Demo: Tigris

A few hours of noodling producing MP3s on a Saturday night.

This is Tigris. I’m not listing it under a new song because I didn’t write any of it. I just looked up loops and plunked them down in an order that sounded pleasing.

Tigris is made entirely of loops of Middle Eastern instruments. I used it to mess around with building dynamic cross-fades, building sends, hocketing, messing with the reverb plug-ins and working through some hints on better mixing. It sounds very cool in a distinct Middle Eastern way. I’m getting the track mixer under control.

Song here: Tigris

Name: “Tigris”
Genre: World
Key: C
BPM: 120bpm
Running Time: 1:37 (very short demo)
Tools Used: Apple Logic 7.2, World Jam Pack loops

I plugged in my MIDI controller keyboard and didn’t use it at all. Sigh.

New Song #9: Peppy Beatz

I wrote this in two whole hours! It has two hours worth of good! HA!

This is a little goofy glob of techno dance music. I find I honestly like Apple Logic and I want to go drilling around in it to find out all the strange and wonderful things it can do. It’s a bit like a great big UNIX server. It’s very powerful but only priests and the initiated can make it go.

The only way I learn anything is by making things. So I made something! This is all MIDI and sample loops. It has the creativity of a sunday morning cartoon. It has no ending. But it’s bouncy! And happy! And it sounds good on the Bose down here in the living room! (Yay airport express!)

Song here: Peppy Beatz!

Name: “Peppy Beatz”
Genre: Electronic Dance
Key: C (I think)
BPM: 137bpm
Running Time: 2:41
Tools Used: Apple Logic 7.2, complete Friday night brainfry.