You Can't See It

March 28, 2016 7:08 PM

My son asked me to record his heartbeat for some school thing a few months ago. I had this heartbeat lying around so I added some Moog to it and Bob's your uncle it became a synthpop song.

posted by chococat (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Omg this is the BEST.
posted by billiebee at 6:20 AM on March 29, 2016

I like it, but can you boost the heartbeat track? It gets lost behind the others.
posted by SomethingSomethingBurtWard at 10:17 AM on March 29, 2016

Yeah who knew a heartbeat was so hard to record? Even with an AKG c414 pressed against my son's chest and pre-amp cranked (while he was instructed not to breathe) the resulting signal was really quiet.
The gain is maxed out and it's heavily EQ'd because it's basically all low-end. I ended up just basing the track on the heartbeat; the actual heartbeat is heard in the beginning, then in the middle break embellished with the kick, then at the end. I took it out for the rest and it's just sort of suggested, that's why you can't hear it throughout.
Thanks for the comments!
posted by chococat at 11:27 AM on March 29, 2016

Jammin'. Breathy harmonies, boppin' moog beat, snappy snare. Tappin' my toes, grinnin'.
posted by BlackPebble at 1:25 PM on March 29, 2016

Uptempo Pretty Hate Machine vibes
posted by Beardman at 9:12 AM on April 1, 2016

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