Something Else

October 22, 2007 6:05 AM

This is what happens when I try and make happy music. Too many notes!

posted by tehloki (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

kinda sounds the beginning of teenage wasteland at first, but then peewee herman's band come in instead of the Who. nice!
posted by es_de_bah at 2:07 PM on October 22, 2007

Happy is sounds good on you, nice. RE: electronic, when you're composing, do actually input note by note (song in head) or do you record live sections and use magic tools to time and sequence them? I know, I'm total electro-noob, and trying to learn anything.
posted by snsranch at 4:53 PM on October 22, 2007

tehloki, I really want to see you make a song with as many notes as you have favorites.
posted by DMan at 4:55 PM on October 22, 2007

Why, it's a discotheque filled with tiny dancing robots!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:58 AM on October 24, 2007

snsranch: In all of the tracks I've submitted here, I've programmed every single note in before rendering, and then done knob-tweaks and fades live. This is excluding the few songs I specified were "live", where I used arpeggiation or just played simple melodies on one take and then did the modulation on the next take.

Usually I'm perfectly capable of playing most of the parts in my songs, but not up to speed or in perfect time. I usually figure them out on a keyboard and then input then in the step seq/piano roll after they're solidly interesting, adding notes and increasing complexity and polyphony as needed.
posted by tehloki at 7:58 AM on October 24, 2007

This makes me want to dance on a cloud surrounded by robots!
posted by ORthey at 1:46 PM on October 24, 2007

Thanks tehloki. I'm in the process of learning and that's really helpful/useful info.
posted by snsranch at 3:47 PM on October 24, 2007

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