BatterseaRise - A fancy, complete and polished intro so a song I have yet to write the rest of.

January 8, 2014 10:38 AM

A very quick intro/chorus I finally polished up this morning. I just need to write the other 78% of the song now. Thoughts?

I've been playing this chord progression for a while now:

C - Dm - Am, Am - B - F

Finally gave up trying to write a) a decent verse chord progression to transition in to and b) a melody to sing over I just played some midi synth and had a blast tweaking nobs, adding and subtracting notes in the midi editor and general mucking about instead.

So, yeah, a big fun intro so a completely unfinished song. Or maybe it's the whole song. Who knows.

posted by BlerpityBloop (3 comments total)


I was going to ask you about that keyboard sound. looking forward to hearing the rest.
posted by es_de_bah at 1:03 PM on January 8, 2014

Ooh this has got a real Sebastian Tellier vibe. I want to hear more. Don't worry about writing different chords - this can definitely be a whole song if you want it to be. Make it all about the arrangement.
posted by greenish at 1:19 PM on January 8, 2014

@es_de_bah, it's actually two different synths playing a doubled midi line with different effects and panning applied to each.

Both were stock synth sounds in Logic Pro that I tweaked. Lot's of knob turning with absolutely no idea what I was doing. The actual synth note pattern is pretty simple, but there is delay, phasing, ring shifters and all sorts of squelch applied after to make them pop a bit more.

I ended up fleshing out the verse and even a pre-chorus which i'm actually really proud of, so the song has it's structure now and everything is recorded:

I was driving around for the past hour humming melodies to sing on top. It's by no means finished, I still have to completely replace the temp drums I put in to keep time, EQ it, other fiddling and then at some point come up with lyrics. Which I suck at. Really. They are bad.
posted by BlerpityBloop at 2:42 PM on January 8, 2014

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