Ven Aqui 1.0

July 27, 2016 3:32 PM

A bit of a production experiment; rather than use a click track + programmed drums, I used a click-free guitar track as the bed, and layered performed keyboard drums on top. A slightly trickier process but thought it would result in more authentic feel/better pocket etc. An instrumental demo track based off Milton Nascimento's "Cravo e Canela". Recorded in the fall of 2015 in Rosebud, AB.

posted by CarrotAdventure (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

The drums sound great and it does feel like it has that 'human factor' that programmed drums can lack. Really nice guitar playing, too.
posted by usonian at 4:59 PM on August 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Agreeing with usonian, and adding that getting that human factor right also means this is still tight, and doesn't get muddy or start sounding like sneakers tumbling in a dryer (as many of my excursions into that same production experiment have turned into).

So: you are good at accompanying yourself and coordinating it all without a clicktrack. Well done!
posted by not_on_display at 8:33 PM on August 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

This is ace! I love the flitty synths at around 1.30. It has the fresh feeling of Milton Nascimento's stuff too.
posted by greenish at 3:34 AM on August 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

Really appreciate all your generous feedback; I will endeavour to make more using this process, as it seems to go over well. I apologize this one is not more... complete. Really more of a one-off demo kinda thing but I'm glad it's been enjoyed. :)
posted by CarrotAdventure at 10:24 AM on August 12, 2016

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