“behind the scenes” – p. ii

at this time you shoud be aware that in D-4 i’ll be releasing “be water, my friend”. today i’ll talk briefly about a another “guy” who plays an important part in the song.

so… some days ago i posted a video with the transformation process. roland tr-8 is the man behind the drums. after a minor tweak here and there, voilà: habemus drum section ready to go! the initial snare was sort of dim, a bit “pale”, not in tune with the presence the snare has in the beat. then i chose a more snappy/clappy one.

there was a 3rd option, which would demand way more time: checking the oldest of my grooveboxes – my beloved dr-202. but i’ll save this for later, as it is already appearing in the bonus track: an abstract/downtempo version of “be water, my friend”. there you guys will see it in action.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">by the way, there are two cinema/animation characters in the footage. will you be able to spot them? if yes, drop me a line. =)by the way, there are two cinema/animation characters in the footage. will you be able to spot them? if yes, drop me a line. =)

“behind the scenes”

i don’t recall exactly what i was looking for on YT, but i know i ended up watching a video that talked about synthwave’s typical chord progressions. at that time i was attending a training course related to dynamic and adaptative audio for games, and one of the proposed activities was creating themes for the main character of a fictional game. furi (the game) and its soundtrack were the reference.

it happened that the themes i created went to a completely diferent direction from the chord progression i learned from the video (by the way, the themes resulted in a song, which will be released in P4 most likely), but the idea got stuck in my mind, so what did i do? well… i created my version with the help of a program called c7 chordbot – it’s safe to say that it is a (very) simplified version of hooktheory/hookpad -, quite useful and very handy. just recently i discovered you can put a drum track in your project. midi does wonders. =P

this was part of the process of creation of my next single. stay tuned for more. below, a video with the “before & after”. hope you like it.