#jamtember2021 Track – Passed the Sunrise

Just a straight up Eurorack event today… nothing else…

Above is the recording that I did on the eurorack, from just a couple of samples in both the Morphagenes and stretched to their limits. There is some digital artifacting or clipping sounds, and I’ll be honest, it is hard to tell if it is coming from something in the chain specifically I am doing wrong, or just a side effect of the Data Bender doing it’s thing and I wasn’t paying attention to what I had it doing.

A minute or so in I decided to hit the 4ms WAV Recorder to make sure I had a higher quality recording as well… and maybe it was clipping? I’m going to have to go back later today and see what might be giving me the hard time because some of the glitchiness and clipping sounded good to me, and some of it was definitely not intended. Ah well… here is the track on soundcloud as well.

Comparing the audio levels on the YouTube recording through the Zoom H6 (which was definitely not clipping) and the 4MS WAV Recorder definitely leads me to thinking that I need to experiment around that space.

#jamtember2021 Track – Green Light

Just messing around way more today than I have all month… but this is for better or worse lol 😀

So the Jam Session… just loaded up a kit and figured I’d mess around for 10-15 minutes

Near the end I had no idea what I had in the Morphagene buffers, and just kind of went with it. Not really choices I should have made, but whatever… just messing around.

Ended up taking what I made from the drum kit and just putting a bit of a rough track together… wasn’t really sure what else to do :/

Wanted to spend more time on a track or two today, but ended up building a rail post and a gate to help keep the puppies on the deck and prevent them from escaping! Just the left post was probably 4 hours of time… then building the gates and installing it was at least two, but maybe three more hours.

So musically today felt a bit like a bust, but on the other hand I did get a project done.

#jamtember2021 Track – Latitude

This is two takes… I recorded some YouTube videos and uploaded to soundcloud as well… take two is better, but just wanted to show what the heck I was doing.

And… here are the YouTube videos

Anyways… for those who are interested… finally gettin Beads added to the case and was just messing around with the Beat Slicer mode to see how well it would work by itself and with Data Bender. I’m digging it, but feel like I need to get a bit more control over it on the MPC side… or record some better sequences/patterns into the Eurorack modules (Pams/Tete/Mimetic Digitalis… whatever)… or not. Definitely going to keep trying but I feel like this was a bit too much glitch.

Also… the second take felt like it came out much better, likely because I had practice from the first take so I knew my way around better. Who would have though? 😀

#jamtember2021 Track – Wanderlust

Hah… this shook out after three or four failed attempts to get something jamming right.

Picture is from the trip to Yellowstone… I mean… if you ever can… you got to go. Just amazing.

Yeah yeah yeah… another vaporwave style… and I swear, I’ll get some videos up of the process I’m doing… honestly nothing too fancy, but I should probably see if I can get something similar to work just within the MPC instead of needing two… retro/older… Boss SPs… yet… it is frequently working… so what do I know.

#jamtember2021 Track – Don’t Forget Grandma

So… you literally have to smile when you hear the song and see the pic together… It’s like illegal or something if you don’t. Now… you don’t have to like either individually, but as a total package… well…

The picture is of my grandmother, or as many people knew her, as the world’s grandma. She was a great woman who cared for everybody. Honestly, she was amazing.

Anyways… just standard song duty for the day, kinda hit or miss again for me… probably time to push myself in another direction, but I’ve been trying to see what happens if I just do the same style/process for a month. What I think is happening is that I’m getting faster at the process, but also getting pickier… who’d have thought?

Well… back to it 😀

#jamtember2021 Track – Everything Hurts

Well… this kind of went into the DnB direction… and I just gave it a shot… takes 30 seconds to come together, which isn’t really great… but maybe next time.

As for the picture. Well this is my friend bee. Found the poor guy hanging out on my deck post, and wasn’t flying away. So I gave him some honey, which he ate up for a while. Later the honey and the bee were gone. Either I saved the bee’s life in its’ time of need, or I ended up attracting something bigger that ate the bee. I’m not sure. But as my friend, I am going to imagine that I saved the bee, and in the future he’s going to communicate to his bee buddies that I helped save his life and that he’ll return the favor.

#jamtember2021 Track – Flying Low

Well not really what I meant to do… had a sample prepared on the 202… and then in a rush I deleted it… yo… not my finest. Next time I need to leave a sticky note or something for something *face palm*

Anyways… this was… I dunno… just another thing tossed together. Haven’t been feeling some of the stuff I’ve been putting together, but still committing to doing something, anything… at least once a day. And folks are posting for beatober… do I go for it? Maybe… but gonna have to do something different, cuz I’m definitely finding it hard to squeeze the time in the last few days.