12/13/2017 2 Comments
Hey Everybody! How’s it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! More BRAND SPANKING NEW MUSIC FOR YOU ALL TODAY! This new instrumental beat composition is inspired by one of the greatest names in rap and hip hop, EMINEM! I wanted this new original piece to have a sort of dark, ominous feel to it, like you’d be walking through the woods or taking a short cut home on a really late night, and as such, it happens to be dark! The sun’s gone down, the world’s gone to sleep, and it’s pitch black, where you can’t see a thing! The creation of this new original instrumental beat composition began with the “Tempo Massimo” lead synth, which I pitched a couple octaves lower than what the default is in GarageBand. I wanted to see if pitching the octave lower on a lead synth could be used as a kind of bass or bass line somehow, and it worked! I even thought initially that I would need to add a bass patch, to act as the actual bass line, but with the “Tempo Massimo” lead synth pitched 2 or 3 octaves lower than what it normally is as a default in GarageBand, I realized that adding an actual bass patch wouldn’t work, that it was pointless, and that the “Tempo Massimo” lead synth pitched lower worked just fine. I then played the same pattern from the “Tempo Massimo” patch on the “Fifth Element” lead synth patch, which I pitched an octave or 2 higher than its default would be. I used the “Fifth Element” synth lead not only because it’s one of my favourite lead patches within GarageBand, but also because I wanted this composition to have a bit of science fiction flavour, and I think the flavour I was looking for and set out to add is there. The last synth part I added to this new original composition was from the “Supergroup Lead”, and I added that to act and have something to sit underneath both the “Tempo Massimo” and “Fifth Element” leads, as sort of an call and answer feel in this new composition. I think all the leads work together SUPER WELL, and here’s a bonus tidbit, all the synthesizers within the new original instrumental beat composition are all lead synthesizer patches. After all the synth parts were in place, I moved on to constructing the drums. The drums began with probably, more than likely my favourite kick drum within GarageBand, the kick drum from the “Modern 909” kit, and I laid it down in a way that most dance pop songs are produced. The “Modern 909” kick drum in a way is subtle, punchy, and somewhat in your face, you know it’s there and exists, all at the same time. It’s a good jumping off point when it comes to constructing drums within GarageBand. To add to the dark and ominous feel of the overall track, I laid down a glockenspiel, which was pitched 2 octaves higher than what its default setting is, just so it’s an element of the composition that sits on top of EVERYTHING ELSE! Again, in my opinion, and I do have one, I think it worked and works together with everything really well! Getting back to the drum kit. After the kick drum was in place, I added a snare drum from the “Modern 808” kit on the 2nd and 4th beats of every bar, doubling it for eighth notes on the fourth beat. To give the snare drum some extra pop, I laid down a clap pattern using the “Crate Digger” kit in the same spots as the “Modern 808” snare drum, and a little extra oomph is always good! The last element I added to the drum kit and the whole composition overall was the shaker pattern from the “Classic Drum Machine” kit. With the shaker pattern I wanted to have something with a little pep, a little shuffle, and the shaker felt like, to me anyway, like it was and would be the one thing that this track would be missing, so that’s another reason I added it, and I love how it sounds, how the whole instrumental composition sounds. I think it’s good, great, I like it, and I hope you all like it as well. 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.