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cheetah (disquiet0028-netlabel)

ioflow on July 17, 2012 06:52

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    remixing/reworking Ochiita by Xesús Valle, for the 28th disquiet junto, netlabel.

    i loaded the original track into paulstretch, then smeared it, by setting the length to 1, but upping the window size to a fairly high sample number. this washed out the sound, turning it into pads with a decent amount of harmonics.

    next, i took this altered version, and fed it back into paulstretch, this time shrinking the whole track to 33% of its original length, with the same window/sample size, further smearing and spreading out the audio.

    i duplicated the resulting track and reversed it, then put them into renoise. they begin at the same time; i just adjusted mixer levels so that the tracks fade into and around each other, with neither dominating the track.

    with this base, i began pulling little sections out of the track, squashing and repitching them with renoise, so that they began to sound like percussion. a simple four-to-the-floor beat worked nicely, once i figured out how to imitate sidechain compression by adding a signal follower to the kick, which controlled a gainer in a send. the two pad/melodic tracks were fed into the send, which had a little bit of attack/release added to get a nice rhythmic pumping that matched the beat. this is the first time i've ever done this kinda stuff, so it may be a bit more subtle than i intended.

    to spice up the basic beat, i added several higher-pitched sounds, using the original glitch/clicks from Valle's Ochiita, repitched, filtered, distorted, etc. i also figured out how to synthesize my own clap-like hits, by copy/pasting the click into itself, separated by a tiny margin. repitching these sounds throughout the track added some lowpass-filter-like variations.

    i began this project at 8:30PM, and finished at 11:20. this is probably the fastest i've ever worked for a track as complicated as this one.

    this remix doubles as the piece for my creative one-a-day; "cheetah" marks day 359.

    Release date: Jul 16, 2012
    "cheetah (disquiet0028-netlabel)" by ioflow is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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