samples are: "maybe" by peabo bryson and roberta flack, "hihache" by lafayette afro rock band, roger ebert being mean about a movie. used the SP-404 for the samples, used digitone for some other synth business around it. just warming up!
mostly digitone, but with some guitar stuff going on also. i am particularly happy with the part where the guitar comes in. this is definitely a vibe and a setup i have done almost exactly before, but that's because i like doing it!
This is all Digitone sounds, but I wanted to avoid the sequencer, so this is all played into the Ditto x4 looper, with two synth lines played on top. I tried playing in some accidentals to create some chords I don't usually play. I also tried 12/4 to give it more of a wandering feel (like scientists scouring their lab for silver and forging bullets so they can take down a werewolf? We watched a werewolf movie tonight). Very pleased with the wandering, detuning drone!
All sounds are made with the Casio SA-76, which is certainly classified as a "toy" keyboard. Made a tape loop on the Tascam, then used the Ditto x4 looper to layer on top of it. Because I recorded it all with a microphone, you can hear the lovely sound of a tape player grinding and the clicky switches on the looper pedal. Texture, sure.
Oh yes didn't talk about composition at all. Tape loops are sort of a get-what-you-get medium. You hit record, and whatever isn't erased by the erase head when you hit stop, that's your loop, you can't really control it. I was lucky that what I ended up with was basically workable as one bar of 7/4. I tinkered around on top of that to find a loose two-chord feel, then I just happily layered more Casio sounds into the looper until it felt done.
I'm not a very food guitar player, but I am certainly happy with how that Circuit patch sounds (which I think it's a Cuckoo patch). I've been recording basically everything through the Perform VE and adding some delay and reverb from that, but it sure is optimized for vocals, so it isn't great at capturing guitar Anyway. Beautiful gif by Anna Salmi.
Again made only using the Casio toy keyboard, which I am very into right now. Some effects from the Zoom MS-70 CDR. Looping with the Ditto x4. I did three takes of the "lead" line before I gave up. It's not perfect, but one of my goals was for it to feel less like a lead and more like a building texture into the part where the horns come in? Anyway there it is.
Another one with only the Casio, multi-effects pedal, and looper. Still just getting into a groove again, but actually I kinda like how this little practice sketch turned out! One of my few that I'd describe as ""fun"".