1. The Revolution:
Simply was going for an intro track here to kick off the tape. Wanted to bring in an outside voice to intro the record + some Gil Scott-Heron for emphasis on our journey in iOS. Layered numerous drums here from Wavs From Wakanda, Fouler 808s, The Mindset Kit (via an MSXII pack w/Beatmaker 3 called "The Fly Life") and other random percussion from Sammich Kit 9.
The audio recorder within the sampler of Beatmaker 3 is quick, to the point, and is always available when you need to bring something in. This is used a ton.
If you haven't heard, we're pretty serious about this iOS movement. Took a day over the weekend and put together a select few joints for a beat-tape that will drop sometime tomorrow. Had to bring in Gil Scott-Heron for emphasis on how we feel about the movement. Lots done in tons of apps, but mostly work in @beatmakerapp & using nothing but MSXII sounds. Salute to many of you, but most importantly our guys @hennythabizness x @altruwest trailblazing alongside us on this iOS journey! Will list out the details + track info at release. Jam that if ya ain't got anything else to do! 😂 Stay with us...#MSXII #JointsOffiOS
iOS vibes on this chill Friday! New iConnectivity Audio 4+ speeding up the workflow while these incredible @ikmultimedia iLouds hold down the tunes. Drums & samples from recent MSXII releases & locked w/LoFly Dirt & FlyTape in @beatmakerapp BM3. It's a beautiful day in music production. 100s of options, workflows, & possibilities! Enjoy your weekend my good folks 🚀 #MSXII
Possibly my favorite joint on here. Really wanted to give this record a vocal focus. Snatched a sample from our Voices of Wakanda pack, looped it, played it as an instrument and allowed it to remain the focal point throughout the track. Beatmaker 3 has a great sidechain set up in their compressors. Let the kick duck this sample to create a bit of push/pull as seen in the photo below. Finally, programmed some laid back drums, filtered bassline, and Lo-Fly Dirt in 1200 mode slightly blanketing the entire mix.
3. Tape Dreams & Passion
Really simple idea here. Just wanted a left-field record without a snare. This was the result...haha. Voices of Wakanda vox samples, Juno 106 leads played in, Moog Model D app for low end graced with Lo-Fly Dirt's default mode for upmph.
4. A Time For Everything
This record started with some rhodes vibe chords from Tines made by Klevegrand. Touched this up by adding their DAW Cassette plugin & Lo-Fly Dirt underneath. That's what all that noise & ringing on the low end is. [[pro tip: That's a crazy combo as well!]] Layered more, actual rhodes from our Mark II 88 and blended with some slight chorus and octave/pitch shifty stuff from Audio Damage's Adverb2 & Discord4. Love this joint. Schlump Loopsholding down the groove.
5. Goals To Meet
Imported this sample from our Lofi Melodics series via Dropbox and built the groove with Schlump Loops around it. I think I was showing someone how to make music on the iPad when this was made so I was working quickly. Built a quirky sound from an imported vocal recorded and played it at a higher pitch. Love the vibe, felt like a good ending to the record. Lo-Fly Dirt eating high-end on master channel in 404 filter mode.