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How I Did It

Be here and now
by Carosone
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Sun, May 12, 2013 @ 12:29 PM

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Tools I Used

Electronic looper: Homegrown Phase Shifter (KvR Developer 2009, freeware).
Piano: Pianoteq 4, Steinway D4 Pointillist
Sitar: Kore North India
Cello, violas: Kontakt library
Keyboard: Korg Wavestation
Indian percussion: loops
Arranged, mixed and mastered in Cakewalk Sonar X1

Samples I Used

Indian loops by Big Fish Audio (copyright, not shareable as loops, licensed for use in complete songs).
Snowflake's acappella "hold on (now).

Original Samples

Played piano, keyboard and sampled instruments on keyboard (sitar, cello, violas). I can share these if any requests.

Process

Inserted reversed guitars in Am-82 bpm (as the vocals) into the 4-track looper and played along with voice. Some melodies emerged and I played with sitar. Then I played the vocal melody with the piano and improvised the rest.

Other Notes

Lyrics are a stunning example of indian thought, that I share and wanted to render with peaceful light and no shadow. So I searched for indian instruments, intimate instruments, and ethereal sounds.