How I Did It

The river
by Carosone
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Sun, Jun 17, 2012 @ 2:37 AM

Samples are used in:


Tools I Used

Sonar X1, with its Session Drummer 3, for digital battery, and its V-Vocal for vocal pitch.
NI Kore 2 North India, for tabla and for shimmering keyboard melody.
NI Session strings pro for strings.
Ueberschall liquid bass.
NI Kontakt Balinese Gamelan (can you hear it?)

Samples I Used

9 volt rock guitars (commercial).
Hype_and_change by Super_Sigil, BY-NC
Iguana_dawn by Super_Sigil, BY-NC
The river by Susannah_Kelly, BY-NC

Original Samples

keyboard melody (and harmony)
String arrangment
Balinese gong


The basis is Iguana_dawn drums. I played it on headphone, looped, and played along and record my digital battery. The rythm is very complex: once I had the midi, I let it play on different sounds. Also the melodic part is inspired by this rythm. Vocals had to be pitch-shifted and corrected.
bass, guitar,balinese samples put in, never like the originals

Other Notes

Big fun in copying the drum loop!
(and putting it into other sounds).