It's about time I posted a few new clips to prove that I really am doing more with my time than waking up late and being hard to reach on the phone. As a compromise between (probably) paranoid secrecy and idealistic full disclosure, I've decided to post pieces of tracks, instead of the tracks in their entirety... though in a couple of cases "their entirety" isn't much more than the short clip. Still, something to whet the appetite- or destroy it!
Production wise, I feel like I'm maturing a lot- I'm generally finding it easier to actually achieve the sounds that I hear in my head. Of course, "easier" still generally means "fucking hard," but it's a step in the right direction. I'm also working more and more exclusively in Ableton Live, leaving poor Reason a little dusty. Could be I'm just in the honeymoon period of my relationship with VSTs, but Live really gives me the freedom to muck with audio in a way that Reason never did. And I'm starting to really love a few of these free instruments and effects I've downloaded. I'll write up a little summary of the ones I've found most useful in a later post if anyone's interested. Not that I'm planning on ditching Reason anytime soon- it's still an inspiring production environment for me, and has a lot to offer. Anyway, it can't be bad to have two DAWs to work with- get tired of one, switch on over to the other! Or go outside I guess. Hmm.
If anyone's interested in hearing the "full versions" of any clips I post, just let me know and I'll send them your way.
In the words of my good friend Eric, then: until soon.