MATRIXSYNTH: "Outtake" noodling

Saturday, February 18, 2017

"Outtake" noodling

Published on Feb 18, 2017 raycastile

"This video is for the three or four people who will enjoy watching it. The rest can move along.

My track 'Around and Back' was originally recorded as a long improvisation. I didn't like the way that turned out, so I used the improvisation as the basis for an organized composition, then re-recorded it using multiple takes.

This video begins at the tail end of the original improvisation. I could tell that it had been a wasted effort, as you can hear in the way I go off the rails at the end. After some twiddling, about two minutes in, I started playing a string pad (XILS V+ plugin) and began a sad, slow improvisation that reflected how I was feeling. The DAW did not capture this audio, but the iPhone camera did.

So this is the impromptu improv shot by the phone. If the DAW had recorded it, I would be presenting it with that audio. But this is all that exists. Sorry.

I just thought it sounded kind of cool, so I decided to share it with the few people who might like it. I don't consider it part of my 'CS-60 series,' so I didn't put that name in the title, and I'm not adding any tags."

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