Influences: my ears
hi all, my goal this year is getting some sounds from the recently acquired virtual modular rack system VCV. Some generative stuff coming this way soon.
...ok, I‘m still not savvy enough (o‘cos) to come along with some listenable results in me VCV attempts, yet. I got some ideas though for new tracks and will therefore use my trusted DAW to come across, oh hey I’m not giving in though!
Hope y’all enjoy the month
my work is done for this years FAWM and therefor my first and deepest thanks go to the people who provide the services for all of us to be able to get together from around /or on surface of/ the world and enjoy a brilliant month of cheese cake.
I’m off for me second most favorite pleasure on this here planet:
|#1||Cornet schläcke uf‘m Aletsch||
|#5||Somewhere On Dagobah There’s A Jedi Sloth||
|#6||A Fab Cabbage Bag Fad @jonmeta||
|#8||Rhythm of the Night @jonmeta||
|#10||Flat Earth Anthem||
|#11||All you need is||
|#14||Oh, get off me face tome||
|#16||Skip A Beat||
Thanks so much for all the listens and for the comments. Your last post on my wall was really touching and one of the best comments I got this year!
Thank you for your kind comments
Thank you SO much for all the time you've spent inflicting my music on yourself. I really appreciate it. 😀
Mid March would be great!
Ah, der Maler Bosch, verstehe. Ja ich freu mich über deine deutschen Kommentare... da kann ich auch die Untertöne erfassen 😉
Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to my music. It is much appreciated and I value your feedback very much. Now the listening continues. I have much to catch up on. Cheers for now. 🤗
Hey, danke für deinen Kommentar zu das Tofutier und den Texten 😉 . Ich bin auch der Meinung das mein Sound noch ausbaufähig ist. Es ist sehr einfach ins Studio zu gehen und den Toning. alles machen zu lassen. Jetzt hab ich wenigstens Erfahrungen gesammelt. Wird besser ...
Wow, thank you for all the listens & your great comments. I'm so far behind on listening & commenting myself, you put me to shame 😉
See You In The Shadows…
Thank you very much for your kind comment on "Look at the stars" <3
Hey, I'm really enjoying all your comments! Thank you 😀
Thanks for coming back to listen - I'm glad you got to hear the tune (and liked it)!
Hey, wow. War gestern nicht mehr auf FAWM unterwegs, und jetzt seh ich deine ganzen Kommentare. Vielen vielen Dank dafür!
Und deine Mail hab ich auch bekommen. Du meinst sicher "Sometimes" mit dem Songtext ... Ich hab gerade mal raufgeschaut, das ist sehr reizvoll, da der Text viel Raum lässt und sich nicht an ein starres Versschema hält. Lädt ein, noch ein bisschen was Versponnenes nach System Of A Down-Manier zu machen.
Für den Februar hab ich mir noch andere Songs vorgenommen, aber das Gute ist, dass man Songs nachträglich noch editieren kann, das heißt, dass ich vielleicht noch einen März-Song reinschmuggeln kann. Voraussichtlich kommt ja mein Gitarrenbass, den ich für den Februar haben wollte, exakt am 1. März an. Das wäre doch ein Anlass für einen Zusatzsong ... Grüße!
Hey thanks for the comments! Yeah, I kind of thought of The Greater Message as a 70s rock song, but then it turned out a bit different somehow. My wife sang on that song later and it’s called Safe Drown....it REALLY doesn’t sound like America with her singing, but is better with her vocals. Thanks again!
By the way, to answer your question about my, er, thing "Illusion (pure reckoning)", - thanks for asking: no hardware - this year I've done everything on my iPad, it's the only way I can get stuff out quick enough, plus tbh it plays a lot better than me 😀
@beat thanks so much for taking the time, I really appreciate it! If there's a FAWM good citizen award you must be a favourite to win it.
Those bass lines are a collaboration (about 1:99) between me and iBassist, who also does a lot of the ensemble arranging - very talented app! Now if only I could find the time to write tunes, that'd be great...
But... What is Mars made of? They've sent a robot to find out but will it be able to tell us how it tastes?
Stimme dir voll zu. Vielen der Absurditäten sollte man/frau mit einem befreienden Lachen begegnen. Und das T.D. Album mag ich wirklich sehr
Thanks for the comments.
OMG comment party. Thank you so much for listening, and listening so deeply! Really appreciate the love.
Joss Stone won, and no one guessed her. Her disguise (a giant sausage) was obviously a good one!
Danke vielmals! Schön zu hören, dass das Lied gefällt.
Thank you for all the kind comments and hearing about your cooking! It made me smile!
Hey, thanks for all the comments a couple of days ago. Love that you heard all the tracks in sequence. Cheers!
Yes, they are pretty lax here in Florida. We've been gigging since fall. The website I have linked here is just my solo site. My band is booked up almost every weekend.
Your message reminded me I actually have a midi controller of just knobs and sliders specifically for VCV Rack. I'll have to find that and figure out the mapping again.
I'll keep checking back to see what you got new. Stay warm. I know it can get pretty cold in Vienna. That's where I first saw snow lol. Beautiful city. I hope to make it back one day.
thx a lot for comment on "I`m So Perfect."
As someone who wanders through the galaxy in search of the Force, you might be interested in a great VSTi called Laserblade by my favourite VST developer, the late, great H.G. Fortune. A description of the basic version is found here: https://vst4free.com/plugin/1037/ ; but if you'd like the pro version (which was released for free before his death), you can DL from archive.org https://archive.org/details/HGFortuneNFG. It's part of a large pack of some of his best synths, but you can select just the Laserblade by clicking on the "Zip Files" on the right hand side. I've used the Laserblade Pro in a few songs & really like its unique sounds.
See You In The Shadows…
Thanks for all the comments! I hope the month is treating you well!
Hi Beat! Ein etwas verspäteter Dank für deinen Kommentar zu "For Juan"!
Danke für die Kommentare bei "New day". Linke und rechte Gitarre spielen die gleichen Akkorde, links gezupft, rechts strummed. Ach, wenn du mal nen Bass brauchst: at your service...
Vielen lieben Dank fürs Hören! ☺️
Den Sound echter (Filz-)hüte hättest du wahrscheinlich gescheit verstärken müssen 😉
Hi Beat, danke für deinen lieben Kommentar auf meinem Soundboard! Und deine Zeit, dir die Dinge, die ich mache, anzuschauen. 😄
Vielen lieben Dank fürs ausführliche Reinhören! 😀
Thanks for the comment. Please keep in mind that I take no responsibility if you get hurt while jumping around in your living room.
Thanks for “watching”! (I think the plot will ramp up a bit, too). 😉
In answer to your question about the vocal effect on one of my tracks, it's all from the Roland VT-4. Its got quite a few effects that you can control in real time. It's a fun way to come up with unusual ideas.
Here's a quick demo video of what it can do:
I appreciate you checking my song out and saying nice things about it as well!
Hey thank you for your comment on LoveSwong
I'm excited to dive in and see what you come up with on your VCV. I love all things synth. Happy FAWMing
Daffodil is also called Narcissus in English. Just Googled it. And they are indeed starting to emerge. First the snow-drops, then the daffodils, then... Spring! That's how it always was in England, anyway.
Yeah, exactly: late 70s 10cc with some 90s Madchester drumming thrown in. Not 60s. When 10cc did 60s pop styles they were making a kind of joke about it. Anyway... I woke up with a country style tune in my head, and suddenly thought: I wonder if this fits Beat’s love song lyrics? And it did! I played it for my wife (the chorus is all I’ve got so far) and she liked it except for one line where she said: “You can do better”. So I did, and then she liked it all. I’m working on the verse, and might try to move a few words around to make it scan better. I hope that’s OK. When we have a demo I’ll send it so you can hear it first in case you want to change things. I don’t want to do the wrong thing to your beautiful thoughts.
It took me about 18 months of noodling with my modular before I could do anything remotely musical. Hang in there 😀
Thx a lot for comments on "Fallen Angel" Looking forward to you`re stuff too.
Thanks, working on one more piece now. Hopefully I'll have time for proper writing this weekend 😀
Hi Beat! I moved back to Vienna in 2018 and I sing at Theater an der Wien now!!! Love this city! So glad to catch up again on here! Have a great FAWM 😁
Thanks for your comment. Have a good one.
A fan from my first FAWM. It may not show, but I’m blushing.
Glad I could finally get it working. Thank you so much for the listen & the comment. I really appreciate it!
See You In The Shadows…
Thanks for your kind thoughts on Out Of This World. Consistency is tough. For FAWM, I have always used vocal samples to add to my tracks. The rest of the year I almost exclusively produce instrumentals. I’m glad you stopped by and enjoyed what you heard.
Ja, lets go
I fixed the problem if you would like to try listening again. Thanks for stopping by!
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Please apologise to your dog for me! 😉
Thank you loads for the listen and the great comment. 😀
Thanks for the comment! Likewise, looking forward to hearing your tunes.
Thank you for your kind comments. I did picture it dark . But to write dark music is a way for me to handle these crzy times that earth serve us. Have a great FAWM.
Hey! Ich hoffe, es geht Dir gut. Ja, wir müssen uns unbedingt mal auf ein Bier treffen nach dem ganzen Lockdown-Chaos! ...würde mich sehr darüber freuen!
It is Monday soon! I can hardly wait. I hope you have a great FAWM!
Hi, partner in crime! It's good to see you back here. I hope we can break some more musical rules this year and create something great, if you're up for it. I hope you're keeping well. Talk to you soon!
Thanks for the WAVES plugin sale tip. Just made my purchase. Have a great FAWM!
Servas Beat, may your FAWM be full of inspiration. May I ask what software / library u used for "Sangre De Mi Alma"? It sounds quite interesting.
Thank you! I’m looking forward to all the creative energy of this wonderful community.
danke für die Antworten 😉 Heute habe ich herausgefunden wie ich darauf reagieren kann... es wird hhh
Welcome back! Have a great FAWM!
And thanks for the good wishes! Here's to a great FAWM 2021!
Hi Beat, I just saw your message! You mean "Computer Says No" from 2016? That was cool! I'm afraid I don't have a copy though... I just looked back through my archives and I only had a Soundcloud link, which no longer works. Sorry about that... do let me know if you find it.
Thanks for the listens! Should be a great FAWM this year.
See You In The Shadows…
Ooh. I had a look at VCV a while back and thought it looked really cool! But I'm not sure I have the patience. Good luck getting some interesting sounds out of it!
You emjoy FAWM too! Hope it's a bit less disjointed than mine is going to be!
Thanks for the kind words, good sir! 😀
There is a medium length version of the long bio, but that felt redundant. 😁
Thanks for your lovely, and kind, words about my Cloud Dancer album! And I think the blurb says "darker" rather than "dark". When I was sorting out the tracks into two piles, I felt that Be It Ever So was more bouncy and lighter. 😉
Have a great FAWM! And I'm looking forward to what you get up to. 😀
Hey thanks! I hope that your fawm is really good and satisfying. I think that we all need it. Best wishes to you!
Liebe Grüße nach Wien! Habe mir gerade deine Stücke mit den Zufallsexperimenten angehört. Spannend
Thanks so much for listening to me album. Hope you have a great FAWM!
Danke schön! Freu mich drauf. Auf kreatives Fawmen! Grüße nach Wien
Thank you!!! 😀