Saturday 27 January 2018

Back in the grove and producing a beat

The lack of blog posts is reflective of my distance from music in of the last several years. I've hardly touched my decks or producing music. These days it's definitely a hobby and other things in life have taken my time. Over the last year or two, I've been very slowly getting back into the grove. Getting familiar with the latest sounds, what's cool on the streets. Although, I think it's fair to say there is no longer a true underground/street scene given everything is instantly available on the net.

When it comes to production I've dabbled to amuse myself in the past. Fruityloops was my goto piece of software. Ableton Live seems to be popping up quite a bit. I have been eyeing up finger drumming and the Midi Fighter 3D and Live seems to be the software that pops up. Initially, I downloaded the trial version and had a little play and pretty happy with how it all comes together which includes their website, ability to acquire sounds packs, and the community. So I've shelled out hard cash and bought a copy of Live. It let's you upload directly to SoundCloud, nice touch!

Here's an original loop that I produced, it's not based on somebody else's loop.