WeeklyBeats — a year long project

Over the last few years I’ve been try­ing to learn more about music pro­duc­tion. This has been an on/off interest of mine with real motiv­a­tion driv­ing me toward any learn­ing struc­ture. Last week that changed.

I found WeeklyBeats.com — a web­site that encour­ages you to pro­duce — any type of music — one cut per week, and upload it. That’s it. No com­pet­i­tion, just the know­ledge that you’ve man­aged to turn out one piece of music for that week. Which in my case, is more than I’ve done in the past 6 months :D. Also there’s the poten­tial for some encour­aging feed­back.

Yes it’s an arti­fi­cial dead­line, but it’s a dead­line, and a com­mit­ment. Some­how those two man­age to drive me to res­ults. And with that segue, here’s my first com­pos­i­tion of the year; In the Gar­age.

The goal of this one is to start a found­a­tion for a pro­duc­tion work­flow. I used Gar­age­Band on the Mac­Book Pro to record/edit and sounds came from my iPad — Propellerhead’s Thor synth, and Novation’s Launch­Pad app.

This one’s pretty simple, but yes, your thoughts and feed­back are wel­come.

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