beatz & funkz

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

song a day #013: logic noodling

So after an intense weekend I missed a day, me badz. Anyway, trying to get into logic, I’m a bit tired as well, so here is just some noodling in logic (pretty horrible). It’ll take me some time I think.

posted by manuel at 1:50 am  

Sunday, October 28, 2007

song a day #012: dubstep noise

So, same track as yesterday, but with a glitched power noise ending. ahaha

posted by manuel at 11:33 pm  

Sunday, October 28, 2007

song a day #011: dubstep sensi

Another dubstep track, this one has a bit more history. I saw a poster on wednesday that Terre Thaemlitz was playing in Karlsruhe. I bought a few albums some years ago, so went to the concert, and in a kind of unthought gesture subscribed to a workshop he was giving. Realizing afterwards that was going to be some theoretical postmodern bla thing, I kind of regretted doing that. However, the performance and the workshop were quite interesting, and I have to do a piece for tomorrow. Terre Thaemlitz read a text that also touched on the subject of his work as a producer, and the marketplaces he produces for, so slowly the idea of doing a very “cliche” style track came to my mind. The most formulaic genre I can think of right now is dubstep, especially cause it was hailed as being oh so very free. Also, I am always kind of put off by people listening to noise/glitch/ambient kind of music, because in my opinion, there is no relation between the amount of work and thought put in by the author and what gets through to the listener. For example, I can’t understand why someone would listen to Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, or the electroacoustical stuff by Terre Thaemlitz. I can understand why you would produce such pieces. Funnily, Terre Thaemlitz said he wouldn’t listen to electroacoustical stuff himself 🙂

So, this dubstep track I made is going to be electroacoustifically glitched, but I still have to do that. Meanwhile enjoy this track which made me loose at tonights laptopbattle in Mannheim 🙂

posted by manuel at 4:35 am  

Saturday, October 27, 2007

song a day #010: nodal crap

Small nodal song, really tired today, bigger song coming tomorrow.

posted by manuel at 2:34 am  

Friday, October 26, 2007

song a day #009: wiimote jam

Using the same patch as 007, but this time controlled with the WII. MAD FUN! TOTALZ MAD FUNZ 🙂

reaktor glitches, and i’m obviously not very used to using the patch.


posted by manuel at 3:17 am  

Thursday, October 25, 2007

song a day #008: rolltest

Just some test doing some clever drum programming, with a typical bassline. Bit too much idling today lol 🙂

posted by manuel at 1:21 am  

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

song a day #007: reaktor jam

I am going to attend the laptop battle in Mannheim this weekend, and I’ve just done the MIDI mappings for a reaktor ensemble I am going to be using. Connecting the Faderfox to this ensemble was something I had planned for a long time, and now it’s finally there, it is even more fun that I thought it’d be. The patch is basically the massive groovebox, with a few tweaks using parts out of Limelite (pattern remixer, scratchable XY effects) as well as some reset buttons for global tweaks, and an added external filter.

EDIT: Well in fact I’m not going to participate this weekend, but I’ll be at laptopbattle Stuttgart with em411 homies nq and tylth.

Picture 8-1

This is my first jam with it, not very controlled but I’ll definitely practice that tomorrow and build a rreal song instead of a massivesque groove.


posted by manuel at 1:20 am  

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

song a day #006: hiphop groovez for zfigz

No real time today either, most of the time at school, evening spent coding nord and reaktor patches and practicing bass. TOok some time to finally start working on the smaplez zfigz sent me of his monomachine, and came up with this hiphopesque groove. Cheesy synth sounds, the bass is out of tune, but I’m quite happy because I played the keyboards in live and they seem to groove pretty well.

The tune has no structure though, it’s really just a groove.


posted by manuel at 2:10 am  

Monday, October 22, 2007

song a day #005: machine calling

So I spent most of the day debugging and reinstalling stuff on my macbook, which has a weird random application crash bug since I got. Everything got changed except the display, and the bug is still there and driving me crazy. Random apps would crash (everything, finder, mail, irc client, etc…), but most importantly, all my music apps would crash, which really helps the flow. Anyway, I didn’t really have time to make a track, so I ended up just doing some small machinedrum ditty, and jamming it into audacity without really rehearsing the track or so. Tried to pan stuff a bit left and right, I’ll have to work on that. Made some nice noises with the NOISE and IMPULSE machine. The rest is just my standard boring machinedrum funk.

EDIT: Hah, I noticed that I didn’t use half of the song, so that boring chord blingbling at the beginning is actually supposed to continue. The melody continues as well… Whatever….


posted by manuel at 3:10 am  

Saturday, October 20, 2007

song a day #004 : weinweg dub

A song I’m pretty pleased with, needs some minor flow corrections (suck at intros), but I’m pretty happy the bass and how the 10+ synths fit together.



posted by manuel at 11:16 pm  
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