1/16/2018 0 Comments
Hey Everybody! How’s it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! I’ve got more BRAND SPANKING NEW MUSIC FOR YOU ALL TODAY! This latest original instrumental composition piece is inspired by the long running NBC police procedural/crime drama, “Law & Order”.
The beginnings of this composition began with the “Rich Oscillators” patch from the “Synth Classics” bank from “GarageBand” I pitch the octave down a level or two, and the pattern I wrote and performed was in the way and style of how I would and have laid down some of the drum kits in my beats, compositions, and instrumentals. I originally wanted to produce something that sounded more like a dance/pop/club track, but I’m EXTREMELY HAPPY with how this piece turned out. It sounds very jazzy and pop like. I next, moved onto adding the “Soft Analog” patch, where I performed a variation on the C scale. In my opinion, I think that’s the main driving force or catalyst in this latest instrumental composition. The next and last instrument part, aside from the drum kit in this composition was the bass line, which I wrote played using the “Picked” bass patch from “GarageBand”. I wrote and played it in a manner that somewhat mirrored the “Soft Analog” synth pattern, and I think they fit together really well. I’m just really happy with how this whole piece turned out! YAY!
Onto the drum kit we go! The construction of the drum kit in “Do The Right Thing”, which is what this piece is called began with probably my favourite element to any drum kit, the kick drum! The kick drum in this case was from the “House Drum Machine” kit within “GarageBand”. The pattern is a mixture of 4 eighth notes and a run of 16th notes spread out over a 4 bar loop. The “House Drum Machine” kick, I think is perfect for this piece because it’s subtle and unintrusive. It’s one of those, you know it’s there, but it doesn’t overstate itself. The clap was the next piece to this puzzle. Here, I played a pattern of single eighth notes and doubled eighth notes, just try and keep it different, or as different as I possibly could. The clap that I used was from the “Big Room” kit. The last 2 elements in the drum kit and this composition were the hi hat and shaker from the “Bumper” and “Infinity” kits I wanted to use both those pieces from both those kits to have one accentuate the other, and I think they both sound dynamite and put, at least I think, an exclamation point on this whole composition.
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