Thanks for the comments… They are very appreciated.
@LyingDalai and @jooga1972 I will keep on digging deeper and deeper, exploring darxxxenius avenues of sound design with the vitality and bite of a million sharks put together in their prime. I’m sorry to have pigeon holed it really… I just wanted to pay some homeage to the root of where the ideas stemmed from.
@lefilou I came up with the sketch of the track and semi-arranged it in Ableton, I then done most of the mixdown and recorded all the samples into my MPC. Then I popped it into Logic and continued to tweak and add spice to the stems. The pad was done on my JP-08, I separated the hi and lo frequencies and processed them differently, I trick I came across on Dave Pensado’s YouTube channel. I did the same with the bass after using different distortions on it. The bass was a decayed kick from my TR-8. The claps and both hats were recorded and processed through various bussed plugins in Ableton from my TR-8 too. All other percussion came from the Op-1 as did the lead sound, vocal-esque shouts, and build up to the drop sound.
@wolflegjon and @GCF thanks! you should check out Logos, his Boiler Room set is terrific.
@yoof thanks man! You are absolutely spot on! If you have any time or something pops into your mind in regards to a different take on the variation part then I’d be keen to hear it. Do you think the same bass would work all the way through?
@Virtual_Flannel thanks, the original did and when I went into the box I added more. That computer makes me change my mind too much. Hahaha
Triangle Records, I’m curious as to who they are.
@Spheric_El you’re right!!! I meant clap!!! Sorry about that!!
Yeah I’m not sure if you found the answer already in this monologue but I actually used my TR-8 for the bass. It’s the bass drum decayed and run through a filter.
@wingo WoW! Cool words to read, so the bass is like a volley gliding in for a goal and the flange-y thing is like countryside lovers on a slow stroll home, right!? HAHAHAHAHA or something imaginative like that!
@mixrasta and @vehka that’s cool… I wanted to make sure it was a piece from start to finish in its own right. Your comments compliment each other as a skeleton key is to a story tellers silver tongue… Two breaks would be enough therefore it should be DJ friendly. Having said that I’m not sure I care if I offend a DJ with the ending. Surely a DJ of today would be able to, dare I say it and please anybody correct me if I am wrong, be able to pop it in there DAW and splice away? Hmmmm if it was only on vinyl and span the oldskool way But it’s not. I’d like to get some acetates cut of this though maybe a longer edit might be a good idea especially for those who have four hour sets and have to bring there record bag half way around the world.
The other part of your comment @vehka is about an emotional resolution… I love the idea! I think it is very musical. I can be quite stubborn sometimes and sometimes love things against the grain of what is acceptable or ‘should happen’. I seldom watched the end of a movie for donkeys years simply because a) I knew what was going to happen b) I enjoyed making up two or three of my own endings in my head and not knowing which one happened! The films that really attracted me were ones that had that twist, that left pondering thoughts, this kind of idea is present in this 'ere DARXXXIDE track.
I love that word rad. I’ve used it a few times since reading it in your reply.
You’ve really made me smile. Thank you.