support would be appreciated.

That's awesome your run sold out quickly. Hoping I get some traction when I have a sample to show.

Equipment wise right now I'm using a Volca keys & keystep, and a few softsynths. I was using a Casio H700 but it's died on me. I don't have a big gear collection beyond that. A sampler, my Midiverb II, various VCR, tape decks etc. I'm working on getting some hardware synths in the coming months; got a Pro 1 pre-ordered.

I'd love to get reel to reel but they're so hard to find without paying an unreasonable amount, or taking a gamble on something off Goodwill. Someday when I have some excess cash.

Thank you for listening tho, I appreciate the comments!



[quote="TheStatPow wrote:
burst__of__indigo wrote:Just wrapped my first release last weekend. I "rebranded" for lack of a better term. I'm proud of the result as a first time working through the experience. Always appreciate constructive criticism, suggestions. In my personal sphere it's hard to gauge who would be into what I produce so I don't spread it around much.

As an aside, has anyone done a DIY cassette release? Any tips/pointers? I'm planning a very low run but part of me thinks the cost and effort may be best avoided this early on...

https://surveychannel.bandcamp.com

Stuff is also on the various streaming services.


I really like the percussions on Rt-26 :]

Good vibes troughout the whole album, enjoyable Ambient!


Thank you for listening! Rt 26 was one of the last songs I was working on and I'm particularly happy with the drums. I had to think a bit different differently, having played drums for many years, about how to write them without a kit.

Social media is my current enemy but also was a great friend/tool to get my cassettes sold. I posted a few soundcloud embeds on a few ambient and boc groups on facebook and twitter along with my cassette images and that is what really got them sold. Some got sold on the analog recording and cassette groups and surprisingly many older folk wanted them and bought them and now my customer base expanded from youngsters to older folks.... a few said it reminded them of when they used to make and buy Pink Floyd tapes and the like.... it was a little surreal actually haha[/quote]Yea I know the feeling. That's great advice actually, I didn't think about Facebook groups, as I don't use it much, especially the group stuff...I'll look into that! Thanks again!

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:24 pm
by burst__of__indigo
Soul_Slip wrote:Social media is my current enemy but also was a great friend/tool to get my cassettes sold. I posted a few soundcloud embeds on a few ambient and boc groups on facebook and twitter along with my cassette images and that is what really got them sold. Some got sold on the analog recording and cassette groups and surprisingly many older folk wanted them and bought them and now my customer base expanded from youngsters to older folks.... a few said it reminded them of when they used to make and buy Pink Floyd tapes and the like.... it was a little surreal actually haha

Wow - Tapatalk did a number on formatting my reply - had to repost to clear it up - sorry :}

Yea I know the feeling. That's great advice actually, I didn't think about Facebook groups, as I don't use it much, especially the group stuff...I'll look into that! Thanks again!

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:15 pm
by turquoise70
< looks left <
> looks right >

I'm uh, making a game. and game music for it.

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:34 pm
by burst__of__indigo
turquoise70 wrote:< looks left <
> looks right >

I'm uh, making a game. and game music for it.


I'm a big gamer! If you are feeling confident enough to share any progress, or even say more about the project, that'd be sweet!

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:36 pm
by turquoise70

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:03 am
by burst__of__indigo


Fantastic! I didn't expect 'chiptunes', I was thinking the outdoors track was going to be my favorite, then I listened to the others.

Color me very intrigued by the whole project!

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:26 pm
by Soul_Slip
Hey check out my newest song!
“Juxtapose”
Let me know what you guys think?

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Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:04 am
by TheStatPow
Soul_Slip wrote:Hey check out my newest song!
“Juxtapose”
Let me know what you guys think?

phpBB [media]


Awesome!! I really like the random down pitching that happens but then it goes back up. Felt like being in the mind of someone who did an all nighter, randomly dosing off and waking back up before the head hits the desk followed by incoerent thoughts. :mrgreen:

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:08 pm
by Soul_Slip
TheStatPow wrote:
Soul_Slip wrote:Hey check out my newest song!
“Juxtapose”
Let me know what you guys think?

phpBB [media]


Awesome!! I really like the random down pitching that happens but then it goes back up. Felt like being in the mind of someone who did an all nighter, randomly dosing off and waking back up before the head hits the desk followed by incoerent thoughts. :mrgreen:

Haha that is sort of the image I originally had! I have been getting a lot more playful in electronic music making. I am still contemplating whether or not to name this one “Psychotropic Headcraft”... ?? Ha

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:08 am
by TheStatPow
A few months ago I bought a Jx-305 from the local online market, the thing goes for 500$ in good condition on ebay.

This guy wanted 200$ (CAD) So I said to myself "sure why not, it is a dope groove box. Pretty much an MC-505 but with a keyboard and 64 voices. (It's an all-in-one groovebox)

They said "I'm more of a guitar person, the thing lights up and makes sound" So dumbass me thought "oh ok great, the pictures are fine, only the start button is missing but it is working". Little did I know is that the guy had drilled 3 holes inside the front panel to try and fix that button's plate spring.

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Not only this but a few Pots weren't working and a few buttons too (a black key also didn't have any weight anymore).

So when it arrived I was pretty shocked and disappointed. The seller was very nice and apologetic though and accepted to reimburse me 100$ and I told to myself "Well, it will make a nice repair project, whatever :? ".



But a few months later, tonight, I had the brilliant idea to look if any Midi CC were usable for this bad boy, and YES! everything is CC/sysex controllable. SO here is a fun jam:

https://soundcloud.com/thestatpow-archive/jx-305-jam-001

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:46 pm
by Soul_Slip
Sick little tune! I like when the beat kicks in. Interesting sounds on that thing. It’s cool you were able to make it work somewhat. Someone just gave me a vintage Casiotone and it has three smashed keys but it still sounds great although the sound capabilities are quite limited.

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:37 pm
by turquoise70
TheStatPow wrote:
Soul_Slip wrote:Hey check out my newest song!
“Juxtapose”
Let me know what you guys think?

phpBB [media]


Awesome!! I really like the random down pitching that happens but then it goes back up. Felt like being in the mind of someone who did an all nighter, randomly dosing off and waking back up before the head hits the desk followed by incoerent thoughts. :mrgreen:


I dig it, and after reading what TSP said I'm getting that very mental image as well. It works very well for that - the wandering melody bits sort of exchanging which one's in the foreground at a pace that's just fast enough to be kind of hypnotic, it really feels like those racing thoughts your mind is too exhausted to fully grasp, swimming all around you. Very evocative, nice work!

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:09 pm
by koroviev
I made this EP after deliberating over the titles for about a month:

https://telehealing.bandcamp.com/album/empath

What do you guys think?

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:44 pm
by TheStatPow
koroviev wrote:I made this EP after deliberating over the titles for about a month:

https://telehealing.bandcamp.com/album/empath

What do you guys think?


Weird, I saw in a youtube video desc the word Empath and google it 20 minutes ago to get its meaning, and there it shows up as your EP name.

Talk about synchronicity! :twisted:

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:23 am
by koroviev
TheStatPow wrote:
koroviev wrote:I made this EP after deliberating over the titles for about a month:

https://telehealing.bandcamp.com/album/empath

What do you guys think?


Weird, I saw in a youtube video desc the word Empath and google it 20 minutes ago to get its meaning, and there it shows up as your EP name.

Talk about synchronicity! :twisted:


What does it mean!?

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:32 pm
by Soul_Slip
turquoise70 wrote:
TheStatPow wrote:
Soul_Slip wrote:Hey check out my newest song!
“Juxtapose”
Let me know what you guys think?

phpBB [media]


Awesome!! I really like the random down pitching that happens but then it goes back up. Felt like being in the mind of someone who did an all nighter, randomly dosing off and waking back up before the head hits the desk followed by incoerent thoughts. :mrgreen:


I dig it, and after reading what TSP said I'm getting that very mental image as well. It works very well for that - the wandering melody bits sort of exchanging which one's in the foreground at a pace that's just fast enough to be kind of hypnotic, it really feels like those racing thoughts your mind is too exhausted to fully grasp, swimming all around you. Very evocative, nice work!

Thanks dude! The melody lead is in Mixolydian but makes a chord with the other melodies that are not in mixolydian. There are moments where it sort of “waxes and waynes” with the other melodies as well as when the sandpaper percussion sample “swipes” in. The vocal samples are selected quotes from the great Alan Watts! It was a super fun song to record

Re: --The post what you are working on *right now* thread--

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:57 am
by Green Pylon
good tunes people!

I just finished a snippet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt0KSh4wMgk&feature=youtu.be

see ya