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I made this entire track using only one sample.
The dial-up sound that so many of us remember from browsing the internet in the early days.
It’s not really meant to be a real song, more like an exercise in simplicity. It’s very easy to get stuck using the same sounds over and over again, so I do things like this from time to time to break the routine.
I wanted to share the actual session file so you can look a little deeper if you’re so inclined. You’ll need Ableton 9 Suite (or at least Live 9 + Sampler). I’m using UAD reverbs, so you’ll have to re-create those on your own.
I sampled the initial tone and created the main melodies with that. The “drums” are made using the noise section. The kicks are pitched wayy down and I used a filter to give it a nice 200/300 bump. Snares are pitched higher and I used reverb to give it a tail. The hi hats are pitched normally but they’re different enough from the snare that it makes sense. The bass is pitched down and heavily filtered to give it a sine wave kind of sound.
ORIGINAL SOUND: http://www.soundjay.com/dial-up-modem-sound-effect.html
ABLETON SESSION: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lbya9nsdrpzn9nr/56k.alp
RAC ON TOUR - rac.fm/tour
NOV 1 - Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI (w/ Big Data)
NOV 2 - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH (w/ Big Data)
NOV 3 - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON (w/ Big Data)
NOV 4 - Royale, Boston, MA (w/ Big Data)
NOV 6 - Webster Hall, New York, NY (w/ Big Data)
NOV 7 - ANNOUNCING SOON
NOV 8 - Warsaw, Brookllyn, NY (w/ Big Data)
NOV 9 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA (w/ Big Data)
NOV 10 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC (w/ Big Data)
NOV 12 - Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN (w/ Big Data)
NOV 13 - Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL (w/ Big Data)
NOV 14 - The Midland, Kansas City, MO (w/ Big Data)
NOV 15 - Granada Theater, Dallas, TX (w/ Big Data)
NOV 16 - Emo's, Austin, TX (w/ Big Data)
NOV 18 - Ogden Theater, Denver, CO (w/ Big Data)
NOV 20 - Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Big Data)
NOV 21 - Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City, MX
NOV 22 - The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA (w/ Big Data)
NOV 24 - Showbox SoDO, Seattle, WA (w/ Big Data)
NOV 25 - Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR (w/ Big Data)
NOV 26 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, CA