02.By Night.mp3

Yeap, this is mine :)

Previously I was talking about the "piece!!" i made while exploring Logic and Garageband. This week I kept going the exploration but I was more focused on trying to get the sound in my head and was quite curious if I could manage!

I started off with loops again and after sick amount of time i spend listening pre-made bits, I decided to create my own. Started with the drums. I had a very simple idea of the drum riff. simple 4/4 beat. I had a particular idea about the sound of the kick drum. I wanted a certain deep sound and more organic less plastic sound and also here I spend sick amount of time to find it. Have I found it! Hmm, %75 yes. But after hours of listening kicks I said, hey f! this this is good enough. I really wanted to see if i can get the idea and the feeling in my head to the digital media and how much of it I could manage and even just picking one kick is gonna take this much time when am I gonna say what do I wanna say? So I am not aiming for perfect here, tho I was frustrated already. It is a bit of fun to explore especially when I just explore for the sake of exploration. But when I have a purpose to fulfill that is just something on my way. So it is maybe %30 fun %70 frustration to find THE sound. Maybe it will get better the more I work on it, I dunno.

So here is the process in a nutshell:
01.Drums:
Have an idea
choose the drums
create the riff on a midi keyboard
edit timing and tones, loop


02.Bass:
Have no idea
Pure exploration with both sounds available and the riff
create riff
try to match the sound to the feeling I had in mind

03. Texture:
The feeling or the color that I want to achieve is not there yet at all
So pure exploration of what is available
Find smth good enough keep building

04. The melody
Find the right sound and express the melody through
Lots and lots of try and error
Fun to begin with but super easy to get lost in it

05.Mix
Open the mix table
Youtube some tutorials
Close the mic table
Pretend that didnt happen at all!!
Nope thats just waaay to complicated
 

 

So here it is, created every bit of it, the rifs and such. This feels mine, closer to what I imagined (thou it is not there yet at all). There is certain limit due to available sounds which has huge effect on what I did create but, good enough for now!