(Electronic / Ambient / Jazz) No Turning Back (feat. Johnny Russell)

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summon.exe
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Post 23 Dec 2022



I've recently started collaborating with other people more frequently. This track features Seattle multi-instrumentalist Johnny Russell. It will be on my next album, which will be my 20th (excluding some older albums which are no longer available).

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Chizmata
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Post 28 Dec 2022

summon.exe wrote:
23 Dec 2022


I've recently started collaborating with other people more frequently. This track features Seattle multi-instrumentalist Johnny Russell. It will be on my next album, which will be my 20th (excluding some older albums which are no longer available).
very interesting composition that progresses through rather different elements but is kept together by the vocoder voice and later the drum kit. there are many overlapping frequencies so i suppose it was quite hard to mix, but you managed it well to a degree. i just feel like it gets a bit muddy when the kickdrum is present. layering a high tone like a slap or closed HH on top of it might solve the problem by adding definition and shifting the focus.

summon.exe
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Post 28 Dec 2022

Chizmata wrote:
28 Dec 2022
summon.exe wrote:
23 Dec 2022


I've recently started collaborating with other people more frequently. This track features Seattle multi-instrumentalist Johnny Russell. It will be on my next album, which will be my 20th (excluding some older albums which are no longer available).
very interesting composition that progresses through rather different elements but is kept together by the vocoder voice and later the drum kit. there are many overlapping frequencies so i suppose it was quite hard to mix, but you managed it well to a degree. i just feel like it gets a bit muddy when the kickdrum is present. layering a high tone like a slap or closed HH on top of it might solve the problem by adding definition and shifting the focus.
Thanks very much for listening and for the advice - I'll consider adding a higher frequency layer to the BD.

Update: I added a bit of noise to the BD and it sounds a lot crisper now. :thumbup:

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Chizmata
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Post 28 Dec 2022

summon.exe wrote:
28 Dec 2022
Chizmata wrote:
28 Dec 2022


very interesting composition that progresses through rather different elements but is kept together by the vocoder voice and later the drum kit. there are many overlapping frequencies so i suppose it was quite hard to mix, but you managed it well to a degree. i just feel like it gets a bit muddy when the kickdrum is present. layering a high tone like a slap or closed HH on top of it might solve the problem by adding definition and shifting the focus.
Thanks very much for listening and for the advice - I'll consider adding a higher frequency layer to the BD.

Update: I added a bit of noise to the BD and it sounds a lot crisper now. :thumbup:
great :thumbup:

summon.exe
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Post 30 Dec 2022



For this song, I used CoagulaLight to produce audio samples from images generated by Midjourney. If you play back the song in a media player that has a spectrogram, like Foobar2000, you can see the embedded art.

I also used https://magenta.tensorflow.org/ddsp-vst and a "speech synth" that I made myself by loading all the phonemes of English, spoken by me, into an NN-XT and triggering them randomly.

summon.exe
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Post 02 Jan 2023


Popey
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Post 08 Jan 2023

some cool tracks here. really like when the drums programming in no turning back. good work.

summon.exe
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Post 11 Jan 2023

Popey wrote:
08 Jan 2023
some cool tracks here. really like when the drums programming in no turning back. good work.
Thanks

Here's a new one:


summon.exe
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Post 20 Jan 2023

Just got https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... /friktion/ and was having a lot of fun with it


summon.exe
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Post 25 Jan 2023

I used Mimic Creative Sampler on this one pretty heavily. I loaded some other songs I was working on and played them back as stabs, automating the start point.


summon.exe
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Post 27 Jan 2023

Mimic Creative Sampler chopping up https://beta.elevenlabs.io/ reading the beginning of chapter 5 in David Copperfield by Charles Dickens


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