Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ableton Looping

Staunton Lick (LemonJelly) ableton live looping

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Some old compositions

This was when I first bought could hear a lot a absynth presets. The mridangam and ghatam samples were sampled from Marghazhi Thingal song. And other main sounds are from PSR550...the piano ish sound in the middle sounds very cheesy.

These are some old piano recordings:

These are some very old compositions...some hip hop aesthetic (in terms of sampling), some dnb kinda sounds and some audio-manipulation based sounds

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dole Dole

Dole Dole

Sounds from: Motif, V Synth, Swarshala and one Big Audio loop (used in Sandha Kozhi)
Made for a practice session...Atleast in this song, I noticed the cubase filter sweep sounded better than the same done on a motif..does anybody feel the same?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

BlogSwara Vol.3

BlogSwara is a collaborative musical endeavor by a group of Indian bloggers around the world, and the nice folks have released the third album. Please do check BlogSwara out.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Konchem Nilavu

Konchem Neeru from Donga Donga always enthralled me since I first heard it. So, of late, I am trying to perform the whole song (or as much as it is possible) live from a keyboard. I guess, it would be lot easier to do the live version using Ableton Live, but I want to do it from a hardware board (some how I feel it has more appeal this way). So using keyboard splits, layers, sustain pedals, volume pedals and all, I came up with the intro section so far. Of course, the intro is easier compared to the other sections in this song, but atleast it was a start. Please check out what I have so far:

If anybody is interested, we can share the responsibility to program the sounds etc. I have a motif es, so if you are a motif/es user, then we can easily exchange the sounds. If you have any other workstation, I think we can come up with some sort of solution/compromise, though at this stage, I have no idea how.

My basic idea to do the song is this: Most of the drum sounds, we can make them as one or two bars long samples and assign them to indiviudal keys, and we can trigger them on or off when and where they are required. Same with the one-shot sound fx, we can program them and sample them. And depending on the section of the song, we can program the individual patches to have all the sounds required for a section and use splits/layers/midi velocities to tirgger them in their respective places and times.

Of course, it would be tougher than it sounds to do the whole song and exactly the way it is, but we can make reasonable excuses. Please le me know if you have any ideas/tips. Or if you want to do any other song, we can try to tackle that one.

So, please let me know if anybody is interested.

Monday, July 24, 2006

An old composition

This was done around early 2005. Was getting introduced to soft synths and such around that time. The idea was to make a restive piece, with some commotion, with melodies buried under the arrangement. The melody and progression is based on Sa Ri1 Ga3 Ma1 Da2 Ni3 Sa scale. You can hear Absynth (the bouncing harsh sounds), Vanguard (the gated synth sounds), some Juno like sounds, and a portable yamaha board. You can also hear one Absynth preset that ARR used in Kannathil Muthamittal title song. Mixed in Cubase (if I know 1/100th about mixing now, I knew about 1/100th of what I know now then) production wise, one can find bunch of mistakes, but what the heck. Neways, Maargazhi Thingal Allavaa?

The Verve

My Essential Verve: A Storm in Heaven, No Come Down

Production of Urban Hymns.

Nick McCabe's gear, settings etc.