12/10/2017 2 Comments
Hey Everybody! How’s it going? Hope you all are awesomely well! I’ve got some BRAND SPANKING NEW MUSIC FOR YOU ALL TODAY! This new instrumental beat piece is inspired by Seth MacFarlane’s new television series, “The Orville”. The goal with this new piece was to create something that sounded really, really, science fiction like. Almost as if I was channeling my inner Gene Roddenberry. I have always been a fan of “Star Trek”, and all its series incarnations, and clearly, it goes without saying that Seth MacFarlane is a Star Trek fan as well, with his creation of “The Orville”. This new original instrumental beat composition, entitled, “On The Orville”, has a VERY science fiction sounding lead and really overall sound in general. The creation process went like all the others, it started with me laying down one pattern and then building upon it. I began with the “Tempo Massimo” synth lead patch from GarageBand, and truth be told all the synthesizer parts in this composition are all lead synth parts. At first, I laid down the “Tempo Massimo” pattern down, pitched almost, if not as low as most of the bass parts I usually lay down, originally thinking that the track would sound more like a dance party record, but when I was finished with the creation, writing, and production process, I realized that “On The Orville” sounded more orchestral like than I had originally intended or thought. When I laid down the “Tempo Massimo” pattern I wanted a synth lead to sound like a bass patch, and I got that, I accomplished that, at least I think. From there, I wrote and laid down the main synth part, and it was played with the “Evolving Colors” patch, which I then tripled using the “Eighties Synth Brass” and “Fifth Element” patches, respectively to give the composition the sci-fi, “The Outer Limits”, “Star Trek” kind of feel. Once all the synthesizer patterns were are put in place, I moved onto the drums, which are the most important part to any band or composition, beat, and instrumental. When constructing the drum parts, I usually start with the kick drum pattern just about EVERY SINGLE TIME! So, when laying down the kick drum pattern for “On The Orville”, I wanted something that had a straight ahead feel, along with a little swing and shuffle to it. The kick drum is from the “Modern 909” kit within GarageBand, and it more than likely my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE kick drum from GarageBand. After the kick drum was in place, I added a woodblock on the second and fourth beats of every bar, just to have something different within one of my compositions, and it’s from the “Bumper” kit. I also think that the woodblock gives “On The Orville” a little more flare, a little more spice, and who doesn’t love that?! I then added the clap, which is from the “Modern 808” kit. When laying down the clap and the successing shaker pattern, which is from the “Big Room” kit, I wanted to keep the shuffle feel, but with a kind of latin flare, shuffle, swing, whatever you’d like to call it, and that is the whole creation, writing, and production process behind this latest new original instrumental beat composition entitled, “On The Orville”, which is inspired by Seth MacFarlane’s new television series, “The Orville”. I hope you all enjoy this new original 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.