[Operator]DnB track - all Operator

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Post by Machinate » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:26 pm

suburbanbather wrote:I'm assuming you left reverbs and compression out of the mix because you are showing off Operator?
well, yes and no. I don't really use reverb all that often - I'm a delay-man. And it was really just a quick sketch. Usually I slap a saturator on the track and call it a day, really, haha..... erhm..:oops:

Also, I wanted to upload the track as .als, so it has to at least play on a normal computer ;)

Right, in this the *final* version of this track (so far) I've tweaked a bunch of stuff, there are a few more interesting drum things and fx going on, and I've had a go at properly "mastering" the track using reverb/comp/sat.

Operator Rinse! v1.1
Download .mp3 file | Download .als file

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Post by Jesper » Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:33 pm

:D Very impressive! The bass left me spasming uncontrolably on the kitchen floor. Need to cut down on the coffee 8O

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Post by kabuki » Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:38 pm

NICE track, Mach
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Post by Machinate » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:11 pm

Thank youse! Any ideas for a second project? Styles? Moods?
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Post by Moody » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:16 pm

Wow, some of those sounds in there made my head rattle. I had to stop looking at the computer screen for a second. :D
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Post by mosca » Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:34 pm

very nice

needs more amen break :D

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Post by apyssjw » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:00 pm

amazing, totally amazing.

100% respect on the sounds

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Post by suburbanbather » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:59 pm

Dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmn 8O

I asked, and you delivered the goods. Sounds like some DnB, Mick Harris style, dark, moody, scarry, and atmospheric. No Amen! I'm sick and tired of the Amen sound. The techy DnB is what I really like and this is it right here!

Got anymore tunes like that?

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Post by pix » Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:00 am

nice one machinate!

If you want just replace the beats with some heavy duty samples and you got yourself there a killer track.

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Post by Nightrider » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:59 am

Machinate please give us the low down on your dnb track in your footer. What you used to make it (obviously operator) but what else?

For example did you just start putting midi note in a track and go from there? how to you change the beat so smoothly, do you hit the next midi track?

Also how you went about playing/editing it?

:edit: and do you think it's possible to make d'n'b out of field recordings?

sorry for the long winded questions.

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Post by Machinate » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:08 am

suburbanbather wrote:Dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmn 8O

I asked, and you delivered the goods. Sounds like some DnB, Mick Harris style, dark, moody, scarry, and atmospheric. No Amen! I'm sick and tired of the Amen sound. The techy DnB is what I really like and this is it right here!
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suburbanbather wrote: Got anymore tunes like that?
Not really, no, but I only just got into tech DnB... I'm a cut-up ragga junglist fiend, though ;) And I mostly do downtempo dubby/IDM stuff.

BUT: I've been meaning to do a drum-n-bass track for our SoundWrecks demos. I reckon that should be the next project for me.
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Post by Machinate » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:17 am

Nightrider wrote:Machinate please give us the low down on your dnb track in your footer. What you used to make it (obviously operator) but what else?
Only Operator and Live FX... You can find the live song at the top of the thread. Feel free to remix it and play about.
Nightrider wrote: For example did you just start putting midi note in a track and go from there? how to you change the beat so smoothly, do you hit the next midi track?
Also how you went about playing/editing it?
I started by programming a basic drum beat, then I did the bassline (the subby one that runs throughout the track). Then added some pads, finished off with synthey bleeps, etc. I spent most of my time tweaking the drums, actually, doing little fills and such. All the fills were done by consolidating midi parts in arrangement view and messing about with the midi.
Nightrider wrote: :edit: and do you think it's possible to make d'n'b out of field recordings?
Oh, absolutely! It will be difficult to do tight, clean tech stuff, but hard/trashy Rum and Ass, sure! I'd love to hear it actually :D
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Post by spiderprod » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:48 pm

it's hard to say something else than "well done" if it's all made with operator .

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Post by kabelton » Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:37 pm

thanks a lot for sharing this, you are an oparator junkie!

great!

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Post by Machinate » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:29 am

Thanks for the comments people, I appreciate it.
Here's a track I just can't seem to mix right. It's a messy messy jungle track, one brother short of an Amen - and yes, it's supposed to be messy, but the mix should still be good:
Wetterberg - Matisse
Beware of sudden outbursts of BOH! or similar :roll:
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