After All, Isn't it About the Music?

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…because it keeps seeming to get heavier.

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Nice. Since you brought up Noisia Radio, this track is from a good friend of mine (and former roommate). Check it out:

He’s really talented and currently signed to Teebee’s label. Here’s another one he did a few years ago:

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This collection has several tracks recorded the same weekend with minilogue and volca sample featuring prominently.

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@robertsyrett has buried this release in another thread.

It deserves a review and a vinyl run. “Knowledge of the Second Location” and “The Natural Habitat of Dreams,” stood out.

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For some reason it really bugs me that there are little gaps in between the songs as the listening experience is supposed to be uninterrupted. So I have uploaded it to youtube.

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I was going to request this. Did you use a DJ style mixer and Traktor or something? I wish I knew the right people to get this played. It is one thing to produce track or make a mix. But to have a mix of your own tracks across a singular theme is on another level.

I also wanted to mention that it reminded me of DJ Spider’s work out of NYC. And I would say his sound is a specific Jersey/NYC – maybe I would call it autumn/halloween – techno. So it seems fitting that your theme is cityscapes.

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I wish! I used the session view in Ableton and triggered scenes and one-shots using the mouse while it bounced all the sounds down to separate tracks in Arrangement view. This way I could focus more on the transitions between sections and effects send (which was going out to mutable instruments clouds.) I’m not going to lie, there was a fair bit of post bounce mixing, because the idea to tie everything together with field recordings came to me afterwards, but I kept the length and flow the same.

I looked up DJ Spider NYC and I can dig it! Seems like I found what to listen to while out walking the dog.

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You might want to consider something like the Traktor Kontrol Z1. It’s small, durable, black, and you get Traktor Pro for free. You basically get a unit that has a headphone channel and two track channels, so you can cue up and crossfade. It is a digital mixer, so the use case is loading up your finished tracks and mixing them, or mixing anything else in. You can run the software without the controller, which I do sometimes if i’m lazy, but its better to have the unit. I think they released the Z2 with traktor pro 3, but I find the Z1 with pro 2 is just fine.

It also has ableton link.

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The production work late in this track is fantastic.

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Eventually that’s exactly how I want to use the Octatrack, since it has two stereo inputs and cue outs, but the dedicated channel strips and EQ are really nice and obviously useful.

Thanks! I think a lot of the texture in that section comes from clouds, which suitably provided a sense of air.

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Man that’s a lot of trouble to go to for a drum track :cowboy_hat_face: Clever idea.

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http://pulplogic.com/product/drv/

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The commentary at the beginning of the first track in the pair is striking. I really appreciate evidence of people deep in their particular area focus, paying their respects.

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