envoyé par khoral_kmore. - Films courts et animations.
I had the "Bad" album K7 when I was a kid and pretty much wore it down, and just a couple of weeks ago I found a bargain copy of the Jacksons Five's "Destiny", which contains some badass funky grooves.
So anyway, I won't digress endlessly on Michael Jackson's oddities, I'm sure the blogosphere can indulge without me on that.
Testing the Boss BR-600's built-in mics, I tracked a couple of guitars and vocals.
As you can hear, the two built-in mics are very sensitive, and picked up a surprising amount of noise, including conversations down my windows! And since there are six different takes, the noise is itself cumulative, so beware if you want to use these mics for your multitrack demo.
Still, they can be useful to capture some room atmosphere or a live band if you can't use external mics.
The song itself is from John Cale's Sabotage album.
This little demo was entirely recorded and mixed within the Boss BR-600 digital recorder.
Electribe EMX for the drums, Moog Little Phatty bass and lead, Roland Juno-1 pads and electro-acoustic guitar treated by the internal effect engine.
I had a couple of days to get to grips with the thing, so I figured I'd drop a few words about it, and possibly record a song to demo its functions.
The opening theme to "La séance de Sergueï"... extended cut, including cues that eventually weren't used.
I was asked at the time to do something avant-gardeish, turning into a Philip Glass-esque piano tune... Gforce's M-tron for all other sounds (violins, vibes...).
The duel music to La séance de Sergueï's last episode (see just below).
Electric guitar, Mellotron courtesy of Gforce's fine M-tron plugin, and some Prophet 08 for the atmospheric fx...
If you're quite familiar with The Simpsons, you already know that John Swartzwelder is the best and most prolific writer on the show. Otherwise, well, there you have it. That guy is really funny. His scripts remind me of Woody Allen's 70's movies and books, when he had that non-sensical, surrealistic humour.
Swartzwelder don't contribute scripts anymore, but he's published a series of short but great novels, most of them starring loser detective Frank Burly, which could be described as an Homer-ified Bogart . The last release is "Earth vs Everybody", which follows in the "film noir sci-fi gone crazy" vein of his 2006 masterpiece "How I Conquered you Planet".
It's published by Kennydale Books, and available on amazon.com.
As always with Swartzwelder's novels, there's hardly a "plot" to pitch, so here's an excerpt to give you a sense of the Swartzwelderian touch.
""Boing!" the cop said.
I turned around. It was Larry Laffman. As he slammed me up against a rock-face and told me to spread'em, and I laughed myself sick at the serious way he said it, we swapped stories. He told me how he'd ended up as an Intergalactic Policeman, and I told him how I had evolved into a space monster. Then he reminded me that anything I might say, including all of the things I had already said, could be used against me in a court of law. I said he might have told me that before I blabbed everything. He said he was sorry. He was new at this. Also, he pointed out that my hands weren't up nearly high enough.
I was surprised to run into Larry way out here in the middle of outer space. Last I heard he was in Vegas."
Just a sketch, toying around with ultra low budget sounds... I tried to convey musically what this expression evokes to me.
The cheap and infantile Yamaha PSS-50 seemed appropriate. So the bass and drums are one Prophet 08 patch, and all the rest is Yamaha with some reverb.
Another Sergueï video with new score from yours truly.
This time it's a western cartoon and I was asked to do very clichéd, atmospheric duel music.
Lots of ambient fx, some slide guitar, and synth-wise, I used the Gforce M-tron for strings and other acoustic sounds.
I just sold my Roland SH-32.
Great, portable, powerful instrument, but well, gotta make some space and that kind of virtual analogue module was getting a bit redundant among real analogue instruments like the Prophet 08, so...
In any case, I'll do a farewell review these days.
I probably shouldn't listen to Snoop Dogg before posting on this blog...
But anyway, here's an instrumental, developed from a Yamaha QY70 sketch I did in Greece last summer, and featuring a totally geekish analogue arsenal : Minikorg and Jupiter 8 (courtesy of RogerRoger, all my gratitude for his contribution), Moog Little Phatty, Roland Alpha Juno and Prophet 08...
Many thanks also to adcBicycle who provided great acoustic drums and electric bass (that thundering rumble in the middle of the track).