WeeklyBeats7 – Cold Night

Cover for my latest submission to WeeklyBeats 2014. Wanted to go for an atmospheric sound again, something more ambient. Maybe this worked. Maybe not, but it came out as a complete unit. Also tried sticking to a small ‘band’. In this case used instruments from SampleTank: Blue Phaser electric piano, Xpander Phat synth pad, Cosmic Pad synth pad, and Minimoog echo 2 synth lead.

Also brought in some Abstract Atmosphere 50 from Garageband — which I used as my DAW.

Image is from something I took out the window a bunch of years ago. Loved the light pillars in the minus 40 weather.

WeeklyBeats5 – The Conversation

My latest submission to WeeklyBeats 2014. Had a lot of technical challenges with this one. Slower beat required more consideration of instrument selection and placement. Also had to get various samples to sound ‘good’ at this beat and discovered the muddiness that can be introduced by tweaking the sample frequency. Not a great tune, but a great learning experience.

Novation Launchpad, Thor, GarageBand provided the tech and zing. Cafe.mp3 sample courtesy of moson on FreeSound.org

Experiment in Atmospherice

Week Three
Well, I was disappointed that I didn’t have more time for my third (weekly) submission to WeeklyBeats — but it’s my own fault that I let my time get away from me this week.

In the time I had, I managed to stitch together a few tracks and make a salvageable attempt at an atmospheric bit. Perhaps something that would work as a background track to movie credits or a video game mood setter.

Anyway, give it a listen and I’d appreciate your feedback.

And you can review all my tracks here — at my WeeklyBeats page.

Flightline

The latest image for an upcoming composition exercise with WeeklyBeats. It’s fun to make the music AND envision an album cover for the tune. Image captured with my iPhone and edited with my iPad.

Flightline should be is live on the WeeklyBeats.com site January 12th around 5pm MST now.