Thursday, January 15, 2009

Needs More Cowbell...

I was incredibly bored this morning, and looking for anything interesting on the internet, I stumbled across and downloaded the trial version of 'Mixcraft'. It's basically 'garageband' for Windows...a music sequencer basically.

Anyway, I messed around with it for a couple of hours and came up with the following...let me know what you think.

Click here for the song

If you're interested in the process at all, the song is made up from about fifty or sixty different 5-10 second loops. It's not exactly 'composing', more 'mixing'...but it's fun, I liked the result...and it's actually quite surprising how you can make so many distinctly different sounds with the same set of loops.

If you're interested in owning this song, it can be purchased directly from me for seventeen squillion dollars.


Sunny said...

Liked the song....except for the harmonica....something about that instrument just makes me cringe.

Evan 08 said...

I thought it was cool... now that I've actually taken the time to listen to it.

How much of that was you, and how much was the mixer?

Paulius said...

How much of it was me? If you mean how much of the music did I play 'live'...that would be zero percent me.

On the other hand, like I said in the post, that song was made up by between fifty and sixty seperate sounds, many of which had to be pitch and/or tempo adjusted.

Basically, like I said in the post, I don't consider that song to be an 'original composition'...but it took a little musical knowledge and a fair amount of work to make it. It wasn't just an exercise in 'drag and drop'