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I have typed something here about the track.
key is set to Dm , a lot of half-tone transitions, Dm to D, and C, Cm, and F, Fm
used 19 (of 21, +2 muted, of 24, +3 empty tracks for oversight) tracks
Second session mix.
There was too much bass and a stereo enhancement issue in the first rough mix.
I played a scheme on the Korg M1 synthesizer, preset “Background”.
wrote it down as
G#maj7 G G#maj7/F Fm7
Dm7/Bb Gm Dm7 -
G#maj7/F Gm7 Dm7 -
Bbmin G D -
I programmed that in the tracker Renoise 3.2.1, and then added more chords,
switching from the D to Dm, G to Gm, using a A72b instead of the G, more variation with C, Cm, F, Fm.
VSTi Korg M1 preset “Background” with filter automation in the tracker to make sweepy short plucks.
alternated, all with slow filter and group volume automation:
VSTi Korg M1 preset Analogpad2 altered
VSTi Korg WAVESTATION preset “Dream Strings”
VSTi Korg M1 preset “ClkSoloSyn” altered
I loaded the chords into Band-in-a-Box 2020 by a saved MIDI file.
It translated the chord scheme into 64 bars, being:
Abmaj7 - Gm - Fm7 - - -
Bbmaj7 - Gm7 - Dm7 - - -
Fm7 - Gm7 - Dm7 - - -
Bbm - A7 - D - - -
Dm7 - G - C - - -
Cm7 - Gm7 - Dm7 - - -
D - C - Fmaj7 - - -
Fm7 - G - Ebmaj7 - - -
the interpretation by the computer of the Fmaj7 was done as F,
but the bass played an odd note that did not appear with the Fmaj7.
I used the following instrumental tracks from Band-in-a-Box 2020:
3114:Bass, Electric, RootsyFunkAlex Ev 16 110 (Half-Time)
Electric guitar single note strumming:
*(repeating the first part of the recording, the guitarist started jamming too much, country riffs…)
3163:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm BluesyPopSteady8thsBrent Ev 100
Electric piano (part of):
3337:Piano, Electric, Rhythm FunkJeff Ev16 110
Piano (part of):
1993:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz4toBar sw 190
Saxophone (part of):
1058, Sax, Alto, Soloist SmoothJazzPoppy Ev16 090 (Half-Time)
Realdrums=CongasShuffle[single]: a: Congas b: CongasShuffle[single]
Realdrums=BossaRock^1-a:Blastic, Hihat , b:Sidestick Ride
RealDrums=SambaFull^1-a:Sticks, b: Ride Contemporary (in song set to B part only)
RealDrums=RootsyFunkSput^1-a:Sidestick, Kick, b:Ride, Snare (Half-Time)
a kick drum sample cut from the Renoise sample library breakbeats.
a nostalgic Korg M1 Bell hit
a crash cymbal (edited)
a noisy cymbal-like sound (edited)
VST Plugins used:
BassChorus by CloneEnsemble
SupaPhaser by Bram
Freeverb2 (now on Audacity WIKI)
Ozone 8 Elements (Spatializer, can also equalize and limit)
TDR Kotelnikov GE (compressor), on master bus.
otiumFX BassLane (makes bass part mono)
Internal Renoise effects used:
Analog Filter (w/ Drive)
Filter3 (w/ Floor gain)
all put together in Renoise 3.2.1
conversion to flac done with FlicFlac
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