Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks

Blue Diamond

Title: Apollo Lee – Blue Diamond (Alpha Edit)
Date: March 22, 2008
Software: Logic Pro 8 + Reason 4 (ReWire)
Genre: House
Timing: 4:02 @ 128 bpm

What I Like About It

  1. I successfully slaved Reason 4 to Logic Pro 8 for the first time. Special thanks to SFLogicNinja for his tutorial video that finally led to my succeeding at this.
  2. The twerky lead synth (Arp 1971) is really funky and I accidentally plinked out that line. After some quantization and fixing screwy notes, it’s actually cool.
  3. The bass line is adapted from a randomized Matrix pattern sequence, but since Logic doesn’t have a “randomize pattern” function, I drew the notes in by hand. The bass itself is Thor’s “Fat Boy”, dirty, evil, and vicious—processed to the breaking point with a series of processors that include a phaser and your mother’s cute cousin.
  4. The drum pattern is pretty straight four-on-the-floor without too much variation, but there are a few funky nifties.

What I Don’t Like About It

  1. It’s really lazy. Each loop plays five times and drops out for 8 bars, then resumes until the end.
  2. The second chord in the splash chords is wrong. I’d better fix that. It’s so obviously wrong, I’m probably going to fix it tomorrow morning.
  3. The ending is abrupt and so are the loop drop outs.
  4. There are no breakdowns, buildups, or sections. It’s just a repeating eight bar pattern of yawns.

Note: These are rough drafts. Constructive criticism is welcomed, of course.

1 Comment

Its lazy, sure.

But eons ahead of me!

Posted by PB on 4 February 2009 @ 11pm

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