Description : Follow up to the last beat I posted on here. A "B side," if you will. The verse is F & D minor & the chorus is in F lydian. I screwed around with this beat so goddamn much I was about to platz. At least I got the chorus to sound like a goddamn chorus.
Description : As close to adult contemporary, soft rock as CBC is ever going to get. The vocals are from a vocal pack I've had since forever. The key is Eb melodic minor with a chord interchange for the bridge. There's shifting thirds in the chord progression which I emphasized by running a separate track of just thirds so it would stand out. I had some difficulty with abrasive frequencies from the lead guitar. Mixing this was a bit of a bear because of that.
Description : This track has a Touchtone, Disney films kinda thing going on. This is meant to be the intro track to the CD, It Is What It Is. You know, with the Journey metaphor & shit. At least it's short.
Description : Just screwing around with strings & sus chords. 1945 wasn't exactly the most happy go lucky of years & this ain't the most happy go lucky of songs. I wanted to call it "The Hero's Tragic End, but Looperman doesn't do commas in Titles. I didn't fuss over the mix too much either. Listen to this enough times & you kinda just want to kill yourself. It's got that kinda vibe, if ya know what I mean.
Description : Ugly ass witch house beat that isn't technically a house beat. (The Drum Track is by LM's Danke.) The Track's based on an older beat of mine with the same name. This version's half as long & not as busy. The Synths are Synthmaster, Massive, Dark Keys & Creep Piano. And of course, It wouldn't be a Clickbait Cabaret beat without nine zillion FX plugins. Pretty sure all of them are on this beat.
Description : A friend of mine said this beat reminded him of the oldie, Telstar by the Tornados. (Telstar reached the billboard #1 spot in 1962. Possibly the only instrumental with an organ lead that ever did.) Synthmaster, Massive, Tal NoiseMaker & Izotope Iris 2 are the synths I used. You can get synthmaster player for free from plugin boutique. They're selling Iris 2 for 10 measly bucks as well. For 10 clams, Iris 2 is some synth man.
Description : Guitar instrumental. The lead guitar is Evolution Strawberry, the rhythm is Electric Sunburst. Synthmaster player, Izotope Iris, Exhale, Microtonic & Waves Bass Fingers are all the plugins used.
Description : One of the short, ambient pieces going on the CD, It Is What It Is. Good old Massive from Native Instruments is heavy on this. So is Synthmaster, Izotope Iris & Exhale from output. Exhale is like the freakiest synth ever.
Description : I burned out from overthinking my beats, so I'm working on a CD of short, quickly made beats of about 30 sec/2.5 min long each. For this I'm taking a scale, screwing around with it & knocking out a beat in a few hours. There's no rhyme or reason to any of it, save quickly made without nine million separate tracks & FX as I've been prone to in the past. The CD's title will be "It Is What It Is."
Description : This is a remake of a song I did over year ago called Clickbait Cabaret Pop. I couldn't mix for shit back then. The tune is about the only track I've ever done that could be described as a "happy" pop song, so I really wanted to redo it with instruments that don't fight with each other & a mixdown that doesn't sound like it's coming from the middle of a goddamn swamp. Pretty sure I succeeded with that. Cheers.
Description : A fairly simple beat. The Bass plugin is X-eight-808. The piano is Tapex. Both plugins are from ADSR. I used The Endless Smile exciter & Sausage Fattener bass distortion From Dada Life. I just piano rolled the drum part out of one shot samples I have lying around taking up HD space.
Description : This song came out of my fondness for true crime documentaries. The two Drum Loops are LM's danke, the two guitar plugins are Evolution Strawberry & NI Electric Sunburst. The Bass plugin is Output's Substance. I did the vocal. I Kinda sound like the WWF.
Description : Another Trip Hop track from Clickbait Cabaret. Rap Provided by LM DJSamples.
Description : The rapper is BadgaNFK. One of the drum loops is cg5music. The rap is about Genghis Khan when he was a young man known only as Temüjin, living on the steps of Mongolia. These were rugged tribal peoples living as part of nature in what could be a very hostile environment. I tried to capture that in this, hence all the nature sounds.The ending is Mongolian people singing.
Description : There's no LM loops on this. I don't think this is "ambient" really, I just don't know what else to put it under. The weird sounds I did with Output's Exhale vocal Synth. That's some crazy ass instrument baby.
Description : There's over 100 separate flipping tracks on this. It's not really "done" either. It's the kind of project that never is. There's so much going on in it there's always more tweaks to make somewhere. The two drum tracks are LM's stormcommander. Hope you like it & stay safe.
Description : There's about nine million plugins on this. Hope you like it, it was kind of a pain in the ass mix. Cheers.
Description : Percussion loop by danke. Piano loop by abelouis.
Synths SM 2.9 player, SM 1, Massive, & Serum. Vocal FX are from all over the web.
Description : This is a rather dark Witch House track. The Whispering vocal is SoleilxLune on LM. The two Trap drum loops are ababy8119 & tmanpro both LM. The ever important "Angry Bees" Bass Synth, that gives Witch House it's distinct vibe is a combination of the freebies TuneFish 4 & Tal NoiseMaker with reverb & digital distortion. Other Synths are SM KV331 player, U-He Zebralette, darkkys & Massive. The piano part is a freebie called "Creepy Piano" I think that's it.
Description : Working with DarkKZ by Beatskillz, Synthmaster 2.9, Waves Bass Fingers, Microtonic drum synth, Izotope nectar 3 elements, Ozone 8 Elements & several other plugings I'm trying for the first time. The vocal samples are from Ghosthack, LANDR & Sampleswap. Hope you like it. Cheers.
Post script: The word "Ambient" has come up several times in the comment section for this, so I switched the genre to that. Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it.
Description : I haven't recorded anything since Oct 12. My 98 LB weakling computer croaked so I bought a high powered one to replace it. I had 2 hip replacement surgeries in that time as well. This is me just getting back into the swing of things.
Description : Something by Clickbait Cabaret that's bit less, "apocalyptic" let's say. Drum Loops by LM's danke. Vocals are "What I fear/ Morning. I got them off a vocal pack from ghosthack. The rest of the track is yours truly
Description : Vocals, DJ Sample. Main influence for this track, Tricky. You have to comment to download this one. I'm working towards Clickbait Cabaret's debut CD. Obviously it'll be a darkwave/triphop kind of sound, so I need some constructive feedback, on mixing in particular. Everything I post on LM is a demo. It'll all get re-worked for the CD. Whenever the hell that happens.
Description : Vocal; DJ Sample. Drums; The Savage. The rest is me. I mapped the bassline by watching bass tutorials themed on Bootsy Collins, hence the funk vibe. Despite that this is still a Clickbait Cabaret track, so the spooky vibe is still there, hence the trip hop tag. I dig trip hop.
Description : Heavy remix of previous track with different vocals & guitars. Mixed with Waves Abbey Road TG Mastering chain & Izotope Ozone 8, neither of which I've used before. I didn't send this out to be "mastered." It's just my mix.