Recorded On: GarageBand
Instruments: (In Order of Appearance)
Funky Latin Drums 09 (GB Preset)
Cool Upright Bass 01
Upright Funk Bass 01
Simple Cabasa 01
80's Dance Bass Synth 09
Chordal Synth Patter 08
Funky Electric Guitar 02
Club Dance Beat 006
Exotic Beat 06
Funky Latin Drums 01
Percussion Combo 07
Motown Drummer 02
Conga Drummer 02 (All GB Preset Loops)
Uploaded to SoundCloud: May 24, 2013
Statistics: 12 Plays (4 US/4 Japan/2 UK/2 Germany/2 Viet Nam/2 Netherlands/ 2 Spain)
2 Downloads (1 US/1 France)
2 Comments (1 US/1 UK)
2 'Favorites' (1 UK/1 Canada)
You can listen to "116th Street Junk Food" here: https://soundcloud.com/c-l-neal/116th-street-junk-food.
Again, this was a pretty simple piece. I simply dove into the loops that come with GarageBand and went crazy. As so often happens, I was trying to do something else and was getting nowhere. I was completely frustrated working in Ableton and went back to GarageBand briefly to just snap something off and remind myself that I really can write songs.
Burch, who has kind of been my mentor and often been my sounding-board since I started writing EDM, has told me many times that I need to get rid of all the loops on my computer. I will agree with him while we're talking but then not do it. Why? Because I'm supposed to be having fun. Come on! And if I'm trying to master something and getting nowhere, why not work with a few loops and put something out?
No good reason, that's why!
Anyway, I've told him that I know the loops are really like junk food. They can be really tasty but have no nutritional value. But I've also said before that there is an art and a science to working with loops. If you do it right, you can come up with something pretty cool.
In fact, several people have agreed with me about this one. One of the comments came from a grumpy English guy who I would have sworn was not listening to my stuff (he's also a musician and his style is completely different than mine.) And he likes it! So if that's not affirmation, I don't know what is.
And the fact that anybody at all is listening to this song in Viet Nam also means that I'm doing something right. I would love to be big all over the world!
So Burch, I luv yer but dude you gotta lighten up a bit on this.
And anyone else who thinks that loops make for sucky or lightweight music?
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