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“I like the part where he talks about how it takes a person about 2-3 minutes to really lock into a groove and for the mind to start to work with the sounds and create its own sonic understanding.”

1 Sep 2017 | Music | 0 comments

Busy Crafting.

I got over my DAW issues and we made friends again. I decided to stick with Reaper and walk out on Ableton. It’s not that I don’t like Ableton but it is too damned expensive for me to upgrade at this time and I don’t really need all the functions it has to offer anyway. I just need to create a live mixer for my machines and Reaper does this in it’s grass-roots kind of way. Reaper looks better as well.

I am now busy crafting a new set finally and I did push out a little test video recently here:

I also had a major revelation with how I want to play. I watched a video of DVS1 and how he just lays down multiple decks in that Jeff Mills old-school way as well as how DVS1 described the BPM he likes to play with – at 131 BPM. I used to play at about this pace and once again I tried working at 131 BPM rather than 125BPM it made sense to me and I felt it was a better pace.

I also watched an old video of Jeff Mills and in it he was describing his perspective on the Minimal sound and his direction there. I like the part where he talks about how it takes a person about 2-3 minutes to really lock into a groove and for the mind to start to work with the sounds and create its own sonic understanding. This is what I like about the really loopy stuff that may initially seem monotonous but is actually very subtle and has its own movement that sort of forms up out of nowhere. I don’t need any flashy hooks or dramatic flares, I just like the sneaky subtle flow of a track that permeates.

That’s why I liked Techno in the first place. So that is where I am heading…

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