12/26/2017 0 Comments
Hey Everybody! How’s it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! I’ve got some more BRAND SPANKING NEW MUSIC FOR YOU ALL TODAY! This new original piece is inspired by the incredibly popular Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why”. The composition began quite simply, with me just jamming out, muttering around on a keyboard. The first thing I laid down was a kind of stutter step pattern with the “Spectrum Echo” synth patch from GarageBand. It started with that one pattern and patch and evolved from there. Once I had the “Spectrum Echo” part in place, I thought to myself, “What if I wrote and recorded 2 other separate patterns with two different patches, but all the parts, patches, and patterns sounded similar to one another?” Guess what?! That’s exactly what I did, and that’s exactly what happened! So, building on top of the “Spectrum Echo” pattern, I then used the “Soft Analog” patch to lay down a subtle, more smooth sounding piano type part. All the synth parts within this composition were written, created, and built with the mindset of someone who is walking up and down a flight or several flights of stairs, in a sort of calm but cool manner. The difference between the “Spectrum Echo” part and the “Soft Analog” pattern is that in the “Soft Analog” pattern, the notes I wrote and played are held for a little longer, whereas, the “Spectrum Echo” pattern has notes that are a little more punchy and short. The last synth patch and part, I wrote, created, and put in place was from the “Deep House Bass”. With this pattern and patch, I wanted it to have the feel and pace of someone who was walking down a flight or again, flights of stairs, at least for the most part. Another reason I decided on using the “Deep House Bass” was to accent the whole instrumental composition with a real deep and low sounding bass and bass line overall. With the synthesizer patterns all laid down, I moved onto my favourite part of any of my compositions, THE D-R-U-M-S, DRUMS! The construction of the drum kit for this new composition began with a clap from the “Deep End” kit within GarageBand, where I put a quarter note on every 2nd and 4th beat of every bar, except in the fourth and eighth bars, where I created a sort of clap run to launch into the rest of the song and instrumental. To add a little more pop and snap to the clap from the “Deep End” kit, I added a clap from the “Infinity” kit where the pattern was a quarter note on every second and fourth beat of every bar. Next, I created the whistle part from the “Dembow” kit within GarageBand, which has a shuffle feel and where on the back half of every fourth beat of every fourth bar, it runs together with the clap from the “Deep End” kit to really add a cool accent to the composition, and I think it just sounds SUPER AWESOME! One of my favourite parts to any drum kit I have ever written, created, produced, and performed! To start out the drums on the first beat of every bar, I went with the kick drum from the “Modern 909” kit within GarageBand. It’s without a doubt, my favourite kick drum patch and sound. It’s laid out in a quarter pattern on the first and third beats of every bar, until I double it on the fourth beat of every fourth bar, just to signify a change in the song and composition, and to switch up the feeling of the track just a bit. The final addition to not only the drum kit in this composition, but the whole composition altogether was the snare drum from the “Modern 808” kit where I laid down a quarter note on every beat of every bar, except in the 4th and 8th bars, where I doubled it to make a couple eighth notes, then finishing the pattern off with a 16th note triplet pattern. There it is, my friends! The story of my latest original instrumental beat composition, “Man of the Night”, which is inspired by the incredibly popular Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why”. I hope you all enjoy this latest piece, and if you like what you see and hear, then PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL to keep up with my latest releases and goings on! Thanks everybody! Talk to you all again soon!
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Hi there! My name is Leigh Dickey. I am an Entertainer, Host, Speaker, Voice Over Artist, and Producer who has been delighting audiences since 1995. I have extensive experience in both the radio and television industries, as well. Welcome to my blog. Here you will find personal stories from my life, my career, and pretty much anything that comes across my mind. Thanks for stopping by.