Description : I'm short on ideas lately.
Description : Another piano ditty I've been screwing around with. The piano is Tapex.
Description : A rudimental piano piece I came up with. The title is a reference to historical events of the summer of 1914 that plunged the world into the seminal catastrophe of the 20th century. The track has some synth FX I've never used before. I didn't send this to LANDR for a final master.
Description : This is Witch House. It's got that CBC sound, but it's obviously Witch House. The heavy low frequency synths made this a bit of a bear to mix. The balance between the desired Witch House Feel and rumbly mud is a tricky place to get to. If you're familiar with Witch House, you know what I mean.
Description : TRIGGER WARNING! Controversial theme & Vocal track. It's a remake of one of my earliest tracks. If it's "better" is debatable. The original has a lo-fi, cheap AM radio sound that suits the theme. I didn't alter this much from the original. It has a bass line rather than a Reese. This version definitely sounds "bigger." Disclaimer: I DO NOT SYMPATHIZE WITH THE THIRD REICH.
Description : Vocals By DJ Samples. What can I tall you about this? It's ClickBait Cabaret & man does it ever sound like it. I'm a believer in sticking with your signature style. We've all known bands who's "earlier work" was better. That's because they drifted away from their original style & turned to shit. It happens all the time.
Description : So here's Clickbait Cabaret's latest masterpiece. It totally sounds like something I would whip up.
Description : Another short musical sketch. I used a free download from Native Instruments for Kontakt player called "Kinetic Treats" for a few of the tracks. It's kid toy sounds.
Description : Remake of one of the first tracks I ever recorded, originally titled, Terrifying Science. It's a reflection on the end of WWII and what nuclear weapons had unleashed upon humanity. This is IMO the best example of what I was aiming at with Clickbait Cabaret when I first started the project. Dark, ominous & at points, even terrifying. As CBC evolved I drifted away from that, sort of. CBC definitely has it's own style. This is the essence of it. The prototype Clickbait Cabaret track, If you will.
Description : I've been in a dry spell creativity wise so I'm trying to work my way out of it. If you've ever been in a Train station at 2AM when the bars let out, you get the gist of the title.
Description : Just screwing around with pads
Description : I made this with Iris 2 from izotope, good old Massive, a drum loop & a free Dub FX plugin from TAL.
Description : When I don't have any ideas for full on songs I do weird ass musical sketches like this. I assume everyone has ADD & won't listen to anything too abstract for much longer than 90 seconds tops, so I keep these types of pieces short. I don't exactly kill myself making these kinds of tracks either. At least it keeps my creativity awake.
Description : I haven't done anything creative in awhile, so here ya go.
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.