Weekly Beats 45: (Sparks To The Moon)

This week’s track was made around a busy weekend of drinking and eating next to bonfires. I started the week on the OP1, designing a collection of drum patterns at 130bpm. The samples were then added to ableton live where I used them as the building blocks of the track adding instrumentation from software by Ableton, Izotope and Native Instruments:

WeeklyBeats 44 (55Cs)

All instrumentation for this track and drums were made on the OP1 and imported into ableton live for mixing and processing.

I had some more time to work on the arrangement in ableton which includend some more work glitching up the drums adding effects, panning, compression and EQ to the mix:

Weekly Beats 43 (Pius)

I’ve managed to do it yet again and forget to update my site about my weekly beats project. I will be putting them up throughout this week again to catch up.

On Week 43 I was doing a lot of travelling and didn’t have a lot of time in front of a computer let alone my studio. So instead I decided to do the whole track inside the OP1. It started with the Organ sound and its chord structure and I slowly layered other instrumentation on top to create a self-reflective and sombre track I hope you enjoy it:

Weekly Beats 42 (Moth On A Train)

This Track track it’s made up of two parts. A mix of both the OP1 and a Nintendo 3DS. The first Two minutes focus mostly on OP1 samples and then after the two-minute mark a more freeform and alternative sound comes out of the use of the M01 software for the 3DS.

Weekly Beats 41 (41 Weeks, 2 Cuts, 7 Stitches)

I picked up the Korg DSN-12 piece of software for Nintendo this week and decided to make a track using the software. All sounds are from the DSN-12 exported into ableton live for mixing together.

It’s amazing the amount of textures you can now get from musical equipment that is available on devices so portable.

Weekly Beats 38 (Long Pig)

Week 38 (Long Pig)

On Long Pig I Started with a simple step sequence that I ran through my modular. Several hours later I’d dragged the modular screaming and wailing into some rather dark territory. The base of this track is made from a section of the modular recording during my evening with it.

To build on the base of the modular I decided to stick to focusing on pure analogue Instrumentation that didn’t fit within tempos or pitch. To do this without going back to the modular again I decided to use an old mixer as a no-input mixer to create a collection of accompanying hums bloops and crackles to make a bleak track suitable for a horror film.


Album: Spring

It’s taken too long to release this album, but it’s finally up on Bandcamp for all to hear. You can listen to it on the site or pay what you like to download it.

This album comes from tracks made each week between March and June of this year and marks the halfway point of the music produced for the entire year.

Give it a listen and let me know what you guys think in the comments section: