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Searchin'


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richard13

 Genre: Dub

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Not a Christmas tune but more of a gift for those who like dub tunes or those who might be a little weary of "holiday" music.


GrooveMaker Series

GrooveMaker is an iOS app which allows you to arrange a variety of samples (loops) in a variety of ways, usually within a genre. After trying the free version I sprang for the Reggae, mon, and finally got a chance to put it through its paces earlier this year while I was away from the computer.

Like many of these apps, they are somewhat limited and limiting. I put together a dozen or so tracks using the app but I treated them as sketches for something better. Several I thought might benefit from further work so I imported the relevant samples into Garageband, remixed, added effects, delay, EQ, etc. Just before Halloween this year I posted Omniphobia, which has a backer made with GrooveMaker. And a few weeks ago I posted Summer Nocturne (feat/awigze) which has some tasty sax additions by Andy Wigzell.

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"Searchin'", consists of a hip hop bass, 3 drum tracks, some choir, several synths and pads, some brass and a woodwind.

The image is a lithograph of the Greek philosopher Diogenes, looking for an honest man (or the true meaning of Christmas). The print is by William Gropper

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Hits: 2596
Comments: 31
Fans: 17
Plays: 135
Downloads: 43
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Dec 23, 2011 - 09:21:10 AM
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2011 - 09:25:57 AM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 01:29:27 AM
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ziti said 2162 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
very cool bit
of tuneage....very enjoyable listen...nice production and composition ....it needs some wicked wah wah guitar....some nasty growls here there!

very nice work my friend!
z
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richard13 said 2162 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)

Thanks Fran. Would you care to throw down some nasty growls?
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Loob said 2162 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
Killer stuff Richard!
I be diggin' it mon!
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richard13 said 2162 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)

Happy you be diggin', Fred, and that your subs got a workout.
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Evil_Genius said 2162 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
Groovemaker Richard
We like this! Can we play this in our elevator lobby at Evil Genius Tower. In the elevators themselves we play loud clunking sounds so our employees will take the stairs, But this song would go good in the lobby... can we can we?
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richard13 said 2162 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)

Thank you Mr G: you are more than welcome to play this in the lobby or anywhere else at the Tower. If I ever find out where the Tower is located (Candyland is not good enough), I'll be able to hear it when I come for lunch.
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Char said 2162 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
Do you
think Diogenes stepped lively to a tune such as this while he was about his quest? I really like it. What a treat! Thanks.
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richard13 said 2161 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)

I think he was so discouraged by this point that he sat this one out. He may have tapped his staff to the beat though ;-)
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alackbass said 2162 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
Searchin'
Great groove and some very nice melodic ideas. A ton of cool sounds starting with that thick bass. Some of these iOS apps are amazing.
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richard13 said 2161 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)

Thank you Andrew. If I ever figure out how some of the other ones work, there'll be no stopping me.
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Philip18 said 2161 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
Searchin'
You've certainly found something here! I find the process you've gone through a fascinating one - plenty of patience and technical skill, but at the heart of it a cool piece of music. Enjoyable listening!
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richard13 said 2161 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)

Patience? Me? Whatever... Happy you enjoyed it Philip: that's why I post them.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2160 days ago (December 24th, 2011)
Good stuff
nice mix, I enjoyed the flow of this.
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rtcooper said 2160 days ago (December 24th, 2011)
THANK YOU
TOO Many stores in too few days - ALL playing the Same bad versions of Christmas songs - identical!

This is Cool.
And
Merry Christmas, Brother
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awigze said 2160 days ago (December 24th, 2011)
Searchin' mon!
now Richard... you know I woulda loved to throw in on this.... so - that means I like it! not that it needed me... but I dig that reggae back beat/
well done-
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thoddi said 2160 days ago (December 25th, 2011)
Head nodding
Very cool groove. I'm moving to the beat!
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DWL said 2160 days ago (December 25th, 2011)
Loops or not
This is very effective.

Nicely done Richard.

Cheers

Dick
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sammydix said 2159 days ago (December 25th, 2011)
Searchin
now this makes for a cool reggae xmas. what a creative touch. luv that little sound ~2:30. so spicey.
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michaeljayklein said 2158 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Good ear candy!
I think I enjoyed this best with my headphones on--it's a really great mix and the beats and production are really nifty!!
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drakonis said 2158 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Extra Candles for Diogenes
I think that will be my next song title! :-) This is way cool, sort of electronic Reggae shuffle. Could be a great game soundtrack too.
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Estella said 2157 days ago (December 27th, 2011)
Pretty cool, Richard...
A nice break from Christmas music!
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davisamerica said 2156 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
well...well..well
de ska be burning and me be groovin...dude u r just full of surprises...nice one richard.
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Franciscus_Henri said 2155 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
searching
This cool, very engaging, there is room there for some very nutty lyrics in an invented language.
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chinaman2 said 2155 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Very
Cool! Nice buildup. Very interesting choice of instruments, but it works.
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Ace-T said 2155 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Like it
Nice reggae tune and a very interesting arrangement. Skillful and Tasteful composed.
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Engine said 2155 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Deeply groovin
Love the stripped-back quality of dub, but you've added another level with the extra synths and instruments. Had me rocking back and forth all the way through
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stratcat said 2154 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Cool
mix of sounds. Has a movie soundtrack feel to it. Kinda reggae meets Santa. Very cool.
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egobandit said 2153 days ago (December 31st, 2011)
Ominous
love the bass you should make the drums echo in some spots nice array of synth work had my head shaking :)!
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davajonah said 2153 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
In the groove
Wicked backbeat, cool voices. I would really dub this up! Loads of reverb, regen, echo and general dubby FX on the various voices and percussion at intervals. Perfect to do this as there's loads of space within. You could also place some vocal snippets in there too, and echo them. Slow it down a bit first. I think this is more reggae than dub really, as it is, but that's just nit-picking. It's great, done on an iOS app too! Begging for some more work, I would say. Dub it up!
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Jarvoid said 2152 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Dig it...
dubmon....cool and a nice change of pace for the new year.....good one ...ha I like the art as well.....

Jarvo
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bud said 2151 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
I love dub and this is cool
I'll have to look into Groovemaker. Nice lead line you get going.
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Dub is a form of Jamaican music, which evolved out of ska and reggae in 1970s Jamaica. The dub reggae sound includes adding extensive echo and reverb effects to an existing music piece, sometimes accompanied by snatches of the lyrics from the origina

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