I’m trying to get back into music production. I used to make and sell hip-hop beats. It's been a while, and I no longer have the same taste in music. I'm trying to understand what do I like right now, and I'm documenting my progress here, one audio clip at a time.
I was really digging the piano loop from the previous entry, so I decided to put a little more work into it. This is what I came up with. The "song" has two parts, all instruments are VSTs that I played in the launchpad, the voices are recordings that I did in the past except one that's from Youtube. I didn't put a lot of effort into the drums because I got tired of it before I had time to get there.
I was playing around with the piano and trying to build a nice, and complicated, chord progression. The result is the piano you hear. Loved it. Threw a couple of synths on top of it. Even better! It gets a bit crazy by th end. It was a good session.
In this loop I'm mostly experimenting with kicks and bass. There are two bassses, one only enter after the "drop", the idea was to make it sound like a growl. The whole porpose of this experiment was to try and make a drop.
In this experiment I made a Lo-Fi Piano Synthesizer. No audio samples in that piano. I think it sounds awesome.
Two little loops I've been playing around with. Both have a sample + some VST instruments on top. I feel that using a couple of samples make the song feel more organic and rough, I can never get that feeling when I only use VST instruments. I guess I have to level up my editing skills.
I put a lot of effort into this track, but I can't make myself finish it. I think it's a better investment of my time to make more tracks than making this one "perfect". There's a main sample, some VSTs and drum sounds I collected from the web. The voice samples are from a TV Show my girlfriend happen to be watching at the time.
I've been playing around with the Pico-8. It's a fun console that's all about limitations. There are 8 instruments to play with, and each song can only have 4 tracks. After a couple of days the limitations become liberating.