Making a track using only one note...

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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by ollyb303 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:06 am

Well, it worked! Track turned out great and it was snapped up for a vinyl release right after I finished it. I can't post it yet due to the terms of my record deal, but as soon as the release is out, I'll post a clip.

Turns out it's not boring, it is dynamic and I stuck to only using the note of C, across 5 octaves in total, for all parts.
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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by sporkles » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:03 am

So you stuck with C, eh? I think your room needs some treatment! :lol:

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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by ollyb303 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:23 pm

sporkles wrote:So you stuck with C, eh? I think your room needs some treatment! :lol:
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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by savyurrecords » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:36 pm

It is a sad day so I will only play in D Minor

Good experiment! It helps always to limit yourself in some way and see how you overcome. Since you are not concentrating so much on pitch, rhythm and dynamics get more of a mental focus.

Another fun thing to try is to make a song where no sound overlaps another. Basically one sound at a time where you can layer nothing. Fun stuff!

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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by ollyb303 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:04 pm

savyurrecords wrote:It is a sad day so I will only play in D Minor

Good experiment! It helps always to limit yourself in some way and see how you overcome. Since you are not concentrating so much on pitch, rhythm and dynamics get more of a mental focus.

Another fun thing to try is to make a song where no sound overlaps another. Basically one sound at a time where you can layer nothing. Fun stuff!
Interesting idea... Sounds challenging!
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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by wascal » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:07 pm

You should check out the 'dungeon sound' side of dubstep, most of it is pretty much one note lol.
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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by H20nly » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:22 pm

d-track wrote:Try a bass note on C then a semitone lower B.
Which is rougher?
If C then your rooms/studio needs some treatment.
huh. really?

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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by Heiko » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:35 pm

check this one, oldy, but so nice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0MzfdJdNJc
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http://www.indianmusiccircle.com
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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by ollyb303 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:06 am

H20nly wrote:
d-track wrote:Try a bass note on C then a semitone lower B.
Which is rougher?
If C then your rooms/studio needs some treatment.
huh. really?
No.
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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by tkarmakid » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:14 am

You dont even have use one note. you could save yourself the trouble and use zero notes like john cage. 4'33 :D

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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by foxymethoxy » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:36 am

no one mentioned dark psytrance yet?

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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by H20nly » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:30 pm

ollyb303 wrote:
H20nly wrote:
d-track wrote:Try a bass note on C then a semitone lower B.
Which is rougher?
If C then your rooms/studio needs some treatment.
huh. really?
No.
:mrgreen: thanks Olly... that one made my brain hurt.

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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by d-track » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:28 pm

No.[/quote]

:mrgreen: thanks Olly... that one made my brain hurt.[/quote]

i've told you. it hurts because it is rough- :idea:
listen to some C to relax.
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Re: Making a track using only one note...

Post by H20nly » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:16 pm

d-track wrote:i've told you. it hurts because it is rough- :idea:
listen to some C to relax.
got it :wink:

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