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Marching Ants


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Grown organically from some Mcnair drum riffs.
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Uploaded: Jan 06, 2019 - 05:11:56 PM
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2019 - 05:11:56 PM Last Played: Sep 13, 2019 - 11:34:46 AM
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Hardware:
Ovation and Yamaha kit
Software:
GB, Logic, Harrison Mixbus.
Comments
ramonaji said 287 days ago (January 6th, 2019)
Very cool!
Loved the great symphony of sounds!
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grah3am said 286 days ago (January 7th, 2019)
Happy, happy
Joy, joy. Logic gives you a vast array of orchestral sounds, so I've been exploring all the cool ones. And noticing the ones people have used on TV commercials. (Lots of plucked violin sounds.) There's a lot of uke abuse out there too. I'm getting off - topic. Thanks for listening, Ramona.
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Philip18 said 287 days ago (January 6th, 2019)
Marching Ants
Entertaining. I love the springy bass. I might have given the guitar that comes in shortly after the 2 minute mark a bit more punch? Other than that, all good!
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grah3am said 286 days ago (January 7th, 2019)
You're right.
I hear that now. I emphasized the funky guitar from the first section, but I think this bit needs a boost. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Daugrin said 287 days ago (January 6th, 2019)
Creepy Crawly
Might be a bit harsh on the top end, had to turn the volume down just a bit. Well worth the effort. The groove here is fat and those ants are getting busy. The production is inspired, the bells and creepy synths work great. The bass line sits a bit then comes back back with double stops nicely. Well done!

Daug
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grah3am said 286 days ago (January 7th, 2019)
I'll check with my guru.
Those transients are tricky blighters. Glad you enjoyed it , Daug.
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DWL said 287 days ago (January 7th, 2019)
Impressive!
So much going on.

From a barely perceptible it builds really nicely.

Mr McNair is very good isn't he?

Cheers

Dick
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grah3am said 287 days ago (January 7th, 2019)
Yes!
So good, he's on twice - once as a drummer and second as a mad ant. Thanks for listening, Dick.
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MissChaos said 286 days ago (January 7th, 2019)
stellar drums!
It is so evident that you have a grasp of dynamics and cinematic build. I like this very much!
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grah3am said 286 days ago (January 7th, 2019)
Agreed.
David and I have been working together since 2013 (how time flies) and our best stuff is the jazzy instrumental with tribal percussion added. It seems I can send him a weak, crappy idea, he does drums and it becomes A Thing. Conversely he will send some cool drum patterns and I am able to concoct something like this. We can also do more conventional stuff, like One -Eyed brain in a Jar. (Really!) Thanks for listening, Ms C.
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KCsGROOVE said 286 days ago (January 8th, 2019)
marching ants
I like everything about this piece
cool choice of instruments
good job on the mix
enjoyed it
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grah3am said 285 days ago (January 8th, 2019)
Thanks, KC
It was fun listening to it grow from rhythmic roots to full- blown soundtrack material.
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Fire_Angel said 285 days ago (January 8th, 2019)
Well those ants have some big boots!
Yeah, a pacy, racy kind of marching ant for sure, I hope they don't come to my house... This tune has a pace and sense of movement in it that would fit well into a movie sound track. It also has a lot of weight for something ant related — you been watching "Them!"?
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grah3am said 284 days ago (January 9th, 2019)
Many Times
Though "Empire of the Ants" is my favourite. Glad you enjoyed it, Mr Angel.
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groovehounds said 285 days ago (January 9th, 2019)
Marching Ants
Good idea taking real drums riffs to give you a base to play with. I would say this has turned out quite successful. Ants are your creation> I like it .
Cheers
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grah3am said 284 days ago (January 9th, 2019)
Yes, and yes.
Check out my Tatertown Facebook page for more comic strips. David often sends some beats, and I find it surprisingly easy and very satisfactory to add music. We work best as instrumentalists, with David doing drums and percussion, and me doing the other stuff. It works with songs too, e.g: "Dog Me, Dogma", which was a train drums exercise david sent to me. Thanks for listening, Stan.
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Jarvoid said 281 days ago (January 12th, 2019)
Not in my pants I hope !
Great Striding Formicidae this is super.I love tunesw tht build up in majesty just like this. Spot on ....and not a uke in sight...Cool artwork as well, yours I presume ?
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grah3am said 281 days ago (January 12th, 2019)
Cheers, Chris.
Yes, the ants are from my Tatertown strip on Facebook. Thanks for the kind remarks.
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Scott Carmichael said 267 days ago (January 26th, 2019)
what a mix...
Headphones... computer speakers... iPhone... they all sound like it came from a real studio... is this mixed in the box with Mixbus?... if so that would explain it... Im relatively new to mixbus... (it's been months) but it has revolutionized my studio time... It seems that this post alone would cause people to download mixbus on the spot... I could never achieve this in Logic... as for the composition there are so many delicious treats along the way... real ear candy...
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grah3am said 248 days ago (February 14th, 2019)
You'd laugh
If you saw my "studio." I started with the tracks in Garageband. Mixbus is a bit of a pain to track with. I send the mono tracks to Mixbus and use Harrison reverb, echo, chorus, eq, tape saturation and mastering. I throw in one or two others, e.g. Melda's Stereo Separator and that's it. This version of Ants has a bit of shrillness on the koto, so I have tamed it and tweaked a few other bits since this post. David uses Logic and a combo of his electronic drum kit and a drum app. He mixes his drums and I tweak them in Mixbus. And yes, everyone should try Mixbus. It's cheap and amazing. Thanks for your kind remarks.
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