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Sounds of

Haven't posted anything in more than 5 years. Figured I should try and get back in the habit. Been workshopping this demo with the band. Suggestions very welcome. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on May 22, 2024 - 0 comments

D-March

Got the JX-8P tracking in stereo again...gotta love that Juno chorus baby
posted by CarrotAdventure on Feb 15, 2024 - 0 comments

Swingin' Pete

Recorded in one take using my Korg S3, Arturia KeyStep, Roland JX-8P (bass, via KeyStep), Roland JD-XA (chords), SC-88 (arpeggio) and Korg Monologue (triggering SC-88 using sequencer)
posted by CarrotAdventure on Dec 6, 2023 - 1 comment

Stillvan

having a play on the rig...made a few tweaks
posted by CarrotAdventure on Jul 20, 2023 - 0 comments

minor keys

having a play on the various instruments
posted by CarrotAdventure on Jun 7, 2023 - 1 comment

Chilliwack

This was a fun one to make. Basically one improvised take on a MIDI keyboard which is hooked up to 3 synths and drum machine, with a pad from a 4rd synth going on in the background. Piano and noise-wave crashes were added afterwards. Using the JX-8P as a bass synth for the first time and gotta say....not too shabby!!!!!! [more inside]
posted by CarrotAdventure on May 20, 2023 - 1 comment

Least

All-analog synthpop song with live bass/drums/vox [more inside]
posted by CarrotAdventure on May 5, 2023 - 0 comments

Lush

Got an Arturia Keystep which means I can now program sequences on the JX-8P and baby it is a game changer!!!!!! Marimba sounds are from the Roland SC-88 which is MIDI'd up to the JX-8P as well.
posted by CarrotAdventure on May 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Belkin

2 analogs synth looping together. Experimenting with CV connectivity to create syncopation.
posted by CarrotAdventure on May 3, 2023 - 0 comments

leguminate

Kind of an LCD Soundsystem vibe
posted by CarrotAdventure on Mar 25, 2023 - 2 comments

Python's Peak

Arps: Roland SC-88 Chords: Roland JX-8P Drums: Korg S3 Bass: Korg Monologue
posted by CarrotAdventure on Mar 15, 2023 - 1 comment

pro deuce.mp3

been listening to lots of Sun-El Musician and wanted to do some marimba loops
posted by CarrotAdventure on Mar 8, 2023 - 1 comment

On a Night Like This

Got inspired by hearing the Los Lobos cover of the song on KUVO and liked it so much I cut a demo. [more inside]
posted by ob1quixote on Feb 27, 2023 - 1 comment

brightloop.mp3

a demo synth loop with some manual tom fills in stereo
posted by CarrotAdventure on Feb 24, 2023 - 2 comments

Not A God

Wrote this in the morning, made it into a quick TikTok, recorded the demo this afternoon. Figuring out this whole magical "pre-chorus" thingie
posted by Maaik on Feb 10, 2022 - 0 comments

Gin Diana

Trying out some new recording equipment [more inside]
posted by CarrotAdventure on Jan 19, 2022 - 0 comments

ZZ

Doing sort of a Deadmau5-style beat using an old drum machine (Korg S3). I used the noise wave on my Korg Monologue to create the little cymbal swells every couple bars (classic Deadmau5 trick which I have been trying to copy for a while using different methods). The pulsing synth riff is also kind of a Deadmau5 thing. It's weird - I'm not even that much of a fan of the guy but the handful songs of his that I've liked have clearly influenced me a lot.
posted by CarrotAdventure on Dec 24, 2021 - 0 comments

you recall/yes

vocoder demo
posted by CarrotAdventure on Oct 16, 2021 - 0 comments

Test Floor

Kind of beta testing a new recording template
posted by CarrotAdventure on Jul 7, 2021 - 0 comments

Data Limit

Some friends and I have been writing for an album of super-dumb joke songs. This is a demo of one that's got a distinctly 90s-britpop vibe.
posted by uncleozzy on Mar 31, 2021 - 7 comments

7865 no vox

another improvised chord sesh on the acoustic guitar where I then overdubbed the other instruments!
posted by CarrotAdventure on Feb 7, 2021 - 0 comments

man, damn

somehow managed to write this today and then record a million takes of it on my front porch. chords are far apart, words are close together — pretty difficult for me to sing but we're getting there
posted by Maaik on Jan 20, 2021 - 1 comment

Angels Flight (Vocoder Demo)

A retelling of the 1965 late-period LA film noir, Angel's Flight.* [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jul 2, 2020 - 0 comments

Third King From the Sun

A cast-off 30-second demo of a Christmas tune you might recognize. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Aug 15, 2018 - 2 comments

So Much for the Tolerant Left (Demo)

This song is dedicated to Richard Spencer's unknown assailant. [more inside]
posted by valrus on May 28, 2017 - 3 comments

1381 GSS (Demo)

Home demo for a forthcoming studio production. A love song from a photo resolution target in the Mojave desert to the aerial reconnaissance pilot flying overhead. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on May 1, 2017 - 9 comments

A Lot Like Math

Demo of a punk song about my kid. [more inside]
posted by Maaik on Feb 22, 2017 - 2 comments

Dot of America (Demo)

I raced against the clock to finish this one before 2017: a song-journey on the Westbound Twin Cities Hiawatha train between Chicago and Minneapolis, operated by the Milwaukee Road from 1935-1971. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 31, 2016 - 4 comments

Appear Amid

Demo recorded with my iPhone's Garageband. Very rare recording of me playing enthusiastic but imperfect drums. Next recording will not feature me on drums. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Jun 20, 2016 - 0 comments

Sespe Love Song

Home demo for a future studio production. A recounting of the events of the Sespe Wilderness tragedy of January 1969. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 13, 2016 - 1 comment

Optimist (Acoustic Demo)

First demo for RPM2016. 9 songs to go! [more inside]
posted by chococat on Feb 4, 2016 - 7 comments

Lorraine

another short-form pop demo w/vox.... struggling to get the lyrics, 2nd verse and overall phrasing ironed out, so wanted to crank out the demo at least so I can move onto something else for a while.
posted by CarrotAdventure on Feb 1, 2016 - 5 comments

Dirtbag (over-rated)

Super-straightforward take on Brad Sucks's classic song Dirtbag. [more inside]
posted by comealongpole on Nov 7, 2015 - 3 comments

Over the Georgian

Home demo for a future studio production. A retelling of the Wyandot legend of Kitchikewana. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 15, 2015 - 2 comments

Asteroids

There's a saying that aging is like sailing into an asteroid field, where the asteroids get thicker and thicker until one hits you. This is a song about that. One take everything. Video.
posted by Sportswriters on Mar 2, 2015 - 5 comments

Shame the Devil (Turn it Up)

Quick if somewhat epic demo knocked together over the weekend... featuring glockenspiel, mellotron, piano, and baritone twang. Video shenanigans featuring multiple clones over here.
posted by Sportswriters on Jan 5, 2015 - 5 comments

Don't Walk Away

I recorded this in my pyjamas, then overdubbed some stuff, and I like it. Video, too. [more inside]
posted by Sportswriters on Aug 26, 2014 - 1 comment

fouryouA

demo - original project file lost. Like this one though
posted by CarrotAdventure on Jun 7, 2014 - 0 comments

(Another) Sunny Day

This has been the worst winter in 20 years where I am. It's still snowing horizontally as I speak. So I wrote a summer song as a big middle finger to the damn cold. [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Mar 15, 2014 - 2 comments

Everything Begins (1992 demo by Shrimp Tractor)

I've been digitizing some cassettes, and found this, which I'd COMPLETELY forgotten. It was the first time I had ever set foot in a recording studio, and the first song of mine that ever got recorded properly. Story inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 26, 2013 - 0 comments

Friday Harbor

Sailing Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands [more inside]
posted by Annika Cicada on May 25, 2013 - 0 comments

Womankind (demo)

In June 2010, I posted a song called Womankind. I was just digging through some old demo recordings and found the demo for this song. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Apr 24, 2013 - 1 comment

Underfoot

This was a fast and dirty demo I made up to teach my band the song. Kinda like how it came out, so I figured I'd throw it up here. Nice little garage rock tune. Nifty synths. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Feb 1, 2013 - 2 comments

Hold On To Love (simplified version)

I decided to rearrange this song that I posted before to take out some of the crazy modulation and make it more straightforward. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 10, 2012 - 4 comments

Move On (What you got?)

This is a balls out little rush of a song that I came up with on my iPhone of all places. After I got the first line I realized it was going to have to continue in the same vein so I went over to AskMe for help. I just meant this to be a rough sketch but I ended up liking the feel of it even though it's ridiculously ragged. The song's a sort of statement of intent, I guess. Equal parts Elvis Costello, Cheap Trick and the Stones, more or less. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 27, 2012 - 14 comments

Carnival of Lies

One-take before-pants demo of a cynical little song that's been buzzing round in my head recently. Video here. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 11, 2012 - 3 comments

Girl on a Swing (Ballad of a Cavalryman)

This is a super-rough demo of a song I wrote yesterday for the 'Has Been for Years' song fight. It's a gothic little waltz using a resonator guitar, told from the point of view of a trooper in the 7th cavalry who was killed at Little Big Horn while waiting to be relieved by Reno's troops. Recorded before I put my pants on, for the challenge. Video proof is here. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 18, 2011 - 5 comments

Schwankfeld's Blues

Off of my combo's demo, this is a 12 bar blues I wrote in college, the changes are a little... non-standard. [more inside]
posted by Gygesringtone on Oct 14, 2011 - 4 comments

Rock, Paper, Scissors

I've been trying to come up with a love story titled ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS for a movie, but this fell out instead. Video link inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Apr 7, 2011 - 6 comments

Blue Sketch #1

A demo of a composition of my own I'm working on. If you've got ideas on direction or structure or whatever, comments are welcome. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Jan 11, 2011 - 2 comments

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